- 1-2 vs. UWR Control (one of the worst matchups, easily).
- 2-1 vs. Jund (a really easy matchup)
- 2-1 vs. Infect (another good matchup - tidehollow is insane here)
- 2-1 vs. Burn (not as easy as you think)
- 1-2 vs. Burn (I have 2 Firewalkers and 4 Finks!!! Wtf! I lost G3 with Firewalker, Finks, and Skite on board))
- 1-2 vs. Grixis Control (4 Terminates 4 Dispels = gg)
- No-show from opponent.
The MVP all day was Anafenza, the Foremost. I never lost a game when she lands. She just does so much for so little mana.
I don't think there's any way we're beating UWR control reliable without some luck. Burn is supposedly a pretty decent matchup. I was a little too conservative in my play in my loss to burn - we were both down to 1 hp and he topdecked an Atarka's command (he consistently drew burn every turn after playing his 4th land) so I am very sure I could have won had I made a better attack in an earlier turn. Grixis really depends on their draws - We had a long drawn out game 1 where he squeaked out a win, G2 was over very quickly when I swarmed him with creatures on T5-6, and G3 was extremely one-sided when he drew removal after removal, dispel'd all 3 Cocos I casted and landed Jace AoT on turn 4.
If you look at my decklist, I was hedging against random combo decks like Grishoalbrand and Amulet Bloom with stuff like MD Canonist and Mindcensor. Those were historically horrible matchups, but I did not meet any. I did not meet any Tron either, but I boarded in the 4 FMs a lot, so they're good.
Moving forward I'm not sure what changes I would make. I don't like to insta-lose to any matchup so I am iffy on cutting the canonist and mindcensor (they're pretty ok in other matchups) and they did not contribute to my losses in any way (no "I wish this canonist was a xxx" situations - in fact the only time I saw her G1 was vs. infect, a matchup she is good against). I've had a good run with this deck from before it became noticed due to all the States lists so it's probably time to give it a rest and go back to playing blue decks.