The Magic Market Index for July 28th, 2017

Welcome to The Magic Market Index. This weekly article series documents the price changes of cards currently in print, and offers insight into what cards to invest in and what to ignore. This weekly article series covers all expansion sets and masterpiece series sets in Standard, from the time of their prerelease to the time of their rotation out of Standard. Currently, this covers all sets in the Battle for Zendikar, Shadows over Innistrad, Kaladesh, and Amonkhet blocks, as well as the Expeditions, Inventions, and Invocations masterpiece series sets. Promotional sets, special sets, pack foils, and non-set releases are not covered. 

The Magic Market Index is a collaborative effort between the MTGSalvation staff. This week's edition is brought to you by the ruiner of all things magic, Feyd_Ruin.

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/13
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh $21.51 $21.00 $20.57 $20.33 +$0.51 +$1.18
The Scarab God $15.00 $14.87 $13.27 $9.44 +$0.13 +$5.56
The Locust God $8.95 $8.50 $7.18 $7.02 +$0.45 +$1.93
Hour of Devastation $8.29 $8.44 $7.94 $3.25 -$0.15 +$5.04
Champion of Wits $7.86 $3.29 $1.17 $0.81 +$4.57 +$7.05
Crested Sunmare $7.29 $5.23 $4.05 $3.97 +$2.06 +$3.32
Ramunap Excavator $5.70 $6.03 $6.94 $5.49 -$0.33 +$0.21
Razaketh, the Foulblooded $5.41 $5.49 $6.17 $7.50 -$0.08 -$2.09
Solemnity $5.36 $5.40 $4.97 $5.06 -$0.04 +$0.30
The Scorpion God $5.00 $5.28 $5.14 $5.65 -$0.28 -$0.65
Fraying Sanity $4.80 $5.00 $1.70 $1.14 -$0.20 +$3.66
Neheb, the Eternal $4.17 $4.00 $3.75 $2.53 +$0.17 +$1.64
Samut, the Tested $4.00 $4.20 $4.50 $4.50 -$0.20 -$0.50
Bontu's Last Reckoning $3.94 $4.19 $4.73 $3.41 -$0.25 +$0.53
Mirage Mirror $3.25 $3.02 $3.42 $3.04 +$0.23 +$0.21
God-Pharaoh's Gift $2.99 $0.49 $0.49 $0.50 +$2.50 +$2.49
Nimble Obstructionist $2.89 $3.18 $3.87 $4.00 -$0.29 -$1.11
Torment of Hailfire $2.81 $2.87 $2.74 $2.02 -$0.06 +$0.79
Earthshaker Khenra $2.76 $0.86 $0.66 $0.79 +$1.90 +$1.97
Abrade $2.38 $1.24 $0.77 $0.51 +$1.14 +$1.87
Uncage the Menagerie $2.21 $2.43 $3.35 $3.79 -$0.22 -$1.58
Majestic Myriarch $2.15 $2.35 $2.99 $2.99 -$0.20 -$0.84
Ammit Eternal $2.05 $2.22 $2.25 $2.39 -$0.17 -$0.34
Overwhelming Splendor $2.00 $2.23 $2.56 $2.82 -$0.23 -$0.82
Rare Slot Average: $2.37 $2.21 $2.23 $2.06 +$0.16 +$0.31
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.24 $3.09 $2.91 $2.57 +$0.15 +$0.67
Total Set Value: $178.30 $169.63 $166.99 $160.54 +$8.67 +$17.76
Booster Box EV: $110.59 $103.45 $104.56 $103.26 +$7.14 +$7.33
Overview

Hour of Devastation is on a strong upward trend this week. The Pro Tour hype is real, and Hour is taking strong benefit from it. Seven different cards saw significant growth.


God-Pharoah's Gift was this week's biggest winner, clocking in with over 500% gain. It went from zero to hero almost overnight. Attached to it was Champion of Wits which continued it's impressive gains, closing in to ten times it's value only three weeks ago. Both cards can attribute their rise directly to the UW God Pharaoh deck coming into favor.


Earthshaker Khenra followed suite this week, tripling its price. This Khenra is a strong piece to the other Pro Tour contendor, Ramunap Red. Also connected to this deck is Abrade, which is now this set's premier uncommon.


Three other cards saw significant growth, but were not as connected. Nicol Bolas saw a 2% gain, The Locust God saw 5%, and Crested Sunmare was just shy of 40%. All three are cornerstones to Standard decks, but are less popular than the above Pro Tour hopefuls.

