The Magic Market Index for March 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 03/16
Price
03/09
Price
03/02
Price
02/23
Price
Change:
03/09 to 03/16
Change:
02/23 to 03/16
Heart of Kiran $20.49 $20.99 $22.50 $22.99 -$0.50 -$2.50
Walking Ballista $12.45 $12.00 $11.89 $11.75 +$0.45 +$0.70
Paradox Engine $9.04 $9.11 $9.50 $9.49 -$0.07 -$0.45
Tezzeret the Schemer $6.43 $7.26 $8.21 $8.81 -$0.83 -$2.38
Disallow $5.48 $5.93 $6.49 $6.94 -$0.45 -$1.46
Herald of Anguish $5.17 $5.75 $6.50 $6.95 -$0.58 -$1.78
Fatal Push $5.12 $5.00 $4.99 $5.00 +$0.12 +$0.12
Spire of Industry $4.99 $5.10 $5.28 $5.20 -$0.11 -$0.21
Ajani Unyielding $4.72 $5.00 $5.69 $6.00 -$0.28 -$1.28
Rishkar, Peema Renegade $4.04 $4.49 $5.00 $5.38 -$0.45 -$1.34
Mechanized Production $3.75 $4.02 $4.41 $4.62 -$0.27 -$0.87
Aethersphere Harvester $3.55 $3.98 $4.21 $4.41 -$0.43 -$0.86
Metallic Mimic $3.28 $3.46 $3.65 $3.69 -$0.18 -$0.41
Yahenni's Expertise $2.56 $3.05 $3.50 $3.73 -$0.49 -$1.17
Planar Bridge $2.49 $2.58 $2.73 $2.79 -$0.09 -$0.30
Rare Slot Average: $1.92 $2.00 $2.13 $2.18 -$0.08 -$0.26
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.95 $3.01 $3.18 $3.25 -$0.06 -$0.30
Total Set Value: $152.32 $157.15 $164.63 $168.50 -$4.83 -$16.18
Booster Box EV: $100.47 $104.92 $110.56 $112.48 -$4.45 -$12.01
Overview
This is a good week to be either good with snakes or to be a snake-pusher. Otherwise, we're looking at the tail end of Aether Revolt's precipitous drop towards the sub-$100 mark. Once Amonkhet starts to hit the market, expect some value out of this set, but for now, only focus on those cards you need for events. There are a lot of good cards in this set, but the problem is Wizards' design philosophies leading to one- or two-deck Standard formats and ensuring those cards don't get a home. Hopefully that trend begins to reverse before too long.

 

