As we’ve covered time across various lists, March of the Machine has some pretty expensive cards and reprints. For instance, the cycle of powerhouse Praetors all sell for a pretty penny thanks to their appeal across formats. While each of these cards, and plenty more, are excellent pulls from packs, they’re not the most valuable March of the Machine cards. That honor, instead, goes to the Multiverse Legends reprints.
Comprised of Commander- favorite legendary creatures with new and enticing art, it’s easy to see why Multiverse Legends cards are expensive. Or rather, why they were expensive. Following the Prerelease launch of March of the Machine last weekend, prices of these once-prized cards have started to fall. In some cases, prices have dropped by $150, which might not even be the end of it!
In the lead-up to March of the Machine’s release, there was undoubtedly an expectation that prices would plummet. After all, we had recently seen exactly that happen with The Brother’s War’s Retro Artifact Bonus Sheet. Similarly available within every single Booster pack, this Bonus Sheet caused prices to nosedive shortly after release as supply outstripped demand.
Five months later, we’re not seeing the exact same thing happen again, as Multiverse Legends prices are already declining. Just as we’ve seen before, even the Bonus Sheet’s most prized cards aren’t safe from this steep drop. Atraxa, Praetor’s Voice, for instance, might be the most popular commander around, however, its price has still fallen significantly. Once valued at $113 before release, Multiverse Legends copies of Atraxa are now worth just $25 on average. This is $35 less than other versions of the same card.
While Atraxa is one of the worst, or rather best, price drops, they’re far from the only significant decrease. Prices for Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, for instance, have both fallen by around $25. Following this price decrease, Multiverse Legends copies of both these cards are now worth just $15 each. Once again, this is $20 that regular copies of each card typically sell for.
Alongside these significant price drops, several other cheaper Multiverse Legends cards have also fallen in value. With so many to go over, however, we can’t exactly cover them all in detail. So, to make things easier, here’s a quick price drop rundown on some notable decreases.
- Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger | Down $10 | Now $6
- Yarok, the Desecrated | Down $10 | Now $3
- Sheoldred, Whispering One | Down $7 | Now $6
- Aurelia, the Warleader | Down $5 | Now $4.50
The Monkey in the Room
From the price decreases that we’ve covered so far, there’s clearly a lot for Commander players to be excited about. There is, however, one more prized Multiverse Legends card that we’ve refrained from talking about until now: Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer. Topping our list as the most expensive Multiverse Legends card before release, it’s safe to say all eyes have been on this much-loved and hated monkey. For better or worse, however, this Modern and Commander staple hasn’t seen the significant drop in value many were expecting.
Initially, prices for Multiverse Legends copies of Ragavan were priced at around $205 dollars on TCGplayer. Unfortunately for those who purchased Ragavan at that price, however, they’ve since fallen hard. Dropping $150 in just two weeks, Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer is now worth just $55. Curiously, however, unlike the other price drops we’ve seen, this decrease puts it in line with the card’s average price.
Due to this quirk, some MTG players across social media have been theorizing that Ragavan won’t actually drop in price any further. Reddit user u/Whitebread221b, for instance, questioned, “Is Monke’s bottom $50?” while highlighting recent card sales. Pointing out how sub $50 copies of Ragavan have been snapped up in an instant, it seems demand is still keeping up with supply.
While this may be the case for now, it seems many players don’t believe this value will hold for long. After all, as u/MoxDiamondHands points out, “The set isn’t even out yet. I’m thinking closer to $30 than $50.” While a hopeful $30 low was proposed by many players, others were slightly more generous in their estimates. Reddit user u/Prid3, for instance, predicted a $40 price tag. Whether or not that happens, however, remains to be seen.
“My personal guess based on the Mystical Archive Demonic Tutor is that the base version’s floor will be around $40.00 USD and we should hit that in around 6 months or so. Probably a bit less but just to give you a rough idea. From there it will probably stagnate at that price for another 6 months(ish) and slowly climb from there.”u/Prid3
Thankfully for value enthusiasts, Multiverse Legends cards aren’t all sub $25, excluding Ragavan. This is thanks to the Bonus Sheet having a quartet of foil treatments. The least valuable of these are the traditional foils, which buck the traditional pricing trend somewhat. For better or worse, thanks to being found within every Collector Booster, traditional foils are surprisingly cheap. In fact, in some cases, traditional foil Multiverse Legends cards are actually more affordable than their non-foil variants. This can be seen on Atraxa, Praetor’s Voice, which is $0.13 cheaper as a foil on average.
Within Collector Boosters, the next most common treatment is Foil Etched. Alongside being rarer than traditional foils, this treatment also utilizes the original art for each Multiverse Legends card. This art is seemingly more desirable in some cases, commanding a significant price bump. Foil Etched Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobites, for instance, are worth almost $20 over the non-foil variant. While this declining price bump isn’t always this big, it’s nevertheless a treat to find in boosters.
As if two foil treatments weren’t enough already, Multiverse Legends also has the brand-new Halo Foil treatment. Being the rarest foil treatment, outside of serialized cards, these cards are understandably rather expensive. For example, Halo Foil copies of Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, are currently selling for $256! While this price is declining, just like most Multiverse Legends reprints, this price certainly isn’t to be scoffed at.
Last, and by no means least, we have “Double Rainbow Foil serialized cards.” Appearing in less than one percent of Collector Boosters, these cards are phenomenally expensive. That being said, however, prices are currently all over the place while the market figures itself out.