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Andreas Müller takes down the first 2018 MKMS Modern main event!

613 players entered the fray at our Modern main event. After ten grueling rounds of Swiss, eight players rose above the rest, set to duke it out for the first 2018 MKM Series Modern championship. The stakes were high and the players were tired, but we needed a champion and so our players soldiered on.

Andreas Müller, piloting a spicy B/G Rock brew managed to defeat all who challenged him, including an exciting three round match against Manuel Menges, a seasoned Affinity master. Things looked dire for Andreas, when he mulliganed to five after losing a tense game one. He managed to keep Menges contained, though, taking down the semifinal match and then, after a quick finals round, the tournament.

Congratulations to Andreas Müller, Modern Champion of MKMS Frankfurt 2018!

Müller, Andreas
(BG Rock)
2

Hittel, Matthias
(Eldrazi & Taxes)
0

Krull, Nicklas
(Jeskai Control)
0

Menges, Manuel (Affinity)
2

Petrick, Fabien
(Company)
2

Hungenberg, Timo
(Humans)
0

Ehrle, Philipp
(Death's Shadow)
0

Bolland, Felix
(Company)
2

Müller, Andreas
(BG Rock)
2

Menges, Manuel (Affinity)
1

Petrick, Fabien
(Company)
1

Bolland, Felix
(Company)
2

Müller, Andreas
(BG Rock)
2

Bolland, Felix
(Company)
0

Müller, Andreas
(BG Rock)

Top 8 Decklists

Matthias Hittel – Eldrazi Hatebears

Matthias Hittel – Hatebears

Main Deck:
  • 4 Caves of Koilos
  • 4 Concealed Courtyard
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 4 Ghost Quarter
  • 3 Shambling Vent
  • 2 Plains
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Godless Shrine
  • 4 Aether Vial
  • 4 Path to Exile
  • 2 Thraben Inspector
  • 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 4 Leonin Arbiter
  • 4 Tidehollow Sculler
  • 4 Flickerwisp
  • 4 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 3 Wasteland Strangler
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
Sideboard:
  • 3 Stony Silence
  • 3 Rest in Peace
  • 1 Blessed Alliance
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 1 Orzhov Pontiff
  • 1 Wasteland Strangler
  • 1 Mirran Crusader
  • 1 Aven Mindcensor
  • 1 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
  • 1 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
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Matthias Hittel – Hatebears
Main Deck:
4 Caves of Koilos
4 Concealed Courtyard
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Ghost Quarter
3 Shambling Vent
2 Plains
1 Swamp
1 Godless Shrine
4 Aether Vial
4 Path to Exile
2 Thraben Inspector
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Leonin Arbiter
4 Tidehollow Sculler
4 Flickerwisp
4 Eldrazi Displacer
3 Wasteland Strangler
4 Thought-Knot Seer
Sideboard:
3 Stony Silence
3 Rest in Peace
1 Blessed Alliance
2 Fatal Push
1 Orzhov Pontiff
1 Wasteland Strangler
1 Mirran Crusader
1 Aven Mindcensor
1 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
1 Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Felix Bolland – Abzan Company

Main Deck:

Felix Bolland – Abzan Company
  • 4 Birds of Paradise
  • 3 Noble Hierarch
  • 4 Devoted Druid
  • 4 Vizier of Remedies
  • 4 Kitchen Finks
  • 4 Eternal Witness
  • 1 Walking Ballista
  • 1 Blood Artist
  • 1 Viscera Seer
  • 3 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
  • 1 Fiend Hunter
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 4 Collected Company
  • 4 Chord of Calling
  • 4 Windswept Heath
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 2 Temple Garden
  • 1 Godless Shrine
  • 1 Overgrown Tomb
  • 3 Forest
  • 1 Plains
  • 3 Horizon Canopy
  • 2 Gavony Township
Sideboard:
  • 1 Burrenton Forge-Tender
  • 1 Qasali Pridemage
  • 4 Tidehollow Sculler
  • 1 Eidolon of Rhetoric
  • 1 Orzhov Pontiff
  • 1 Distended Mindbender
  • 4 Path to Exile
  • 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 1 Maelstrom Pulse
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Main Deck:
Felix Bolland – Abzan Company
4 Birds of Paradise
3 Noble Hierarch
4 Devoted Druid
4 Vizier of Remedies
4 Kitchen Finks
4 Eternal Witness
1 Walking Ballista
1 Blood Artist
1 Viscera Seer
3 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
1 Fiend Hunter
1 Scavenging Ooze
4 Collected Company
4 Chord of Calling
4 Windswept Heath
4 Verdant Catacombs
2 Temple Garden
1 Godless Shrine
1 Overgrown Tomb
3 Forest
1 Plains
3 Horizon Canopy
2 Gavony Township
Sideboard:
1 Burrenton Forge-Tender
1 Qasali Pridemage
4 Tidehollow Sculler
1 Eidolon of Rhetoric
1 Orzhov Pontiff
1 Distended Mindbender
4 Path to Exile
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Maelstrom Pulse

