The Magic Market Index for February 17, 2017

 

Welcome to The Magic Market Index. This article series documents the price changes of cards currently in print. This article will track how cards go from release to its time out of Standard, and as long as deemed necessary for non-Standard sets, as well as offer insight into what cards to invest in and what to ignore. The Magic market is a dangerous place, and this article is here to help guide players and speculators through the murky waters to greater returns.

 

This article will be updated once a week. Currently, this article series is tracking Battle for Zendikar Block (Oath of the Gatewatch, Battle for Zendikar, and Zendikar Expeditions), Shadows over Innistrad Block (Shadows over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon) and the Kaladesh Block (Aether Revolt, Kaladesh, and Kaladesh Inventions). There are no current plans to track any promo sets, pack foils, or non-set releases. Otherwise, if it can be opened in a pack, it will be covered.

 

The Magic Market Index is a collaborative effort between the MTGSalvation staff. This week's edition is brought to you by accountant and MTGS content manager Alexandra Haggstrom.

Card Name 02/16
Price
02/09
Price
02/02
Price
01/26
Price
Change:
02/09 to 02/16
Change:
01/26 to 02/16
Comments
Heart of Kiran $23.98 $24.95 $15.49 $16.98 -$0.97 +$7.00 Heart of Kiran is beginning to cool off as people realize that it's good, but it's not $25 good. Most of the rest of the changes are simple value corrections as box EV inevitably moved towards box cost, although there was a gain in the value of the rather menacing Bob wannabe Glint-Sleeve Siphoner. The fact that it doesn't have to attack means that decks able to produce energy other ways can create some hefty card advantage if they can protect it. Speculate away if you believe the card has merit, though the fact that he can be fatally pushed limits its price ceiling a bit.
Walking Ballista $11.71 $11.93 $12.03 $12.34 -$0.22 -$0.63
Tezzeret the Schemer $9.59 $10.37 $11.50 $11.69 -$0.78 -$2.10
Paradox Engine $9.45 $9.50 $7.43 $6.67 -$0.05 +$2.78
Herald of Anguish $7.50 $7.91 $8.49 $9.00 -$0.41 -$1.50
Disallow $7.14 $7.16 $6.07 $4.93 -$0.02 +$2.21
Ajani Unyielding $6.67 $7.11 $8.26 $8.76 -$0.44 -$2.09
Rishkar, Peema Renegade $5.83 $5.89 $6.29 $6.46 -$0.06 -$0.63
Spire of Industry $5.41 $5.02 $3.77 $3.77 +$0.39 +$1.64
Fatal Push $5.00 $4.94 $4.99 $5.00 +$0.06 +$0.00
Mechanized Production $4.99 $4.99 $4.50 $4.41 +$0.00 +$0.58
Aethersphere Harvester $4.54 $4.70 $4.75 $4.99 -$0.16 -$0.45
Yahenni's Expertise $4.18 $4.50 $5.18 $5.25 -$0.32 -$1.07
Metallic Mimic $3.92 $3.99 $4.49 $4.20 -$0.07 -$0.28
Planar Bridge $2.88 $2.95 $3.23 $3.39 -$0.07 -$0.51
Inspiring Statuary $2.37 $2.69 $1.78 $1.70 -$0.32 +$0.67
Glint-Sleeve Siphoner $2.22 $1.90 $1.89 $1.89 +$0.32 +$0.33
Baral, Chief of Compliance $2.11 $2.29 $2.65 $2.99 -$0.18 -$0.88
Sram's Expertise $2.11 $2.38 $2.82 $3.08 -$0.27 -$0.97
Rare Slot Average: $2.28 $2.35 $2.29 $2.34 -$0.06 -$0.05
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.38 $3.48 $2.92 $3.01 -$0.11 +$0.37
Total Set Value: $175.19 $180.33 $173.74 $178.55 -$5.14 -$3.36
Booster Box EV: $116.65 $119.70 $114.50 $116.60 -$3.05 +$0.05

 

