The Magic Market Index for Oct 13, 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 Kaladesh, , Amonkhet, and Ixalan blocks, as well as the 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 accountant and MTGS content manager Alexandra Haggstrom.

Card Name 10/12
Price
10/05
Price
09/28
Price
09/21
Price
Change from 10/05 Change from 09/28
Carnage Tyrant $23.04 $26.61 $27.33 $25.99 -$3.57 -$2.95
Hostage Taker $16.99 $18.00 $6.47 $3.76 -$1.01 +$13.23
Search for Azcanta $14.59 $6.99 $4.94 $4.38 +$7.60 +$10.21
Vraska, Relic Seeker $14.29 $14.00 $14.25 $14.90 +$0.29 -$0.61
Jace, Cunning Castaway $12.32 $13.25 $15.08 $15.89 -$0.93 -$3.57
Growing Rites of Itlimoc $9.98 $11.17 $14.82 $17.28 -$1.19 -$7.30
Vraska's Contempt $9.98 $4.79 $3.28 $3.09 +$5.19 +$6.89
Huatli, Warrior Poet $9.82 $10.49 $12.30 $13.49 -$0.67 -$3.67
Ripjaw Raptor $9.78 $9.96 $9.62 $9.98 -$0.18 -$0.20
Gishath, Sun's Avatar $7.81 $7.21 $6.50 $6.10 +$0.60 +$1.71
Regisaur Alpha $6.63 $7.05 $7.59 $8.79 -$0.42 -$2.16
Drowned Catacomb $6.50 $4.91 $3.50 $3.22 +$1.59 +$3.28
Deathgorge Scavenger $6.27 $5.49 $1.99 $2.16 +$0.78 +$4.11
Vona, Butcher of Magan $5.50 $5.49 $5.64 $5.99 +$0.01 -$0.49
Settle the Wreckage $5.33 $4.73 $2.44 $2.31 +$0.60 +$3.02
Glacial Fortress $3.37 $3.10 $2.95 $3.11 +$0.27 +$0.26
Legion's Landing $3.25 $2.75 $2.74 $2.89 +$0.50 +$0.36
Rampaging Ferocidon $3.24 $2.98 $2.97 $3.10 +$0.26 +$0.14
Rootbound Crag $3.10 $2.81 $2.46 $2.52 +$0.29 +$0.58
Dire Fleet Ravager $2.99 $3.50 $4.26 $4.73 -$0.51 -$1.74
Admiral Beckett Brass $2.81 $2.88 $3.17 $2.86 -$0.07 -$0.05
Dragonskull Summit $2.73 $2.66 $2.47 $2.63 +$0.07 +$0.10
Dowsing Dagger $2.56 $3.00 $3.98 $4.74 -$0.44 -$2.18
Tishana, Voice of Thunder $2.55 $2.69 $2.73 $2.96 -$0.14 -$0.41
Sunpetal Grove $2.35 $2.35 $2.32 $2.50 +$0.00 -$0.15
Unclaimed Territory $2.33 $2.25 $2.50 $2.29 +$0.08 +$0.04
Shapers' Sanctuary $2.20 $2.48 $2.99 $3.29 -$0.28 -$1.09
Treasure Map $2.15 $1.95 $1.79 $2.08 +$0.20 +$0.07
Vanquisher's Banner $2.15 $2.17 $2.22 $2.35 -$0.02 -$0.20
Ruin Raider $2.08 $2.22 $2.29 $2.43 -$0.14 -$0.35
Primal Amulet $2.07 $2.10 $2.20 $2.31 -$0.03 -$0.24
Spell Swindle $2.07 $1.94 $1.93 $1.44 +$0.13 +$0.63
Sorcerous Spyglass $2.00 $2.25 $2.58 $2.99 -$0.25 -$0.99
Rare Slot Average: $2.80 $2.67 $2.56 $2.73 +$0.13 +$0.07
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.94 $3.84 $3.56 $3.66 +$0.10 +$0.28
Total Set Value: $276.09 $271.17 $266.18 $290.45 +$4.92 -$14.36
Booster Box EV: $119.69 $115.12 $112.43 $125.52 +$4.57 -$5.83
Overview

There are two big movers of note this week. First is the card filtration system known as Search for Azcanta, which is proving to be quite the powerhouse in any deck without a fast clock. The second is Vraska's Contempt, proving that the ability to hit planeswalkers on top of some incidental life gain is worth the double black, especially against decks such as Ramunap Red. As always, be cautious about the hype, but bear in mind Ixalan is a set without Masterpieces and its mythic rares tend to be less than stellar. As such, we're going to see more value concentrated in the rare slot than normal. Don't expect nearly every rare price spike to revert like with certain previous sets.

