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6, Apr, 23

The 9 Most Expensive Cards on The List for MTG March of the Machine!

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Since being introduced back in 2020, The List has been a welcome addition to almost every MTG set. After all, this rotating list of cards gives many MTG players what they crave the most: reprints. Appearing within Set Boosters roughly 25% of the time, The List allows MTG players easier access to a plethora of enticing reprints. Unfortunately, despite several compelling picks, not every card on The List is a financial powerhouse. After all, alongside Modern and Commander staples, The List also features an assortment of unexciting but flavor-rich legendary creatures

Within March of the Machine’s version of The List, flavorful legendary creatures have been the majority of additions for better or worse. While these may delight MTG’s Vorthos players, for value enthusiasts, sadly, some expensive cards have been cut as a result. For example, the surprisingly still expensive Old Gnawbone has finally been cut from The List. Thankfully, while this loss is somewhat disappointing, there are still plenty of high-value cards to find. 

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. Additionally, when it comes to MTG cards on The List, the printing matters quite a lot in some cases. Subsequently, some cards, such as Time Stretch, may seem out of place following their Dominaria Remastered reprint. Furthermore, it’s important to note that, after being reprinted, the prices of some cards on this list may fall. Subsequently, while we do our best to keep things up to date, there may be some mild prince inconsistencies.

With that caveat out of the way, however, let’s dive into The List for March of the Machine, which has added a few choice MTG cards to hunt. 

Honorable Mention – Time Stretch – $17?

Time Stretch - The List

Due to variations in the price of Time Stretch, which we’ll get into shortly, we’re currently keeping it as an honorable mention on our list. This is despite it, technically, being marginally more expensive than Ketria Triome by a few cents. Despite this price difference, we’re not confident copies of Time Stretch from The List will actually be expensive once available. Subsequently, it’s sticking around as just an Honorable Mention for now. If, when March of the Machine releases, the potential $17 value persists, we’ll enshrine it into this list properly. Until then, however, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Having just been reprinted in Dominaria Remastered, when putting this list together, we initially passed Time Stretch by. After all, copies of this once fairly expensive card can now be picked up for as little as $4! Giving the additions to The List another look over, however, and we soon realized we had been fooled. Much to our initial surprise, the version of Time Stretch coming to The List isn’t the cheap Dominaria Remastered print. Instead, players are getting a blast from the past, with the original Odyssey printing coming back. This version of the card is significantly more expensive, costing around $17 on average. This makes Time Stretch quite the pull if you’re lucky enough to find it in a Set Booster!

Unfortunately, however, while Time Stretch’s ability to give you two extra turns is a lot of fun, the card’s value may not hold. After all, the Dominara Remastered reprint demonstrated that demand for this card is somewhat lacking. Since it’s only played in Commander, it’s possible, once March of the Machine launches, this card’s price will drop.

9 – Ketria Triome – $17

Ketria Triome - The List

To kick off our list properly, we have a new addition to The List from March of the Machine. Originally printed back in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, this tri-colored land hasn’t seen a reprint to date. Subsequently, it commands a reasonably decent $17 value that hasn’t changed dramatically in months. Predominantly, the card is played within a large number of Commander decks due to cleanly offering three colors of mana. The card also sees an extensive amount of Modern play due to Wrenn and Six‘s Prevalence in the format combined with Domain mattering due to the introduction of Leyline Binding from Dominaria United. As if that wasn’t enough, Ketria Triome also has a compelling, albeit somewhat expensive, Cycling ability.  Thanks to this, Ketria Triome also sees a decent amount of play within Temur and four-color Modern decks. 

Due to all this demand, Ketria Triome has maintained its value for quite some time. However, that may be about to change. As we’ve seen fairly frequently, MTG cards that haven’t been reprinted that appear on The List are prone to losing value. Subsequently, even though Ketria Triome is a fairly modern card, its $17 value may fall by a few dollars, at least over the coming months.

8 – Phyrexian Crusader – $18

Phyrexian Crusader - The List

Another new addition to The List for March of the Machine is Phyrexian Crusader. Until recently, this potent Infect card hadn’t been reprinted since first debuting in Mirrodin Besieged. That was, until recently, when the card returned as part of the “Showcase: All Will Be One” Secret Lair drop. Since being reprinted in this themed Secret Lair, the value of Phyrexian Crusader has increased somewhat remarkably. This is likely thanks to the plethora of Toxic cards that Wizards printed in Phyrexia: All Will Be One. In any case, thanks to this additional support for Infect/Toxic decks, the price of Phyrexian Crusader has risen to around the $18 mark. How long it will stay at this increased price point, however, remains to be seen.

7 – Mycosynth Lattice – $21

Mycosynth Lattice - The List

Initially added to The List in Phyrexia: All Will Be One, Mycosynth Lattice is so powerful that it got banned from some competitive MTG formats. We’ve mentioned this a lot recently when talking about the card, but this Lattice creates a game-breaking lock with Karn, the Great Creator. Long story short, since the Lattice turns all of your opponent’s cards into artifacts, Karn doesn’t let your opponent use any activated abilities, including mana abilities on lands.

