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After seven exciting rounds of Swiss, eight decks were left standing at MKMS Frankfurt’s Standard main event. The quarterfinals were upon us, and we had an exciting set of matches. Four Temur Energy decks were matched up against four decks devoid of energy in a true test of the format-defining archetype!

Well, the results were in and Temur Energy did not disappoint, winning 75% of its quarterfinal matches. It only lost 1-2 to a spicy green-white aggro brew. The semifinals were a different story, however, as 15-year-old Melvin Schmidt took down Philip Krieger’s interesting take on Standard, which cemented an all-energy finals.

Melvin Schmidt, in his second major Magic tournament ever, found himself across from North Carolina-born Chris Castro-Rappl in an energy mirror. Game one ended in Melvin’s favor, after a tense back and forth between Glorybringers. Unfortunately, Melvin ended up short on lands two games straight, giving Chris the match and his first Standard main event victory in the MKM Series. You can check out our video coverage of the Standard finals match on our twitch page: http://www.twitch.tv/magiccardmarket/videos/all.

Congratulations to Chris Castro-Rappl, Standard Champion of MKM Series Frankfurt 2018!

Brandstetter, Hannes
(Temur Energy)
2

Krüger, Philipp
(U/W Control)
1

Castro-Rappl, Chris
(Temur Energy)
2

Cal, Bugra Alp
(Mardu Vehicles)
0

Schmidt, Melvin
(Temur Energy)
2

Severin, Thoralf
(U/W Approach)
1

Von Loh, Ivan
(Temur Energy)
1

Krieger, Philipp
(G/W Tokens)
2

Brandstetter, Hannes
(Temur Energy)
0

Catro-Rappl, Chris
(Temur Energy)
2

Schmidt, Melvin
(Temur Energy)
2

Krieger, Philipp
(G/W Tokens)
1

Castro-Rappl, Chris
(Temur Energy)
2

Schmidt, Melvin
(Temur Energy)
1

Castro-Rappl, Chris
(Temur Energy)

Top 8 Decklists

Philipp Krüger – W/U Cycling

Philipp Krüger – W/U Cycling

Main Deck:
  • 4 Glacial Fortress
  • 4 Irrigated Farmland
  • 1 Shefet Dunes
  • 1 Ipnu Rivulet
  • 8 Plains
  • 6 Island
  • 1 Curator of Mysteries
  • 1 Abandoned Sarcophagus
  • 4 Drake Haven
  • 4 Settle the Wreckage
  • 3 Fumigate
  • 4 Cast Out
  • 4 Hieroglyphic Illumination
  • 3 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
  • 4 Censor
  • 4 Countervailing Winds
  • 4 Renewed Faith
Sideboard:
  • 4 Negate
  • 3 Authority of the Consuls
  • 2 Torrential Gearhulk
  • 2 Impeccable Timing
  • 1 Ixalan's Binding
  • 1 Forsake the Worldly
  • 1 Abandoned Sarcophagus
  • 1 Sorcerous Spyglass
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Philipp Krüger – W/U Cycling
Main Deck:
4 Glacial Fortress
4 Irrigated Farmland
1 Shefet Dunes
1 Ipnu Rivulet
8 Plains
6 Island
1 Curator of Mysteries
1 Abandoned Sarcophagus
4 Drake Haven
4 Settle the Wreckage
3 Fumigate
4 Cast Out
4 Hieroglyphic Illumination
3 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
4 Censor
4 Countervailing Winds
4 Renewed Faith
Sideboard:
4 Negate
3 Authority of the Consuls
2 Torrential Gearhulk
2 Impeccable Timing
1 Ixalan's Binding
1 Forsake the Worldly
1 Abandoned Sarcophagus
1 Sorcerous Spyglass