Card Name 03/16
Price
03/09
Price
03/02
Price
02/23
Price
Change:
03/09 to 03/16
Change:
02/23 to 03/16
Chandra, Torch of Defiance $20.69 $19.99 $20.35 $20.60 +$0.70 +$0.09
Torrential Gearhulk $19.65 $20.00 $21.32 $22.27 -$0.35 -$2.62
Verdurous Gearhulk $17.99 $19.50 $20.52 $19.53 -$1.51 -$1.54
Saheeli Rai $13.00 $13.00 $14.84 $15.75 +$0.00 -$2.75
Spirebluff Canal $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 +$0.00 +$0.00
Blooming Marsh $7.85 $7.88 $7.49 $7.34 -$0.03 +$0.51
Inspiring Vantage $4.99 $4.99 $5.00 $5.07 +$0.00 -$0.08
Nissa, Vital Force $4.99 $5.20 $5.29 $5.42 -$0.21 -$0.43
Aetherworks Marvel $4.86 $5.00 $5.00 $4.86 -$0.14 +$0.00
Concealed Courtyard $4.49 $4.49 $4.47 $4.45 +$0.00 +$0.04
Noxious Gearhulk $3.92 $4.02 $4.25 $4.43 -$0.10 -$0.51
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship $3.82 $3.95 $4.14 $4.20 -$0.13 -$0.38
Scrapheap Scrounger $3.57 $3.84 $4.15 $4.25 -$0.27 -$0.68
Botanical Sanctum $3.56 $3.45 $3.32 $3.27 +$0.11 +$0.29
Dovin Baan $3.42 $3.49 $3.54 $3.61 -$0.07 -$0.19
Panharmonicon $3.32 $3.75 $4.00 $4.30 -$0.43 -$0.98
Angel of Invention $2.84 $2.98 $3.13 $3.21 -$0.14 -$0.37
Aether Hub $2.74 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 -$0.01 -$0.01
Combustible Gearhulk $2.72 $2.87 $2.97 $3.00 -$0.15 -$0.28
Smuggler's Copter $2.71 $2.94 $3.24 $3.47 -$0.23 -$0.76
Metallurgic Summonings $2.16 $2.36 $2.50 $2.59 -$0.20 -$0.43
Authority of the Consuls $2.00 $2.25 $2.49 $2.76 -$0.25 -$0.76
Rare Slot Average: $1.96 $2.01 $2.08 $2.12 -$0.05 -$0.16
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.45 $3.50 $3.66 $3.70 -$0.05 -$0.25
Total Set Value: $206.88 $210.78 $217.70 $220.58 -$3.90 -$13.70
Booster Box EV: $97.60 $99.69 $103.06 $104.79 -$2.09 -$7.19
Overview
A spike in Chandra, Torch of Defiance is met with several other high-profile cards such as Verdurous Gearhulk cooling off. No spike can last forever, and we're in that pre-spoiler season lull where there isn't much special going on in terms of events, Standard is solved to the best of players' abilities, and attention is elsewhere with the new Modern Masters release.

 

