Legacy Coverage MKM Series Prague 2017

Event Coverage of the MKM Series Prague

It truly was a miracle …

Scratch that. The Legacy main event of MKM Series Prague 2017 was a story of manifold miracles, from start to finish. To begin with, the player turnout surpassed all expectations, with 295 participants almost drawing even with Saturday's massive Modern tournament. The end was equally epic, as the event concluded with our first back-to-back victory in Legacy: Johannes Gutbrod had triumphed in Frankfurt and he triumphed again now.

Another miracle: the return of Miracles, the deck. Shortly before the event in Frankfurt, the banning of Sensei's Divining Top had sent Miracles players scrambling for alternative decks. Including Gutbrod who had switched to Sneak & Show then to take down the tournament. But he never gave up on his favorite archetype and found a way to bring it back to life, back to form even, back—in short—to the very top of the Legacy metagame …

Congratulations to Johannes Gutbrod, Back-to-Back Legacy Champion!

Anghelescu, Jonathan
(Grixis Delver)
2

Hochegger, Manuel
(BUG Delver)
1

Lenz, Maurice
(Esper Deathblade)
0

Möller, Steffen
(Lands)
2

Gutbrod, Johannes
(Mentor Miracles)
2

Szadziul, Tomasz
(Elves)
1

Krull, Nicklas
(Esper Delver)
1

Wagner, Kevin
(Miracles)
2

Anghelescu, Jonathan
(Grixis Delver)
0

Möller, Steffen
(Lands)
2

Gutbrod, Johannes
(Mentor Miracles)
2

Wagner, Kevin
(Miracles)
0

Möller, Steffen
(Lands)
1

Gutbrod, Johannes
(Mentor Miracles)
2

Gutbrod, Johannes
(Mentor Miracles)

Top 8 Decklists

Nicklas Krull – Esper Stonedelver

Nicklas Krull – Esper Stonedelver

Main Deck:
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 2 Tundra
  • 1 Scrubland
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 3 Stoneforge Mystic
  • 2 True-Name Nemesis
  • 1 Gurmag Angler
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Daze
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 1 Spell Snare
  • 1 Spell Pierce
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Batterskull
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
Sideboard:
  • 2 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 Zealous Persecution
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Path to Exile
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Invasive Surgery
  • 2 Disenchant
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Nicklas Krull – Esper Stonedelver
Main Deck:
3 Underground Sea
2 Tundra
1 Scrubland
4 Wasteland
1 Tropical Island
4 Polluted Delta
4 Flooded Strand
4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
4 Deathrite Shaman
3 Stoneforge Mystic
2 True-Name Nemesis
1 Gurmag Angler
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Force of Will
4 Daze
3 Swords to Plowshares
2 Fatal Push
1 Spell Snare
1 Spell Pierce
2 Thoughtseize
1 Batterskull
1 Umezawa's Jitte
Sideboard:
2 Ethersworn Canonist
2 Containment Priest
1 Snapcaster Mage
2 Zealous Persecution
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Path to Exile
1 Flusterstorm
1 Invasive Surgery
2 Disenchant

Kevin Wagner – Miracles

Kevin Wagner – Miracles

Main Deck:
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Arid Mesa
  • 3 Tundra
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 4 Island
  • 2 Plains
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Portent
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Counterspell
  • 4 Predict
  • 2 Unexpectedly Absent
  • 3 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 Monastery Mentor
  • 3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Terminus
Sideboard:
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 2 Wear // Tear
  • 1 Entreat the Angels
  • 1 Blood Moon
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Kevin Wagner – Miracles
Main Deck:
4 Flooded Strand
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Arid Mesa
3 Tundra
2 Volcanic Island
4 Island
2 Plains
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Portent
4 Swords to Plowshares
2 Counterspell
4 Predict
2 Unexpectedly Absent
3 Snapcaster Mage
2 Monastery Mentor
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Force of Will
4 Terminus
Sideboard:
2 Flusterstorm
2 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Ethersworn Canonist
2 Containment Priest
2 Wear // Tear
1 Entreat the Angels
1 Blood Moon

