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The Vintage event at MKM Series Barcelona defied all expectations. 47 players signed up in total, making this one of the largest MKMS Vintage events in recent memory. Eleven players brought Mishra's Workshop, considered to be the dominant strategy after its spectacular showing at the recent North American Eternal Weekend; but only one of them made it to the playoffs, and then immediately fell in the quarters.

Instead, the Top 8 featured a sea of Islands, with Gifts Ungiven, Grixis Thieves, Blue-Red Pyromancer, Paradoxical Outcome/Monastery Mentor, and Oath of Druids all represented. In the end, Adria Romero Vilardell and his Young Pyromancer claimed the title and trophy.

In one respect, however, the tournament did follow expectations, as Rodrigo Togores reached the seventh MKMS Top 8 of his career, a feat rivaled by no other, and earned some valuable points in the race for the MKMS Power 8.

Congratulations to Adria Romero Vilardell, Vintage Champion of MKMS Barcelona!

Alcoriza, Miquel (Paradoxical Mentor)
1

Cano, Jaime
(Gifts Ungiven)
2

Gonzales, Ruben
(Grixis Thieves)
0

Alascio López, José Antonio
(Grixis Thieves)
2

Baena, Ignacio
(Shops Aggro)
0

Romero Vilardell, Adria
(U/R Pyromancer)
2

Togores, Rodrigo
(Oath of Druids)
0

Delacoste, Lou Janvier
(White Eldrazi)
2

Cano, Jaime
(Gifts Ungiven)
2

Alascio López, José Antonio
(Grixis Thieves)
0

Romero Vilardell, Adria
(U/R Pyromancer)
2

Delacoste, Lou Janvier
(White Eldrazi)
0

Cano, Jaime
(Gifts Ungiven)
0

Romero Vilardell, Adria
(U/R Pyromancer)
2

Romero Vilardell, Adria
(U/R Pyromancer)

Top 8 Decklists

Adria Romero Vilardell – UR Pyromancer

Adria Romero Vilardell – Pyromancer

Main Deck:
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 3 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Gitaxian Probe
  • 2 Lightning Bolt
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Flooded Strand
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 2 Tundra
  • 1 Arid Mesa
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Dack Fayden
  • 2 Null Rod
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Preordain
  • 3 Young Pyromancer
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Gush
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig through time
  • 1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
Sideboard:
  • 1 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 3 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 4 Smelt
  • 1 Disenchant
  • 1 By Force
  • 1 Red Elemental blast
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Flusterstorm
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Adria Romero Vilardell – Pyromancer
Main Deck:
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
1 Time Walk
3 Scalding Tarn
4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
1 Pyroblast
4 Wasteland
4 Mental Misstep
1 Gitaxian Probe
2 Lightning Bolt
4 Force of Will
3 Flooded Strand
3 Volcanic Island
2 Tundra
1 Arid Mesa
1 Island
1 Dack Fayden
2 Null Rod
2 Swords to Plowshares
2 Snapcaster Mage
4 Preordain
3 Young Pyromancer
1 Flusterstorm
1 Strip Mine
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Gush
1 Ponder
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig through time
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
Sideboard:
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Mountain
1 Containment Priest
3 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Smelt
1 Disenchant
1 By Force
1 Red Elemental blast
1 Pyroblast
1 Flusterstorm

Ignacio Baena – Ravager Shops

Ignacio Baena – Ravager Shops

Main Deck:
  • 4 Mishra's Workshop
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 4 Mishra's Factory
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 4 Arcbound Ravager
  • 4 Steel Overseer
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 2 Hangarback Walker
  • 4 Foundry Inspector
  • 4 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 3 Phyrexian Metamorph
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 4 Sphere of Resistance
  • 1 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 1 Lodestone Golem
Sideboard:
  • 1 Powder Keg
  • 1 Ratchet Bomb
  • 1 Sorcerous Spyglass
  • 3 Precursor Golem
  • 2 Dismember
  • 4 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 3 Tormod's Crypt
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Ignacio Baena – Ravager Shops
Main Deck:
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Wasteland
4 Ancient Tomb
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Mishra's Factory
1 Mana Crypt
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Sol Ring
1 Wurmcoil Engine
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista
2 Hangarback Walker
4 Foundry Inspector
4 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Trinisphere
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Lodestone Golem
Sideboard:
1 Powder Keg
1 Ratchet Bomb
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
3 Precursor Golem
2 Dismember
4 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Tormod's Crypt

