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The biggest surprise in Standard at MKMS Rome, as far as decks were concerned, was Sultai Constrictor, which shared the top spot in the metagame with Red Aggro. At the same time, Blue-Black Midrange was only chosen by four players in total. However, when the smoke cleared and the quarterfinalists sat for the playoffs, two of them were running Blue-Black Midrange while only one Sultai Constrictor had made the cut.

In the end, none of them reached the final match, leaving White-Blue Approach of the Second Sun and Mono-Red to duke it out for the trophy. Norway's Kine Thorvaldsen became the first woman to reach the final at an MKM Series event, but Italian national champion Adriano Moscato was going for another title and couldn't be stopped.

Congratulations to Adriano Moscato, Standard Champion of MKM Series Rome 2018!

Vale, Nuno
(W/U Gift)
2

Ornati, Paolo
(Sultai Constrictor)
1

Ahn, Eiyong
(U/B Midrange)
0

Thorvaldsen, Kine
(W/U Approach)
2

Massaccesi, Sergio
(U/B Midrange)
1

Moscato, Adriano
(Mono-Red)
2

Santopadre, Marco
(W/B Vampires)
0

Ravagli, Luca
(R/G Monsters)
2

Vale, Nuno
(W/U Gift)
0

Thorvaldsen, Kine
(W/U Approach)
2

Moscato, Adriano
(Mono-Red)
2

Ravagli, Luca
(R/G Monsters)
1

Thorvaldsen, Kine
(W/U Approach)
0

Moscato, Adriano
(Mono-Red)
2

Moscato, Adriano
(Mono-Red)

Top 8 Decklists

Paolo Ornati – Sultai Constrictor

Paolo Ornati – Sultai Constrictor

Main Deck:
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 4 Blooming Marsh
  • 4 Botanical Sanctum
  • 2 Fetid Pools
  • 3 Forest
  • 2 Foul Orchard
  • 2 Hashep Oasis
  • 2 Swamp
  • 1 Ifnir Deadlands
  • 3 Bristling Hydra
  • 4 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
  • 4 Jadelight Ranger
  • 4 Servant of the Conduit
  • 2 Verdurous Gearhulk
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 4 Winding Constrictor
  • 2 Blossoming Defense
  • 3 Fatal Push
  • 2 Vraska's Contempt
  • 1 Essence Scatter
  • 3 Hadana's Climb // Winged Temple of Orazca
Sideboard:
  • 2 Cartouche of Ambition
  • 3 Duress
  • 1 Fatal Push
  • 2 Negate
  • 3 Thrashing Brontodon
  • 1 Vraska's Contempt
  • 1 Essence Scatter
  • 1 Naturalize
  • 1 Silent Gravestone
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Paolo Ornati – Sultai Constrictor
Main Deck:
4 Aether Hub
4 Blooming Marsh
4 Botanical Sanctum
2 Fetid Pools
3 Forest
2 Foul Orchard
2 Hashep Oasis
2 Swamp
1 Ifnir Deadlands
3 Bristling Hydra
4 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
4 Jadelight Ranger
4 Servant of the Conduit
2 Verdurous Gearhulk
4 Walking Ballista
4 Winding Constrictor
2 Blossoming Defense
3 Fatal Push
2 Vraska's Contempt
1 Essence Scatter
3 Hadana's Climb // Winged Temple of Orazca
Sideboard:
2 Cartouche of Ambition
3 Duress
1 Fatal Push
2 Negate
3 Thrashing Brontodon
1 Vraska's Contempt
1 Essence Scatter
1 Naturalize
1 Silent Gravestone

Luca Ravagli – R/G Monsters

Luca Ravagli – R/G Monsters

Main Deck:
  • 4 Earthshaker Khenra
  • 4 Resilient Khenra
  • 4 Jadelight Ranger
  • 4 Merfolk Branchwalker
  • 2 Rhonas the Indomitable
  • 4 Rekindling Phoenix
  • 4 Glorybringer
  • 3 Magma Spray
  • 4 Abrade
  • 2 Struggle // Survive
  • 8 Mountain
  • 7 Forest
  • 4 Sheltered Thicket
  • 4 Rootbound Crag
Sideboard:
  • 2 Pia Nalaar
  • 2 Blossoming Defense
  • 2 Thrashing Brontodon
  • 2 Deathgorge Scavenger
  • 2 Carnage Tyrant
  • 1 Struggle // Survive
  • 2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
  • 2 Chandra's Defeat
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Luca Ravagli – R/G Monsters
Main Deck:
4 Earthshaker Khenra
4 Resilient Khenra
4 Jadelight Ranger
4 Merfolk Branchwalker
2 Rhonas the Indomitable
4 Rekindling Phoenix
4 Glorybringer
3 Magma Spray
4 Abrade
2 Struggle // Survive
8 Mountain
7 Forest
4 Sheltered Thicket
4 Rootbound Crag
Sideboard:
2 Pia Nalaar
2 Blossoming Defense
2 Thrashing Brontodon
2 Deathgorge Scavenger
2 Carnage Tyrant
1 Struggle // Survive
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
2 Chandra's Defeat

