Vintage Challenge 2nd Place with Jeskai Lavinia Paradoxical Outcome

R1: No Show πŸ’™
R2: Storm PO πŸ’™πŸ’” πŸ’™
R3: Karn Shops πŸ’”πŸ’”
R4: Dredge πŸ’”πŸ’™πŸ’™
R5: Oath πŸ’™πŸ’”πŸ’™
R6: Dredge πŸ’”πŸ’™πŸ’™
Top8: Jeskai πŸ’™πŸ’™
Top4: RUG Wrenn πŸ’™πŸ’”πŸ’™
Finals: Karn Shops πŸ’”πŸ’™πŸ’”

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Hello fellow Vintage enthusiasts!

The playlist for our region's Vintage Challenge for last quarter (4 of the Swiss rounds have commentated coverage) can now be found at:

www.youtube.com/AdelaideEternal

We hold a Vintage Challenge in South Australia once every 3 months so we have coverage from the previous tournaments, and also upcoming events are uploaded every quarter (if interested, you can subscribe to the channel and receive an update the moment our next Vintage coverage goes online).

Looking forward to continuing to contribute to the Vintage community and thanks for all the positive feedback πŸ™‚ Enjoy! Kind Rgds, S.

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    Cloud of Fairies for Clamp, and cool stuff with bazaar and academy, or too fun?

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  • @boogdish While I'm generally in favor of anything Tiny Robots-adjacent, I think running a Genesis Chamber/Skullclamp package is going to end up being worse than having Null Rod in your deck. Would be happy to be proven wrong, though!

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  • Nice looking list Zias! Another bonus of using the Ballista / Serpent over Memnite is it lets you chalice for zero without turning off a bunch of your own cards.

    Wfain, Mergalf, I think I will try OUAT again, thanks.

    I think the next idea I want to try out is a Tiny Robots / Hollow Vine mashup using Genesis Chamberand skull clamp.

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  • @wfain said in Tassa's oracle:

    Why not just play a few of these in your Doomsday decks? Maybe even 4? It’s a fine spell on its own.

    Against Dredge, Shops, and DPS a resolved Doomsday is GG. Thassa makes the win slightly less conditional. (it opens up a couple of rare situations in which you wouldn’t be able to win with Lab Man) Playing more Thassa doesn’t really accomplish anything. It would be like playing 4 Tendrils in a DPS deck or 4 Blightsteel in a Tinker deck.

    Doomsday struggles against decks like BUG and Xerox, which is why it’s really missing 4 Gush. You can’t play good enough card advantage spells to keep up with Planeswalkers. By using Planeswalkers or something like Arcanist to play the card advantage game, you’re having to sacrifice Doomsday components and go back to losing to Dredge/DPS/Shops for not much improvement against Xerox. Playing 4 Thassa in this situation would actually make you worse against all decks since it’s just a 1/3 with a scry ability.

    By playing Doomsday you’re not playing the game WotC wants you to play and you’re bound to lose to the power creeped cards that aren’t applicable to your strategy.

    Doomsday had been a deck that was good for its ability to battle toe to toe with other tier 1 blue decks. It just doesn’t have the draw power anymore to keep up. You can start with Ritual Necro or Ancestral, but the odds aren’t in favor. I’ve played Doomsday in numerous online and paper (NYSE) events in 2019. It feels like it has potential but it’s an uphill battle.

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