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For the second time in as many Legacy main events, Czech Pile rose to the top. This time, however, it wasn't at the hands of the deck's inventor, but rather in Nicolas Crepelle's capable hands. Crepelle played in three matches on our stream, so he really was able to show off his prowess with the deck. In Round 7, he found himself up against Power 8 member Jonathan Anghelescu and his Sneak & Show, in a match where Crepelle managed to secure a relatively quick 2-0 victory. His second appearance was in the semifinals, against Raffaele Cefala's Jund, a much grindier affair. It went to game three, where an early Jace, the Mind Sculptor managed to keep Cefala on one land for the short remainder of his tournament run.

Crepelle's third match was, of course, the final against Marco Pacilio's rather unique Show and Tell/Omniscience deck, which used Burning Wish to fetch Enter the Infinite. Pacilio had been able to show off his combo before, in his quarterfinal match against Power 8 member Julian Knab. But he was never able to enter the infinite here, as Czech Pile proved too strong once again. Can any deck end its reign over the MKM Series?

Congratulations to Nicolas Crepelle, Legacy Champion of MKMS Rome!

Boog, Rafael
(RUG Delver)
1

Cefalà, Raffaele
(Jund)
2

Crepelle, Nicolas
(4c Control)
0

Pineschi, Iacopo
(Dredge)
0

Vuolo, Umberto
(Miracles)
2

Struzyna, Sylwester
(Infect)
0

Pacilio, Marco
(Omni Show)
2

Knab, Julian
(Elves)
0

Cefalà, Raffaele
(Jund)
1

Crepelle, Nicolas
(4c Control)
2

Vuolo, Umberto
(Miracles)
0

Pacilio, Marco
(Omni Show)
2

Crepelle, Nicolas
(4c Control)
2

Pacilio, Marco
(Omni Show)
1

Crepelle, Nicolas
(4c Control)

Top 8 Decklists

Umberto Vuolo – Miracles

Umberto Vuolo – Miracles

Main Deck
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Island
  • 3 Scalding Tarn
  • 3 Tundra
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Plains
  • 1 Arid Mesa
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Volcanic Island
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 3 Portent
  • 3 Snapcaster Mage
  • 3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 3 Terminus
  • 2 Monastery Mentor
  • 2 Counterspell
  • 2 Predict
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Blood Moon
  • 1 Council's Judgment
  • 1 Unexpectedly Absent
  • 1 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, The Sunken Ruin
Sideboard:
  • 1 Supreme Verdict
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 1 Blood Moon
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Enlightened Tutor
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Timely Reinforcements
  • 2 Wear // Tear
  • 2 Rest in Peace
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Umberto Vuolo – Miracles
Main Deck
4 Flooded Strand
4 Island
3 Scalding Tarn
3 Tundra
2 Polluted Delta
2 Plains
1 Arid Mesa
1 Mountain
1 Volcanic Island
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Force of Will
4 Swords to Plowshares
3 Portent
3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
3 Terminus
2 Monastery Mentor
2 Counterspell
2 Predict
1 Flusterstorm
1 Blood Moon
1 Council's Judgment
1 Unexpectedly Absent
1 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, The Sunken Ruin
Sideboard:
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Blood Moon
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Enlightened Tutor
1 Flusterstorm
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Pyroblast
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Timely Reinforcements
2 Wear // Tear
2 Rest in Peace

Marco Pacilio – Burning Show

Marco Pacilio – Burning Show

Main Deck
  • 2 Ancient Tomb
  • 3 Flooded Strand
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Island
  • 1 Mountain
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Preordain
  • 1 Impulse
  • 3 Show and Tell
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Intuition
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Burning Wish
  • 4 Omniscience
Sideboard:
  • 3 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
  • 1 Mizzix's Mastery
  • 1 Show and Tell
  • 1 Enter the Infinite
  • 1 Spiraling Embers
  • 1 Time of Need
  • 1 Pyroclasm
  • 1 Sudden Shock
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Blood Moon
  • 2 Echoing Truth
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Marco Pacilio – Burning Show
Main Deck
2 Ancient Tomb
3 Flooded Strand
3 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Island
1 Mountain
2 Volcanic Island
3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Ponder
4 Preordain
1 Impulse
3 Show and Tell
2 Flusterstorm
2 Intuition
2 Spell Pierce
4 Burning Wish
4 Omniscience
Sideboard:
3 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
1 Mizzix's Mastery
1 Show and Tell
1 Enter the Infinite
1 Spiraling Embers
1 Time of Need
1 Pyroclasm
1 Sudden Shock
1 Surgical Extraction
2 Blood Moon
2 Echoing Truth