Outside of being banned in competitive Modern, Mycosynth Lattice is a fan-favorite for artifact decks in Commander. The card is particularly powerful in the Urza’s Iron Alliance preconstructed deck from The Brothers’ War. While Mycosynth Lattice is undoubtedly a powerful card, unfortunately, since being introduced in Phyrexia: All Will Be One, its value has fallen somewhat. Initially priced at around $38, the value has since dropped to around the $22 mark. With Mycosynth Lattice staying on the list for another few months at least, it’s possible this price may fall even further.

6 – Phyrexian Altar – $22

Phyrexian Altar - The List

This incredible EDH combo piece was also a new addition to The List for Phyrexia: All Will Be One. The card initially had a huge price tag that was dropped down a fair bit by its reprinting in Double Masters 2022. Since then, and after appearing on The List, the card’s price has fluctuated a little, but thankfully not too much. At the time of writing, Phyrexian Altar has only dropped a dollar in value since appearing on The List. This should mean that the price remains around the $22 mark for some time, at least.

If someone tries to play this against you in a game of Commander, chances are you want to deal with it quickly. While it’s difficult for Phyrexian Altar to achieve anything on its own, when used unfairly, Phyrexian Altar tends to end many games.

5 – Force of Vigor – $23

Force of Vigor - The List

Once the most expensive MTG card on The List, Force of Vigor has since dropped down a fair few spots. Thankfully, while the price has dwindled somewhat since joining The List, prices for this Modern Horizons card are still compelling. After all, there’s plenty of demand for this Modern sideboard staple, especially since it deals with Urza’s Saga. Alongside its obvious strength at destroying enchantments, being able to play this card for free allows some decks to get around cards that cripple their entire strategy. So long as you’ve got Force of Vigor in hand, you no longer need to worry about getting screwed by Blood Moon or Relic of Progenitus, for example. 

4 – Urza’s Saga – $29

Urza's Saga - The List

As an absolute powerhouse of a card, it should be no surprise to find Urza’s Saga on this list. After all, since it sees play within many competitive Modern, Legacy, and Vintage decks, there’s certainly plenty of demand. Remarkably, after first appearing on The List for The Brothers’ War, copies of Urza’s Saga actually climbed in value. Since then, however, the card’s continued presence on The List has brought prices back down to normal. At the time of writing, a copy of Urza’s Saga from The List costs around $29. Notably, this is more expensive than regular Modern Horizons 2 copies of the card, which are only $28. That’s a whole $1 in savings! 

Unsurprisingly, alongside being a powerful card within competitive play, Urza’s Saga is also a Strong Commander card. This is thanks to the card’s final mode allowing you to tutor some of the best mana rocks around. Fancy a free, albeit somewhat delayed, Mana Crypt or Sol Ring anyone?

3 – Rain of Daggers – $32

Rain of Daggers - The List

Rain of Daggers is the most expensive new addition to The List, thanks to March of the Machine. This is quite a surprise, considering that Rain of Daggers is a rather dangerous card. While the card is capable of wiping all of your opponent’s creatures while keeping yours intact, Rain of Daggers’ drawback may end your life. Due to this rather substantial drawback, it’s rare that Rain of Daggers gets played anywhere at all, really. If you are to find this card anywhere, however, it’s probably in Commander.

Currently, it’s unclear where the price of Rain of Daggers will go once available now it’s The List. That being said, a price drop seems like an almost certainty. At the time of writing, it’s only Near-Mint copies of Rain of Daggers that command a $30+ price. While this may affect TCGplayer’s Market Price statistic, copies of the card are available for as low as $16. Granted, in this instance, you’ll have to put up with using a Moderately Played example. Due to this price discrepancy, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Rain of Daggers’ price fall significantly once new Near-Mint examples are readily available. Subsequently, it may not be long before it drops down, or even loses its position on this list altogether!

2 – Blightsteel Colossus – $36

Blightsteel Colossus - The List

Initially priced at around the $45$50 dollar mark when entering The List, Blightsteel Colossus has since fallen from grace somewhat. At the time of writing, the card is currently worth around $36. This is pretty equivalent to the other recent printings of the card in Double Masters 2022 and via Secret Lair. Predominantly seeing play within Commander, especially in high-cost Artifact-focused decks, it’s unlikely Blightsteel Colossus’ value will dip much further. That being said, there is another three-month stint on The List ahead of it. For now, however, Blightsteel Colossus is undoubtedly a fantastic find within any March of the Machine Set Booster.

1 – Sword of Feast and Famine – $42

Sword of Feast and Famine - The List

In a break from tradition, at the top spot of this list isn’t a new card for once. Instead, Sword of Fast and Famine retains its top spot after being introduced in Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Remarkably, since joining the list at a $40 price tag, Sword of Fast and Famine has actually gotten more expensive! Now sitting at around $42, this price increase is likely due to the cycle of X and Y swords finally being completed! With the last sword launching in March of the Machine, it’s possible this card’s price could continue to climb. Given that The List makes cards such as this more accessible, however, we wouldn’t pin all our hopes on this. 

Sword of Feast and Famine sees little to no constructed play but is an absolute powerhouse in the Commander format. The ability to untap all your lands after dealing damage with an equipped creature enables you to execute a vast tempo swing to either get back into the game from behind or put some distance between you and the rest of the table. Outside of The List, the card has seen little to no reprints, resulting in Sword of Feast and Famine hitting obscene price tags, which is evident from the card’s current $42 value. 

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