Magic Market Index for April 5th, 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 04/05
Price
03/29
Price
03/22
Price
03/15
Price
Change from 03/29 Change from 03/22
Carnage Tyrant $23.49$23.99$22.65$21.36 -$0.50 +$2.13
Search for Azcanta $18.85$18.95$18.69$18.80 -$0.10 +$0.05
Vraska's Contempt $16.12$16.31$16.21$16.00 -$0.19 +$0.12
Vraska, Relic Seeker $9.50$9.88$10.13$10.30 -$0.38 -$0.80
Legion's Landing $7.09$7.08$7.03$6.99 +$0.01 +$0.10
Settle the Wreckage $6.30$6.30$6.32$6.29 +$0.00 +$0.01
Gishath, Sun's Avatar $5.84$6.00$5.97$5.97 -$0.16 -$0.13
Ripjaw Raptor $5.03$5.20$5.16$5.19 -$0.17 -$0.16
Growing Rites of Itlimoc $4.83$4.77$4.66$4.52 +$0.06 +$0.31
Drowned Catacomb $4.79$4.89$4.77$4.77 -$0.10 +$0.02
Field of Ruin $4.61$4.63$4.50$4.50 -$0.02 +$0.11
Huatli, Warrior Poet $4.25$4.25$4.19$4.25 +$0.00 +$0.00
Hostage Taker $3.99$3.99$3.99$4.13 +$0.00 -$0.14
Dragonskull Summit $3.51$3.50$3.50$3.59 +$0.01 -$0.08
Rootbound Crag $3.50$3.50$3.49$3.50 +$0.00 +$0.00
Regisaur Alpha $3.49$3.50$3.58$3.83 -$0.01 -$0.34
Jace, Cunning Castaway $3.33$3.38$3.25$3.23 -$0.05 +$0.10
Deathgorge Scavenger $3.26$3.29$3.31$3.32 -$0.03 -$0.06
Glacial Fortress $3.24$3.25$3.25$3.33 -$0.01 -$0.09
Treasure Map $3.22$3.14$3.15$3.05 +$0.08 +$0.17
Vona, Butcher of Magan $3.00$3.00$3.00$3.00 +$0.00 +$0.00
Sanctum Seeker $2.75$2.92$2.89$2.75 -$0.17 +$0.00
Unclaimed Territory $2.75$2.94$2.96$2.99 -$0.19 -$0.24
Vanquisher's Banner $2.75$2.75$2.76$2.77 +$0.00 -$0.02
Sunpetal Grove $2.74$2.71$2.69$2.57 +$0.03 +$0.17
Tishana, Voice of Thunder $2.00$1.99$1.94$1.88 +$0.01 +$0.12
Rare Slot Average:$2.26$2.28$2.25$2.24-$0.02+$0.02
Rare Slot Deviation:$3.64$3.69$3.62$3.57-$0.05+$0.08
Total Set Value:$230.10$231.91$229.58$227.59-$1.81+$2.51
Booster Box EV:$105.49$106.82$105.08$104.52-$1.33+$0.97
Overview

Whole set's cooling off. Not surprising as we get closer to Dominaria. Obviously, there's room for resurgence once we know what the whole set and the resultant metagame looks like, but unless you have a crystal ball, now is not the time to try and play speculator.