Card Name 02/16
Price
02/09
Price
02/02
Price
01/28
Price
Change:
02/09 to 02/16
Change:
01/28 to 02/16
Comments
Torrential Gearhulk $23.23 $23.69 $24.95 $23.99 -$0.46 -$0.76 G/B remains the colour combination to beat in Standard, offering tremendous board value at fantastic rates. Gains this week remain chiefly limited to G/B staples such as Verdurous Gearhulk and Blooming Marsh, although aggressive all-star Scrapheap Scrounger is going up a bit too. The Gearhulk can easily crack the $20 mark, but for the rest, it might be worth holding onto some copies anyway just in case things continue going well for The Rock and His Millions of +1+1 Counters.
Chandra, Torch of Defiance $20.68 $20.38 $20.99 $21.63 +$0.30 -$0.95
Verdurous Gearhulk $19.95 $19.00 $18.27 $17.80 +$0.95 +$2.15
Saheeli Rai $17.99 $19.21 $21.84 $21.89 -$1.22 -$3.90
Spirebluff Canal $8.00 $8.00 $8.14 $7.99 +$0.00 +$0.01
Blooming Marsh $7.29 $7.00 $6.68 $6.43 +$0.29 +$0.86
Nissa, Vital Force $5.49 $5.50 $5.67 $5.80 -$0.01 -$0.31
Inspiring Vantage $5.09 $5.10 $4.89 $4.81 -$0.01 +$0.28
Aetherworks Marvel $5.00 $5.18 $5.99 $6.50 -$0.18 -$1.50
Panharmonicon $4.90 $5.00 $5.61 $5.94 -$0.10 -$1.04
Noxious Gearhulk $4.69 $4.75 $4.98 $4.99 -$0.06 -$0.30
Concealed Courtyard $4.50 $4.49 $4.29 $4.23 +$0.01 +$0.27
Scrapheap Scrounger $4.44 $4.24 $2.10 $2.14 +$0.20 +$2.30
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship $4.37 $4.44 $4.48 $4.70 -$0.07 -$0.33
Smuggler's Copter $3.87 $4.09 $4.74 $5.09 -$0.22 -$1.22
Dovin Baan $3.81 $3.81 $3.94 $4.00 +$0.00 -$0.19
Angel of Invention $3.43 $3.49 $3.73 $3.60 -$0.06 -$0.17
Botanical Sanctum $3.29 $3.26 $3.26 $3.09 +$0.03 +$0.20
Combustible Gearhulk $3.17 $3.17 $3.35 $3.48 +$0.00 -$0.31
Authority of the Consuls $2.99 $3.00 $3.37 $3.53 -$0.01 -$0.54
Aether Hub $2.77 $2.74 $2.68 $2.58 +$0.03 +$0.19
Metallurgic Summonings $2.75 $2.80 $2.96 $2.99 -$0.05 -$0.24
Metalwork Colossus $2.15 $2.37 $2.78 $2.89 -$0.22 -$0.74
Rare Slot Average: $2.20 $2.21 $2.24 $2.23 -$0.01 -$0.03
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.85 $3.87 $4.03 $4.01 -$0.01 -$0.16
Total Set Value: $228.11 $229.03 $233.84 $233.98 -$0.92 -$5.87
Booster Box EV: $108.65 $108.93 $110.01 $110.52 -$0.28 -$1.87

 