Adriano Moscato – Mono-Red

Adriano Moscato – Mono-Red

Main Deck:
  • 4 Bomat Courier
  • 4 Soul-Scar Mage
  • 4 Ahn-Crop Crasher
  • 4 Earthshaker Khenra
  • 3 Kari Zev, Skyship Raider
  • 1 Pia Nalaar
  • 4 Hazoret the Fervent
  • 1 Glorybringer
  • 2 Abrade
  • 4 Lightning Strike
  • 4 Shock
  • 2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
  • 18 Mountain
  • 2 Scavenger Grounds
  • 3 Sunscorched Desert
Sideboard:
  • 2 Abrade
  • 2 Aethersphere Harvester
  • 2 Chandra's Defeat
  • 1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
  • 2 Dire Fleet Daredevil
  • 2 Glorybringer
  • 1 Magma Spray
  • 1 Pia Nalaar
  • 1 Scavenger Grounds
  • 1 Vance's Blasting Cannons / Spitfire Bastion
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Adriano Moscato – Mono-Red
Main Deck:
4 Bomat Courier
4 Soul-Scar Mage
4 Ahn-Crop Crasher
4 Earthshaker Khenra
3 Kari Zev, Skyship Raider
1 Pia Nalaar
4 Hazoret the Fervent
1 Glorybringer
2 Abrade
4 Lightning Strike
4 Shock
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
18 Mountain
2 Scavenger Grounds
3 Sunscorched Desert
Sideboard:
2 Abrade
2 Aethersphere Harvester
2 Chandra's Defeat
1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
2 Dire Fleet Daredevil
2 Glorybringer
1 Magma Spray
1 Pia Nalaar
1 Scavenger Grounds
1 Vance's Blasting Cannons / Spitfire Bastion

Nuno Vale – W/U Gift

Nuno Vale – W/U Gift

Main Deck:
  • 1 Field of Ruin
  • 3 Glacial Fortress
  • 1 Hostile Desert
  • 2 Ipnu Rivulet
  • 3 Irrigated Farmland
  • 7 Island
  • 6 Plains
  • 4 Angel of Invention
  • 4 Champion of Wits
  • 4 Minister of Inquiries
  • 4 Sacred Cat
  • 2 Cast Out
  • 4 Chart a Course
  • 1 Fumigate
  • 4 God-Pharaoh's Gift
  • 4 Refurbish
  • 2 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
  • 4 Strategic Planning
Sideboard:
  • 3 Angel of Sanctions
  • 2 Fairgrounds Warden
  • 1 Authority of the Consuls
  • 2 Baffling End
  • 1 Fumigate
  • 2 Ixalan's Binding
  • 1 Jace's Defeat
  • 2 Negate
  • 1 Spell Pierce
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Nuno Vale – W/U Gift
Main Deck:
1 Field of Ruin
3 Glacial Fortress
1 Hostile Desert
2 Ipnu Rivulet
3 Irrigated Farmland
7 Island
6 Plains
4 Angel of Invention
4 Champion of Wits
4 Minister of Inquiries
4 Sacred Cat
2 Cast Out
4 Chart a Course
1 Fumigate
4 God-Pharaoh's Gift
4 Refurbish
2 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
4 Strategic Planning
Sideboard:
3 Angel of Sanctions
2 Fairgrounds Warden
1 Authority of the Consuls
2 Baffling End
1 Fumigate
2 Ixalan's Binding
1 Jace's Defeat
2 Negate
1 Spell Pierce