 

Card Name 10/12
Price
10/05
Price
09/28
Price
09/21
Price
Change from 10/05 Change from 09/28
The Scarab God $41.53 $25.01 $20.38 $19.95 +$16.52 +$21.58
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh $13.94 $15.98 $16.42 $17.49 -$2.04 -$3.55
The Locust God $8.49 $8.99 $8.99 $9.16 -$0.50 -$0.67
Samut, the Tested $5.66 $4.50 $3.80 $3.56 +$1.16 +$2.10
Crested Sunmare $5.53 $5.99 $6.00 $6.27 -$0.46 -$0.74
Razaketh, the Foulblooded $4.25 $4.39 $4.36 $4.43 -$0.14 -$0.18
Neheb, the Eternal $3.94 $4.04 $4.00 $4.00 -$0.10 -$0.06
The Scorpion God $3.79 $4.20 $4.26 $4.35 -$0.41 -$0.56
Champion of Wits $3.23 $3.64 $3.78 $4.00 -$0.41 -$0.77
Bontu's Last Reckoning $3.00 $2.04 $2.10 $2.23 +$0.96 +$0.77
Hour of Devastation $2.99 $3.49 $3.57 $3.99 -$0.50 -$1.00
Ramunap Excavator $2.98 $3.29 $3.49 $3.59 -$0.31 -$0.61
Earthshaker Khenra $2.86 $2.96 $2.99 $3.21 -$0.10 -$0.35
Mirage Mirror $2.76 $2.90 $2.93 $2.97 -$0.14 -$0.21
Torment of Hailfire $2.66 $2.53 $2.51 $2.52 +$0.13 +$0.14
Solemnity $2.64 $2.98 $3.00 $3.26 -$0.34 -$0.62
Abrade $2.25 $2.16 $2.25 $2.35 +$0.09 -$0.10
Hour of Promise $2.00 $2.08 $2.02 $1.99 -$0.08 +$0.01
Rare Slot Average: $1.96 $1.85 $1.80 $1.85 +$0.11 +$0.11
Rare Slot Deviation: $4.53 $3.19 $2.88 $2.93 +$1.34 +$1.60
Total Set Value: $164.59 $151.83 $147.15 $149.42 +$12.76 +$15.17
Booster Box EV: $91.59 $87.35 $86.14 $88.59 +$4.24 +$3.00
Overview

The Scarab God just keeps going up, which is great if you picked up a bunch on the cheap, because selling now would be a great idea. The card is good, but it can't sustain a $40 price tag indefinitely. The metagame simply has to adapt to its presence and at that point its dominance will retract into merely being powerful instead of game-breaking.

 

