18, Feb, 22

The MTG Marketplace: Biggest Winners, Losers and Trends of 02/14/22

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This week, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty continues to drive prices up for a variety of Commander-related cards. Plus, newly announced reprints of popular Standard cards bring prices down.

Welcome to The MTG Marketplace, a weekly article on MTG Rocks where we cover each week’s biggest price spikes and overall market trends.

Weekly Winners

Hero of Bladehold

Hero of Bladehold is up from $8.00 to $14.00 this week. This price spike follows in the wake of Fervent Charge’s price spike last week.

Both of these cards went up in value due to a new Commander from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Isshin, Two Heavens As One. Panharmonicon effects are always popular in Commander, which sets up Isshin for success. Expect many Isshin support cards to go up in value.

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty continues to affect the market for all kinds of Commander decks.

Hallowed Haunting

I wrote about Hallowed Haunting in Monday’s newsletter. At that time, the card was $6.00. But I speculated it would rise. Now, the card is pushing $8.00. Here are my two reasons as to why the card would go up in value:

  1. Shrines went up in value last week because of the new Kamigawa Commander, Go-Shintai of Life’s Origin. But that deck plays more than just Shrines. It is a enchantress deck, more or less. Hallowed Haunting generates a ton a value every time you play a Shrine.
  2. Hallowed Haunting also works in another Kamigawa Commander, Light-Paws, Emperor’s Voice. The deck plays a dense amount of Auras which will all trigger Hallowed Haunting. (This is my personal favorite Commander from the set and I wrote a deck guide about it if you want to know more)

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Price history of Hallowed Haunting | TCGPlayer

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Magma Opus

As you can see in the graph below, Magma Opus doubled in price this week.

Hinata, Dawn-Crowned is poised to be another popular Commander from Neon Dynasty. It is the overall 6th most popular Commander this week on EDHREC, and the 4th most popular from Neon Dynasty.

Like Isshin support cards, expect Hinata support cards such as Magma Opus to go up in value. If you’re interested in more Hinata-related cards, check out this Commander deck guide.

Price history for Magama Opus | TCGPlayer

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Weekly Losers

As soon as Mirror Box was revealed in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Mirror Gallery was doomed. Mirror Box is a strictly better version of Mirror Gallery. Because of this, Mirror Gallery has already fallen from $30.00 to $20.00. I think it has room to drop further from here.

Not too long ago, Goldspan Dragon was the most expensive card in Standard. Thanks to a slight shift in the meta, the card dipped from its $45.00 price point. And last week, Wizards of the Coast revealed that Goldspan Dragon will be reprinted in the 2022 Challenger decks. This caused the price of Goldspan to drop further. At the time of writing, it’s about $30.00, but expect it to drop lower.

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