Originally Posted by Flipyflopies
Dyrus plays a lot more than just those champs at a professional level. During tournament play the past 3 months I can name the following off the top of my head:
He is capable of playing his fair share of champions, it is a question of whether or not they fit into the team composition. I think TSM's reasoning behind the Darius pick was that even if he couldn't get some traction with a gank to stay even or ahead of Jayce he would still be useful with his ultimate even if he was far behind.
The idea behind the composition is simple. Sona/karth force an engage. Karthus suicides into team and drops team really low with defile + karthus ultimate. Darius cleans up low health players with ultimate and snowballs a team fight. Sona is also really strong against poke if she goalies the poke well enough. Built in aegis + pretty sustainable healing and her ultimate can be used to counter or force initiates.
Shyvana does not fit into that composition at all. Shyvana doesnt peel, her ultimate HURTS their engage because their window of opportunity is already short and dragons descent PUSHES a team away. When every tick of defile can make or break darius ultimate resetting or not being reset, the last thing you want is a knockback on your team.
That doesnt mean shyvana doesnt have her benefits. Shyv karthus brings absurd objective control. You can blitz barons, dragons, blues really quickly and your jungle team fight is really strong. However, if thats what they were going for, they shouldnt have picked such a toss up in top lane. It just baffles me that malphite was open and they didnt pick him.
Their ad carry was MF. MF ultimate is interrupt-able. Outside of MF ultimate her only real sources of damage comes from AA's. Naturally, attack speed slows are incredibly effective against her. Jayce is incredibly elusive but he can be killed if you hit him with a decent duration CC and darius can finish him pretty quickly. Blitzcrank can ruin a game for his team if he pulls the wrong target. TSM had one bad pull target(karthus) but other then that nothing else. They should have picked malphite