Raffaele Cefala – Jund

Raffaele Cefala – Jund

Main Deck
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Bloodstained Mire
  • 2 Wooded Foothills
  • 3 Bayou
  • 2 Badlands
  • 1 Taiga
  • 2 Swamp
  • 1 Forest
  • 3 Wasteland
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Dark Confidant
  • 4 Tarmogoyf
  • 3 Bloodbraid Elf
  • 4 Liliana of the Veil
  • 3 Thoughtseize
  • 4 Hymn to Tourach
  • 2 Kolaghan‘s Command
  • 3 Lightning Bolt
  • 1 Fatal Push
  • 1 Terminate
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 1 Sylcan Library
Sideboard:
  • 2 Chains of Mephistopheles
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 1 Grafdigger‘s Cage
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Maelstrom Pulse
  • 1 Golgari Charm
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 2 Diabolic Edict
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Raffaele Cefala – Jund
Main Deck
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Bloodstained Mire
2 Wooded Foothills
3 Bayou
2 Badlands
1 Taiga
2 Swamp
1 Forest
3 Wasteland
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Dark Confidant
4 Tarmogoyf
3 Bloodbraid Elf
4 Liliana of the Veil
3 Thoughtseize
4 Hymn to Tourach
2 Kolaghan‘s Command
3 Lightning Bolt
1 Fatal Push
1 Terminate
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Sylcan Library
Sideboard:
2 Chains of Mephistopheles
2 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Grafdigger‘s Cage
1 Pithing Needle
3 Surgical Extraction
1 Maelstrom Pulse
1 Golgari Charm
1 Toxic Deluge
2 Diabolic Edict

Rafael Boog – RUG Delver

Rafael Boog – RUG Delver

Main Deck
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Daze
  • 4 Delver of Secrets
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Ponder
  • 2 Spell Snare
  • 4 Stifle
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Dismember
  • 2 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 1 Fire // Ice
  • 4 Nimble Mongoose
  • 2 Hooting Mandrils
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Tropical Island
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
  • 1 Abrade
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 True-Name Nemesis
  • 1 Price of Progress
  • 1 Vapor Snag
  • 1 Rough // Tumble
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Sylvan Library
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Rafael Boog – RUG Delver
Main Deck
4 Brainstorm
4 Daze
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Force of Will
4 Ponder
2 Spell Snare
4 Stifle
2 Spell Pierce
1 Dismember
2 Gitaxian Probe
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Fire // Ice
4 Nimble Mongoose
2 Hooting Mandrils
4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
3 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
1 Abrade
1 Ancient Grudge
2 Flusterstorm
2 Pyroblast
2 Surgical Extraction
2 True-Name Nemesis
1 Price of Progress
1 Vapor Snag
1 Rough // Tumble
1 Pithing Needle
1 Sylvan Library

Sylwester Struzyna – Infect

Sylwester Struzyna – Infect

Main Deck
  • 3 Forest
  • 1 Island
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Pendelhaven
  • 1 Wasteland
  • 4 Inkmoth Nexus
  • 4 Tropical Island
  • 4 Noble Hierarch
  • 4 Blighted Agent
  • 1 Viridian Corrupter
  • 4 Glistener Elf
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Daze
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Crop Rotation
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 2 Vines of Vastwood
  • 2 Berserk
  • 1 Become Immense
  • 4 Invigorate
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 3 Gitaxian Probe
  • 1 Blossoming Defense
Sideboard:
  • 1 Viridian Corrupter
  • 1 Seal of Primordium
  • 2 Krosan Grip
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Karakas
  • 1 Wasteland
  • 1 Bajuka Bog
  • 1 Crop Rotation
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Hydroblast
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Sylwester Struzyna – Infect
Main Deck
3 Forest
1 Island
4 Misty Rainforest
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Pendelhaven
1 Wasteland
4 Inkmoth Nexus
4 Tropical Island
4 Noble Hierarch
4 Blighted Agent
1 Viridian Corrupter
4 Glistener Elf
4 Force of Will
3 Daze
1 Flusterstorm
1 Spell Pierce
1 Crop Rotation
1 Sylvan Library
2 Vines of Vastwood
2 Berserk
1 Become Immense
4 Invigorate
4 Brainstorm
3 Gitaxian Probe
1 Blossoming Defense
Sideboard:
1 Viridian Corrupter
1 Seal of Primordium
2 Krosan Grip
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Spell Pierce
1 Karakas
1 Wasteland
1 Bajuka Bog
1 Crop Rotation
1 Flusterstorm
3 Hydroblast

