Weekly Winners (5)

  • by Peter on 2014-01-30 - Twitter15

This week was not as hectic as last week, but there are some interesting risers and spikes that you need to know about!


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#1 Dark Depths +87,5% ($60) 

Dark Depths

The sky seems to be the limits for Dark Depths. Top top finishes in two different (but similar) archetypes have pushed this card trough the roof. It's featured in the Kurt Speiss' winning SCG Baltimore Open Lands deck.

Lands is one of the sweetest archetypes in Legacy and hasn't seen a lot of top finishes, but now, finally it has! The archetype is full of old magic flavor from the time I started playing magic. I'm talking about gems like Crop Rotation, Gamble, Manabond, Exploration and Mox Diamond. These were run in Lands for years now, but the recent wins are made possible by the combo between Thespian's Stage and Dark Depths.

The new legendary rule allows you to choose between the original copy of Dark Depths and the new one (which has no counters on it). When you choose for the latter, you can sacrifice and put a 20/20 black avatar creature into play named Marit Lage. Sweet!

For Lands to win the game, they need to find the combo as soon as possible, while keeping their opponents of their back with those other gems: Glacial Chasm, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale and Karakas.

 

#2 Bloom Tender +62% ($10.15)

Bloom Tender

Bloom Tender looks like a classic buyout. It showed a steady increase over the course of months and looked like a good speculation target. Bloom Tender is popular in EDH and there is also some playtesting going on in Modern.

Aside from that there is not much to say about Bloom Tender, check out this reddit thread if you are interested the full discussion.

And while doing research I stumbled upon this old Reddit thread on a super unlikely combo that does 83 octillion damage. And yeah, the inventors did get their math right. Kind of. 

 

 #3 Primal Command +55.5% ($5)

Primal Command

Travis Woo. What is he? A False Prophet or a Dreamborn Muse. Whether his voice is insight, piercing and true, OR the oppposite actually doesn't matter. Travis Woo has some incredible influence on card prices. 

When he tweets, cards seem to go up!

It's interesting to note that the speculators community did not jump Woo's bandwagon on this one. There was no trust at all that Primal Command would be really worth more than it was. Some thought it was a joke or an experiment. But Woo seems to be pretty sure about Primal Command.

 

"Cheap" pickups!

Due to poplar demand, i'll post some cards that are low in value, and are nice pickups. 

 

Steam Vents:

Steam Vents

 

 

Scavenging Ooze

Scavenging Ooze

 

 

Thoughtseize

Thoughtseize

 

Unexpectedly Absent

Unexpectedly Absent

 

 

Sea Drake

Sea Drake

 


Elspeth, Knight-Errant

Elspeth, Knight-Errant

 


Mishra's Factory

Mishra's Factory

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