Legacy Coverage MKM Series Frankfurt 2017

Event Coverage of the MKM Series Frankfurt

The biggest story leading up to the tournament was of course the recent banning of Sensei's Divining Top, which shook the format to its foundations and left many players scrambling for replacements or adjustments. In total, 437 players entered the Legacy main event of MKM Series Frankfurt 2017 to fight for fame, glory, and a grand prize of €1,500 in MagicCardMarket.eu credit.

Eight different deck archetypes made it to the playoffs, five combo decks alongside Grixis Delver, Aggro Loam, and Stoneblade. The combo decks proceeded to weed out the others, and in the end it was former Miracles player Johannes Gutbrod, using Sneak Attack/Show and Tell, who finished his second Top 8 at the MKM Series with a win.

Congratulations to Johannes Gutbrod Who Found a New Deck to Become Frankfurt's Legacy Champion!

Szegho, Dalibor
(Food Chain)
2

Knab, Julian
(Elves)
0

Wölfler, Walter
(Reanimator)
2

Bolland, Felix
(Aggro Loam)
1

Wilhelm, Christopher
(Stoneblade)
1

Gutbrod, Johannes
(Show and Tell)
2

Schubert, Mathias
(Grixis Delver)
2

Swiecki, Robert
(Storm)
1

Szegho, Dalibor
(Food Chain)
1

Wölfler, Walter
(Reanimator)
2

Gutbrod, Johannes
(Show and Tell)
2

Schubert, Mathias
(Grixis Delver)
0

Wölfler, Walter
(Reanimator)
1

Gutbrod, Johannes
(Show and Tell)
2

Gutbrod, Johannes
(Show and Tell)

Top 8 Decklists

Julian Knab – Elves

Julian Knab – Elves

Main Deck:
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Nettle Sentinel
  • 4 Heritage Druid
  • 4 Elvish Visionary
  • 4 Wirewood Symbiote
  • 4 Quirion Ranger
  • 2 Craterhoof Behemoth
  • 1 Birchlore Rangers
  • 1 Reclamation Sage
  • 4 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 4 Glimpse of Nature
  • 4 Natural Order
  • 4 Gaea's Cradle
  • 2 Bayou
  • 2 Forest
  • 2 Dryad Arbor
  • 2 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Verdant Catacombs
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 2 Windswept Heath
  • 1 Pendelhaven
  • 1 Cavern of Souls
Sideboard:
  • 4 Abrupt Decay
  • 3 Cabal Therapy
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 1 Progenitus
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
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Julian Knab – Elves
Main Deck:
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Nettle Sentinel
4 Heritage Druid
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Wirewood Symbiote
4 Quirion Ranger
2 Craterhoof Behemoth
1 Birchlore Rangers
1 Reclamation Sage
4 Green Sun's Zenith
4 Glimpse of Nature
4 Natural Order
4 Gaea's Cradle
2 Bayou
2 Forest
2 Dryad Arbor
2 Wooded Foothills
2 Verdant Catacombs
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Windswept Heath
1 Pendelhaven
1 Cavern of Souls
Sideboard:
4 Abrupt Decay
3 Cabal Therapy
2 Thoughtseize
3 Surgical Extraction
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Progenitus
1 Umezawa's Jitte

Mathias Schubert – Grixis Delver

Mathias Schubert – Grixis Delver

Main Deck:
  • 4 Daze
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
  • 3 Ponder
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 1 Dismember
  • 2 Stifle
  • 1 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
  • 3 Young Pyromancer
  • 2 Gurmag Angler
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 True-Name Nemesis
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Scalding Tarn
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Cabal Therapy
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Fatal Push
  • 1 Darkblast
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 1 Diabolic Edict
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Fire Covenant
  • 1 Painful Truths
  • 1 Grim Lavamancer
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Mathias Schubert – Grixis Delver
Main Deck:
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
4 Gitaxian Probe
3 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Dismember
2 Stifle
1 Spell Pierce
4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
3 Young Pyromancer
2 Gurmag Angler
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 True-Name Nemesis
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
1 Flooded Strand
2 Scalding Tarn
3 Volcanic Island
2 Underground Sea
1 Tropical Island
4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Cabal Therapy
1 Flusterstorm
1 Fatal Push
1 Darkblast
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Diabolic Edict
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Fire Covenant
1 Painful Truths
1 Grim Lavamancer

