Rewind$4.94 (-79.19%)
Rowan, Scion of War$3.99 (+66.25%)
Food Chain$30.75 (-37.17%)
Sheoldred's Edict$4.69 (-34.86%)
Angel's Grace$2.00 (-33.33%)
The Girl in the Fireplace$10.00 (-33.33%)
The First Sliver$39.99 (-32.79%)
Jeska, Thrice Reborn$13.97 (-30.15%)
Rampant Growth$16.63 (-29.95%)
The One Ring (Borderless)$49.00 (-26.54%)
Mass Hysteria$14.97 (-25.15%)
Questing Druid$3.74 (+24.67%)
Solphim, Mayhem Dominus$8.00 (-23.52%)
Preordain$2.59 (+22.17%)
Alluring Scent$2.72 (-22.06%)
Serum Visions$2.76 (-21.81%)
Rakdos Signet$2.02 (+20.96%)
The Locust God$4.19 (+20.06%)
Inquisition of Kozilek$9.59 (+19.88%)
Mountain (1363)$6.43 (-17.35%)
Mountain (1365)$6.43 (-17.35%)
Mountain (1367)$6.43 (-17.35%)
Treebeard, Gracious Host$5.31 (-17.03%)
Kellan, the Fae-Blooded$3.50 (+16.67%)
Slip Through Space$6.25 (-16.67%)
Gaea's Blessing$5.01 (-16.50%)
Seething Song$2.56 (+16.36%)
Forest - Innistrad Cycle$3.49 (+16.33%)
Hallowed Haunting$19.49 (+15.60%)
Fleshbag Marauder$8.47 (-15.30%)
Mirror March$2.05 (-15.29%)
Ondu Spiritdancer$14.04 (+15.27%)
Swamp (1384)$12.41 (-15.12%)
Forest (1386)$12.41 (-15.12%)
Mountain (1385)$12.49 (-14.57%)
Island (1383)$12.49 (-14.57%)
Blood Artist$2.29 (+14.50%)
Abu Ja'far$43.54 (+13.95%)
Flamekin Harbinger$7.80 (-13.24%)
Grim Hireling$3.60 (+13.21%)
Selfless Savior$2.92 (-12.57%)
Plains (1382)$12.94 (-11.49%)
Spirit Mantle$2.53 (+11.45%)

Weekly Winners 2018 - 47

30 Nov
by Arjen

It's been quite a slow week in my opinion. Not a lot of cards have moved because of real reasons in my opinion. This week the article is a bit later than usual, because both Peter and I have been busy with personal stuff and work. So please accept our somewhat shorter Weekly Winners. But, as usual, just in time for FNM!


#1 Thing in the Ice $12.42 (+63.42%)

Thing in the Ice


Our friendly blue flip card shot up to over $13 this week, and shockingly, this isn't the all time high. When Shadows over Innistrad was preselling, Thing in the Ice went for over $17, reaching an all time low of $3 and now up again. So let's try to grasp why this has happened.

Decks like "Suicide Blue", before the Gitaxian Probe banning, already played TiTI. Nowadays we see it in Blue Moon decks more and more often, but we mainly see the card being played in Red Spells decks since the printing of Arclight Phoenix. This has really renewed interest in Thing in the Ice, causing the new spike. It even sees play in Past in Flames storm decks as sideboard card.

Red Spells - Modern by Nicolas Johnson
Creature (12)
4 Thing in the Ice $2.88
4 Arclight Phoenix $2.58
4 Bedlam Reveler $0.35
Instant (19)
2 Noxious Revival $3.25
2 Thought Scour $0.33
3 Izzet Charm $0.25
4 Manamorphose $2.97
4 Fiery Temper $0.25
4 Lightning Bolt $0.49
Sorcery (11)
3 Sleight of Hand $0.24
4 Serum Visions $0.80
4 Faithless Looting $0.25
Land (18)
1 Mountain $0.10
3 Shivan Reef $0.90
3 Island $0.10
3 Steam Vents $13.99
4 Spirebluff Canal $14.00
4 Scalding Tarn $19.00
Sideboard (15)
1 Rending Volley $2.63
2 Abrade $0.20
2 Dispel $0.30
4 Surgical Extraction $3.25
2 Anger of the Gods $0.50
2 Firemind's Research $0.37
2 Alpine Moon $2.49

This demand is moving the price upward quickly, without a reprint on the near horizon. Flip cards are also quite popular for kitchen table games. We also can't forget the effects on price memory, where people view this as an expensive card because it has been selling for much higher prices than it was.