Card Name 04/05
Price
03/29
Price
03/22
Price
03/15
Price
Change from 03/29 Change from 03/22
Rekindling Phoenix $28.67$29.73$30.38$31.99 -$1.06 -$3.32
Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca $10.99$11.00$11.01$11.53 -$0.01 -$0.54
Jadelight Ranger $9.71$9.63$9.72$9.75 +$0.08 -$0.04
Twilight Prophet $8.45$8.72$8.98$9.02 -$0.27 -$0.57
The Immortal Sun $8.36$8.00$7.72$7.49 +$0.36 +$0.87
Zacama, Primal Calamity $7.77$7.75$7.79$7.94 +$0.02 -$0.17
Dire Fleet Daredevil $6.99$6.31$5.40$4.54 +$0.68 +$2.45
Elenda, the Dusk Rose $5.31$5.28$5.24$5.47 +$0.03 -$0.16
Angrath, the Flame-Chained $5.29$5.43$5.49$5.46 -$0.14 -$0.17
Azor's Gateway $5.26$5.38$5.48$5.49 -$0.12 -$0.23
Huatli, Radiant Champion $5.16$5.25$5.22$5.49 -$0.09 -$0.33
Polyraptor $3.82$3.90$3.91$3.99 -$0.08 -$0.17
Ghalta, Primal Hunger $3.40$3.49$3.40$3.30 -$0.09 +$0.10
Deeproot Elite $2.63$2.65$2.69$2.88 -$0.02 -$0.25
Timestream Navigator $2.50$2.50$2.59$2.61 +$0.00 -$0.11
Wayward Swordtooth $2.46$2.49$2.45$2.24 -$0.03 +$0.22
Blood Sun $2.29$2.46$2.50$2.78 -$0.17 -$0.49
Trapjaw Tyrant $2.25$2.25$2.35$2.50 +$0.00 -$0.25
Etali, Primal Storm $2.12$2.07$2.06$2.14 +$0.05 -$0.02
Rare Slot Average:$1.94$1.95$1.94$1.97+$0.00-$0.02
Rare Slot Deviation:$3.43$3.49$3.52$3.65-$0.06-$0.22
Total Set Value:$181.76$182.21$181.62$184.61-$0.45-$2.85
Booster Box EV:$81.63$81.39$80.72$81.34+$0.24+$0.29
Overview

If you're the adventurous, dare some say piratical, type, then speculation in Dire Fleet Daredevil might just be paying off for you. Don't hold onto your copies too long, though, lest its value take a fatal push down again. Still, it's really the only thing worth looking at in this set this week.

Card Name 04/05
Price
03/29
Price
03/22
Price
03/15
Price
Change from 03/29 Change from 03/22
The Scarab God $30.89$31.35$32.99$32.27 -$0.46 -$1.38
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh $7.27$7.15$7.25$7.18 +$0.12 +$0.09
The Locust God $5.99$5.85$5.92$5.91 +$0.14 +$0.08
Crested Sunmare $4.10$4.08$3.90$3.66 +$0.02 +$0.44
Razaketh, the Foulblooded $3.99$3.99$3.74$3.62 +$0.00 +$0.37
Torment of Hailfire $3.53$3.49$3.49$3.39 +$0.04 +$0.14
Scavenger Grounds $3.23$3.00$2.49$2.34 +$0.23 +$0.89
Bontu's Last Reckoning $3.00$3.00$3.00$2.99 +$0.00 +$0.01
Neheb, the Eternal $2.99$2.99$2.69$2.60 +$0.00 +$0.39
Samut, the Tested $2.81$2.79$2.80$2.82 +$0.02 -$0.01
Champion of Wits $2.64$2.57$2.56$2.54 +$0.07 +$0.10
Ramunap Excavator $2.39$2.19$1.99$1.99 +$0.20 +$0.40
Hollow One $2.30$2.27$2.48$2.62 +$0.03 -$0.32
The Scorpion God $2.28$2.30$2.23$2.21 -$0.02 +$0.07
Mirage Mirror $2.05$2.00$1.99$1.99 +$0.05 +$0.06
Earthshaker Khenra $2.02$2.00$1.95$1.85 +$0.02 +$0.17
Rare Slot Average:$1.61$1.59$1.57$1.55+$0.02+$0.06
Rare Slot Deviation:$3.30$3.33$3.49$3.41-$0.04-$0.12
Total Set Value:$137.75$136.63$135.99$134.37+$1.12+$3.38
Booster Box EV:$79.58$78.37$77.86$76.77+$1.21+$2.81
Overview

It's never a good sign when the Voice of Resurgence analogue in a set with Dragon's Maze Syndrome keeps falling, but here we are. Maybe Dominaria will improve this set's prospects a bit.