Chris Castro-Rappl – Temur Energy

Chris Castro-Rappl – Temur Energy

Main Deck:
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 4 Botanical Sanctum
  • 3 Spirebluff Canal
  • 3 Rootbound Crag
  • 1 Sheltered Thicket
  • 2 Mountain
  • 1 Island
  • 4 Forest
  • 2 Vizier of Many Faces
  • 4 Glorybringer
  • 2 Bristling Hydra
  • 2 Confiscation Coup
  • 1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
  • 4 Whirler Virtuoso
  • 4 Rogue Refiner
  • 4 Servant of the Conduit
  • 4 Longtusk Cub
  • 4 Attune with Aether
  • 2 Abrade
  • 1 Magma Spray
  • 4 Harnessed Lightning
Sideboard:
  • 2 Vizier of Many Faces
  • 4 Negate
  • 2 Supreme Will
  • 1 Lifecrafter's Bestiary
  • 1 Nissa, Steward of Elements
  • 1 Abrade
  • 1 Magma Spray
  • 2 Chandra's Defeat
  • 1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
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Chris Castro-Rappl – Temur Energy
Main Deck:
4 Aether Hub
4 Botanical Sanctum
3 Spirebluff Canal
3 Rootbound Crag
1 Sheltered Thicket
2 Mountain
1 Island
4 Forest
2 Vizier of Many Faces
4 Glorybringer
2 Bristling Hydra
2 Confiscation Coup
1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
4 Whirler Virtuoso
4 Rogue Refiner
4 Servant of the Conduit
4 Longtusk Cub
4 Attune with Aether
2 Abrade
1 Magma Spray
4 Harnessed Lightning
Sideboard:
2 Vizier of Many Faces
4 Negate
2 Supreme Will
1 Lifecrafter's Bestiary
1 Nissa, Steward of Elements
1 Abrade
1 Magma Spray
2 Chandra's Defeat
1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Melvin Schmidt – Temur Energy

Melvin Schmidt – Temur Energy

Main Deck:
  • 1 Vizier of Many Faces
  • 4 Attune with Aether
  • 2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
  • 2 Abrade
  • 4 Harnessed Lightning
  • 4 Rogue Refiner
  • 4 Glorybringer
  • 4 Bristling Hydra
  • 2 Confiscation Coup
  • 4 Whirler Virtuoso
  • 1 Revolutionary Rebuff
  • 4 Servant of the Conduit
  • 4 Longtusk Cub
  • 4 Spirebluff Canal
  • 2 Sheltered Thicket
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 3 Botanical Sanctum
  • 1 Island
  • 2 Mountain
  • 4 Forest
Sideboard:
  • 4 Negate
  • 1 Essence Scatter
  • 2 Chandra's Defeat
  • 2 Nissa, Steward of Elements
  • 1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
  • 1 Abrade
  • 1 Slive in Twain
  • 1 River's Rebuke
  • 1 Torrential Gearhulk
  • 1 Revolutionary Rebuff
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Melvin Schmidt – Temur Energy
Main Deck:
1 Vizier of Many Faces
4 Attune with Aether
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
2 Abrade
4 Harnessed Lightning
4 Rogue Refiner
4 Glorybringer
4 Bristling Hydra
2 Confiscation Coup
4 Whirler Virtuoso
1 Revolutionary Rebuff
4 Servant of the Conduit
4 Longtusk Cub
4 Spirebluff Canal
2 Sheltered Thicket
4 Aether Hub
3 Botanical Sanctum
1 Island
2 Mountain
4 Forest
Sideboard:
4 Negate
1 Essence Scatter
2 Chandra's Defeat
2 Nissa, Steward of Elements
1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
1 Abrade
1 Slive in Twain
1 River's Rebuke
1 Torrential Gearhulk
1 Revolutionary Rebuff

Philipp Krieger – G/W Aggro

Philipp Krieger – G/W Aggro

Main Deck:
  • 4 Adanto Vanguard
  • 4 Resilient Khenra
  • 4 Sacred Cat
  • 4 Merfolk Branchwalker
  • 4 Adorned Pouncer
  • 2 Oketra the True
  • 1 Narnam Renegade
  • 2 Kinjalli's Sunwing
  • 2 Legion's Landing / Adanto, the First Fort
  • 4 Appeal // Authority
  • 4 Blossoming Defense
  • 2 Aethersphere Harvester
  • 7 Plains
  • 5 Forest
  • 4 Sunpetal Grove
  • 3 Shefet Dunes
  • 3 Hashep Oasis
  • 1 Scattered Groves
Sideboard:
  • 3 Ixalan's Binding
  • 2 Gideon's Intervention
  • 2 Fumigate
  • 1 Settle the Wreckage
  • 2 Sunscourge Champion
  • 1 Gideon of the Trials
  • 1 Ajani Unyielding
  • 3 Heroic Intervention
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Philipp Krieger – G/W Aggro
Main Deck:
4 Adanto Vanguard
4 Resilient Khenra
4 Sacred Cat
4 Merfolk Branchwalker
4 Adorned Pouncer
2 Oketra the True
1 Narnam Renegade
2 Kinjalli's Sunwing
2 Legion's Landing / Adanto, the First Fort
4 Appeal // Authority
4 Blossoming Defense
2 Aethersphere Harvester
7 Plains
5 Forest
4 Sunpetal Grove
3 Shefet Dunes
3 Hashep Oasis
1 Scattered Groves
Sideboard:
3 Ixalan's Binding
2 Gideon's Intervention
2 Fumigate
1 Settle the Wreckage
2 Sunscourge Champion
1 Gideon of the Trials
1 Ajani Unyielding
3 Heroic Intervention