 

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/13
Rhonas the Indomitable $11.91 $12.60 $12.59 $12.99 -$0.69 -$1.08
Liliana, Death's Majesty $10.14 $10.43 $10.76 $10.99 -$0.29 -$0.85
Gideon of the Trials $10.11 $10.31 $10.66 $10.94 -$0.20 -$0.83
Nissa, Steward of Elements $7.33 $7.48 $7.63 $7.83 -$0.15 -$0.50
As Foretold $6.45 $6.54 $6.59 $6.58 -$0.09 -$0.13
Hazoret the Fervent $6.39 $5.99 $5.99 $6.05 +$0.40 +$0.34
Anointed Procession $5.17 $5.14 $5.24 $5.31 +$0.03 -$0.14
Glorybringer $4.99 $4.95 $4.71 $4.71 +$0.04 +$0.28
Vizier of the Menagerie $4.95 $4.99 $5.01 $5.21 -$0.04 -$0.26
Sweltering Suns $4.17 $4.00 $3.83 $3.90 +$0.17 +$0.27
Irrigated Farmland $3.94 $3.90 $3.79 $3.80 +$0.04 +$0.14
Bontu the Glorified $3.60 $3.76 $3.89 $3.99 -$0.16 -$0.39
Kefnet the Mindful $3.50 $3.74 $3.80 $3.83 -$0.24 -$0.33
Fetid Pools $3.10 $3.00 $2.86 $2.86 +$0.10 +$0.24
Sheltered Thicket $3.03 $3.07 $3.01 $2.99 -$0.04 +$0.04
Angel of Sanctions $2.99 $2.99 $2.84 $2.86 +$0.00 +$0.13
Oketra the True $2.99 $2.99 $2.97 $2.86 +$0.00 +$0.13
Prowling Serpopard $2.75 $1.99 $1.70 $1.68 +$0.76 +$1.07
Combat Celebrant $2.72 $2.71 $2.61 $2.59 +$0.01 +$0.13
Pull from Tomorrow $2.49 $2.56 $2.71 $2.79 -$0.07 -$0.30
Dread Wanderer $2.46 $2.70 $2.95 $3.13 -$0.24 -$0.67
Canyon Slough $2.24 $2.29 $2.02 $2.02 -$0.05 +$0.22
Rare Slot Average: $1.71 $1.69 $1.67 $1.69 +$0.02 +$0.02
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.08 $2.12 $2.14 $2.19 -$0.04 -$0.11
Total Set Value: $178.64 $177.45 $177.19 $178.41 +$1.19 +$0.23
Booster Box EV: $83.95 $82.48 $82.10 $82.97 +$1.47 +$0.98
Overview

Amonkhet also saw some real movement this week in anticipation of the Pro Tour, but not to the same level as Hour. Changes were much less attached to specific decks overall, with many changes seeming to be simple fluctuations.


A strong exception was Hazoret, which is another centerpiece to Ramunap Red. If this deck continues to pick up popularity, Hazoret will definitely rise further.


Prowling Serpopard has now graced our tables for the first time. GW Cat Tribal is picking up interest as a fun budget deck, with Serpopard being the only cat of the pride over the $2 mark.

 

