Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.03.12-13

Another challenge win for Doomsday, but there's quite a bit of a dip in the number of published lists.

Saturday Challenge


MaxMagicer (1st 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 (15th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (16)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Merchant Scroll
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (20)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
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)
Duress
Force of Negation
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge


discoverN (15th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (16)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Merchant Scroll
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (20)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
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)
Duress
Force of Negation
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

HouseOfManaMTG (16th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (16)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Merchant Scroll
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (20)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
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
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

billster47 (32nd 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

League

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (20)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (14)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Sideboard (11)
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (1st Place) Differences

Main (5)
Daze
Duress
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (4)
Duress
Fatal Push
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (15th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Duress
Merchant Scroll
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Duress
Energy Flux
Force of Negation
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (13th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Duress
Merchant Scroll
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Duress
Energy Flux
Force of Negation
Steel Sabotage

HouseOfManaMTG (16th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Duress
Merchant Scroll
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Energy Flux
Force of Negation
Hydroblast
Steel Sabotage

billster47 (32nd Place) Differences

Main (5)
Daze
Duress
Mystical Dispute
Thassa's Oracle
Sideboard (4)
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

4minutesMile (5-0) Differences

Main (5)
Daze
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Energy Flux
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Total Differences

Main

Tutors (3)
Merchant Scroll

Draw (10)
Necropotence
Portent
Sleight of Hand

Counters (8)
Daze
Mystical Dispute

Creatures (1)
Thassa's Oracle

Discard (8)
Duress
Sideboard

Artifacts (9)
Energy Flux
Steel Sabotage

Discard (3)
Duress

Creatures (5)
Hurkyl's Recall
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Counters (5)
Force of Negation
Hydroblast
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

Thoughts

Main Core: 55 cards Side Core: 11 cards


I always have respect for someone trying a build without Necropotence. I'm not sure if another Thassa's Oracle is the best choice, but it's not the worst option.
Duress is still up, Daze is still down. Portent is more popular this week, although that's likely people following discoverN's lead.


Nothing particularly spicy in the side this week, although discoverN seems to be off Hydroblast, but still not playing any creatures in the side. Almost everyone seems to be up to 5 cards for Shops. discoverN is packing a third Duress in the side. That's sending a message.


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