Magic Market Index for Sep 21st, 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.


Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/20 09/20 09/20 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $3.10$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Buy-A-Box Promo: $18.88$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total Set Value: $275.96$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Booster Box EV: $130.80$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Hit Over Miss: 191%0%0%0%191.25%191.25%
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/20 09/20 09/20 ± Week ± Month
Assassin's Trophy $24.60
Vraska, Golgari Queen $13.64
Doom Whisperer $12.60
Ral, Izzet Viceroy $11.13
Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice $9.39
Divine Visitation $9.16
Mission Briefing $8.35
Watery Grave $8.31
Steam Vents $8.20
Nullhide Ferox $7.89
Sacred Foundry $7.86
Overgrown Tomb $6.94
Lazav, the Multifarious $6.91
Temple Garden $6.01
March of the Multitudes $5.90
Mnemonic Betrayal $5.84
Knight of Autumn $4.56
Thousand-Year Storm $4.34
Underrealm Lich $4.29
Chance for Glory $4.28
Trostani Discordant $4.19
Chromatic Lantern $3.90
Mausoleum Secrets $3.36
Legion Warboss $3.26
Risk Factor $3.20
Dream Eater $3.18
Tajic, Legion's Edge $2.86
Pelt Collector $2.75
Unmoored Ego $2.55
Arclight Phoenix $2.53
 
Commentary
Our first look at Guilds of Ravnica comes early! We're at peak preorder prices, so everything is so overinflated it's ridiculous. Right now prices are much less a result of monetary worth, and much more a direct indication of hype and anticipation. This table will shrink to half its size within two weeks, and we'll get a clearer picture of what's going to retain value. Individual cards should be weighed for their merit, with price predictions viewed more as gambles for the time being.

The rare Assassin's Trophy is the most expensive card here, beating out all of the mythics for the top seat. This is assuredly inflated, but this card isn't going to go away either. It's removal that's playable in every single format that it's legal for, and follows Abrupt Decay and Maelstrom Pulse in a line of powerful Golgari removal spells. Both see significant play, and Assassin's Trophy is arguing to replace them. Whether it will succeed or not influences its price greatly. It might become one of the top removal cards for Standard regardless, but offering significant Eternal play boosts it to another level.
Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $1.31$1.34$1.32$1.39-$0.03-$0.08
Buy-A-Box Promo: $18.23$18.55$21.56$20.72-$0.32-$2.49
Total Set Value: $138.56$141.19$139.97$148.05-$2.63-$9.49
Booster Box EV: $54.74$54.28$53.47$56.56$0.47-$1.82
Hit Over Miss: 271%268%271%269%2.45%1.52%
Top 5 Movers
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Stitcher's Supplier $2.07$1.28$1.07$0.86$0.79$1.21
Tezzeret, Artifice Master $5.96$6.66$6.77$7.53-$0.70-$1.57
Bone Dragon $1.48$0.84$0.74$0.81$0.64$0.67
Liliana, Untouched by Death $4.64$5.26$5.48$6.78-$0.62-$2.14
Vivien Reid $6.68$6.34$5.95$6.31$0.34$0.37
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager $22.45$22.42$23.11$23.53$0.03-$1.08
Crucible of Worlds $14.46$14.31$14.16$14.54$0.15-$0.08
Sarkhan, Fireblood $12.68$12.35$11.73$13.83$0.33-$1.15
Resplendent Angel $8.45$8.63$8.19$9.06-$0.18-$0.61
Scapeshift $8.18$8.30$8.44$8.86-$0.12-$0.68
Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants $7.55$7.45$7.04$7.30$0.10$0.25
Vivien Reid $6.68$6.34$5.95$6.31$0.34$0.37
Tezzeret, Artifice Master $5.96$6.66$6.77$7.53-$0.70-$1.57
Liliana, Untouched by Death $4.64$5.26$5.48$6.78-$0.62-$2.14
Omniscience $4.11$4.34$4.35$4.73-$0.23-$0.62
Arcades, the Strategist $3.64$3.83$4.11$4.81-$0.19-$1.17
Sai, Master Thopterist $3.20$3.30$3.21$3.11-$0.10$0.09
Death Baron $2.69$2.87$2.76$2.78-$0.18-$0.09
Supreme Phantom $2.38$2.30$2.52$2.65$0.08-$0.27
Chromium, the Mutable $2.17$2.18$2.38$2.77-$0.01-$0.60
Stitcher's Supplier $2.07$1.28$1.07$0.86$0.79$1.21
 