Card Name 02/16
Price
02/11
Price
02/02
Price
01/26
Price
Change:
02/11 to 02/16
Change:
01/26 to 02/16
Comments
Sol Ring $129.96 $129.95 $129.95 $125.49 +$0.01 +$4.47 Inventions from Kaladesh actually posted a slight gain this week, with a higher average value and portion of box value. While the changes are rather minimal at the moment, here's hoping the trend continues. The Inventions from Aether Revolt, however, are consigned to lose value in the coming weeks due to value corrections in the market. Now is not the time to be holding onto those ones.
Mana Crypt $129.46 $129.95 $134.99 $134.99 -$0.49 -$5.53
Mana Vault $113.50 $114.99 $118.34 $119.97 -$1.49 -$6.47
Mox Opal $110.12 $109.00 $109.97 $113.47 +$1.12 -$3.35
Chalice of the Void $99.95 $99.79 $97.47 $97.92 +$0.16 +$2.03
Crucible of Worlds $95.65 $95.20 $95.40 $95.99 +$0.45 -$0.34
Ensnaring Bridge $84.98 $89.93 $95.70 $102.81 -$4.95 -$17.83
AEther Vial $84.95 $84.37 $84.93 $86.44 +$0.58 -$1.49
Sword of Feast and Famine $83.99 $82.00 $82.46 $82.47 +$1.99 +$1.52
Sword of Fire and Ice $81.95 $81.95 $82.40 $82.88 +$0.00 -$0.93
Engineered Explosives $74.98 $74.84 $77.79 $79.91 +$0.14 -$4.93
Arcbound Ravager $74.68 $75.00 $82.65 $82.40 -$0.32 -$7.72
Sword of Light and Shadow $72.68 $72.68 $72.99 $74.73 +$0.00 -$2.05
Lotus Petal $69.95 $69.95 $70.26 $71.27 +$0.00 -$1.32
Wurmcoil Engine $64.99 $66.66 $69.75 $73.99 -$1.67 -$9.00
Platinum Angel $59.99 $59.72 $60.00 $60.52 +$0.27 -$0.53
Oblivion Stone $57.75 $55.09 $67.47 $74.00 +$2.66 -$16.25
Sword of War and Peace $57.13 $58.50 $60.90 $62.99 -$1.37 -$5.86
Torrential Gearhulk $56.73 $55.99 $53.96 $56.98 +$0.74 -$0.25
Chromatic Lantern $56.25 $56.74 $55.01 $56.12 -$0.49 +$0.13
Solemn Simulacrum $52.86 $53.66 $52.52 $54.40 -$0.80 -$1.54
Scroll Rack $51.67 $50.61 $51.98 $52.00 +$1.06 -$0.33
Paradox Engine $49.47 $48.99 $49.47 $50.90 +$0.48 -$1.43
Staff of Domination $49.09 $49.96 $51.50 $54.95 -$0.87 -$5.86
Rings of Brighthearth $47.00 $47.00 $49.25 $49.15 +$0.00 -$2.15
Lightning Greaves $46.25 $46.13 $47.99 $49.83 +$0.12 -$3.58
Steel Overseer $46.13 $46.30 $48.49 $49.15 -$0.17 -$3.02
Sword of Body and Mind $46.06 $46.01 $46.45 $47.49 +$0.05 -$1.43
Grindstone $45.30 $47.61 $49.95 $52.81 -$2.31 -$7.51
Ornithopter $45.16 $43.84 $43.69 $44.99 +$1.32 +$0.17
Verdurous Gearhulk $44.99 $44.97 $44.94 $43.52 +$0.02 +$1.47
Pithing Needle $43.19 $43.50 $42.16 $44.38 -$0.31 -$1.19
Chrome Mox $43.02 $42.74 $42.81 $43.08 +$0.28 -$0.06
Planar Bridge $42.40 $43.24 $50.00 $50.81 -$0.84 -$8.41
Sphere of Resistance $41.18 $42.70 $49.99 $59.55 -$1.52 -$18.37
Painter's Servant $38.31 $38.80 $39.55 $38.00 -$0.49 +$0.31
Hangarback Walker $37.94 $37.09 $37.00 $37.09 +$0.85 +$0.85
Vedalken Shackles $36.99 $38.00 $39.04 $41.95 -$1.01 -$4.96
Noxious Gearhulk $35.31 $36.47 $38.71 $39.06 -$1.16 -$3.75
Gauntlet of Power $35.00 $34.82 $35.66 $36.16 +$0.18 -$1.16
Cloudstone Curio $34.00 $33.75 $35.26 $34.53 +$0.25 -$0.53
Extraplanar Lens $33.99 $33.95 $33.99 $33.99 +$0.04 +$0.00
Sundering Titan $32.98 $32.84 $34.40 $35.63 +$0.14 -$2.65
Combustible Gearhulk $31.00 $31.00 $31.92 $32.33 +$0.00 -$1.33
Sculpting Steel $30.97 $31.54 $33.19 $34.33 -$0.57 -$3.36
Trinisphere $30.00 $29.97 $30.90 $34.95 +$0.03 -$4.95
Defense Grid $29.90 $29.99 $31.65 $33.20 -$0.09 -$3.30
Static Orb $29.68 $28.23 $28.65 $29.90 +$1.45 -$0.22
Duplicant $28.88 $28.88 $29.54 $33.62 +$0.00 -$4.74
Meekstone $28.75 $28.35 $29.07 $28.39 +$0.40 +$0.36
Mind's Eye $27.80 $27.61 $28.50 $29.76 +$0.19 -$1.96
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $27.49 $27.87 $28.01 $27.99 -$0.38 -$0.50
Champion's Helm $24.97 $24.92 $24.23 $24.23 +$0.05 +$0.74
Black Vise $21.27 $21.93 $22.34 $24.97 -$0.66 -$3.70
KLD Invention Average: $58.99 $58.88 $59.64 $60.18 +$0.11 -$1.19
AER Invention Average: $49.13 $49.55 $51.91 $54.46 -$0.43 -$5.34
KLD Invention Deviation: $30.70 $30.70 $31.12 $31.07 +$0.00 -$0.37
AER Invention Deviation: $19.21 $19.56 $20.48 $20.98 -$0.35 -$1.78
KLD Box Value: $14.75 $14.72 $14.91 $15.04 +$0.03 -$0.30
AER Box Value: $12.28 $12.39 $12.98 $13.62 -$0.11 -$1.33
Total Set Value: $2,948.64 $2,955.57 $3,035.19 $3,112.43 -$6.93 -$163.79

