Magic Market Index for July 13th, 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. Promotional sets, special sets, pack foils, and non-set releases are not covered.

All pricing is based on TCGPlayer's Market Price.

Card Name 07/12
Price
07/05
Price
06/28
Price
06/21
Price
Change from 07/05 Change from 07/05
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager $34.68$34.19$28.37 +$0.49 +$6.31
Tezzeret, Artifice Master $21.56$23.57$24.13 -$2.01 -$2.57
Crucible of Worlds $17.84$19.88$23.70 -$2.04 -$5.86
Resplendent Angel $17.53$18.46$16.10 -$0.93 +$1.43
Scapeshift $13.17$14.27$16.99 -$1.10 -$3.82
Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants $12.82$11.77$12.52 +$1.05 +$0.30
Liliana, Untouched by Death $11.46$9.92$9.00 +$1.54 +$2.46
Sarkhan, Fireblood $10.87$11.75$12.44 -$0.88 -$1.57
Chromium, the Mutable $8.43$9.36$9.73 -$0.93 -$1.30
Vivien Reid $7.25$8.49$8.94 -$1.24 -$1.69
Arcades, the Strategist $6.54$8.15$8.93 -$1.61 -$2.39
Omniscience $6.04$8.17$9.49 -$2.13 -$3.45
Death Baron $4.27$4.69$5.01 -$0.42 -$0.74
Alpine Moon $2.90$3.34$3.45 -$0.44 -$0.55
Palladia-Mors, the Ruiner $2.60$3.00$3.26 -$0.40 -$0.66
Runic Armasaur $2.57$2.68$2.55 -$0.11 +$0.02
Graveyard Marshal $2.49$2.20$2.15 +$0.29 +$0.34
Supreme Phantom $2.48$2.64$2.36 -$0.16 +$0.12
Vaevictis Asmadi, The Dire $2.31$3.02$3.17 -$0.71 -$0.86
Cleansing Nova $2.28$2.45$2.47 -$0.17 -$0.19
Remorseful Cleric $2.16$2.44$2.80 -$0.28 -$0.64
Leonin Warleader $2.04$2.80$3.35 -$0.76 -$1.31
Elvish Clancaller $2.00$2.20$2.57 -$0.20 -$0.57
Rare Slot Average:$2.20$2.52$2.72$0.00-$0.32-$0.52
Rare Slot Deviation:$4.44$4.51$4.21$0.00-$0.07+$0.23
Buy-A-Box Promo:$19.16$22.24$24.02$0.00-$3.08+$19.16
Total Set Value:$234.90$274.11$295.71$0.00-$39.21-$60.81
Booster Box EV:$87.19$102.36$122.62$0.00-$15.17-$35.43
Overview

Core 2019 releases this weekend, and our estimated value drops to cost for the occasion. The mythics continue to swell in the value pie here, losing only a quarter of the value lost in rares. While it's not unusual for the mythics to commandeer half a box's value, it is noteworthy for it to do so this quickly. We're still looking at preorder prices, with the rares still inflated by up to 25% average value. If depreciation follows the current rare-to-mythic trend, we're looking at a very top heavy set. On the upside, the star-studded planeswalker cast continues this week as Bolas , Ajani, and Liliana all gain ground. There are five planeswalkers in Core 19 proper, and all but Vivien remain above $10.

Card Name 07/12
Price
07/05
Price
06/28
Price
06/21
Price
Change from 07/05 Change from 06/28
Karn, Scion of Urza $34.12$35.10$32.47$34.93 -$0.98 -$0.81
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria $30.08$32.93$33.73$32.37 -$2.85 -$2.29
Lyra Dawnbringer $11.89$12.87$12.08$12.12 -$0.98 -$0.23
History of Benalia $11.50$11.44$12.24$12.17 +$0.06 -$0.67
Mox Amber $9.27$9.80$9.82$9.89 -$0.53 -$0.62
Sulfur Falls $3.46$3.56$3.59$3.93 -$0.10 -$0.47
Goblin Chainwhirler $3.40$3.94$4.33$4.90 -$0.54 -$1.50
Jaya Ballard $2.95$2.87$2.92$3.03 +$0.08 -$0.08
Woodland Cemetery $2.95$3.25$3.14$3.45 -$0.30 -$0.50
Muldrotha, the Gravetide $2.94$3.01$3.09$3.26 -$0.07 -$0.32
Gilded Lotus $2.61$2.47$2.50$2.40 +$0.14 +$0.21
Isolated Chapel $2.28$2.25$2.35$2.35 +$0.03 -$0.07
Shalai, Voice of Plenty $2.21$2.08$2.17$1.82 +$0.13 +$0.39
Steel Leaf Champion $2.21$2.85$2.65$2.69 -$0.64 -$0.48
Rare Slot Average:$1.59$1.67$1.67$1.68-$0.08-$0.09
Rare Slot Deviation:$4.39$4.64$4.53$4.62-$0.25-$0.22
Buy-A-Box Promo:$4.91$5.13$4.79$4.95-$0.22-$0.04
Total Set Value:$166.34$173.83$172.63$174.20-$7.49-$7.86
Booster Box EV:$67.49$69.80$70.26$70.18-$2.31-$2.69
Overview

