Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.04.02-03

The last Showcase Challenge of the season means more Preliminaries fire as people attempt to get their QPs. Not a single Doomsday list in any of the preliminaries, but we've got five list to look at with some interesting sideboard choices.

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge


discoverN (1st 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)
Energy Flux
Engineered Explosives
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Snuff Out
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (18th 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

SingPanMan (20th 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

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

01 discoverN (26th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Duress
Fetch Lands
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Merchant Scroll
Portent
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Engineered Explosives
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Snuff Out

02 discoverN (1st Place) Differences

Main (6)
Duress
Fetch Lands
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Merchant Scroll
Portent
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Engineered Explosives
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Snuff Out

03 Diem4x (18th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Lands
Flusterstorm
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

04 SingPanMan (20th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Duress
Flusterstorm
Pact of Negation
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Hydroblast
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

05 XShockWaveX (5-0) Differences

Main (6)
Chain of Vapor
Daze
Fetch Lands
Mystical Dispute
Peek
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Flusterstorm
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Tutors (2)
Merchant Scroll

Draw (5)
Peek
Portent
Sleight of Hand

Counters (13)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Pact of Negation

Discard (4)
Duress

Removal (1)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣⁣ands (5)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Artifacts (7)
Energy Flux
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Discard (2)
Duress

Creatures (5)
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Counters (7)
Flusterstorm
Hydroblast
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (9)
Engineered Explosives
Fatal Push
Snuff Out
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

Main Core: 54 cards Side Core: 9 cards


Duress in the main has dropped down to one. discoverN continues to be the one playing Merchant Scroll. It seems to be taking the place of a counterspell. Nothing unique has popped up in the Counter or Draw suite as of late.

At first glance sideboards seem fairly standard this week. However discoverN is playing both Engineered Explosives and Snuff Out. EE is a nice catch all, especially since Doomsday puts few non-land permanents on the battlefield. Snuff Out's "free" mode is a good chunk of life, but a simple way of dealing with problematic creatures is rarely a bad thing.

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