Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.09.17-18

Is Doomsday dead? Two lists this week, and one is me from a paper event. (I did top 8, yay me.) I looked around to see if I could find any published list from last week, but no such luck.

League

Hareruya's Emperor of Vintage 6th Season

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
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
Lands (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (9)
Force of Negation
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Vertyx_ (5-0) Differences

Main (2)
Duress
Fetch Land
Sideboard (6)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void

revenantkioku (5th, EoV) Differences

Main (2)
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (6)
Cut Down
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Total Differences

Draw (1)
Portent

Discard (1)
Duress

Lā£ands (2)
Fetch Land
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Graveyard (4)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (2)
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Removal (6)
Cut Down
Fatal Push

Thoughts

Main Core: 58 cards Side Core: 9 cards


Vertyx_ is on trusty ol' Duress and I chose to split the copies of Portent and Sleight of Hand. This was mostly because I own one German copy of each. Not a whole lot of thought went into that.


The big sideboard differences are not everyone seems to have gotten my memo on Cut Down. I even decided to say "Fuck Dredge." this weekend and went without Leyline of the Void. The only time I might have wanted them was versus Oops, All Spells. But I followed the same logic I was going to if I ended up playing against Dredge: Combo faster.
Looking at the data, it's not that people are losing with Doomsday. It's not being played. Only one person played it in the challenges this weekend, and they had some bum luck in the early rounds, it seems. That happens. But why is no one playing?
Breach numbers are on the rise and the majority of Tinker decks seem to be Grixis. This means Brain Freeze is more prevalent, and it's dangerous for Doomsday. Then again, with as few copies as those decks play (often one), just be sure to counter their tutors, and you should be fine. No guarantees. Sorry. I can only promise so much.


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