Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.06.11-12

discoverN is tearing it up again, but overall, Doomsday is coming out in low numbers.

Saturday Challenge


discoverN (11th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (23)
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
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Force of Negation
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Monastery Mentor
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Tundra

MaxMagicer (12th 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

League

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
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
Lands (14)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (10)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (11th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Portent
Sideboard (5)
Duress
Force of Negation
Monastery Mentor
Murktide Regent
Tundra

MaxMagicer (12th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Daze
Duress
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (5)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (1st Place) Differences

Main (3)
Flusterstorm
Portent
Sideboard (5)
Duress
Force of Negation
Monastery Mentor
Murktide Regent
Tundra

malakias (5-0) Differences

Main (3)
Daze
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Sideboard (5)
Energy Flux
Island
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Total Differences

Main

Draw (5)
Portent
Sleight of Hand

Counters (6)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

Discard (1)
Duress
Sideboard

Artifacts (3)
Energy Flux
Steel Sabotage

Discard (3)
Duress

Creatures (7)
Monastery Mentor
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Lands (4)
Island
Tundra

Counters (2)
Force of Negation

Removal (1)
Fatal Push

Thoughts

Main Core: 57 cards Side Core: 10 cards

Very similar mains this week, and Duress has all but disappeared.


discoverN deciding to play two copies of Portent on Sunday is interesting. Upping draw spells not only helps when switching to the potential Monastery Mentor plan, but also just helps get there faster. Which we likely have to do against the Bazaar decks popping up. Other than that, the mains are very stable as of late.

Speaking of the Mentor juke, I have to assume it, like the extra Portent, is for helping against Hogaak decks. I do wonder if Sedgemoor Witch could play a role here. While it does not close out games as fast as Mentor, it plays well with the Dark Ritual game plan, and helps us maintain our lifetotal. Be careful when copying discoverN's lists, though. I feel like a sharp uptick in Shops lists could mean you're not as prepared. Granted, it seems with the Aggro path those decks have been taking, options like Energy Flux are too slow. Maybe discoverN has the right pieces after all.

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