Card Name 10/12
Price
10/05
Price
09/28
Price
09/21
Price
Change from 10/05 Change from 09/28
Gideon of the Trials $20.00 $18.26 $16.70 $16.25 +$1.74 +$3.75
Hazoret the Fervent $14.77 $14.55 $14.09 $14.24 +$0.22 +$0.53
Rhonas the Indomitable $10.92 $10.99 $10.80 $10.97 -$0.07 -$0.05
Liliana, Death's Majesty $9.00 $8.99 $9.00 $9.22 +$0.01 -$0.22
Fetid Pools $8.00 $4.49 $3.92 $3.72 +$3.51 +$4.28
Anointed Procession $6.59 $5.69 $5.49 $5.37 +$0.90 +$1.22
Nissa, Steward of Elements $6.28 $6.00 $5.99 $6.11 +$0.28 +$0.17
Glorybringer $5.57 $5.26 $5.25 $5.00 +$0.31 +$0.57
Sheltered Thicket $5.00 $4.13 $3.90 $3.91 +$0.87 +$1.09
As Foretold $4.99 $5.04 $5.13 $5.22 -$0.05 -$0.23
Irrigated Farmland $4.27 $3.81 $3.74 $3.66 +$0.46 +$0.61
Vizier of the Menagerie $4.00 $4.10 $4.13 $4.18 -$0.10 -$0.18
Regal Caracal $3.38 $3.00 $2.99 $3.08 +$0.38 +$0.30
Sweltering Suns $3.18 $3.19 $3.23 $3.29 -$0.01 -$0.11
Approach of the Second Sun $3.04 $0.75 $0.59 $0.55 +$2.29 +$2.49
Oketra the True $2.99 $2.97 $2.96 $2.99 +$0.02 +$0.00
Prowling Serpopard $2.73 $2.79 $2.72 $2.79 -$0.06 -$0.06
Canyon Slough $2.66 $2.61 $2.53 $2.50 +$0.05 +$0.16
Soul-Scar Mage $2.50 $2.50 $2.49 $2.49 +$0.00 +$0.01
Bontu the Glorified $2.48 $2.49 $2.68 $2.77 -$0.01 -$0.29
Angel of Sanctions $2.38 $2.39 $2.40 $2.48 -$0.01 -$0.10
Kefnet the Mindful $2.28 $2.37 $2.39 $2.49 -$0.09 -$0.21
Scattered Groves $2.25 $2.10 $2.08 $2.00 +$0.15 +$0.25
Rare Slot Average: $1.92 $1.77 $1.73 $1.73 +$0.15 +$0.19
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.85 $2.61 $2.49 $2.48 +$0.25 +$0.37
Total Set Value: $196.84 $185.91 $182.76 $182.23 +$10.93 +$14.61
Booster Box EV: $91.79 $85.95 $84.51 $84.80 +$5.84 +$6.99
Overview

Control's picking up steam this week, with Approach of the Second Sun jumping right up into the middle of the board. Don't underestimate the deck, because it's certainly not going anywhere. Beyond that, it's a good time to be a bicycle land and a middling time to be a god, by all accounts. Value should continue to concentrate in real estate as the weeks pass, so make sure you've got what you need.

 

