Legacy Coverage MKM Series London 2016

Event Coverage of the MKM Series London

Diego Massone is your Legacy champion of MKM Series London 2016!

The Spaniard overcame fierce competition in form of Stuart Wright – one of the UK's most accomplished players – and his Miracle deck in the finals. This proved, once and for all, the viability of 4C Deathblade in the British Legacy metagame which was dominated by Delver variants of various colors as well as Storm decks. Despite the strong showing of these decks, our top 8 players managed to pilot 7 different decks into the knock out portion of the tournament.

At the start of the day, we saw 53 players sleeving up with high hopes of winning fame and fortune. That translated to six rounds of Swiss, followed by the playoffs. Scroll down below to learn more about the entire metagame of the tournament, the top 8 players and their deck choices.

Diego Massone overcame fierce competition and became the Legacy Champion of MKM Series London 2016!

Diego Massone
2

Niklas Olsson
0

Lee Brook
1

Dan Burnand
2

Tom Brown
1

Stuart Wright
2

Stuart Schaum
1

Mikael Linden
2

Diego Massone
2

Dan Burnand
1

Stuart Wright
2

Mikael Linden
1

Diego Massone
2

Stuart Wright
1

Diego Massone

Top 8 Decklists

Diego Massone – 4c Deathblade

Diego Massone – 4c Deathblade

Main Deck
  • 3 Undergrround Sea
  • 2 Tundra
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 1 Scrubland
  • 1 Bayou
  • 3 Marsh Flats
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Flooded Strand
  • 3 Wasteland
  • 1 Karakas
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 3 Force of Will
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 4 Stoneforge Mystic
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 3 True-Name Nemesis
  • 3 Baleful Strix
  • 1 Snapcaster
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Umezawas Jitte
  • 1 Batterskull
  • 2 Jace the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Liliana of the Veil
  • 3 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Ponder
Sideboard
  • 1 Rest in Peace
  • 3 Meddling Mage
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Zealous Prosecution
  • 1 Sword of Fire and Ice
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 2 Invasive Surgery
  • 1 Supreme Verdict
  • 1 Flusterstorm
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Diego Massone – 4c Deathblade
Main Deck
3 Undergrround Sea
2 Tundra
1 Tropical Island
1 Scrubland
1 Bayou
3 Marsh Flats
4 Polluted Delta
3 Flooded Strand
3 Wasteland
1 Karakas
4 Brainstorm
3 Force of Will
4 Swords to Plowshares
2 Abrupt Decay
4 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Deathrite Shaman
3 True-Name Nemesis
3 Baleful Strix
1 Snapcaster
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Umezawas Jitte
1 Batterskull
2 Jace the Mind Sculptor
1 Liliana of the Veil
3 Thoughtseize
1 Ponder
Sideboard
1 Rest in Peace
3 Meddling Mage
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Zealous Prosecution
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
2 Containment Priest
2 Invasive Surgery
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Flusterstorm

Mikael Lindén – UR Delver

Mikael Lindén – UR Delver

Main Deck
  • 1 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Mountain
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Volcanic Island
  • 2 Bedlam Reveler
  • 4 Delver of Secrets
  • 4 Monastery Swiftspear
  • 3 Stormchaser Mage
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Chain Lightning
  • 4 Daze
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 4 Ponder
  • 1 Preordain
  • 2 Price of Progress
Sideboard
  • 1 Dismember
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Null Rod
  • 2 Grim Lavamancer
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Pyrokinesis
  • 1 Relic of Progenitus
  • 2 Smash to Smithereens
  • 1 Rough // Tumble
  • 1 Sulfuric Vortex
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
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Mikael Lindén – UR Delver
Main Deck
1 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Mountain
4 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Volcanic Island
2 Bedlam Reveler
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Monastery Swiftspear
3 Stormchaser Mage
4 Brainstorm
4 Chain Lightning
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Ponder
1 Preordain
2 Price of Progress
Sideboard
1 Dismember
2 Flusterstorm
1 Null Rod
2 Grim Lavamancer
2 Pyroblast
1 Pyrokinesis
1 Relic of Progenitus
2 Smash to Smithereens
1 Rough // Tumble
1 Sulfuric Vortex
1 Surgical Extraction

