The Magic Market Index for Jan 12, 2018

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 MTGSalvation editor Alexandra Haggstrom.

Card Name 01/11
Price
01/11
Price
01/11
Price
01/04
Price
Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca $11.54
Rekindling Phoenix $10.96
Huatli, Radiant Champion $9.99
Blood Sun $9.95
Storm the Vault $8.73
The Immortal Sun $8.24
Azor's Gateway $7.97
Angrath, the Flame-Chained $7.69
Twilight Prophet $7.49
Dire Fleet Daredevil $6.99
Azor, the Lawbringer $6.98
Zacama, Primal Calamity $6.69
Timestream Navigator $5.27
Trapjaw Tyrant $4.77
Elenda, the Dusk Rose $4.74
Journey to Eternity $4.32
Polyraptor $4.28
Jadelight Ranger $4.27
Wayward Swordtooth $4.26
Dire Fleet Poisoner $3.86
Etali, Primal Storm $3.63
Ghalta, Primal Hunger $3.22
Warkite Marauder $3.11
Hadana's Climb $2.99
Deeproot Elite $2.64
Path of Mettle $2.50
Profane Procession $2.05
Rare Slot Average:$2.68$0.00$0.00$0.00
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.71$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total Set Value:$228.28$0.00$0.00$0.00
Booster Box EV:$114.12$0.00$0.00$0.00
Overview

This being our first look at Rivals of Ixalan's prices, we obviously have no historical data with which to compare. Standard release rules apply, however. Consider all cards unproven until tournament results show otherwise, and consider all mythic rares overpriced, despite knowing that some will increase in value as time goes on. Sometimes the prudent course of action is the boring course of action, and unless you think you've got a good grasp on the metagame's future direction, sit back and watch for trends to emerge.

Card Name 01/11
Price
01/04
Price
12/28
Price
12/21
Price
Change from 01/04 Change from 12/28
Carnage Tyrant $13.95$13.97$13.99$14.94 -$0.02 -$0.99
Search for Azcanta $12.18$11.13$10.22$10.49 +$1.05 +$1.69
Vraska, Relic Seeker $11.97$12.64$13.29$14.01 -$0.67 -$2.04
Vraska's Contempt $5.71$6.00$6.18$6.90 -$0.29 -$1.19
Hostage Taker $5.46$5.56$5.92$6.56 -$0.10 -$1.10
Growing Rites of Itlimoc $4.95$4.87$4.92$5.00 +$0.08 -$0.05
Huatli, Warrior Poet $4.89$4.95$4.94$5.16 -$0.06 -$0.27
Gishath, Sun's Avatar $4.82$4.49$4.56$5.00 +$0.33 -$0.18
Drowned Catacomb $4.63$4.74$5.00$5.23 -$0.11 -$0.60
Legion's Landing $4.34$4.19$4.39$4.58 +$0.15 -$0.24
Rampaging Ferocidon $4.30$4.34$4.35$4.44 -$0.04 -$0.14
Jace, Cunning Castaway $4.20$4.23$4.37$4.61 -$0.03 -$0.41
Ripjaw Raptor $3.98$3.88$3.79$4.11 +$0.10 -$0.13
Settle the Wreckage $3.98$3.99$3.95$4.00 -$0.01 -$0.02
Deathgorge Scavenger $3.75$3.79$3.99$4.31 -$0.04 -$0.56
Rootbound Crag $3.42$3.46$3.47$3.58 -$0.04 -$0.16
Glacial Fortress $3.24$3.24$3.21$3.24 +$0.00 +$0.00
Vona, Butcher of Magan $3.13$3.13$3.19$3.33 +$0.00 -$0.20
Treasure Map $2.76$2.85$3.02$3.25 -$0.09 -$0.49
Regisaur Alpha $2.51$2.19$2.11$2.26 +$0.32 +$0.25
Dragonskull Summit $2.49$2.52$2.54$2.55 -$0.03 -$0.06
Unclaimed Territory $2.47$2.39$2.34$2.25 +$0.08 +$0.22
Vanquisher's Banner $2.37$2.20$2.14$2.05 +$0.17 +$0.32
Sunpetal Grove $2.24$2.20$2.08$2.00 +$0.04 +$0.24
Primal Amulet $2.01$1.99$1.99$1.97 +$0.02 +$0.04
Rare Slot Average:$1.87$1.85$1.85$1.92+$0.02-$0.06
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.37$2.34$2.34$2.48+$0.04-$0.10
Total Set Value:$193.59$191.93$192.72$198.88+$1.66-$5.29
Booster Box EV:$82.48$81.27$80.71$83.34+$1.21-$0.86
Overview

