Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.05.14-15

Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.05.14-15

Only a few lists this week, but they did get fairly good results.

Saturday Challenge


Clone9 (2nd 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 (21)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mindbreak Trap
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)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Murktide Regent
Null Rod
Soul-Guide Lantern
Steel Sabotage

iloveyou (14th 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
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (15th 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
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Sleight of Hand
Time Walk

Instants (20)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
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)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Steel Sabotage

Clone9 (2nd Place) Differences

Main (3)
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Murktide Regent
Null Rod
Soul-Guide Lantern

iloveyou (14th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Sideboard (6)
Energy Flux
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (15th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Vertyx_ (1st Place) Differences

Main (3)
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Tutors (3)
Demonic Consultation

Counters (4)
Flusterstorm
Mindbreak Trap

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Lā£ands (4)
Fetch Lands
Island
Sideboard (24)
Duress
Energy Flux
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Null Rod
Opposition Agent
Soul-Guide Lantern
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

Main Core: 57 cards Side Core: 9 cards


I do not understand Clone9's choice to not play Demonic Consultation. Clone9, if you're out there, please let me know. Other than that, the main lists are very close to each other this week. Everyone even chose to play Sleight of Hand!


Clone9 really went in on the Artifact hate. The Soul-Guide Lantern also tells me the plan was to have some flexibility against Blue decks while also having solid options for Shops and Bazaar. Murktide Regent is also quite prevalent and Fatal Push numbers are up.

With Bazaar decks splitting mostly into Hogaak and Dredge at the moment, I wonder if Leyline of the Void is still the right choice for Doomsday. Turn zero options are useful, but there is also the problem of dealing with Hollow One and Madness creatures when the Bazaar deck also plays mana producing lands that can help stop Tabernacle.
I wrote this before giving Hogaak a spin myself, and found myself losing to Doomsday playing a Murktide Regent. However, some Hogaak versions are splashing Red for their own Pyroblasts, so we'll see how long that option holds out.


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