Commentary
Stitcher's Supplier joins our tables out of nowhere, as its synergy with Guilds of Ravnica takes it to new heights. Its graveyard ability bolsters Golgari's undergrowth mechanic and adds card advantage with Izzet's jump-start spells. Sticher's Supplier could easily become a staple in either, allowing him to remain close to his current price.
Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $1.77$1.72$1.73$1.67$0.05$0.10
Buy-A-Box Promo: $2.34$1.98$2.14$2.33$0.36$0.01
Total Set Value: $185.86$180.93$183.73$176.92$4.93$8.94
Booster Box EV: $76.83$72.12$73.85$71.73$4.71$5.11
Hit Over Miss: 394%403%403%404%-8.72%-9.8%
Top 5 Movers
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
History of Benalia $10.41$9.16$9.30$8.91$1.25$1.50
Lyra Dawnbringer $12.70$11.66$11.99$11.31$1.04$1.39
Muldrotha, the Gravetide $3.53$2.92$2.34$2.00$0.61$1.53
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria $45.27$44.67$44.76$41.25$0.60$4.02
Verix Bladewing $2.68$2.33$2.66$2.56$0.35$0.12
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria $45.27$44.67$44.76$41.25$0.60$4.02
Karn, Scion of Urza $26.66$26.55$27.34$28.44$0.11-$1.78
Lyra Dawnbringer $12.70$11.66$11.99$11.31$1.04$1.39
History of Benalia $10.41$9.16$9.30$8.91$1.25$1.50
Mox Amber $9.71$9.92$9.89$9.56-$0.21$0.15
Sulfur Falls $4.67$4.33$4.27$4.15$0.34$0.52
Woodland Cemetery $3.95$3.73$3.30$3.19$0.22$0.76
Goblin Chainwhirler $3.87$3.83$3.59$3.77$0.04$0.10
Jaya Ballard $3.79$3.70$3.64$3.62$0.09$0.17
Steel Leaf Champion $3.73$3.76$3.77$3.51-$0.03$0.22
Muldrotha, the Gravetide $3.53$2.92$2.34$2.00$0.61$1.53
Isolated Chapel $2.90$2.80$2.79$2.78$0.10$0.12
Gilded Lotus $2.79$2.75$2.76$2.59$0.04$0.20
Verix Bladewing $2.68$2.33$2.66$2.56$0.35$0.12
Hinterland Harbor $2.59$2.53$2.45$2.33$0.06$0.26
Shalai, Voice of Plenty $2.55$2.51$2.39$2.40$0.04$0.15
Helm of the Host $2.07$1.85$2.06$2.10$0.22-$0.03
Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain $2.04$2.01$1.98$1.99$0.03$0.05
 
Commentary
The rumors of this set's financial death were very premature. This is the sixth week in a row that we've seen solid rebounding, and it's a welcome site. Dominaria was a beloved set for its nostalgia and unique feel, but took a massive financial dive a couple months after its release. It has now mostly clawed its way out of the hole and made up almost all of the ground that it lost. It still remains very top heavy, with nearly 400% hit-over-miss, but even that number is shrinking. We're not out of the hole completely, but we're making good progress.
Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $1.81$1.82$1.85$1.84$0.00-$0.02
Buy-A-Box Promo: $0.18$0.17$0.16$0.15$0.01$0.03
Total Set Value: $154.28$155.68$158.38$157.11-$1.40-$2.83
Booster Box EV: $77.34$78.01$79.44$78.09-$0.67-$0.75
Hit Over Miss: 239%238%244%244%1.13%-4.57%
Top 5 Movers
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
The Immortal Sun $10.23$10.77$11.17$11.38-$0.54-$1.15
Ghalta, Primal Hunger $8.87$8.33$8.91$8.48$0.54$0.39
Rekindling Phoenix $20.98$21.48$22.00$22.34-$0.50-$1.36
Huatli, Radiant Champion $5.26$5.00$5.14$5.14$0.26$0.12
Twilight Prophet $8.12$8.29$7.84$7.15-$0.17$0.97
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rekindling Phoenix $20.98$21.48$22.00$22.34-$0.50-$1.36
The Immortal Sun $10.23$10.77$11.17$11.38-$0.54-$1.15
Zacama, Primal Calamity $10.02$9.88$9.87$10.14$0.14-$0.12
Ghalta, Primal Hunger $8.87$8.33$8.91$8.48$0.54$0.39
Twilight Prophet $8.12$8.29$7.84$7.15-$0.17$0.97
Elenda, the Dusk Rose $6.90$6.89$6.95$6.95$0.01-$0.05
Angrath, the Flame-Chained $5.64$5.73$5.88$5.79-$0.09-$0.15
Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca $5.29$5.37$5.40$5.44-$0.08-$0.15
Huatli, Radiant Champion $5.26$5.00$5.14$5.14$0.26$0.12
Wayward Swordtooth $5.03$5.06$5.17$5.16-$0.03-$0.13
Jadelight Ranger $4.96$4.84$4.87$4.56$0.12$0.40
Etali, Primal Storm $4.17$4.07$4.37$4.21$0.10-$0.04
Tendershoot Dryad $3.75$3.78$3.72$3.66-$0.03$0.09
Azor's Gateway $3.46$3.46$3.71$3.59$0.00-$0.13
Radiant Destiny $3.18$3.26$3.23$3.00-$0.08$0.18
Dire Fleet Daredevil $2.75$2.69$2.42$2.44$0.06$0.31
Polyraptor $2.52$2.65$2.76$2.80-$0.13-$0.28
Nezahal, Primal Tide $2.35$2.19$2.29$2.67$0.16-$0.32
Timestream Navigator $2.32$2.32$2.38$2.45$0.00-$0.13
Journey to Eternity $2.02$1.86$1.88$1.98$0.16$0.04
 