Search for Azcanta continues to rise as it's proving to be quite the little all-star. Sadly, that's about all the good action this week, since it's highly unlikely that the Dinosaur-related price increases are due to anything serious. Yes, the Pyrohemia combo with Polyraptor is cute in Commander, and everyone wants to try it out, but Dinosaurs still don't look competitively viable and unless something is done about goodstuff.dec, tribal synergies will continue to lag behind or remain secondary to a high-tier deck's game plan.

Card Name 01/11
Price
01/04
Price
12/28
Price
12/21
Price
Change from 01/04 Change from 12/28
The Scarab God $29.88$30.14$31.85$33.52 -$0.26 -$3.64
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh $7.99$7.94$7.95$7.95 +$0.05 +$0.04
The Locust God $6.00$5.99$5.99$6.02 +$0.01 -$0.02
Crested Sunmare $3.63$3.74$3.62$3.79 -$0.11 -$0.16
Razaketh, the Foulblooded $3.45$3.45$3.38$3.44 +$0.00 +$0.01
Samut, the Tested $3.39$3.47$3.33$3.55 -$0.08 -$0.16
Torment of Hailfire $2.99$2.95$2.90$2.87 +$0.04 +$0.12
Bontu's Last Reckoning $2.88$2.99$2.99$3.08 -$0.11 -$0.20
Champion of Wits $2.70$2.75$2.87$2.99 -$0.05 -$0.29
Neheb, the Eternal $2.50$2.47$2.41$2.49 +$0.03 +$0.01
The Scorpion God $2.45$2.46$2.47$2.47 -$0.01 -$0.02
Rare Slot Average:$1.47$1.48$1.49$1.53-$0.01-$0.07
Rare Slot Deviation:$3.19$3.22$3.38$3.54-$0.03-$0.35
Total Set Value:$127.99$128.25$129.86$133.29-$0.26-$5.30
Booster Box EV:$69.97$70.77$71.81$73.21-$0.80-$3.24
Overview

Times are tough for The Scarab God as it finally dips below the $30 mark. Beyond that, enjoy a short overview of what noise in market valuation looks like.

Card Name 01/11
Price
01/04
Price
12/28
Price
12/21
Price
Change from 01/04 Change from 12/28
Hazoret the Fervent $16.14$16.49$17.00$17.50 -$0.35 -$1.36
As Foretold $10.98$12.05$10.50$9.57 -$1.07 +$1.41
Gideon of the Trials $9.44$9.90$10.00$10.00 -$0.46 -$0.56
Nissa, Steward of Elements $7.99$7.71$7.71$7.76 +$0.28 +$0.23
Rhonas the Indomitable $7.87$7.94$7.96$7.99 -$0.07 -$0.12
Anointed Procession $7.55$7.75$7.79$8.00 -$0.20 -$0.45
Liliana, Death's Majesty $6.50$6.54$6.65$6.86 -$0.04 -$0.36
Fetid Pools $5.37$5.46$5.89$5.99 -$0.09 -$0.62
Glorybringer $4.50$4.61$4.76$5.00 -$0.11 -$0.50
Irrigated Farmland $3.99$3.99$3.99$3.99 +$0.00 +$0.00
Sheltered Thicket $3.38$3.47$3.58$3.78 -$0.09 -$0.40
Angel of Sanctions $3.01$3.08$3.03$2.99 -$0.07 +$0.02
Regal Caracal $2.82$2.87$2.90$2.97 -$0.05 -$0.15
Oketra the True $2.80$2.83$2.87$2.95 -$0.03 -$0.15
Soul-Scar Mage $2.75$2.75$2.76$2.78 +$0.00 -$0.03
Vizier of the Menagerie $2.43$2.43$2.43$2.47 +$0.00 -$0.04
Canyon Slough $2.12$2.17$2.24$2.27 -$0.05 -$0.15
Rare Slot Average:$1.61$1.63$1.65$1.66-$0.03-$0.06
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.40$2.48$2.48$2.50-$0.08-$0.10
Total Set Value:$172.88$175.06$175.40$176.84-$2.18-$3.96
Booster Box EV:$78.15$78.93$79.73$80.64-$0.78-$2.49
Overview

Nissa's gone up a little, and she has room to grow as her 0-cost ability will always result in card advantage with even the most minimal of library manipulation. Don't go in too hard on any Nissa speculation, but she's safest thing in Amonkhet right now.