For all the love of nostalgia in Dominaria, the set itself is very under-performing. Estimated value drops again, and any hopes that Dominaria was simply in a slump have been dashed. Average box price versus estimated value is a horror show, with a normal box offering only a 75% return on your investment. With only four rares and half of the mythics breaking the per-pack box cost, 90% of packs don't pay for themselves. An actual profitable return is almost entirely reliant on the appearance of Karn, Teferi, or a top tier foil. Long story short: if you want to invest in anything Dominaria, do so with individual cards only. Leave box cracking to the gamblers.

Card Name 07/12
Price
07/05
Price
06/28
Price
06/21
Price
Change from 07/05 Change from 06/28
Rekindling Phoenix $22.26$26.58$25.95$26.26 -$4.32 -$4.00
The Immortal Sun $11.69$13.94$13.00$13.60 -$2.25 -$1.91
Zacama, Primal Calamity $8.79$8.94$8.37$8.46 -$0.15 +$0.33
Ghalta, Primal Hunger $8.12$8.42$8.90$8.24 -$0.30 -$0.12
Jadelight Ranger $7.87$8.54$8.49$9.45 -$0.67 -$1.58
Twilight Prophet $6.48$6.57$6.31$6.19 -$0.09 +$0.29
Elenda, the Dusk Rose $5.64$5.31$4.53$5.32 +$0.33 +$0.32
Tendershoot Dryad $5.61$5.62$5.18$5.70 -$0.01 -$0.09
Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca $5.24$5.43$5.83$6.07 -$0.19 -$0.83
Huatli, Radiant Champion $5.16$5.06$4.60$4.26 +$0.10 +$0.90
Angrath, the Flame-Chained $4.81$4.84$4.39$4.57 -$0.03 +$0.24
Wayward Swordtooth $4.16$4.62$4.18$3.98 -$0.46 +$0.18
Azor's Gateway $3.90$4.23$4.14$4.41 -$0.33 -$0.51
Etali, Primal Storm $3.30$3.69$3.02$2.84 -$0.39 +$0.46
Radiant Destiny $2.74$2.62$2.76$2.60 +$0.12 +$0.14
Dire Fleet Daredevil $2.73$3.27$3.11$2.92 -$0.54 -$0.19
Polyraptor $2.43$2.73$2.55$2.33 -$0.30 +$0.10
Thrashing Brontodon $2.34$2.47$2.38$2.61 -$0.13 -$0.27
Timestream Navigator $2.29$2.29$2.32$2.42 +$0.00 -$0.13
Rare Slot Average:$1.79$1.91$1.83$1.86-$0.12-$0.07
Rare Slot Deviation:$3.01$3.41$3.31$3.38-$0.40-$0.37
Buy-A-Box Promo:$0.22$0.22$0.23$0.18+$0.00+$0.04
Total Set Value:$151.27$160.75$154.43$157.17-$9.48-$5.90
Booster Box EV:$76.65$81.99$79.01$79.85-$5.34-$3.20
Overview

Rivals also saw a drop this week, but the set still holds some decent value. A patient seller can recoup most of his investment, even in a box that misses the top two value mythics. Such boxes hold more value than the average Dominaria box, for instance. More so, this drop seems like an over correction from last week's gains, and I wouldn't expend Rivals to continue to fall at this level. I suspect the box value will be within two dollars of where we are next week.