Miquel Alcoriza – Paradoxical Mentor

Miquel Alcoriza – Paradoxical Mentor

Main Deck:
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Mana Drain
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 1 Monastery Mentor
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Merchant Scroll
  • 3 Preordain
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 4 Paradoxical Outcome
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 2 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Voltaic Key
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Opal
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 3 Island
  • 4 Flooded strand
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 2 Tundra
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 1 Polluted Delta
Sideboard:
  • 1 Balance
  • 2 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 2 Tormod's Crypt
  • 2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
  • 2 Disenchant
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Ravenous Trap
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Miquel Alcoriza – Paradoxical Mentor
Main Deck:
4 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
2 Mana Drain
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Merchant Scroll
3 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Engineered Explosives
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Vampiric Tutor
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Opal
1 Sol Ring
1 Misty Rainforest
3 Island
4 Flooded strand
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Tundra
2 Underground Sea
1 Polluted Delta
Sideboard:
1 Balance
2 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Tormod's Crypt
2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
2 Disenchant
2 Swords to Plowshares
2 Containment Priest
1 Plains
1 Ravenous Trap

José Anto Alascio López – Grixis Thieves

José Anto Alascio López – Grixis Thieves

Main Deck:
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Island
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Mana Drain
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Gifts Ungiven
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Notion Thief
  • 2 Jace, The Mindsculptor
  • 1 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Tezzeret The Seeker
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Subterranean Tremors
  • 1 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 1 Voltaic Key
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Abrade
Sideboard:
  • 1 Notion Thief
  • 1 Energy Flux
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Ceremonius Rejection
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Rock and Ruin
  • 1 Abrade
  • 1 By Force
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 2 Ravenous Trap
  • 1 Yixlid Jailer
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Virulent Plague
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José Anto Alascio López – Grixis Thieves
Main Deck:
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Polluted Delta
3 Island
3 Volcanic Island
2 Underground Sea
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
4 Force of Will
3 Mana Drain
3 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
1 Pyroblast
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Gifts Ungiven
1 Dig Through Time
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Notion Thief
2 Jace, The Mindsculptor
1 Dack Fayden
1 Tezzeret The Seeker
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Subterranean Tremors
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Voltaic Key
1 Time Vault
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Abrade
Sideboard:
1 Notion Thief
1 Energy Flux
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Ceremonius Rejection
1 Mountain
1 Rock and Ruin
1 Abrade
1 By Force
1 Pyroblast
2 Ravenous Trap
1 Yixlid Jailer
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Virulent Plague

Lou Janvier Delacoste – White Eldrazi

Lou Janvier Delacoste – White Eldrazi

Main Deck:
  • 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
  • 3 Containment Priest
  • 1 Palace Jailer
  • 1 Glowrider
  • 1 Vryn Wingmare
  • 4 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 4 Reality Smasher
  • 4 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 2 Null Rod
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 2 Karakas
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 5 Plains
Sideboard:
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 2 Stony Silence
  • 2 Rest in Peace
  • 1 Path to Exile
  • 1 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Disenchant
  • 2 Kataki, War's Wage
  • 1 Aegis of the Gods
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Lou Janvier Delacoste – White Eldrazi
Main Deck:
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
3 Containment Priest
1 Palace Jailer
1 Glowrider
1 Vryn Wingmare
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
4 Eldrazi Displacer
2 Null Rod
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Mana Crypt
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Ancient Tomb
2 Karakas
4 Cavern of Souls
5 Plains
Sideboard:
1 Containment Priest
1 Pithing Needle
2 Stony Silence
2 Rest in Peace
1 Path to Exile
1 Swords to Plowshares
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Disenchant
2 Kataki, War's Wage
1 Aegis of the Gods