Commentary
Rivals dips this week, as the uncertainty of a whole new Standard looms over us. With four sets leaving and a new set coming in, half the Standard card pool is changing, and such a large change always brings unpredictability. Rivals has always been a strong set, but it has a completely different playing field to adjust to.
Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $1.90$1.86$1.87$1.80$0.04$0.09
Buy-A-Box Promo: $0.17$0.19$0.17$0.20-$0.02-$0.03
Total Set Value: $181.23$177.08$176.88$172.33$4.15$8.90
Booster Box EV: $90.14$87.24$86.42$84.94$2.90$5.21
Hit Over Miss: 254%249%251%243%4.8%10.85%
Top 5 Movers
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Search for Azcanta $20.86$19.29$19.77$16.96$1.57$3.90
Carnage Tyrant $18.40$17.48$16.81$16.23$0.92$2.17
Vraska, Relic Seeker $8.29$7.71$7.59$7.73$0.58$0.56
Legion's Landing $3.17$2.87$2.92$2.63$0.30$0.54
Huatli, Warrior Poet $2.95$2.66$2.79$2.80$0.29$0.15
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Search for Azcanta $20.86$19.29$19.77$16.96$1.57$3.90
Carnage Tyrant $18.40$17.48$16.81$16.23$0.92$2.17
Vraska's Contempt $13.09$12.95$13.47$12.97$0.14$0.12
Vraska, Relic Seeker $8.29$7.71$7.59$7.73$0.58$0.56
Settle the Wreckage $6.34$6.43$6.36$6.46-$0.09-$0.12
Growing Rites of Itlimoc $5.50$5.45$5.47$5.14$0.05$0.36
Glacial Fortress $4.91$5.05$5.06$4.94-$0.14-$0.03
Drowned Catacomb $4.88$4.69$4.92$4.49$0.19$0.39
Sunpetal Grove $4.33$4.23$3.75$3.57$0.10$0.76
Treasure Map $3.59$3.36$3.69$3.85$0.23-$0.26
Vanquisher's Banner $3.42$3.49$3.48$3.54-$0.07-$0.12
Dragonskull Summit $3.40$3.26$3.12$3.17$0.14$0.23
Field of Ruin $3.38$3.17$2.81$3.21$0.21$0.17
Rootbound Crag $3.31$3.15$3.24$3.30$0.16$0.01
Legion's Landing $3.17$2.87$2.92$2.63$0.30$0.54
Sorcerous Spyglass $3.02$3.03$3.17$3.21-$0.01-$0.19
Huatli, Warrior Poet $2.95$2.66$2.79$2.80$0.29$0.15
Ripjaw Raptor $2.94$2.82$2.78$2.88$0.12$0.06
Siren Stormtamer $2.93$2.87$2.74$2.71$0.06$0.22
Gishath, Sun's Avatar $2.91$2.92$3.12$2.84-$0.01$0.07
Jace, Cunning Castaway $2.84$2.80$2.94$2.92$0.04-$0.08
Hostage Taker $2.67$2.53$2.48$2.22$0.14$0.45
Thaumatic Compass $2.57$2.69$2.71$2.73-$0.12-$0.16
Vona, Butcher of Magan $2.30$2.30$2.16$2.24$0.00$0.06
Shapers' Sanctuary $2.04$2.23$2.25$2.17-$0.19-$0.13
 