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/07
Force of Will $179.95 $178.19 $178.97 $185.73 +$1.76 -$5.78
Thoughtseize $123.37 $129.27 $143.22 $149.99 -$5.90 -$26.62
Blood Moon $94.98 $97.43 $99.99 $124.99 -$2.45 -$30.01
The Scarab God $77.60 $74.99 $75.00 $59.99 +$2.61 +$17.61
Omniscience $71.08 $72.98 $74.99 $83.49 -$1.90 -$12.41
Damnation $70.00 $70.91 $78.85 $79.99 -$0.91 -$9.99
Cryptic Command $64.79 $63.00 $63.08 $64.57 +$1.79 +$0.22
Consecrated Sphinx $56.70 $54.99 $51.00 $54.99 +$1.71 +$1.71
Through the Breach $55.56 $59.99 $69.92 $75.99 -$4.43 -$20.43
The Locust God $54.73 $51.24 $50.76 $38.49 +$3.49 +$16.24
Daze $54.18 $55.50 $59.11 $63.45 -$1.32 -$9.27
Pact of Negation $51.97 $52.20 $50.27 $56.61 -$0.23 -$4.64
Rhonas the Indomitable $50.00 $47.78 $50.00 $51.95 +$2.22 -$1.95
Hazoret the Fervent $44.98 $43.99 $39.99 $39.99 +$0.99 +$4.99
Counterspell $44.95 $44.99 $44.73 $47.51 -$0.04 -$2.56
Wrath of God $44.04 $44.16 $45.00 $45.00 -$0.12 -$0.96
Dark Ritual $42.31 $41.50 $40.06 $40.02 +$0.81 +$2.29
Maelstrom Pulse $40.00 $41.02 $39.99 $38.49 -$1.02 +$1.51
Entomb $39.95 $38.68 $39.95 $38.53 +$1.27 +$1.42
Containment Priest $37.37 $39.96 $39.38 $40.21 -$2.59 -$2.84
Spell Pierce $35.54 $35.54 $35.96 $35.93 +$0.00 -$0.39
The Scorpion God $34.99 $36.97 $41.49 $33.99 -$1.98 +$1.00
Capsize $33.97 $34.01 $34.99 $36.49 -$0.04 -$2.52
Kefnet the Mindful $33.18 $33.22 $35.00 $34.95 -$0.04 -$1.77
Bontu the Glorified $32.70 $33.02 $32.39 $32.47 -$0.32 +$0.23
Armageddon $30.90 $31.27 $34.99 $39.99 -$0.37 -$9.09
Doomsday $30.59 $33.04 $39.44 $36.49 -$2.45 -$5.90
Oketra the True $30.36 $31.36 $31.24 $32.20 -$1.00 -$1.84
Diabolic Intent $29.99 $29.99 $29.97 $29.52 +$0.00 +$0.47
Mind Twist $29.97 $29.95 $29.07 $29.97 +$0.02 +$0.00
Vindicate $29.95 $29.39 $28.93 $29.95 +$0.56 +$0.00
Aggravated Assault $29.94 $26.85 $25.64 $26.06 +$3.09 +$3.88
Austere Command $29.82 $29.90 $29.90 $29.99 -$0.08 -$0.17
Lord of Extinction $29.52 $31.13 $41.00 $39.99 -$1.61 -$10.47
No Mercy $28.99 $29.99 $30.49 $28.74 -$1.00 +$0.25
Loyal Retainers $28.72 $28.25 $28.99 $29.19 +$0.47 -$0.47
Stifle $27.18 $27.32 $26.99 $28.34 -$0.14 -$1.16
Slaughter Pact $25.40 $26.00 $27.12 $31.73 -$0.60 -$6.33
Opposition $25.25 $27.66 $29.97 $39.99 -$2.41 -$14.74
Counterbalance $24.72 $24.24 $23.99 $25.46 +$0.48 -$0.74
Chain Lightning $23.89 $24.22 $24.22 $24.92 -$0.33 -$1.03
Diabolic Edict $23.89 $26.12 $29.92 $39.99 -$2.23 -$16.10
Aven Mindcensor $23.24 $23.99 $24.36 $24.99 -$0.75 -$1.75
Desolation Angel $22.56 $23.48 $24.63 $23.49 -$0.92 -$0.93
Choke $22.26 $24.21 $25.99 $34.99 -$1.95 -$12.73
Worship $22.09 $24.00 $24.15 $24.95 -$1.91 -$2.86
Forbid $21.82 $21.98 $22.99 $29.99 -$0.16 -$8.17
Attrition $21.54 $20.81 $21.25 $22.00 +$0.73 -$0.46
Shatterstorm $20.99 $24.94 $31.64 $34.99 -$3.95 -$14.00
Boil $19.71 $19.99 $21.49 $24.99 -$0.28 -$5.28
Avatar of Woe $19.49 $19.99 $20.78 $23.49 -$0.50 -$4.00
Threads of Disloyalty $19.24 $19.41 $21.99 $29.99 -$0.17 -$10.75
Sunder $19.02 $19.84 $20.49 $29.99 -$0.82 -$10.97
Divert $15.25 $15.75 $15.99 $16.60 -$0.50 -$1.35
AKH Average: $42.42 $42.13 $41.94 $43.21 +$0.28 -$0.80
HOU Average: $40.66 $41.95 $45.51 $48.84 -$1.29 -$8.18
AKH Box EV: $10.60 $10.53 $10.49 $10.80 +$0.07 -$0.20
HOU Box EV: $10.17 $10.49 $11.38 $12.21 -$0.32 -$2.05
Total Set Value: $1,962.02 $1,974.96 $2,025.09 $2,126.83 -$12.94 -$164.81
Overview

Invocations saw only basic fluctuations this week, maintining its value well. The Hour half has seen some deflation over this past month, as one would definitely expect, but the Amonkhet half has held steady within 2%. Invocations did not have a strong start, but the decision to remove masterpiece sets as a sure thing has stabilized it well.

 

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/06
Heart of Kiran $12.00 $12.58 $13.04 $13.30 -$0.58 -$1.30
Walking Ballista $11.71 $11.92 $11.87 $11.83 -$0.21 -$0.12
Fatal Push $9.00 $8.99 $9.00 $9.00 +$0.01 +$0.00
Disallow $7.16 $7.00 $6.89 $6.79 +$0.16 +$0.37
Paradox Engine $6.56 $6.82 $6.86 $6.89 -$0.26 -$0.33
Metallic Mimic $6.50 $5.99 $6.01 $5.99 +$0.51 +$0.51
Baral, Chief of Compliance $3.70 $3.77 $3.66 $3.72 -$0.07 -$0.02
Ajani Unyielding $3.60 $3.57 $3.54 $3.52 +$0.03 +$0.08
Spire of Industry $3.22 $3.23 $3.20 $3.18 -$0.01 +$0.04
Tezzeret the Schemer $3.18 $3.24 $3.16 $3.24 -$0.06 -$0.06
Mechanized Production $2.32 $2.44 $2.42 $2.43 -$0.12 -$0.11
Herald of Anguish $2.29 $2.40 $2.46 $2.55 -$0.11 -$0.26
Planar Bridge $2.11 $2.09 $2.07 $2.07 +$0.02 +$0.04
Rare Slot Average: $1.55 $1.56 $1.56 $1.55 -$0.01 +$0.00
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.37 $2.39 $2.40 $2.41 -$0.03 -$0.04
Total Set Value: $129.87 $130.61 $130.64 $130.47 -$0.74 -$0.60
Booster Box EV: $92.72 $92.09 $91.94 $91.86 +$0.63 +$0.86
Overview

