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380 players entered the Legacy main event on Sunday morning, with high hopes for points and prizes, fame and fortune. After a full ten rounds, eight of them sat for the playoffs. Among them, Amadeus Grün was piloting maybe the most interesting brew of them all. Dubbed “Men of Steel” by Grün, it was something like a cross between Affinity's robots and the Ancient Tomb-powered prison strategies. With it, he was undefeated up until the final.

There, however, he ran afoul of one Tomas Mar and his famous “Czech Pile.” Mar had long been one of the most high-regarded members of the European Legacy community; he had made the Top 8 at two MKM Series events previously and had earned a spot among the MKMS Power 8 last season. This year, Mar started out with a big victory, claiming his first trophy since his win in Vintage at the 2015 SuperFinals.

Be sure to check out our video coverage of Legacy—from Round 6 all the way to the final—on our Twitch page: http://www.twitch.tv/magiccardmarket/videos/all

Congratulations to Tomas Mar, Legacy Champion of MKMS Frankfurt!

Grün, Amadeus
(Men of Steel)
2

Wolf, Timo
(8-Post)
1

Oswald, Felix
(Dark Depths)
0

Fritzwanker, Sebastian
(Sneak & Show)
2

Hausmann, Marius
(BUG)
2

Bartl, Sebastian
(Elves)
0

Pölzl, Tristan
(Grixis Control)
0

Mar, Tomas
(Czech Pile)
2

Grün, Amadeus
(Men of Steel)
2

Fritzwanker, Sebastian
(Sneak & Show)
0

Hausmann, Marius
(BUG)
1

Mar, Tomas
(Czech Pile)
2

Grün, Amadeus
(Men of Steel)
1

Mar, Tomas
(Czech Pile)
2

Mar, Tomas
(Czech Pile)

Top 8 Decklists

Sebastian Fritzwanker – Sneak & Show

Sebastian Fritzwanker – Sneak & Show

Main Deck:
  • 4 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • 4 Griselbrand
  • 4 Show and Tell
  • 4 Sneak Attack
  • 2 Omniscience
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 3 Preordain
  • 4 Lotus Petal
  • 3 Island
  • 1 Mountain
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Flooded Strand
  • 3 Ancient Tomb
  • 2 City of Traitors
Sideboard:
  • 2 Blood Moon
  • 2 Defense Grid
  • 2 Through the Breach
  • 2 Pyroclasm
  • 1 Echoing Truth
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Abrade
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
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Sebastian Fritzwanker – Sneak & Show
Main Deck:
4 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
4 Griselbrand
4 Show and Tell
4 Sneak Attack
2 Omniscience
4 Force of Will
2 Flusterstorm
2 Spell Pierce
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
3 Preordain
4 Lotus Petal
3 Island
1 Mountain
3 Volcanic Island
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
1 Flooded Strand
3 Ancient Tomb
2 City of Traitors
Sideboard:
2 Blood Moon
2 Defense Grid
2 Through the Breach
2 Pyroclasm
1 Echoing Truth
1 Pyroblast
1 Abrade
1 Engineered Explosives
2 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Surgical Extraction

Marius Hausmann – BUG Control

Marius Hausmann – BUG Control

Main Deck:
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 1 Bayou
  • 3 Misty Rainforest
  • 3 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 3 Wasteland
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 4 Baleful Strix
  • 3 True-Name Nemesis
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 1 Diabolic Edict
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Hymn to Tourach
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 2 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 3 Ponder
  • 2 Jace, The Mind Sculptor
Sideboard:
  • 2 Hydroblast
  • 2 Marsh Casualties
  • 1 Diabolic Edict
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Hymn to Tourach
  • 1 Life from the Loam
  • 1 Krosan Griü
  • 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
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Marius Hausmann – BUG Control
Main Deck:
3 Underground Sea
2 Tropical Island
1 Bayou
3 Misty Rainforest
3 Verdant Catacombs
4 Polluted Delta
1 Island
1 Swamp
3 Wasteland
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
4 Baleful Strix
3 True-Name Nemesis
2 Snapcaster Mage
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Fatal Push
1 Diabolic Edict
2 Thoughtseize
2 Hymn to Tourach
4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
2 Umezawa's Jitte
3 Ponder
2 Jace, The Mind Sculptor
Sideboard:
2 Hydroblast
2 Marsh Casualties
1 Diabolic Edict
2 Flusterstorm
3 Surgical Extraction
2 Hymn to Tourach
1 Life from the Loam
1 Krosan Griü
1 Liliana, the Last Hope