Card Name 01/11
Price
01/04
Price
12/29
Price
12/21
Price
Change from 01/04 Change from 12/21
Force of Will $166.75$167.77$170.68$170.52 -$1.02 -$3.77
The Scarab God $113.04$115.10$114.73$112.59 -$2.06 +$0.45
Thoughtseize $109.99$112.99$112.99$114.27 -$3.00 -$4.28
Blood Moon $95.46$94.07$91.75$87.34 +$1.39 +$8.12
Damnation $81.14$84.77$84.54$81.14 -$3.63 +$0.00
Counterspell $70.00$69.99$69.82$62.99 +$0.01 +$7.01
Omniscience $69.99$70.99$69.98$69.98 -$1.00 +$0.01
Consecrated Sphinx $69.95$69.92$69.94$69.95 +$0.03 +$0.00
Cryptic Command $69.47$68.95$69.99$69.90 +$0.52 -$0.43
Through the Breach $61.48$62.65$62.26$55.71 -$1.17 +$5.77
Daze $59.86$59.86$60.01$58.40 +$0.00 +$1.46
Hazoret the Fervent $59.85$59.15$53.22$54.88 +$0.70 +$4.97
Pact of Negation $54.99$53.63$54.14$54.97 +$1.36 +$0.02
Spell Pierce $54.99$54.99$54.99$59.95 +$0.00 -$4.96
Wrath of God $48.43$49.80$48.87$50.00 -$1.37 -$1.57
The Locust God $48.13$48.04$48.95$48.59 +$0.09 -$0.46
Rhonas the Indomitable $42.74$40.00$41.59$42.71 +$2.74 +$0.03
Dark Ritual $42.70$42.70$42.70$42.59 +$0.00 +$0.11
Maelstrom Pulse $39.99$39.99$39.99$40.10 +$0.00 -$0.11
Aggravated Assault $39.60$39.60$39.93$39.97 +$0.00 -$0.37
Austere Command $37.59$36.90$38.00$38.48 +$0.69 -$0.89
Entomb $36.33$36.33$36.26$36.64 +$0.00 -$0.31
Diabolic Intent $34.84$33.64$33.27$30.00 +$1.20 +$4.84
Capsize $31.92$32.21$32.50$32.72 -$0.29 -$0.80
Containment Priest $31.90$32.86$33.83$34.10 -$0.96 -$2.20
Doomsday $29.96$29.99$29.94$29.74 -$0.03 +$0.22
No Mercy $27.99$29.59$29.59$27.99 -$1.60 +$0.00
The Scorpion God $27.95$29.00$27.93$27.52 -$1.05 +$0.43
Armageddon $27.26$26.75$26.99$27.99 +$0.51 -$0.73
Lord of Extinction $27.03$27.72$27.29$27.05 -$0.69 -$0.02
Bontu the Glorified $26.97$26.99$27.39$27.36 -$0.02 -$0.39
Vindicate $26.47$26.47$25.99$25.94 +$0.00 +$0.53
Kefnet the Mindful $25.98$26.16$26.16$26.48 -$0.18 -$0.50
Mind Twist $25.49$26.01$26.50$25.53 -$0.52 -$0.04
Loyal Retainers $25.00$25.00$24.99$25.00 +$0.00 +$0.00
Stifle $24.99$24.96$24.99$25.30 +$0.03 -$0.31
Oketra the True $24.94$25.07$25.75$25.89 -$0.13 -$0.95
Slaughter Pact $24.25$24.40$24.22$22.50 -$0.15 +$1.75
Chain Lightning $24.00$24.49$24.99$23.83 -$0.49 +$0.17
Opposition $23.90$23.93$23.95$23.50 -$0.03 +$0.40
Attrition $23.73$23.93$23.93$24.81 -$0.20 -$1.08
Diabolic Edict $22.99$22.99$22.71$23.56 +$0.00 -$0.57
Counterbalance $22.97$21.99$21.99$21.73 +$0.98 +$1.24
Choke $22.28$22.46$22.29$21.99 -$0.18 +$0.29
Aven Mindcensor $22.20$22.17$22.70$22.20 +$0.03 +$0.00
Worship $21.19$20.94$20.89$20.94 +$0.25 +$0.25
Forbid $20.45$20.20$20.90$21.89 +$0.25 -$1.44
Shatterstorm $20.00$19.97$19.99$20.00 +$0.03 +$0.00
Avatar of Woe $18.33$18.69$18.98$19.00 -$0.36 -$0.67
Threads of Disloyalty $18.12$17.63$17.95$18.02 +$0.49 +$0.10
Boil $17.99$17.99$18.16$18.11 +$0.00 -$0.12
Sunder $17.99$18.22$17.99$18.35 -$0.23 -$0.36
Desolation Angel $17.04$18.22$17.95$19.19 -$1.18 -$2.15
Divert $16.99$16.99$17.39$18.58 +$0.00 -$1.59
AKH Average:$43.79$43.60$43.81$43.50+$0.19+$0.29
HOU Average:$40.61$41.19$41.02$40.36-$0.58+$0.25
AKH Box EV:$10.95$10.90$10.95$10.88+$0.05+$0.07
HOU Box EV:$10.15$10.30$10.26$10.09-$0.14+$0.06
Total Set Value:$2,028.04$2,033.55$2,034.29$2,022.96-$5.51+$5.08
Overview

