Ever since its introduction in 2020, The List has been a welcome addition to almost every MTG set. Sure, it might not always be as good as last time, however, it’s nonetheless a good avenue for reprints. Beyond just being valuable, these cards both new and old can also enhance the flavor found in each set.
Appearing within Set Boosters roughly 25% of the time, The List can offer MTG players fairly easy access to reprints. Unfortunately, however, despite a few compelling picks, not every card in The List is a financial powerhouse. Sadly, for each valuable card on this list, there are at least ten cards worth under a dollar.
Unfortunately, despite the potential to feature powerhouse Commander cards and missing Commander deck reprints, the latest version of The List is a bit of a letdown. Thankfully, as you’ll soon see, Commander Masters has added a few powerful and valuable cards, however, these will hardly justify the cost of Set Boosters alone.
As a quick note, before we dive into things, the prices we’ll be citing in this article are based on TCGplayer’s Market Price at the time of writing. With that in mind, it’s important to remember that the prices of MTG cards are always subject to change, especially after being reprinted. Subsequently, once Commander Masters releases, prices of MTG cards on this version of The List may fall somewhat.
With that note out of the way, let’s dive right into the most expensive MTG cards on The List for Commander Masters!
10 | Dolmen Gate
Kicking off our list of The List, we have Dolemn Gate. Introduced for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, this card has been a great addition to The List. Not only has it been great for value enthusiasts, but it’s also been useful for players who want to own this card. Initially joining The List at a $14 price point, Dolmen Gate has since dropped down to just $9.47.
Previously only printed in Lorwyn and Mystery Boosters, this useful Commander card is definitely on the rarer side of things. Subsequently, its presence on The List has been to great effect. Hopefully, with it sticking around for a little while longer, we should see the price fall a little bit more. Since the card is fairly well played in Commander, however, it may not fall too low.
Available to be played in any Commander deck, Dolmen Gate can be an incredibly useful card in a variety of decks. Heavily synergizing with aggressive decks, Dolmen Gate can allow you to attack with mitigated consequences, which is always especially useful. As a result of this, the demand for this card likely won’t be shrinking any time soon.
9 | Crystalline Crawler
Up next, we have a new addition thanks to Commander Masters. As we covered in our recent article detailing the broad strokes, Crystalline Crawler is one of the most compelling new MTG cards on The List. Last reprinted in Commander Anthology Volume 2, this utilitarian commander card should hopefully fall in value.
Currently, Crystalline Crawler is worth around $9.67 on TCGplayer, which makes them a great find within The List slot. Despite what this value may lead you to believe, however, Crystalline Crawler isn’t a true Commander staple. Only played within 11 thousand decks, according to EDHREC, Crystalline Crawler is only really useful in multicolor counter-focused decks.
Regardless of this somewhat limited use case, Crystalline Crawler evidently still has a good amount of demand surrounding it. Hopefully, its addition to The List will help supplement that, potentially lowering prices. Since these past sets were fairly popular products, however, I wouldn’t expect the price to completely plummet down to nothing.
For now, ahead of Commander Masters actually getting released, Crystalline Crawler is a great pull from The List which will more than pay for your Set Booster. Even with how expensive they are!
8 | Commandeer
Similar to Dolmen Gate, Commandeer was also added to The List with The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth. Initially clocking in at $19, this card was excellent for value enthusiasts, however, it’s since fallen from grace somewhat. Now, Commandeer only costs a smidgen over $10 on TCGplayer.
While still an excellent pull from a Commander Masters Set Booster, Commandeer evidently isn’t what it used to be. This, however, isn’t the end of the world, as that’s kind of the entire point of reprints. Sure, it can be nice to pull a valuable card to sell, however, reprints are designed to bring prices down. That way, more MTG players can have access to this somewhat niche, yet nonetheless powerful card.
To speak about the card itself, Commandeer can be incredibly useful in Commander games. Boasting a similar effect to Force of Will this card can be played simply by exiling two blue cards. In the blue right deck with a lot of draw, this can make Commandeer surprisingly affordable considering its mana cost.
Somewhat bafflingly, while Commandeer has retained its spot on The List for Commander Masters, it’s also in the main set. As a result of this, the value of this card may fall significantly, as previously it was only printed in Coldsnap. Due to this Commandeer may not hold this spot on The List for much longer.
7 | Ketria Triome
Added to The List in March of the Machine, Ketria Triome is yet another card to take a value hit. Originally priced at $17, over the last few months, this card’s value has fallen again and again thanks to its presence on The List. Now, Ketria Triome is now worth a little under $11 on TCGplayer.
Considering this land is widely played in both Commander, and competitive formats, this drop in price is incredibly welcome. So much so, in fact, that we hope it continues thanks to its continued presence on The List. Rather uniquely, however, The List version of Ketria Triome isn’t actually the one driving the prices down.
Instead of The List coming to the rescue of reprint-hungry MTG players, it’s actually the Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths card that has been tumbling in value. Ultimately, this has likely happened thanks to the new copies available via The List, however, it’s nevertheless a noteworthy point. Currently, on TCGplayer, The List copies of Ketria Triome are worth $13. For better or worse, it’s likely the prices should converge over time.
As a quick note about the card itself, in case you’re not already familiar, Ketria Triome is an incredibly powerful land. Sure, it may come in tapped, however, with Cycling and basic land types being fetchable, Triomes are a staple in MTG. The same is true of the Streets of New Capenna cycle.