Card Name 03/16
Price
03/09
Price
03/02
Price
02/23
Price
Change:
03/09 to 03/16
Change:
02/23 to 03/16
Sol Ring $129.97 $129.97 $130.08 $130.33 +$0.00 -$0.36
Mana Crypt $119.01 $120.00 $123.73 $127.20 -$0.99 -$8.19
Mox Opal $112.05 $110.33 $114.29 $110.00 +$1.72 +$2.05
Mana Vault $103.49 $103.49 $109.99 $111.46 +$0.00 -$7.97
Chalice of the Void $99.99 $98.75 $102.18 $102.03 +$1.24 -$2.04
Crucible of Worlds $95.99 $95.89 $95.99 $95.65 +$0.10 +$0.34
AEther Vial $89.72 $84.95 $84.99 $82.95 +$4.77 +$6.77
Ensnaring Bridge $83.01 $83.37 $86.24 $84.61 -$0.36 -$1.60
Sword of Feast and Famine $81.99 $81.49 $84.97 $84.47 +$0.50 -$2.48
Sword of Fire and Ice $81.56 $80.99 $82.00 $81.99 +$0.57 -$0.43
Arcbound Ravager $77.54 $75.00 $77.00 $75.09 +$2.54 +$2.45
Engineered Explosives $76.87 $76.48 $75.36 $74.98 +$0.39 +$1.89
Sword of Light and Shadow $73.59 $73.10 $78.00 $74.91 +$0.49 -$1.32
Ornithopter $67.99 $73.99 $73.99 $45.00 -$6.00 +$22.99
Lotus Petal $65.64 $66.00 $69.99 $69.87 -$0.36 -$4.23
Wurmcoil Engine $64.80 $63.51 $63.95 $64.99 +$1.29 -$0.19
Platinum Angel $58.00 $57.32 $58.43 $59.75 +$0.68 -$1.75
Oblivion Stone $54.64 $55.01 $57.67 $59.99 -$0.37 -$5.35
Torrential Gearhulk $53.79 $53.89 $54.00 $55.50 -$0.10 -$1.71
Chromatic Lantern $53.70 $55.00 $55.67 $55.01 -$1.30 -$1.31
Sword of War and Peace $52.15 $54.01 $55.37 $54.51 -$1.86 -$2.36
Solemn Simulacrum $51.69 $51.94 $53.29 $52.84 -$0.25 -$1.15
Scroll Rack $49.95 $49.99 $50.00 $51.31 -$0.04 -$1.36
Rings of Brighthearth $49.78 $47.84 $49.36 $48.89 +$1.94 +$0.89
Lightning Greaves $47.49 $48.58 $48.60 $48.92 -$1.09 -$1.43
Paradox Engine $47.17 $45.65 $48.75 $49.46 +$1.52 -$2.29
Sword of Body and Mind $46.54 $45.87 $47.30 $46.25 +$0.67 +$0.29
Steel Overseer $46.25 $46.95 $46.86 $46.13 -$0.70 +$0.12
Staff of Domination $45.08 $47.75 $48.28 $49.27 -$2.67 -$4.19
Pithing Needle $43.53 $44.79 $45.96 $43.19 -$1.26 +$0.34
Verdurous Gearhulk $42.97 $44.53 $44.97 $47.28 -$1.56 -$4.31
Chrome Mox $41.90 $42.45 $43.79 $43.04 -$0.55 -$1.14
Grindstone $40.00 $43.80 $44.98 $45.00 -$3.80 -$5.00
Planar Bridge $39.77 $39.77 $39.99 $41.98 +$0.00 -$2.21
Hangarback Walker $38.99 $39.00 $39.09 $39.69 -$0.01 -$0.70
Sphere of Resistance $38.24 $40.13 $43.41 $44.12 -$1.89 -$5.88
Painter's Servant $37.65 $38.00 $38.31 $38.00 -$0.35 -$0.35
Gauntlet of Power $34.89 $34.49 $34.97 $34.99 +$0.40 -$0.10
Vedalken Shackles $34.00 $33.99 $35.00 $35.52 +$0.01 -$1.52
Extraplanar Lens $32.95 $32.99 $33.94 $33.96 -$0.04 -$1.01
Noxious Gearhulk $32.70 $33.91 $33.73 $36.45 -$1.21 -$3.75
Cloudstone Curio $32.39 $32.85 $33.37 $34.00 -$0.46 -$1.61
Sundering Titan $31.24 $31.15 $31.99 $32.96 +$0.09 -$1.72
Sculpting Steel $30.42 $30.85 $31.77 $31.24 -$0.43 -$0.82
Combustible Gearhulk $29.90 $29.99 $30.40 $31.01 -$0.09 -$1.11
Defense Grid $29.46 $28.95 $29.36 $29.53 +$0.51 -$0.07
Static Orb $29.28 $29.00 $29.99 $29.38 +$0.28 -$0.10
Trinisphere $28.60 $27.99 $28.45 $28.66 +$0.61 -$0.06
Duplicant $27.30 $27.99 $27.99 $28.52 -$0.69 -$1.22
Meekstone $27.00 $27.16 $27.97 $27.99 -$0.16 -$0.99
Mind's Eye $26.10 $26.10 $27.05 $27.25 +$0.00 -$1.15
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $24.99 $24.99 $26.18 $26.39 +$0.00 -$1.40
Champion's Helm $24.77 $25.23 $25.53 $24.97 -$0.46 -$0.20
Black Vise $20.95 $20.94 $21.31 $21.27 +$0.01 -$0.32
KLD Invention Average: $57.75 $57.73 $59.03 $59.04 +$0.03 -$1.28
AER Invention Average: $48.62 $49.02 $50.20 $49.11 -$0.40 -$0.49
KLD Invention Deviation: $29.95 $29.61 $30.48 $30.35 +$0.34 -$0.40
AER Invention Deviation: $20.16 $20.04 $20.44 $19.57 +$0.12 +$0.59
KLD Box Value: $14.44 $14.43 $14.76 $14.76 +$0.01 -$0.32
AER Box Value: $12.15 $12.25 $12.55 $12.28 -$0.10 -$0.12
Total Set Value: $2,899.43 $2,908.15 $2,975.83 $2,949.75 -$8.72 -$50.32
Overview
Losses this week are actually quite minimal overall, though there's no real history to estimate an actual floor for this sort of product. Still, without a large number of changes in short order, we aren't going to see anything worse than a gradual decline until it hits that floor.