Card Name 04/05
Price
03/29
Price
03/22
Price
03/15
Price
Change from 03/29 Change from 03/22
Hazoret the Fervent $16.41$16.89$17.77$17.96 -$0.48 -$1.55
Gideon of the Trials $10.00$9.99$9.99$10.00 +$0.01 +$0.00
Rhonas the Indomitable $9.03$9.15$8.99$8.80 -$0.12 +$0.23
As Foretold $9.02$9.49$9.47$9.11 -$0.47 -$0.09
Liliana, Death's Majesty $8.06$8.00$7.81$7.41 +$0.06 +$0.65
Nissa, Steward of Elements $7.84$7.95$7.99$8.05 -$0.11 -$0.21
Anointed Procession $7.75$7.64$7.65$7.42 +$0.11 +$0.33
Fetid Pools $6.50$6.46$6.57$0.00 +$0.04 -$0.07
Irrigated Farmland $3.75$3.85$3.99$4.00 -$0.10 -$0.25
Glorybringer $3.49$3.49$3.60$3.65 +$0.00 -$0.16
Sheltered Thicket $3.49$3.59$3.59$3.56 -$0.10 -$0.07
Canyon Slough $3.10$3.09$3.07$3.20 +$0.01 -$0.10
Oketra the True $2.99$2.95$2.91$2.90 +$0.04 +$0.09
Vizier of the Menagerie $2.71$2.63$2.59$2.50 +$0.08 +$0.21
Regal Caracal $2.50$2.61$2.62$2.56 -$0.11 -$0.06
Angel of Sanctions $2.48$2.46$2.36$2.39 +$0.02 +$0.09
Combat Celebrant $2.23$2.19$2.14$2.08 +$0.04 +$0.15
Soul-Scar Mage $2.18$2.19$2.23$2.26 -$0.01 -$0.08
Bontu the Glorified $2.13$2.09$2.09$2.05 +$0.04 +$0.08
Rare Slot Average:$1.64$1.64$1.64$1.52-$0.01+$0.12
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.45$2.49$2.54$2.45-$0.04+$0.01
Total Set Value:$176.62$176.81$177.63$169.28-$0.19+$7.34
Booster Box EV:$77.06$77.10$76.21$71.31-$0.04+$5.75
Overview

Hazoret's price will just keep on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future. Liliana, meanwhile, looks like she'll be fairly solid in a post-Dominaria Standard, offering incredible versatility that works in a wide variety of decks. Generalist planeswalkers are always safer than specialist ones, and Liliana, Death's Majesty is no exception.

