Legacy Coverage MKM Series Prague 2017

Event Coverage of the CM Series Paris

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Welcome to the third stop of the Cardmarket Series in beautiful Paris. We’re in the same venue, but we’ve reserved more space to make room for the massively increased attendance. Let’s check in on one of our top-performing formats – Legacy!

Legacy has always been a favorite at our series, and it’s been feeling the new War of the Spark Planeswalkers just as much as Modern. Narset, Parter of Veils is of particular note, pushing the already powerful Miracles deck to new heights as an Azcanta / Leovold hybrid that’s less color restrictive. Check back through Sunday night and into Monday morning for our metagame breakdown, player profiles, Top 8 decklists, and, of course, our stream, which will start Sunday afternoon and run through the end of Legacy Top 8.

Congratulations to Vladimir Arneuve, Legacy Champion of CM Series Paris!

Lavialle, Victor
(Grixis Delver)
1

Demoget, Adrien
(BomberMentor)
2

Mangano, Riccardo
(Grixis Control)
0

Arneuve, Vladimir
(Turbo Depth)
2

Cottet, Benjamin
(U/R Delver)
0

Brochard, Thomas
(Infect)
2

Valentin, Maxime
(Stoneblade)
2

Chacon, Justo
(Lands)
0

Demoget, Adrien
(BomberMentor)
1

Arneuve, Vladimir
(Turbo Depth)
2

Brochard, Thomas
(Infect)
2

Valentin, Maxime
(Stoneblade)
1

Arneuve, Vladimir
(Turbo Depth)
2

Brochard, Thomas
(Infect)
1

Arneuve, Vladimir
(Turbo Depth)

Top 8 Decklists

Riccardo Mangano – Grixis Control

Riccardo Mangano – Grixis Control

Main Deck:
  • 2 Swamp
  • 2 Island
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 2 Badlands
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Bloodstained Mire
  • 3 Kolaghan's Command
  • 4 Baleful Strix
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 Gurmag Angler
  • 1 Narset, Parter of Veils
  • 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Hymn to Tourach
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Lightning Bolt
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 2 Liliana's Triumph
Sideboard:
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 1 Bitterblossom
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Blood Moon
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Marsh Casualties
  • 1 Dread of Night
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
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Riccardo Mangano – Grixis Control
Main Deck:
2 Swamp
2 Island
3 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
2 Badlands
4 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Bloodstained Mire
3 Kolaghan's Command
4 Baleful Strix
2 Snapcaster Mage
2 Gurmag Angler
1 Narset, Parter of Veils
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Force of Will
3 Hymn to Tourach
2 Thoughtseize
2 Lightning Bolt
2 Fatal Push
2 Liliana's Triumph
Sideboard:
3 Surgical Extraction
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Bitterblossom
1 Pithing Needle
1 Blood Moon
2 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
2 Flusterstorm
1 Marsh Casualties
1 Dread of Night
1 Toxic Deluge

Justo Chacon – Lands

Justo Chacon – Lands

Main Deck:
  • 1 Forest
  • 1 Ancient Tomb
  • 1 Blast Zone
  • 1 Bojuka Bog
  • 4 Dark Depths
  • 1 Ghost Quarter
  • 1 Glacial Chasm
  • 4 Grove of the Burnwillows
  • 1 Karakas
  • 2 Maze of Ith
  • 3 Rishadan Port
  • 1 Scrubland
  • 1 Sheltered Thicket
  • 2 Taiga
  • 1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
  • 4 Thespian's Stage
  • 1 Tranquil Thicket
  • 1 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 1 Windswept Heath
  • 4 Mox Diamond
  • 4 Exploration
  • 1 Manabond
  • 1 Seismic Assault
  • 4 Crop Rotation
  • 2 Punishing Fire
  • 4 Gamble
  • 4 Life from the Loam
Sideboard:
  • 4 Sphere of Resistance
  • 1 Drop of Honey
  • 2 Choke
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 3 Krosan Grip
  • 3 Lingering Souls
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Justo Chacon – Lands
Main Deck:
1 Forest
1 Ancient Tomb
1 Blast Zone
1 Bojuka Bog
4 Dark Depths
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Glacial Chasm
4 Grove of the Burnwillows
1 Karakas
2 Maze of Ith
3 Rishadan Port
1 Scrubland
1 Sheltered Thicket
2 Taiga
1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
4 Thespian's Stage
1 Tranquil Thicket
1 Verdant Catacombs
4 Wasteland
1 Windswept Heath
4 Mox Diamond
4 Exploration
1 Manabond
1 Seismic Assault
4 Crop Rotation
2 Punishing Fire
4 Gamble
4 Life from the Loam
Sideboard:
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Drop of Honey
2 Choke
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
3 Krosan Grip
3 Lingering Souls