 

Card Name 03/16
Price
03/09
Price
03/02
Price
02/23
Price
Change:
03/09 to 03/16
Change:
02/23 to 03/16
Liliana, the Last Hope $36.26 $36.87 $37.32 $37.94 -$0.61 -$1.68
Grim Flayer $20.81 $21.00 $21.78 $22.72 -$0.19 -$1.91
Emrakul, the Promised End $9.65 $9.88 $10.00 $10.42 -$0.23 -$0.77
Tamiyo, Field Researcher $9.54 $9.91 $9.90 $9.86 -$0.37 -$0.32
Collective Brutality $9.11 $9.03 $8.99 $8.66 +$0.08 +$0.45
Gisela, the Broken Blade $9.00 $9.03 $9.02 $9.47 -$0.03 -$0.47
Ishkanah, Grafwidow $6.50 $6.99 $7.18 $7.56 -$0.49 -$1.06
Spell Queller $5.88 $6.00 $6.25 $6.49 -$0.12 -$0.61
Selfless Spirit $5.44 $5.69 $6.00 $6.33 -$0.25 -$0.89
Thalia, Heretic Cathar $3.44 $3.49 $3.50 $3.54 -$0.05 -$0.10
Tree of Perdition $3.30 $3.35 $3.26 $3.21 -$0.05 +$0.09
Elder Deep-Fiend $2.49 $2.50 $2.48 $2.40 -$0.01 +$0.09
Eldritch Evolution $2.05 $2.05 $2.07 $2.07 +$0.00 -$0.02
Rare Slot Average: $1.94 $1.97 $2.00 $2.04 -$0.03 -$0.10
Rare Slot Deviation: $4.56 $4.64 $4.72 $4.82 -$0.08 -$0.26
Total Set Value: $181.33 $183.53 $185.31 $188.88 -$2.20 -$7.55
Booster Box EV: $82.52 $83.91 $84.70 $86.37 -$1.39 -$3.85
Overview
With nothing from this set providing much excitement for Standard, values suffered across the board. As the previous Standard format showed, there are a lot of powerful cards in Eldritch Moon, but the way Standard is these days, if those powerful cards can't find a home in the one or two top decks, they just aren't going to carry significant value.

 

