Quote from Crash_Azarel »So. I ran a "old Jund" build with main-deck Grim lavamancer and 2x Huntmasters and no BBE whatsoever and I liked it better at my local meta. (Lots of burn and Humans.)
I went 4-1 yesterday, with my loss being to a Tron.
Another personal choices also were:
Running 4 Bolts + 2 Pushes.
Running 3 Inquisitions + 2 Seizes.
Lili, the last hope main deck.
Landcount was 23.
I feel like cards like Lavamancer, Huntmaster and Kalitas are the way to go vs. Humans (And maybe Hollow one to an extent) as they have "staying power" and allow us to kill creatures recurrently, instead of relying on finding our removal. No matter what we do, Jund will always have less answers than decks like Humans and Hollowone have threats.
So cards that, if left alive, can give us answers every turn are the way to go.
Huntmaster offers us blockers when it flips one way, and kills threats when it flips the other. Also, if it gets bounced with Reflector Mage its o.k.
Lavamancer is just awesome if we find it early
Lili, last hope kills Ghasts and hierarchs, Nullifies incoming damage.
And so on.
I'll keep my BBE's on the shelf for now...
I like the sound of your build! As everyone else has mentioned I think our 4 drop slot is just starting to become like it was before - preference. If you like BBE then you can run those but some people might have interest in Huntmaster, Kalitas, Hazoret, etc. That's the appeal of the deck is that it can be built for how you want to play it.
Regardless of how Jund might be positioned I will find myself wanting to play it. Even if we have some more bad matchups than before I think we can still beat any deck with good play.