Nicolas Crepelle – 4c Control

Nicolas Crepelle – 4c Control

Main Deck
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Badlands
  • 1 Bayou
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Verdant Catacomb
  • 2 Bloodstained Mire
  • 1 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 3 Ponder
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 1 Fatal Push
  • 3 Lightning Bolt
  • 3 Baleful Strix
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 3 Hymn to Tourach
  • 1 Diabolic Edict
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 3 Snapcaster Mage
  • 3 Kolaghan‘s Command
  • 3 Force of Will
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 2 Thoughtseize
Sideboard:
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 2 Toxic Deluge
  • 1 True-Name Nemesis
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 2 Diabolic Edict
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 1 Blue Elemental Blast
  • 1 Hydroblast
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Force of Will
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Nicolas Crepelle – 4c Control
Main Deck
1 Swamp
1 Island
1 Badlands
1 Bayou
1 Tropical Island
2 Volcanic Island
3 Underground Sea
4 Polluted Delta
1 Verdant Catacomb
2 Bloodstained Mire
1 Scalding Tarn
2 Misty Rainforest
4 Deathrite Shaman
3 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
1 Fatal Push
3 Lightning Bolt
3 Baleful Strix
1 Sylvan Library
3 Hymn to Tourach
1 Diabolic Edict
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Kolaghan‘s Command
3 Force of Will
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Thoughtseize
Sideboard:
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Toxic Deluge
1 True-Name Nemesis
1 Vendilion Clique
2 Diabolic Edict
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Blue Elemental Blast
1 Hydroblast
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Flusterstorm
1 Force of Will

Iacopo Pineschi – Dredge

Iacopo Pineschi – Dredge

Main Deck
  • 3 Breakthrough
  • 4 Careful Study
  • 4 Narcomoeba
  • 4 Bridge from Below
  • 4 Cabal Therapy
  • 4 Golgari Thug
  • 4 Ichorid
  • 4 Stinkweed Imp
  • 4 Street Wraith
  • 4 Faithless Looting
  • 4 Golgari Grave-Troll
  • 4 Lion's Eye Diamond
  • 4 Cephalid Coliseum
  • 3 City of Brass
  • 2 Gemstone Mine
  • 4 Mana Confluence
Sideboard:
  • 1 Ashen Rider
  • 2 Dread Return
  • 4 Firestorm
  • 1 Iona, Shield of Emeria
  • 2 Lotus Petal
  • 2 Silent Gravestone
  • 3 Wear // Tear
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Iacopo Pineschi – Dredge
Main Deck
3 Breakthrough
4 Careful Study
4 Narcomoeba
4 Bridge from Below
4 Cabal Therapy
4 Golgari Thug
4 Ichorid
4 Stinkweed Imp
4 Street Wraith
4 Faithless Looting
4 Golgari Grave-Troll
4 Lion's Eye Diamond
4 Cephalid Coliseum
3 City of Brass
2 Gemstone Mine
4 Mana Confluence
Sideboard:
1 Ashen Rider
2 Dread Return
4 Firestorm
1 Iona, Shield of Emeria
2 Lotus Petal
2 Silent Gravestone
3 Wear // Tear