Thoralf Severin – W/U Approach

Thoralf Severin – W/U Approach

Main Deck:
  • 4 Ipnu Rivulet
  • 4 Glacial Fortress
  • 4 Irrigated Farmland
  • 2 Scavenger Grounds
  • 1 Field of Ruin
  • 4 Island
  • 7 Plains
  • 2 Disallow
  • 2 Supreme Will
  • 2 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
  • 4 Essence Scatter
  • 3 Settle the Wreckage
  • 3 Farm // Market
  • 4 Glimmer of Genius
  • 3 Fumigate
  • 4 Cast Out
  • 4 Censor
  • 3 Approach of the Second Sun
Sideboard:
  • 4 Regal Caracal
  • 4 Authority of the Consuls
  • 3 Negate
  • 3 Torrential Gearhulk
  • 1 Ixalan's Binding
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Thoralf Severin – W/U Approach
Main Deck:
4 Ipnu Rivulet
4 Glacial Fortress
4 Irrigated Farmland
2 Scavenger Grounds
1 Field of Ruin
4 Island
7 Plains
2 Disallow
2 Supreme Will
2 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
4 Essence Scatter
3 Settle the Wreckage
3 Farm // Market
4 Glimmer of Genius
3 Fumigate
4 Cast Out
4 Censor
3 Approach of the Second Sun
Sideboard:
4 Regal Caracal
4 Authority of the Consuls
3 Negate
3 Torrential Gearhulk
1 Ixalan's Binding

Bugra Alp Cal – Mardu Vehicles

Bugra Alp Cal – Mardu Vehicles

Main Deck:
  • 4 Scrapheap Scrounger
  • 4 Heart of Kiran
  • 4 Veteran Motorist
  • 4 Toolcraft Exemplar
  • 3 Bomat Courier
  • 4 Inventor's Apprentice
  • 3 Fatal Push
  • 3 Hazoret the Fervent
  • 2 Pia Nalaar
  • 1 Cultivator's Caravan
  • 1 Aethersphere Harvester
  • 4 Unlicensed Disintegration
  • 3 Mountain
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Swamp
  • 4 Inspiring Vantage
  • 1 Dragonskull Summit
  • 1 Canyon Slough
  • 2 Aether Hub
  • 4 Inspiring Vantage
  • 2 Unclaimed Territory
Sideboard:
  • 2 Magma Spray
  • 2 Huatli, Warrior Poet
  • 1 Cultivator's Caravan
  • 1 Aethersphere Harvester
  • 2 Abrade
  • 1 Fatal Push
  • 3 Rampaging Ferocidon
  • 2 Glorybringer
  • 1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
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Bugra Alp Cal – Mardu Vehicles
Main Deck:
4 Scrapheap Scrounger
4 Heart of Kiran
4 Veteran Motorist
4 Toolcraft Exemplar
3 Bomat Courier
4 Inventor's Apprentice
3 Fatal Push
3 Hazoret the Fervent
2 Pia Nalaar
1 Cultivator's Caravan
1 Aethersphere Harvester
4 Unlicensed Disintegration
3 Mountain
1 Plains
1 Swamp
4 Inspiring Vantage
1 Dragonskull Summit
1 Canyon Slough
2 Aether Hub
4 Inspiring Vantage
2 Unclaimed Territory
Sideboard:
2 Magma Spray
2 Huatli, Warrior Poet
1 Cultivator's Caravan
1 Aethersphere Harvester
2 Abrade
1 Fatal Push
3 Rampaging Ferocidon
2 Glorybringer
1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Hannes Brandstetter – 4-Color Energy