 

Card Name 02/16
Price
02/09
Price
02/02
Price
01/26
Price
Change:
02/09 to 02/16
Change:
01/26 to 02/16
Comments
Liliana, the Last Hope $37.51 $37.40 $38.20 $38.99 +$0.11 -$1.48 While the B/G Counters deck is very popular, we can't forget good old Delirium, boosting the value of Grim Flayer nearly 4% this week. It's fast, low to the ground, and surprisingly large in a format where it seems 2/3 is the default power and toughness. It's also good in Modern to an extent. However, don't be afraid to sell off your copies as Amonkhet looms over the horizon, as it will lose value despite showing up in Modern. The remainder of price movements this week aren't very noteworthy, aside from Elder Deep-Fiend slowly creeping up as Eldrazi pokes at the fringes of Standard. Never underestimate the power of a popular rogue tribe to boost prices.
Grim Flayer $22.94 $22.06 $21.89 $21.47 +$0.88 +$1.47
Emrakul, the Promised End $10.95 $11.42 $12.19 $13.62 -$0.47 -$2.67
Tamiyo, Field Researcher $9.90 $9.98 $10.10 $10.17 -$0.08 -$0.27
Gisela, the Broken Blade $9.65 $10.02 $10.46 $10.81 -$0.37 -$1.16
Collective Brutality $8.94 $8.97 $8.61 $8.06 -$0.03 +$0.88
Ishkanah, Grafwidow $7.95 $8.12 $8.49 $8.96 -$0.17 -$1.01
Spell Queller $6.79 $6.89 $7.06 $7.06 -$0.10 -$0.27
Selfless Spirit $6.75 $6.97 $7.74 $8.00 -$0.22 -$1.25
Thalia, Heretic Cathar $3.61 $3.56 $3.34 $3.19 +$0.05 +$0.42
Tree of Perdition $3.27 $3.17 $3.15 $3.00 +$0.10 +$0.27
Elder Deep-Fiend $2.53 $2.34 $2.06 $1.88 +$0.19 +$0.65
Eldritch Evolution $2.12 $2.09 $2.08 $2.12 +$0.03 +$0.00
Rare Slot Average: $2.08 $2.09 $2.12 $2.14 -$0.01 -$0.06
Rare Slot Deviation: $4.83 $4.80 $4.89 $4.96 +$0.03 -$0.13
Total Set Value: $191.37 $192.11 $195.67 $198.25 -$0.74 -$6.88
Booster Box EV: $88.92 $89.36 $90.89 $92.24 -$0.44 -$3.32

 

