Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.09.10-11

Four decks, tiny differences, but quite the Blessing.

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge


discoverN (2nd Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
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
Dress Down
Duress
Fatal Push
Gaea's Blessing
Leyline of the Void
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (21st Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
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 (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)
Force of Negation
Cavern of Souls
Hydroblast
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Tombstalker

League

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 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

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (9)
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

roter_Erzengel (13th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Portent
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (6)
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Island
Murktide Regent

discoverN (2nd Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mindbreak Trap
Portent
Sideboard (6)
Dress Down
Duress
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Gaea's Blessing
Murktide Regent

SingPanMan (21st Place) Differences

Main (4)
Flusterstorm
Sleight of Hand
Watery Grave
Sideboard (6)
Cavern of Souls
Force of Negation
Hydroblast
Opposition Agent
Tombstalker

L4rss0n (5-0) Differences

Main (4)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Land
Sleight of Hand
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

Total Differences

Draw (6)
Portent
Sleight of Hand

Counters (5)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Mindbreak Trap

Discard (1)
Duress

Lā£ands (4)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (2)
Duress

Creatures (6)
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Tombstalker

Lands (3)
Cavern of Souls
Island

Counters (5)
Force of Negation
Hydroblast

Removal (6)
Dress Down
Fatal Push

Other (1)
Gaea's Blessing

Thoughts

Main Core: 56 cards Side Core: 9 cards


The mains are fairly stable this week, although SingPanMan playing double Sleight of Hand is quite interesting.

Gaea's Blessing and Tombstalker make a surprising return this week. Enrichetta tried Gaea's Blessing back in Eternal Weekend 2021. Putting it in the pile can protect against Archive Trap, Ipnu Rivulet as well as Brain Freeze. A Breach player can play around Blessing, but this works better when their plan is to play Land, Mox, and Brain Freeze you for six.
Tombstalker hasn't seen play since SingPanMan tried it back in February 2022. No one has taken up Cut Down yet, but I'm still convinced it is the right choice over Fatal Push. The differences are subtle, but Cut Down will catch on in time.


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