Quote from FoodChainGoblins »Quote from tronix »dont forget that it is a standard rare. at these print levels, in a set with so many chase cards at rare and uncommon, it can realistically only climb so high.Quote from Mtgthewary »Seems new karn is great and I am really surprised he is still so cheap. I am on several discord channels and they all try or play them now sure. Red prison use it 3-4, u-Tron 2 karn, green Tron full playset, whir prison are testing and not sure, same in eldrazi stompy and even I saw death and taxes with karn and liquimetal coating + several brews. I think it will spike soon so I bought some because they can't really fall lower, but great possible spike.
This and I do in fact think that it's a bit undervalued as well. I could see this card spiking to around $12-15 each. I think the jury is out a bit about whether he actually increases the win rate of Tron in the current meta or not.
I personally think it does, but I may be biased because it initially doesn't seem like Tron loses percentages and the tool box is sweet as heck!
*But it is a good point that any type of temporary spike will be calmed down a bit since it IS a rare in a set with some pretty insane cards (and prices). I've seen people open boxes and get double the value right away. That definitely won't last. It can't.
Agreed. Lest we not forget Dominaria Karn was once thought to be the next big thing from a standard set, commanding $50+/copy over the 3-4 mo following the sets release. IMO WAR Karn has a better chance of making an actual impact in the format/market, however, we still need to remember it's a rare in a highly popular standard set. I don't think it's ever worth it in the long run paying more than $30 for a Standard card while in rotation if you don't intend to use it for actually playing Standard. But that's just me; I can it potentially reaching that mark for a brief period before the market is saturated with opened product. I'd definitely expect it to hit that mark if it were a mythic, so I'd jump on them before vendors take notice and de-list/re-list +30%.
IMO Arclight is a solid card to reference whenever gauging the worth of anything within a current Standard rotation; mythic from a popular std set that followed another popular std set (never thought I'd say that about the format ever again) and quickly ascended to T1 across multiple formats, yet its ceiling was still +/- $30 until the challenger reprint. Similarly, fetches represent solid data points when looking at long-term value for anything in a popular/widely opened set. It's been what, 5 years since KTK and we just recently started to see significant movement? I think they're a steal right now at $10, but just a quarterly reminder about tempering standard expectations lol.