Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.02.19-20

Thirteen deck lists this past weekend. It was a good one for Doomsday, so be prepared to see a bit of extra sideboard hate coming in. That or live by the Storm Player's mantra for Mindbreak Trap: "I don't know what that is, and I'm not playing around it."

Saturday Challenge


discoverN (4th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (15)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (21)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Dress Down
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Clone9 (8th Place)

Creatures (8)
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (15)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk
Treasure Cruise

Instants (19)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage
Tormod's Crypt

Vertyx_ (13th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Sleight of Hand
Time Walk

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (29th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Sleight of Hand
Time Walk

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

StormGuyisme (30th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (23)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge


SingPanMan (3rd Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (23)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Pact of Negation
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Energy Flux
Hydroblast
Island
Leyline of the Void
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (5th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (15)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (21)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Dress Down
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Vertyx_ (7th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Sleight of Hand
Time Walk

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

bennybo (15th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ScreenwriterNY (24th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk
Treasure Cruise

Instants (23)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

StormGuyisme (31st Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Sleight of Hand
Time Walk

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Preliminaries

League

and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (18)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (7)
Steel Sabotage
Leyline of the Void

discoverN (4th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Demonic Consultation
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Tutor
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Dress Down
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Clone9 (8th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Duress
Island
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Portent
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Null Rod
Tormod's Crypt

Vertyx_ (13th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Tutor
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (8)
Duress
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (29th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Tutor
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (8)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

StormGuyisme (30th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (3rd Place) Differences

Main (7)
Demonic Consultation
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Pact of Negation
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Hydroblast
Island
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (5th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Demonic Consultation
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Tutor
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Dress Down
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Vertyx_ (7th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Tutor
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (8)
Duress
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

bennybo (15th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Demonic Consultation
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ScreenwriterNY (24th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Flusterstorm
Mystical Tutor
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (8)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

StormGuyisme (31st Place) Differences

Main (7)
Demonic Consultation
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (3-1) Differences

Main (7)
Demonic Consultation
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Tutor
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (8)
Dress Down
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Zwoor (5-0) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Tutors (24)
12 Demonic Consultation
12 Mystical Tutor

Draw (14)
Portent
Sleight of Hand
Treasure Cruise

Counters (26)
Daze
12 Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute
Pact of Negation

Creatures (2)
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Discard (12)
12 Duress

Lā£ands (13)
10 Fetch Lands
Island
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Graveyard (1)
Tormod's Crypt

Artifacts (21)
17 Energy Flux
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage

Discard (4)
Duress

Creatures (20)
Murktide Regent
12 Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Lands (10)
10 Island

Counters (12)
Hydroblast
10 Mindbreak Trap

Removal (33)
19 Fatal Push
14 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Other (3)
Dress Down

Thoughts

An important thing to note when so many repeat players show up is to see how much they altered their lists. Most don't in a short period of time. Both discoverN and Vertyx_ ran the same lists Saturday and Sunday. discoverN's Preliminary list ran Treasure Cruise over Portent. Being on double Duress, Cruise seems like a great choice to use the likely higher number of cards in the graveyard. Perhaps discoverN felt it was still a little too slow, as he was back on Portent for the weekend.

discoverN tends to lead the way with Doomsday lists. We're down to one Daze in several lists and playing Duress in place most of the time. discoverN himself is up to two copies of Duress, Mystical Dispute missing from his lists. With Force of Negation still around, this says the goal is to proactively disrupt the high number of Tinker and Saga decks at the moment, and find the opportunity to combo off.

Although there is a good amount of variety in the sideboards this week, no fundamental changes have been made. It all comes down to taste and what you're expecting.


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