Tristan Polzl – Grixis Pyromancer

Tristan Polzl – Grixis Pyromancer

Main Deck:
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Bloodstained Mire
  • 1 Swamp
  • 2 Island
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 1 Badlands
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Cabal Therapy
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 1 Abrade
  • 2 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 2 Jace, The Mind Sculptor
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Gurmag Angler
  • 4 Young Pyromancer
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
Sideboard:
  • 2 Diabolic Edict
  • 2 Blood Moon
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 3 Counterspell
  • 1 Dread of Night
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 1 Pyroclasm
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Tristan Polzl – Grixis Pyromancer
Main Deck:
4 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Swamp
2 Island
3 Volcanic Island
3 Underground Sea
1 Badlands
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Cabal Therapy
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Abrade
2 Inquisition of Kozilek
1 Engineered Explosives
2 Jace, The Mind Sculptor
4 Force of Will
3 Gurmag Angler
4 Young Pyromancer
2 Snapcaster Mage
Sideboard:
2 Diabolic Edict
2 Blood Moon
3 Surgical Extraction
2 Pyroblast
3 Counterspell
1 Dread of Night
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Pyroclasm

Tomas Mar – Czech Pile

Tomas Mar – Czech Pile

Main Deck:
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Baleful Strix
  • 3 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 1 Night's Whisper
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Lightning Bolt
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Kolaghan's Command
  • 1 Thoughtseize
  • 3 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 2 Hymn to Tourach
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Underground Sea
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 1 Volcanic Island
  • 1 Badlands
Sideboard:
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 2 Sylvan Library
  • 2 Marsh Casualties
  • 1 Diabolic Edict
  • 2 Forked Bolt
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 1 Tarmogoyf
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Tomas Mar – Czech Pile
Main Deck:
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Baleful Strix
3 Snapcaster Mage
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
1 Night's Whisper
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Lightning Bolt
2 Fatal Push
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Kolaghan's Command
1 Thoughtseize
3 Inquisition of Kozilek
2 Hymn to Tourach
4 Force of Will
4 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Verdant Catacombs
1 Misty Rainforest
4 Underground Sea
2 Tropical Island
1 Volcanic Island
1 Badlands
Sideboard:
2 Flusterstorm
2 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Sylvan Library
2 Marsh Casualties
1 Diabolic Edict
2 Forked Bolt
2 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Tarmogoyf

Felix Oswald – Turbo Depths

Felix Oswald – Turbo Depths

Main Deck:
  • 3 Deathrite Shaman
  • 3 Vampire Hexmage
  • 1 Ramunap Excavator
  • 1 Sylvan Safekeeper
  • 1 Dryad Arbor
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 4 Crop Rotation
  • 2 Sylvan Library
  • 2 Pithing Needle
  • 2 Expedition Map
  • 2 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 4 Sylvan Scrying
  • 4 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 4 Cabal Therapy
  • 4 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
  • 4 Thespian's Stage
  • 4 Dark Depths
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 2 Bayou
  • 1 Rishadan Port
  • 1 Bojuka Bog
  • 1 Sejiri Steppe
  • 1 Maze of Ith
  • 1 Forest
  • 1 Ghost Quarter
Sideboard:
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 3 Toxic Deluge
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Gaddock Teeg
  • 1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • 1 Cabal Coffers
  • 1 Eye of Ugin
  • 1 Krosan Grip
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Felix Oswald – Turbo Depths
Main Deck:
3 Deathrite Shaman
3 Vampire Hexmage
1 Ramunap Excavator
1 Sylvan Safekeeper
1 Dryad Arbor
2 Abrupt Decay
4 Crop Rotation
2 Sylvan Library
2 Pithing Needle
2 Expedition Map
2 Green Sun's Zenith
4 Sylvan Scrying
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
4 Cabal Therapy
4 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 Thespian's Stage
4 Dark Depths
4 Verdant Catacombs
1 Misty Rainforest
2 Bayou
1 Rishadan Port
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Sejiri Steppe
1 Maze of Ith
1 Forest
1 Ghost Quarter
Sideboard:
1 Swamp
1 Pithing Needle
3 Toxic Deluge
2 Abrupt Decay
3 Surgical Extraction
1 Gaddock Teeg
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1 Cabal Coffers
1 Eye of Ugin
1 Krosan Grip

Sebastian Bartl – Elves

Sebastian Bartl – Elves

Main Deck:
  • 4 Gaea's Cradle
  • 3 Verdant Catacombs
  • 3 Windswept Heath
  • 2 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Forest
  • 2 Bayou
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 1 Pendelhaven
  • 2 Dryad Arbor
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Elvish Visionary
  • 4 Wirewood Symbiote
  • 3 Quirion Ranger
  • 3 Nettle Sentinel
  • 3 Heritage Druid
  • 2 Birchlore Rangers
  • 1 Tribal Forcemage
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 1 Dwynen's Elite
  • 1 Reclamation Sage
  • 1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 1 Shaman of the Pack
  • 1 Wren's Run Packmaster
  • 1 Craterhoof Behemoth
  • 4 Glimpse of Nature
  • 4 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 2 Natural Order
Sideboard:
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 4 Cabal Therapy
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Nissa, Vital Force
  • 1 Crop Rotation
  • 1 Karakas
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Sebastian Bartl – Elves
Main Deck:
4 Gaea's Cradle
3 Verdant Catacombs
3 Windswept Heath
2 Wooded Foothills
2 Forest
2 Bayou
1 Tropical Island
1 Pendelhaven
2 Dryad Arbor
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Wirewood Symbiote
3 Quirion Ranger
3 Nettle Sentinel
3 Heritage Druid
2 Birchlore Rangers
1 Tribal Forcemage
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Dwynen's Elite
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
1 Shaman of the Pack
1 Wren's Run Packmaster
1 Craterhoof Behemoth
4 Glimpse of Nature
4 Green Sun's Zenith
2 Natural Order
Sideboard:
3 Abrupt Decay
4 Cabal Therapy
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Flusterstorm
2 Nissa, Vital Force
1 Crop Rotation
1 Karakas