Commentary
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Rivals' uneasy hits this week become Ixalan's gains. There exists a balance between all of the cards of Standard, and as some fall during this precarious period, others will rise. We'll see quite a few ups and downs in the coming weeks, as the massive Standard shift starts to unfold. Remember, Guilds of Ravnica was finished spoiling only days ago, and prerelease is still a week away. It takes time for the meta to unfold, and every change between now and then is merely conjecture.
Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $1.19$1.27$1.27$1.29-$0.08-$0.10
Buy-A-Box Promo: $0.28$0.28$0.29$0.29$0.00-$0.01
Total Set Value: $90.66$96.09$95.91$97.35-$5.43-$6.69
Booster Box EV: $63.54$66.50$66.58$68.43-$2.95-$4.89
Hit Over Miss: 470%450%437%437%20.14%33.49%
Top 5 Movers
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh $6.06$6.80$6.15$5.65-$0.74$0.41
Crested Sunmare $4.24$4.87$4.86$5.02-$0.63-$0.78
The Scarab God $13.04$13.61$13.54$14.38-$0.57-$1.34
Overwhelming Splendor $1.78$2.32$2.39$2.08-$0.54-$0.30
Champion of Wits $1.02$1.41$1.47$1.61-$0.39-$0.59
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
The Scarab God $13.04$13.61$13.54$14.38-$0.57-$1.34
Razaketh, the Foulblooded $6.52$6.82$7.20$6.72-$0.30-$0.20
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh $6.06$6.80$6.15$5.65-$0.74$0.41
The Locust God $5.86$5.96$6.11$5.96-$0.10-$0.10
Torment of Hailfire $5.15$5.49$5.10$5.40-$0.34-$0.25
Neheb, the Eternal $4.35$4.37$4.48$4.41-$0.02-$0.06
Crested Sunmare $4.24$4.87$4.86$5.02-$0.63-$0.78
Ramunap Excavator $3.77$3.80$3.84$3.66-$0.03$0.11
Mirage Mirror $3.14$3.16$3.17$3.19-$0.02-$0.05
Nimble Obstructionist $2.87$3.09$3.13$3.26-$0.22-$0.39
Fraying Sanity $2.57$2.76$2.62$2.64-$0.19-$0.07
Abrade $2.08$1.87$1.35$2.16$0.21-$0.08
 
Commentary
We start off our goodbyes with Hour. The drastic falls we see here are perfectly expected. The set's life in Standard comes to an end, and people are looking to flip all of their old cards for new. As we've gone over the past few weeks, the only cards worth holding on to are the ones that will see eternal play. Pick these up while they're hitting rock bottom prices. It may be several months before you can start to get reliable profit from them, but patience is always a more reliable friend.
Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $0.98$1.05$1.10$1.15-$0.07-$0.17
Buy-A-Box Promo: $0.55$0.44$0.41$0.40$0.11$0.15
Total Set Value: $100.82$106.81$111.33$116.24-$5.99-$15.42
Booster Box EV: $53.96$56.73$60.09$62.88-$2.77-$8.92
Hit Over Miss: 479%451%455%456%27.2%22.54%
Top 5 Movers
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rhonas the Indomitable $8.91$10.60$11.47$12.40-$1.69-$3.49
Gideon of the Trials $5.30$5.79$5.97$6.65-$0.49-$1.35
Commit // Memory $1.21$1.67$1.80$1.49-$0.46-$0.28
Sheltered Thicket $1.52$1.89$1.97$1.88-$0.37-$0.36
Prowling Serpopard $1.28$1.62$1.75$1.93-$0.34-$0.65
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rhonas the Indomitable $8.91$10.60$11.47$12.40-$1.69-$3.49
Liliana, Death's Majesty $6.99$6.66$8.20$8.83$0.33-$1.84
As Foretold $5.70$5.78$5.57$5.68-$0.08$0.02
Anointed Procession $5.43$5.33$5.68$5.66$0.10-$0.23
Gideon of the Trials $5.30$5.79$5.97$6.65-$0.49-$1.35
Hazoret the Fervent $3.56$3.58$3.93$4.40-$0.02-$0.84
Nissa, Steward of Elements $3.35$3.63$3.70$3.46-$0.28-$0.11
Fetid Pools $2.95$3.08$3.24$3.46-$0.13-$0.51
Vizier of the Menagerie $2.88$2.87$2.82$2.85$0.01$0.03
Canyon Slough $2.85$3.18$3.43$3.50-$0.33-$0.65
Lord of the Accursed $2.28$2.27$2.06$2.30$0.01-$0.02
Oketra the True $2.05$2.04$2.05$1.99$0.01$0.06
Combat Celebrant $2.01$2.19$2.35$2.24-$0.18-$0.23
 