Card Name 04/05
Price
03/29
Price
03/22
Price
03/15
Price
Change from 03/29 Change from 03/15
Force of Will $170.22$170.22$169.77$168.81 +$0.00 +$1.41
Hazoret the Fervent $138.00$138.00$64.24$56.00 +$0.00 +$82.00
Blood Moon $125.00$124.99$124.29$114.99 +$0.01 +$10.01
Thoughtseize $122.52$119.99$119.99$119.99 +$2.53 +$2.53
The Scarab God $99.00$95.00$97.00$95.00 +$4.00 +$4.00
Damnation $97.57$96.49$95.50$95.99 +$1.08 +$1.58
Through the Breach $89.49$85.00$87.00$90.00 +$4.49 -$0.51
Cryptic Command $79.99$79.99$76.96$79.99 +$0.00 +$0.00
Omniscience $75.83$74.19$75.87$74.33 +$1.64 +$1.50
No Mercy $74.99$33.97$32.97$32.99 +$41.02 +$42.00
Maelstrom Pulse $69.99$58.87$61.49$61.71 +$11.12 +$8.28
Counterspell $69.58$67.43$66.77$68.81 +$2.15 +$0.77
Consecrated Sphinx $63.54$62.09$62.04$62.09 +$1.45 +$1.45
Daze $59.99$59.99$59.92$58.40 +$0.00 +$1.59
Pact of Negation $57.80$58.95$57.93$59.46 -$1.15 -$1.66
Spell Pierce $54.99$54.95$54.76$54.22 +$0.04 +$0.77
Wrath of God $49.73$49.95$50.20$48.39 -$0.22 +$1.34
The Locust God $49.49$47.24$48.57$49.71 +$2.25 -$0.22
Dark Ritual $49.00$47.02$44.99$44.99 +$1.98 +$4.01
Rhonas the Indomitable $43.99$41.52$42.79$42.67 +$2.47 +$1.32
Entomb $37.99$37.99$37.99$37.99 +$0.00 +$0.00
Containment Priest $36.64$34.99$34.86$34.86 +$1.65 +$1.78
Diabolic Intent $34.99$33.00$35.51$36.04 +$1.99 -$1.05
Capsize $34.97$32.21$34.95$34.95 +$2.76 +$0.02
Aggravated Assault $34.79$34.00$34.75$34.67 +$0.79 +$0.12
Austere Command $31.80$30.93$34.03$32.75 +$0.87 -$0.95
Counterbalance $29.99$29.99$30.83$29.99 +$0.00 +$0.00
Doomsday $29.25$29.95$29.95$29.63 -$0.70 -$0.38
Armageddon $28.45$28.21$28.00$27.99 +$0.24 +$0.46
Choke $27.98$28.17$27.46$26.46 -$0.19 +$1.52
Lord of Extinction $27.98$26.99$25.99$25.99 +$0.99 +$1.99
The Scorpion God $26.99$26.99$27.00$27.15 +$0.00 -$0.16
Diabolic Edict $26.53$26.53$26.53$28.04 +$0.00 -$1.51
Chain Lightning $26.41$25.00$24.99$24.23 +$1.41 +$2.18
Vindicate $26.13$26.19$25.96$26.08 -$0.06 +$0.05
Stifle $25.43$25.43$25.25$24.99 +$0.00 +$0.44
Mind Twist $25.00$24.40$24.72$24.60 +$0.60 +$0.40
Loyal Retainers $24.98$24.99$24.99$24.97 -$0.01 +$0.01
Bontu the Glorified $24.77$24.66$25.37$24.76 +$0.11 +$0.01
Attrition $24.21$24.17$23.94$23.75 +$0.04 +$0.46
Kefnet the Mindful $23.99$24.03$23.62$24.37 -$0.04 -$0.38
Opposition $23.99$23.99$23.99$23.99 +$0.00 +$0.00
Oketra the True $23.27$23.99$24.00$23.88 -$0.72 -$0.61
Slaughter Pact $22.32$22.28$22.80$22.51 +$0.04 -$0.19
Forbid $22.07$21.99$21.93$21.70 +$0.08 +$0.37
Aven Mindcensor $22.00$21.99$22.00$21.90 +$0.01 +$0.10
Worship $20.59$20.69$20.59$20.55 -$0.10 +$0.04
Avatar of Woe $20.12$19.99$19.83$19.13 +$0.13 +$0.99
Shatterstorm $20.00$20.00$20.00$19.01 +$0.00 +$0.99
Sunder $18.99$18.99$18.99$18.99 +$0.00 +$0.00
Boil $18.96$18.93$18.75$18.00 +$0.03 +$0.96
Threads of Disloyalty $18.50$18.73$18.73$18.99 -$0.23 -$0.49
Desolation Angel $18.02$18.97$18.00$17.99 -$0.95 +$0.03
Divert $17.50$16.50$16.50$16.49 +$1.00 +$1.01
AKH Average:$48.82$47.79$45.00$44.73+$1.03+$4.09
HOU Average:$46.63$44.16$44.34$43.90+$2.47+$2.73
AKH Box EV:$12.20$11.95$11.25$11.18+$0.26+$1.02
HOU Box EV:$11.66$11.04$11.08$10.97+$0.62+$0.68
Total Set Value:$2,258.81$2,181.00$2,113.13$2,089.80+$77.81+$169.01
Overview

No prizes for guessing which card got bought out this week. It's a pattern we're going to see until Masterpieces reach the breaking point, unfortunately, what with how rare they are.