Aether Revolt remained fairly calm this week, with only Heart of Kiran and Metallic Mimic seeing significant change. Heart continues to become less prominent in the new standard, although it has definitely not faded completely. Mimic, on the other hand, continues to grow as a tribal lord across all formats. Mimic might not be a powerhouse lord, but he can find a home in almost every tribe.

 

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/06
Chandra, Torch of Defiance $29.25 $27.75 $23.99 $23.95 +$1.50 +$5.30
Torrential Gearhulk $20.92 $20.99 $20.69 $20.49 -$0.07 +$0.43
Angel of Invention $9.94 $2.11 $2.08 $2.09 +$7.83 +$7.85
Spirebluff Canal $9.20 $9.00 $8.69 $8.55 +$0.20 +$0.65
Verdurous Gearhulk $7.00 $7.14 $7.25 $7.29 -$0.14 -$0.29
Blooming Marsh $6.77 $6.73 $6.63 $6.61 +$0.04 +$0.16
Concealed Courtyard $5.29 $5.49 $5.50 $5.52 -$0.20 -$0.23
Botanical Sanctum $4.70 $4.80 $4.75 $4.75 -$0.10 -$0.05
Saheeli Rai $4.69 $4.73 $4.70 $4.74 -$0.04 -$0.05
Inspiring Vantage $4.50 $4.49 $4.49 $4.49 +$0.01 +$0.01
Nissa, Vital Force $3.64 $3.64 $3.75 $3.76 +$0.00 -$0.12
Aetherworks Marvel $2.86 $3.24 $3.60 $3.80 -$0.38 -$0.94
Dovin Baan $2.76 $2.82 $2.71 $2.69 -$0.06 +$0.07
Noxious Gearhulk $2.61 $2.60 $2.64 $2.65 +$0.01 -$0.04
Panharmonicon $2.51 $2.49 $2.48 $2.43 +$0.02 +$0.08
Aether Hub $2.46 $2.45 $2.44 $2.44 +$0.01 +$0.02
Smuggler's Copter $2.33 $2.33 $2.23 $2.19 +$0.00 +$0.14
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship $2.30 $2.30 $2.29 $2.25 +$0.00 +$0.05
Combustible Gearhulk $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.01 +$0.00 -$0.01
Rare Slot Average: $1.77 $1.69 $1.65 $1.65 +$0.07 +$0.12
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.64 $3.47 $3.22 $3.20 +$0.17 +$0.43
Total Set Value: $190.48 $180.60 $176.94 $177.04 +$9.88 +$13.44
Booster Box EV: $95.83 $92.00 $89.45 $88.16 +$3.83 +$7.67
Overview

Kaladesh saw mostly simple fluctuations, with  exceptions of Chandra continuing her trend upward, and Angel of Invention exploding. Angel saw truly massive gains, quadrupling in price. Another card attached to the instantly-popular UW God Pharoah, she went from barely staying on our tables to being one of the top cards. Be careful of these large gainers, however. If the God Pharoah deck doesn't pan out, these cards will deflate quite rapidly. Even if they stay above their starting price, buying in now is hedging your bets on this singular deck alone.

 