Card Name 07/12
Price
07/05
Price
06/28
Price
06/21
Price
Change from 07/05 Change from 06/28
Search for Azcanta $15.64$15.90$15.64$15.22 -$0.26 +$0.42
Carnage Tyrant $14.99$15.43$15.57$15.05 -$0.44 -$0.06
Vraska's Contempt $12.70$12.38$12.08$12.28 +$0.32 +$0.42
Vraska, Relic Seeker $8.17$8.43$8.73$8.18 -$0.26 -$0.01
Settle the Wreckage $6.87$8.00$8.64$8.31 -$1.13 -$1.44
Growing Rites of Itlimoc $5.50$5.48$5.37$5.38 +$0.02 +$0.12
Glacial Fortress $4.66$4.64$4.92$4.88 +$0.02 -$0.22
Treasure Map $4.43$4.23$4.53$4.82 +$0.20 -$0.39
Drowned Catacomb $4.18$4.24$3.96$3.88 -$0.06 +$0.30
Sorcerous Spyglass $3.47$3.64$3.99$4.02 -$0.17 -$0.55
Sunpetal Grove $3.31$3.29$3.64$3.24 +$0.02 +$0.07
Legion's Landing $3.19$3.42$3.57$3.74 -$0.23 -$0.55
Gishath, Sun's Avatar $3.10$3.19$3.30$3.32 -$0.09 -$0.22
Rootbound Crag $3.04$3.11$3.03$2.90 -$0.07 +$0.14
Vanquisher's Banner $2.96$2.97$2.84$2.77 -$0.01 +$0.19
Ripjaw Raptor $2.90$3.03$2.91$3.04 -$0.13 -$0.14
Jace, Cunning Castaway $2.88$2.87$2.81$2.83 +$0.01 +$0.05
Field of Ruin $2.82$2.91$2.80$2.74 -$0.09 +$0.08
Thaumatic Compass $2.73$2.48$2.13$2.02 +$0.25 +$0.71
Huatli, Warrior Poet $2.59$2.39$2.54$2.32 +$0.20 +$0.27
Siren Stormtamer $2.51$2.51$2.48$2.46 +$0.00 +$0.05
Dragonskull Summit $2.48$2.64$2.60$2.61 -$0.16 -$0.13
Vona, Butcher of Magan $2.22$2.26$2.19$2.07 -$0.04 +$0.15
Primal Amulet $2.06$2.09$1.87$2.02 -$0.03 +$0.04
Rare Slot Average:$1.78$1.81$1.81$1.79-$0.02+$0.00
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.90$2.95$2.96$2.90-$0.05-$0.01
Buy-A-Box Promo:$0.22$0.24$0.23$0.23-$0.02-$0.01
Total Set Value:$163.95$165.38$165.34$163.62-$1.43+$0.33
Booster Box EV:$82.03$82.19$82.38$81.98-$0.16+$0.05
Overview

Ixalan is the most stubborn set I've ever seen. Every week we see a plethora of small movements, both up and down, and every week they even themselves out. We're still within 1% of where we were 10 weeks ago, with no evidence that this will change. We do have a few card trends within the set, however.
Settle the Wreckage has been declining for a couple months, but it took a steep dive this week. Most control builds are now looking towards Grixis colors with Core 2019's Bolas at the helm, leaving white control cards, like Settle the Wreckage, behind. For as much as white-blue control shook up our tables, the deck has not lived up to its hype, and almost all of its spikes have settled back to where they started.

