29, Apr, 22

The MTG Marketplace: Biggest Winners, Losers, and Trends of 04/25/22

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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.

Weekly Winners

Cavalier of Thorns

Cavalier of Thorns | Wizards of the Coast

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.

Price history of Cavalier of Thorns | TCGPlayer

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.

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Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

Korvold, Fae-Cursed King | Wizards of the Coast

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.

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Mystical Dispute

Mystical Dispute | Wizards of the Coast

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.

Price history of Mystical Dispute | TCGPlayer

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Trending DOWN

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

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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