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/06
Sol Ring $209.95 $209.99 $210.50 $219.98 -$0.04 -$10.03
Mana Crypt $195.48 $195.48 $195.00 $139.17 +$0.00 +$56.31
Mox Opal $193.50 $190.00 $189.99 $174.00 +$3.50 +$19.50
Mana Vault $188.68 $197.49 $113.99 $113.70 -$8.81 +$74.98
Chalice of the Void $172.49 $180.51 $175.00 $175.00 -$8.02 -$2.51
AEther Vial $146.00 $149.00 $148.99 $159.98 -$3.00 -$13.98
Crucible of Worlds $139.45 $139.00 $139.95 $149.50 +$0.45 -$10.05
Engineered Explosives $135.95 $129.99 $137.25 $139.99 +$5.96 -$4.04
Lotus Petal $126.98 $124.50 $122.50 $129.99 +$2.48 -$3.01
Arcbound Ravager $122.49 $81.99 $79.95 $79.41 +$40.50 +$43.08
Ensnaring Bridge $100.24 $93.48 $87.99 $86.10 +$6.76 +$14.14
Steel Overseer $99.89 $99.92 $89.99 $99.00 -$0.03 +$0.89
Chrome Mox $99.35 $49.82 $49.55 $48.23 +$49.53 +$51.12
Sword of Feast and Famine $94.15 $89.91 $89.93 $87.16 +$4.24 +$6.99
Rings of Brighthearth $92.50 $52.97 $50.84 $51.99 +$39.53 +$40.51
Sword of Fire and Ice $85.92 $84.08 $85.62 $85.95 +$1.84 -$0.03
Pithing Needle $85.00 $93.11 $95.48 $101.95 -$8.11 -$16.95
Extraplanar Lens $80.49 $34.99 $32.99 $32.95 +$45.50 +$47.54
Chromatic Lantern $80.00 $79.97 $80.44 $79.99 +$0.03 +$0.01
Solemn Simulacrum $78.99 $69.99 $51.24 $49.99 +$9.00 +$29.00
Lightning Greaves $73.99 $79.98 $74.99 $61.67 -$5.99 +$12.32
Sword of Light and Shadow $73.94 $73.50 $74.98 $74.99 +$0.44 -$1.05
Wurmcoil Engine $69.95 $63.74 $64.01 $62.93 +$6.21 +$7.02
Ornithopter $61.98 $63.68 $59.90 $60.59 -$1.70 +$1.39
Platinum Angel $55.64 $56.81 $57.15 $55.50 -$1.17 +$0.14
Sword of War and Peace $53.82 $54.95 $57.22 $56.50 -$1.13 -$2.68
Oblivion Stone $52.94 $54.01 $52.50 $52.50 -$1.07 +$0.44
Scroll Rack $49.99 $49.72 $48.00 $49.47 +$0.27 +$0.52
Torrential Gearhulk $49.95 $50.00 $49.97 $50.17 -$0.05 -$0.22
Sword of Body and Mind $45.84 $45.05 $46.96 $45.99 +$0.79 -$0.15
Staff of Domination $44.26 $43.99 $43.85 $43.33 +$0.27 +$0.93
Paradox Engine $42.90 $42.99 $43.00 $43.04 -$0.09 -$0.14
Hangarback Walker $41.95 $40.76 $42.22 $41.75 +$1.19 +$0.20
Sphere of Resistance $39.90 $39.00 $38.97 $38.97 +$0.90 +$0.93
Gauntlet of Power $37.49 $35.00 $35.21 $35.00 +$2.49 +$2.49
Grindstone $35.42 $35.99 $36.97 $37.17 -$0.57 -$1.75
Planar Bridge $34.50 $34.55 $35.58 $36.84 -$0.05 -$2.34
Verdurous Gearhulk $34.34 $36.35 $37.58 $38.07 -$2.01 -$3.73
Painter's Servant $32.90 $33.55 $33.71 $33.81 -$0.65 -$0.91
Vedalken Shackles $31.99 $31.99 $31.72 $32.18 +$0.00 -$0.19
Trinisphere $30.27 $29.91 $29.43 $29.25 +$0.36 +$1.02
Noxious Gearhulk $30.15 $31.72 $32.33 $32.50 -$1.57 -$2.35
Cloudstone Curio $29.99 $30.38 $31.39 $31.38 -$0.39 -$1.39
Sculpting Steel $29.99 $29.56 $29.13 $29.99 +$0.43 +$0.00
Duplicant $29.70 $28.94 $28.97 $29.07 +$0.76 +$0.63
Defense Grid $28.45 $27.88 $28.02 $28.49 +$0.57 -$0.04
Sundering Titan $27.99 $28.01 $28.65 $28.02 -$0.02 -$0.03
Static Orb $27.09 $27.62 $27.62 $27.76 -$0.53 -$0.67
Combustible Gearhulk $26.10 $26.38 $25.99 $25.98 -$0.28 +$0.12
Champion's Helm $26.00 $25.99 $25.48 $25.51 +$0.01 +$0.49
Meekstone $25.37 $25.47 $26.04 $26.19 -$0.10 -$0.82
Mind's Eye $24.14 $24.00 $24.25 $24.01 +$0.14 +$0.13
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $23.44 $22.91 $23.54 $23.84 +$0.53 -$0.40
Black Vise $20.02 $19.99 $19.99 $20.00 +$0.03 +$0.02
KLD Invention Average: $81.41 $78.32 $74.50 $73.15 +$3.09 +$8.26
AER Invention Average: $59.48 $55.88 $55.73 $55.92 +$3.61 +$3.57
KLD Invention Deviation: $57.15 $57.82 $53.88 $51.68 -$0.67 +$5.47
AER Invention Deviation: $38.19 $36.73 $36.38 $36.84 +$1.46 +$1.35
KLD Box Value: $20.35 $19.58 $18.62 $18.29 +$0.77 +$2.06
AER Box Value: $14.87 $13.97 $13.93 $13.98 +$0.90 +$0.89
Total Set Value: $3,869.89 $3,690.56 $3,572.51 $3,536.49 +$179.33 +$333.40
Overview
It seems that the buying out of Inventions pieces was not a one-week fleeting event. Arcbound Ravager, Chrome Mox, Rings of Brighthearth, and Extraplanar Lens all saw truly impressive gains this week, averaging a jump of $40 each. Inventions definitely seems to be the most popular masterpiece series out, and has been trekking upward for over a month. Which card will take the next leap upward is anybody's guess, but rest assured it will happen. Alexandra was of course joking about Champion's Helm last week, but it would honestly not surprise me at this point. Hedge your bets and guess which card will skyrocket next.