Card Name 07/12
Price
07/05
Price
06/28
Price
06/21
Price
Change from 07/05 Change from 06/28
The Scarab God $15.27$15.90$15.66$16.17 -$0.63 -$0.90
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh $6.76$6.59$6.45$6.45 +$0.17 +$0.31
Razaketh, the Foulblooded $6.20$6.80$6.81$6.00 -$0.60 +$0.20
The Locust God $5.77$6.01$5.93$6.27 -$0.24 -$0.50
Torment of Hailfire $4.72$4.59$4.71$5.01 +$0.13 -$0.29
Neheb, the Eternal $4.17$4.34$3.82$3.63 -$0.17 +$0.54
Crested Sunmare $3.57$3.40$4.06$3.94 +$0.17 -$0.37
Scavenger Grounds $3.09$3.74$3.63$4.14 -$0.65 -$1.05
Mirage Mirror $2.98$3.25$3.47$2.96 -$0.27 +$0.02
Earthshaker Khenra $2.97$3.16$3.44$4.03 -$0.19 -$1.06
Ramunap Excavator $2.73$3.18$3.24$3.18 -$0.45 -$0.45
Champion of Wits $2.59$3.33$2.30$3.23 -$0.74 -$0.64
Bontu's Last Reckoning $2.34$2.24$2.39$2.61 +$0.10 -$0.27
Rare Slot Average:$1.30$1.37$1.36$1.40-$0.07-$0.10
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.05$2.15$2.13$2.19-$0.10-$0.14
Buy-A-Box Promo:$0.41$0.41$0.36$0.37+$0.00+$0.04
Total Set Value:$97.73$101.83$101.26$102.95-$4.10-$5.22
Booster Box EV:$70.89$73.65$74.19$75.48-$2.76-$4.59
Overview

Hour still shows a decent box average, but this can be very misleading. Too much of the set's value lies within Invocations and The Scarab God for there to be a good consistency here. It's easiest seen when we break it down piece by piece:

  • 23% of boxes contain Scarab and average $65.
  • 18% of boxes contain an invocation and average $100.
  • 7% of boxes contain Scarab and an invocation, averaging $115.
  • 52% of boxes don't contain either and average a measly $50.

High value foils add in a bit more chaos, but you're still averaging about 75% of boxes with a net loss on return. Even when you hit an invocation, the average value is just too low to make up previous losses. You have to get lucky and hit one of the high dollar invocations for you to recoup bad boxes. This means you need go huge and buy boxes en masse for any guarantees, and if you can buy boxes en masse, you can just as easily invest in the individual invocations that have your eye.

Card Name 07/12
Price
07/05
Price
06/28
Price
06/21
Price
Change from 07/05 Change from 06/28
Liliana, Death's Majesty $11.75$11.16$13.45$12.65 +$0.59 -$0.90
Rhonas the Indomitable $10.39$13.14$13.61$14.64 -$2.75 -$4.25
Gideon of the Trials $9.34$10.63$14.47$14.69 -$1.29 -$5.35
Hazoret the Fervent $7.55$8.36$8.56$8.89 -$0.81 -$1.34
Anointed Procession $6.67$7.14$7.27$6.61 -$0.47 +$0.06
As Foretold $6.45$6.17$6.08$6.65 +$0.28 -$0.20
Nissa, Steward of Elements $4.84$5.01$5.04$4.98 -$0.17 -$0.14
Fetid Pools $4.01$4.59$4.50$4.65 -$0.58 -$0.64
Combat Celebrant $3.20$3.53$3.87$4.03 -$0.33 -$0.83
Vizier of the Menagerie $3.20$3.18$3.17$3.29 +$0.02 -$0.09
Canyon Slough $2.96$2.81$2.72$3.14 +$0.15 -$0.18
Oketra the True $2.14$2.36$2.61$2.21 -$0.22 -$0.07
Bontu the Glorified $2.13$2.21$2.27$2.27 -$0.08 -$0.14
Prowling Serpopard $2.12$2.11$1.99$2.14 +$0.01 -$0.02
Sheltered Thicket $2.06$1.93$2.26$2.52 +$0.13 -$0.46
Soul-Scar Mage $2.00$2.38$2.29$2.33 -$0.38 -$0.33
Rare Slot Average:$1.23$1.29$1.37$1.38-$0.06-$0.15
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.03$2.22$2.48$2.51-$0.18-$0.47
Buy-A-Box Promo:$0.30$0.29$0.28$0.29+$0.01+$0.01
Total Set Value:$122.76$128.58$137.23$138.47-$5.82-$15.71
Booster Box EV:$61.46$62.85$65.50$66.34-$1.39-$4.88
Overview

The math for Amonkhet is much simpler. You either hit an invocation or you lose money. Unfortunately, even when you do hit an invocation there's a 25% chance that it's on the low end and still doesn't push you above cost.
On a brighter note, some of Amonkhet's eternal-worthy cards are dipping, and we have several worth picking up. A few are modern playable, such as Soul-Scar Mage, but there's a definite trove of Commander goodies. If you don't have any of the cycling duals yet, we're approaching the perfect opportunity to grab them. They're a perfect fit to bulk up any Commander deck's color ratio. Even Anointed Procession is falling, and it's quite the staple in token builds. Amonkhet might be a ghost town for cracking boxes, but there's still work to be done.