Commentary
Five cards see positive change on our table, and all five have something in common: the Standard rotation isn't their death knell. Modern and Legacy have the strongest impact for eternal-worthy card pricing, but Commander should never be overlooked. Anointed Procession will have value for years to come, owing most of that value to its love in Commander.
Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
AKH Average: $51.83$51.90$52.10$52.25-$0.07-$0.42
HOU Average: $51.83$52.00$52.49$52.50-$0.17-$0.67
AKH Box EV: $12.96$12.98$13.02$13.06-$0.02-$0.11
HOU Box EV: $12.96$13.00$13.12$13.13-$0.04-$0.17
Total Set Value: $2,452.91$2,457.37$2,464.32$2,468.26-$4.46-$15.35
Top 5 Movers
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Through the Breach $89.44$91.35$91.35$91.80-$1.91-$2.36
Rhonas the Indomitable $54.31$55.72$56.40$56.40-$1.41-$2.09
No Mercy $44.30$45.42$45.42$45.42-$1.12-$1.12
Force of Will $212.61$211.62$209.73$209.34$0.99$3.27
Blood Moon $157.32$158.31$158.77$158.77-$0.99-$1.45
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Force of Will $212.61$211.62$209.73$209.34$0.99$3.27
Thoughtseize $161.57$160.75$168.53$168.41$0.82-$6.84
Blood Moon $157.32$158.31$158.77$158.77-$0.99-$1.45
Omniscience $112.43$112.83$113.37$113.77-$0.40-$1.34
Damnation $104.95$104.43$104.43$103.77$0.52$1.18
The Scarab God $94.21$94.03$95.01$94.81$0.18-$0.60
Through the Breach $89.44$91.35$91.35$91.80-$1.91-$2.36
Hazoret the Fervent $86.70$86.70$86.43$86.43$0.00$0.27
Cryptic Command $80.91$81.26$81.26$81.26-$0.35-$0.35
Daze $73.09$72.60$76.86$79.15$0.49-$6.06
Maelstrom Pulse $67.44$67.44$68.28$68.68$0.00-$1.24
Consecrated Sphinx $66.72$66.86$67.10$67.70-$0.14-$0.98
Counterspell $60.49$60.21$60.49$60.63$0.28-$0.14
Containment Priest $56.54$56.43$56.43$55.81$0.11$0.73
Rhonas the Indomitable $54.31$55.72$56.40$56.40-$1.41-$2.09
Entomb $54.04$54.15$54.45$54.35-$0.11-$0.31
Dark Ritual $52.45$53.01$53.49$53.93-$0.56-$1.48
Spell Pierce $51.29$51.43$51.53$51.53-$0.14-$0.24
Wrath of God $49.89$49.18$49.01$49.01$0.71$0.88
The Locust God $49.68$49.28$49.61$49.33$0.40$0.35
Pact of Negation $48.57$48.59$49.11$49.91-$0.02-$1.34
Stifle $44.88$44.88$44.08$44.08$0.00$0.80
No Mercy $44.30$45.42$45.42$45.42-$1.12-$1.12
Diabolic Intent $40.84$41.64$42.80$42.80-$0.80-$1.96
Choke $40.32$40.43$40.68$40.65-$0.11-$0.33
Counterbalance $40.08$40.18$39.10$38.11-$0.10$1.97
Capsize $39.25$39.58$40.09$40.09-$0.33-$0.84
Lord of Extinction $35.47$35.47$35.47$35.39$0.00$0.08
Worship $35.11$35.49$34.47$34.47-$0.38$0.64
Austere Command $32.68$32.79$32.51$32.51-$0.11$0.17
Diabolic Edict $32.31$32.31$32.63$32.87$0.00-$0.56
Aggravated Assault $32.05$32.05$32.05$32.23$0.00-$0.18
Armageddon $31.85$31.85$31.80$31.80$0.00$0.05
Chain Lightning $31.24$31.24$31.24$31.88$0.00-$0.64
Mind Twist $29.90$30.00$30.00$30.18-$0.10-$0.28
Loyal Retainers $29.39$29.39$29.16$29.16$0.00$0.23
Vindicate $29.28$29.47$29.60$29.62-$0.19-$0.34
Forbid $28.31$28.08$28.04$28.02$0.23$0.29
The Scorpion God $28.19$28.41$28.41$28.37-$0.22-$0.18
Attrition $28.11$28.11$28.06$28.42$0.00-$0.31
Doomsday $26.34$26.95$27.19$26.63-$0.61-$0.29
Aven Mindcensor $25.88$25.88$25.89$25.87$0.00$0.01
Slaughter Pact $24.88$25.00$25.15$24.82-$0.12$0.06
Bontu the Glorified $24.52$24.52$24.46$24.46$0.00$0.06
Oketra the True $24.03$24.06$24.06$23.84-$0.03$0.19
Kefnet the Mindful $23.94$23.94$23.90$23.96$0.00-$0.02
Shatterstorm $23.00$23.00$22.85$23.63$0.00-$0.63
Opposition $22.70$22.70$23.00$23.60$0.00-$0.90
Avatar of Woe $20.76$20.61$20.61$20.77$0.15-$0.01
Desolation Angel $19.71$19.83$19.85$19.85-$0.12-$0.14
Sunder $19.57$19.64$19.52$19.56-$0.07$0.01
Boil $19.35$19.56$19.66$19.73-$0.21-$0.38
Divert $19.22$19.22$19.22$19.26$0.00-$0.04
Threads of Disloyalty $17.99$18.21$18.21$18.21-$0.22-$0.22
 
