Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.07.23-24

Lots of similar lists this week, but some very interesting choices.

Saturday Challenge


discoverN (7th 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

ecobaronen (12th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (4)
Black Lotus
Lotus Petal
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mystical Dispute
Snow-Covered Island
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Xwhale (32nd 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

Sunday Challenge


discoverN (5th 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

Tsubasa_Cat (7th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (4)
Black Lotus
Lotus Petal
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mystical Dispute
Snow-Covered Island
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ecobaronen (22nd Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (4)
Black Lotus
Lotus Petal
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mystical Dispute
Snow-Covered Island
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

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 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 (6)
Fatal Push
Island
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (7th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent

ecobaronen (12th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Daze
Lotus Petal
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mystical Dispute
Steel Sabotage

Xwhale (32nd Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Force of Negation
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (5th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent

Tsubasa_Cat (7th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Daze
Lotus Petal
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mystical Dispute
Steel Sabotage

ecobaronen (22nd Place) Differences

Main (4)
Daze
Lotus Petal
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Mystical Dispute
Steel Sabotage

Total Differences

Draw (9)
Portent
Treasure Cruise

Counters (6)
Daze
Force of Negation

Lā£ands/Mana (9)
Fetch Lands
Lotus Petal
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Graveyard (12)
12 Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (7)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (6)
Duress

Creatures (6)
Murktide Regent

Counters (12)
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap
Mystical Dispute

Removal (11)
11 Fatal Push

Thoughts

Main Core: 56 cards Side Core: 6 cards


There were only two mains this week. discoverN and Xwhale ran the same main and so did ecobaronen and Tsubasa_Cat. discoverN is still not on Lotus Petal, although it has been gaining popularity. The other difference between the two lists is Force of Negation or the second Daze. Force of Negation is likely the right choice at the moment, and discoverN's sideboard choices show why.

Everyone is up to two Tabernacles this week. It is better against Hogaak than Leyline of the Void,
discoverN is playing fewer and fewer Steel Sabotages. The idea very well may be to side in an extra Force of Negation as well as the pair of two Sabotages and simply do what Doomsday does best against Shops: win quickly. Yes, Shops may not be at its highest winrate at the moment, but it is still a difficult match when Doomsday is on the draw. Force of Negation helps here.
The four copies of Fatal Push in ecobaronen and Tsubasa_Cat's lists sure is a statement. Worrying less about "getting" Bazaar decks with a Leyline, and opening oneself up to dead draws, they have Fatal Push to take care of the obnoxious Collector Ouphe from Hogaak, or other nuisances like Lavinia, Azorius Renegade.


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