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The weekend of MKM Series Frankfurt 2017 began with Vintage action on Friday. While 108 players fought for their last chance to earn byes for the next day's Modern event and 79 tried their luck with Legacy, 32 veterans ventured into the world of Vintage, quite a high turnout for the format.

In recent months Vintage had been dominated by Monastery Mentor decks, but with the restriction of both Gush and Gitaxian Probe all bets were off. Although one reasonable assumption was that Mishra's Workshop decks would benefit from the weakening of the Mentor strategy. Many players drew that conclusion, but the only one to act upon it was Kevin Wagner, and he was rewarded for it. Wagner piloted his Workshop deck all the way to the top, claimed the title and trophy, and became the weekend's first winner!

Congratulations to Kevin Wagner, the Vintage Champion of MKM Series Frankfurt 2017!

Eriksson, Hannes
(Oath)
2

Ruiterkamp, Gerwin
(Dredge)
0

Wagner, Kevin
(Shops)
2

Rodriguez, Javier
(BUG Leovold)
0

van der Lans, Tim
(Tezzerator)
2

Linden, Mikael
(Oath)
1

Trajhan, Matous
(Mentor)
2

Reischmann, Tobias
(Powerless Eldrazi)
1

Eriksson, Hannes
(Oath)
1

Wagner, Kevin
(Shops)
2

van der Lans, Tim
(Tezzerator)
1

Trajhan, Matous
(Mentor)
2

Wagner, Kevin
(Shops)
2

Trajhan, Matous
(Mentor)
0

Wagner, Kevin
(Shops)

Top 8 Decklists

Tobias Reischmann – White Eldrazi

Tobias Reischmann – White Eldrazi

Main Deck:
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 3 City of Traitors
  • 3 Eye of Ugin
  • 2 Karakas
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 2 Ghost Quarter
  • 2 Wasteland
  • 2 Plains
  • 2 Spirit of the Labyrinth
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 3 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 1 Lodestone Golem
  • 4 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 4 Reality Smasher
  • 3 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 2 Vryn Wingmare
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 3 Null Rod
Sideboard:
  • 4 Fragmentize
  • 4 Mindbreak Trap
  • 4 Ravenous Trap
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 1 Grafdigger‘s Cage
  • 1 Disenchant
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Tobias Reischmann – White Eldrazi
Main Deck:
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Eldrazi Temple
3 City of Traitors
3 Eye of Ugin
2 Karakas
1 Strip Mine
2 Ghost Quarter
2 Wasteland
2 Plains
2 Spirit of the Labyrinth
1 Containment Priest
2 Swords to Plowshares
3 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Lodestone Golem
4 Thorn of Amethyst
4 Reality Smasher
3 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
2 Vryn Wingmare
1 Sol Ring
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Vault
1 Trinisphere
3 Null Rod
Sideboard:
4 Fragmentize
4 Mindbreak Trap
4 Ravenous Trap
1 Containment Priest
1 Grafdigger‘s Cage
1 Disenchant

Kevin Wagner – Workshops

Kevin Wagner – Workshops

Main Deck:
  • 4 Mishra‘s Workshop
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Mishra‘s Factory
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 4 Arcbound Ravager
  • 4 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 4 Foundry Inspector
  • 1 Hangarback Walker
  • 1 Lodestone Golem
  • 4 Sphere of Resistance
  • 4 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 4 Tangle Wire
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 2 Fleetwheel Cruiser
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
Sideboard:
  • 2 Karakas
  • 4 Grafdigger‘s Cage
  • 2 Crucible of Worlds
  • 4 Leyline of the Void
  • 1 Dismember
  • 2 Wurmcoil Engine
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Kevin Wagner – Workshops
Main Deck:
4 Mishra‘s Workshop
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Wasteland
4 Mishra‘s Factory
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Crypt
1 Black Lotus
4 Walking Ballista
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Foundry Inspector
1 Hangarback Walker
1 Lodestone Golem
4 Sphere of Resistance
4 Thorn of Amethyst
4 Tangle Wire
1 Trinisphere
2 Fleetwheel Cruiser
1 Chalice of the Void
Sideboard:
2 Karakas
4 Grafdigger‘s Cage
2 Crucible of Worlds
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Dismember
2 Wurmcoil Engine

Mikael Linden – Oath

Mikael Linden – Oath

Main Deck:
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 1 Bayou
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 4 Forbidden Orchard
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Misdirection
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 2 Thirst for Knowledge
  • 4 Preordain
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Mystical Tutor
  • 1 Demonic Consultation
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 4 Oath of Druids
  • 3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • 1 Channel
  • 1 Dragon Breath
  • 2 Show and Tell
  • 1 Thoughtseize
Sideboard:
  • 1 Wasteland
  • 2 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Arcane Laboratory
  • 3 Nature's Claim
  • 4 Abrupt Decay
  • 4 Leyline of the Void
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Mikael Linden – Oath
Main Deck:
4 Polluted Delta
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea
1 Bayou
1 Strip Mine
4 Forbidden Orchard
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring
4 Force of Will
1 Misdirection
4 Mental Misstep
1 Flusterstorm
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
2 Thirst for Knowledge
4 Preordain
1 Ponder
1 Dig Through Time
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Demonic Consultation
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
4 Oath of Druids
3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1 Channel
1 Dragon Breath
2 Show and Tell
1 Thoughtseize
Sideboard:
1 Wasteland
2 Pithing Needle
1 Arcane Laboratory
3 Nature's Claim
4 Abrupt Decay
4 Leyline of the Void