Commentary
Goodbye Invocations, I shall not miss the headaches you've given me over the past year and a half. Allow me to repeat the drumming I've said many times: this set will appreciate over time. If you have any Invocations, store them away for as long as you can. They are a savings account unto themselves.
Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $1.30$1.32$1.35$1.37-$0.02-$0.07
Buy-A-Box Promo: $2.06$1.97$1.86$2.03$0.09$0.03
Total Set Value: $92.44$94.27$95.56$96.88-$1.83-$4.44
Booster Box EV: $79.04$79.95$81.44$82.90-$0.91-$3.86
Hit Over Miss: 717%704%671%661%13.75%56.12%
Top 5 Movers
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Walking Ballista $13.20$11.87$12.17$11.75$1.33$1.45
Metallic Mimic $4.97$5.72$6.12$5.81-$0.75-$0.84
Paradox Engine $16.21$16.91$15.94$16.21-$0.70$0.00
Disallow $3.07$3.61$3.94$4.23-$0.54-$1.16
Ajani Unyielding $2.32$2.63$2.67$2.72-$0.31-$0.40
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Paradox Engine $16.21$16.91$15.94$16.21-$0.70$0.00
Walking Ballista $13.20$11.87$12.17$11.75$1.33$1.45
Baral, Chief of Compliance $5.35$5.40$5.41$5.09-$0.05$0.26
Metallic Mimic $4.97$5.72$6.12$5.81-$0.75-$0.84
Heroic Intervention $4.91$4.88$5.22$6.10$0.03-$1.19
Fatal Push $4.25$4.17$3.92$4.27$0.08-$0.02
Mechanized Production $3.63$3.88$3.71$3.72-$0.25-$0.09
Disallow $3.07$3.61$3.94$4.23-$0.54-$1.16
Planar Bridge $2.96$2.96$2.99$3.13$0.00-$0.17
Whir of Invention $2.56$2.65$2.24$1.84-$0.09$0.72
Ajani Unyielding $2.32$2.63$2.67$2.72-$0.31-$0.40
 
