The first set to be released in 2024, Ravnica Remastered is part of a new trend of MTG releases. Full of flavor and nothing but reprints, this Remastered release has a lot to entice fans both new and old. Whether you’re excited about the compelling Limited environment or the hopefully discounted Commander staples, Ravnica Remastered has it all.
Unfortunately, while Ravnica Remastered does have some great cards, it’s not all good news. Boasting worryingly high prices and disappointing reprint equity, there’s no guarantee cracking packs will always be full of value. While this is less than perfect, thankfully, Ravnica Remastered still has plenty of expensive cards to hunt for.
With borderless anime cards and serialized cards too, there’s undoubtedly the potential for massive value from cracking Ravnica Remastered packs. Unfortunately, however, since these cards are so rare, you can’t really rely on reliably finding one. So, instead, we’re going to be highlighting the regular reprints today which you actually stand a chance at finding.
Today, we’ll be covering the top ten most expensive cards that you can find within a Ravnica Remastered pack. Before we dive into that, however, it’s worth noting that the prices on this list are sure to change. Once Ravnica Remastered finally releases, the reprints in this set will hopefully do their job, dropping prices across the board.
While this is the hope, right now, there’s no telling how effective the set’s reprints will be. Hopefully, despite the set’s rather expensive cost, we’ll see mass price drops to make staples more affordable. Whether or not that will happen, however, remains to be seen. For now, all we can look at is the current prices.
So, without any further ado, these are the top ten most expensive reprints in Ravnica Remastered.
Lord of the Void
To kick off this list, we have a rather curious entry since technically Lord of the Void is under $9. As you can see above, however, the normal variant of Lord of the Void is actually selling for around $12 on TCGplayer. Keep in mind, however, that we’re currently looking at pre-order pricing, which is subject to change.
Outside of their unusual pricing, Lord of the Void is very much deserving of being on this list. Never having been reprinted before, this classic Gatecrash card sees a decent amount of Commander play. Capable of stealing and cheating out your opponent’s creatures, Lord of the Void is a potentially devastating threat.
While Lord of the Void can put in a lot of work, especially if you give them Myriad and Double Strike, ultimately, their price may still plummet. Since they’ve never been reprinted before, any supply problems surrounding Lord of the Void are due to swiftly end. When this happens, this otherwise interesting card may end up only being worth a couple of dollars.
From the moment they were announced, the cycle of Shock Lands has been one of the biggest selling points for Ravnica Remastered. Being staples in multiple formats, Shock Lands are always a hotly requested reprint, to say the least. While individually they might not be the most expensive cards, players nevertheless want them cheaper due to their ubiquity.
While each of Ravnica Remastered’s ten shock lands is fairly expensive, only four are on this list. Obviously, the first of these is Steam Vents. Played primarily within Izzet decks, this land, like all Shock Lands, is simply great fixing. Synergizing with Fetch Lands thanks to their basic types, these lands ensure you always have the colors you need.
Currently, it’s unclear how the price of Shock Lands will be affected by the release of Ravnica Remastered. Since they’re played so much, only a huge influx of supply might be enough to move the market. While will be tough to do, as we’ll get to later, Ravnica Remastered might just be able to manage it.
Karlov of the Ghost Council
Karlov of the Ghost Council is one of the best life-gain Commanders out there. It’s exceptionally efficient, grows extremely large, and even acts as interaction to boot. When paired with cards that can gain you life multiple times a turn, such as Soul Warden and Soul’s Attendant, this card can get out of hand very quickly.
Up to this point, Karlov has only been printed in Commander 2015 and as a Judge promo. As such, this card has been in much need of a reprint. Karlov sits at roughly $18 according to TCGplayer market price. Given its lack of reprints, Karlov could easily drop in price soon after Ravnica Remastered releases.
Liliana, Dreadhorde General
First up, we have a very powerful Planeswalker. Liliana, Dreadhorde General is a Planeswalker from War of the Spark, a set that heavily featured static abilities on Planeswalkers. Liliana’s static ability is extremely strong, especially in Commander. This card is perfect in decks that have lots of Creatures to sacrifice, making it a great fit alongside Yawgmoth, Thran Physician in the Command Zone.
The only main set Liliana, Dreadhorde General was printed in was War of the Spark. There is also a Stained-Glass version of Liliana that was featured as a Secret Lair bonus card, which is actually worth slightly less than the War of the Spark counterpart. Liliana’s strength in Commander as well as its lack of reprints help give it currently a roughly $16 price tag in its cheapest form, according to TCGplayer market price.