Tom Brown – Shardless Bug

Tom Brown – Shardless Bug

Main Deck
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Tarmogoyf
  • 4 Shardless Agent
  • 3 Baleful Strix
  • 4 Ancestral Visions
  • 1 Life from the Loam
  • 2 Toxic Deluge
  • 1 Maelstrom Pulse
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Abrupt Decay
  • 4 Force of will
  • 2 Liliana of the Veil
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 3 Tropical Island
  • 1 Bayou
  • 1 Swamp
  • 3 Wasteland
Sideboard
  • 1 Savanah
  • 4 Meddling Mage
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 2 Leyline of the Void
  • 2 Duress
  • 2 Thoughseize
  • 1 Night of Souls' Betrayal
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Null Rod
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Tom Brown – Shardless Bug
Main Deck
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Tarmogoyf
4 Shardless Agent
3 Baleful Strix
4 Ancestral Visions
1 Life from the Loam
2 Toxic Deluge
1 Maelstrom Pulse
4 Brainstorm
4 Abrupt Decay
4 Force of will
2 Liliana of the Veil
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Verdant Catacombs
1 Polluted Delta
3 Underground Sea
3 Tropical Island
1 Bayou
1 Swamp
3 Wasteland
Sideboard
1 Savanah
4 Meddling Mage
1 Containment Priest
2 Leyline of the Void
2 Duress
2 Thoughseize
1 Night of Souls' Betrayal
1 Pithing Needle
1 Null Rod

Dan Burnand – Miracles

Dan Burnand – Miracles

Main Deck
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 4 Terminus
  • 4 Counterbalance
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 3 Snapcaster Mage
  • 3 Monastary Mentor
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Blood Moon
  • 1 Counterspell
  • 1 Council's Judgment
Lands
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Arid Mesa
  • 4 Island
  • 2 Plains
  • 3 Tundra
  • 2 Volcanic Island
Sideboard
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 1 Blood Moon
  • 1 Izzet Staticaster
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Wear // Tear
  • 1 Vendillion Clique
  • 1 Counterspell
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Dan Burnand – Miracles
Main Deck
4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Terminus
4 Counterbalance
4 Force of Will
4 Sensei's Divining Top
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Monastary Mentor
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Blood Moon
1 Counterspell
1 Council's Judgment
Lands
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Flooded Strand
2 Arid Mesa
4 Island
2 Plains
3 Tundra
2 Volcanic Island
Sideboard
2 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
2 Flusterstorm
1 Containment Priest
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Blood Moon
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Surgical Extraction
2 Wear // Tear
1 Vendillion Clique
1 Counterspell

Lee Brook – Imperial Painter

Lee Brook – Imperial Painter

Main Deck
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 2 Bloodstained Mire
  • 3 City of Traitors
  • 1 Great Furnace
  • 4 Mountain
  • 2 Plateau
  • 3 Arid Mesa
  • 2 Goblin Welder
  • 4 Imperial Recruiter
  • 1 Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
  • 1 Magus of the Moon
  • 4 Painter's Servant
  • 1 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 2 Simian Spirit Guide
  • 1 Daretti, Scrap Servant
  • 2 Enlightened Tutor
  • 4 Pyroblast
  • 2 Red Elemental Blast
  • 4 Blood Moon
  • 2 Ensnaring Bridge
  • 4 Grindstone
  • 3 Lotus Petal
  • 3 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Lion's Eye Diamond
Sideboard
  • 1 Ensnaring Bridge
  • 1 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 2 Sulphur Elemental
  • 2 Ajani Vengeant
  • 2 Lightning Bolt
  • 1 Sudden Demise
  • 1 Manic Vandal
  • 1 Duergar Hedge-Mage
  • 1 Rest in Peace
  • 1 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Trinisphere
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Lee Brook – Imperial Painter
Main Deck
4 Ancient Tomb
2 Bloodstained Mire
3 City of Traitors
1 Great Furnace
4 Mountain
2 Plateau
3 Arid Mesa
2 Goblin Welder
4 Imperial Recruiter
1 Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
1 Magus of the Moon
4 Painter's Servant
1 Phyrexian Revoker
2 Simian Spirit Guide
1 Daretti, Scrap Servant
2 Enlightened Tutor
4 Pyroblast
2 Red Elemental Blast
4 Blood Moon
2 Ensnaring Bridge
4 Grindstone
3 Lotus Petal
3 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Lion's Eye Diamond
Sideboard
1 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Ethersworn Canonist
2 Sulphur Elemental
2 Ajani Vengeant
2 Lightning Bolt
1 Sudden Demise
1 Manic Vandal
1 Duergar Hedge-Mage
1 Rest in Peace
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Trinisphere