Benjamin Cottet – U/R Delver

Benjamin Cottet – U/R Delver

Main Deck:
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 3 Island
  • 1 Mountain
  • 4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
  • 3 Pteramander
  • 3 Young Pyromancer
  • 3 True-Name Nemesis
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 3 Chain Lightning
  • 1 Forked Bolt
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 4 Ponder
  • 1 Preordain
  • 3 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Vapor Snag
  • 4 Daze
  • 4 Force of Will
Sideboard:
  • 1 Price of Progress
  • 1 Blood Moon
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Abrade
  • 1 Izzet Staticaster
  • 3 Red Elemental Blast
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Smash to Smithereens
  • 1 Null Rod
  • 1 Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
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Benjamin Cottet – U/R Delver
Main Deck:
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
4 Wasteland
3 Volcanic Island
3 Island
1 Mountain
4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
3 Pteramander
3 Young Pyromancer
3 True-Name Nemesis
4 Brainstorm
3 Chain Lightning
1 Forked Bolt
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Ponder
1 Preordain
3 Spell Pierce
1 Vapor Snag
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
Sideboard:
1 Price of Progress
1 Blood Moon
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Abrade
1 Izzet Staticaster
3 Red Elemental Blast
2 Flusterstorm
1 Smash to Smithereens
1 Null Rod
1 Saheeli, Sublime Artificer

Maxime Valentin – W/U Stoneblade

Maxime Valentin – W/U Stoneblade

Main Deck:
  • 1 Counterspell
  • 1 Spell Snare
  • 2 Back to Basics
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Narset, Parter of Veils
  • 3 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Stoneforge Mystic
  • 2 Council's Judgment
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 4 True-Name Nemesis
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Batterskull
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 1 Arid Mesa
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Plains
  • 6 Island
  • 2 Tundra
Sideboard:
  • 3 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Supreme Verdict
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 2 Palace Jailer
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Disenchant
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Celestial Purge
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Maxime Valentin – W/U Stoneblade
Main Deck:
1 Counterspell
1 Spell Snare
2 Back to Basics
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Narset, Parter of Veils
3 Snapcaster Mage
4 Stoneforge Mystic
2 Council's Judgment
1 Umezawa's Jitte
4 True-Name Nemesis
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Force of Will
4 Swords to Plowshares
2 Spell Pierce
1 Batterskull
4 Flooded Strand
1 Arid Mesa
2 Polluted Delta
3 Scalding Tarn
2 Plains
6 Island
2 Tundra
Sideboard:
3 Flusterstorm
2 Supreme Verdict
2 Containment Priest
2 Palace Jailer
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Disenchant
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Celestial Purge

Victor Lavialle – Grixis Delver

Victor Lavialle – Grixis Delver

Main Deck:
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Bloodstained Mire
  • 3 Scalding Tarn
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 3 Underground SEa
  • 1 Badlands
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
  • 3 Young Pyromancer
  • 3 Dreadhorde Arcanist
  • 2 Gurmag Angler
  • 2 True-Name Nemesis
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 2 Preordain
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 1 Forked Bolt
  • 4 Daze
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Inquisiton of Kozilek
Sideboard:
  • 2 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 2 Diabolic Edict
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Marsh Casualties
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 2 Abrade
  • 1 Null Rod
  • 2 Spell Pierce
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Victor Lavialle – Grixis Delver
Main Deck:
1 Polluted Delta
4 Bloodstained Mire
3 Scalding Tarn
3 Volcanic Island
3 Underground SEa
1 Badlands
4 Wasteland
4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
3 Young Pyromancer
3 Dreadhorde Arcanist
2 Gurmag Angler
2 True-Name Nemesis
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
2 Preordain
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Forked Bolt
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
3 Thoughtseize
1 Inquisiton of Kozilek
Sideboard:
2 Liliana, the Last Hope
2 Diabolic Edict
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Marsh Casualties
2 Pyroblast
2 Abrade
1 Null Rod
2 Spell Pierce