Once again, there are no obvious buyouts, which means there isn't much to say this week. Maybe it would help if the card names were readable.

Card Name 01/11
Price
01/04
Price
12/28
Price
12/24
Price
Change from 01/04 Change from 12/24
Walking Ballista $11.63$11.87$11.88$12.06 -$0.24 -$0.43
Metallic Mimic $8.53$7.75$7.56$7.94 +$0.78 +$0.59
Paradox Engine $8.17$8.07$8.00$7.99 +$0.10 +$0.18
Fatal Push $7.18$7.18$7.49$7.30 +$0.00 -$0.12
Heart of Kiran $5.94$5.99$6.26$6.50 -$0.05 -$0.56
Disallow $5.67$5.69$5.89$5.95 -$0.02 -$0.28
Tezzeret the Schemer $4.59$4.79$4.97$5.22 -$0.20 -$0.63
Baral, Chief of Compliance $4.44$4.47$4.38$4.31 -$0.03 +$0.13
Heroic Intervention $3.80$3.79$3.75$3.79 +$0.01 +$0.01
Mechanized Production $3.50$3.47$3.58$3.59 +$0.03 -$0.09
Glint-Sleeve Siphoner $3.00$3.10$3.14$3.14 -$0.10 -$0.14
Aethersphere Harvester $2.99$2.99$2.99$2.99 +$0.00 +$0.00
Spire of Industry $2.93$2.94$2.92$2.98 -$0.01 -$0.05
Ajani Unyielding $2.90$2.89$2.86$2.85 +$0.01 +$0.05
Herald of Anguish $2.72$2.81$2.95$2.98 -$0.09 -$0.26
Planar Bridge $2.25$2.24$2.25$2.18 +$0.01 +$0.07
Rare Slot Average:$1.62$1.62$1.62$1.64+$0.00-$0.02
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.34$2.31$2.32$2.36+$0.02-$0.03
Total Set Value:$130.11$129.98$130.94$131.89+$0.13-$1.78
Booster Box EV:$91.86$91.48$92.13$92.30+$0.37-$0.45
Overview

Ride that Metallic Mimic spike up a bit and then dump your whole supply. Everyone and their mother is going to be naming Dinosaur for the next few weeks, and you don't want to be around when they realize the Mimic is actually pretty bad as a lord because it has to enter the battlefield before other creatures in order to have an effect. Don't try to reach the price zenith or anything. Just get whatever gains you can and call it a day.

