3, Nov, 23

MTG Lost Caverns of Ixalan Box Toppers: Everything You Need to Know

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There are a lot of reasons to get excited about The Lost Caverns of Ixalan! The reprints coming out in this set are absolutely incredible. We have the best Commander card in existence, Mana Crypt, being reprinted thanks to the new Special Guests appearing in Set and Collector Boosters! We also have some stellar reprints appearing in the main set, including Cavern of Souls, and Gishath, Sun’s Avatar! Even the Commander decks are in on the fun, hosting $35 reprints!

Believe or not, things just keep getting better! The Lost Caverns of Ixalan also has Box Toppers, and some of these are seriously expensive! Here’s everything you need to know about The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Box Toppers, including the five most expensive cards in order and a secondary market prices for all 20 new cards at the end!

MTG Treasure Trove Box Toppers

20 new Box Toppers reprints are releasing alongside the Lost Caverns of Ixalan. Dubbed the Treasure Trove, these Box Toppers consist of 20 different artifact cards, 19 of which are reprints. Chimil, The Inner Sun is the 20th card appearing as a Box Topper.

Box Toppers will be available in every Booster box, but only Collector Booster boxes will feature the foil Treasure Trove variants. You can find non-foil ones in the other two Booster boxes.

Without further ado, here are the ten most expensive Treasure Trove Box Toppers!

5 – Coercive Portal

Coercive Portal is a rather bizarre voting artifact that gives the table the agency to blow up the board, should they agree on it. Until they decide to do so, Coercive Portal offers a steady stream of card draw.

This card is brilliantly takes advantage of Commander politics. An early Coercive Portal can be particularly powerful. Once everyone has some stake on the board, no one will want to blow the board up, giving you a ton of card advantage. This may also incentivize players to slow down their board development, afraid of losing too many resources to the portal.

These, alone, are not the only reasons why Coercive Portal totals $14 on the secondary market right now. There is only one printing of this card in existence, and it’s from Conspiracy. While this box topper reprint is not exactly super accessible, since Coercive Portal was already so scarce, there’s a good chance that this reprint, should it satisfy demand, will make Coercive Portals a bit more reasonably priced.

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4 – Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms is a premier reprint for typal strategies. Considering that all four of the new Ixalan Commander decks have a typal focus, many players may be interested in acquiring this card.

Coat of Arms works best in typal strategies that want to go wide. Offering a +1/+1 buff to each creature for each other creature that shares a creature type with it, Coat of Arms can easily turn an army of 1/1 tokens into a game-ending board state.

Be careful. Coat of Arms not only gives your creatures buffs, but grants your opponents’ creatures the same buff. Coat of Arms cares about every creature on the battlefield. This means that, should two players be playing the same creature type, they will get buffs for every creature that shares a type with it period, not just ones that player controls.

If you’re expecting a metagame full of typal decks because of Ixalan’s Commander decks, this may just render Coat of Arms redundant. Since everyone’s getting a buff, you aren’t really getting ahead.

Either way, Coat of Arms currently holds a secondary market price of about $17 on the cheaper end of things.

3 – Amulet of Vigor

Amulet of Vigor is an incredibly popular card in the Modern format. A core enabler of a series of land-based combo decks, Amulet of Vigor untaps cards that enter the battlefield tapped. Stack a few of these together, and you can play lands that tap for multiple mana and untap them repetitively as they enter play.

Primeval Titan is the threat of choice, finding two lands on entry that Amulet of Vigor immediately untaps. Through a complicated series of interactions, that Titan can come down on turn two and kill the opponent before they untap. That said, this is an uncommon occurrence.

Amulet of Vigor does see some Commander play as well, but the bulk of this card’s secondary market pricing is thanks to constructed. Amulet of Vigor does not have a widely available reprint to-date. Combine that with the Modern demand, and you get a $23 card.

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2 – Chromatic Orrery

Unlike the 3rd and 1st cards on this list, Chromatic Orrery is primarily a Commander card. For seven mana, you get a rock that taps for five mana of any color that fixes your mana. If you don’t need the ramp, Chromatic Orrery can also draw a ton of cards. Of course, the Orrery fares much better in five color deck thanks to its draw potential going up.

This is the first reprint that Chromatic Orrery has received since Core Set 2021. Thanks to its Commander demand, Chromatic Orrery’s cheapest variant has a TCGplayer market average of $24.75.

1 – Chalice of the Void

This particular reprint has been on the top of my list for quite some time. Unfortunately for Commander players, Chalice of the Void does not see much play there. That said, considering its price tag, this may be a blessing in disguise.

Chalice of the Void primarily sees play in Modern and Legacy. Able to, essentially, shut off a mana value for the rest of the game, Chalice of the Void typically comes down and counters all spells with mana value zero or one, depending on the caster’s choice. A higher mana value means that more mana needs to be spent to cast the Chalice.

Chalice of the Void is most effective in formats that either contain strategies that use an abundance of cards at the same mana value, or shut down a strategy by countering key cards. This makes the card a bit more difficult to use in Commander since a variety of mana values can hit the table.

Regardless, thanks to many Modern and Legacy players needing multiple copies of this card for their sideboards, Chalice of the Void generally runs you about $70.

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The Full List

After Coercive Portal, things drop off a bit for secondary market prices. Fortunately, there are still some spicy cards to find as your Box Topper past the top five options. Archaeomancer’s Map remains a premier ramp option in Commander for white decks.

Here’s the full list of 20 cards being printed in the Treasure Trove Box Topper collection! Note that the prices included are the cheapest TCGplayer market averages for nonfoil variants. The top five cards on the list, however, are more of a rounded average amongst lower market averages. We have decided to exclude Chimil, the Inner Sun’s price because prerelease season prices are rather volatile and, generally, do not reflect the value of a card post release.

  • Chimil, the Inner Sun —
  • Mimic Vat $0.29
  • Worn Powerstone $0.46
  • Everflowing Chalice $0.46
  • Arcane Signet $0.52
  • Thought Vessel $0.82
  • Expedition Map $2.14
  • Whispersilk Cloak $2.14
  • Strionic Resonator $2.30
  • Colossus Hammer $2.35
  • Wedding Ring $3.07
  • Fist of Suns $3.07
  • Lightning Greaves $4.22
  • Temple Bell $4.41
  • Archaeomancer’s Map $7.84
  • Coercive Portal $14
  • Coat of Arms $17
  • Amulet of Vigor $23
  • Chromatic Orrery $24.75
  • Chalice of the Void $70

If you would like to read more about the new Special Guest cards coming to The Lost Caverns of Ixalan, you can do so here.

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