Kine Thorvaldsen – W/U Approach

Kine Thorvaldsen – W/U Approach

Main Deck:
  • 2 Essence Scatter
  • 3 Baffling End
  • 2 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
  • 4 Censor
  • 2 Supreme Will
  • 3 Disallow
  • 3 Glimmer of Genius
  • 2 Hieroglyphic Illumination
  • 1 Ixalan's Binding
  • 3 Cast Out
  • 4 Settle the Wreckage
  • 3 Fumigate
  • 3 Approach of the Second Sun
  • 2 Scavenger Grounds
  • 2 Field of Ruin
  • 3 Ipnu Rivulet
  • 4 Glacial Fortress
  • 4 Irrigated Farmland
  • 4 Island
  • 6 Plains
Sideboard:
  • 4 Authority of the Consuls
  • 3 Negate
  • 2 Forsake the Worldly
  • 3 Regal Caracal
  • 1 Metallurgic Summonings
  • 2 Torrential Gearhulk
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Kine Thorvaldsen – W/U Approach
Main Deck:
2 Essence Scatter
3 Baffling End
2 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
4 Censor
2 Supreme Will
3 Disallow
3 Glimmer of Genius
2 Hieroglyphic Illumination
1 Ixalan's Binding
3 Cast Out
4 Settle the Wreckage
3 Fumigate
3 Approach of the Second Sun
2 Scavenger Grounds
2 Field of Ruin
3 Ipnu Rivulet
4 Glacial Fortress
4 Irrigated Farmland
4 Island
6 Plains
Sideboard:
4 Authority of the Consuls
3 Negate
2 Forsake the Worldly
3 Regal Caracal
1 Metallurgic Summonings
2 Torrential Gearhulk

Eiyong Ahn – U/B Midrange

Eiyong Ahn – U/B Midrange

Main Deck:
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 1 Ifnir Deadlands
  • 6 Swamp
  • 4 Island
  • 2 Field of Ruin
  • 4 Drowned Catacomb
  • 4 Fetid Pools
  • 1 Commit // Memory
  • 3 Vraska's Contempt
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 2 Liliana, Death's Majesty
  • 1 Essence Scatter
  • 4 Gifted Aetherborn
  • 2 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
  • 1 Hostage Taker
  • 2 Walking Ballista
  • 2 The Scarab God
  • 1 Twilight Prophet
  • 2 Ravenous Chupacabra
  • 2 Torrential Gearhulk
  • 4 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
  • 4 Champion of Wits
Sideboard:
  • 1 Jace's Defeat
  • 3 Duress
  • 2 Moment of Craving
  • 2 Arguel's Blood Fast / Temple of Aclazotz
  • 1 River's Rebuke
  • 2 Aethersphere Harvester
  • 1 Golden Demise
  • 3 Negate
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Eiyong Ahn – U/B Midrange
Main Deck:
4 Aether Hub
1 Ifnir Deadlands
6 Swamp
4 Island
2 Field of Ruin
4 Drowned Catacomb
4 Fetid Pools
1 Commit // Memory
3 Vraska's Contempt
4 Fatal Push
2 Liliana, Death's Majesty
1 Essence Scatter
4 Gifted Aetherborn
2 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
1 Hostage Taker
2 Walking Ballista
2 The Scarab God
1 Twilight Prophet
2 Ravenous Chupacabra
2 Torrential Gearhulk
4 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
4 Champion of Wits
Sideboard:
1 Jace's Defeat
3 Duress
2 Moment of Craving
2 Arguel's Blood Fast / Temple of Aclazotz
1 River's Rebuke
2 Aethersphere Harvester
1 Golden Demise
3 Negate

Sergio Massaccesi – U/B Midrange

Sergio Massaccesi – U/B Midrange

Main Deck:
  • 4 Island
  • 6 Swamp
  • 4 Drowned Catacomb
  • 4 Fetid Pools
  • 3 Field of Ruin
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 2 Torrential Gearhulk
  • 3 Dusk Legion Zealot
  • 4 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
  • 3 The Scarab God
  • 4 Champion of Wits
  • 2 Liliana, Death's Majesty
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 4 Vraska's Contempt
  • 1 Essence Scatter
  • 1 Supreme Will
  • 2 Commit // Memory
  • 2 Arguel's Blood Fast / Temple of Aclazotz
  • 2 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Sideboard:
  • 3 Negate
  • 3 Duress
  • 2 Aethersphere Harvester
  • 1 Glimmer of Genius
  • 1 Doomfall
  • 1 Jace's Defeat
  • 2 Moment of Craving
  • 1 River's Rebuke
  • 1 Golden Demise
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Sergio Massaccesi – U/B Midrange
Main Deck:
4 Island
6 Swamp
4 Drowned Catacomb
4 Fetid Pools
3 Field of Ruin
4 Aether Hub
2 Torrential Gearhulk
3 Dusk Legion Zealot
4 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
3 The Scarab God
4 Champion of Wits
2 Liliana, Death's Majesty
4 Fatal Push
4 Vraska's Contempt
1 Essence Scatter
1 Supreme Will
2 Commit // Memory
2 Arguel's Blood Fast / Temple of Aclazotz
2 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Sideboard:
3 Negate
3 Duress
2 Aethersphere Harvester
1 Glimmer of Genius
1 Doomfall
1 Jace's Defeat
2 Moment of Craving
1 River's Rebuke
1 Golden Demise