Card Name 04/05
Price
03/29
Price
03/22
Price
03/15
Price
Change from 03/29 Change from 03/15
Paradox Engine $12.43$11.99$12.14$11.35 +$0.44 +$1.08
Walking Ballista $11.88$11.80$11.88$11.62 +$0.08 +$0.26
Fatal Push $8.00$7.99$7.99$8.00 +$0.01 +$0.00
Metallic Mimic $6.64$6.74$7.08$7.44 -$0.10 -$0.80
Disallow $5.67$5.65$5.65$5.65 +$0.02 +$0.02
Heroic Intervention $5.49$5.49$5.34$5.23 +$0.00 +$0.26
Heart of Kiran $4.75$4.77$4.86$5.09 -$0.02 -$0.34
Baral, Chief of Compliance $4.69$4.49$4.41$4.26 +$0.20 +$0.43
Tezzeret the Schemer $3.50$3.47$3.46$3.45 +$0.03 +$0.05
Glint-Sleeve Siphoner $3.39$3.49$3.59$3.71 -$0.10 -$0.32
Spire of Industry $3.27$3.34$3.37$3.38 -$0.07 -$0.11
Mechanized Production $3.05$3.03$3.00$2.99 +$0.02 +$0.06
Ajani Unyielding $2.88$2.86$2.90$2.84 +$0.02 +$0.04
Yahenni, Undying Partisan $2.88$2.89$2.93$2.93 -$0.01 -$0.05
Aethersphere Harvester $2.78$2.80$2.82$2.89 -$0.02 -$0.11
Planar Bridge $2.48$2.39$2.44$2.39 +$0.09 +$0.09
Lifecrafter's Bestiary $2.25$2.28$2.32$2.09 -$0.03 +$0.16
Rare Slot Average:$1.74$1.73$1.73$1.72+$0.01+$0.02
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.44$2.41$2.44$2.40+$0.03+$0.03
Total Set Value:$138.00$137.32$137.85$136.17+$0.68+$1.83
Booster Box EV:$102.98$99.77$98.56$97.27+$3.21+$5.71
Overview

Aside from Paradox Engine bouncing back, there aren't any big swings this week. That said, Baral threatens to do some fairly powerful things with Mox Amber, so keep your eye on him, and if he looks like a good target for speculation, comply.

Card Name 04/05
Price
03/29
Price
03/22
Price
03/15
Price
Change from 03/29 Change from 03/15
Chandra, Torch of Defiance $23.95$24.80$25.34$25.05 -$0.85 -$1.10
Torrential Gearhulk $11.75$11.99$12.00$12.34 -$0.24 -$0.59
Botanical Sanctum $8.60$8.66$8.67$8.76 -$0.06 -$0.16
Spirebluff Canal $8.15$8.16$8.46$8.47 -$0.01 -$0.32
Concealed Courtyard $6.49$6.49$6.50$6.50 +$0.00 -$0.01
Blooming Marsh $5.75$5.70$5.80$5.72 +$0.05 +$0.03
Angel of Invention $5.13$5.32$5.50$5.65 -$0.19 -$0.52
Verdurous Gearhulk $4.70$4.74$4.74$4.75 -$0.04 -$0.05
Inspiring Vantage $4.50$4.67$4.56$4.60 -$0.17 -$0.10
Saheeli Rai $4.49$4.40$4.39$4.36 +$0.09 +$0.13
Panharmonicon $3.85$3.68$3.55$3.47 +$0.17 +$0.38
Nissa, Vital Force $2.96$2.84$2.86$2.79 +$0.12 +$0.17
Authority of the Consuls $2.81$2.77$2.75$2.69 +$0.04 +$0.12
Noxious Gearhulk $2.73$2.71$2.66$2.66 +$0.02 +$0.07
Combustible Gearhulk $2.55$2.57$2.49$2.49 -$0.02 +$0.06
Fumigate $2.47$2.45$2.48$2.49 +$0.02 -$0.02
Dovin Baan $2.01$2.00$2.00$1.99 +$0.01 +$0.02
Smuggler's Copter $2.00$2.00$1.99$1.98 +$0.00 +$0.02
Rare Slot Average:$1.63$1.64$1.65$1.63-$0.01+$0.00
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.95$3.02$3.06$3.06-$0.06-$0.11
Total Set Value:$166.84$167.39$168.63$167.16-$0.55-$0.32
Booster Box EV:$87.81$86.58$86.73$85.71+$1.23+$2.10
Overview