Maurice Lenz – Esper Deathblade

Maurice Lenz – Esper Deathblade

Main Deck:
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Stoneforge Mystic
  • 3 Baleful Strix
  • 3 True-Name Nemesis
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Notion Thief
  • 1 Tombstalker
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Counterspell
  • 1 Fatal Push
  • 2 Ponder
  • 1 Batterskull
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Sword of Fire and Ice
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Marsh Flats
  • 2 Tundra
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 2 Wasteland
  • 2 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Karakas
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 1 Scrubland
Sideboard:
  • 2 Zealous Persecution
  • 2 Lingering Souls
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Vendilion Clique
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Disenchant
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Maurice Lenz – Esper Deathblade
Main Deck:
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Stoneforge Mystic
3 Baleful Strix
3 True-Name Nemesis
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Notion Thief
1 Tombstalker
4 Force of Will
4 Brainstorm
4 Swords to Plowshares
2 Spell Pierce
1 Counterspell
1 Fatal Push
2 Ponder
1 Batterskull
1 Umezawa's Jitte
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
4 Polluted Delta
3 Marsh Flats
2 Tundra
2 Underground Sea
2 Wasteland
2 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Swamp
1 Karakas
1 Tropical Island
1 Scrubland
Sideboard:
2 Zealous Persecution
2 Lingering Souls
1 Pithing Needle
1 Containment Priest
1 Flusterstorm
2 Vendilion Clique
2 Thoughtseize
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Disenchant

Steffen Möller – Lands

Steffen Möller – Lands

Main Deck:
  • 4 Life from the Loam
  • 4 Crop Rotation
  • 4 Exploration
  • 3 Gamble
  • 3 Punishing Fire
  • 3 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Crucible of Worlds
  • 4 Mox Diamond
  • 1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
  • 1 Glacial Chasm
  • 1 Karakas
  • 1 Bojuka Bog
  • 1 Academy Ruins
  • 3 Maze of Ith
  • 2 Dark Depths
  • 3 Thespian Stage
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 2 Ghost Quarter
  • 2 Rishadan Port
  • 2 Tolaria West
  • 1 Sheltered Thicket
  • 3 Grove of the Burnwillows
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Windswept Foothills
  • 1 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 2 Taiga
  • 1 Forest
Sideboard:
  • 3 Krosan Grip
  • 1 Song of the Dryads
  • 3 Tireless Tracker
  • 1 Ancient Tomb
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 2 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 4 Sphere of Resistance
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Steffen Möller – Lands
Main Deck:
4 Life from the Loam
4 Crop Rotation
4 Exploration
3 Gamble
3 Punishing Fire
3 Engineered Explosives
1 Crucible of Worlds
4 Mox Diamond
1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
1 Glacial Chasm
1 Karakas
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Academy Ruins
3 Maze of Ith
2 Dark Depths
3 Thespian Stage
4 Wasteland
2 Ghost Quarter
2 Rishadan Port
2 Tolaria West
1 Sheltered Thicket
3 Grove of the Burnwillows
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Windswept Foothills
1 Wooded Foothills
2 Tropical Island
2 Taiga
1 Forest
Sideboard:
3 Krosan Grip
1 Song of the Dryads
3 Tireless Tracker
1 Ancient Tomb
1 Chalice of the Void
2 Thorn of Amethyst
4 Sphere of Resistance

Jonathan Anghelescu – Grixis Delver

Jonathan Anghelescu – Grixis Delver

Main Deck:
  • 3 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
  • 4 Ponder
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Daze
  • 2 True-Name Nemesis
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Dismember
  • 2 Gurmag Angler
  • 1 Forked Bolt
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 3 Young Pyromancer
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 2 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 3 Wasteland
Sideboard:
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 3 Cabal Therapy
  • 2 Diabolic Edict
  • 1 Marsh Casualties
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 2 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
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Jonathan Anghelescu – Grixis Delver
Main Deck:
3 Gitaxian Probe
4 Brainstorm
4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration
4 Ponder
2 Spell Pierce
4 Daze
2 True-Name Nemesis
4 Force of Will
1 Dismember
2 Gurmag Angler
1 Forked Bolt
4 Lightning Bolt
3 Young Pyromancer
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Flooded Strand
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
3 Wasteland
Sideboard:
1 Flusterstorm
1 Vendilion Clique
2 Surgical Extraction
3 Cabal Therapy
2 Diabolic Edict
1 Marsh Casualties
2 Pyroblast
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Umezawa's Jitte

