With the format shaken to its foundations via the ban of Sensei's Divining Top, it was of course hard to predict what people would be playing this weekend in Legacy. We asked a few experts to try anyway: Which three decks do you expect to be the most played in Legacy at the MKM Series Frankfurt 2017?
Mikael Lindén, two-time MKM Series Vintage champion: “Probably not Miracles now, eh? I'm quite bad at prediciting the metagame, but I guess Delver decks will still show up … Let's go for Grixis Delver. Then combo could be on the rise, since Sensei's Divining Top is banned … Storm and Elves perhaps? Let's go with these three.”
Rodrigo Togores, three-time MKM Series champion: “Delver decks, Elves, and some kind of combo. Maybe Storm or Reanimator.”
Tim van der Lans, Modern champion of MKM's 2015 SuperFinals “BUG Midrange, Grixis Delver, and Elves. I expect a lot more Storm later on, but not this soon.”
Sebastian Wibmer, Modern finalist MKM Series Frankfurt 2016: “Presumably Sneak Attack/Show and Tell, Elves, and all kinds of Delver variations. But it's hard to tell; after the ban, Legacy is first going to be the Wild West.”
Julian Knab, Legacy mastermind and MKM Series champion: “Various flavors of Delver, BUG or Four-Color Midrange, and probably Death and Taxes. Generally speaking, I expect Stoneforge Mystic to make a return to Legacy, but not this quickly. Legacy metagames have a lot of inertia; people don't tend to switch decks to adjust to new trends as readily.”
Marius Hausmann, MKM Series Milan 2017 Legacy champion: “Definitely the whole range of Delver decks which were popular already and now, without Terminus in the format, can also draw on their strength as a tempo strategy. Without Counterbalance were sure to get a lot of Storm as well, and I believe many people will bring Elves. Generally, I believe that the number of unfair decks at the top tables in Legacy this weekend will be very high.”
Anton Karlinski, MKM Series Prague 2016 champion: “BUG Delver, Elves, and Storm.”