 

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/06
Liliana, the Last Hope $31.17 $31.07 $31.63 $32.21 +$0.10 -$1.04
Grim Flayer $14.25 $14.58 $15.00 $15.15 -$0.33 -$0.90
Collective Brutality $10.89 $10.98 $10.33 $10.15 -$0.09 +$0.74
Emrakul, the Promised End $8.79 $8.72 $8.58 $8.68 +$0.07 +$0.11
Gisela, the Broken Blade $7.93 $7.69 $7.44 $7.54 +$0.24 +$0.39
Tamiyo, Field Researcher $6.89 $6.99 $7.01 $7.15 -$0.10 -$0.26
Spell Queller $5.18 $4.99 $4.66 $4.66 +$0.19 +$0.52
Selfless Spirit $4.22 $4.04 $3.96 $3.91 +$0.18 +$0.31
Ishkanah, Grafwidow $4.00 $4.23 $4.32 $4.49 -$0.23 -$0.49
Tree of Perdition $3.47 $3.49 $3.50 $3.49 -$0.02 -$0.02
Cryptbreaker $3.05 $3.25 $3.49 $3.59 -$0.20 -$0.54
Thalia, Heretic Cathar $2.52 $2.56 $2.60 $2.61 -$0.04 -$0.09
Dark Salvation $2.12 $2.24 $2.39 $2.40 -$0.12 -$0.28
Rare Slot Average: $1.77 $1.77 $1.77 $1.78 +$0.00 -$0.01
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.86 $3.87 $3.89 $3.94 -$0.01 -$0.08
Total Set Value: $163.73 $163.24 $163.68 $165.05 +$0.49 -$1.32
Booster Box EV: $75.11 $75.10 $74.98 $75.77 +$0.01 -$0.66
Overview

Much of standard saw cards post huge changes, but Eldritch Moon saw none. Gisela was the only card that came close, mostly for her role in the Sunmare deck.

 

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/06
Nahiri, the Harbinger $13.53 $14.05 $14.43 $14.80 -$0.52 -$1.27
Relentless Dead $10.80 $11.27 $12.00 $12.43 -$0.47 -$1.63
Archangel Avacyn $8.50 $8.81 $9.12 $9.31 -$0.31 -$0.81
Startled Awake $7.00 $8.70 $2.42 $1.81 -$1.70 +$5.19
Tireless Tracker $6.44 $6.64 $6.75 $6.78 -$0.20 -$0.34
Arlinn Kord $6.00 $6.14 $6.44 $6.58 -$0.14 -$0.58
Westvale Abbey $5.50 $5.11 $5.12 $4.99 +$0.39 +$0.51
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets $4.99 $4.99 $4.99 $4.99 +$0.00 +$0.00
Sorin, Grim Nemesis $4.71 $4.75 $4.88 $4.92 -$0.04 -$0.21
Thing in the Ice $4.70 $4.62 $4.62 $4.49 +$0.08 +$0.21
Traverse the Ulvenwald $4.42 $4.43 $4.53 $4.58 -$0.01 -$0.16
Game Trail $3.57 $3.63 $3.68 $3.65 -$0.06 -$0.08
Diregraf Colossus $2.85 $3.00 $3.18 $3.26 -$0.15 -$0.41
Anguished Unmaking $2.73 $2.73 $2.76 $2.75 +$0.00 -$0.02
Always Watching $2.52 $2.75 $2.94 $3.00 -$0.23 -$0.48
Thalia's Lieutenant $2.40 $2.44 $2.49 $2.49 -$0.04 -$0.09
Prized Amalgam $2.35 $2.45 $2.43 $2.46 -$0.10 -$0.11
Declaration in Stone $2.18 $2.15 $2.16 $2.19 +$0.03 -$0.01
Port Town $2.17 $2.16 $2.10 $2.10 +$0.01 +$0.07
Cryptolith Rite $2.07 $2.09 $2.14 $2.09 -$0.02 -$0.02
Foreboding Ruins $2.00 $2.02 $2.06 $2.10 -$0.02 -$0.10
Rare Slot Average: $1.32 $1.34 $1.36 $1.37 -$0.02 -$0.05
Rare Slot Deviation: $1.89 $1.96 $2.02 $2.07 -$0.07 -$0.18
Total Set Value: $176.42 $179.16 $175.84 $176.34 -$2.74 +$0.08
Booster Box EV: $61.10 $61.75 $61.34 $61.61 -$0.65 -$0.51
Overview

Shadows over Innistrad posted losses across the set. Only Westvale Abbey saw any real gain. Zombie tribal continues to fall out of favor, with many of its cards now falling back to values from before the last Pro Tour. Even Nahiri is having a hard time holding onto her value.