Card Name 10/12
Price
10/05
Price
09/28
Price
09/21
Price
Change from 10/05 Change from 09/21
Force of Will $169.96 $171.11 $169.97 $169.96 -$1.15 +$0.00
Thoughtseize $124.99 $128.48 $129.86 $129.99 -$3.49 -$5.00
Damnation $98.99 $108.72 $113.49 $124.98 -$9.73 -$25.99
Blood Moon $93.24 $90.00 $95.00 $93.13 +$3.24 +$0.11
The Scarab God $88.00 $84.95 $84.76 $84.92 +$3.05 +$3.08
Omniscience $69.99 $69.98 $70.18 $70.59 +$0.01 -$0.60
Cryptic Command $69.97 $70.00 $69.95 $71.75 -$0.03 -$1.78
Consecrated Sphinx $69.95 $69.99 $70.00 $74.28 -$0.04 -$4.33
Counterspell $69.65 $73.00 $74.74 $74.97 -$3.35 -$5.32
Spell Pierce $64.99 $72.00 $64.99 $69.99 -$7.01 -$5.00
Daze $59.99 $64.01 $64.02 $64.04 -$4.02 -$4.05
Wrath of God $59.95 $59.99 $60.00 $60.98 -$0.04 -$1.03
Through the Breach $58.98 $58.86 $57.99 $58.26 +$0.12 +$0.72
Pact of Negation $55.96 $57.89 $58.20 $57.99 -$1.93 -$2.03
The Locust God $51.00 $52.00 $52.62 $52.62 -$1.00 -$1.62
Austere Command $49.99 $51.88 $51.88 $59.95 -$1.89 -$9.96
Dark Ritual $46.78 $46.00 $46.00 $43.90 +$0.78 +$2.88
Hazoret the Fervent $46.41 $50.00 $49.99 $50.00 -$3.59 -$3.59
Aggravated Assault $46.00 $47.20 $48.93 $48.99 -$1.20 -$2.99
Rhonas the Indomitable $44.63 $44.63 $44.98 $44.90 +$0.00 -$0.27
Maelstrom Pulse $42.27 $42.87 $42.70 $42.99 -$0.60 -$0.72
Entomb $39.99 $39.99 $40.00 $40.00 +$0.00 -$0.01
Containment Priest $37.51 $37.48 $37.64 $37.17 +$0.03 +$0.34
Attrition $35.48 $36.00 $39.73 $39.87 -$0.52 -$4.39
Capsize $33.99 $33.02 $33.81 $33.05 +$0.97 +$0.94
Doomsday $31.99 $32.12 $32.14 $32.34 -$0.13 -$0.35
The Scorpion God $31.78 $32.49 $33.98 $33.99 -$0.71 -$2.21
Kefnet the Mindful $31.75 $31.99 $31.98 $31.55 -$0.24 +$0.20
Diabolic Intent $30.00 $30.00 $31.71 $34.49 +$0.00 -$4.49
Chain Lightning $29.99 $30.46 $31.37 $31.38 -$0.47 -$1.39
Mind Twist $29.99 $29.99 $29.72 $29.12 +$0.00 +$0.87
Armageddon $29.92 $30.61 $30.99 $30.47 -$0.69 -$0.55
Lord of Extinction $29.69 $29.98 $30.86 $30.99 -$0.29 -$1.30
Bontu the Glorified $29.63 $31.49 $31.45 $31.59 -$1.86 -$1.96
Oketra the True $29.05 $29.93 $29.82 $29.90 -$0.88 -$0.85
Vindicate $28.93 $29.54 $29.99 $29.97 -$0.61 -$1.04
Stifle $28.91 $28.99 $28.99 $28.87 -$0.08 +$0.04
No Mercy $27.74 $27.24 $28.84 $27.98 +$0.50 -$0.24
Loyal Retainers $25.87 $26.74 $27.15 $26.99 -$0.87 -$1.12
Diabolic Edict $24.27 $24.99 $25.00 $24.99 -$0.72 -$0.72
Opposition $23.99 $24.94 $24.94 $24.95 -$0.95 -$0.96
Aven Mindcensor $23.49 $24.64 $24.83 $24.66 -$1.15 -$1.17
Slaughter Pact $23.23 $23.47 $23.87 $24.16 -$0.24 -$0.93
Forbid $23.00 $23.71 $24.01 $23.28 -$0.71 -$0.28
Shatterstorm $22.96 $22.69 $22.59 $23.48 +$0.27 -$0.52
Counterbalance $22.91 $22.90 $23.11 $22.95 +$0.01 -$0.04
Divert $21.99 $22.24 $22.25 $21.98 -$0.25 +$0.01
Worship $21.99 $22.16 $22.16 $21.99 -$0.17 +$0.00
Choke $21.05 $21.74 $20.88 $21.45 -$0.69 -$0.40
Threads of Disloyalty $20.00 $20.06 $20.99 $20.00 -$0.06 +$0.00
Desolation Angel $19.99 $19.99 $20.07 $20.11 +$0.00 -$0.12
Avatar of Woe $19.42 $19.55 $19.02 $19.68 -$0.13 -$0.26
Boil $18.99 $18.99 $18.88 $18.78 +$0.00 +$0.21
Sunder $18.99 $18.95 $19.65 $19.55 +$0.04 -$0.56
AKH Average: $46.37 $47.30 $47.68 $48.21 -$0.93 -$1.85
HOU Average: $41.92 $42.40 $43.10 $43.49 -$0.47 -$1.56
AKH Box EV: $11.59 $11.82 $11.92 $12.05 -$0.23 -$0.46
HOU Box EV: $10.48 $10.60 $10.78 $10.87 -$0.12 -$0.39
Total Set Value: $2,134.42 $2,172.75 $2,189.85 $2,218.67 -$38.33 -$84.25
Overview

The set's shifting mostly downwards this week, which makes sense given the box value share gained by the actual cards in the block. Once a card's shifted downwards enough for your tastes, it's not a bad idea to pick some up for collection purposes, especially with cards that don't have other promotional printings. It's a long-term speculation strategy for the most part, but at least you're not stuck trying to play a fast-paced game of "which Standard flavour of the week is going to spike now?"