Nicklas Krull – Jeskai Control

Nicklas Krull – Jeskai Control

Main Deck
  • 4 Celestial Colonnade
  • 4 Cryptic Command
  • 2 Electrolyze
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 3 Geist of Saint Traft
  • 2 Hallowed Fountain
  • 3 Island
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 3 Lightning Helix
  • 2 Logic Knot
  • 1 Mountain
  • 4 Path to Exile
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Sacred Foundry
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Opt
  • 4 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Spell Queller
  • 1 Spell Snare
  • 2 Steam Vents
  • 2 Sulfur Falls
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
Sideboard:
  • 1 Abrade
  • 1 Celestial Purge
  • 1 Ceremonious Rejection
  • 2 Disdainful Stroke
  • 1 Dispel
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Izzet Staticcaster
  • 1 Negate
  • 2 Pia and Kiran Nalaar
  • 2 Relic of Progenitus
  • 1 Supreme Verdict
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
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Nicklas Krull – Jeskai Control
Main Deck
4 Celestial Colonnade
4 Cryptic Command
2 Electrolyze
4 Flooded Strand
3 Geist of Saint Traft
2 Hallowed Fountain
3 Island
4 Lightning Bolt
3 Lightning Helix
2 Logic Knot
1 Mountain
4 Path to Exile
1 Plains
1 Sacred Foundry
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Opt
4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Spell Queller
1 Spell Snare
2 Steam Vents
2 Sulfur Falls
1 Vendilion Clique
Sideboard:
1 Abrade
1 Celestial Purge
1 Ceremonious Rejection
2 Disdainful Stroke
1 Dispel
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Izzet Staticcaster
1 Negate
2 Pia and Kiran Nalaar
2 Relic of Progenitus
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Vendilion Clique

Timo Hungenberg – Humans

Timo Hungenberg – Humans

Main Deck:
  • 4 Noble Hierarch
  • 4 Champion of the Parish
  • 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 4 Phantasmal Image
  • 4 Mantis Rider
  • 4 Thalia's Lieutenant
  • 4 Meddling Mage
  • 4 Kitesail Freebooter
  • 3 Reflector Mage
  • 1 Kessig Malcontents
  • 1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
  • 4 Aether Vial
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Seacrome Coast
  • 4 Horizon Canopy
  • 1 Mana Confluence
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 4 Unclaimed Territory
  • 4 Ancient Ziggurat
Sideboard:
  • 1 Xathrid Necromancer
  • 1 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 1 Anafenza, the Foremost
  • 2 Dismember
  • 2 Vithian Renegades
  • 2 Sin Collector
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Izzet Staticaster
  • 1 Reflector Mage
  • 1 Dark Confidant
  • 1 Rest in Peace
  • 1 Kessig Malcontents
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Timo Hungenberg – Humans
Main Deck:
4 Noble Hierarch
4 Champion of the Parish
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Phantasmal Image
4 Mantis Rider
4 Thalia's Lieutenant
4 Meddling Mage
4 Kitesail Freebooter
3 Reflector Mage
1 Kessig Malcontents
1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
4 Aether Vial
1 Plains
1 Seacrome Coast
4 Horizon Canopy
1 Mana Confluence
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Unclaimed Territory
4 Ancient Ziggurat
Sideboard:
1 Xathrid Necromancer
1 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Anafenza, the Foremost
2 Dismember
2 Vithian Renegades
2 Sin Collector
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Reflector Mage
1 Dark Confidant
1 Rest in Peace
1 Kessig Malcontents

