Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.03.26-27

Not many lists, but an interesting take on Doomsday this week is worth going into on its own. First, the traditional Doomsday lists.

Saturday Challenge


ConnorM426 (11th 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 (29th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (21)
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
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Hope of Ghirapur
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge


SingPanMan (16th 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 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

Vertyx_ (28th 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
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

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

discoverN (30th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (21)
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
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Hope of Ghirapur
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

League

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
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 (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (10)
Island
Leyline of the Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ConnorM426 (11th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Daze
Fetch Land
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (5)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

discoverN (29th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Merchant Scroll
Portent
Sideboard (5)
Duress
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Hope of Ghirapur
Mindbreak Trap

SingPanMan (16th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Daze
Pact of Negation
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (5)
Energy Flux
Hydroblast
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Vertyx_ (28th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Land
Portent
Sideboard (5)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

discoverN (30th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Merchant Scroll
Portent
Sideboard (5)
Duress
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Hope of Ghirapur
Mindbreak Trap

fluffy21 (5-0) Differences

Main (4)
Duress
Fetch Land
Merchant Scroll
Portent
Sideboard (5)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Hydroblast
Mindbreak Trap

Total Differences

Tutors (3)
Merchant Scroll

Draw (6)
Portent
Sleight of Hand

Counters (7)
Daze
Force of Negation
Pact of Negation

Discard (2)
Duress

Lā£ands (6)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Artifacts (5)
Energy Flux

Discard (3)
Duress

Creatures (6)
Hope of Ghirapur
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Counters (9)
Force of Negation
Hydroblast
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (7)
Fatal Push

Thoughts

Main Core: 56 cards Side Core: 10 cards

Everyone played at least one Duress this weekend, and some chose to back that up with copies of Daze. Merchant Scroll hasn't gained much traction outside of discoverN's lists and those who choose to copy them.


Hope of Ghirapur found its way into discoverN's sideboards. This little Legendary can lock the opponent out long enough to gain an advantage or simply win. Other than that, tweaks seem to have been made to adjust to the meta. However, the decline in Doomsday's performance seems to suggest others are doing the same and on a larger scale.

It's worth noting that brianpk80 got second place with an Oracle based deck that plays Doomsday, but it's such a distinct deck that I'm going to go into it by itself after playing it a few leagues.


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