Card Name 01/11
Price
01/04
Price
12/28
Price
12/21
Price
Change from 01/04 Change from 12/21
Chandra, Torch of Defiance $30.39$31.34$31.99$32.64 -$0.95 -$2.25
Torrential Gearhulk $11.49$11.75$12.33$13.22 -$0.26 -$1.73
Botanical Sanctum $9.54$9.49$9.49$9.50 +$0.05 +$0.04
Spirebluff Canal $8.38$8.40$8.81$8.93 -$0.02 -$0.55
Angel of Invention $7.80$8.17$8.56$8.96 -$0.37 -$1.16
Blooming Marsh $5.70$5.90$5.99$5.97 -$0.20 -$0.27
Concealed Courtyard $5.50$5.49$5.73$5.74 +$0.01 -$0.24
Verdurous Gearhulk $4.71$4.85$4.95$5.11 -$0.14 -$0.40
Saheeli Rai $4.31$4.30$4.20$4.21 +$0.01 +$0.10
Inspiring Vantage $3.70$3.75$3.85$3.83 -$0.05 -$0.13
Nissa, Vital Force $2.97$2.98$2.99$2.99 -$0.01 -$0.02
Fumigate $2.89$3.11$3.29$3.49 -$0.22 -$0.60
Panharmonicon $2.89$2.79$2.79$2.79 +$0.10 +$0.10
Noxious Gearhulk $2.80$2.84$2.85$2.87 -$0.04 -$0.07
Authority of the Consuls $2.50$2.57$2.66$2.76 -$0.07 -$0.26
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship $2.24$2.27$2.39$2.47 -$0.03 -$0.23
Dovin Baan $2.08$2.11$2.14$2.13 -$0.03 -$0.05
Combustible Gearhulk $2.00$1.99$2.00$2.00 +$0.01 +$0.00
Rare Slot Average:$1.68$1.70$1.74$1.77-$0.03-$0.09
Rare Slot Deviation:$3.41$3.49$3.58$3.66-$0.08-$0.25
Total Set Value:$174.52$176.98$180.39$183.21-$2.46-$8.69
Booster Box EV:$87.57$88.74$90.57$91.82-$1.17-$4.25
Overview

Will Chandra join The Scarab God in the sub-$30 price club? Stay tuned and we'll find out next week.

