1, Dec, 21

A Rogue Modern Deck Caused This Strange MTG Card to DOUBLE in Price!

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A quirky deck tech surfaced from the Channel Fireball Las Vegas tournament earlier this month. The deck revolves around mitigating the massive downsides of your own, otherwise powerful creatures. That’s why a certain horror with centaur-phobia doubled in price this weekend.

Hunted Horror

Wizards of the Coast

Hunted Horror is a somewhat obscure Magic card. It’s possible you’ve never even heard of it. Nevertheless, it saw a 100%+ increase in price earlier this week, jumping from about $7.00 to $16.00.

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Why Did Hunted Horror Spike in Price?

A two-mana 7/7creature with trample sounds like a broken Magic card. And it would be except for the fact that it gives your opponent two 3/3 creature tokens. But if we can figure out a way to prevent that downside, then Hunted Horror would actually be great.

A deck tech emerged from Channel Fireball’s Las Vegas tournament, the biggest in-person Magic gathering since the pandemic, focusing on exactly that strategy. It uses Torpor Orb effects to prevent terrible enters-the-battlefield abilities on creatures like Hunted Horror, Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger, and Treacherous Pit-Dweller.

But Torpor Orb doesn’t just decrease the downsides of our creatures. It stops the upsides of our opponent’s creatures too, hitting some of the most popular creatures in the format like Solitude, Yorion, Sky Nomad, Emphemerate decks, and the list goes on.

The spotlight this deck received at the Las Vegas Tournament is the sole reason Hunted Horror doubled in price. Here’s the actual deck tech by Brandon Loeser if you want to check it out:

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Will Hunted Horror’s New Price Hold?

The main reason Hunted Horror is so expensive is because the card has only had one printing and it’s from Ravnica: City of Guilds, a 16-year-old set. Just the age of the card alone caused Hunted Horror to be $7.00 before its recent price spike.

Now that there’s actual demand for the card, it’s further affecting the supply of the card. But, if Hunted Horror does get a reprint, it could drop down to $2.00.

Even if it doesn’t get reprinted soon, there’s a chance Hunted Horror will still go back down in price. The Torpor Orb deck is really neat and fun, but it will need to put up good results to justify the Hunted Horror price spike.

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