Arjen Ruiterkamp – White Eldrazi

Arjen Ruiterkamp – White Eldrazi

Main Deck:
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Plains
  • 3 Wasteland
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 2 Karakas
  • 4 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 4 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 3 Containment Priest
  • 1 Lodestone Golem
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 4 Reality Smasher
  • 3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 4 Thorn of Amethyst
Sideboard:
  • 2 Tormod's Crypt
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Rest in Peace
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 2 Null Rod
  • 2 Seal of Cleansing
  • 4 Leyline of Sanctity
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Arjen Ruiterkamp – White Eldrazi
Main Deck:
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Plains
3 Wasteland
1 Strip Mine
2 Karakas
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Containment Priest
1 Lodestone Golem
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Thorn of Amethyst
Sideboard:
2 Tormod's Crypt
2 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Rest in Peace
1 Trinisphere
1 Containment Priest
2 Null Rod
2 Seal of Cleansing
4 Leyline of Sanctity

Matous Trajhan – Mentor

Matous Trajhan – Mentor

Main Deck:
  • 4 Monastery Mentor
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Repeal
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 2 Paradoxical Outcome
  • 1 Gush
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Timetwister
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Balance
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Tezzerat the Seeker
  • 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 Sol Ring
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 2 Voltaic Key
  • 2 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 2 Island
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Tundra
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 4 Flooded Strand
Sideboard:
  • 2 Pithing Needle
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Fragmentize
  • 1 Plains
  • 2 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Containment Priest
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Matous Trajhan – Mentor
Main Deck:
4 Monastery Mentor
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Repeal
1 Vampiric Tutor
2 Flusterstorm
3 Mental Misstep
4 Force of Will
2 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Gush
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Ponder
1 Time Walk
1 Timetwister
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Balance
1 Tinker
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Tezzerat the Seeker
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 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
2 Voltaic Key
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Island
2 Polluted Delta
3 Tundra
2 Underground Sea
4 Flooded Strand
Sideboard:
2 Pithing Needle
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Fragmentize
1 Plains
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Ethersworn Canonist
2 Swords to Plowshares
2 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Containment Priest

Javier Rodriguez – BUG Leovold

Javier Rodriguez – BUG Leovold

Main Deck:
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Verdant Catacombs
  • 3 Wasteland
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 1 Bayou
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 2 Null Rod
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Snuff Out
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Jace the Mind Sculptor
  • 2 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Mana Leak
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Tarmogoyf
  • 4 Dark Confidant
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 3 Leovold Emissary of Trest
  • 2 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 True Name Nemesis
Sideboard:
  • 2 Nature's Claim
  • 1 Wasteland
  • 2 True Name Nemesis
  • 2 Energy Flux
  • 1 Tarmogoyf
  • 1 Null Rod
  • 1 Yixlid Jailer
  • 1 Dread of Night
  • 2 Dismember
  • 1 Liliana of the Veil
  • 1 Virulent Plague
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Javier Rodriguez – BUG Leovold
Main Deck:
4 Polluted Delta
2 Verdant Catacombs
3 Wasteland
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
1 Bayou
1 Island
1 Swamp
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Brainstorm
2 Null Rod
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Emerald
1 Black Lotus
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Snuff Out
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Ponder
1 Jace the Mind Sculptor
2 Mental Misstep
2 Mana Leak
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Tarmogoyf
4 Dark Confidant
4 Deathrite Shaman
3 Leovold Emissary of Trest
2 Vendilion Clique
1 True Name Nemesis
Sideboard:
2 Nature's Claim
1 Wasteland
2 True Name Nemesis
2 Energy Flux
1 Tarmogoyf
1 Null Rod
1 Yixlid Jailer
1 Dread of Night
2 Dismember
1 Liliana of the Veil
1 Virulent Plague

Tim van der Lans – Tezzeret

Tim van der Lans – Tezzeret

Main Deck:
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Voltaic Key
  • 1 Sensei‘s Divining Top
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Misdirection
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 3 Mana Drain
  • 1 Steel Sabotage
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Thirst for Knowledge
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Hurkyl‘s Recall
  • 1 Mystical Tutor
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 2 Tezzeret the Seeker
  • 2 jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 3 Island
Sideboard:
  • 1 Forbidden Orchard
  • 4 Oath of Druids
  • 2 Griselbrand
  • 1 Misdirection
  • 1 Hurkyl‘s Recall
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 2 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 3 Swan Song
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Tim van der Lans – Tezzeret
Main Deck:
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key
1 Sensei‘s Divining Top
1 Blightsteel Colossus
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Misdirection
4 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
3 Mana Drain
1 Steel Sabotage
2 Flusterstorm
2 Thirst for Knowledge
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Hurkyl‘s Recall
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Toxic Deluge
2 Tezzeret the Seeker
2 jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Flooded Strand
2 Underground Sea
2 Tropical Island
3 Island
Sideboard:
1 Forbidden Orchard
4 Oath of Druids
2 Griselbrand
1 Misdirection
1 Hurkyl‘s Recall
1 Pithing Needle
2 Nihil Spellbomb
3 Swan Song