Walter Wölfler- Reanimator

Walter Wölfler- Reanimator

Main Deck:
  • 4 Griselbrand
  • 4 Chancellor of the Annex
  • 1 Iona, Shield of Emeria
  • 1 Tidespout Tyrant
  • 4 Reanimate
  • 4 Exhume
  • 4 Animate Dead
  • 4 Faithless Looting
  • 4 Entomb
  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 4 Collective Brutality
  • 4 Lotus Petal
  • 4 Dark Ritual
  • 1 Chrome Mox
  • 4 Bloodstained Mire
  • 4 Marsh Flats
  • 2 Badlands
  • 2 Swamp
  • 1 Godless Shrine
Sideboard:
  • 4 Wear // Tear
  • 3 Blood Moon
  • 4 Stronghold Gambit
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
  • 1 Grave Titan
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Walter Wölfler- Reanimator
Main Deck:
4 Griselbrand
4 Chancellor of the Annex
1 Iona, Shield of Emeria
1 Tidespout Tyrant
4 Reanimate
4 Exhume
4 Animate Dead
4 Faithless Looting
4 Entomb
4 Thoughtseize
4 Collective Brutality
4 Lotus Petal
4 Dark Ritual
1 Chrome Mox
4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Marsh Flats
2 Badlands
2 Swamp
1 Godless Shrine
Sideboard:
4 Wear // Tear
3 Blood Moon
4 Stronghold Gambit
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
1 Grave Titan

Robert Swiecki- Storm

Robert Swiecki- Storm

Main Deck:
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
  • 2 Preordain
  • 4 Dark Ritual
  • 4 Cabal Ritual
  • 4 Lotus Petal
  • 4 Lion's Eye Diamond
  • 4 Infernal Tutor
  • 1 Grim Tutor
  • 1 Tendrils of Agony
  • 2 Past in Flames
  • 3 Duress
  • 3 Cabal Therapy
  • 1 Ad Nauseam
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Bloodstained Mire
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 1 Volcanic Island
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 1 Badlands
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Island
Sideboard:
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 1 Empty the Warrens
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Echoing Truth
  • 1 Tendrils of Agony
  • 1 Chain of Vapor
  • 1 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Xantid Swarm
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
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Robert Swiecki- Storm
Main Deck:
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Gitaxian Probe
2 Preordain
4 Dark Ritual
4 Cabal Ritual
4 Lotus Petal
4 Lion's Eye Diamond
4 Infernal Tutor
1 Grim Tutor
1 Tendrils of Agony
2 Past in Flames
3 Duress
3 Cabal Therapy
1 Ad Nauseam
4 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Bloodstained Mire
2 Underground Sea
1 Volcanic Island
1 Tropical Island
1 Badlands
1 Swamp
1 Island
Sideboard:
2 Flusterstorm
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Fatal Push
1 Empty the Warrens
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Echoing Truth
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Thoughtseize
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Xantid Swarm
1 Tormod's Crypt

Johannes Gutbrod – Show & Tell

Johannes Gutbrod – Show & Tell

Main Deck:
  • 4 Griselbrand
  • 4 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • 1 Fire // Ice
  • 3 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 3 Preordain
  • 2 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Show and Tell
  • 4 Sneak Attack
  • 4 Lotus Petal
  • 3 Ancient Tomb
  • 2 City of Traitors
  • 2 island
  • 1 Mountain
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 3 Volcanic Island
Sideboard:
  • 2 Pyroclasm
  • 1 Grim Lavamancer
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Echoing Truth
  • 2 Blood Moon
  • 2 Defense Grid
  • 1 Sudden Shock
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Johannes Gutbrod – Show & Tell
Main Deck:
4 Griselbrand
4 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1 Fire // Ice
3 Spell Pierce
4 Force of Will
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
3 Preordain
2 Gitaxian Probe
4 Show and Tell
4 Sneak Attack
4 Lotus Petal
3 Ancient Tomb
2 City of Traitors
2 island
1 Mountain
4 Flooded Strand
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Volcanic Island
Sideboard:
2 Pyroclasm
1 Grim Lavamancer
2 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Surgical Extraction
2 Pyroblast
1 Flusterstorm
1 Echoing Truth
2 Blood Moon
2 Defense Grid
1 Sudden Shock