 

Card Name 10/12
Price
10/05
Price
09/28
Price
09/21
Price
Change from 10/05 Change from 09/21
Walking Ballista $15.99 $14.31 $12.67 $12.04 +$1.68 +$3.95
Metallic Mimic $12.99 $12.52 $8.05 $7.79 +$0.47 +$5.20
Tezzeret the Schemer $8.99 $8.00 $5.48 $3.20 +$0.99 +$5.79
Fatal Push $8.79 $8.45 $8.07 $8.15 +$0.34 +$0.64
Heart of Kiran $7.49 $7.89 $8.05 $8.24 -$0.40 -$0.75
Paradox Engine $7.13 $6.99 $6.88 $6.86 +$0.14 +$0.27
Disallow $6.57 $6.34 $6.20 $6.17 +$0.23 +$0.40
Herald of Anguish $5.00 $3.01 $2.00 $1.90 +$1.99 +$3.10
Heroic Intervention $4.73 $4.97 $2.69 $2.49 -$0.24 +$2.24
Baral, Chief of Compliance $4.47 $4.23 $4.15 $4.19 +$0.24 +$0.28
Mechanized Production $4.20 $3.41 $2.43 $2.22 +$0.79 +$1.98
Ajani Unyielding $3.26 $3.27 $3.29 $3.30 -$0.01 -$0.04
Spire of Industry $3.25 $3.18 $3.17 $3.14 +$0.07 +$0.11
Gifted Aetherborn $3.00 $3.24 $1.46 $1.28 -$0.24 +$1.72
Aethersphere Harvester $2.34 $1.92 $1.70 $1.64 +$0.42 +$0.70
Planar Bridge $2.13 $2.10 $2.14 $2.07 +$0.03 +$0.06
Rare Slot Average: $1.91 $1.79 $1.55 $1.51 +$0.12 +$0.40
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.17 $2.94 $2.40 $2.30 +$0.23 +$0.87
Total Set Value: $151.22 $143.56 $127.53 $124.03 +$7.66 +$27.19
Booster Box EV: $109.09 $103.44 $90.46 $88.56 +$5.65 +$20.53
Overview

With demand for older, out-of-draft cards increasing, prices increase. Quantity supplied remaining largely the same while quantity demanded increasing leading to higher equilibrium prices is the kind of thing you pay way too much money to have told to you in university, folks. To say nothing of the debt. But everything you say sounds more authoritative when you have a fancy, framed piece of paper on your wall, which clearly makes this author more authoritative than other columnists who contribute to The Magic Market Index. Clearly. Or something like that.

Still, this is a good set for brewing, so expect further price increases as new decks catch on. If you think there's good, undiscovered tech, don't be afraid to risk a little bit of money sitting on the required cards just in case.

 

Card Name 10/12
Price
10/05
Price
09/28
Price
09/21
Price
Change from 10/05 Change from 09/21
Chandra, Torch of Defiance $38.70 $38.01 $36.97 $36.86 +$0.69 +$1.84
Torrential Gearhulk $18.50 $17.99 $17.94 $17.98 +$0.51 +$0.52
Spirebluff Canal $10.00 $9.62 $9.63 $9.49 +$0.38 +$0.51
Botanical Sanctum $8.00 $5.35 $4.47 $4.29 +$2.65 +$3.71
Blooming Marsh $6.99 $6.76 $6.44 $6.25 +$0.23 +$0.74
Verdurous Gearhulk $6.53 $6.51 $6.37 $6.15 +$0.02 +$0.38
Authority of the Consuls $5.75 $5.25 $2.38 $2.17 +$0.50 +$3.58
Angel of Invention $5.72 $5.95 $5.54 $5.67 -$0.23 +$0.05
Concealed Courtyard $5.63 $4.99 $4.86 $4.75 +$0.64 +$0.88
Fumigate $5.10 $4.33 $1.90 $1.90 +$0.77 +$3.20
Inspiring Vantage $4.60 $4.47 $4.36 $4.29 +$0.13 +$0.31
Saheeli Rai $4.40 $4.39 $4.38 $4.39 +$0.01 +$0.01
Noxious Gearhulk $3.46 $3.37 $3.31 $3.29 +$0.09 +$0.17
Nissa, Vital Force $3.36 $3.29 $3.25 $3.26 +$0.07 +$0.10
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship $3.02 $2.99 $2.99 $2.90 +$0.03 +$0.12
Panharmonicon $2.82 $2.76 $2.73 $2.64 +$0.06 +$0.18
Dovin Baan $2.69 $2.73 $2.74 $2.75 -$0.04 -$0.06
Bristling Hydra $2.35 $2.10 $1.99 $1.94 +$0.25 +$0.41
Smuggler's Copter $2.26 $2.33 $2.29 $2.28 -$0.07 -$0.02
Combustible Gearhulk $2.22 $2.22 $2.14 $2.10 +$0.00 +$0.12
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $2.13 $2.30 $2.33 $2.37 -$0.17 -$0.24
Rare Slot Average: $2.00 $1.90 $1.76 $1.75 +$0.10 +$0.25
Rare Slot Deviation: $4.28 $4.12 $3.99 $3.97 +$0.16 +$0.31
Total Set Value: $203.88 $196.88 $187.80 $187.00 +$7.00 +$16.88
Booster Box EV: $104.18 $99.85 $93.83 $93.28 +$4.33 +$10.90
Overview

