Legacy Coverage MKM Series Frankfurt 2017

Event Coverage of the MKM Series Hamburg

34 veterans joined the Vintage main event at the MKM Series Hamburg 2017 and the playoffs featured a smattering of familiar faces: For Rodrigo Togores and Mikael Linden this was the sixth Top 8 at the MKM Series, for Javier Pozo Rodriguze this was his third, and Tom De Decker had just won the last Vintage main event seven weeks previously.

In the end, however, it was Julian Knab—playing in his fifth MKMS Top 8 but his first in Vintage—who defeated them all, who personally dispatched Linden and De Decker, and who claimed the trophy and the all-important leaderboard points!

Julian Knab Beat Tom De Decker in the Final of the MKMS Hamburg Vintage Event!
Congratulations!

Linden, Mikael (Jeskai Standstill)
2

Togores, Rodrigo
(Paradoxical Storm)
1

Knab, Julian
(Affinity Shops)
2

Storm, Henrik
(White Eldrazi)
0

Henning, Vico
(White Eldrazi)
0

De Decker, Tom
(Paradoxical Storm)
2

Basart, Oscar
(White Eldrazi)
1

Pozo, Javier Rodriguez
(BUG Leovold)
2

Linden, Mikael (Jeskai Standstill)
0

Knab, Julian
(Affinity Shops)
0

De Decker, Tom
(Paradoxical Storm)
2

Pozo, Javier Rodriguez
(BUG Leovold)
1

Knab, Julian
(Affinity Shops)
0

De Decker, Tom
(Paradoxical Storm)
0

Knab, Julian
(Affinity Shops)

Top 8 Decklists

Tom De Decker – Paradoxical Storm

Tom De Decker – Paradoxical Storm

Main Deck:
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 2 Mox Opal
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Paradoxical Outcome
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Voltaic Key
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 1 Tendrils of Agony
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Tezzeret, the Seeker
  • 1 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Gitaxian Probe
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Ponder
  • 2 Preordain
  • 1 Gush
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Merchant Scroll
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Repeal
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Hurkyll's Recall
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 2 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
Sideboard:
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 By Force
  • 2 Abrade
  • 2 Hurkyll's Recall
  • 2 Echoing Truth
  • 2 Mystic Remora
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
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Tom De Decker – Paradoxical Storm
Main Deck:
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Polluted Delta
3 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
2 Island
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
2 Mox Opal
1 Snapcaster Mage
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key
1 Tinker
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Tezzeret, the Seeker
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Brainstorm
1 Ponder
2 Preordain
1 Gush
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Time Walk
1 Repeal
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Hurkyll's Recall
4 Force of Will
2 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
1 Engineered Explosives
Sideboard:
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Mountain
1 By Force
2 Abrade
2 Hurkyll's Recall
2 Echoing Truth
2 Mystic Remora
1 Flusterstorm
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Chalice of the Void

Javier Rodriguez Pozo – Sultai Leovold

Javier Rodriguez Pozo – Sultai Leovold

Main Deck:
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 3 Misty Rainforest
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Tropical Island
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 1 Bayou
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy / Jace, Telepath Unbound
  • 2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 1 Manglehorn
  • 2 Ramunap Excavator
  • 1 Trygon Predator
  • 1 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Fatal Push
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Null Rod
  • 1 Dismember
Sideboard:
  • 4 Leyline of the Void
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Null Rod
  • 2 Nature's Claim
  • 2 Energy Flux
  • 1 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Fatal Push
  • 1 Liliana of the Veil
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
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Javier Rodriguez Pozo – Sultai Leovold
Main Deck:
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Strip Mine
4 Wasteland
3 Misty Rainforest
3 Polluted Delta
3 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
1 Bayou
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Emerald
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy / Jace, Telepath Unbound
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
1 Manglehorn
2 Ramunap Excavator
1 Trygon Predator
1 Green Sun's Zenith
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Ponder
1 Sylvan Library
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Fatal Push
3 Abrupt Decay
4 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
2 Null Rod
1 Dismember
Sideboard:
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Null Rod
2 Nature's Claim
2 Energy Flux
1 Abrupt Decay
1 Fatal Push
1 Liliana of the Veil
1 Mindbreak Trap