Thing in the Ice
Shadows over InnistradBuy on CardKingdom $10.99


#2 Chancellor of the Tangle (FOIL) $12.00 (+618.56%)

Chancellor of the Tangle


Time to find your bulk rare box! Try to find your foil versions of Chancellor of the Tangle. I'm actually a bit surprised this card hasn't really moved for the normal printing. It has slowly been creeping up, but still far below the $1 mark. The foil version however has shot up by over 600%.

The reason why this happened is not really surprising, since it has been making some waves in Modern Goblin Prison decks and was also used in a Saffron Olive brew with Goblin Charbelcher. The card will give you an extra mana on your first main phase, which you can use to do super fun things (with a land as well) like casting Chalice of the Void on 1 during the first turn. If that doesn't sound like super exciting for both you and your opponent, you can also combine Chancellor of the Tangle with Simian Spirit Guide to crank out a Blood Moon on Turn 1.

Goblin Prison
Creature (24)
1 Krenko, Mob Boss $2.34
2 Goblin Chieftain $2.59
2 Goblin King $4.00
3 Chancellor of the Tangle $0.80
4 Simian Spirit Guide $0.80
4 Goblin Cratermaker $0.25
4 Goblin Rabblemaster $1.80
4 Legion Warboss $0.60
Instant (6)
2 Pyretic Ritual $2.99
4 Desperate Ritual $1.34
Enchantment (4)
4 Blood Moon $8.00
Artifact (4)
4 Chalice of the Void $74.75
Planeswalker (2)
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance $1.68
Land (20)
2 Cavern of Souls $45.99
3 Gemstone Caverns $49.38
4 Ramunap Ruins $0.93
11 Mountain $0.10
Sideboard (15)
1 Goblin King $4.00
1 Goblin Chieftain $2.59
2 Magus of the Moon $6.95
3 Sulfur Elemental $0.24
2 Abrade $0.20
3 Leyline of the Void $2.23
3 Trinisphere $15.19

Chancellor of the Tangle
New PhyrexiaBuy on CardKingdom $0.39


#3 Wave of Reckoning $3.57 (+155%)

Wave of Reckoning


When I saw that Wave of Reckoning went up, my first thought was "must be Commander driven". I couldn't really find any chatter about the card, but I can imagine this card works really well in Doran, the Siege Tower and Arcades, the Strategist decks. And it's easy to see why this card works in these decks.

Commander decks built around these two commanders play a lot of creatures with defender, of which most of these creatures the toughness is (a lot) higher than their power. In many situations you can think of Wave of Reckoning is an a-symmetrical board wipe.

Wave of Reckoning
Mercadian MasquesBuy on CardKingdom $2.49
Commander 2016Buy on CardKingdom $2.49


Cheap Pickups

Back to Basics
Back to Basics


Wait! What?! The Urza's Saga version of Back to Basics is actually at its lowest price point since half a year. This has all to do with the reprint in Ultimate Masters, which by the way sells for only $35. If you needed this card, now might be the time to pick one or two up.

Back to Basics
Urza's SagaBuy on CardKingdom $54.99
Ultimate MastersBuy on CardKingdom $39.99


Creeping Tar Pit
Creeping Tar Pit
Creeping Tar Pit
WorldwakeBuy on CardKingdom $9.99
Ultimate MastersBuy on CardKingdom $8.99


Vendilion Clique
Vendilion Clique
Vendilion Clique
MorningtideBuy on CardKingdom $23.99
Modern MastersBuy on CardKingdom $18.99
Modern Masters 2015Buy on CardKingdom $18.99
Masters 25Buy on CardKingdom $17.99

Arjen has been playing Magic since Ice Age and has mostly played the Legacy format. Ten years ago he founded MTGStocks because he and his friends wanted to buy Magic singles at the right time to play with.

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