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The MTG Marketplace: Biggest Winners, Losers, and Trends of 04/18/22

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This Week, Streets of New Capenna impacts the secondary market. Leaks from Baulders Gate caused an unexpected price spike. And Pioneer prices continue to boom.

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

Maze’s End

Someone got their hands on some early Battle for Baulder’s Gate packs even though the set isn’t scheduled to release until June 10th. They opened the packs on TikTok and leaked the cards to the rest of the MTG world, revealing some interesting new Gate cards amongst many other new and returning mechanics.

The upcoming Gate cards spurred player interest in Maze’s End, causing the card to spike from $2.00 to $12.00 earlier in the week. But since then, Maze’s End settled back down to about $8.00.

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Chandra, Dressed to Kill

Chandra was one of the first cards to spike in price when the Pioneer hype hit a few weeks ago. At that time, she rose from $9.00 to $17.00. Since then, the regular art Chandra rose further in price, hitting $27.00-$30.00 this week. The borderless version is now around $45.00+.

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Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

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Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet | Wizards of the Coast

Following the rebirth of the Pioneer format, Kalitas rose from $14.00 to $25.00 this week. This card is featured in Mono-Black Aggro and Rakdos Midrange, one of the format’s most popular decks.

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Trending UP

Resplendent Angel

Resplendent Angel | Wizards of the Coast
Giada, Font of Hope, from Streets of New Capenna gives a breath of fresh air to that Angel archetype across Magic formats. As such, Resplendent Angel started to rise this week, going from $20.00 to $25.00. ***This is a good indicator to keep an eye on other popular Angel cards in the upcoming weeks.

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Trending Down

Devoted Druid

When players saw Luxior, Giada’s Gift, they immediately saw its infinite combo potential with Devoted Druid. Naturally, Devoted Druid shot up to $10.00 because of this.

But shortly after the price spike, the Bedecked Brokers Commander decklist was released with a reprint of Devoted Druid. Expect the price of Devoted Druid to fall back down in the following weeks.

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Wargate

Wargate | Wizards of the Coast

Last week, Wargate spiked from $6.00 to $18.00 due to its inclusion in a Tameshi, Reality Architect combo deck in Modern. But since last week’s hype, more copies of Wargate hit the market bringing the price back down to $12.00.

RELATED: Last Week’s Winners & Losers

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