Card Name 02/16
Price
02/09
Price
02/02
Price
01/26
Price
Change:
02/09 to 02/16
Change:
01/26 to 02/16
Comments
Nahiri, the Harbinger $18.97 $18.99 $19.60 $19.78 -$0.02 -$0.81 Tireless Tracker's price movement should be self-explanatory by this point. The real tragedy here is that Archangel Avacyn and Jace, Unraveler of Secrets keep going down, as both are very powerful cards that players simply aren't interested in with this metagame. Keep watch on Avacyn, though, because she stands to gain in value if something involving her can break up the current triad of top decks.
Archangel Avacyn $16.77 $16.96 $18.41 $19.17 -$0.19 -$2.40
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets $9.70 $9.92 $10.04 $10.00 -$0.22 -$0.30
Tireless Tracker $8.62 $8.22 $7.87 $7.31 +$0.40 +$1.31
Thing in the Ice $6.99 $7.00 $7.23 $7.55 -$0.01 -$0.56
Arlinn Kord $6.82 $6.93 $7.00 $7.04 -$0.11 -$0.22
Sorin, Grim Nemesis $5.46 $5.36 $5.50 $5.48 +$0.10 -$0.02
Game Trail $4.99 $4.97 $5.01 $4.98 +$0.02 +$0.01
Relentless Dead $4.88 $4.81 $4.89 $4.94 +$0.07 -$0.06
Declaration in Stone $4.10 $4.26 $4.48 $4.62 -$0.16 -$0.52
Westvale Abbey $4.00 $4.04 $4.16 $3.83 -$0.04 +$0.17
Mindwrack Demon $3.75 $3.65 $3.58 $2.45 +$0.10 +$1.30
Port Town $3.40 $3.43 $3.40 $3.47 -$0.03 -$0.07
Foreboding Ruins $3.11 $3.10 $3.12 $3.12 +$0.01 -$0.01
Choked Estuary $2.69 $2.64 $2.41 $2.14 +$0.05 +$0.55
Prized Amalgam $2.62 $2.65 $2.80 $2.83 -$0.03 -$0.21
Traverse the Ulvenwald $2.48 $2.47 $2.51 $2.50 +$0.01 -$0.02
Olivia, Mobilized for War $2.34 $2.35 $2.40 $2.40 -$0.01 -$0.06
Thalia's Lieutenant $2.21 $2.20 $2.13 $2.07 +$0.01 +$0.14
Cryptolith Rite $2.12 $2.05 $2.07 $1.95 +$0.07 +$0.17
Anguished Unmaking $2.04 $2.01 $1.98 $1.98 +$0.03 +$0.06
Rare Slot Average: $1.47 $1.46 $1.47 $1.45 +$0.01 +$0.02
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.33 $2.32 $2.35 $2.33 +$0.01 +$0.00
Total Set Value: $193.63 $193.70 $196.78 $196.02 -$0.07 -$2.39
Booster Box EV: $67.60 $67.44 $68.32 $67.71 +$0.16 -$0.11

 

Card Name 02/16
Price
02/09
Price
02/02
Price
01/26
Price
Change:
02/09 to 02/16
Change:
01/26 to 02/16
Comments
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet $20.58 $20.82 $20.67 $20.68 -$0.24 -$0.10

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet's movement is unfortunate, as he's very strong at hosing a number of strategies, but the suite of other abilities he offers are just a bit below par for what players want out of the format. The fact that he's more sideboard material than mainboard material is hurting his value quite a bit compared to how he used to be an all-star. Like with Avacyn, a deck involving him might spring forth from the shadows like how R/G Marvel took the format by storm pre-banning, but I wouldn't bet too hard on that happening.

 

Oh, and the B/G staples continue to rise in value. News at 11.

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar $13.97 $13.30 $13.13 $13.04 +$0.67 +$0.93
Wandering Fumarole $7.90 $7.93 $8.02 $7.98 -$0.03 -$0.08
Kozilek's Return $6.99 $6.97 $7.00 $7.16 +$0.02 -$0.17
Thought-Knot Seer $6.61 $6.55 $6.43 $6.19 +$0.06 +$0.42
Hissing Quagmire $5.47 $5.01 $4.77 $4.18 +$0.46 +$1.29
Eldrazi Displacer $4.98 $4.99 $5.06 $5.07 -$0.01 -$0.09
Chandra, Flamecaller $4.65 $4.70 $4.78 $4.73 -$0.05 -$0.08
Kozilek, the Great Distortion $3.94 $3.99 $3.94 $3.85 -$0.05 +$0.09
Oath of Nissa $3.56 $3.49 $3.05 $2.73 +$0.07 +$0.83
World Breaker $3.21 $3.23 $3.25 $3.27 -$0.02 -$0.06
Reality Smasher $3.16 $3.10 $3.04 $3.00 +$0.06 +$0.16
Needle Spires $2.92 $2.96 $3.03 $3.06 -$0.04 -$0.14
Crush of Tentacles $2.50 $2.52 $2.52 $2.50 -$0.02 +$0.00
Sylvan Advocate $2.43 $2.45 $2.50 $2.57 -$0.02 -$0.14
Linvala, the Preserver $2.19 $2.21 $2.24 $2.25 -$0.02 -$0.06
Rare Slot Average: $1.73 $1.72 $1.71 $1.69 +$0.01 +$0.04
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.99 $2.96 $2.94 $2.91 +$0.03 +$0.08
Total Set Value: $139.26 $138.12 $137.91 $136.55 +$1.14 +$2.71
Booster Box EV: $84.35 $83.15 $83.03 $82.75 +$1.20 +$1.60