Rodrigo Togores – Paradoxical Storm

Rodrigo Togores – Paradoxical Storm

Main Deck:
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 2 Tundra
  • 2 Island
  • 2 Flooded Strand
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 2 Mox Opal
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Monastery Mentor
  • 4 Paradoxical Outcome
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Voltaic Key
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 2 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Merchant Scroll
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 2 Preordain
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Gitaxian Probe
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 4 Force of WIll
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Hurkyll's Recall
Sideboard:
  • 1 Karakas
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 1 Balance
  • 2 Tormod's Crypt
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 2 Hurkyll's Recall
  • 1 Krosan Grip
  • 1 Ray of Revelation
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Mystical Tutor
  • 2 Notion Thief
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Rodrigo Togores – Paradoxical Storm
Main Deck:
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Library of Alexandria
2 Underground Sea
2 Tundra
2 Island
2 Flooded Strand
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
2 Mox Opal
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Monastery Mentor
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key
1 Tinker
1 Blightsteel Colossus
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
2 Preordain
1 Brainstorm
1 Ponder
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Dig Through Time
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Yawgmoth's Will
4 Force of WIll
2 Flusterstorm
3 Mental Misstep
1 Hurkyll's Recall
Sideboard:
1 Karakas
1 Tropical Island
1 Balance
2 Tormod's Crypt
2 Containment Priest
2 Hurkyll's Recall
1 Krosan Grip
1 Ray of Revelation
1 Flusterstorm
1 Mystical Tutor
2 Notion Thief

Henrik Storm – White Eldrazi

Henrik Storm – White Eldrazi

Main Deck:
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 4 Brushland
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 4 Sphere of Resistance
  • 1 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 4 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 3 Containment Priest
  • 2 Blade Splicer
  • 3 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 4 Reality Smasher
  • 2 Dismember
Sideboard:
  • 2 Kataki, War's Wage
  • 3 Null Rod
  • 2 Spirit of the Labyrinth
  • 1 Karakas
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 2 Ramunap Excavator
  • 3 Aegis of the Gods
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
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Henrik Storm – White Eldrazi
Main Deck:
1 Strip Mine
4 Wasteland
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Brushland
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Emerald
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Containment Priest
2 Blade Splicer
3 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
2 Dismember
Sideboard:
2 Kataki, War's Wage
3 Null Rod
2 Spirit of the Labyrinth
1 Karakas
1 Trinisphere
2 Ramunap Excavator
3 Aegis of the Gods
1 Umezawa's Jitte

Julian Knab – Affinity Workshop

Julian Knab – Affinity Workshop

Main Deck:
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Mishra's Workshop
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Mishra's Factory
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 4 Sphere of Resistance
  • 1 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 3 Tangle Wire
  • 4 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 2 Steel Overseer
  • 4 Arcbound Ravager
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 4 Foundry Inspector
  • 2 Phyrexian Metamorph
  • 1 Lodestone Golem
  • 3 Precurser Golem
Sideboard:
  • 4 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 4 Relic of Progenitus
  • 2 Crucible of Worlds
  • 2 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 3 Dismember
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Julian Knab – Affinity Workshop
Main Deck:
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Strip Mine
4 Wasteland
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Ruby
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
3 Tangle Wire
4 Phyrexian Revoker
2 Steel Overseer
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Walking Ballista
4 Foundry Inspector
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Lodestone Golem
3 Precurser Golem
Sideboard:
4 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Relic of Progenitus
2 Crucible of Worlds
2 Wurmcoil Engine
3 Dismember

Mikael Linden – Jeskai Standstill

Mikael Linden – Jeskai Standstill

Main Deck:
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Mishra's Factory
  • 1 Faerie Conclave
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Plains
  • 4 Tundra
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Crucible of Worlds
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 2 Moat
  • 4 Standstill
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Mana Drain
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 3 Stony Silence
Sideboard:
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 3 Containment Priest
  • 1 Fragmentize
  • 2 Wear // Tear
  • 2 By Force
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
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Mikael Linden – Jeskai Standstill
Main Deck:
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Strip Mine
4 Wasteland
4 Mishra's Factory
1 Faerie Conclave
2 Island
1 Plains
4 Tundra
2 Volcanic Island
4 Flooded Strand
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Vendilion Clique
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Moat
4 Standstill
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
2 Mana Drain
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
3 Stony Silence
Sideboard:
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Containment Priest
1 Fragmentize
2 Wear // Tear
2 By Force
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Mindbreak Trap