Manuel Menges – Affinity

Manuel Menges – Affinity

Main Deck:
  • 4 Blinkmoth Nexus
  • 4 Inkmoth Nexus
  • 4 Darksteel Citadel
  • 4 Spire of Industry
  • 1 Mountain
  • 4 Ornithopter
  • 4 Steel Overseer
  • 4 Arcbound Ravager
  • 4 Vault Skirge
  • 4 Signal Pest
  • 2 Memnite
  • 2 Master of Etherium
  • 2 Etched Champion
  • 1 Welding Jar
  • 4 Galvanic Blast
  • 4 Cranial Plating
  • 4 Mox Opal
  • 4 Springleaf Drum
Sideboard:
  • 1 Blood Moon
  • 1 Whipflare
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Ghirapur Aether Grid
  • 2 Ancient Grudge
  • 2 Dispatch
  • 2 Etched Champion
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Manuel Menges – Affinity
Main Deck:
4 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Inkmoth Nexus
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Spire of Industry
1 Mountain
4 Ornithopter
4 Steel Overseer
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Vault Skirge
4 Signal Pest
2 Memnite
2 Master of Etherium
2 Etched Champion
1 Welding Jar
4 Galvanic Blast
4 Cranial Plating
4 Mox Opal
4 Springleaf Drum
Sideboard:
1 Blood Moon
1 Whipflare
2 Spell Pierce
2 Thoughtseize
2 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Ghirapur Aether Grid
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Dispatch
2 Etched Champion

Philipp Ehrle – Death’s Shadow

Philipp Ehrle – Death's Shadow

Main Deck:
  • 4 Death's Shadow
  • 2 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
  • 2 Gurmag Angler
  • 4 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Street Wraith
  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 4 Serum Visions
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 2 Dismember
  • 3 Stubborn Denial
  • 4 Thought Scour
  • 2 Temur Battle Rage
  • 1 Kolaghan's Command
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Bloodstained Mire
  • 4 Scalding Tar
  • 2 Watery Grave
  • 1 Blood Crypt
  • 1 Steam Vents
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Swamp
Sideboard:
  • 3 Ceremonious Rejection
  • 2 Collective Brutality
  • 2 Liliana of the Veil
  • 2 Flaying Tendrils
  • 1 Izzet Staticaster
  • 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 1 Stubborn Denial
  • 1 Dispel
  • 1 Dreadbore
  • 1 Kolaghan's Command
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Philipp Ehrle – Death's Shadow
Main Deck:
4 Death's Shadow
2 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
2 Gurmag Angler
4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Street Wraith
4 Thoughtseize
2 Inquisition of Kozilek
4 Serum Visions
4 Fatal Push
2 Dismember
3 Stubborn Denial
4 Thought Scour
2 Temur Battle Rage
1 Kolaghan's Command
4 Polluted Delta
4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Scalding Tar
2 Watery Grave
1 Blood Crypt
1 Steam Vents
1 Island
1 Swamp
Sideboard:
3 Ceremonious Rejection
2 Collective Brutality
2 Liliana of the Veil
2 Flaying Tendrils
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Stubborn Denial
1 Dispel
1 Dreadbore
1 Kolaghan's Command

Fabien Petrick – Abzan Company

Fabien Petrick – Abzan Company

Main Deck:
  • 4 Collected Company
  • 4 Chord of Calling
  • 4 Devoted Druid
  • 4 Vizier of Remedies
  • 2 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
  • 1 Rhonas the Indomitable
  • 4 Kitchen Finks
  • 1 Viscera Seer
  • 3 Eternal Witness
  • 1 Renegade Rallier
  • 4 Birds of Paradise
  • 1 Noble Hierarch
  • 4 Tidehollow Sculler
  • 1 Selfless Spirit
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Windswept Heath
  • 2 Overgrown Tomb
  • 2 Temple Garden
  • 1 Godless Shrine
  • 2 Forest
  • 1 Plains
  • 2 Gavony Township
  • 2 Horizon Canopy
  • 2 Blooming Marsh
Sideboard:
  • 1 Sigarda, Host of Herons
  • 1 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 2 Stony Silence
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 1 Eidolon of Rhetoric
  • 1 Mirran Crusader
  • 1 Gideon, Ally of zendikar
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Path to Exile
  • 1 Qasali Pridemage
  • 1 Burrenton Forge-Tender
  • 1 Kataki, War's Wage
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Fabien Petrick – Abzan Company
Main Deck:
4 Collected Company
4 Chord of Calling
4 Devoted Druid
4 Vizier of Remedies
2 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
1 Rhonas the Indomitable
4 Kitchen Finks
1 Viscera Seer
3 Eternal Witness
1 Renegade Rallier
4 Birds of Paradise
1 Noble Hierarch
4 Tidehollow Sculler
1 Selfless Spirit
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Windswept Heath
2 Overgrown Tomb
2 Temple Garden
1 Godless Shrine
2 Forest
1 Plains
2 Gavony Township
2 Horizon Canopy
2 Blooming Marsh
Sideboard:
1 Sigarda, Host of Herons
1 Phyrexian Revoker
2 Stony Silence
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Eidolon of Rhetoric
1 Mirran Crusader
1 Gideon, Ally of zendikar
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Path to Exile
1 Qasali Pridemage
1 Burrenton Forge-Tender
1 Kataki, War's Wage

