TCGPlayer’s Bonus Bucks sale is back! This is the best opportunity to snag those Baldur’s Gate preorders you’ve been looking at, or get the most mileage out of a spec that you’ve had your eyes on. Not sure what to buy? Here are a few ideas to consider when trying to make the most of this sale!
Baldur’s Gate Preorders
Now’s the time to save some money on Baldur’s Gate cards that you want for your Commander deck! Don’t let the price spikes get away from you. Ledger Shredder was only a dollar on release weekend. Imagine how much you could’ve saved.
Blade of Selves
This was outlined in our recent article talking about some amazing Baldur’s Gate reprints. Copies of this card will generally run you about $25… until now. TCGPlayer has preorders for Blade of Selves at $10!
Equipping this to a creature that has ETB effects can cause utter mayhem in a game of Commander. My personal favorite to use it with is Muxus, Goblin Grandee in a Mono Red Goblin deck. This effectively allows you to look at the top 12 cards of your library and dump a massive amount of goblins every time Muxus attacks. The copies don’t get to hit your opponent because of the legendary rule, but who cares? You get a bunch of Goblins every turn. Don’t wait too long to pick up your copy of this. Once Baldur’s Gate’s print run slows down, there’s a strong chance that this will shoot back up in price.
Don’t get me wrong, there are more exciting cards then this that are coming out in Baldur’s Gate. Those other cards are priced to cash in on the hype. As of the writing of this article, Nautiloid Ship is only going for about $5.75.Nautiloid Ship does a ton of work. It can exile an opponent’s graveyard and start cheating in their creatures every time it hits someone. The amount of value this will generate as turns go by will demand an answer from the table. Even then, you still exiled some poor sap’s graveyard AND got a removal spell out of their hand. If they don’t respect the ship, they’ll have to deal with a horde of their own creatures. I think this card is very good for its current price point.
Ancient Copper DragonAncient Copper Dragon is a card that we haven’t covered yet. It looks like this is part of a cycle of dragons that all want to roll D20’s for some pretty serious payoffs. This Dragon will make 10 treasure tokens on average if it manages to hit an opponent. That’s enough to win the game with Revel in Riches on its own. Even without it, 10 mana on average per attack is a fantastic payoff.
This card is a bit on the pricier side of things at $28, but I think that this is actually a decent price for it. Just look at Old Gnawbone. Old Gnawbone scales harder into an advantaged state, but Ancient Copper Dragon can pull weight on its own a lot better. Old Gnawbone currently retails for about $40. Get your Coppery boi before it gets there.
Ramp is a popular mechanic in Commander and this is a great card to use to keep it in check. Attack an opponent with eight or more lands and use Owlbear Cub to cheat out something ridiculous like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. Better yet, just find a Master of Cruelties and kill them.Owlbear Cub‘s ability gets a whole lot better when you consider that these little guys are going for about $4 right now.
Why is one of MTG’s oldest staples making a reappearance in this article? Well, you can currently preorder them for around $1.50. These should go a long way in retaining their value, so if you need some, now’s the time. It’s going to be pretty difficult to find them cheaper then they are now.
Archivist of Oghma
This card is already getting expensive. We outlined it in an article earlier this week. This is the card in the set that has Ob Nixilis or Oko levels of potential price-wise. Whether it will go up over time or not is a big question mark.
I think there’s a pretty solid chance it will at least retain its value, if not go up. The reason is one that you might not expect.
I expect that there will be a lot of Legacy interest for this card. Because of how prevalent Fetch lands are in every format that they’re legal in, there is going to be a lot of deck searching. Imagine gaining a life and drawing a card for every other land they play.
As outlined in our previous article, this card combos really well with Path to Exile. Turning your path into a one mana cantrip that exiles a creature in exchange for a basic land and gains a life is absolutely insane. You can even do the whole sequence at instant speed.
To make things better, this card has an amazing home in Legacy Death and Taxes. Between this and Commander demand for the Archivist, there’s a good chance that this will go up in the future.
$hoot For Savings
There’s even more sales on supplies and sealed products! The Baldur’s Gate Booster Boxes are out of stock right now, but if you’re lucky enough to find they’ve restocked, now’s a good time to buy. Prices for these boxes have been trending down over the past few months, allowing you to snag them for a steal. You can find a link to their set boxes here.
These are some of the highlights that I would consider picking up from Baldur’s gate, but if there’s a different preorder card that you’re looking for, you can peruse TCGPlayer’s preorder prices as you like here.
At the time of writing this article, TCGPlayer has not updated their preorders to reflect the Kindred Discovery reprint coming in Baldur’s Gate. Even though they haven’t updated this yet, prices on the other variations of Kindred Discovery are already going down. You can order this card right now for $8 below its market price.
If I were to speculate on any card in MTG right now, this is the one. Unlicensed Hearse has the potential to see play in every format its legal in (maybe except Vintage). It is resilient graveyard hate that also functions as a threat. It comes down early and is annoying to remove in the early stages of the game because its not a creature. To top it all off, Unlicensed Hearse proved that it executes its job properly over the weekend. The card had a fantastic performance in the SNC championships. This card is seeing a massive spike on the secondary market, and this likely won’t be the end of it.
Interested in checking out early Preorders for the Warhammer 40K Commander decks? You can find them on Amazon here.