Ruben Gonzales – Grixis Thieves

Ruben Gonzales – Grixis Thieves

Main Deck:
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Flooded Strand
  • 3 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 1 Notion Thief
  • 2 Night's Whisper
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 2 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Subterranean Tremors
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
  • 4 Preordain
  • 2 Mana Drain
  • 2 Mindbreak Trap
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 2 Repeal
Sideboard:
  • 2 Nature's Claim
  • 2 Grafdiggers Cage
  • 3 Ravenous Trap
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 By Force
  • 2 Abrade
  • 1 Inferno Titan
  • 1 Mountain
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Ruben Gonzales – Grixis Thieves
Main Deck:
1 Polluted Delta
2 Island
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Flooded Strand
3 Scalding Tarn
2 Tropical Island
2 Volcanic Island
3 Underground Sea
1 Notion Thief
2 Night's Whisper
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Yawgmoth's Will
2 Dack Fayden
1 Pyroblast
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Subterranean Tremors
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Brainstorm
1 Tinker
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Dig Through Time
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4 Preordain
2 Mana Drain
2 Mindbreak Trap
3 Mental Misstep
4 Force of Will
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Pearl
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Crypt
1 Blightsteel Colossus
2 Repeal
Sideboard:
2 Nature's Claim
2 Grafdiggers Cage
3 Ravenous Trap
1 Ancient Grudge
2 Pyroblast
1 By Force
2 Abrade
1 Inferno Titan
1 Mountain

Jaime Cano – Gifts Ungiven

Jaime Cano – Gifts

Main Deck:
  • 2 Baral, Chief of Compliance
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Mindbreak Trap
  • 2 Mana Drain
  • 3 Gifts Ungiven
  • 2 Thirst for Knowledge
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Merchant Scroll
  • 1 Rebuild
  • 1 Repeal
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 4 Burning Wish
  • 1 Subterranean Tremors
  • 1 Noxious Revival
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Lotus Petal
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
Sideboard:
  • 1 Mountain
  • 2 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Tendrils of Agony
  • 1 Ravenous Trap
  • 2 By Force
  • 2 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Subterranean Tremors
  • 1 Reverent Silence
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Jaime Cano – Gifts
Main Deck:
2 Baral, Chief of Compliance
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Blightsteel Colossus
4 Force of Will
3 Flusterstorm
2 Mindbreak Trap
2 Mana Drain
3 Gifts Ungiven
2 Thirst for Knowledge
1 Dig Through Time
1 Brainstorm
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Rebuild
1 Repeal
1 Demonic Tutor
4 Burning Wish
1 Subterranean Tremors
1 Noxious Revival
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Vault
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Tropical Island
2 Volcanic Island
2 Underground Sea
2 Island
1 Polluted Delta
1 Misty Rainforest
4 Scalding Tarn
Sideboard:
1 Mountain
2 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Tinker
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Thoughtseize
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Ravenous Trap
2 By Force
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Subterranean Tremors
1 Reverent Silence

Rodrigo Togores – Inferno Oath

Rodrigo Togores – Inferno Oath

Main Deck:
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 2 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 2 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Firespout
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 4 Forbidden Orchard
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Gitaxian Probe
  • 1 Griselbrand
  • 1 Gush
  • 2 Inferno Titan
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 4 Oath of Druids
  • 1 Flooded Strand
  • 3 Preordain
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Sorcerous Spyglass
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 1 Underground Sea
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
  • 3 Abrade
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
  • 4 Leyline of the Void
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Stormbreath Dragon
  • 1 Nature's Claim
  • 1 Carnage Tyrant
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Rodrigo Togores – Inferno Oath
Main Deck:
1 Ancestral Recall
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
2 Dack Fayden
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Firespout
2 Flusterstorm
4 Forbidden Orchard
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Griselbrand
1 Gush
2 Inferno Titan
1 Island
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Library of Alexandria
3 Mental Misstep
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
4 Oath of Druids
1 Flooded Strand
3 Preordain
1 Pyroblast
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Sol Ring
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
1 Sylvan Library
1 Time Walk
2 Tropical Island
1 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
3 Abrade
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Pyroblast
1 Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Mountain
1 Pithing Needle
1 Stormbreath Dragon
1 Nature's Claim
1 Carnage Tyrant

Articles

Final video: Romero Vilardell vs. Cano

We expected to see lots of Workshops and Oath of Druids in the elimination matches of the event, but we were bound to be surprised. Interestingly, U/R Pyromancer and Gifts Ungiven met in the final match instead. Both players had proven that they knew what they were...