Andreas Müller – B/G Rock

Andreas Müller – B/G Rock

Main Deck:
  • 2 Tireless Tracker
  • 4 Dark Confidant
  • 4 Scavenging Ooze
  • 4 Tarmogoyf
  • 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 4 Liliana of the Veil
  • 1 Dismember
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Maelstrom Pulse
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 4 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 2 Forest
  • 4 Hissing Quagmire
  • 4 Swamp
  • 4 Field of Ruin
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Blooming Marsh
  • 2 Overgrown Tomb
Sideboard:
  • 1 Creeping Corrosion
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 4 Fulminator Mage
  • 2 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 1 Night of Souls' Betrayal
  • 2 Collective Brutality
  • 1 Flaying Tendrils
  • 1 Damnation
  • 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
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Andreas Müller – B/G Rock
Main Deck:
2 Tireless Tracker
4 Dark Confidant
4 Scavenging Ooze
4 Tarmogoyf
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
4 Liliana of the Veil
1 Dismember
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Maelstrom Pulse
4 Fatal Push
4 Thoughtseize
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
2 Forest
4 Hissing Quagmire
4 Swamp
4 Field of Ruin
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Blooming Marsh
2 Overgrown Tomb
Sideboard:
1 Creeping Corrosion
2 Surgical Extraction
4 Fulminator Mage
2 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Night of Souls' Betrayal
2 Collective Brutality
1 Flaying Tendrils
1 Damnation
1 Liliana, the Last Hope

Articles

Semifinal Video: Andreas Mueller Vs. Manuel Menges

The Semifinals at MKMS Frankfurt 2018's Modern main event proved interesting. We had a spicy BG Rock brew piloted by Andreas Mueller pitted against Manuel Menges's Affinity list. Who triumphed and made their way to our Modern main event Finals? Check it out below and...

4-0 Decks of Friday’s First Grand Trial

The Modern main event was still a day away when 143 players entered the fray on Friday. They wanted to make good use of the weekend’s first opportunity to earn byes for Saturday’s big tournament and, in doing so, gave us a chance to see what decks were doing well in...

Quick Question: Most Underrated Modern Decks?

With more stops and more events than ever this was going to be happy new year at the MKM Series, and we wasted no time to get going! We started into the new season right away on this, the very first weekend of 2018. For a fresh look at the state of Modern, we asked...

Quick Question: Most Overrated Modern Decks?

With more stops and more events than ever this was going to be happy new year at the MKM Series, and we wasted no time to get going! We started into the new season right away on this, the very first weekend of 2018. For a fresh look at the state of Modern, we asked...

Previously at the MKM Series: Modern in Barcelona 2017

On the eve of MKM Series Frankfurt 2018, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Nine weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Barcelona for the fifth and final stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 166...

Metagame Breakdown

The Modern main event kicked off Saturday at MKMS Frankfurt 2018. 613 people entered and, as usual, our Modern event showed us an ocean’s worth of different decks. Naturally, we got a clear look at the Modern metagame at the start of the 2018 MKM Series circuit. Tron was the name of the game here in Frankfurt, having made up a whopping 11% of the total pool of decks. Death’s Shadow covered 8% of the remaining field, tying with BGx midrange variants, which also took 8% of the spotlight.

Aggro Decks were popular as well, with Affinity, Burn, Hatebears, and Humans having combined to cover 17% of the field. Players were similarly enamored with popular combo lists, with GWx Company, Storm, and Valakut making up 15% of the total pool. Outside of Tron, control decks were left behind, with only 3% of the field choosing to play URx Moon and 5% choosing to play UWx lists.

We also found a surprising amount of Dredge decks, which had a larger showing than both Humans and URx Moon decks. Merfolk also made up a surprising amount of Frankfurt’s decks, competing, number-wise, with popular decks like Humans and URx Moon as well as having a larger showing than Lantern. Our “other” category is also notable, as it showed us how healthy Modern is currently, with 24% of decks falling into a variety of archetypes not listed here.

Legend

  • 11% Tron
  • 8% Death’s Shadow
  • 8% BGx midrange
  • 5% Affinity
  • 5% Burn
  • 5% U/W/x
  • 5% Valakut
  • 5% G/W/x Company
  • 5% Storm
  • 4% Hatebears
  • 4% Dredge
  • 3% Humans
  • 3% U/R/x Moon
  • 3% Merfolk
  • 2% Lantern
  • 24% Others

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