Stuart Schaum – Reanimator

Stuart Schaum – Reanimator

Main Deck
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Underground Sea
  • 1 Bayou
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 1 Marsh Flats
  • 1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
  • 1 Grave Titan
  • 1 Iona, Shield of Emeria
  • 1 Tidespout Tyrant
  • 3 Griselbrand
  • 1 Ashen Rider
  • 3 Lotus Petal
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 3 Daze
  • 4 Entomb
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Careful Study
  • 4 Exhume
  • 4 Reanimate
  • 4 Ponder
  • 2 Show and Tell
  • 1 Collective Brutality
Sideboard
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Aetherling
  • 1 Keranos, God of Storms
  • 1 Show and Tell
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 1 Dread of Night
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Golgari Charm
  • 2 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Massacre
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
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Stuart Schaum – Reanimator
Main Deck
2 Island
1 Swamp
1 Verdant Catacombs
4 Polluted Delta
4 Underground Sea
1 Bayou
1 Tropical Island
1 Marsh Flats
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
1 Grave Titan
1 Iona, Shield of Emeria
1 Tidespout Tyrant
3 Griselbrand
1 Ashen Rider
3 Lotus Petal
4 Brainstorm
3 Daze
4 Entomb
4 Force of Will
4 Careful Study
4 Exhume
4 Reanimate
4 Ponder
2 Show and Tell
1 Collective Brutality
Sideboard
2 Spell Pierce
1 Aetherling
1 Keranos, God of Storms
1 Show and Tell
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Dread of Night
1 Flusterstorm
1 Golgari Charm
2 Pithing Needle
1 Massacre
3 Abrupt Decay

Stuart Wright – Miracles

Stuart Wright – Miracles

Main Deck
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Counterbalance
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 2 Counterspell
  • 4 Ponder
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Batterskull
  • 1 Sword of Feast and Famine
  • 2 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
Lands
  • 6 Island
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Tundra
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Karakas
  • 3 Scalding Tarn
Sideboard
  • 3 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Peacekeeper
  • 2 Entreat the Angels
  • 2 Rest in Peace
  • 1 Spell Pierce
  • 2 True-Name Nemesis
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
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Stuart Wright – Miracles
Main Deck
4 Brainstorm
4 Counterbalance
4 Force of Will
4 Sensei's Divining Top
4 Swords to Plowshares
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Counterspell
4 Ponder
2 Spell Pierce
1 Batterskull
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
2 Vendilion Clique
1 Snapcaster Mage
Lands
6 Island
4 Flooded Strand
3 Polluted Delta
3 Tundra
1 Plains
1 Karakas
3 Scalding Tarn
Sideboard
3 Flusterstorm
2 Peacekeeper
2 Entreat the Angels
2 Rest in Peace
1 Spell Pierce
2 True-Name Nemesis
1 Umezawa's Jitte
2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Niklas Olsson Yaouzis – Death and Taxes

Niklas Olsson Yaouzis – Death and Taxes

Main Deck
  • 10 Plains
  • 3 Karakas
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Rishadan Port
  • 1 Cavern of Souls
  • 1 Horizon Canopy
  • 4 Mother of Runes
  • 4 Aether Vial
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 4 Stoneforge Mystic
  • 4 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 4 Flickerwisp
  • 3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
  • 2 Mirran Crusader
  • 1 Serra Avenger
  • 1 Batterskull
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Sword of Fire and Ice
Sideboard
  • 2 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 1 Fiend Hunter
  • 1 Path to Exile
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 1 Sword of War and Peace
  • 2 Rest in Peace
  • 1 Relic of Progenitus
  • 2 Council's Judgment
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Niklas Olsson Yaouzis – Death and Taxes
Main Deck
10 Plains
3 Karakas
4 Wasteland
4 Rishadan Port
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Horizon Canopy
4 Mother of Runes
4 Aether Vial
4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Flickerwisp
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
2 Mirran Crusader
1 Serra Avenger
1 Batterskull
1 Umezawa's Jitte
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
Sideboard
2 Ethersworn Canonist
2 Containment Priest
1 Fiend Hunter
1 Path to Exile
1 Pithing Needle
2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Sword of War and Peace
2 Rest in Peace
1 Relic of Progenitus
2 Council's Judgment

Articles

Final: Diego Massone vs. Stuart Wright

Diego had finished first in the Swiss portion, and didn't feel like slowing down at all. Stuart Wright was the last player still standing between him and the trophy. Would he be able to sweep the elimination rounds as well? After some early jockeying for position,...

