24, Sep, 21

The 10 Most Expensive Cards in Standard

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We have just entered a new era in Magic: the Gathering Standard on Magic Arena and are about to start rotation in Paper. As we get some testing around new standard decks, the price of standard is going to change. The preliminary prices for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt have come down and stabilized for the moment. Today we’re going to look at the current most expensive cards in Standard. There’s bound to be some movement on cards, but I expect that a majority of these cards are solid.

10. Agadeem’s Awakening / Agadeem, the Undercrypt – ~$14

Starting off our list at Number 10 is Agadeem’s Awakening / Agadeem, the Undercrypt. This Modal Dual Faced Card has been a staple card in many decks in Standard. It’s utility to return creatures from the graveyard to play but also be an untapped Black source is incredibly important for aggressive decks. I do expect that this card, and the cycle of these will see play in standard going forward, this one maybe more than some of the others.

9. Beledros Witherbloom – ~$15

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Number 9 on our list is Beledros Witherbloom. My guess is that this dragon’s price isn’t dictated by Standard, but more so the application for Commander. It’s a really sweet commander, offering some very swingy plays.

8. Arlinn, the Pack’s Hope / Arlinn, the Moon’s Fury – ~$15

Number 8 is Arlinn, the Pack’s Hope / Arlinn, the Moon’s Fury. Being a staple in one of the stronger decks in Standard, Arlinn provides a great top end for the Werewolf Decks and traditional Gruul decks alike. This is also a really great card to have in the 99 of a Werewolves Commander deck.

7. Valki, God of Lies / Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor – ~$16

Valki, God of Lies / Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor comes in at number 7 on the list. This was once a powerful finisher in previous standard, but hasn’t really found a home in the new standard environment. It’s also utilized in eternal formats which may contribute to it’s current price tag.

6. The Meathook Massacre – ~$17

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Next up, we have The Meathook Massacre. This one is interesting. Since this is a new card from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, there’s a lot of experimentation to come with this card. I do expect that this one to hold here or even rise depending on the standard meta. I’d say pick them up now while they’re still reasonably priced.

5. Wrenn and Seven – ~$20

Wrenn and 7
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Another new Innistrad card makes number 5, Wrenn and Seven. In early testing on Magic Arena, Wrenn and Seven has proven to be a really strong planeswalker in multiple strategies. I anticipate as we see more high level events in Standard, this card will gain more real estate, so pick these up now.

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4. Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider – ~$25

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Number 4 on the list is Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider. This was part of the infamous Sultai Ultimatum deck in old Standard, but has yet to find a home in the new Standard environment. I expect that there will be some place where this will shine once more in the future, so now may not be a bad time to pick this one up.

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3. Old Gnawbone – ~$26

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Old Gnawbone comes in at Number 3 on our list. Just like Beledros Witherbloom, this card isn’t seeing any competitive Standard play, but rather the price tag comes from it’s Commander playability. I don’t expect that this one is going to move too much, but it may be worth picking up a foil copy, as at the time of writing, the foils are only about $30.

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2. Demilich – ~$30

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Number 2 on our list is Demilich. There was a lot of speculation around this card when it was previewed on it fitting well into decks like Izzet Phoenix. While those predictions did end up coming true, it took a bit to realize it’s potential. The release of a card in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, Consider, helped revive the archetype, and we’ve seen a recent spike in Demilich’s price.

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1. Goldspan Dragon – ~$45

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Our number 1 card, and the most expensive card in Standard is Goldspan Dragon. This powerful dragon was a strong contender in the previous standard for one of the best creatures, and with the introduction of Standard 2022 queues, Goldspan shot to the front of the pack and never looked back. It’s a current top performer in the metagame for Standard right now, and I don’t expect it to go anywhere anytime soon. While I don’t expect this to fluctuate in price heavily, I don’t expect this to drop anytime soon. If you want to play this in Standard, be prepared to shell out some dough.

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