Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.04.16-17

A whole lot of placements this week. It might be time to pack your Opposition Agents for the mirror match.

Saturday Challenge


Vertyx_ (10th 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

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

MaxMagicer (30th 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

Sunday Challenge


SingPanMan (2nd 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
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

sixmp (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
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

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

Matti (10th 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
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

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

ScreenwriterNY (17th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
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
Peek
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

revenantkioku (24th Place)

Creatures (7)
Hope of Ghirapur
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (19)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Demonic Consultation
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (4)
Black Lotus
Lotus Petal
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire
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
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 (17)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
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

Sideboard (7)
Steel Sabotage
Leyline of the Void

Vertyx_ (10th Place) Differences

Main (8)
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

bennybo (29th Place) Differences

Main (8)
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Merchant Scroll
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (30th Place) Differences

Main (8)
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (8)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (2nd Place) Differences

Main (8)
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Necropotence
Pact of Negation
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Hydroblast
Island
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

sixmp (5th Place) Differences

Main (8)
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (8)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Matti (10th Place) Differences

Main (8)
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Merchant Scroll
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ScreenwriterNY (17th Place) Differences

Main (8)
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Duress
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Peek
Sideboard (8)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (24th Place) Differences

Main (8)
Demonic Consultation
Duress
Flusterstorm
Hope of Ghirapur
Lotus Petal
Merchant Scroll
Sleight of Hand
Watery Grave
Sideboard (8)
Dress Down
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Clone9 (5-0) Differences

Main (8)
Daze
Dig Through Time
Island
Necropotence
Opposition Agent
Portent
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Null Rod

Total Differences

Tutors (11)
Demonic Consultation
Merchant Scroll

Draw (26)
Dig Through Time
Necropotence
Peek
Portent
Sleight of Hand

Counters (20)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Pact of Negation

Creatures (2)
Hope of Ghirapur
Opposition Agent

Discard (3)
Duress

L⁣⁣ands/Mana (10)
Fetch Lands
Island
Lotus Petal
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Artifacts (16)
Energy Flux
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage

Discard (3)
Duress

Creatures (11)
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Lands (8)
Island

Counters (10)
Hydroblast
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (24)
Dress Down
15 Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

Main Core: 52 cards Side Core: 7 cards

Since some weirdos (cough) decided to try playing without some commonly decided upon cards, we have some interesting things to look at.


I tried dropping Necropotence and Dig Through Time for Hope of Ghirapur and an second main Duress. Yes, the cards I took out are objectively more powerful. But the idea was to replace them with one mana pieces of interaction. I am not convinced this is the right thing to do, but Hope did help me win a few games.
Duress was down overall, and Daze's numbers are a bit higher this week.

Nothing particularly stands out in the sideboards other than SingPanMan packing double Hydroblast. He says it is a great choice when the meta calls for it, and a second place finish says that this might be that time.


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