Card Name 07/12
Price
07/05
Price
06/28
Price
06/21
Price
Change from 07/05 Change from 06/21
Force of Will $205.65$201.66$200.05$203.94 +$3.99 +$1.71
Thoughtseize $175.67$173.17$167.38$161.35 +$2.50 +$14.32
Blood Moon $154.11$148.72$148.72$147.92 +$5.39 +$6.19
Omniscience $117.44$117.44$116.77$119.69 +$0.00 -$2.25
The Scarab God $101.84$102.87$102.87$103.31 -$1.03 -$1.47
Damnation $99.13$99.13$99.03$97.29 +$0.00 +$1.84
Hazoret the Fervent $93.35$93.31$92.87$91.33 +$0.04 +$2.02
Through the Breach $89.82$88.75$89.30$88.59 +$1.07 +$1.23
Daze $88.76$88.07$87.60$87.73 +$0.69 +$1.03
Cryptic Command $80.33$80.22$79.20$78.89 +$0.11 +$1.44
Consecrated Sphinx $69.74$69.74$69.76$69.14 +$0.00 +$0.60
Maelstrom Pulse $65.72$65.72$65.44$64.16 +$0.00 +$1.56
Counterspell $64.88$65.64$65.38$65.05 -$0.76 -$0.17
Rhonas the Indomitable $57.29$57.37$57.03$56.24 -$0.08 +$1.05
Pact of Negation $55.10$56.23$56.57$57.09 -$1.13 -$1.99
Dark Ritual $54.25$54.06$52.68$51.73 +$0.19 +$2.52
Entomb $53.46$51.27$48.85$48.93 +$2.19 +$4.53
Spell Pierce $52.85$52.76$52.47$52.43 +$0.09 +$0.42
Containment Priest $52.01$55.06$54.26$54.26 -$3.05 -$2.25
No Mercy $48.84$47.65$47.65$46.26 +$1.19 +$2.58
Wrath of God $47.55$47.33$47.33$47.01 +$0.22 +$0.54
The Locust God $47.46$47.46$47.26$47.37 +$0.00 +$0.09
Diabolic Intent $46.34$47.34$49.09$48.68 -$1.00 -$2.34
Choke $45.84$45.84$46.11$44.35 +$0.00 +$1.49
Stifle $42.69$31.17$30.86$30.82 +$11.52 +$11.87
Capsize $39.58$39.30$39.30$38.92 +$0.28 +$0.66
Chain Lightning $36.75$36.75$36.12$36.19 +$0.00 +$0.56
Lord of Extinction $35.08$34.98$34.57$34.57 +$0.10 +$0.51
Counterbalance $33.18$32.86$32.86$32.54 +$0.32 +$0.64
Diabolic Edict $33.14$33.14$32.77$32.36 +$0.00 +$0.78
Aggravated Assault $33.02$33.02$33.03$33.03 +$0.00 -$0.01
Doomsday $32.36$32.51$32.51$32.41 -$0.15 -$0.05
Loyal Retainers $31.75$31.47$31.43$31.43 +$0.28 +$0.32
Austere Command $31.57$31.41$31.41$31.02 +$0.16 +$0.55
Worship $31.02$30.71$29.67$28.91 +$0.31 +$2.11
Armageddon $31.00$31.00$31.00$30.80 +$0.00 +$0.20
Mind Twist $28.84$28.01$27.42$26.54 +$0.83 +$2.30
Vindicate $28.37$28.37$28.28$27.87 +$0.00 +$0.50
Attrition $27.90$27.90$27.78$27.53 +$0.00 +$0.37
The Scorpion God $27.45$27.45$27.45$27.11 +$0.00 +$0.34
Forbid $26.17$26.17$26.17$26.00 +$0.00 +$0.17
Slaughter Pact $24.88$24.85$24.85$24.85 +$0.03 +$0.03
Aven Mindcensor $24.60$24.60$24.60$24.60 +$0.00 +$0.00
Bontu the Glorified $23.99$23.99$23.99$23.92 +$0.00 +$0.07
Kefnet the Mindful $23.71$23.35$23.34$23.34 +$0.36 +$0.37
Oketra the True $23.71$23.71$23.71$23.56 +$0.00 +$0.15
Opposition $23.47$23.47$23.47$23.47 +$0.00 +$0.00
Shatterstorm $22.61$22.10$22.10$21.88 +$0.51 +$0.73
Avatar of Woe $20.17$20.17$20.17$20.17 +$0.00 +$0.00
Divert $19.86$19.86$19.86$19.87 +$0.00 -$0.01
Boil $19.50$19.50$19.50$19.50 +$0.00 +$0.00
Sunder $19.43$19.43$19.43$19.40 +$0.00 +$0.03
Desolation Angel $19.25$19.25$19.37$18.84 +$0.00 +$0.41
Threads of Disloyalty $18.91$18.89$19.03$18.97 +$0.02 -$0.06
AKH Average:$53.03$52.90$52.57$52.43+$0.13+$0.60
HOU Average:$53.05$52.64$52.37$51.89+$0.41+$1.16
AKH Box EV:$13.26$13.23$13.14$13.11+$0.03+$0.15
HOU Box EV:$13.26$13.16$13.09$12.97+$0.10+$0.29
Total Set Value:$2,489.54$2,467.94$2,456.56$2,447.14+$21.60+$42.40
Overview