Johannes Gutbrod – Mentor Miracles

Johannes Gutbrod – Miracles

Main Deck:
  • 3 Tundra
  • 1 Volcanic Island
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Arid Mesa
  • 4 Island
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Mountain
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 3 Portent
  • 2 Counterspell
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Daze
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Monastery Mentor
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 4 Terminus
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 2 Predict
Sideboard:
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Pyroblast
  • 2 Blood Moon
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 2 Pyroclasm
  • 1 Wear // Tear
  • 1 Relic of Progenitus
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Johannes Gutbrod – Miracles
Main Deck:
3 Tundra
1 Volcanic Island
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Flooded Strand
2 Arid Mesa
4 Island
1 Plains
1 Mountain
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
3 Portent
2 Counterspell
1 Flusterstorm
3 Daze
4 Force of Will
3 Snapcaster Mage
4 Monastery Mentor
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
3 Swords to Plowshares
4 Terminus
1 Engineered Explosives
2 Predict
Sideboard:
2 Flusterstorm
3 Pyroblast
2 Blood Moon
1 Surgical Extraction
2 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Vendilion Clique
2 Pyroclasm
1 Wear // Tear
1 Relic of Progenitus

Tomasz Szadziul – Elves

Tomasz Szadziul – Elves

Main Deck:
  • 1 Birchlore Rangers
  • 2 Craterhoof Behemoth
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Elvish Visionary
  • 4 Heritage Druid
  • 4 Nettle Sentinel
  • 3 Quirion Ranger
  • 4 Wirewood Symbiote
  • 2 Bayou
  • 2 Dryad Arbor
  • 2 Forest
  • 4 Gaea's Cradle
  • 3 Verdant Catacombs
  • 3 Windswept Heath
  • 4 Glimpse of Nature
  • 4 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 3 Natural Order
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Reclamation Sage
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 1 Cavern of Souls
  • 1 Pendelhaven
  • 1 Shaman of the Pack
Sideboard:
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Natural Order
  • 1 Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
  • 3 Thoughtseize
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 3 Cabal Therapy
  • 1 Progenitus
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Tomasz Szadziul – Elves
Main Deck:
1 Birchlore Rangers
2 Craterhoof Behemoth
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Heritage Druid
4 Nettle Sentinel
3 Quirion Ranger
4 Wirewood Symbiote
2 Bayou
2 Dryad Arbor
2 Forest
4 Gaea's Cradle
3 Verdant Catacombs
3 Windswept Heath
4 Glimpse of Nature
4 Green Sun's Zenith
3 Natural Order
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Pendelhaven
1 Shaman of the Pack
Sideboard:
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Natural Order
1 Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
3 Thoughtseize
3 Surgical Extraction
3 Cabal Therapy
1 Progenitus

Manuel Hochegger – BUG Delver

Manuel Hochegger – BUG Delver

Main Deck:
  • 4 Delver of Secrets
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Tarmogoyf
  • 1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Daze
  • 4 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 4 Hymn to Tourach
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 2 Liliana of the Veil
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Underground Sea
  • 2 Bayou
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
  • 1 Invasive Surgery
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 1 Dismember
  • 1 Golgari Charm
  • 1 Diabolic Edict
  • 1 Fatal Push
  • 1 Dread of Night
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
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Manuel Hochegger – BUG Delver
Main Deck:
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Tarmogoyf
1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Daze
4 Abrupt Decay
2 Fatal Push
4 Hymn to Tourach
4 Force of Will
2 Liliana of the Veil
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Polluted Delta
4 Underground Sea
2 Bayou
1 Tropical Island
4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
1 Invasive Surgery
1 Flusterstorm
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Dismember
1 Golgari Charm
1 Diabolic Edict
1 Fatal Push
1 Dread of Night
2 Thoughtseize
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Pithing Needle
1 Umezawa's Jitte

Articles

Final: Steffen Möller vs. Johannes Gutbrod

After nine rounds plus quarter- and semifinals, only two players were left to duke it out for the title and trophy of our Legacy main event: Johannes Gutbrod who had just won the MKM Series Legacy main event in Frankfurt. And Steffen Möller piloting RUG Lands. Game 1...