Hannes Brandstetter – 4-Color Energy

Main Deck:
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 1 Blooming Marsh
  • 4 Botanical Sanctum
  • 3 Forest
  • 1 Sheltered Thicket
  • 1 Island
  • 2 Mountain
  • 1 Swamp
  • 3 Rootbound Crag
  • 3 Spirebluff Canal
  • 4 Attune with Aether
  • 3 Abrade
  • 4 Harnessed Lightning
  • 4 Longtusk Cub
  • 4 Servant of the Conduit
  • 3 Whirler Virtuoso
  • 4 Rogue Refiner
  • 2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
  • 3 Bristling Hydra
  • 2 Glorybringer
  • 2 The Scarab God
  • 2 Vraska, Relic Seeker
Sideboard:
  • 2 Vizier of Many Faces
  • 1 Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
  • 3 Negate
  • 2 Supreme Will
  • 2 Essence Scatter
  • 2 Chandra's Defeat
  • 1 Confiscation Coup
  • 1 Deathgorge Scavenger
  • 1 Cartouche of Ambition
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Hannes Brandstetter – 4-Color Energy
Main Deck:
4 Aether Hub
1 Blooming Marsh
4 Botanical Sanctum
3 Forest
1 Sheltered Thicket
1 Island
2 Mountain
1 Swamp
3 Rootbound Crag
3 Spirebluff Canal
4 Attune with Aether
3 Abrade
4 Harnessed Lightning
4 Longtusk Cub
4 Servant of the Conduit
3 Whirler Virtuoso
4 Rogue Refiner
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
3 Bristling Hydra
2 Glorybringer
2 The Scarab God
2 Vraska, Relic Seeker
Sideboard:
2 Vizier of Many Faces
1 Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
3 Negate
2 Supreme Will
2 Essence Scatter
2 Chandra's Defeat
1 Confiscation Coup
1 Deathgorge Scavenger
1 Cartouche of Ambition

Ivan Von Loh – Temur Energy

Ivan Von Loh – Temur Energy

Main Deck
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 4 Botanical Sanctum
  • 3 Forest
  • 1 Island
  • 2 Mountain
  • 3 Rootbound Crag
  • 2 Sheltered Thicket
  • 3 Spirebluff Canal
  • 3 Bristling Hydra
  • 4 Glorybringer
  • 4 Longtusk Cub
  • 4 Rogue Refiner
  • 4 Servant of the Conduit
  • 4 Whirler Virtuoso
  • 3 Abrade
  • 4 Atune with Aether
  • 1 Confication Coup
  • 4 Harnessed Lightning
  • 2 Chandra Torch of Defiance
  • 1 Skysouvereign, Consul Flagship
Sideboard:
  • 3 Greenbelt Rampager
  • 1 Appetite for the Unnatural
  • 2 Chandra's Defeat
  • 1 Nissa, Steward of Elements
  • 2 Vizier of Many Faces
  • 1 Confiscation Coup
  • 2 River's Rebuke
  • 3 Negate
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Ivan Von Loh – Temur Energy
Main Deck
4 Aether Hub
4 Botanical Sanctum
3 Forest
1 Island
2 Mountain
3 Rootbound Crag
2 Sheltered Thicket
3 Spirebluff Canal
3 Bristling Hydra
4 Glorybringer
4 Longtusk Cub
4 Rogue Refiner
4 Servant of the Conduit
4 Whirler Virtuoso
3 Abrade
4 Atune with Aether
1 Confication Coup
4 Harnessed Lightning
2 Chandra Torch of Defiance
1 Skysouvereign, Consul Flagship
Sideboard:
3 Greenbelt Rampager
1 Appetite for the Unnatural
2 Chandra's Defeat
1 Nissa, Steward of Elements
2 Vizier of Many Faces
1 Confiscation Coup
2 River's Rebuke
3 Negate

Articles

Quick Question: Most Underrated Standard 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 Standard, we asked...

Quick Question: Most Overrated Standard 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 Standard, we asked...

Previously at the MKM Series: Standard 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 49 stars...

Metagame Breakdown

127 Standard players arrived here in Frankfurt for the last MKMS stop before Rivals of Ixalan dropped to shake up the metagame.

Energy was still rampant, therefore, with over 30% of the field choosing to pilot the format-defining archetype. Mono Red held the title for second-most played deck with 16% of the field choosing the aggressive alternative to energy. Surprisingly, considering its recent success, only 5% of players chose to play God-Pharaoh’s Gift. The deck was apparently not favored here over Mono Red and Energy.

In addition to the expected archetypes, several less-common decks surfaced here in Frankfurt, including U/B Control, which 5% of the field piloted. Dinosaurs also saw some use, with 3% of the field choosing to give them a try, perhaps in preparation for Rivals of Ixalan’s release. We also saw a smattering of W/U, Cycling decks, Token decks, and Mono-Black Aggro decks, each represented by 5% of our total field of players.

Standard was more interesting here than in Barcelona, but Standard is still a mostly solved format.Rivals of Ixalan is just around the corner, though, and will hopefully bring Standard some much-needed variety, giving us a diverse, thriving metagame in Rome!

 

Legend

  • 22% Temur Energy
  • 16% Mono Red
  • 10% Approach
  • 6% R/G Pummeler
  • 6% Sultai Energy
  • 6% Four-Color Energy
  • 6% Tokens
  • 5% U/W Cycling
  • 5% U/B Control
  • 5% God-Pharaoh's Gift
  • 4% Mono Black Aggro
  • 3% Dinosaurs
  • 6% Other

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