 

Card Name 02/16
Price
02/09
Price
02/02
Price
01/26
Price
Change:
02/09 to 02/16
Change:
01/26 to 02/16
Comments
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar $26.47 $26.32 $25.65 $25.79 +$0.15 +$0.68 Poor Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger. He's mainly only castable off Aetherworks Marvel, which is rather fringe these days. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is at least maintaining his value for now, being more castable and less prone to wiping your own board than Avacyn. The rest of the set is, as ever, basically just Dragon's Maze.
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $18.00 $18.53 $19.92 $20.23 -$0.53 -$2.23
Drana, Liberator of Malakir $4.85 $4.85 $4.99 $4.49 +$0.00 +$0.36
Sunken Hollow $4.28 $4.36 $4.08 $3.89 -$0.08 +$0.39
Prairie Stream $4.22 $4.38 $4.35 $4.35 -$0.16 -$0.13
Cinder Glade $4.00 $4.09 $4.11 $4.03 -$0.09 -$0.03
Ob Nixilis Reignited $3.77 $3.77 $3.71 $3.76 +$0.00 +$0.01
Smoldering Marsh $3.73 $3.77 $3.77 $3.72 -$0.04 +$0.01
Shambling Vent $3.47 $3.49 $3.50 $3.49 -$0.02 -$0.02
Part the Waterveil $3.11 $3.01 $3.11 $3.16 +$0.10 -$0.05
Canopy Vista $2.75 $2.70 $2.59 $2.50 +$0.05 +$0.25
Kiora, Master of the Depths $2.66 $2.70 $2.67 $2.65 -$0.04 +$0.01
Dragonmaster Outcast $2.60 $2.58 $2.48 $2.46 +$0.02 +$0.14
Rare Slot Average: $1.31 $1.32 $1.33 $1.32 -$0.01 -$0.01
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.00 $3.02 $3.04 $3.05 -$0.02 -$0.05
Total Set Value: $145.28 $146.12 $147.27 $147.03 -$0.84 -$1.75
Booster Box EV: $74.17 $74.61 $74.79 $74.68 -$0.44 -$0.51

 

