Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.07.16-17

Once again discoverN takes the Sunday challenge. Very few seem to follow him in the choice double Portent, but it seems to be paying off.

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge


discoverN (1st Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
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
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
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ScreenwriterNY (10th 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
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 (26th Place)

Creatures (7)
Opposition Agent
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
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 (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
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

League

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (20)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
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 (10)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Vertyx_ (4th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (5)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Murktide Regent

roter_Erzengel (32nd Place) Differences

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

discoverN (1st Place) Differences

Main (5)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (5)
Force of Negation
Island
Murktide Regent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ScreenwriterNY (10th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Duress
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Necropotence
Sideboard (5)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

revenantkioku (26th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Flusterstorm
Lotus Petal
Opposition Agent
Sleight of Hand
Watery Grave
Sideboard (5)
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Murktide Regent

runn3runn3r (5-0) Differences

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

Total Differences

Draw (12)
Necropotence
Portent
Sleight of Hand

Counters (6)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Discard (4)
Duress

Lā£ands/Mana (7)
Fetch Lands
Lotus Petal
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Artifacts (3)
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Discard (4)
Duress

Creatures (10)
Monastery Mentor
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Lands (6)
Island
Tundra

Counters (2)
Force of Negation

Removal (5)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

Main Core: 55 cards Side Core: 10 cards

Everyone played the same amount of counters, but discoverN was up on Draw. And also got first place Sunday. Skill is probably the most important factor here (luck doesn't hurt), but finding the right spells is part of the skill and luck. Portent lets you dig.


The sideboards are fairly similar again. The Monastery Mentor plan is becoming less frequent, and Murktide Regent is putting in work. I lost to it versus discoverN in the mirror. Murk happens.


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