Card Name 03/16
Price
03/09
Price
03/02
Price
02/23
Price
Change:
03/09 to 03/16
Change:
02/23 to 03/16
Nahiri, the Harbinger $17.34 $17.59 $18.04 $18.50 -$0.25 -$1.16
Archangel Avacyn $13.50 $14.00 $15.16 $16.02 -$0.50 -$2.52
Tireless Tracker $8.95 $9.02 $9.02 $8.54 -$0.07 +$0.41
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets $8.68 $9.00 $9.04 $9.35 -$0.32 -$0.67
Arlinn Kord $6.49 $6.65 $6.69 $6.75 -$0.16 -$0.26
Thing in the Ice $5.98 $6.18 $6.49 $6.67 -$0.20 -$0.69
Sorin, Grim Nemesis $5.35 $5.39 $5.37 $5.34 -$0.04 +$0.01
Relentless Dead $4.70 $4.77 $4.74 $4.84 -$0.07 -$0.14
Game Trail $4.48 $4.62 $4.74 $4.86 -$0.14 -$0.38
Traverse the Ulvenwald $4.11 $3.86 $3.52 $2.82 +$0.25 +$1.29
Westvale Abbey $3.91 $3.98 $3.90 $3.88 -$0.07 +$0.03
Declaration in Stone $3.28 $3.43 $3.59 $3.80 -$0.15 -$0.52
Port Town $3.15 $3.25 $3.26 $3.33 -$0.10 -$0.18
Foreboding Ruins $2.99 $2.99 $3.00 $3.00 +$0.00 -$0.01
Mindwrack Demon $2.84 $3.07 $3.32 $3.54 -$0.23 -$0.70
Prized Amalgam $2.65 $2.71 $2.65 $2.61 -$0.06 +$0.04
Choked Estuary $2.53 $2.59 $2.60 $2.64 -$0.06 -$0.11
Olivia, Mobilized for War $2.25 $2.29 $2.29 $2.33 -$0.04 -$0.08
Thalia's Lieutenant $2.20 $2.23 $2.24 $2.24 -$0.03 -$0.04
Cryptolith Rite $2.13 $2.15 $2.15 $2.13 -$0.02 +$0.00
Anguished Unmaking $2.10 $2.09 $2.04 $2.01 +$0.01 +$0.09
Rare Slot Average: $1.43 $1.45 $1.45 $1.45 -$0.02 -$0.02
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.20 $2.24 $2.27 $2.28 -$0.04 -$0.08
Total Set Value: $185.38 $187.26 $189.29 $190.82 -$1.88 -$5.44
Booster Box EV: $65.40 $65.98 $66.10 $66.17 -$0.58 -$0.77
Overview
Unless you're a popular tutor, you've lost value this week. Or gained a penny. Anguished Unmaking is actually managing an interesting if not overly significant creep upward lately. Good for you, Anguished Unmaking. More cards should follow your example.

 

Card Name 03/16
Price
03/09
Price
03/02
Price
02/23
Price
Change:
03/09 to 03/16
Change:
02/23 to 03/16
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet $19.94 $19.99 $19.97 $20.00 -$0.05 -$0.06
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar $11.99 $12.65 $12.98 $12.98 -$0.66 -$0.99
Kozilek's Return $6.91 $6.94 $6.94 $6.86 -$0.03 +$0.05
Thought-Knot Seer $6.74 $6.81 $6.64 $6.58 -$0.07 +$0.16
Wandering Fumarole $6.68 $7.20 $7.60 $7.75 -$0.52 -$1.07
Hissing Quagmire $5.73 $5.90 $5.71 $5.26 -$0.17 +$0.47
Eldrazi Displacer $4.54 $4.70 $4.79 $4.84 -$0.16 -$0.30
Chandra, Flamecaller $4.14 $4.28 $4.40 $4.47 -$0.14 -$0.33
Kozilek, the Great Distortion $4.02 $4.04 $4.00 $3.94 -$0.02 +$0.08
Oath of Nissa $3.85 $3.85 $3.68 $3.57 +$0.00 +$0.28
Reality Smasher $3.48 $3.45 $3.32 $3.20 +$0.03 +$0.28
World Breaker $3.25 $3.25 $3.27 $3.31 +$0.00 -$0.06
Needle Spires $2.65 $2.72 $2.80 $2.81 -$0.07 -$0.16
Crush of Tentacles $2.36 $2.37 $2.38 $2.46 -$0.01 -$0.10
Matter Reshaper $2.19 $2.12 $1.99 $1.98 +$0.07 +$0.21
Sylvan Advocate $2.16 $2.23 $2.29 $2.31 -$0.07 -$0.15
Linvala, the Preserver $2.06 $2.09 $2.14 $2.15 -$0.03 -$0.09
Rare Slot Average: $1.67 $1.70 $1.70 $1.70 -$0.03 -$0.03
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.82 $2.88 $2.90 $2.89 -$0.06 -$0.07
Total Set Value: $134.94 $136.59 $137.12 $136.81 -$1.65 -$1.87
Booster Box EV: $81.20 $82.45 $82.75 $82.53 -$1.25 -$1.33
Overview
Notable Eldrazi are up slightly. Everything else is down slightly. Except Nissa, Voice of Zendikar. She's down a lot. Investors should stay away from this set.