As another Shock Land, there’s not too much that can be said about Blood Crypt. Just like Steam Vents from before, this card is good for all the same reasons! As is true for every Shock Land, the only difference between them is the colors of mana they produce. While this is a small detail, it does make a big difference in the price.
Thanks to Rakdos decks typically being rather aggressive, the two-life cost of Blood Crypt is rarely ever a factor. After all, life is a resource, and few color pairs know this better than Rakdos. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that Rakdos decks in multiple formats make prolific use of Blood Crypt. This, in turn, leads to a higher price tag than almost all the other Shock Lands.
Moving on up the popularity charts for Shock Lands, we have Sacred Foundry. Just like Blood Crypt, Sacred Foundry practically has no downsides in Boros decks. Not only are the majority of Boros decks rather aggressive but white also excels at life gain. Together, these qualities make playing Sacred Foundry a no-brainer.
Currently, outside of Commander, Sacred Foundry sees the most play within Modern. Here, Sacred Foundry is primarily found within Burn, or four-color lists in many of the format’s best decks. According to MTGDecks, over 2500+ Modern decks alone make use of this iconic land. Alongside its prolific use in Modern, Sacred Foundry is also a staple in Pioneer, being found in over 1500+ decks.
Cloudstone Curio is one of the premier infinite combo engines in the Commander format. Able to cycle ETB triggers for any permanents you may desire, Cloudstone Curio can go infinite with a variety of different strategies.
Dockside Extortionist, for example, can create infinite mana alongside a ton of different creatures. All you need to do is make more mana than it costs to cast both creatures, and Cloudstone Curio will repetitively bounce both cards to your hand, allowing you to generate infinite Treasure Tokens.
Last but not least for the selection of Shock Lands, we have Breeding Pool. Despite arguably not being solved by Simic’s fundamentals, Breeding Pools is nonetheless the most popular Shock Land by far. A true staple within multi-color decks, this beloved land sees a staggering amount of play in multiple formats. Between Modern and Pioneer, over 4000+ decks are running this card.
Due to how much it is played, it’s rather unlikely that the price of Breeding Pool will fall significantly anytime soon. That being said, however, Ravnica Remastered does feature a new “mana slot.” Providing an additional opportunity to open Shock Lands and other fixing, this unique twist could help dramatically increase supply.
Right now, since Ravnica Remastered hasn’t launched just yet, it’s unclear how successful this new slot in packs will be. Hopefully, it’ll be enough to knock the price of Shock Lands a little, but were just going to have to wait and see about that.
Next up, we have Cyclonic Rift. Cyclonic Rift sees very minimal Constructed play. However, the card is a Commander all-star thanks to its Overload ability. Getting to bounce a non-Land permanent for two mana is fine, but the real payoff is getting to return all of your opponents’ non-Land permanents to their hands. This is an enormous tempo advantage in a format so heavily dictated by board presence. As an Instant, you can simply wait until the end step before your turn, Overload Cyclonic Rift, and reap the rewards. This should help make attacking extremely easy, too.
Cyclonic Rift has seen a bunch of reprints in various “Masters” sets over the years. Even still, Cyclonic Rift has a very hefty price tag of $26, making it one of the chase cards of the set. Interestingly, this card was also upshifted in rarity from rare to mythic rare for the first time.
Bruvac, the Grandiloquent
At the top of the list, we have Bruvac the Grandiloquent. Bruvac is a very straightforward Commander option in how it should be built around. Simply add cards to your deck that mill your opponents and go nuts. Because Bruvac specifically doubles the number of cards that would normally be milled by an opponent, cards like Maddening Cacophony that mill half of each opponent’s library will end up being strong win conditions, forcing your opponents to lose via decking.
In general, mill-focused cards tend to be worth more money than you might otherwise expect, as many casual players love the mechanic. Combine that with the fact that Bruvac was printed in Jumpstart of all sets, and it makes sense why the card sits at $34. Bruvac did appear on The List, but even that didn’t help bring its price down too significantly. Bruvac’s appearance in a major set like Ravnica Remastered should help increase the card’s overall supply and decrease its price as a result.
Try Ravnica Remastered Yourself
If these cards have whet your appetite to give Ravnica Remastered a try, but you’re unsure of just how lucrative the set is going to be, try opening some packs on mtg-packs.com. This site creates some mock packs for you to experience and even adds the financial values of individual cards so you know just how much value your cards are really worth. As we discussed at the beginning of this article, the financial value of Ravnica Remastered looks disappointing, and experiencing some pack openings firsthand may be the best way to confirm your doubts.