As I've broken it down above, Invocations is best invested in individually. I know the temptation to try for the golden ticket can be huge, but the parent sets here simply won't give you the returns that you seek.
I'm still awaiting the Counterspell buyout that I thought was coming, but it's a good illustration of how hard it is to see a buyout before it actually happens. Even if you see things starting to align, it could easily fizzle out and not happen.

Card Name 07/12
Price
07/05
Price
06/28
Price
06/21
Price
Change from 07/05 Change from 06/21
Paradox Engine $15.23$13.67$13.84$15.95 +$1.56 -$0.72
Walking Ballista $12.17$13.22$13.48$14.88 -$1.05 -$2.71
Metallic Mimic $7.41$6.44$7.46$7.80 +$0.97 -$0.39
Heroic Intervention $6.57$6.28$6.20$5.82 +$0.29 +$0.75
Disallow $5.72$6.44$8.11$7.58 -$0.72 -$1.86
Baral, Chief of Compliance $4.94$5.25$4.92$4.98 -$0.31 -$0.04
Fatal Push $4.08$4.37$4.47$4.53 -$0.29 -$0.45
Mechanized Production $3.47$3.67$3.63$3.24 -$0.20 +$0.23
Ajani Unyielding $3.04$2.69$2.69$2.77 +$0.35 +$0.27
Tezzeret the Schemer $2.58$2.51$2.77$3.13 +$0.07 -$0.55
Planar Bridge $2.14$2.56$2.66$2.34 -$0.42 -$0.20
Rishkar's Expertise $2.08$2.71$1.90$2.54 -$0.63 -$0.46
Rare Slot Average:$1.44$1.48$1.53$1.55-$0.04-$0.11
Rare Slot Deviation:$2.69$2.69$2.82$3.03+$0.00-$0.34
Buy-A-Box Promo:$1.80$1.89$1.53$1.39-$0.09+$0.41
Total Set Value:$98.79$101.07$103.64$105.54-$2.28-$6.75
Booster Box EV:$85.52$87.92$89.46$90.33-$2.40-$4.81
Overview

Fatal Push is approaching it's lowest price ever. This is an eternal card that will forever be playable in Modern and Legacy, and anyone wanting to take advantage of the rotation dips should be eyeing this card like a hawk. Path to Exile has been printed 9 times, plus a promo, and still fetches $8. Fatal Push is right in line with eternal play ability, and lacks any such reprints. Don't miss out on what very well might be the lowest price this card will ever see.

