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The Most Expensive Assassin’s Creed Cards

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The latest MTG universes Beyond crossover, Assassin’s Creed, is almost here! Containing only 100 cards, this micro set is definitely unusual but there are some familiar features. We could hardly have an MTG set without some cards being expensive now, could we?!

More so than normal, MTG players will be wondering about the value of the Assassin’s Creed cards they crack. With no Limited environment to consider, each pack is nothing but value. Thanks to this, it’s well worth knowing the most expensive cards that this set has to offer.

If you’re wondering exactly that, you’re in luck, as we’ve got you covered. Here are all the most expensive MTG cards in the Universes Beyond Assassin’s Creed set!

10 | Rooftop Bypass

Rooftop Bypass

Price: $7

Out of all the cards on this list, Rooftop Bypass may be the strangest. For starters, this card can only be found in the preconstructed Assassin’s Creed starter kit. In theory, this could cause the price to tank once players get their hands on this heavily printed product. Alternatively, should new players covet this flavorful card, it might end up keeping its surprisingly expensive price tag.

As a card, Rooftop Bypass obviously works wonders in any Assassin Typal Commander deck. On top of this, this card can bolster go-wide strategies, although it’s somewhat in the wrong colors for that goal. Currently, it seems like much of the demand for Rooftop Bypass is thanks to Assassin’s Creed fever.

Looking at existing synergies, any Commander that synergizes with frequent combat damage works wonders with Rooftop Bypass. If they were in the right colors, both Olivia, Opulent Outlaw and Mari, the Killing Quill would be amazing. Sadly, since these options are off the table, the best existing Commander is Etrata, Deadly Fugitive who really isn’t that amazing.

Thankfully, while existing cards may be a bust, Rooftop Bypass works wonders with new Assassin’s Creed cards. With Ezio, Blade of Vengeance and Ezio Auditore da Firenze offering a suitable home, Rooftop Bypass should see play. Whether or not it will see demand enough to keep its current price point, however, remains to be seen.

9 | Sword of Light and Shadow

Sword of Light and Shadow

Price: $7

As much as the new Assassin’s Creed cards are fun and exciting, MTG players can’t help but love reprints. Even while bringing the price of cards down, many reprints can still be rather lucrative pulls from packs. This is certainly the case for Sword of Light and Shadow, which sees decent and consistent Commander play.

Offering buffs, protection, life gain, and reanimation, Sword of Light and Shadow can be incredibly useful in a great many decks. As good as it is, however, the most interesting thing about it right now is its price. Currently, the Assassin’s Creed variant of this card is far below the expected value.

On TCGplayer, copies of Sword of Light and Shadow typically sell for around $18. With the new Assassin’s Creed variant selling for over $10 less, it’s a great affordable option to many players. That being said, it’s entirely possible this card’s price will climb back up. Once packs start getting cracked properly, expect to see a lot of movement in this card’s price. 

8 | The Capitoline Triad

The Capitoline Triad

Price: $8

The Capitoline Triad is one of the most theoretically powerful cards in the entire Assassin’s Creed set. In the right deck, this card is an absolute monster that isn’t nearly as difficult to play as it seems. Thanks to this, it’s little wonder The Capitoline Triad is also one of the most expensive Assassin’s Creed cards.

In a deck themed around Historic cards, such as Affinity, The Capitoline Triad’s cost can be brought down incredibly easily. Not only does this give you a 7/7 for next to nothing, but it’s ability becomes affordable too. Thanks to the high mana value of many Affinity creatures, getting the Emblem buff isn’t too difficult.

While The Capitoline Triad works wonders in Affinity decks, the card is just good in Commander. Thanks to the high mana costs and prevalence of legendary creatures, activating their ability shouldn’t be too much trouble. Thanks to this, it’s likely that demand for The Capitoline Triad should remain fairly consistent, with its price matching that demand.

7 | Eivor, Battle-Ready

Eivor, Battle-Ready

Price: $9

Both as a Commander and as a card, Eivor, Battle-Ready is an interesting and threatening new card. Capable of dishing out serious damage in an Equipment-themed deck, Eivor is surprisingly deadly for their cost. Despite the potency of their ability, most players are brewing them for the 99, rather than building decks around them.

In an existing Equipment-themed deck, Eivor, Battle-Ready simply provides another avenue to deal massive damage. Since Eivor can do this without needing to be equipped, it allows you to spread your resources elsewhere. This makes them a great upgrade to a lot of decks since they require such little investment to make work.

Ultimately, Eivor, Battle-Ready is just a good card that works in a fairly popular Commander archetype. Thanks to this, it’s unsurprising there’s a good deal of buzz surrounding them resulting in a respectable price price point. Depending on the popularity of the Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit, this price point could fluctuate heavily.

6 | Ezio, Blade of Vengeance

Ezio, Blade of Vengeance

Price: $9

Much like many of the potential Assassin’s Creed Commanders, Ezio, Blade of Vengeance isn’t that great individually. Sure, with a good supporting cast, they can keep your hand overflowing with cards, but that utility isn’t game-winning. As a result, most of the interest around Ezio, Blade of Vengeance comes from their strength in a deck’s 99.

In an Assassin Typal deck, Ezio, Blade of Vengeance provides an invaluable source of card draw. That is the case provided they don’t get swiftly removed, at least. Offering Deathtouch and a sizable body themselves, Ezio, Blade of Vengeance is a pretty good blocker too, for what it’s worth.