6 | Mycosynth Lattice
Originally introduced to The List for Phyrexia: All Will Be One, Mycosynth Lattice is another highly prized land in MTG. Predominantly played in Commander, since it’s banned in Modern, Mycosynth Lattice is practically an auto-include within artifact decks. As a result, there’s a good amount of demand for this card from players.
Thankfully, once again, The List has been able to sate that desire from players somewhat. Once worth around $40, since joining The List, Mycosynth Lattice has steadily decreased in value month after month. Now, copies of the card available from The List are worth only $12, which is mercifully affordable.
If you’re unfamiliar with the card itself, and its iconic Modern combo, Mycosynth Lattice excels alongside Karn, the Great Creator. By turning all permanents into Artifacts, this combo can efficiently lock out your opponents, preventing them from activating any abilities. For fans of this combo, it’s still playable in Commander, however, the singleton construction of the format mitigates its prevalence.
5 | Oppression
Joining The List in Commander Masters, Oppression is one of the most expensive new cards that are available. Currently priced at around $14, this card is definitely a great pull from Commander Masters Set Boosters. For better or worse, however, it may not stay that way for long.
Having only been printed in Urza’s Saga and Seventh Edition, Oppression is undoubtedly due for a reprint. It has been 22 years, after all. As a result of this long wait, Oppression is a rather rare card, without too many copies, especially good quality ones, in circulation. As we’ve seen time and time again, this causes the price of the card to be rather expensive.
When it comes to actually playing Oppression, the card is far from a bad choice in Commander. Disrupting your opponent’s plans, Oppression forces your opponents to play carefully, lest they end up accidentally discarding a powerful card. While this ability can obviously be rather useful, against the wrong deck, it can provide opponents with a valuable discard engine that helps, more than harms them.
As a result of its rather limited use case, Oppression is hardly an all-star in Commander. Subsequently, according to EDHREC, it is only played in around 10 thousand decks. While this is no small number, it’s only 0.68% of all black Commander decks. Due to this somewhat small, rarity-driven demand for Oppression, now that it’s on The List, the price may fall quite significantly.
4 | Burgeoning
Another new MTG card on The List for Commander Masters is Burgeoning. As you can assume from its position on this list, this card is even more expensive, clocking in at $19.57. For better or worse, unlike many cards on this list, the price may be more consistent.
Having been printed a quartet of times, including the recent Secret Lair drop, copies of Burgeoning are fairly plentiful. Despite this, copies of the card certainly aren’t cheap, as there’s substantial demand for this Commander powerhouse. By allowing you to play a land whenever an opponent does, Burgeoning is practically an auto-include within any ramp deck.
Since Commander players love casting some of Magic’s most expensive spells, it’s no wonder that this card is so widely played. In fact, according to EDHREC, the card is included within over 60,000 Commander decks at the time of writing! Thanks to this demand, it seems unlikely that the price will be shaken significantly from its current point.
3 | Flusterstorm
Clocking in at a respectable $19.95, Flusterstorm is the most expensive new addition to The List for Commander Masters. Somewhat comically, however, this card is not most well known for its use in the Commander format. Instead, Flusterstorm’s countering antics are predominantly found in competitive formats such as Modern, Legacy, and even Vintage.
Within these formats, Flusterstorm can be a godsend to players as it counters Storm decks, while also shutting down combos. The card is also quite capable of winning counterspell wars before they start since it’s quite difficult to counter a counterspell with a Storm count. Potentially completely cleansing the stack, Flusterstorm does see a fair amount of play in Commander. In fact, fair is putting it lightly, as EDHREC data states the card is used within 95,000+ decks!
Thanks to all this demand, players certainly want to get their hands on copies of Flusterstorm. As a result, it may be rather hard to shake the price of this Commander and competitive staple. We can only hope that Flusterstorm remains on The List for some time, allowing the price to come down somewhat.
2 | Blightsteel Colossus
As if more proof was needed to demonstrate that The List was worthwhile in MTG, Blightsteel Colossus is another staple that has steadily fallen in value. When first introduced to The List, Blightsteel Colossus was valued at around $50, however, it has since fallen a long way since then. Currently, copies of Blightsteel Colossus can be yours for just $22.
Tumbling down over time, the price of Blightsteel Colossus has hardly dropped overnight. Instead, been each new version of The List that releases, we see a roughly $7 price drop. Subsequently, it stands to reason that in a few months’ time, Blightsteel Colossus could just be worth $15!
Unfortunately for those hoping to pick up this titanous Golem on the cheap, the price may not drop that much. After all, Blightsteel Colossus is a rather beloved Commander card that excels at ending games. Played within almost 50,000 decks, this two-turn clock is an icon in Commander, which should maintain its value.
1 | Sword of Feast and Famine
Last but not least, we have Sword of Feast and Famine, which has become a staple of The List. First introduced in Phyrexia: All Will Be One, remarkably Sword of Feast and Famine initially got more expensive after joining. This was thanks to the new Sword of Once and Future which spiked interest in the decade-old cycle.
Thankfully, now that some time has passed since March of the Machine, the price of Sword of Feast and Famine has been declining. Currently, copies of the card are worth only $35, which is a notable decrease since The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth. While this is cheaper, it’s still no small amount of money to pay for a Commander card. If only there was a set all about reprinting those.