Christopher Wilhelm – Stoneblade

Christopher Wilhelm – Stoneblade

Main Deck:
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Daze
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 3 Abrupt decay
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Stoneforge Mystic
  • 4 True-Name Nemesis
  • 4 Noble Hierarch
  • 2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 2 jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Batterskull
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Sword of Fire and Ice
  • 3 Wasteland
  • 3 Tropical island
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 2 Tundra
  • 1 Scrubland
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
Sideboard:
  • 2 Meddling Mage
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 2 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Zealous Persecution
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
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Christopher Wilhelm – Stoneblade
Main Deck:
4 Force of Will
4 Daze
4 Brainstorm
2 Swords to Plowshares
3 Abrupt decay
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Stoneforge Mystic
4 True-Name Nemesis
4 Noble Hierarch
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
2 jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Batterskull
1 Umezawa's Jitte
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
3 Wasteland
3 Tropical island
2 Underground Sea
2 Tundra
1 Scrubland
4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
1 Misty Rainforest
Sideboard:
2 Meddling Mage
2 Containment Priest
2 Ethersworn Canonist
2 Flusterstorm
2 Thoughtseize
2 Zealous Persecution
1 Vendilion Clique
2 Surgical Extraction

Felix Bolland – Punishing Loam

Felix Bolland – Punishing Loam

Main Deck:
  • 4 Dark Confidant
  • 4 Knight of the Reliquary
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 1 Gaddock Teeg
  • 3 Liliana of the Veil
  • 4 Chalice of the Void
  • 4 Mox Diamond
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 2 Life from the Loam
  • 2 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 3 Punishing Fire
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 2 Windswept Heath
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 3 Grove of the Burnwillows
  • 2 Bayou
  • 1 Scrubland
  • 1 badlands
  • 1 Taiga
  • 1 Savannah
  • 1 Barren Moor
  • 1 Tranquil Thicket
  • 1 Dryad Arbor
  • 1 Ghost Quarter
  • 1 Maze of Ith
  • 1 Karakas
  • 1 Cabal Pit
  • 1 Forest
Sideboard:
  • 3 Leyline of the Void
  • 1 Garruk Relentless / Garruk, the Veil-Cursed
  • 2 Golgari Charm
  • 1 Reclamation Sage
  • 2 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Collective Brutality
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Felix Bolland – Punishing Loam
Main Deck:
4 Dark Confidant
4 Knight of the Reliquary
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Gaddock Teeg
3 Liliana of the Veil
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Mox Diamond
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Toxic Deluge
2 Life from the Loam
2 Green Sun's Zenith
1 Sylvan Library
3 Punishing Fire
4 Verdant Catacombs
2 Windswept Heath
4 Wasteland
3 Grove of the Burnwillows
2 Bayou
1 Scrubland
1 badlands
1 Taiga
1 Savannah
1 Barren Moor
1 Tranquil Thicket
1 Dryad Arbor
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Maze of Ith
1 Karakas
1 Cabal Pit
1 Forest
Sideboard:
3 Leyline of the Void
1 Garruk Relentless / Garruk, the Veil-Cursed
2 Golgari Charm
1 Reclamation Sage
2 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Containment Priest
2 Swords to Plowshares
2 Thoughtseize
1 Collective Brutality