Oscar Basart – White Eldrazi

Oscar Basart – White Eldrazi

Main Deck:
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 2 Eldrazi Temple
  • 1 Geier Reach Sanitarium
  • 4 Battlefield Forge
  • 2 Karakas
  • 2 Plateau
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 3 Wasteland
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 3 Null Rod
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 1 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 3 Containment Priest
  • 4 Spirit of the Labyrinth
  • 3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
  • 4 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 3 Reality Smasher
Sideboard:
  • 4 Grafdiggers Cage
  • 4 Ingot Chewer
  • 2 Kataki, War's Wage
  • 2 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 2 Masticore
  • 1 Crucible of World
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Oscar Basart – White Eldrazi
Main Deck:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cavern of Souls
2 Eldrazi Temple
1 Geier Reach Sanitarium
4 Battlefield Forge
2 Karakas
2 Plateau
1 Strip Mine
3 Wasteland
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
3 Null Rod
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Thorn of Amethyst
3 Containment Priest
4 Spirit of the Labyrinth
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Thought-Knot Seer
3 Reality Smasher
Sideboard:
4 Grafdiggers Cage
4 Ingot Chewer
2 Kataki, War's Wage
2 Umezawa's Jitte
2 Masticore
1 Crucible of World

Vico Henning – White Eldrazi

Vico Henning – White Eldrazi

Main Deck:
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 2 City of Traitors
  • 2 Karakas
  • 4 Plains
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 3 Null Rod
  • 1 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 2 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 1 Spirit of the Labyrinth
  • 3 Containment Priest
  • 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
  • 4 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 1 Phyrexian Metamorph
  • 1 Lodestone Golem
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 4 Reality Smasher
Sideboard:
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Fragmentize
  • 2 Kataki, War's Wage
  • 2 Stony Silence
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Ethersworn Canonist
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Vico Henning – White Eldrazi
Main Deck:
4 Wasteland
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Ancient Tomb
2 City of Traitors
2 Karakas
4 Plains
1 Strip Mine
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Sol Ring
1 Chalice of the Void
3 Null Rod
1 Thorn of Amethyst
2 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Spirit of the Labyrinth
3 Containment Priest
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
4 Eldrazi Displacer
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Lodestone Golem
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
Sideboard:
1 Tormod's Crypt
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Fragmentize
2 Kataki, War's Wage
2 Stony Silence
1 Pithing Needle
1 Swords to Plowshares
2 Ethersworn Canonist

Articles

Vendor Feature: Stefan Urban

A short time ago Stefan Urban and Pascal Wagner formed the new vendor team FKTRD. They have been selling cards in record numbers on MKM recently, and they joined us here in Hamburg with large amounts of both Old School cards (Alpha/Beta/Unlimited and more) and...

Final: Julian Knab vs. Tom De Decker

In the early morning hours on Saturday, it finally came to the battle to end all battles. After six rounds plus quarter- and semifinals, the original field of 34 players had been whittled down to just two players fighting for the trophy and the title, for the prizes...

Video Interview: Modern Deck Tech with Niklas Holtmann

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Quick Question: Ixalan in Vintage?

Ixalan wasn't a factor at MKM Series Hamburg 2017, as the set wasn't even released yet. But it was of course one of the most discussed topics among players. We asked a number of notable players whether they had seen any cards in the upcoming expansion which might have...

Previously at the MKM Series: Vintage in Prague

On the eve of MKM Series Hamburg, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Just seven weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Prague for the third stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 30 veterans of Vintage....

Metagame Breakdown

A proud number of 34 players gathered right next to the Standard Main Event and the also very large Modern Trial to play the biggest Vintage MKM Main Event to date. Vintage had probably the biggest change to show for it as it was the only format that got touched in the most recent Banned & Restricted announcement. The spotlight was certainly on how the metagame would react to these changes so let's see what decks the competitors brought to the table.

In relation, Mentor decks became way less prevalent, as one would assume. Still, there were some players who refused to let their beloved monk go and played their Jeskai Control deck, replacing slots 2-4 with Young Pyromancer or even Delver in some cases. Some cut the white finisher completely and went with Standstill, a powerful choice considering the rest of the field. While the blue enchantment might not be the best against its green counterpart Oath of Druids, there were a lot of Eldrazi players – as usual – besides the other mainstays Dredge and Leovold where a nicely timed draw three could work very favorably.

The surprising part was that Storm still relied on Paradoxical Outcome. Maybe nobody wanted to put their trust in the newly unrestricted Yawgmoth's Bargain or some actually tested it and judged it not worthy enough – but there is always the next MKM Series event and the Vintage Super League may also have a word in that matter, so there is a chance that we see the sweet enchantment at the next tournament.

Legend

  • 6 White Eldrazi
  • 4 Dredge
  • 4 Oath
  • 4 Sultai Leovold
  • 3 Jeskai Mentor
  • 3 Jeskai Standstill
  • 2 Grixis Control
  • 2 Affinity Workshop
  • 2 Paradoxical Outcome
  • 4 Others

Event Photos