Magic Market Index for Dec 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.

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With the busyness of the holidays upon us, I find myself without adequate time to dive into the nuances of each set's market. As such, I will present each set's tables without commentary. The overall trend, however, is quite clear, and well worth discussing. The standard market is starting to settle down, and level out from the downward trend its been having. Each set is starting to relax, with several sets even beginning a small rebound. The market waxes and wanes, as interest and excitement change with the season. The Magic Wold Cup was last weekend, generating a bit of buzz, and Ravnica Allegiance fast approaching. The coming set brings with it excitement and hype that breathes more life into the market. It's a welcome change, as this slump has been longer and rougher than expected. Hopefully by next week, we'll have seen each of the sets start their rebound.
Set Overview
Metric 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $2.17$2.15$2.32$2.43$0.02-$0.17
Buy-A-Box Promo: $4.49$5.73$3.74$4.68-$1.24-$0.19
Total Set Value: $182.59$181.67$193.68$200.11$0.92-$12.01
Booster Box EV: $98.30$96.75$98.21$102.14$1.55-$1.45
Hit Over Miss: 235%236%237%228%-1.48%6.9%
Top 5 Movers
Card 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Divine Visitation $4.90$3.49$3.98$4.10$1.41$0.80
Pelt Collector $2.62$1.54$1.35$1.52$1.08$1.10
Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice $4.80$5.79$7.06$7.50-$0.99-$2.70
Vraska, Golgari Queen $4.67$5.37$6.16$6.47-$0.70-$1.80
Doom Whisperer $11.34$12.04$14.59$15.42-$0.70-$4.08
Top Cards
Card 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Arclight Phoenix $25.09$24.85$25.37$22.61$0.24$2.48
Assassin's Trophy $11.39$11.07$11.89$12.76$0.32-$1.37
Doom Whisperer $11.34$12.04$14.59$15.42-$0.70-$4.08
Steam Vents $10.75$10.26$10.69$11.22$0.49-$0.47
Watery Grave $7.86$7.73$8.05$8.30$0.13-$0.44
Sacred Foundry $6.69$6.52$7.06$7.57$0.17-$0.88
Overgrown Tomb $6.09$6.38$6.63$6.80-$0.29-$0.71
Niv-Mizzet, Parun $5.32$5.08$5.19$6.05$0.24-$0.73
Divine Visitation $4.90$3.49$3.98$4.10$1.41$0.80
March of the Multitudes $4.86$5.37$5.81$6.08-$0.51-$1.22
Ral, Izzet Viceroy $4.83$5.02$5.39$5.71-$0.19-$0.88
Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice $4.80$5.79$7.06$7.50-$0.99-$2.70
Vraska, Golgari Queen $4.67$5.37$6.16$6.47-$0.70-$1.80
Temple Garden $4.38$4.65$4.74$4.88-$0.27-$0.50
Risk Factor $4.20$4.44$4.52$5.22-$0.24-$1.02
Chromatic Lantern $3.25$3.20$3.23$3.32$0.05-$0.07
Nullhide Ferox $2.80$2.39$2.56$2.45$0.41$0.35
Pelt Collector $2.62$1.54$1.35$1.52$1.08$1.10
Knight of Autumn $2.34$2.32$2.67$2.87$0.02-$0.53
Experimental Frenzy $2.18$2.09$2.46$2.46$0.09-$0.28
Runaway Steam-Kin $2.12$2.37$2.35$2.40-$0.25-$0.28
Trostani Discordant $2.07$1.90$2.51$2.63$0.17-$0.56
Dream Eater $2.05$2.16$2.41$2.48-$0.11-$0.43
 
Set Overview
Metric 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $1.54$1.56$1.62$1.62-$0.03-$0.09
Buy-A-Box Promo: $13.30$11.19$11.28$11.53$2.11$1.77
Total Set Value: $164.94$166.91$172.41$172.43-$1.97-$7.49
Booster Box EV: $64.06$65.23$66.97$67.19-$1.16-$3.13
Hit Over Miss: 301%314%316%314%-13.44%-13.77%
Top 5 Movers
Card 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Vivien Reid $20.90$22.18$21.74$20.96-$1.28-$0.06
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager $19.83$20.89$22.31$22.42-$1.06-$2.59
Resplendent Angel $15.30$16.30$17.13$16.97-$1.00-$1.67
Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants $11.27$10.34$11.36$11.98$0.93-$0.71
Banefire $4.38$5.15$5.19$5.19-$0.77-$0.81
Top Cards
Card 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Vivien Reid $20.90$22.18$21.74$20.96-$1.28-$0.06
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager $19.83$20.89$22.31$22.42-$1.06-$2.59
Resplendent Angel $15.30$16.30$17.13$16.97-$1.00-$1.67
Crucible of Worlds $12.27$12.47$13.10$12.86-$0.20-$0.59
Sarkhan, Fireblood $11.90$11.78$12.52$11.31$0.12$0.59
Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants $11.27$10.34$11.36$11.98$0.93-$0.71
Scapeshift $6.64$6.53$6.81$6.81$0.11-$0.17
Omniscience $5.30$5.08$5.16$5.35$0.22-$0.05
Tezzeret, Artifice Master $5.04$5.05$5.11$5.07-$0.01-$0.03
Cleansing Nova $4.62$4.54$5.02$5.10$0.08-$0.48
Banefire $4.38$5.15$5.19$5.19-$0.77-$0.81
Arcades, the Strategist $3.54$3.54$3.68$3.74$0.00-$0.20
Liliana, Untouched by Death $3.18$3.33$3.34$3.37-$0.15-$0.19
Thorn Lieutenant $2.84$2.94$3.22$3.46-$0.10-$0.62
 
