Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.08.06-07

If I excluded the GriefDay list I went 3-1 in the challenge, there would only be two differences in the lists this week. Fetch Land or Watery Grave in the main and Hurkyl's Recall or Steel Sabotage number 3 in the side.

Saturday Challenge


Diem4x (2nd 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 (3rd 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)
Force of Negation
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Snow-Covered Island
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge


Diem4x (8th 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

revenantkioku (30th 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
Watery Grave

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

Preliminaries

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
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

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (8)
Island
Leyline of the Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (2nd Place) Differences

Main (9)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Portent
Sideboard (7)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage

Tsubasa_Cat (3rd Place) Differences

Main (9)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Portent
Sideboard (7)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage

Diem4x (8th Place) Differences

Main (9)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Portent
Sideboard (7)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage

revenantkioku (30th Place) Differences

Main (9)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (7)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent

revenantkioku (3-1) Differences

Main (9)
Daze
Duress
Grief
Night's Whisper
Watery Grave
Sideboard (7)
Energy Flux
Phyrexian Obliterator
Steel Sabotage

Total Differences

Draw (5)
Night's Whisper
Portent

Counters (29)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
16 Force of Will

Discard (6)
Duress
Grief

Lā£ands (5)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Artifacts (7)
Energy Flux
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Creatures (12)
Murktide Regent
Phyrexian Obliterator

Counters (8)
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (8)
Fatal Push

Thoughts

Main Core: 51 cards Side Core: 8 cards

I don't have much to say this week. Congrats to Diem4x for doing quite well both days, but overall the deck didn't do very well. I won't say it is player error, either, as some usual players did rather poorly. Luck? The cycle of the format?
The only slight change I am on is a Hurkyl's Recall because Shops is up in numbers at the moment. I've also run into HollowVine quite a bit, and those matches tend to be tough. Free creatures plus counterspells makes for a tough matchup as Doomsday. I wonder if it's time for Duress to come back in the main again, but perhaps sticking to the tried and true lists is where we should be.


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