Hannes Eriksson – Oath of Druids

Hannes Eriksson – Oath of Druids

Main Deck:
  • 2 Punishing Fire
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 3 Dack Fayden
  • 4 Oath of Druids
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 4 Preordain
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 1 Griselbrand
  • 1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Gitaxian Probe
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Life from the Loam
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 Island
  • 2 Grove of the Burnwillows
  • 4 Forbidden Orchard
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
Sideboard:
  • 4 Tormods Crypt
  • 1 Grove of the Burnwillows
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Wasteland
  • 3 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Punishing Fire
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Arcane Laboratory
  • 1 Nature's Claim
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Hannes Eriksson – Oath of Druids
Main Deck:
2 Punishing Fire
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
3 Dack Fayden
4 Oath of Druids
4 Mental Misstep
4 Preordain
4 Force of Will
1 Sylvan Library
1 Griselbrand
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Life from the Loam
1 Pyroblast
1 Ponder
1 Brainstorm
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Library of Alexandria
2 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
1 Strip Mine
1 Island
2 Grove of the Burnwillows
4 Forbidden Orchard
4 Scalding Tarn
Sideboard:
4 Tormods Crypt
1 Grove of the Burnwillows
1 Mountain
1 Wasteland
3 Ancient Grudge
1 Punishing Fire
1 Flusterstorm
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Arcane Laboratory
1 Nature's Claim

Articles

Final: Kevin Wagner vs. Matous Trajhan

After six rounds plus quarter- and semifinals, only two players were left to duke it out for the title and trophy of our Vintage main event: Kevin Wagner a local Magic player, who was the only one in todays main event playing Workshops. Matous Trajhan was one of the...

Semifinal: Hannes Eriksson vs. Kevin Wagner

After the epic battle of giants that was the quarterfinal match between Tim van der Lans and Mikael Lindén, the limelight now belonged to two lesser known players. In this semifinal pairing, Sweden's Hannes Eriksson was facing off against local Kevin Wagner. Wagner...

Quarterfinal: Mikael Linden vs. Tim van der Lans

After six rounds of swiss, the remaining eight players finally faced the first knock-out round in the Vintage main event. In this quarterfinal two Magic heavyweights faced each other: Sweden's Mikael Linden who had already won the MKM Series Vintage main event two...

Quick Question: Vintage Metagame?

How would the metagame react to the restriction of {Gush} and {Gitaxian Probe}? We asked some of the more notable players for their estimate: Which three decks do you expect to be the most played in Vintage this weekend? Marius Hausmann, MKM Series Milan 2017 Legacy...

Quick Question: Vintage Restrictions?

The Vintage world was changed considerably with the most recent update to the Restricted List. In previous months the format had for the most part evolved, or devolved, into a battle between {Monastery Mentor} decks on one side taking advantage of lots of free...

Quick Question: Amonkhet in Vintage?

Friday marked not only the first day of MKM Series Frankfurt 2017, beginning with its Vintage main event, but also the release of Magic's latest set! Amonkhet takes us to a world based on ancient Egyptian lore and history. Would the set also be able to influence the...

Previously at the MKM Series: Vintage 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 27 veterans of Vintage. Deck of the Tournament Andrea...

Metagame Breakdown

Take a look at the complete breakdown of the decks in our Vintage main event at the MKM Series Frankfurt 2017. 32 Vintage enthusiasts came to play with the best cards ever printed today. After the latest Banned and Restricted Announcement, the Mentor deck lost its popularity. Instead, Eldrazi and Oath of Druids decks were the most played decks today. One of our participants is Sweden’s Mikael Linden, who brought his special version of Oath to the table again after experimenting with Landstill for a while. Three players brought BUG Leovold, Emissary of Trest, while three still trusted in Monastery Mentor. If you have a look at the Quick Question Vintage articles, you can compare the player’s forecasts and the real meta. It’s definitely worth a look!

Given that many players showed up with at least some creatures in their main decks, we will likely get to see Oath of Druids in action during the Top8 feature matches.

Legend

  • 7 Eldrazi
  • 5 Oath
  • 3 BUG Leovold
  • 3 Mentor
  • 2 Dredge
  • 2 BG(W) Depth's
  • 2 Tezzerator
  • 1 UW Control
  • 1 Workshops
  • 1 4C Control
  • 1 Paradoxical Storm
  • 1 Hatebears
  • 1 Zoo
  • 1 Salvagers
  • 1 Standstill

Event Photos