Amadeus Grün – Men of Steel

Amadeus Grün – Men of Steel

Main Deck:
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 2 Lodestone Golem
  • 1 Sword of Fire and Ice
  • 4 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 4 Steel Overseer
  • 4 Arcbound Ravager
  • 4 Vault Skirge
  • 2 Hangarback Walker
  • 3 Mox Opal
  • 4 Lotus Petal
  • 4 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 4 Chalice of the Void
  • 2 Karakas
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 City of Traitors
  • 4 Mishra's Factory
  • 2 Inventor's Fair
  • 4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
  • 2 Spellskite
  • 4 Leyline of the Void
  • 4 Ensaring Bridge
  • 1 Sword of Fire and Ice
  • 2 Sorceress Spyglasses
  • 2 Ratchet Bomb
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Amadeus Grün – Men of Steel
Main Deck:
4 Walking Ballista
2 Lodestone Golem
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Vault Skirge
2 Hangarback Walker
3 Mox Opal
4 Lotus Petal
4 Thorn of Amethyst
4 Chalice of the Void
2 Karakas
4 Ancient Tomb
4 City of Traitors
4 Mishra's Factory
2 Inventor's Fair
4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
2 Spellskite
4 Leyline of the Void
4 Ensaring Bridge
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
2 Sorceress Spyglasses
2 Ratchet Bomb

Timo Wolf – 8-Post

Timo Wolf – 8-Post

Main Deck:
  • 4 Thran Dynamo
  • 4 Grim Monolith
  • 2 Voltaic Key
  • 4 Chalice of the Void
  • 3 Trinisphere
  • 3 All is Dust
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 4 Ulamog, The Ceaseless Hunger
  • 2 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 1 Walking Ballista
  • 1 Kozilek, The Great Distortion
  • 1 Endbringer
  • 1 Emrakul, The Aeons Torn
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Cloudpost
  • 4 Glimmerpost
  • 4 Eye of Ugin
  • 2 Vesuva
  • 2 City of Traitors
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
  • 1 Thespian's Stage
Sideboard:
  • 2 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Ugin, The Spirit Dragon
  • 2 Warping Wail
  • 4 Leyline of the Void
  • 1 Endbringer
  • 1 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 1 Walking Ballista
  • 2 Sorcerous Spyglass
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Timo Wolf – 8-Post
Main Deck:
4 Thran Dynamo
4 Grim Monolith
2 Voltaic Key
4 Chalice of the Void
3 Trinisphere
3 All is Dust
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Ulamog, The Ceaseless Hunger
2 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Walking Ballista
1 Kozilek, The Great Distortion
1 Endbringer
1 Emrakul, The Aeons Torn
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cloudpost
4 Glimmerpost
4 Eye of Ugin
2 Vesuva
2 City of Traitors
4 Eldrazi Temple
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Thespian's Stage
Sideboard:
2 Pithing Needle
1 Ugin, The Spirit Dragon
2 Warping Wail
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Endbringer
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Walking Ballista
2 Sorcerous Spyglass

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Quick Question: Most Underrated Legacy Decks?

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Metagame Breakdown

380 players entered the Legacy main event on Sunday, and brought just about 380 different decks. Well, some decks were more alike than others, of course, and after much debate, we have broken down the field as follows:

Grixis or four-color decks starring Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration took the lead, with Leovold, Emissary of Trest in second place. So far not a big surprise. What was surprising, however, was the large number of Prison-style decks featuring various forms of fast mana, mostly relying on City of Traitors/Ancient Tomb, and turning the key to the cell door with things like Trinisphere, Chalice of the Void, and/or Blood Moon. And a little lower in popularity but definitely on the upswing, we found quite a number of Pox/Smallpox strategies.

Legacy might not change as quickly as some other formats, but there definitely was movement in the metagame!

Legend

  • 11% Grixis/4C Delver
  • 10% BUG Leovold
  • 7% Hatebears
  • 7% Storm
  • 7% Prison
  • 6% Lands
  • 6% Elves
  • 5% Stoneblade
  • 4% Burn
  • 4% Reanimator
  • 4% Pox
  • 3% Threshold
  • 3% Show and Tell
  • 3% Miracles
  • 20% Others

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