Card Name 07/12
Price
07/05
Price
06/28
Price
06/21
Price
Change from 07/05 Change from 06/21
Chandra, Torch of Defiance $12.66$12.87$13.33$14.03 -$0.21 -$1.37
Spirebluff Canal $7.00$6.34$6.85$7.12 +$0.66 -$0.12
Torrential Gearhulk $6.45$7.06$7.97$8.71 -$0.61 -$2.26
Blooming Marsh $5.13$5.73$5.60$5.92 -$0.60 -$0.79
Saheeli Rai $3.96$4.42$4.24$4.20 -$0.46 -$0.24
Nissa, Vital Force $3.55$3.82$3.78$3.39 -$0.27 +$0.16
Angel of Invention $3.37$2.91$3.01$2.90 +$0.46 +$0.47
Panharmonicon $3.35$3.28$3.30$3.18 +$0.07 +$0.17
Botanical Sanctum $3.24$3.35$3.53$3.72 -$0.11 -$0.48
Inventors' Fair $3.07$3.67$3.24$3.12 -$0.60 -$0.05
Noxious Gearhulk $2.82$2.72$3.05$2.63 +$0.10 +$0.19
Concealed Courtyard $2.63$2.87$3.03$3.30 -$0.24 -$0.67
Authority of the Consuls $2.62$3.06$3.33$2.90 -$0.44 -$0.28
Aetherflux Reservoir $2.49$2.30$2.66$2.61 +$0.19 -$0.12
Combustible Gearhulk $2.43$2.70$2.76$2.82 -$0.27 -$0.39
Rare Slot Average:$1.04$1.08$1.11$1.12-$0.04-$0.08
Rare Slot Deviation:$1.82$1.86$1.94$2.02-$0.04-$0.20
Buy-A-Box Promo:$0.22$0.23$0.21$0.20-$0.01+$0.02
Total Set Value:$93.65$97.42$100.50$101.39-$3.77-$7.74
Booster Box EV:$65.05$66.46$67.48$67.97-$1.41-$2.92
Overview

The rotation cards to watch here are the enemy fastlands. The allied fastlands all fetch $10 or more, with Blackcleave Cliffs at a massive $35. We won't see these spike quickly, but the allied fastlands were at the same prices we see these enemy versions when they rotated out of Standard. Fastlands have a lot of potential in Modern, and it isn't unrealistic to think that Spirebluff Canal might fetch something close to Blackcleave Cliffs level in a couple years.