Julian Knab – Elves

Julian Knab – Elves

Main Deck
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Quirion Ranger
  • 4 Heritage Druid
  • 4 Nettle Sentinel
  • 4 Elvish Visionary
  • 4 Wirewood Symbiote
  • 2 Craterhoof Behemoth
  • 1 Llanowar Elves
  • 1 Fyndhorn Elves
  • 1 Birchlore Rangers
  • 1 Reclamation Sage
  • 4 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 4 Glimpse of Nature
  • 3 Natural Order
  • 4 Gaea's Cradle
  • 2 Forest
  • 2 Bayou
  • 2 Dryad Arbor
  • 2 Windswept Heath
  • 2 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Verdant Catacombs
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Cavern of Souls
  • 1 Pendelhaven
Sideboard:
  • 3 Thoughtseize
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Mindbreak Trap
  • 2 Choke
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 1 Progenitus
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Julian Knab – Elves
Main Deck
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Quirion Ranger
4 Heritage Druid
4 Nettle Sentinel
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Wirewood Symbiote
2 Craterhoof Behemoth
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Fyndhorn Elves
1 Birchlore Rangers
1 Reclamation Sage
4 Green Sun's Zenith
4 Glimpse of Nature
3 Natural Order
4 Gaea's Cradle
2 Forest
2 Bayou
2 Dryad Arbor
2 Windswept Heath
2 Wooded Foothills
2 Verdant Catacombs
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Pendelhaven
Sideboard:
3 Thoughtseize
3 Surgical Extraction
3 Abrupt Decay
2 Mindbreak Trap
2 Choke
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Progenitus

Articles

Tournament Organizer Spotlight – Jurgen Baert

MKMS Rome may be our second event of the year, but it is also the first event run by our new tournament organizer - Tournament Center. Jurgen Baert made sure everything ran smoothly this weekend, but he still found a few minutes for an interview, in which he explains...

Quick Question: Underrated Legacy Decks?

Decks fall in and out of favor; such is the wheel of progress. In Legacy, the wheel might turn slower than in other formats, but turn it does. We wanted to know hear Legacy decks people considered underrated at the moment, so we asked some eminent experts of the game...

Quick Question: Overrated Legacy Decks?

Decks fall in and out of favor; such is the wheel of progress. In Legacy, the wheel might turn slower than in other formats, but turn it does. We wanted to know what Legacy decks people considered overrated at the moment, so we asked some eminent experts of the game...

Previously at the MKM Series: Legacy in Frankfurt 2018

On the eve of MKM Series Rome, it was once again time for us to take a step back and review what happened last time at the MKM Series. Ten weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Frankfurt for the first stop of the MKM Series 2018, including 380 Legacy...

Metagame Breakdown

111 Legacy legionnares showed up here in Rome to showcase Legacy's famed complexity. Lands and Sneak and Show did this by showing up more than Grixis Delver, a true shocker in Legacy's current state. Lands, in particular had one of, if not its best showing with nine players, or 8% of the field chose to sleeve up Tabernacle at the Pendrell Vale, a record percentage for MKM Series Legacy Main Events. By comparison, Lands was the 6th most played deck in Frankfurt with only 6% of the field choosing to play it. In Barcelona and Hamburg, the deck was so underrepresented that it doesn't even appear in our metagame breakdowns. It may be because Tabernacle is more accessible her in Italy, where it was printed in significantly larger numbers.

Grixis Delver came just after Lands and Sneak and Show, with eight players choosing to sleeve up the “best” deck in Legacy. Death and Taxes, Miracles, and Mono Red Prison was the deck of choice for seven entrants, which continues the rise of Mono Red Prison in Legacy. On that subject, it seems that many players were prescient about the appearance of Red Prison, as only one player chose to sleeve up Legacy ANT here in Rome.

Elves, Czech Pile, and Eldrazi all had 6 entrants, which shows how close all of these decks were when it comes to number of pilots… certainly a great sign for the Legacy metagame here if players can't decide what deck is right to play at a major tournament. Reanimator was the second-most popular combo deck, with five people choosing to reanimate Griselbrand for the GG. Overall, Legacy was diverse and, in addition, very evenly distributed. No deck had a significant number-of-pilots advantage going into the tournament. So, the best decks should rise to the top!

Legend

  • 9 Sneak & Show
  • 9 Lands
  • 8 Grixis Delver
  • 7 Death and Taxes
  • 7 Miracles
  • 7 Red Prison
  • 6 Elves
  • 6 Eldrazi
  • 6 Czech Pile
  • 5 Reanimator
  • 4 Stoneblade
  • 4 B/U/G Delver
  • 4 B/U/G Control
  • 4 Maverick
  • 4 Dredge
  • 21 Others

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