Since the Mystical Archives were released as a part of the Strixhaven: School of Mages set, MTG players have loved the idea of bonus sheets appearing in Core sets. These are a great way to make high-demand reprints accessible while adding flavor to a Limited format. Best of all, these are done in a way that they won’t impact the delicate balance of formats with shallow card pools since bonus sheet cards don’t affect the legality of formats. Due to the popularity of the Mystical Archives, The Brothers’ War saw a bonus sheet in the form of the Retro Artifacts. March of the Machine is also receiving a bonus sheet: the Multiverse Legends.
Like the past two Bonus sheets, these cards are available in every March of the Machine pack. This means that, during your March of the Machine Prerelease experience, you should be seeing at least six of these cards! With 65 cards to choose from, figuring out the best Multiverse Legends cards to open from a pricing standpoint can take some time. Fortunately, we’re here to tell you what cards you should look for in your Prerelease packs from a financial perspective!
Do keep in mind when looking at these prices that they are before the release of March of the Machine. We already discussed that because bonus sheet cards appear to be overprinted in Collector Booster products, these could easily take a hit of more than 80% of their value for release. We are already seeing a drop compared to the cards’ original prices, so this idea is already beginning to be reflected. As such, keep an eye on these cards – you might be able to find a juicy deal!
TCGplayer.com will be used to price out the cards on this list. Additionally, we will only focus on the Multiverse Legends variants you can open in your Prerelease kit. That means no Halo Foils and serialized cards will be discussed here.
#10 Kenrith, the Returned King
The first card on this list has already had their fate sealed from a spoiler coming in the Aftermath set. We know that Kenrith, Returned King, will die due to this Phyrexian invasion, but he’s still kicking around before the invasion started.
Kenrith mainly sees play in Commander as a generic five-colored Commander that can do a little of everything, but Kenrith, Returned King also sees some limited competitive play. Back when it was Standard Legal, Kenrith saw play in multiple archetypes. Nowadays, the Throne of Eldraine Box Topper exclusive still sees play in Pioneer decks interested in employing Fires of Invention. Since this allows you to cast Kenrith for free, you have all your remaining mana to activate Kenrith’s abilities.
Kenrith, Returned King’s March of the Machine reprint, according to TCGplayer, is currently going for about $7.
#9 Yarok, the Desecrated
Yarok, the Desecrated has been treated with a Multiverse Legends treatment that resembles Booster Fun cards from Zendikar Rising. Interestingly, Yarok did not actually appear in this set and instead can be found in the M20 set. This reveals that Yarok inhabits the plane of Zendikar – an interesting piece of information.
Yarok is a Commander card through and through. Players love creating decks that abuse enter the battlefield effects, and Yarok does that to a tee. Whenever something that you control is triggered by a permanent entering the battlefield, you get two copies of that trigger instead of one. Players who engaged with the recent Phyrexia: All Will Be One set may notice a similar ability from Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines.
Yarok’s reprinting is already starting to reduce the price of the card overall. Before this reprinting, Yarok was worth about $14. This copy of the card is currently going for between $7-8.
#8 Aurelia, the Warleader
Aurelia, the Warleader is a fantastic Commander payoff for decks that want to win by combat damage. Not only can Aurelia immediately create a board presence, but Aurelia also offers with it an additional combat phase. Don’t worry, Aurelia untaps all your creatures, so you don’t have to worry about them being tapped when you go to second combat.
Aurelia, the Warleader had a recent reprint in Double Masters 2022 that significantly reduced this card’s price. There’s little doubt that this reprinting will likely have a further effect, but for now, Aurelia’s price stick around the $8.50 mark, which is about where it was as a result of its last reprinting.
#7 Sheoldred, Whispering One
Sheoldred, Whispering One is one of the original Phyrexian Praetor printings. Three more of these appear in higher positions on this list.
Like all of the original Praetor printings, Sheoldred offers two symmetrical abilities. One of these is fantastic for you, while the other slows your opponent down. During your opponent’s turns, they will be forced to sacrifice a creature. On yours, you get to reanimate one! As such, Sheoldred, Whispering One is fantastic in decks that want to cheat big creatures out since you can get this effect out early while reanimating other gigantic creatures.
Sheoldred typically only sees play in Commander. As such, the reprinting of the card has caused the Multiverse Legends copy to retail for about $8-9 currently.
#6 Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger
Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger had a major role in multiple competitive formats but has taken a bit of a backseat. The card still sees occasional play in Modern and generally sees a few copies in Rakdos Midrange lists in Pioneer, but its influence nowadays had waned in comparison to its influence in the past, especially when it was Standard legal. The card still offers a massive threat since Kroxa forces your opponent to discard a card when cast from your hand and can reanimate into a 6/6 threat that easily closes out any game.
Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger’s price has already decreased significantly due to this reprinting, with this copy only going for about $8 currently in its foil variant. Interestingly, there is a bigger interest in non-foil variants because most of this card’s appeal pertains to competitive formats. Those copies of Kroxa near $10 currently.
#5 Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is one of the most disgusting boss monsters you can possibly employ in the Commander format. Players don’t like Stax effects – cards that heavily restrict resource management by interacting, primarily, with mana, and Vorinclex has two absolutely disgusting abilities that will instantly make it the target of the table. Firstly, you double the you can create when tapping lands, allowing you to double up on your resources. Secondly, if your opponent wants to tap their lands, they get their efficiency cut in half since Vorinclex, basically, gives them a Stun Counter.
There is a big price difference between the top four on this list and everything else. Even though Vorinclex has demanded a ghastly price in the past because of how powerful the card is, it’s currently only about $10! This fantastic price drop should make this Praetor much more accessible to those who want it. Just be aware that, should you choose to play this, you will likely draw the ire of your entire pod.
#4 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Elesh Norn has been the main character of the Phyrexian Invasion arc over the past few sets. She even received two new cards in back-to-back core sets! This copy of Elesh Norn is neither of these. This one is, instead, a reprint of her first appearance in New Phyrexia.
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite occasionally sees play as a reanimator target in constructed formats, but this is an infrequent occurrence. You will most likely find this troublesome Praetor in the Commander format, where its presence on the board can shut entire strategies down. This card works wonders with a go-wide strategy but is also powerful as a part of reanimation or Polymorph strategies.
This copy of Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is currently going for just under $23.
#3 Skithryx, the Blight Dragon
Skithryx, the Blight Dragon is a reprint that MTG players have been fervently requesting for quite some time. Many players were shocked when the Legendary character did not reappear as a part of Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Fortunately, for the many players who have desired a reprint of this card are finally getting one!
Skithryx, the Blight Dragon had three printings before the release of March of the Machine, but none of these are widely available. Aside from an appearance on The List, Skithryx has a Mythic Rare printing in the original Double Masters set and in Scars of Mirrodin. Following Phyrexia: All Will Be One’s immense Poison Counter support, Skithryx saw a massive price increase – but generally only sees Commander play. At this time, copies of the Multiverse Legends printing of Skithyx are going for about $23.
#2 Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice
The second-most expensive card you can open on the March of the Machine Multiverse Legends bonus sheet also happens to be the most popular Commander in the game right now. Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice, offers a creature that is incredibly difficult to interact with in combat that offers incredible upside in the end phase – as long as you build around it. There are a ton of different ways to take a Proliferate deck, especially with all the support release in Phyrexia: All Will Be One.
Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice, at this point, is worth about $63, which is higher than our #1 pick’s lowest price at the moment, but preorders for the new Atraxa in March of the Machine are currently selling for between $35 and $40, which is less than our number one spot. For that reason, Atraxa takes the number two spot on this list.
#1 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
Even though Ragavan’s average price is a bit less than Atraxa’s at the moment, it’s still taking the number one spot because the Multiverse Legends copy of this card is currently selling for higher than the card’s average market price.
Ragavan is, potentially, the most powerful one-drop ever printed. This card does absolutely everything. If it manages to connect with an opponent, you get a treasure token and exile the top card of your opponent’s library – which you can cast the turn it gets exiled. This means that Ragavan offers recurring card advantage and mana advantage every time it connects with an opponent.
Making things even more ridiculous is Ragavan’s Dash ability. This means that the monkey can threaten immediate value at any point in the game – making it relevant whenever it gets cast. Alternatively, Ragavan’s power level would fall off after the early turns. Dashing Ragavan can also make the card surprisingly difficult to remove since it dodges Sorcery speed effects.
All of these points led to Ragavan’s banning in the Legacy format. The early mana advantage can be far too difficult to overcome since it can turn on a series of cheap interactive spells that keep your opponent locked out from doing anything. The more cheap spells that your opponent has also make Ragavan’s card advantage ability a lot more deadly. Casting your opponent’s Brainstorm for extra card advantage is a ridiculous notion. Ragavan is still legal in the Modern format but has heavily warped deck construction since the card threatens to snowball very quickly if not immediately dealt with.
Ragavan’s cheapest market average is currently $62, but its Multiverse Legends reprint is still selling for $70 or more, putting this card in our top spot. The card’s power level is also incredibly apparent, as this card has already received a pre-ban due to this reprinting.