 

Card Name 03/16
Price
03/09
Price
03/02
Price
02/23
Price
Change:
03/09 to 03/16
Change:
02/23 to 03/16
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar $23.50 $24.92 $25.45 $25.96 -$1.42 -$2.46
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $17.85 $17.95 $18.00 $17.99 -$0.10 -$0.14
Drana, Liberator of Malakir $5.04 $5.12 $4.89 $4.80 -$0.08 +$0.24
Sunken Hollow $4.04 $4.20 $4.14 $4.20 -$0.16 -$0.16
Cinder Glade $3.72 $3.76 $3.86 $3.87 -$0.04 -$0.15
Ob Nixilis Reignited $3.71 $3.79 $3.75 $3.76 -$0.08 -$0.05
Prairie Stream $3.64 $3.78 $3.90 $3.97 -$0.14 -$0.33
Smoldering Marsh $3.56 $3.59 $3.67 $3.65 -$0.03 -$0.09
Shambling Vent $3.29 $3.32 $3.35 $3.38 -$0.03 -$0.09
Part the Waterveil $3.00 $3.07 $3.10 $3.10 -$0.07 -$0.10
Dragonmaster Outcast $2.88 $2.81 $2.77 $2.64 +$0.07 +$0.24
Canopy Vista $2.62 $2.65 $2.68 $2.66 -$0.03 -$0.04
Kiora, Master of the Depths $2.57 $2.59 $2.59 $2.61 -$0.02 -$0.04
Rare Slot Average: $1.26 $1.28 $1.29 $1.29 -$0.02 -$0.03
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.77 $2.88 $2.92 $2.95 -$0.11 -$0.18
Total Set Value: $141.19 $143.22 $143.93 $144.28 -$2.03 -$3.09
Booster Box EV: $70.35 $71.31 $72.58 $72.36 -$0.96 -$2.01
Overview
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar tumbles down hard this week, while nearly everything else in Dragon's Maze 2: Battle for Zendikar tumbles down slightly. Water is wet.

 

