Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.05.07-08

As Rick James once said, "Tinker is a hell of a drug."
I originally started this article including sandydogmtg's list in the data, but it's worth looking at on its own, while doing the regular comparison with the "standard" Doomsday lists.

Saturday Challenge


sixmp (2nd 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

bennybo (9th 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
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge


sixmp (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
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

discoverN (10th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (24)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Tainted Indulgence
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
Hydroblast
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

fake-news (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
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

revenantkioku (23rd Place)

Creatures (7)
Opposition Agent
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
Misdirection
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Island
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Null Rod
Path of Peril
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
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 (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

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

sixmp (2nd Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

bennybo (9th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Duress
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Merchant Scroll
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

sixmp (1st Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (10th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Necropotence
Tainted Indulgence
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Hydroblast
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent

fake-news (18th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

revenantkioku (23rd Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Duress
Misdirection
Opposition Agent
Sleight of Hand
Watery Grave
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Mindbreak Trap
Null Rod
Path of Peril
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

TakeYourT1me (5-0) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (6)
Chain of Vapor
Duress
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage

Total Differences

Tutors (1)
Merchant Scroll

Draw (14)
Necropotence
Portent
Sleight of Hand
Tainted Indulgence

Counters (13)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Misdirection

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Discard (6)
Duress

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

Artifacts (11)
Energy Flux
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage

Discard (4)
Duress

Creatures (12)
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Counters (7)
Hydroblast
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (8)
Chain of Vapor
Fatal Push
Path of Peril

Thoughts

Main Core: 54 cards Side Core: 9 cards

I'm trying a new image format for Main cards. When a card is played in multiples in the Core but has differences between lists, I'll include the totals but mark the players that played more in italicized red. If the Core has zero, then it will be displayed as usual. I found myself confused on the number of Flusterstorms this week, hence the change. Opinions appreciated.


Merchant Scroll is all but gone. Daze is creeping back up in numbers and some goofball decided to play Opposition Agent instead of Necropotence.
discoverN gave Tainted Indulgence a spin this week, and I'm tempted to try it now. Instant speed card selection is pretty nice, but it is noticeably difficult to cast. That said, the potential of drawing two and not discarding late game is some solid advantage. It's going to be rare, but it's not impossible. Going up to four copies of Flusterstorm is quite the statement about the meta. Not to mention we have two separate players on double Force of Negation.


Murktide Regent is back, and I get why but I don't get why. I found myself looking for something to buy time against aggro decks, but something weak to Pyroblast feels like a dangerous choice. I liked Tasigur in my list, but seeing people going up to two copies makes me curious if that isn't the better choice.
I also played Path of Peril. I never drew it. The jury is still out.

Tinker Doomsday Citadel Why?

Now for something (completely?) different.

sandydogmtg (32nd Place)

Creatures (2)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (16)
Dark Petition
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Tendrils of Agony
Time Walk
Tinker
Yawgmoth's Will

Instants (18)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (10)
Black Lotus
Bolas's Citadel
Lotus Petal
Mana Crypt
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sensei's Divining Top

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (13)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Flusterstorm
Blightsteel Colossus
Duress
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

From a standard list, this is:

-3 Street Wraith, -1 Thassa's Oracle, -4 Preordain, -1 Counter, -1 Draw
+1 Dark Petition, +1 Tinker, +1 Yawgmoth's Will, +1 Bolas's Citadel, +1 Lotus Petal, +1 Mana Crypt, +3 Moxen, +1 Sensei's Divining Top

Basically, we're cutting a lot of draw to win either with Doomsday like usual, or Tinker into Citadel to find a line with that. While Doomsday doesn't leave much life to use with Citadel, a [Black Lotus, Ancestral Recall, Thassa's Oracle, X, X] pile can go off instantly for no life. Things get interesting if you have your land drop and life to spare. The amount of possible piles is incredibly interesting with a Citadel in play. Bonus nachos is that being a Dark Ritual deck, hard casting Citadel isn't out of the question either.


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