Semifinal Video: Johannes Gutbrod vs. Kevin Wagner

The Semifinal of the MKMS Prague 2017 was a clash of the titans! Kevin Wagner had won the Vintage main event in Frankfurt, while Johannes Gutbrod had won the Legacy main event. Only one of them could proceed to the final, keeping the dream of another title alive. Who...

Quarterfinal: Steffen Möller vs. Maurice Lenz

After nine rounds of Legacy only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune. In this quarterfinal, two undefeated players both with a 7-0-2 Swiss finish met each other. Steffen Möller piloting Lands faced off against Maurice Lenz playing...

The Race for the MKMS Power 8: Rodrigo Togores

If you followed the MKM Series, or basically any of the big Eternal events in Europe, the name Rodrigo Togores should sound familiar by now. With a victory at Grand Prix Prague 2016, a whopping five Top 8s and three titles at the MKM Series, Togores had long...

Video: Interview with Walter Wölfler

Walter Wölfler had had a very successful weekend at the MKM Series in Frankfurt earlier this year. He came in 17th in the Standard event, and he also made it all the way through to the final match of the Legacy main event, before he fell to Johannes Gutbrod in an...

Video: Interview with Tomas Mar

Tomas Mar is well-known in the Legacy community for the "Czech Pile", a 4-color deck he always keeps developing. Last year he made multiple Top 8s at the MKM Series, but this year he had to settle for various Top 16s "only". Nonetheless, he was still tied for 6th...

Video: Interview with Maurice Lenz of Team Strong Force

Team Strong Force is starting to leave their mark on the MKM Series. Simon Bülhoff won the biggest MKMS Modern main event to date in Frankfurt. Simon had to miss the event in Prague, but Maurice Lenz and other members were more than ready to represent the young team...

Legacy Grand Trial Winning Decklists

While the weekend's main events were only scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, the action already began on Friday. In the Grand Legacy trial, 88 players fought for a chance to earn a bye for Sunday's Legacy main event. This was our first chance to see which archetypes...

Video: Interview with Magic artist Mark Poole

I sat down with famous Magic artist Mark Poole to talk about his work. He was signing and altering cards for players here at MKM Series Prague. He also brought some beautiful playmats and prints, but his stories about Magic's early days and the creative process were...

Quick Question: Hour of Devastation in Legacy?

Magic's latest release was only released a couple of weeks ago and the set surely didn't realize its full impact yet. Now the hour, the Hour of Devastation, had come: three days, four formats, hundreds of players, thousands of Euros in prize coupons … To kick off the...

Previously at the MKM Series: Legacy in Frankfurt

On the eve of MKM Series Prague, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Thirteen weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Frankfurt, Germany, for the second stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 437 Legacy...

Metagame Breakdown

Take a look at the breakdown of the decks in our Legacy main event at the MKM Series Prague 2017. 295 players came to play with the original dual lands today. At third stop here in Prague players primarily put their trust in Grixis and Stoneblade variants, with Elves, BUG (Leovold), and Death & Taxes following behind. Sneak and Show was the most played Combo deck this weekend followed by Storm and BR Reanimator. With Grixis decks as the most played archetype, though times for Combo players in the Legacy format had come.

We registered 42 different archetypes overall, so obviously we had to cut the list short somewhere, but you might just find some of the less played archetypes like Merfolk, Goblins, Lands and so on (41 decks in total) in the Top 8 decklist section later.

Legend

  • 46 Grixis
  • 30 Stoneblade
  • 26 Elves
  • 24 BUG Leovold
  • 21 Death n' Taxes
  • 19 Sneak Show
  • 17 UW(R) Control
  • 12 Storm
  • 10 BR Reanimator
  • 9 Lands
  • 9 Burn
  • 8 Infect
  • 8 UR Delver
  • 8 Food Chain
  • 7 Eldrazi
  • 41 Others

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