Card Name 03/16
Price
03/09
Price
03/02
Price
02/23
Price
Change:
03/09 to 03/16
Change:
02/23 to 03/16
Scalding Tarn $201.96 $207.97 $209.40 $217.34 -$6.01 -$15.38
Polluted Delta $187.25 $189.97 $193.00 $190.40 -$2.72 -$3.15
Misty Rainforest $178.78 $179.99 $183.87 $188.82 -$1.21 -$10.04
Verdant Catacombs $161.40 $165.69 $169.88 $161.48 -$4.29 -$0.08
Flooded Strand $140.84 $142.48 $142.48 $144.97 -$1.64 -$4.13
Ancient Tomb $120.30 $123.08 $125.75 $131.73 -$2.78 -$11.43
Arid Mesa $106.59 $107.75 $109.95 $112.97 -$1.16 -$6.38
Wasteland $103.96 $104.18 $104.96 $105.58 -$0.22 -$1.62
Bloodstained Mire $102.94 $104.11 $104.16 $105.90 -$1.17 -$2.96
Windswept Heath $100.00 $100.00 $104.23 $106.08 +$0.00 -$6.08
Wooded Foothills $95.36 $94.81 $95.00 $95.78 +$0.55 -$0.42
Horizon Canopy $93.54 $93.98 $93.99 $93.77 -$0.44 -$0.23
Marsh Flats $90.44 $94.88 $95.00 $95.00 -$4.44 -$4.56
Steam Vents $78.89 $79.66 $80.41 $80.82 -$0.77 -$1.93
Godless Shrine $76.65 $77.08 $78.39 $77.17 -$0.43 -$0.52
Stomping Ground $73.15 $73.15 $74.95 $73.95 +$0.00 -$0.80
Breeding Pool $69.95 $70.76 $72.87 $70.34 -$0.81 -$0.39
Overgrown Tomb $69.95 $69.54 $69.99 $70.00 +$0.41 -$0.05
Strip Mine $67.35 $67.88 $68.20 $68.82 -$0.53 -$1.47
Watery Grave $63.43 $63.46 $64.92 $64.14 -$0.03 -$0.71
Hallowed Fountain $59.95 $59.98 $59.97 $59.95 -$0.03 +$0.00
Twilight Mire $59.20 $59.58 $59.83 $59.74 -$0.38 -$0.54
Temple Garden $58.07 $59.94 $61.09 $61.73 -$1.87 -$3.66
Sacred Foundry $57.94 $59.39 $59.39 $59.66 -$1.45 -$1.72
Blood Crypt $54.99 $54.99 $57.95 $58.81 +$0.00 -$3.82
Eye of Ugin $54.00 $54.39 $54.95 $54.55 -$0.39 -$0.55
Mana Confluence $48.53 $48.60 $49.30 $49.13 -$0.07 -$0.60
Flooded Grove $45.00 $45.67 $46.00 $46.00 -$0.67 -$1.00
Cascade Bluffs $41.89 $41.01 $43.04 $42.40 +$0.88 -$0.51
Mystic Gate $40.99 $40.46 $41.59 $42.00 +$0.53 -$1.01
Fetid Heath $40.40 $40.46 $41.63 $41.82 -$0.06 -$1.42
Sunken Ruins $39.95 $39.95 $40.47 $40.00 +$0.00 -$0.05
Fire-Lit Thicket $36.81 $36.90 $36.97 $36.97 -$0.09 -$0.16
Rugged Prairie $35.72 $35.00 $34.99 $34.95 +$0.72 +$0.77
Dust Bowl $33.26 $32.89 $33.40 $32.37 +$0.37 +$0.89
Forbidden Orchard $32.87 $33.00 $33.31 $33.69 -$0.13 -$0.82
Wooded Bastion $32.78 $32.77 $33.46 $33.25 +$0.01 -$0.47
Graven Cairns $31.50 $30.69 $30.63 $31.49 +$0.81 +$0.01
Prairie Stream $30.50 $30.62 $30.99 $30.66 -$0.12 -$0.16
Kor Haven $30.44 $31.03 $30.66 $30.66 -$0.59 -$0.22
Tectonic Edge $30.00 $29.99 $29.95 $29.97 +$0.01 +$0.03
Cinder Glade $29.97 $29.97 $30.56 $30.35 +$0.00 -$0.38
Canopy Vista $27.00 $27.69 $27.71 $27.80 -$0.69 -$0.80
Sunken Hollow $25.13 $25.00 $25.57 $25.64 +$0.13 -$0.51
Smoldering Marsh $24.95 $24.91 $24.81 $24.95 +$0.04 +$0.00
BFZ Average: $86.64 $87.75 $89.06 $89.39 -$1.11 -$2.75
OGW Average: $50.92 $51.08 $51.65 $51.94 -$0.15 -$1.02
BFZ Box EV: $21.66 $21.94 $22.27 $22.35 -$0.28 -$0.69
OGW Box EV: $12.73 $12.77 $12.91 $12.99 -$0.04 -$0.26
Total Set Value: $3,184.57 $3,215.30 $3,259.62 $3,273.60 -$30.73 -$89.03
Overview
Some rather harsh value drops aren't offset by strong gains, leading to weak performance by the Expeditions this time around. With no precedent for a floor for the set, it does seem that Zendikar Expeditions is riskier than initially believed, but we won't know for certain until Battle for Zendikar Block has been out of Standard for quite some time.

Overall Summary

 

As mentioned above, there aren't that many high-profile Standard events going on, the format has largely been solved, and all eyes are on the Modern Masters release. That means attention has shifted away from Standard for the time being, where it will remain until Amonkhet brings us something new to keep Standard from degenerating into one or two tier 1 decks again. With what we've been seeing lately, it looks like Wizards has no shortage of creative new mechanical ideas. The problem is, of course, whether or not mechanics such as the new split cards are more of delirium or of ingest as far as Standard penetration goes.

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