Chandra stumbles hard in her slow descent toward the $20 mark. She's useful in multiple non-rotating formats, including in Legacy Stompy decks, so she'll retain a fair bit of value compared to most, but it's a sinking ship no matter how you cannon it.

Card Name 04/05
Price
03/29
Price
03/22
Price
03/15
Price
Change from 03/29 Change from 03/15
Mox Opal $332.00$327.00$350.00$375.00 +$5.00 -$43.00
Sol Ring $274.99$277.49$278.20$226.94 -$2.50 +$48.05
Mana Crypt $258.29$222.29$214.14$189.95 +$36.00 +$68.34
Ensnaring Bridge $199.99$129.99$132.00$134.56 +$70.00 +$65.43
Chalice of the Void $174.99$174.99$177.02$174.99 +$0.00 +$0.00
Mana Vault $157.00$150.00$149.97$143.00 +$7.00 +$14.00
AEther Vial $151.45$127.70$129.83$126.00 +$23.75 +$25.45
Engineered Explosives $150.00$107.77$106.25$102.95 +$42.23 +$47.05
Wurmcoil Engine $145.98$127.19$114.39$103.99 +$18.79 +$41.99
Crucible of Worlds $139.99$136.68$138.95$129.97 +$3.31 +$10.02
Sword of War and Peace $134.99$67.47$68.99$56.34 +$67.52 +$78.65
Sword of Feast and Famine $129.39$125.98$125.32$125.00 +$3.41 +$4.39
Ornithopter $120.53$125.00$91.99$73.63 -$4.47 +$46.90
Lotus Petal $110.00$109.67$104.80$100.57 +$0.33 +$9.43
Arcbound Ravager $109.99$109.05$109.05$109.02 +$0.94 +$0.97
Sword of Fire and Ice $104.69$99.87$108.00$99.75 +$4.82 +$4.94
Defense Grid $99.99$30.65$29.00$28.49 +$69.34 +$71.50
Platinum Angel $97.47$93.96$61.79$71.92 +$3.51 +$25.55
Oblivion Stone $95.99$119.99$55.16$52.40 -$24.00 +$43.59
Chromatic Lantern $91.50$82.43$80.13$79.99 +$9.07 +$11.51
Chrome Mox $89.99$68.41$64.84$63.50 +$21.58 +$26.49
Trinisphere $89.99$92.00$97.47$64.57 -$2.01 +$25.42
Sword of Light and Shadow $79.95$78.75$76.89$78.67 +$1.20 +$1.28
Lightning Greaves $77.99$71.99$71.99$70.63 +$6.00 +$7.36
Rings of Brighthearth $76.99$72.25$69.99$69.99 +$4.74 +$7.00
Steel Overseer $76.00$74.47$73.94$71.99 +$1.53 +$4.01
Solemn Simulacrum $74.99$72.00$70.68$74.77 +$2.99 +$0.22
Scroll Rack $72.98$61.50$56.82$55.47 +$11.48 +$17.51
Pithing Needle $70.00$67.28$62.98$64.77 +$2.72 +$5.23
Paradox Engine $69.99$60.00$59.99$59.96 +$9.99 +$10.03
Staff of Domination $67.49$64.55$60.38$49.99 +$2.94 +$17.50
Sphere of Resistance $65.00$42.73$40.85$40.00 +$22.27 +$25.00
Cloudstone Curio $59.92$59.97$60.00$64.99 -$0.05 -$5.07
Sword of Body and Mind $51.99$51.25$50.41$50.69 +$0.74 +$1.30
Champion's Helm $49.99$48.00$30.16$28.64 +$1.99 +$21.35
Extraplanar Lens $49.99$49.95$48.70$46.82 +$0.04 +$3.17
Torrential Gearhulk $49.77$48.99$48.86$48.86 +$0.78 +$0.91
Hangarback Walker $47.73$43.49$43.50$43.50 +$4.24 +$4.23
Gauntlet of Power $44.49$43.03$43.69$42.00 +$1.46 +$2.49