Card Name 07/12
Price
07/05
Price
06/28
Price
06/21
Price
Change from 07/05 Change from 06/21
Sol Ring $358.03$354.83$353.83$357.27 +$3.20 +$0.76
Mox Opal $309.99$309.99$308.60$307.42 +$0.00 +$2.57
Mana Crypt $288.29$290.42$285.69$283.93 -$2.13 +$4.36
Mana Vault $224.87$217.55$217.55$214.96 +$7.32 +$9.91
Chalice of the Void $187.47$187.27$187.27$186.95 +$0.20 +$0.52
Ensnaring Bridge $166.61$166.61$156.65$154.25 +$0.00 +$12.36
Aether Vial $155.77$155.77$150.72$150.39 +$0.00 +$5.38
Crucible of Worlds $154.18$154.18$156.58$156.94 +$0.00 -$2.76
Engineered Explosives $150.96$150.96$150.96$149.37 +$0.00 +$1.59
Arcbound Ravager $141.55$141.55$141.55$140.81 +$0.00 +$0.74
Sword of Fire and Ice $136.03$133.15$125.31$123.07 +$2.88 +$12.96
Sword of Feast and Famine $135.87$135.07$137.24$138.26 +$0.80 -$2.39
Wurmcoil Engine $127.42$129.20$130.92$130.92 -$1.78 -$3.50
Lotus Petal $125.38$124.18$123.82$122.73 +$1.20 +$2.65
Chrome Mox $112.72$112.86$111.06$108.19 -$0.14 +$4.53
Chromatic Lantern $106.06$105.67$104.99$104.99 +$0.39 +$1.07
Platinum Angel $105.67$105.67$104.19$103.67 +$0.00 +$2.00
Ornithopter $103.03$103.03$101.70$101.89 +$0.00 +$1.14
Sword of War and Peace $101.45$101.22$99.87$98.47 +$0.23 +$2.98
Solemn Simulacrum $95.06$92.94$86.77$80.98 +$2.12 +$14.08
Paradox Engine $94.91$94.91$94.91$94.23 +$0.00 +$0.68
Lightning Greaves $93.94$93.94$93.90$93.10 +$0.00 +$0.84
Oblivion Stone $87.60$87.10$87.10$87.10 +$0.50 +$0.50
Sword of Light and Shadow $87.37$87.09$86.32$85.46 +$0.28 +$1.91
Sword of Body and Mind $84.03$84.22$83.38$84.64 -$0.19 -$0.61
Steel Overseer $82.77$82.77$82.37$82.37 +$0.00 +$0.40
Rings of Brighthearth $80.92$80.49$79.83$80.41 +$0.43 +$0.51
Trinisphere $79.10$80.27$80.07$80.87 -$1.17 -$1.77
Staff of Domination $77.32$76.22$75.74$75.74 +$1.10 +$1.58
Scroll Rack $73.52$72.72$72.34$70.91 +$0.80 +$2.61
Pithing Needle $72.53$71.95$71.55$70.96 +$0.58 +$1.57
Sphere of Resistance $68.31$68.31$68.31$67.68 +$0.00 +$0.63
Gauntlet of Power $66.99$66.99$65.49$63.86 +$0.00 +$3.13
Extraplanar Lens $64.06$63.62$63.10$62.11 +$0.44 +$1.95
Hangarback Walker $64.03$63.91$64.67$63.65 +$0.12 +$0.38
Defense Grid $62.05$61.50$61.50$60.55 +$0.55 +$1.50
Planar Bridge $61.13$60.26$60.26$60.26 +$0.87 +$0.87
Cloudstone Curio $56.95$56.95$56.95$57.27 +$0.00 -$0.32
Torrential Gearhulk $53.31$53.07$53.05$53.05 +$0.24 +$0.26
Vedalken Shackles $49.97$49.90$49.17$48.84 +$0.07 +$1.13
Champion's Helm $48.75$48.75$48.51$46.98 +$0.00 +$1.77
Sculpting Steel $46.50$46.18$46.01$44.83 +$0.32 +$1.67
Mind's Eye $45.63$45.11$45.11$43.44 +$0.52 +$2.19
Grindstone $44.72$42.84$42.49$42.21 +$1.88 +$2.51
Painter's Servant $44.05$44.05$42.62$43.84 +$0.00 +$0.21
Duplicant $43.36$43.36$43.36$42.95 +$0.00 +$0.41
Meekstone $42.11$41.47$39.49$38.62 +$0.64 +$3.49
Static Orb $41.30$40.96$40.46$38.40 +$0.34 +$2.90
Combustible Gearhulk $34.44$33.72$33.72$32.83 +$0.72 +$1.61
Noxious Gearhulk $34.40$34.14$34.14$34.37 +$0.26 +$0.03
Verdurous Gearhulk $32.26$32.26$32.26$31.75 +$0.00 +$0.51
Sundering Titan $31.83$31.54$31.54$31.26 +$0.29 +$0.57
Black Vise $28.49$28.64$27.67$27.50 -$0.15 +$0.99
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $24.67$24.67$24.67$23.98 +$0.00 +$0.69
KLD Invention Average:$107.14$106.48$105.49$104.65+$0.66+$2.48
AER Invention Average:$86.49$86.32$85.53$85.08+$0.17+$1.41
KLD Invention Deviation:$83.97$83.52$82.99$83.28+$0.45+$0.69
AER Invention Deviation:$41.88$42.10$41.57$41.36-$0.22+$0.52
KLD Box Value:$26.78$26.62$26.37$26.16+$0.16+$0.62
AER Box Value:$21.62$21.58$21.38$21.27+$0.04+$0.35
Total Set Value:$5,289.73$5,266.00$5,217.33$5,181.48+$23.73+$108.25
Overview

Inventions has been feature in our Magic Market Index for 94 weeks now. There's almost nothing to say that hasn't been said before, so allow me to repeat the most important thing to remember. The buyouts have scared many people off, but don't let the spikes fool you into thinking the high prices are temporary. These cards will forever hold value, and will absolutely continue to rise over time. Even the lowest card in the set, Cataclysmic Gearhulk, ticks up every few weeks. If you haven't invested in Inventions yet, but want to, you haven't missed the boat. You missed the initial jump, but the ship will be sailing for years to come.

Overall Summary

 

We've yet to see a real impact from Core 2019, but the set has only just now released. Perhaps when people actually get to play a Bolas and realize just how good he is, the meta will take a truly noticeable turn. Its unlikely that Red Aggro will be replaced as the premier deck, but we might at least see some shifts in the decks combating it.

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