Card Name 01/11
Price
01/04
Price
12/28
Price
12/21
Price
Change from 01/04 Change from 12/21
Sol Ring $209.25$208.65$207.98$207.81 +$0.60 +$1.44
Mana Crypt $186.79$185.20$185.41$183.81 +$1.59 +$2.98
Mox Opal $184.11$180.45$179.46$179.93 +$3.66 +$4.18
Chalice of the Void $165.95$165.95$160.74$160.74 +$0.00 +$5.21
Mana Vault $149.49$145.00$147.00$149.49 +$4.49 +$0.00
AEther Vial $132.00$131.30$132.99$132.00 +$0.70 +$0.00
Crucible of Worlds $128.39$128.86$128.50$129.21 -$0.47 -$0.82
Sword of Feast and Famine $120.00$121.68$122.39$122.39 -$1.68 -$2.39
Ensnaring Bridge $119.00$106.99$101.99$98.00 +$12.01 +$21.00
Arcbound Ravager $100.80$99.99$99.95$100.94 +$0.81 -$0.14
Sword of Fire and Ice $100.00$99.08$100.29$100.00 +$0.92 +$0.00
Lotus Petal $99.99$99.85$99.85$98.17 +$0.14 +$1.82
Engineered Explosives $99.22$99.22$99.22$98.44 +$0.00 +$0.78
Wurmcoil Engine $91.95$91.95$91.97$91.98 +$0.00 -$0.03
Chromatic Lantern $77.51$79.94$78.72$77.50 -$2.43 +$0.01
Sword of Light and Shadow $76.41$75.97$78.67$79.00 +$0.44 -$2.59
Lightning Greaves $71.04$71.81$70.99$70.82 -$0.77 +$0.22
Steel Overseer $69.85$69.87$69.85$70.00 -$0.02 -$0.15
Solemn Simulacrum $62.98$62.99$67.00$64.50 -$0.01 -$1.52
Chrome Mox $62.05$64.00$63.50$63.12 -$1.95 -$1.07
Ornithopter $61.54$61.87$61.85$62.82 -$0.33 -$1.28
Pithing Needle $60.00$59.99$60.00$60.00 +$0.01 +$0.00
Rings of Brighthearth $58.00$59.90$59.90$61.11 -$1.90 -$3.11
Paradox Engine $56.45$56.45$56.13$56.97 +$0.00 -$0.52
Platinum Angel $56.00$53.87$55.55$57.75 +$2.13 -$1.75
Sword of War and Peace $53.91$54.85$57.61$52.12 -$0.94 +$1.79
Scroll Rack $53.60$53.60$53.10$51.69 +$0.00 +$1.91
Trinisphere $52.37$52.37$58.77$52.37 +$0.00 +$0.00
Torrential Gearhulk $49.38$49.38$49.49$49.99 +$0.00 -$0.61
Sword of Body and Mind $49.10$49.94$49.35$49.62 -$0.84 -$0.52
Oblivion Stone $48.95$48.90$48.95$49.50 +$0.05 -$0.55
Staff of Domination $46.72$45.99$45.95$44.96 +$0.73 +$1.76
Extraplanar Lens $45.60$45.30$45.00$43.57 +$0.30 +$2.03
Hangarback Walker $44.47$44.48$44.57$44.78 -$0.01 -$0.31
Gauntlet of Power $41.01$40.67$40.93$40.94 +$0.34 +$0.07
Sphere of Resistance $39.16$39.75$39.95$39.59 -$0.59 -$0.43
Sculpting Steel $38.00$40.00$41.40$39.95 -$2.00 -$1.95
Vedalken Shackles $32.21$32.35$31.96$32.03 -$0.14 +$0.18
Cloudstone Curio $32.00$32.00$31.50$30.65 +$0.00 +$1.35
Duplicant $30.36$30.55$30.71$29.98 -$0.19 +$0.38
Planar Bridge $29.97$29.45$29.80$29.96 +$0.52 +$0.01
Grindstone $29.46$29.52$29.54$28.45 -$0.06 +$1.01
Verdurous Gearhulk $29.44$30.00$30.33$30.56 -$0.56 -$1.12
Meekstone $27.99$27.99$27.99$27.31 +$0.00 +$0.68
Painter's Servant $27.27$27.09$27.82$27.09 +$0.18 +$0.18
Champion's Helm $26.97$27.50$27.50$27.99 -$0.53 -$1.02
Static Orb $25.98$25.95$25.98$25.25 +$0.03 +$0.73
Defense Grid $25.67$25.77$28.19$27.99 -$0.10 -$2.32
Noxious Gearhulk $25.62$25.61$25.99$25.62 +$0.01 +$0.00
Sundering Titan $24.98$25.00$25.00$24.80 -$0.02 +$0.18
Mind's Eye $24.63$24.22$24.38$24.03 +$0.41 +$0.60
Combustible Gearhulk $22.09$22.43$23.49$21.99 -$0.34 +$0.10
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $19.39$19.46$19.59$19.79 -$0.07 -$0.40
Black Vise $18.17$18.17$18.09$17.99 +$0.00 +$0.18
KLD Invention Average:$74.92$74.90$75.29$74.97+$0.03-$0.05
AER Invention Average:$56.90$56.34$56.43$55.75+$0.56+$1.15
KLD Invention Deviation:$53.03$52.34$52.28$52.42+$0.69+$0.61
AER Invention Deviation:$34.49$33.62$32.51$32.46+$0.87+$2.03
KLD Box Value:$18.73$18.72$18.82$18.74+$0.01-$0.01
AER Box Value:$14.22$14.09$14.11$13.94+$0.14+$0.29
Total Set Value:$3,613.24$3,599.12$3,612.83$3,587.06+$14.12+$26.18
Overview

People like being able to lock down the board, and Ensnaring Bridge is a good way to do that. One would think those claws would do some damage or something, though. Regardless, the set's value is up on the whole, and that's none too shabby.

Overall Summary

~We're in "new set release means uncertain metagame" territory again. This is good for speculators hoping to get lucky, because if you strike it big, you strike it big. The big-name players such as Energy or Ramunap Red likely aren't going anywhere anytime soon, but something new could emerge, or those existing decks could adapt new tech to suit their needs. At the very least, there are no shortage of targets for The Scarab God in Rivals of Ixalan if you want to satisfy your inner Timmy.

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