 

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/06
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet $12.41 $12.83 $13.36 $13.99 -$0.42 -$1.58
Thought-Knot Seer $6.63 $6.56 $6.39 $6.37 +$0.07 +$0.26
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar $5.55 $5.62 $5.89 $5.99 -$0.07 -$0.44
Chandra, Flamecaller $5.06 $5.28 $5.26 $5.47 -$0.22 -$0.41
Wandering Fumarole $4.99 $4.99 $4.94 $4.95 +$0.00 +$0.04
Kozilek's Return $4.96 $4.96 $5.00 $5.10 +$0.00 -$0.14
Kozilek, the Great Distortion $4.09 $4.12 $4.14 $4.04 -$0.03 +$0.05
Reality Smasher $3.97 $3.88 $3.75 $3.71 +$0.09 +$0.26
Hissing Quagmire $3.71 $3.84 $3.86 $3.95 -$0.13 -$0.24
World Breaker $3.37 $3.41 $3.47 $3.43 -$0.04 -$0.06
Eldrazi Displacer $3.14 $3.13 $3.16 $3.24 +$0.01 -$0.10
Sphinx of the Final Word $2.99 $3.00 $2.99 $3.07 -$0.01 -$0.08
Matter Reshaper $2.28 $2.27 $2.25 $2.20 +$0.01 +$0.08
Oath of Nissa $2.03 $2.19 $2.40 $2.57 -$0.16 -$0.54
Rare Slot Average: $1.35 $1.36 $1.37 $1.39 -$0.01 -$0.04
Rare Slot Deviation: $1.94 $1.97 $2.00 $2.05 -$0.03 -$0.11
Total Set Value: $112.82 $113.33 $114.77 $116.27 -$0.51 -$3.45
Booster Box EV: $74.74 $74.78 $75.36 $76.17 -$0.04 -$1.43
Overview

Oath of the Gatewatch is now a year and a half old, and it no longer holds any suprise. Oath has remained steady for months now, and there's little that can be commented on.

 

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/06
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $14.20 $14.62 $15.19 $15.67 -$0.42 -$1.47
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar $13.53 $13.95 $14.99 $15.93 -$0.42 -$2.40
Drana, Liberator of Malakir $3.99 $4.04 $4.10 $4.30 -$0.05 -$0.31
Dragonmaster Outcast $3.58 $3.60 $3.49 $3.46 -$0.02 +$0.12
Shambling Vent $3.55 $3.53 $3.66 $3.70 +$0.02 -$0.15
Ob Nixilis Reignited $2.99 $3.00 $3.10 $3.13 -$0.01 -$0.14
Cinder Glade $2.58 $2.65 $2.76 $2.70 -$0.07 -$0.12
Kiora, Master of the Depths $2.49 $2.42 $2.43 $2.44 +$0.07 +$0.05
Part the Waterveil $2.49 $2.44 $2.46 $2.48 +$0.05 +$0.01
Void Winnower $2.37 $2.27 $2.25 $2.22 +$0.10 +$0.15
Prairie Stream $2.25 $2.24 $2.23 $2.24 +$0.01 +$0.01
Sunken Hollow $2.18 $2.26 $2.35 $2.43 -$0.08 -$0.25
Rare Slot Average: $1.00 $1.01 $1.04 $1.06 -$0.01 -$0.06
Rare Slot Deviation: $1.86 $1.91 $2.01 $2.10 -$0.05 -$0.24
Total Set Value: $117.02 $117.48 $120.46 $122.70 -$0.46 -$5.68
Booster Box EV: $58.14 $59.05 $59.94 $61.13 -$0.91 -$2.99
Overview

Oath of the Gatewatch is a commentary heaven compared to Battle for Zendikar. Battle has now hit $1 even on it's rare slot average, making it the worst set for rares we've seen.

 