Right now, the price of Ezio, Blade of Vengeance does seem a little high. While they’re a great card in any Assassin Typal deck, interest in this archetype is likely to face away. Once the Assassin’s Creed set releases and Bloomburrow takes center stage, this card’s price may fall off.

For now, Ezio, Blade of Vengeance is still one of the most expensive cards you can find in the Assassin’s Creed set. Whether or not that will last, however, remains to be seen. As a note, Ezio, Blade of Vengeance can only be found in the Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit.

5 | Ezio Auditore da Firenze

Ezio Auditore da Firenze

Price: $9

As one of the first Assassin’s Creed cards to be revealed, people have been talking about Ezio Auditore da Firenze for a while. Thanks to this, it’s little wonder they’re the most popular Commanders from the set, according to EDHREC. Offering a full WUBRG color identity and a pair of strong abilities too, there’s a lot to love about this card.

While Ezio Auditore da Firenze gives all your Assassin spells Freerunning, they’re hardly broken in terms of power level. Even their second ability, which can make players lose instantly, doesn’t push them over the edge. Instead, Ezio Auditore da Firenze is just an interesting Commander card that players are excited to build with.

Most of this excitement comes from the Assassin’s Creed set itself. Since Ezio Auditore da Firenze lets you play everything, they’re perfect for an Assassin’s Creed-themed deck. With Ezio in charge, you don’t have to pick and choose which new cards you can play. Instead, you can just play all the fun stuff and have a flavorful five-color good stuff time!

In terms of value, Ezio Auditore da Firenze may drop off a cliff post-release. As much as they are a somewhat iconic Universes Beyond card, they’re not a great Commander. Due to this, once players get their initial fill, this card may steadily decline in value, like many cards from the set.

4 | Black Market Connections

Black Market Connections

Price: $10

Typically selling for at least $16, Black Market Connections is a fantastic reprint to see. Offering versatile utility in a great many Commander decks, Black Market Connections provides repeat and consistent value. While this does come at the cost of your life, Commander’s 40 starting total life makes this not a problem.

Given that Black Market Connections is a popular and powerful card, its current price is surprisingly low. While it’s common for new reprints to be worth less than their past printings, the difference is nonetheless startling. Right now, Black Market Connections is available for at least $6 less than past versions.

Currently, it’s unknown which way the price of Black Market Connections will go. Depending on the supply of Assassin’s Creed, this new reprint could bring prices down across the board. Alternatively, due to the demand for this card, the price of this new reprint may slowly climb up, or at least meet in the middle. It is also worth mentioning that this card is now legal in the Modern format. That could affect prices of Black Market Connections, but we doubt it will.

3 | Cover of Darkness

Cover of Darkness

Price: $10

While many of the reprints from Assassin’s Creed are already Commander favorites, Cover of Darkness definitely isn’t. Seeing incredibly little play in Commander, Cover of Darkness provides middling protection and only to specific decks. Ultimately, this card is never going to be an all-star in Commander, or even particularly popular for that matter.

Due to the limited use case for Cover of Darkness, its current price seems incredibly inflated. Sure, the original Onslaught printing may sell for $42, but that’s almost entirely down to scarcity. Once Cover of Darkness is readily available, this card’s price will likely plummet even further. It wouldn’t be a surprise, in fact, if this card drops off our list of the most expensive Assassin’s Creed cards entirely.

2 | Surtr, Fiery Jötun

Surtr, Fiery Jötun

Price: $12

Like many of the cards throughout this article, Surtr, Fiery Jötun can only be found in the Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit. Due to this, the supply of the card is a complete mystery at the moment. Depending on how well this product sells, Surtr, Fiery Jötun could either be everywhere or nowhere.

As a card, is an interesting addition to Historic decks, but they’re pretty useless everywhere else. Providing a free Lightning Bolt whenever you cast a Historic Spell, Surtr does provide some compelling power and value. Having them hang around on the battlefield to dish out that damage, however, is easier said than done.

Currently, the price of Surtr, Fiery Jötun is somewhat of a mystery. While the availability of the Starter Kit is undoubtedly affecting its value, the card is hardly popular. On EDHREC, there are very few players clamoring to use this card or build around it. Thanks to this, it’s a real wonder why it’s one of the most expensive Assassin’s Creed cards right now.

It’s highly likely that Surtr, Fiery Jötun won’t be on this list for long. 

1 | Sword of Feast and Famine

Sword of Feast and Famine

Price: $16

Currently, Sword of Feast and Famine is the most expensive card in the Assassin’s Creed MTG set. Considering this popular Commander card typically sells for around $40, it’s no wonder it’s claimed this title. Whether you’re playing it to force discards, untap lands, or just protect your creatures, this sword just works.

Once again, while there’s no denying the strength of Sword of Feast and Famine its current price point is surprising. Currently, listings on TCGplayer for this card are as low as $16, which seems insane given the card’s strength. This price decrease would be dramatic for a reprint set like Double Masters, but Assassin’s Creed is hardly that.

Right now, it’s entirely unclear how well the Assassin’s Creed set is going to sell. While its reprints are reprints by definition, if no one cracks packs, they won’t matter much. Due to this, it seems very likely that the Sword of Feast and Famine’s price will change very soon. For that reason, it may be worth picking this card up while its cheap.

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