There hasn’t been a lot of movement in MTG’s secondary market in recent times. Sure, a lot of dollar bin cards are establishing their presence after the Command Zone shone a spotlight on them. Still, most of those cards are only moving about $5 to $10 outside of the Tower of the Magistrate. Fast forward a few weeks, and Modern meta adjustments have catapulted one EDH favorite up by about $25, nearing a $100 price tag! For those of you who were looking to get your hands on an Emrakul, the Promised End, prepare to be disappointed.
The Titans that Aren’t Reprinted
After Emrakul’s recent $25 price hike, she is worth about $91 now on the secondary market. This spike is mainly due to Modern’s most popular archetype picking it up as a one-of in their decks. Omnath Elemental control is undeniably the best thing to do in Modern right now, so technology is starting to emerge to acquire an advantage in the mirror. In addition, Emrakul, the Promised End, also sees play in Indomitable Creativity decks in multiple formats. Indomitable Creativity is another card seeing a price increase due to its reemergence in Modern based on MTG personality Gabriel Nassif’s creation. Still, it pales in comparison to Emrakul’s skyrocketing price.
While all of the original printings of the Eldrazi titans were reprinted in Double Masters 2022, the subsequent printings only have one printing from their original sets. As a result, like Emrakul, the Promised End, other secondary Eldrazi titan printings also have high prices due to their demand and singular printing. This is except for Kozilek, the Great Distortion, which has had a recent Secret Lair printing. Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, has an asking price of about $65 near mint but drops to $55 with even slight damage.
Want an Emrakul? Now is the Time!
This price spike is very recent! For savvy readers interested in acquiring a copy of Emrakul, the Promised End, many sources still have Emrakul priced at its previous printing (generally slightly under $70). This will likely only take a few days to correct, and while Emrakul’s current price may drop a bit to stabilization, it is doubtful that it will drop below $70.
Alongside Emrakul, the Promised End, we also mentioned that Indomitable Creativity saw a price increase this week. While this is mainly due to the new Modern archetype, Indomitable Creativity also sees Pioneer play. Indomitable Creativity allows players to turn worthless artifacts (generally Treasure Tokens, the bane of all MTG players) into massive haymakers that end the game upon entry. It is pretty common for multiple targets to enter the battlefield upon Creativity’s resolution. While multiple Torrential Gearhulk is currently the card to expect, there was a period of time where Xenagos, God of Revels, and Emrakul were used to swing at an unexpecting opponent for 25 out of nowhere. Other common targets for Indomitable Creativity include: The Locust God and Sage of the Falls, Archon of Cruelty, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, and Serra’s Emissary. Indomitable Creativity saw a price increase of about $1.50 to about $9.