Commentary
Aether Revolt was a strong set, and will be remembered well. It's finances were fickle, almost entirely due to the presence of the Inventions masterpieces. One one hand, it brought prices down to a more attainable level for the normal player, but on the other it made most of the set's core weak and profitless. Profitable investment became hinged almost solely on Inventions. There's a lot to be learned with the addition of masterpieces, and perhaps the eventual second try will handle the nuances more elegantly.
Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $0.97$0.99$0.98$1.00-$0.02-$0.02
Buy-A-Box Promo: $0.23$0.23$0.23$0.22$0.00$0.01
Total Set Value: $87.18$88.91$88.94$89.73-$1.73-$2.55
Booster Box EV: $62.91$62.65$62.39$64.08$0.26-$1.17
Hit Over Miss: 827%827%823%793%-0.2%34.14%
Top 5 Movers
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Chandra, Torch of Defiance $10.58$11.05$10.03$10.85-$0.47-$0.27
Saheeli Rai $4.36$4.75$4.72$4.67-$0.39-$0.31
Foundry Inspector $0.89$0.58$0.83$0.82$0.31$0.07
Authority of the Consuls $1.54$1.82$1.99$2.14-$0.28-$0.60
Nissa, Vital Force $4.87$5.13$5.45$4.82-$0.26$0.05
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Chandra, Torch of Defiance $10.58$11.05$10.03$10.85-$0.47-$0.27
Spirebluff Canal $6.11$5.98$6.14$6.24$0.13-$0.13
Nissa, Vital Force $4.87$5.13$5.45$4.82-$0.26$0.05
Blooming Marsh $4.52$4.41$4.28$4.56$0.11-$0.04
Panharmonicon $4.41$4.26$3.84$3.70$0.15$0.71
Saheeli Rai $4.36$4.75$4.72$4.67-$0.39-$0.31
Torrential Gearhulk $4.30$4.43$4.96$4.69-$0.13-$0.39
Inventors' Fair $2.88$2.92$2.89$2.95-$0.04-$0.07
Aetherflux Reservoir $2.86$2.61$2.69$2.44$0.25$0.42
Botanical Sanctum $2.73$2.83$3.07$3.13-$0.10-$0.40
Noxious Gearhulk $2.67$2.80$2.64$2.54-$0.13$0.13
Combustible Gearhulk $2.14$2.23$2.36$2.27-$0.09-$0.13
Concealed Courtyard $2.00$2.21$2.14$2.52-$0.21-$0.52
 