Sculpting Steel $40.00$39.95$39.97$39.95 +$0.05 +$0.05
Vedalken Shackles $35.75$35.36$34.99$34.48 +$0.39 +$1.27
Painter's Servant $34.37$33.50$33.00$31.32 +$0.87 +$3.05
Grindstone $33.79$31.99$31.99$31.67 +$1.80 +$2.12
Planar Bridge $32.49$29.98$29.98$29.99 +$2.51 +$2.50
Duplicant $31.97$31.49$30.60$31.98 +$0.48 -$0.01
Meekstone $30.00$29.95$28.50$27.99 +$0.05 +$2.01
Mind's Eye $29.00$25.15$24.90$24.99 +$3.85 +$4.01
Verdurous Gearhulk $27.53$26.58$26.16$25.93 +$0.95 +$1.60
Noxious Gearhulk $25.99$25.20$25.22$25.22 +$0.79 +$0.77
Sundering Titan $25.15$24.99$25.08$25.02 +$0.16 +$0.13
Combustible Gearhulk $24.61$21.96$21.98$21.57 +$2.65 +$3.04
Static Orb $19.99$26.50$25.74$25.49 -$6.51 -$5.50
Black Vise $19.60$19.17$18.94$18.24 +$0.43 +$1.36
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $18.76$18.49$18.64$18.56 +$0.27 +$0.20
KLD Invention Average:$92.34$87.31$86.88$84.07+$5.04+$8.27
AER Invention Average:$83.46$71.53$65.27$61.85+$11.93+$21.61
KLD Invention Deviation:$76.28$73.23$76.04$73.59+$3.05+$2.69
AER Invention Deviation:$49.62$42.08$39.20$37.75+$7.54+$11.87
KLD Box Value:$23.09$21.83$21.72$21.02+$1.26+$2.07
AER Box Value:$20.87$17.88$16.32$15.46+$2.98+$5.40
Total Set Value:$4,773.46$4,336.04$4,172.81$4,006.67+$437.42+$766.79
Overview

From the moment we knew about the historic mechanic, we knew that it was only a matter of time before Kaladesh Inventions would explode. There's the occasional bounce-back, like with Oblivion Stone, but at the end of the day, this set was absolutely destined to be manipulated by the worst of the "Magic Finance" crowd rather than the upstanding members of the finance community. The problem is telling what's exploding from real demand and what's exploding from sheer opportunism. With cards such as Ornithopter, it makes sense, because it's natural Affinity bling, but for other cards, the waters become murkier. This means that there is still potential for cards to backslide, again as with Oblivion Stone, but it's a dangerous game to play.

Overall Summary

 

Dominaria inches ever closer, and with that, speculation ramps up. Unless you have deep pockets, avoid Masterpiece sets, and for that matter Standard investment in general outside of what you need for your deck or decks. It's safer that way when the waters are turbulent. While The Magic Market Index has a mandate to be bearish and fiscally conservative, that means that whenever we do suggest eyeing or picking up a card, such as a short-term Dire Fleet Daredevil hold, you can trust that it's financial advice, not hype.

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