Card Name 07/27
Price
07/20
Price
07/13
Price
07/06
Price
Change from 07/20 Change from 07/06
Scalding Tarn $195.27 $204.15 $204.15 $210.00 -$8.88 -$14.73
Polluted Delta $184.66 $187.48 $187.74 $188.37 -$2.82 -$3.71
Horizon Canopy $182.95 $124.00 $112.96 $106.95 +$58.95 +$76.00
Misty Rainforest $168.98 $169.99 $169.99 $176.38 -$1.01 -$7.40
Verdant Catacombs $159.99 $159.99 $160.37 $162.97 +$0.00 -$2.98
Ancient Tomb $155.00 $157.50 $160.00 $160.00 -$2.50 -$5.00
Flooded Strand $145.39 $139.85 $142.45 $144.99 +$5.54 +$0.40
Wasteland $103.39 $106.40 $107.48 $108.70 -$3.01 -$5.31
Arid Mesa $102.33 $105.41 $104.90 $107.11 -$3.08 -$4.78
Windswept Heath $99.85 $99.37 $99.37 $99.74 +$0.48 +$0.11
Bloodstained Mire $97.75 $99.85 $99.74 $99.95 -$2.10 -$2.20
Marsh Flats $94.96 $94.76 $94.38 $97.89 +$0.20 -$2.93
Wooded Foothills $90.12 $90.45 $91.44 $90.37 -$0.33 -$0.25
Steam Vents $75.00 $75.00 $75.95 $78.20 +$0.00 -$3.20
Godless Shrine $74.71 $73.14 $73.32 $74.12 +$1.57 +$0.59
Overgrown Tomb $69.62 $69.97 $71.97 $73.54 -$0.35 -$3.92
Breeding Pool $64.95 $64.97 $65.55 $67.65 -$0.02 -$2.70
Watery Grave $63.97 $64.54 $64.71 $64.49 -$0.57 -$0.52
Strip Mine $63.89 $63.30 $63.69 $63.95 +$0.59 -$0.06
Stomping Ground $63.55 $66.85 $66.89 $68.30 -$3.30 -$4.75
Hallowed Fountain $59.85 $59.41 $59.85 $59.85 +$0.44 +$0.00
Sacred Foundry $55.00 $55.78 $55.31 $56.14 -$0.78 -$1.14
Temple Garden $55.00 $56.64 $56.99 $58.12 -$1.64 -$3.12
Twilight Mire $52.03 $53.79 $54.95 $54.94 -$1.76 -$2.91
Blood Crypt $51.18 $52.48 $52.89 $53.42 -$1.30 -$2.24
Eye of Ugin $49.74 $50.32 $50.87 $52.07 -$0.58 -$2.33
Mana Confluence $46.95 $49.08 $48.52 $49.96 -$2.13 -$3.01
Flooded Grove $44.87 $44.92 $44.99 $45.14 -$0.05 -$0.27
Mystic Gate $42.30 $42.54 $42.45 $42.26 -$0.24 +$0.04
Fetid Heath $40.46 $41.59 $41.58 $41.85 -$1.13 -$1.39
Sunken Ruins $39.99 $39.95 $39.95 $39.99 +$0.04 +$0.00
Cascade Bluffs $39.96 $40.34 $41.00 $41.20 -$0.38 -$1.24
Fire-Lit Thicket $35.06 $35.88 $36.99 $37.24 -$0.82 -$2.18
Rugged Prairie $34.95 $34.95 $34.93 $35.00 +$0.00 -$0.05
Wooded Bastion $33.20 $33.79 $33.85 $34.03 -$0.59 -$0.83
Forbidden Orchard $31.29 $32.00 $32.55 $32.99 -$0.71 -$1.70
Dust Bowl $30.51 $31.00 $31.45 $31.59 -$0.49 -$1.08
Graven Cairns $30.26 $30.26 $30.85 $30.39 +$0.00 -$0.13
Tectonic Edge $27.95 $27.99 $28.24 $29.31 -$0.04 -$1.36
Kor Haven $27.57 $28.09 $29.15 $29.93 -$0.52 -$2.36
Prairie Stream $27.25 $27.64 $27.92 $28.09 -$0.39 -$0.84
Cinder Glade $26.96 $26.77 $26.72 $27.60 +$0.19 -$0.64
Canopy Vista $23.68 $24.14 $24.92 $24.96 -$0.46 -$1.28
Sunken Hollow $22.72 $23.55 $23.79 $23.60 -$0.83 -$0.88
Smoldering Marsh $22.63 $22.57 $22.47 $22.99 +$0.06 -$0.36
BFZ Average: $83.81 $84.59 $84.95 $86.35 -$0.78 -$2.54
OGW Average: $55.62 $53.38 $53.32 $53.37 +$2.23 +$2.24
BFZ Box EV: $20.95 $21.15 $21.24 $21.59 -$0.19 -$0.63
OGW Box EV: $13.90 $13.35 $13.33 $13.34 +$0.56 +$0.56
Total Set Value: $3,207.69 $3,182.44 $3,190.23 $3,226.33 +$25.25 -$18.64
Overview

Expeditions couldn't let Inventions have all the buyout fun. Horizon Canopy has almost doubled in price this month, single handedly letting the set rise in value. Perhaps Expeditions will continue to join in, and we'll see more buyouts in the coming weeks. Just make sure not to bet on the tango lands, which remain the worst cards of the set.

Overall Summary

It's important to note that all prices were pulled the day before the Pro Tour started. There will undoubtedly be some large movement over the next few days, which will give us a very strong table to contrast next week, but by the time you read this the prices may easily have changed. Ramunap Red seems to be the Pro Tour power house this round, so expect some major movement in red for the next few days.

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