Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.07.30-31

Three copies of Doomsday made it into the top 8 of the Sunday Challenge, but there's one big surprise this week that brought a lot of grief to some players.

Saturday Challenge


bennybo (13th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
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

revenantkioku (30th Place)

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

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
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
Lands (16)
Sensei's Divining Top
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Mystic Sanctuary
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Island
Force of Negation
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge


discoverN (4th 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

Diem4x (6th 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

SingPanMan (7th Place)

Creatures (10)
Grief
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (16)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Night's Whisper
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (16)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
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
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Energy Flux
Island
Leyline of the Void
Phyrexian Obliterator
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Carl63 (29th 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
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

shir kahn (31st 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
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Force of Negation
Fatal Push
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 (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (15)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Sideboard (7)
Leyline of the Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

bennybo (13th Place) Differences

Main (11)
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (30th Place) Differences

Main (11)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Mystic Sanctuary
Opposition Agent
Sensei's Divining Top
Watery Grave
Sideboard (8)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent

discoverN (4th Place) Differences

Main (11)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage

Diem4x (6th Place) Differences

Main (11)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (7th Place) Differences

Main (11)
Daze
Duress
Grief
Necropotence
Night's Whisper
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (8)
Energy Flux
Island
Phyrexian Obliterator
Steel Sabotage

Carl63 (29th Place) Differences

Main (11)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (8)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

shir kahn (31st Place) Differences

Main (11)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Wyjx (5-0) Differences

Main (11)
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (8)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
Surgical Extraction

Total Differences

Draw (19)
Necropotence
Night's Whisper
Portent
Sensei's Divining Top
Sleight of Hand

Counters (50)
Daze
13 Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
28 Force of Will

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Discard (9)
Duress
Grief

Lā£ands (9)
Fetch Lands
Mystic Sanctuary
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Graveyard (1)
Surgical Extraction

Artifacts (9)
Energy Flux
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (18)
12 Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Phyrexian Obliterator

Lands (7)
Island

Counters (12)
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (16)
13 Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

Main Core: 49 cards Side Core: 7 cards

Quite a bit of difference this week. Blame me, partially, for some bad choices. But SingPanMan went a bold, bold direction. I'm going to focus on those differences this week, but it should be noted that discoverN played mainly the same list this week, only going down to one copy of The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale and three copies of Steel Sabotage. The other lists are within the standard differences we see weekly.


Drop Force of Will for Grief? That is the plan SingPanMan went with this week, and a 7th place showing is nothing to sneeze at. Since his deck lacks Forces, Duress and even Night's Whisper are added to serve as extra fuel for Grief as well as being solid plays.


Here's where things get wilder with SingPanMan's list. Four copies of Phyrexian Obliterator in the side. Dark Ritual is a hell of a drug. But let's be fair: It also pitches to Grief. And so does Leyline of the Void, which makes the card much less dead in multiples in matchups. Where this BBBBig boy likely shines, however, is versus Shops. There is not much Shops can do once an Obliterator resolves. There may be some difficulty getting to that point, but I am very curious to see how it plays.
I already went 3-1 in a Preliminary with the list and I'll record a league as soon as I am able. Whether or not we continue to see this twists, I'm glad someone is pushing Doomsday as much as SingPanMan is.


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Best of luck to everyone playing this weekend!
Remember: Always Be Casting Doomsday.
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