For the most part, refer to the above, with special note that Botanical Sanctum helps cast The Scarab God in Energy decks. Control pieces such as Fumigate and Authority of the Consuls will also find greater purchase within the metagame as new decks make themselves known and control decks are better able to adapt to known threats. The rule of thumb that control decks are metagame decks remains true here, and it's still not a bad time to pick up control pieces if that's the sort of deck you enjoy playing.

 

Card Name 10/12
Price
10/05
Price
09/28
Price
09/21
Price
Change from 10/05 Change from 09/21
Sol Ring $204.95 $204.95 $204.45 $207.00 +$0.00 -$2.05
Mana Crypt $190.00 $189.95 $189.95 $188.00 +$0.05 +$2.00
Chalice of the Void $180.51 $174.48 $174.97 $174.99 +$6.03 +$5.52
Mox Opal $169.99 $178.99 $179.77 $176.97 -$9.00 -$6.98
Mana Vault $150.00 $149.50 $148.19 $147.99 +$0.50 +$2.01
AEther Vial $138.62 $138.62 $144.00 $144.32 +$0.00 -$5.70
Sword of Feast and Famine $134.95 $135.00 $130.00 $129.99 -$0.05 +$4.96
Crucible of Worlds $132.68 $138.97 $125.00 $129.51 -$6.29 +$3.17
Lotus Petal $108.95 $110.00 $110.00 $110.00 -$1.05 -$1.05
Sword of Fire and Ice $104.99 $104.98 $107.10 $104.99 +$0.01 +$0.00
Ensnaring Bridge $99.99 $100.00 $99.99 $99.99 -$0.01 +$0.00
Engineered Explosives $99.41 $100.24 $106.39 $104.04 -$0.83 -$4.63
Arcbound Ravager $99.25 $99.50 $98.11 $99.22 -$0.25 +$0.03
Paradox Engine $84.97 $50.46 $48.62 $46.23 +$34.51 +$38.74
Sword of Light and Shadow $79.99 $79.50 $79.99 $79.29 +$0.49 +$0.70
Wurmcoil Engine $79.99 $88.50 $89.99 $92.49 -$8.51 -$12.50
Chromatic Lantern $79.94 $80.00 $82.95 $84.99 -$0.06 -$5.05
Steel Overseer $79.92 $80.00 $75.95 $75.95 -$0.08 +$3.97
Rings of Brighthearth $77.57 $79.99 $78.49 $79.50 -$2.42 -$1.93
Lightning Greaves $73.35 $72.36 $71.70 $71.16 +$0.99 +$2.19
Pithing Needle $70.22 $70.00 $69.99 $69.99 +$0.22 +$0.23
Solemn Simulacrum $70.01 $75.00 $75.99 $79.56 -$4.99 -$9.55
Chrome Mox $62.00 $69.03 $69.66 $69.99 -$7.03 -$7.99
Ornithopter $61.89 $61.79 $61.18 $59.00 +$0.10 +$2.89
Hangarback Walker $59.95 $54.61 $63.44 $80.00 +$5.34 -$20.05
Trinisphere $57.97 $59.59 $59.98 $59.97 -$1.62 -$2.00
Sculpting Steel $57.95 $62.45 $44.95 $33.66 -$4.50 +$24.29
Platinum Angel $55.19 $56.35 $55.82 $55.10 -$1.16 +$0.09
Oblivion Stone $54.80 $56.27 $56.58 $56.84 -$1.47 -$2.04
Extraplanar Lens $54.42 $53.84 $54.96 $52.00 +$0.58 +$2.42
Sword of War and Peace $53.93 $56.86 $57.89 $58.66 -$2.93 -$4.73
Torrential Gearhulk $50.85 $51.87 $51.87 $52.65 -$1.02 -$1.80
Staff of Domination $49.13 $49.60 $49.20 $49.34 -$0.47 -$0.21
Scroll Rack $49.00 $48.36 $50.00 $50.21 +$0.64 -$1.21
Sword of Body and Mind $46.03 $47.88 $47.99 $47.00 -$1.85 -$0.97
