12, Mar, 22

The MTG Marketplace: Biggest Winners, Losers and Trends of 3/7/22

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This week, Wizards of the Coast made an announcement that shook up the market, causing multiple price spikes. In addition, several new Kamigawa cards are picking up in popularity and price.

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

Seasoned Pyromancer

Seasoned Pyromancer
Seasoned Pyromancer | Wizards of the Coast

By far, the biggest winner of this week was Seasoned Pyromancer which jumped from about $25.00 to $45.00.

On Monday, WOTC banned Lurrus of the Dream-Den in Modern. This banning has many financial implications since decks are no longer incentivized to only play cards with mana values two or less. This frees up deck-building decisions to include cards like Seasoned Pyromancer now.

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The Wandering Emperor

Earlier in the week, The Wandering Emperor jumped from $11.00 to $16.00. But since then, the card only got more expensive. At the time of writing, she is about $24.00!

The Wandering Emperor picked up in price as players discovered her multi-format playability. Some people think she’s even strong enough for Modern. If you want to read more on this, check out my article, Standout Kamigawa Planeswalker Rising in Play and Price!

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March of Otherworldly Light

Here’s another Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty card that shot up in price this week. A few weeks ago, March of Otherworldly Light was less than $2.00. The price doubled earlier in the week and has since risen to about $7.00.

March of Otherworldly Light is, in my opinion, the best removal spell from Neon Dynasty. And players are beginning to experiment with the card in multiple formats including Modern.

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Ranger-Captain of Eos

From $14.00 to $25.00, Ranger-Captain of Eos is another card that went up in value this week now that Lurrus of the Dream-Den is gone.

This card can tutor for some of the most played cards in Modern like Esper Sentinel and Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer. Players are also looking for new ways to play Death’s Shadow without Lurrus.

Keep an Eye On

Mishra’s Bauble

Mishra’s Bauble | Wizards of the Coast

While many cards went up in price due to the banning of Lurrus of the Dream-Den, there’s one card I expect to go down. Mishra’s Bauble synergized with the Cat companion, as you could recast it for free every turn to draw an extra card.

Mishra’s Bauble will still see play in Modern as it is extremely good in combination with Dragon’s Rage Channeler and Emry, Lurker of the Loch. But because its most commonly used application is no longer legal in Modern, Mishra’s Bauble should go down in price.

Read More: Last Week’s Winners & Losers

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