Dalibor Szeghö – Food Chain

Dalibor Szeghö – Food Chain

Main Deck:
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Baleful Strix
  • 2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 2 Trinket Mage
  • 1 Eternal Scourge
  • 2 Misthollow Griffin
  • 2 Walking Ballista
  • 2 Vendilion Clique
  • 3 Manipulate Fate
  • 2 Ponder
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Abrupt Decay
  • 4 Food Chain
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Verdant Catacombs
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 1 Bayou
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Forest
  • 1 Swamp
Sideboard:
  • 1 Fatal Push
  • 1 Collective Brutality
  • 1 Golgari Charm
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Engineered Plague
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
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Dalibor Szeghö – Food Chain
Main Deck:
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Baleful Strix
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
2 Trinket Mage
1 Eternal Scourge
2 Misthollow Griffin
2 Walking Ballista
2 Vendilion Clique
3 Manipulate Fate
2 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Abrupt Decay
4 Food Chain
1 Sylvan Library
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Polluted Delta
3 Verdant Catacombs
2 Underground Sea
1 Bayou
1 Tropical Island
2 Island
1 Forest
1 Swamp
Sideboard:
1 Fatal Push
1 Collective Brutality
1 Golgari Charm
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Pithing Needle
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Umezawa's Jitte
2 Flusterstorm
2 Thoughtseize
1 Engineered Plague
1 Toxic Deluge

Articles

Final: Walter Wölfler vs. Johannes Gutbrod

After ten rounds plus quarter- and semifinals, only two players were left to duke it out for the title and trophy of our Legacy main event: Austria’s Walter Wölfler who emerged to the final with his RB Reanimator deck and Germany’s Johannes Gutbrod, who chose to play...

Semifinal: Dalibor Szeghö vs. Walter Wölfler

"I guess you would like to play first, as you got the higher seat?" asked Walter Wölfler. Dalibor Szeghö answered in the affirmative. "And it's not like it matters all that much in this matchup, right?" The players shared a good laugh at that. Wölfler was playing...

Quarterfinal: Johannes Gutbrod vs. Christopher Wilhelm

After ten rounds of Legacy, only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune. In this quaterfinal Johannes Gutbrod faced off against Christopher Wilhelm. Both players shared the same fate, because they both used to play foiled out versions of...

Video: Talking Legacy with Johannes Gutbrod

Today I sat down with Johannes Gutbrod to talk about the direction the Legacy format would take now that Miracles was banned. Johannes had been one of the players who were famous for always playing that deck. He made Top 8 in multiple independent tournament series...

Quick Question: Legacy Metagame?

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...

Quick Question: Legacy Banning?

Some celebrated the banning of {Sensei's Divining Top}, others worried that Legacy—with its overabundance of different angles of attack, putting reactive strategies at a fundamental disadvantage—might lose its only viable control deck. We asked some of the notable...

Quick Question: Amonkhet in Legacy?

Legacy players didn't just lose a card, they also gained several new ones with the release of Amonkhet, at least potentially. We asked a bunch of notable players in attendance this weekend for their opinion: Which Amonkhet cards do you think will have the biggest...

Previously at the MKM Series: Legacy in Milan

In keeping with long-standing tradition, we first take a look back at what happened before … Six weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Milan for the first stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 134 Legacy lovers. Deck of the Tournament The biggest...

Metagame Breakdown

Take a look at the breakdown of the decks in our Legacy main event at the MKM Series Frankfurt 2017. 437 players came to play with the original dual lands today. Miracles had just been banned into oblivion, creating a giant hole in the metagame. Players primarily put their trust in Delver and Show and Tell variants, with Death & Taxes, Stoneblade, Elves, and Storm following closely behind. The former borders between Stoneforge Mystic and BUG decks were starting to blur, as players tried to integrate the best of both worlds into their decks. Obviously, fast creature decks needed to fight with combo decks today to determine which decks would be the dominant force in the new Legacy.

We registered 44 different archetypes overall, so obviously we had to cut the list short somewhere, but you might just find some of the less played archetypes like Merfolk, Goblins, Aluren and so on (106 decks in total) in the Top 8 decklist section later.

Legend

  • 38 Grixis Delver
  • 33 Show and Tell
  • 33 Death & Taxes
  • 30 Stoneblade
  • 29 Elves
  • 26 Storm
  • 25 Reanimator
  • 22 BUG Leovold
  • 16 Food Chain
  • 16 Infect
  • 15 Aggro Loam
  • 15 Burn
  • 14 BUG Delver
  • 10 Dredge
  • 9 Lands
  • 106 Others

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