Card Name 02/16
Price
02/09
Price
02/02
Price
01/26
Price
Change:
02/09 to 02/16
Change:
01/26 to 02/16
Comments
Scalding Tarn $211.49 $209.85 $209.40 $209.92 +$1.64 +$1.57 Some upwards movement at the top end is counterbalanced by, well, the rest of the set, to put it frankly. Future Masterpiece sets will essentially determine whether the Expeditions will be a good collector's item going forward, or whether it'll be relegated to From the Vault levels of "why even bother anymore?"
Polluted Delta $195.00 $193.01 $194.37 $199.95 +$1.99 -$4.95
Misty Rainforest $189.99 $189.98 $189.89 $190.00 +$0.01 -$0.01
Verdant Catacombs $163.47 $163.88 $161.89 $165.00 -$0.41 -$1.53
Flooded Strand $145.12 $145.12 $149.50 $149.50 +$0.00 -$4.38
Ancient Tomb $136.97 $136.99 $136.99 $170.00 -$0.02 -$33.03
Arid Mesa $112.97 $116.39 $113.99 $112.79 -$3.42 +$0.18
Bloodstained Mire $109.54 $109.98 $109.35 $109.41 -$0.44 +$0.13
Windswept Heath $106.08 $104.62 $106.89 $106.38 +$1.46 -$0.30
Wasteland $103.93 $105.87 $105.90 $107.74 -$1.94 -$3.81
Wooded Foothills $99.33 $99.95 $99.75 $99.95 -$0.62 -$0.62
Marsh Flats $95.78 $98.96 $97.09 $96.55 -$3.18 -$0.77
Horizon Canopy $93.86 $93.95 $94.62 $94.49 -$0.09 -$0.63
Steam Vents $81.96 $84.80 $85.25 $86.40 -$2.84 -$4.44
Godless Shrine $78.18 $79.49 $77.78 $79.95 -$1.31 -$1.77
Stomping Ground $73.58 $72.94 $73.98 $74.98 +$0.64 -$1.40
Breeding Pool $72.09 $72.83 $72.89 $73.49 -$0.74 -$1.40
Overgrown Tomb $70.06 $69.95 $71.35 $74.99 +$0.11 -$4.93
Strip Mine $67.85 $67.99 $68.23 $68.92 -$0.14 -$1.07
Watery Grave $64.73 $65.28 $66.95 $67.95 -$0.55 -$3.22
Temple Garden $64.05 $63.80 $63.80 $64.95 +$0.25 -$0.90
Hallowed Fountain $61.01 $59.95 $62.28 $62.77 +$1.06 -$1.76
Sacred Foundry $59.95 $59.97 $61.84 $64.04 -$0.02 -$4.09
Twilight Mire $59.84 $59.95 $59.91 $59.82 -$0.11 +$0.02
Blood Crypt $58.13 $57.95 $58.13 $59.98 +$0.18 -$1.85
Eye of Ugin $54.56 $54.95 $54.94 $56.69 -$0.39 -$2.13
Mana Confluence $48.82 $48.37 $48.78 $48.66 +$0.45 +$0.16
Flooded Grove $45.55 $45.57 $45.74 $46.22 -$0.02 -$0.67
Cascade Bluffs $42.09 $42.09 $45.37 $45.82 +$0.00 -$3.73
Fetid Heath $42.00 $42.08 $43.84 $44.95 -$0.08 -$2.95
Mystic Gate $42.00 $42.00 $43.85 $43.43 +$0.00 -$1.43
Sunken Ruins $40.39 $40.47 $41.99 $42.84 -$0.08 -$2.45
Fire-Lit Thicket $37.02 $37.02 $38.77 $39.08 +$0.00 -$2.06
Rugged Prairie $34.95 $34.99 $34.95 $34.95 -$0.04 +$0.00
Wooded Bastion $33.29 $33.75 $34.95 $34.90 -$0.46 -$1.61
Dust Bowl $32.63 $32.98 $34.50 $34.70 -$0.35 -$2.07
Forbidden Orchard $32.52 $32.73 $32.79 $32.80 -$0.21 -$0.28
Graven Cairns $31.50 $31.97 $33.03 $33.94 -$0.47 -$2.44
Kor Haven $31.13 $31.48 $32.05 $32.31 -$0.35 -$1.18
Prairie Stream $30.95 $30.71 $31.09 $31.18 +$0.24 -$0.23
Cinder Glade $29.99 $30.00 $30.94 $30.58 -$0.01 -$0.59
Tectonic Edge $29.95 $29.86 $30.55 $30.55 +$0.09 -$0.60
Canopy Vista $27.86 $26.77 $27.59 $27.68 +$1.09 +$0.18
Sunken Hollow $26.21 $26.54 $28.03 $28.67 -$0.33 -$2.46
Smoldering Marsh $24.97 $25.32 $26.43 $26.52 -$0.35 -$1.55
BFZ Average: $90.10 $90.32 $90.82 $91.74 -$0.22 -$1.64
OGW Average: $52.04 $52.25 $53.09 $55.14 -$0.21 -$3.10
BFZ Box EV: $22.52 $22.58 $22.70 $22.94 -$0.06 -$0.41
OGW Box EV: $13.01 $13.06 $13.27 $13.79 -$0.05 -$0.77
Total Set Value: $3,293.34 $3,303.10 $3,332.20 $3,396.39 -$9.76 -$103.05

Overall Summary

 

Players who weren't around for The Rock and His Millions (for those unaware, the deck's name is a reference to professional wrestler and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) are certainly experiencing what it's like to play a Rock deck, as B/G in both its flavours are among the most popular decks this season. This means that demand is going to keep growing for those cards until something shakes up the meta. Whether that something is a new tier 1 deck emerging or is simply rotation is anyone's guess, but for now, it's time to start evaluating the optimal time to get rid of any B/G staples you aren't currently interested in playing. Otherwise, Standard remains a brewer's paradise, and it's relatively easy to come across a deck that can attack the format along one axis or another, whether it be a deck that dismantles B/G, is fair against Vehicles, and loses hard to Saheeli, or a deck that beats Saheeli hard but gets swarmed by Vehicles. With a little fine-tuning, however, it's not too difficult to imagine someone throwing a chainsaw into the rock/paper/scissors of the current format, and that's when you'll see some fun price spiking.

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