Set Overview
Metric 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $1.85$1.83$1.97$2.06$0.01-$0.21
Buy-A-Box Promo: $1.92$1.99$2.05$2.05-$0.07-$0.13
Total Set Value: $187.84$185.77$197.87$208.18$2.07-$20.34
Booster Box EV: $81.76$81.33$86.95$91.54$0.43-$9.78
Hit Over Miss: 400%384%374%383%16.25%17.37%
Top 5 Movers
Card 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria $45.54$42.81$41.90$48.93$2.73-$3.39
Karn, Scion of Urza $18.46$17.80$18.79$18.55$0.66-$0.09
Clifftop Retreat $5.01$4.42$5.07$5.46$0.59-$0.45
Benalish Marshal $1.66$2.18$2.53$2.60-$0.52-$0.94
Lyra Dawnbringer $11.36$11.86$14.61$15.65-$0.50-$4.29
Top Cards
Card 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria $45.54$42.81$41.90$48.93$2.73-$3.39
Karn, Scion of Urza $18.46$17.80$18.79$18.55$0.66-$0.09
History of Benalia $15.09$15.35$18.53$18.65-$0.26-$3.56
Lyra Dawnbringer $11.36$11.86$14.61$15.65-$0.50-$4.29
Sulfur Falls $10.82$10.78$11.66$11.79$0.04-$0.97
Mox Amber $5.83$5.95$5.99$6.45-$0.12-$0.62
Clifftop Retreat $5.01$4.42$5.07$5.46$0.59-$0.45
Woodland Cemetery $4.86$4.92$5.19$5.29-$0.06-$0.43
Hinterland Harbor $3.76$3.58$3.66$3.56$0.18$0.20
Isolated Chapel $3.74$3.52$3.70$3.76$0.22-$0.02
Muldrotha, the Gravetide $3.60$3.55$3.72$3.56$0.05$0.04
Shalai, Voice of Plenty $2.92$2.68$3.22$3.17$0.24-$0.25
Helm of the Host $2.78$3.08$3.03$3.20-$0.30-$0.42
Goblin Chainwhirler $2.70$2.94$3.82$3.94-$0.24-$1.24
Gilded Lotus $2.24$2.42$2.39$2.41-$0.18-$0.17
Steel Leaf Champion $2.16$2.22$2.24$2.38-$0.06-$0.22
 
Set Overview
Metric 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $1.86$1.91$1.96$2.02-$0.05-$0.16
Buy-A-Box Promo: $0.25$0.21$0.20$0.13$0.04$0.12
Total Set Value: $160.65$164.13$169.51$174.73-$3.48-$14.08
Booster Box EV: $81.28$80.57$84.15$87.60$0.71-$6.32
Hit Over Miss: 244%257%265%262%-12.2%-17.85%
Top 5 Movers
Card 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Rekindling Phoenix $21.84$24.17$26.33$26.79-$2.33-$4.95
Hadana's Climb $2.70$1.53$1.32$1.58$1.17$1.12
Azor's Gateway $3.97$4.79$4.95$5.86-$0.82-$1.89
Angrath, the Flame-Chained $6.90$6.11$6.06$6.11$0.79$0.79
Ghalta, Primal Hunger $4.43$5.13$5.26$5.37-$0.70-$0.94
Top Cards
Card 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Rekindling Phoenix $21.84$24.17$26.33$26.79-$2.33-$4.95
The Immortal Sun $16.68$17.30$18.34$19.14-$0.62-$2.46
Jadelight Ranger $8.27$8.87$9.72$9.97-$0.60-$1.70
Zacama, Primal Calamity $8.15$8.22$8.27$8.21-$0.07-$0.06
Twilight Prophet $7.23$7.42$7.69$8.04-$0.19-$0.81
Angrath, the Flame-Chained $6.90$6.11$6.06$6.11$0.79$0.79
Elenda, the Dusk Rose $6.32$5.71$5.96$6.33$0.61-$0.01
Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca $5.73$5.05$5.21$5.24$0.68$0.49
Huatli, Radiant Champion $4.69$4.82$5.14$5.26-$0.13-$0.57
Ghalta, Primal Hunger $4.43$5.13$5.26$5.37-$0.70-$0.94
Journey to Eternity $4.29$4.59$4.66$4.61-$0.30-$0.32
Wayward Swordtooth $4.02$4.31$4.36$4.55-$0.29-$0.53
Azor's Gateway $3.97$4.79$4.95$5.86-$0.82-$1.89
Etali, Primal Storm $3.25$3.32$3.16$3.27-$0.07-$0.02
Tendershoot Dryad $3.20$3.38$3.22$3.42-$0.18-$0.22
Warkite Marauder $2.89$2.92$3.00$2.99-$0.03-$0.10
Hadana's Climb $2.70$1.53$1.32$1.58$1.17$1.12
Polyraptor $2.30$2.39$2.39$2.28-$0.09$0.02
Dire Fleet Daredevil $2.29$2.33$2.68$2.48-$0.04-$0.19
Nezahal, Primal Tide $2.23$2.35$2.44$2.31-$0.12-$0.08
Curious Obsession $2.21$2.02$2.19$2.69$0.19-$0.48
Radiant Destiny $2.19$2.24$2.11$2.46-$0.05-$0.27
 
