Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.04.09-10

A slight increase in deck lists this week, but the results feel more all over the place. The Tinker-Menace keeps on chugging and Doomsday has to keep adapting.

Saturday Challenge

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ScreenwriterNY (8th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (21)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Drown in the Loch
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

bennybo (19th 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
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (20th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (16)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Merchant Scroll
Ponder
Preordain
Sleight of Hand
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
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Island
Dress Down
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Hope of Ghirapur
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (22nd 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
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Null Rod
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 (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 (11)
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (13th Place) Differences

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

bennybo (27th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Merchant Scroll
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Murktide Regent

ScreenwriterNY (8th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Daze
Drown in the Loch
Duress
Fetch Land
Merchant Scroll
Sideboard (4)
Duress
Fatal Push
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

bennybo (19th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Merchant Scroll
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Murktide Regent

revenantkioku (20th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Duress
Flusterstorm
Merchant Scroll
Sleight of Hand
Watery Grave
Sideboard (4)
Dress Down
Energy Flux
Hope of Ghirapur
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (22nd Place) Differences

Main (5)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Merchant Scroll
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Murktide Regent
Null Rod

L4rss0n (5-0) Differences

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

Total Differences

Tutors (5)
Merchant Scroll

Draw (6)
Portent
Sleight of Hand

Counters (15)
Daze
Drown in the Loch
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation

Discard (2)
Duress

Lā£ands (7)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Artifacts (9)
Energy Flux
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage

Discard (3)
Duress

Creatures (9)
Hope of Ghirapur
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Removal (7)
Dress Down
Fatal Push

Thoughts

Main Core: 55 cards Side Core: 11 cards
Duress has all but taken over Daze.

Keep in mind that everyone is playing at least one copy of Duress. Drown in the Loch is an interesting choice that gives some well needed utility, but I worry about the cost. It makes me think of Unsubstantiate, which might be a bit worse but could also work in some interesting ways. That said, two mana is a lot right now in Vintage. Although I myself have still been on three Flusterstorm, the card is getting worse and worse with all the Tinker decks around. Getting some extra utility out of our cards is exactly what we need right now. Probably at one mana, though.

Although discoverN was off of Hope of Ghirapur this week, I gave it a shot and was fairly impressed. Null Rod to attack all the Artifacts going around doesn't seem like the worst of ideas. bennybo was on the Murktide Regent plan, and while that creature has done some damn fine work, I'm still not sure we want to go that far in on it.

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