Quote from Spsiegel1987 »That's unfortunate, Purkle. We all have bad days, tilt, and then tilt more because we were on tilt.
That being said, it's hard to know what happened without seeing what these hands look like in your openers. I was straight up bombing with the Shadow deck for a while despite a lot of time playing Jund/Junk, but it's really started to click. A lot of my games are close due to the nature of the deck, but I've started to get to the point where I can outgrind heavy removal.
I noticed you mentioned having traverse with no delirium, and that took me some time to pick up on the deck. You have to be very careful about the hands you keep, something like 1 land, 2 shadows, a traverse, and no way to fill up your graveyard or damage yourself may look deceptively fantastic, but you have to think
Can I pump out my shadow quickly?
Can I fetch a Shadow/Tarmogoyf quickly?
Am I racing, or do I have discard and removal to grind against this opposing interactive deck?
The hands are deceptive, but that being said, the deck mulls fine. I actually think the Flayer/Noble Junk decks mull a lot worse.
Death's shadow won a GP, the open the week after, and more top 8's, constantly on mtgo, along with 9% of the meta---that didn't just accidentally happen off the back of hype alone. The deck IS that powerful with relatively few bad matchups.
Outside of facing Abzan, your matchups were all 50/50 or better, AD Nauseum only wins by keeping a solid hand with leyline and you keeping a hand that involves mostly discard.
The deck doesn't lose to grindy matchups, I've beaten Jund, grixis, sultai, etc. Can you give us an idea on how you were sideboarding?
You're mainly a Tron player, right? Do you mainly play combos, midrange, or just an all around player? I've learned about myself that no matter how hard I try, I cannot play creature aggro decks no matter how much I try (hence, why I sold affinity).
Quote from CryptoSC »I`ve seen a few lists running 1-2 Grim Flayers, this might be a good inclusion in the future if the main way to combat DSJ becomes / stays 1 for 1 removal instead of graveyard hate.
Quote from Spsiegel1987 »Damn, bro, your primers are so nice
I'm glad you gave up on traditional jund and came here (don't be actin like you didn't, you left those guys for dead).