Modern had long been famous for its large variety of viable strategies, for an overabundance of possibilities. We asked some of the MKM Series's preeminent players to narrow it down to three: Which three decks did they expect to be the most played in Modern this weekend?

Marius Hausmann, MKM Series Milan 2017 Legacy champion: “Presumably Death's Shadow, because the deck has such a high card quality and is the only one to profit from the shock duals. Aside from that, there are always a ton of people playing Burn. For my third pick, I'd take Tron, though don't ask me which version exactly.”

Arne Huschenbeth, champion of Grand Prix Rimini 2016:Death's Shadow, Dredge, and Affinity.”

Julian Knab, Legacy mastermind and MKM Series champion: “Affinity, Death’s Shadow variants (Jund, Grixis, Abzan, four-color), and probably Tron, both red-green and Eldrazi Tron. Dredge and Blue-Red Gifts Ungiven Storm are pretty popular on Magic Online, but since they employ more, let's say, exotic strategies, there's a natural cap on how many people will build and play those.”

Sebastian Wibmer, Modern finalist MKM Series Frankfurt 2016:
Death's Shadow definitely in first place because that's the new hot deck. Followed by Dredge and Affinity, both strong decks. It appears Dredge is not as dead as people thought it was and Affinity simply is a constant presence. Then again, most people will probably just play what they have or love.”

Rodrigo Togores, three-time MKM Series champion: “Affinity and Death's Shadow are two good decks. Shadow is the best deck and Affinity is always a force to be reckoned with and people like to play it.”

Anton Karlinski, MKM Series Prague 2016 champion: “Jund—as usual the most played deck and who ever heard of movement in Modern, right? Burn. Affinity.”

Tim van der Lans, Modern champion of MKM's 2015 SuperFinals “Jund Shadow, Affinity, and Eldrazi brews. I haven't played Modern since MKM Series Prague though. The metagame has changed quite a bit because I don't see Jund or Infect in every Top 8 anymore.”