Semifinal: Mikael Linden vs. Stuart Wright

When I saw the Top8 bracket I was a little sad that these two players couldn’t meet in the final, but at the same time I was looking forward to potentially cover this matchup in the semifinal. Mikael Linden is one of the most successful players on the MKM Series so...

Quarterfinal: Stuart Schaum vs. Mikael Linden

Mikael Linden is a two-time champion of our past Vintage events, but surprisingly didn’t manage to make Top8 yesterday. Instead he had set his eyes on winning todays Legacy event. Mikael was Stuart Schaum’s only loss in the Swiss rounds, so Stuart was eager to...

Deck Tech: Eldrazi & Taxes

Matthew Harper came as close as you can get to winning a trophy yesterday. He made it to the final of the Vintage event, where he won the first game, before Matthew Johnson managed to come back and beat him 2-1. Matthew Harper was obviously happy with his result, but...

Legacy Trial Winner: Claude Schmit

  The weather was quite nice on Friday, but when Legacy Magic is involved that doesn’t mean there couldn’t be Storm clouds on the horizon at any point. Claude Schmit navigated his Storm deck into the final of the Legacy trial, where he had to face Lauri Achte and...

Introduction to the Format: Legacy

With Eldritch Moon already quite explored in Modern and Standard, our Legacy and Vintage Main Events could potentially be the tournaments with the most new tech! That seems like an absurd thesis, as these formats are known to be much slower at incorporating new cards...

Welcome to Legacy Interview 3

Here we are with the great final of our Legacy week. 1 Who are you? My name is Rodrigo Togores. I've been playing collectible card games since I can think. I started with Pokémon, then played Magic, then Yu-Gi-Oh!, and finally went back to Magic. I almost exclusively...

Welcome to Legacy Interview 2

As we promised here is part two of our Legacy interview. So I'm proud to present Julian Knab with Elves. 1 Who are you and what did you already achieve? I’m a 30-year old guy from Munich making a living by sending people to Africa; kind of like a reverse human...

Welcome to Legacy Interview 1

As we promised, we start today with the interview with Marius Hausmann about Death and Taxes. I hope you're looking forward to it and find some interesting insight. 1 How did you get into playing Death and Taxes? I've been playing Magic for more than ten years and got...

Metagame Breakdown

Take a look at the breakdown of all the decks in our Legacy main event at the MKM Series London 2016. 53 players wanted to play with some of the best cards ever printed, but not everybody was relying on the power of Brainstorm and Fetchlands. Delver decks were once again the most played archetype today with 12 copies different copies in the field, divided between B/U/G and U/R variants. Storm and Miracles are next in line, before we enter the territory of non-blue decks. Lands, Death & Taxes, and Eldrazi decks approach the format very differently than the the blue decks, but all of them are both powerful and popular this weekend!

Legend

  • 7 B/U/G Delver
  • 5 Storm
  • 5 U/R(/x) Delver
  • 4 Lands
  • 4 Miracles
  • 4 Death & Taxes
  • 3 Sneak & Show
  • 3 Eldrazi
  • 18 Other

Event Photos

Fresh off his victory in yesterday's Vintage event, Matthew Johnson tried his luck in the Legacy event today!
Stuart Wright had a terrible start yesterday and still ended up in the Top 8. Today, he was sitting on table 4, so there's a good chance he'll end up in the Top 8 yet again.
Our Legacy main event of the MKM Series London 2016.
Fabian Friedrich came equipped with MKM gear and he was again doing pretty well!
Now we were back over at the Legacy tables.
Our competitors certainly looked like they were having a great time.
Matthew Harper wanted to add yet another Top 8 finish to his growing resume and he was certainly well on track.
Autumn Lily Burchett was leading the pack in our Standard main event on Sunday.
It looked like the two in the front were tag-teaming their opponents.
These were the top tables in the Legacy main event.
One of our standby judges preferred playing on Sunday.
This was one of our side events, the rejected rare draft.
Some members of the JK team used their break to enroll in the fun event.
Good times were had in the very unusual, but fun format.
Figuring out your best option can involve a lot of finger pointing and mental maths.
This game was over and they were about to hand in their result entry slip.
There's our tag team again.