Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.02.26-27

What a week Doomsday had! But can it keep it up or is will players catch on?

Saturday Challenge


MaxMagicer (5th 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
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

discoverN (21st 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)
Force of Negation
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Hydroblast
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge


revenantkioku (2nd Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (15)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Sleight of Hand
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
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

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

billster47 (5th Place)

Creatures (7)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
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
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Snow-Covered Island
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (6th 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)
Force of Negation
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Hydroblast
Island
Leyline of the Void
Merchant Scroll
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (19th 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
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Tombstalker

Sahakvic (28th Place)

Creatures (9)
Dauthi Voidwalker
Opposition Agent
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
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 Dispute

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
Dauthi Voidwalker
Opposition Agent
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Preliminaries

League

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (19)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Lands (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Sideboard (9)
Island
Leyline of the Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (5th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Lands
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (21st Place) Differences

Main (7)
Duress
Fetch Lands
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Portent
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Hydroblast
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

revenantkioku (2nd Place) Differences

Main (7)
Duress
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Vampiric Tutor
Watery Grave
Sideboard (6)
Dress Down
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

billster47 (5th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Lands
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Thassa's Oracle
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (6)
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

discoverN (6th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Duress
Fetch Lands
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Portent
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Hydroblast
Merchant Scroll
Mindbreak Trap

SingPanMan (19th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Pact of Negation
Portent
Vampiric Tutor
Watery Grave
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Hydroblast
Opposition Agent
Tombstalker

Sahakvic (28th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Dauthi Voidwalker
Daze
Fetch Lands
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Opposition Agent
Sideboard (6)
Dauthi Voidwalker
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

namekian (5-0) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Fetch Lands
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Portent
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Total Differences

Tutors (14)
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Draw (13)
Necropotence
Portent
Sleight of Hand

Counters (9)
Daze
Mystical Dispute
Pact of Negation

Creatures (4)
Dauthi Voidwalker
Thassa's Oracle
Opposition Agent

Discard (8)
Duress

L⁣⁣ands (8)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Artifacts (10)
Energy Flux
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (11)
Dauthi Voidwalker
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
Tombstalker

Counters (14)
Force of Negation
Hydroblast
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (10)
10 Fatal Push

Other (2)
Dress Down
Merchant Scroll

Thoughts


Duress is catching on in a big way. It makes sense. Daze is only really good turn one on the play right now. If it's not protecting a Doomsday, then it's simply doing nothing or getting pitched to a Force. Being proactive, as well as getting information, makes Duress powerful.
Sahakvic is playing an interesting list here. It looks like it's trying to get an edge against the mirror and graveyard decks with its Opposition Agent and Dauthi Voidwalkers. These come at the cost of the topdeck tutors, which some sort of sense if a Voidwalker ends up casting the opponent's Ancestral Recall or the like.

Sideboards are fairly standard this week. The one confusing thing here is Merchant Scroll in discoverN's side. I have to wonder if this was a test to see if it is worth playing in the main. I can see siding it in for Daze against slower matchups.


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