Marco Santopadre – W/B Vampires

Marco Santopadre – W/B Vampires

Main Deck:
  • 4 Dusk Legion Zealot
  • 4 Legion Lieutenant
  • 3 Martyr of Dusk
  • 2 Champion of Dusk
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 4 Radiant Destiny
  • 4 Queen's Commission
  • 4 Call to the Feast
  • 3 Legion's Landing / Adanato, the First Fort
  • 2 Cast Out
  • 2 Ixalan's Binding
  • 4 Concealed Courtyard
  • 4 Shefet Dunes
  • 3 Ifnir Deadlands
  • 2 Forsaken Sanctuary
  • 2 Field of Ruin
  • 4 Swamp
  • 5 Plains
Sideboard:
  • 4 Duress
  • 3 Fragmentize
  • 2 Arguel's Blood Fast / Temple of Aclazotz
  • 2 Lost Legacy
  • 2 Profane Procession // Tomb of the Dusk Rose
  • 1 Cast Out
  • 1 The Immortal Sun
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Marco Santopadre – W/B Vampires
Main Deck:
4 Dusk Legion Zealot
4 Legion Lieutenant
3 Martyr of Dusk
2 Champion of Dusk
4 Fatal Push
4 Radiant Destiny
4 Queen's Commission
4 Call to the Feast
3 Legion's Landing / Adanato, the First Fort
2 Cast Out
2 Ixalan's Binding
4 Concealed Courtyard
4 Shefet Dunes
3 Ifnir Deadlands
2 Forsaken Sanctuary
2 Field of Ruin
4 Swamp
5 Plains
Sideboard:
4 Duress
3 Fragmentize
2 Arguel's Blood Fast / Temple of Aclazotz
2 Lost Legacy
2 Profane Procession // Tomb of the Dusk Rose
1 Cast Out
1 The Immortal Sun

Articles

Final: Adriano Moscato vs. Kine Thorvaldsen

This was the first time both of these players reached the Top 8 of an MKM Series event. However, what they did list under previous accomplishments couldn't have been any more mismatched. Kine Thorvaldsen mentioned some Game Day and GPT success, but admitted that she...

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...

Judge Spotlight – Anna Cotti

Anna Cotti was the Headjudge of the MKMS Rome Modern main event. We used the opportunity to learn more about the judge perspective on tournament procedures. Anna told us all about her great experiences being a judge in the Italian Magic community....

Quick Question: Top Three Standard Decks?

Following the bannings and the introduction of Rivals of Ixalan, we wanted to find out what decks people considered the best three in the format at the moment. We asked some eminent experts of the game for their opinion … Julian Knab, second among the MKMS Power 8:...

Previously at the MKM Series: Standard in Frankfurt 2018

On the eve of MKM Series Rome, it was once again time for us to follow long-standing tradition 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...

Metagame Breakdown

We don't know out of which hole this slithered, but Winding Constrictor went on a Hadana's Climb and reached the pinnacle of the Standard metagame here at MKMS Rome. Almost a fifth of the tournament's 57 players went with the Snake hereabout known as “Costrittore Sinuoso,” although two eschewed the common blue splash for Hadana's Climb // Winged Temple of Orazca.

The only deck to rival its popularity was red-based aggro, some versions splashing a little black for things like Scrapheap Scrounger and/or Unlicensed Disintegration. Surprisingly few players went with Blue-Black Midrange/Control, but overall the field featured a healthy spread of various colors and strategies. After the turmoil of the past year, with several bannings, Standard finally seemed to be in a good spot once again!

Legend

  • 11 (Sultai) Constrictor
  • 11 Red Aggro
  • 5 Grixis Energy
  • 5 Red-Green Monsters
  • 4 Blue-Black Midrange
  • 3 Blue-Black Control
  • 3 W/B/x Tokens
  • 3 White-Blue Approach
  • 2 Mardu Vehicles
  • 2 White-Black Vampires
  • 2 Green-White Aggro
  • 2 God-Pharaoh's Gift
  • 4 Others

Event Photos

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