Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.09.03-04

Only five lists this week. Sadly, no one got published in the Super Qualifier. I personally got 41st with my Sunday list. I am curious what discoverN chose to play, but they went 5-3 like I did, so no list.

Doomsday Player Event Breakdown
Saturday: 4/60 Players
Sunday: 4/50 Players
Super Qualifier: 7/160 Players

The Super Qualifier being 7 Doomsday players but with a 50% win rate tells me that perhaps we were not prepared enough for Tinker Saga. That and Esper being fairly good against us makes for a tough time.

We also have one player who chose an interesting sideboard juke. I'm not sure how good it is, it does have a personal favorite card of mine in the list.

Saturday Challenge


Mammonth (10th 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
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

Diem4x (31st Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Sleight of Hand
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
Mindbreak Trap
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
Mindbreak Trap
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge


revenantkioku (23rd 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
Watery Grave

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

Yamaro (32nd Place)

Creatures (5)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (23)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Chain of Vapor
Cling to Dust
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 (15)
Cavern of Souls
Island
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Swamp
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Swamp
Flusterstorm
Ashiok, Dream Render
Helm of Obedience
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

League

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (5)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (20)
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 (12)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

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

Mammonth (10th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Duress
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Portent
Street Wraith
Underground Sea
Sideboard (8)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage

Diem4x (31st Place) Differences

Main (7)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mindbreak Trap
Sleight of Hand
Street Wraith
Underground Sea
Sideboard (8)
Duress
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage

revenantkioku (23rd Place) Differences

Main (7)
Duress
Flusterstorm
Sleight of Hand
Street Wraith
Underground Sea
Watery Grave
Sideboard (8)
Cut Down
Force of Negation
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent

Yamaro (32nd Place) Differences

Main (7)
Cavern of Souls
Chain of Vapor
Cling to Dust
Daze
Island
Swamp
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (8)
Ashiok, Dream Render
Flusterstorm
Helm of Obedience
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage
Swamp

Clamavus (5-0) Differences

Main (7)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Murktide Regent
Portent
Street Wraith
Underground Sea
Sideboard (8)
Fatal Push
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

Total Differences

Draw (11)
Cling to Dust
Portent
Sleight of Hand
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise

Counters (9)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Mindbreak Trap

Creatures (1)
Murktide Regent

Discard (2)
Duress

Removal (1)
Chain of Vapor

Lā£ands (11)
Cavern of Souls
Fetch Lands
Island
Swamp
Underground Sea
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Artifacts (8)
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (7)
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Lands (3)
Island
Swamp

Counters (9)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (9)
Cut Down
Fatal Push

Other (3)
Ashiok, Dream Render
Helm of Obedience

Thoughts

Main Core: 53 cards Side Core: 7 cards


This week continues the trend of lots of counterspells. I played a Duress as Tinker's numbers are so high that we want a bit of proactivity. Sadly, there were enough times where it not being a blue card was more than enough for me to be unhappy with it.
Yamaro played Cavern of Souls and another copy of both basic Island and Swamp. This feels safer for longer matchups, but I'd hate drawing Swamp most of the time. Lotus Petal feels like a better choice.

Ashiok, Dream Render is an interesting angle of attack against Tinker Saga decks. You can also mill yourself post Doomsday and play an Oracle to win. Leyline of the Void and Helm of Obedience is a tried and true combo, but I'm not sure what it is doing in Doomsday's sideboard.


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Best of luck to everyone playing this weekend!
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