This week, Streets of New Capenna was officially released and the excitement for the set caused a few old cards to rise in price. Plus, Pioneer continues to impact the market.
Welcome to The MTG Marketplace, a weekly article on MTG Rocks where we cover each week’s biggest price spikes and overall market trends.
Cavalier of Thorns
The biggest price spike of the week goes to Cavalier of Thorns which shot up from $2.00 to $11.00. This is because Mono-Green Ramp took first place in a recent Pioneer Challenge featuring a full four copies of Cavalier.
Mono-Green Ramp aims to accelerate its mana with cards like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner to quickly play a Storm the Festival and put powerful 5-drops into play like Cavalier and Nissa, Who Shakes the World.
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King
I wrote an article earlier this week about all the new toys Korvold gained from New Capenna. Korvold really did get a big power boost from the set, both in Commander and Pioneer, which is why it rose from $9.00 to $15.00 this week.
It is a little strange, but Mystical Dispute is currently the most played card in Pioneer. According to MTG Goldfish, 39% of decks play the card. Taking this into consideration, it isn’t surprising that Mystical Dispute rose from $1.00 to $3.00+ this week.
New Capenna Preorder Prices
It can be tempting to indulge in a new Magic set’s hype. But until that set is officially released, preorder prices are typically inflated beyond reason.
For example, Lord Xander, the Collector saw preorder prices around $35.00. Today is the first day New Capenna is officially out and Xander plummeted to $5.00.
If you are excited about any New Capenna singles, this opening weekend can be a good time to find bargain prices.
Maze’s End spiked last week when a Magic player leaked several new Gate-related cards from the upcoming set, Battle for Baulder’s Gate. Because of this, Maze’s End went from about $1.00 to $11.00 overnight.
But since then, the hype for Baulder’s Gate died down a bit. Consequently, the prerelease version of Maze’s End fell all the way back down to about $3.00-$4.00, and the regular art version is currently about $7.00. This may change once the official spoiler season for Baulder’s Gate begins.
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