Set Overview
Metric 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Rare Slot Average: $1.93$2.00$2.12$2.10-$0.07-$0.16
Buy-A-Box Promo: $0.18$0.18$0.20$0.24$0.00-$0.06
Total Set Value: $191.51$197.75$209.66$207.30-$6.24-$15.79
Booster Box EV: $95.17$98.26$105.12$100.38-$3.09-$5.21
Hit Over Miss: 259%258%262%264%1.31%-4.44%
Top 5 Movers
Card 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Carnage Tyrant $26.84$27.64$30.86$29.08-$0.80-$2.24
Legion's Landing $6.69$7.45$7.66$7.78-$0.76-$1.09
Vraska's Contempt $10.42$11.16$12.75$13.45-$0.74-$3.03
Star of Extinction $8.75$9.38$9.09$7.44-$0.63$1.31
Vraska, Relic Seeker $7.43$7.93$9.81$10.57-$0.50-$3.14
Top Cards
Card 12/20 12/13 12/06 11/29 ± Week ± Month
Carnage Tyrant $26.84$27.64$30.86$29.08-$0.80-$2.24
Search for Azcanta $13.68$13.85$14.82$15.23-$0.17-$1.55
Vraska's Contempt $10.42$11.16$12.75$13.45-$0.74-$3.03
Star of Extinction $8.75$9.38$9.09$7.44-$0.63$1.31
Treasure Map $8.49$8.20$7.85$6.15$0.29$2.34
Vraska, Relic Seeker $7.43$7.93$9.81$10.57-$0.50-$3.14
Legion's Landing $6.69$7.45$7.66$7.78-$0.76-$1.09
Settle the Wreckage $6.14$6.08$6.81$6.78$0.06-$0.64
Drowned Catacomb $6.13$5.91$6.25$6.33$0.22-$0.20
Growing Rites of Itlimoc $5.19$5.17$5.25$5.35$0.02-$0.16
Sunpetal Grove $4.66$4.88$5.40$4.98-$0.22-$0.32
Vanquisher's Banner $4.64$4.44$4.70$5.08$0.20-$0.44
Glacial Fortress $4.54$4.42$4.64$4.68$0.12-$0.14
Dragonskull Summit $3.51$3.54$3.73$3.50-$0.03$0.01
Hostage Taker $2.77$2.89$2.92$2.86-$0.12-$0.09
Rootbound Crag $2.74$2.89$2.84$3.01-$0.15-$0.27
Vona, Butcher of Magan $2.55$2.54$2.75$2.81$0.01-$0.26
Field of Ruin $2.45$2.56$2.49$2.84-$0.11-$0.39
Jace, Cunning Castaway $2.44$2.55$2.65$2.69-$0.11-$0.25
Gishath, Sun's Avatar $2.42$2.57$2.59$2.55-$0.15-$0.13
Thaumatic Compass $2.28$2.32$2.46$2.53-$0.04-$0.25
Huatli, Warrior Poet $2.27$2.59$2.66$2.76-$0.32-$0.49
Primal Amulet $2.26$2.33$2.38$2.32-$0.07-$0.06
Sorcerous Spyglass $2.24$2.32$2.37$2.64-$0.08-$0.40
Siren Stormtamer $2.20$2.31$2.62$2.59-$0.11-$0.39
Tocatli Honor Guard $2.15$2.42$2.46$2.65-$0.27-$0.50
Chart a Course $2.10$1.97$1.94$2.68$0.13-$0.58
 
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