Semifinal video: Cano vs. Alascio Lopez

The only two "Grixis Thieves" lists in attendance had met in one of the Quarterfinals of this half of the bracket. Now it was time for Lopez's version of that Thieves deck to face another unusual build in the form of Cano's "Gifts Ungiven" deck....

Quarterfinal video: Togores vs. Delacoste

Rodrigo Togores was tearing up the Swiss portion of the Vintage main event here in Barcelona. Would he be able to continue winning with his {Oath of Druids} deck in the Top 8 to increase his chances for the Power 8 leaderboard?...

Final: Jaime Cano vs. Adria Romero Vilardell

The final of the largest MKMS Vintage tournament in recent memory concluded with a battle between two players who both had reached the Top 8 once before. Jaime Cano had brought a {Gifts Ungiven} deck which was aiming to win via {Burning Wish} on either {Tinker} or...

Playing for Power 8: Kevin Wagner, the Metagame Master

There was a lot on the line here in Barcelona, at the final stop of the 2017 MKM Series. In addition to all the usual prizes and trophies awarded, the weekend also marked the conclusion of the race toward the Power 8. The eight most succesful players of the year would...

Playing for Power 8: Rodrigo Togores, the Fighter

There was a lot on the line here in Barcelona, at the final stop of the 2017 MKM Series. In addition to all the usual prizes and trophies awarded, the weekend also marked the conclusion of the race toward the Power 8. The eight most succesful players of the year would...

Playing for Power 8: Johannes Gutbrod, the Legacy Master

There was a lot on the line here in Barcelona, at the final stop of the 2017 MKM Series. In addition to all the usual prizes and trophies awarded, the weekend also marked the conclusion of the race toward the Power 8. The eight most succesful players of the year would...

Playing for Power 8: Julian Knab, the Most Usual Suspect

There was a lot on the line here in Barcelona, at the final stop of the 2017 MKM Series. In addition to all the usual prizes and trophies awarded, the weekend also marked the conclusion of the race toward the Power 8. The eight most succesful players of the year would...

Previously at the MKM Series: Vintage in Hamburg

On the eve of MKM Series Barcelona, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Just seven weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Hamburg for the fourth and penultimate stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 34...

Metagame Breakdown

47 veterans of Vintage came together next to the larger Modern Event here in Barcelona. Coming off of Eternal Weekend 2017, we wondered if we would see Workshop decks abound at MKMS Barcelona or if we would see a similar spread to MKMS Hamburg, given the smaller Vintage pool.

Well—Mishra's Workshop did not disappoint as we got eleven Shop decks, a significant increase from the two present in Hamburg. Mentor/Young Pyromancer decks were also as prevalent as ever, with six players. Dredge edged out White Eldrazi and Oath of Druids in numbers with five players to Eldrazi's and Oath's three players each.

How Storm would pan out given the recent unbanning of Yawgmoth's Bargain had been a topic of great interest to us, especially considering the surprisingly limited affect it had on MKMS Hamburg. We did see one player here use three copies of the recently unrestricted Bargain instead of Paradoxical Outcome. Overall though, players here seemed to have decided that Bargain couldn't compete with Outcome as an enabler in Vintage Storm.

Legend

  • 11 Ravager Shops
  • 6 Pyromancer
  • 5 Dredge
  • 5 Storm
  • 3 White Eldrazi
  • 3 Jeskai Standstill
  • 3 Oath of Druids
  • 2 Hatebears
  • 2 Grixis Thieves
  • 2 Mentor Control
  • 2 Gifts Ungiven
  • 3 Others

Event Photos