Gauntlet of Power $43.98 $49.15 $49.98 $49.34 -$5.17 -$5.36
Sphere of Resistance $40.67 $41.00 $40.64 $40.39 -$0.33 +$0.28
Verdurous Gearhulk $33.39 $34.00 $33.79 $33.23 -$0.61 +$0.16
Cloudstone Curio $33.32 $33.32 $32.44 $31.62 +$0.00 +$1.70
Vedalken Shackles $33.10 $34.27 $34.42 $33.65 -$1.17 -$0.55
Painter's Servant $32.39 $33.03 $32.84 $32.40 -$0.64 -$0.01
Planar Bridge $32.37 $32.44 $32.86 $32.62 -$0.07 -$0.25
Duplicant $31.95 $31.68 $31.25 $31.68 +$0.27 +$0.27
Grindstone $30.25 $31.02 $31.00 $31.20 -$0.77 -$0.95
Noxious Gearhulk $29.74 $29.95 $29.96 $29.92 -$0.21 -$0.18
Defense Grid $29.17 $29.38 $28.95 $29.93 -$0.21 -$0.76
Meekstone $27.00 $27.37 $27.00 $26.62 -$0.37 +$0.38
Static Orb $26.99 $26.99 $27.10 $27.00 +$0.00 -$0.01
Sundering Titan $26.52 $26.74 $27.43 $26.86 -$0.22 -$0.34
Champion's Helm $26.33 $26.25 $26.25 $26.25 +$0.08 +$0.08
Combustible Gearhulk $25.86 $25.00 $25.00 $24.82 +$0.86 +$1.04
Mind's Eye $24.99 $25.78 $25.90 $25.00 -$0.79 -$0.01
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $23.08 $23.09 $22.84 $22.99 -$0.01 +$0.09
Black Vise $19.99 $20.24 $19.99 $19.99 -$0.25 +$0.00
KLD Invention Average: $79.19 $80.36 $79.65 $79.94 -$1.17 -$0.75
AER Invention Average: $59.11 $58.31 $58.55 $58.24 +$0.80 +$0.87
KLD Invention Deviation: $51.60 $52.15 $51.89 $52.18 -$0.55 -$0.58
AER Invention Deviation: $34.80 $33.71 $34.14 $34.24 +$1.09 +$0.56
KLD Box Value: $19.80 $20.09 $19.91 $19.99 -$0.29 -$0.19
AER Box Value: $14.78 $14.58 $14.64 $14.56 +$0.20 +$0.22
Total Set Value: $3,794.45 $3,810.19 $3,794.75 $3,796.10 -$15.74 -$1.65
Overview

Paradox Engine's price movement is completely natural and not caused by any form of speculation whatsoever, she lied. That said, it is at least good in EDH, so it's got that going for it.

Overall Summary

 

Standard is still in flux as new decks find ways to assert themselves against the old guard, and the old guard adopts new tech to fight back. Whether you're throwing Dinosaurs at people, making dozens of tokens, or simply sacrificing Deserts for 2 damage, there's always something new to watch out for. Price movements will settle down over the next few weeks as the metagame shifts into its new form. If you're into the speculation game, never be afraid to dump a card during a spike, even if it hasn't yet reached the apex, because waiting for the apex inevitably means you're going to catch the descent. And for the love of the gods of Theros and Amonkhet both, never buy into price spikes unless you have no other choice for competitive play—and that's actual competitive play, not FNM, unless you've got a lot of disposable income on your hands.

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