Commentary
Kaladesh has a very interesting table as we look at it one last time. Everything that remains is playable in one eternal format or another. While depreciation will inevitably occur on some, they will all retain at least most of their value. The fast lands could easily bound back in the coming years, becoming staple lands in various Modern builds. These are the lowest prices we've seen on many of these cards, so don't be afraid to grab them up now.
Set Overview
Metric 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
KLD Invention Average: $107.07$106.99$106.62$106.67$0.09$0.40
AER Invention Average: $85.55$85.88$86.19$86.64-$0.33-$1.10
KLD Invention Deviation: $84.83$84.12$83.55$83.46$0.71$1.37
AER Invention Deviation: $42.83$42.89$42.89$42.69-$0.06$0.14
KLD Box Value: $26.77$26.75$26.65$26.67$0.02$0.10
AER Box Value: $21.39$21.47$21.55$21.66-$0.08-$0.27
Total Set Value: $5,265.30$5,270.68$5,267.20$5,279.59-$5.38-$14.29
Top 5 Movers
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Platinum Angel $98.81$108.64$108.64$108.64-$9.83-$9.83
Mana Crypt $300.96$292.17$286.41$286.90$8.79$14.06
Scroll Rack $89.29$84.91$84.26$83.22$4.38$6.07
Rings of Brighthearth $74.84$79.12$79.93$80.85-$4.28-$6.01
Mox Opal $295.93$298.11$300.81$302.41-$2.18-$6.48
Top Cards
Card 09/20 09/13 09/06 08/30 ± Week ± Month
Sol Ring $363.17$361.81$359.66$358.22$1.36$4.95
Mana Crypt $300.96$292.17$286.41$286.90$8.79$14.06
Mox Opal $295.93$298.11$300.81$302.41-$2.18-$6.48
Mana Vault $234.39$234.83$234.83$233.39-$0.44$1.00
Chalice of the Void $189.27$189.27$189.27$189.27$0.00$0.00
Ensnaring Bridge $170.21$169.46$169.22$170.02$0.75$0.19
Aether Vial $165.11$164.47$156.64$156.64$0.64$8.47
Engineered Explosives $152.40$152.96$152.80$152.80-$0.56-$0.40
Arcbound Ravager $148.07$148.07$149.83$149.83$0.00-$1.76
Crucible of Worlds $140.99$143.04$144.55$144.55-$2.05-$3.56
Sword of Fire and Ice $135.45$135.05$135.97$135.97$0.40-$0.52
Sword of Feast and Famine $132.20$131.48$131.30$132.79$0.72-$0.59
Lotus Petal $130.21$128.48$128.48$126.59$1.73$3.62
Wurmcoil Engine $125.41$124.22$124.77$124.77$1.19$0.64
Chrome Mox $103.13$103.95$103.59$105.59-$0.82-$2.46
Chromatic Lantern $102.15$102.15$102.54$102.56$0.00-$0.41
Sword of War and Peace $102.04$102.32$102.67$102.67-$0.28-$0.63
Platinum Angel $98.81$108.64$108.64$108.64-$9.83-$9.83
Ornithopter $97.84$97.84$97.84$97.84$0.00$0.00
Solemn Simulacrum $96.88$98.34$98.69$98.94-$1.46-$2.06
Paradox Engine $93.94$93.61$93.69$93.69$0.33$0.25
Lightning Greaves $90.74$91.16$91.59$91.59-$0.42-$0.85
Scroll Rack $89.29$84.91$84.26$83.22$4.38$6.07
Sword of Light and Shadow $86.15$87.03$87.47$87.22-$0.88-$1.07
Oblivion Stone $85.32$85.72$85.76$86.32-$0.40-$1.00
Steel Overseer $81.08$82.47$82.47$82.69-$1.39-$1.61
Sword of Body and Mind $79.97$79.97$83.10$83.10$0.00-$3.13
Trinisphere $79.53$78.45$78.57$78.25$1.08$1.28
Staff of Domination $76.29$75.24$75.49$75.67$1.05$0.62
Hangarback Walker $75.59$74.11$69.85$68.68$1.48$6.91
Rings of Brighthearth $74.84$79.12$79.93$80.85-$4.28-$6.01
Pithing Needle $71.93$71.93$71.33$73.44$0.00-$1.51
Sphere of Resistance $66.94$66.58$66.14$66.05$0.36$0.89
Extraplanar Lens $58.31$58.14$58.19$58.71$0.17-$0.40
Cloudstone Curio $54.80$55.14$56.05$56.05-$0.34-$1.25
Gauntlet of Power $54.62$56.39$57.86$57.86-$1.77-$3.24
Planar Bridge $53.45$53.44$53.78$57.31$0.01-$3.86
Defense Grid $53.43$53.43$54.42$55.94$0.00-$2.51
Meekstone $53.36$53.00$52.77$52.75$0.36$0.61
Torrential Gearhulk $52.67$52.89$53.23$53.49-$0.22-$0.82
Champion's Helm $49.18$49.44$49.84$50.01-$0.26-$0.83
Vedalken Shackles $47.23$47.91$49.03$49.62-$0.68-$2.39
Painter's Servant $46.72$46.72$45.80$45.80$0.00$0.92
Grindstone $45.92$45.92$45.68$45.68$0.00$0.24
Sculpting Steel $43.96$44.40$44.38$44.74-$0.44-$0.78
Duplicant $41.66$43.12$43.68$45.11-$1.46-$3.45
Mind's Eye $40.32$41.16$41.97$42.81-$0.84-$2.49
Static Orb $38.55$38.52$38.66$38.64$0.03-$0.09
Noxious Gearhulk $37.93$37.32$36.85$36.85$0.61$1.08
Combustible Gearhulk $37.67$37.47$37.13$37.69$0.20-$0.02
Verdurous Gearhulk $32.50$32.50$32.22$32.02$0.00$0.48
Sundering Titan $32.36$32.36$32.57$32.49$0.00-$0.13
Black Vise $29.40$29.42$29.42$29.42-$0.02-$0.02
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $25.03$25.03$25.51$25.44$0.00-$0.41
 
Commentary
We've had a love-hate relationship with Inventions over the past two years. Three rounds of buyouts divided us greatly. Those who got in early saw massive profit spikes, other jumped on board hoping for a repeat, some were outpriced on what they wanted, and still others were just left scratching their heads thinking we were all crazy. Many of these cards are legendary, timeless treasures even in normal fashion, and these masterpiece counterparts will become truly mythical.

Parting Thoughts...

This is the most tumultuous time Standard ever has, with almost as many cards leaving and joining the format as stay. Uncertainty in the format creates uncertainty in the market, as a card's price is naturally driven by its use. All of the decks that were solid last week have been ripped apart. They'll have to piece themselves back together and adapt to an entirely new field to survive. New decks are coming, and nothing will be the same. All of this adds up to a violent time in the market, where good cards can fall, and cards that weren't worth a second look before coming into their own.

Be wary of anyone who "has it all figured out," but watch what people are building closely. This weekend's World Championships will be a time where the pros discuss the new meta with eachother, so watch any articles coming from them if you want to get an idea of where Standard is heading. Our fist major tournaments to feature the new Standard won't be for another month, with Grand Prix New Jersey and Grand Prix Lille coming this time in October. This is when the format will start to truly cement its new meta. Between now and then, we'll be on uneasy street.

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