Adrien Demoget – Bomberman

Adrien Demoget – Bomberman

Main Deck:
  • 1 Snow-Covered Plains
  • 4 Ancient Den
  • 4 City of Traitors
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 2 Karakas
  • 4 Karn, the Great Creator
  • 3 Karn, Scion of Urza
  • 3 Walking Ballista
  • 4 Auriok Salvager
  • 4 Monastery Mentor
  • 3 Lion's Eye Diamond
  • 4 Mox Opal
  • 4 Lotus Petal
  • 4 Chalice of the Void
  • 4 Urza's Bauble
  • 4 Mishra's Bauble
Sideboard:
  • 1 Walking Ballista
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 1 Lion's Eye Diamond
  • 2 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Sorcerous Spyglass
  • 1 Ensnaring Bridge
  • 1 Mycosynth Lattice
  • 1 Cast Out
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Disenchant
  • 1 Aura of Silence
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Adrien Demoget – Bomberman
Main Deck:
1 Snow-Covered Plains
4 Ancient Den
4 City of Traitors
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cavern of Souls
2 Karakas
4 Karn, the Great Creator
3 Karn, Scion of Urza
3 Walking Ballista
4 Auriok Salvager
4 Monastery Mentor
3 Lion's Eye Diamond
4 Mox Opal
4 Lotus Petal
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Urza's Bauble
4 Mishra's Bauble
Sideboard:
1 Walking Ballista
2 Containment Priest
1 Lion's Eye Diamond
2 Tormod's Crypt
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
1 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Mycosynth Lattice
1 Cast Out
3 Swords to Plowshares
1 Disenchant
1 Aura of Silence

Thomas Brochard – Infect

Thomas Brochard – Infect

Main Deck:
  • 3 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 2 Berserk
  • 1 Crop Rotation
  • 4 Blighted Agent
  • 4 Ponder
  • 3 Wooded Foothills
  • 1 Become Immense
  • 4 Glistener Elf
  • 3 Force of Will
  • 1 Forest
  • 4 Daze
  • 3 Windswept Heath
  • 4 Inkmoth Nexus
  • 4 Noble Hierarch
  • 1 Pendelhaven
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Invigorate
  • 1 Wasteland
  • 3 Vines of Vastwood
  • 3 Tropical Island
Sideboard:
  • 1 Return to Nature
  • 1 Shapers' Sanctuary
  • 1 Spellskite
  • 1 Narset, Parter of Veils
  • 1 Bojuka Bog
  • 1 Karakas
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Dissenter's Deliverance
  • 1 Viridian Corrupter
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Crop Rotation
  • 1 Dismember
  • 1 Force of Will
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Thomas Brochard – Infect
Main Deck:
3 Verdant Catacombs
1 Sylvan Library
2 Berserk
1 Crop Rotation
4 Blighted Agent
4 Ponder
3 Wooded Foothills
1 Become Immense
4 Glistener Elf
3 Force of Will
1 Forest
4 Daze
3 Windswept Heath
4 Inkmoth Nexus
4 Noble Hierarch
1 Pendelhaven
2 Spell Pierce
4 Brainstorm
4 Invigorate
1 Wasteland
3 Vines of Vastwood
3 Tropical Island
Sideboard:
1 Return to Nature
1 Shapers' Sanctuary
1 Spellskite
1 Narset, Parter of Veils
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Karakas
1 Surgical Extraction
2 Flusterstorm
1 Dissenter's Deliverance
1 Viridian Corrupter
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Crop Rotation
1 Dismember
1 Force of Will

Vladimir Arneuve – Dark Depths

Vladimir Arneuve – Dark Depths

Main Deck:
  • 4 Dark Confidant
  • 4 Vampire Hexmage
  • 3 Sylvan Safekeeper
  • 4 Crop Rotation
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Assassin's Trophy
  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Hymn to Tourach
  • 2 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 2 Sylvan Scrying
  • 1 Life from the Loam
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 3 Mox Diamond
  • 4 Dark Depths
  • 4 Thespian Stage
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 3 Bayou
  • 4 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
  • 1 Forest
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Bojuka Bog
  • 1 Sejiri Steppe
  • 1 Blast Zone
  • 2 Wasteland
Sideboard:
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Choke
  • 2 Hymn to Tourach
  • 1 Assassin's Trophy
  • 1 Marsh Casualties
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 1 Bitterblossom
  • 1 Dread of Night
  • 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 1 Rite of Consumption
  • 1 Karakas
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Vladimir Arneuve – Dark Depths
Main Deck:
4 Dark Confidant
4 Vampire Hexmage
3 Sylvan Safekeeper
4 Crop Rotation
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Assassin's Trophy
4 Thoughtseize
2 Hymn to Tourach
2 Inquisition of Kozilek
2 Sylvan Scrying
1 Life from the Loam
1 Sylvan Library
3 Mox Diamond
4 Dark Depths
4 Thespian Stage
4 Verdant Catacombs
3 Bayou
4 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Forest
1 Swamp
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Sejiri Steppe
1 Blast Zone
2 Wasteland
Sideboard:
3 Surgical Extraction
2 Choke
2 Hymn to Tourach
1 Assassin's Trophy
1 Marsh Casualties
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Bitterblossom
1 Dread of Night
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Rite of Consumption
1 Karakas

Articles

Quick Question: Modern Horizons in Legacy/Vintage?

It wasn't quite time for Modern Horizons at the Cardmarket Series yet. But the upcoming set was of course on many people's minds this weekend—and on their tongues. We took advantage of the opportunity and asked some notable players: Which cards from Modern Horizons do...

Quick Question: WAR in Legacy/Vintage

War of the Spark didn't just warp Standard. Lots of cards even found their way into Legacy and Vintage. At least they showed up and showed some promising early results. Now it was time for them to prove themselves at the Cardmarket Series. We asked several notable...

The Vintage Top 8 at Cardmarket Series Paris 2019

Go big or go home … or maybe you go fast and you get home early? While Limited and especially Modern were bigger, Vintage was faster. 17 players fought through five rounds of Swiss and the following eight were the first to earn a spot in the playoffs this weekend!...

Previously at the Cardmarket Series: Legacy in Ghent

On the eve of the Cardmarket Series Paris, it's once again time for us to follow long-standing tradition and to review what happened last time at the Series. Seven weeks earlier, on the weekend of April 12–14, players from all over Europe gathered in Ghent, Belgium,...

Metagame Breakdown

Wow… what a spread we have. This is one of the most balanced Legacy metagames we’ve seen at the Cardmarket Series. No single deck represented more than 9% of the field, and Death and Taxes was the only deck that managed that feat with 19 players choosing to tax their opponents. Don’t let Delver’s slice of the pie fool you into thinking it was the “most represented,” as it’s the combination of U/R, Grixis, and R/U/G Delver decks. U/R took the plurality among the delver decks with 11 players, while Grixis Delver had 9 and R/U/G Delver had 5.

After that, we had Grixis Control, which managed 16 players, Stoneblade which managed 14, and Show and Tell decks, which were the most popular combo deck with 11 players. Miracles underperformed by our standards, managing only 9 players, which is rather low for the Cardmarket series. Most people chose Stoneforge Mystic over Terminus it seems. Aggro Loam managed to get 8 pilots, while Infect, Dredge, ANT, Eldrazi Aggro, and Lands all managed to secure 6 spots. Elves and Goblins both scraped into our named spots with 5, which brings us to a rather sizable Other category.

30% of the field fell into our other category, meaning all decks with 4 or fewer pilots. Among these, Bomberman, 12 (or 15) Post, Mono-Red Stompy, and Food Chain all fell just short of the cut at 4 pilots. Painter’s Servant, Maverick, Slow Depths, Burn, and Steel Stompy managed 3 suitors. Our fringe decks, securing only one or two pilots were numerous, from Dragon decks to U/B Trix to Phoenix decks to more conventional choices like Nic Fit. It would take far too long to list them all. In the end, this meta was as varied as the night sky and only bodes well for the future of Legacy.

Event Photos

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