Weekly Winners 2019 - 47
If anyone is still skeptical about Pioneer, the newest format in Magic, you are about to be proven wrong. For the third week in a row, our interest page is full of cards that are part of the newest and hottest Pioneer brews. Like every week, just in time for FNM, I'll now tell you about the cards that will be the talk of the town tonight!
Bloodsoaked Champion $3.10 (+484.91%)
With a Pioneer meta presence of 4.90%, the Mono-Black Aggro deck is the #2 most played deck in the new format. It is just 1.07% behind Mono-Green Devotion, with a meta presence of 5.97%.
After three weeks of brewing and the first Pioneer Leagues on MTGO, the metagame is taking shape for the first time. Spikes are all around as players (and speculators) don't want to miss out on getting the best deals for the best decks possible. Please note that this spike is due to organic demand, not due to speculative demand. That might (sadly) follow later when this deck proves to be a stable tier-1 deck in the format.
By doing this, Mono-Black Aggro can create quite some card advantage and take over dominion over the battlefield. Check out the complete decklist below.
Creature (20) 1 Gutterbones $0.74 3 Rankle, Master of Pranks $0.87 4 Scrapheap Scrounger $0.39 4 Night Market Lookout $0.20 4 Bloodsoaked Champion $0.25 4 Knight of the Ebon Legion $1.89 Instant (4) 4 Fatal Push $2.01 Sorcery (4) 4 Thoughtseize $12.98 Artifact (4) 4 Smuggler's Copter $0.75 Land (24) 1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth $32.36 4 Mutavault $8.03 4 Castle Locthwain $3.12 15 Swamp $0.10 Sideboard (15) 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet $5.69 2 Kitesail Freebooter $0.25 2 Disfigure $0.14 3 Noxious Grasp $0.27 4 Duress $0.15 2 Virulent Plague $0.25
Looking ahead, there is no way of knowing where
But will Pioneer take off the way Wizards intends? Time will tell. The key factor being fun. Will the new format be fun to play and replay, over and over again with smaller meta-changes than Standard? And will Wizards be able to prevent from printing format warping cards in 7 distinct constructed formats? If so, the only way for any Pioneer key card is up.
|Bloodsoaked Champion||CardKingdom $3.49||TCGPlayer $3.10|
|Scrapheap Scrounger||CardKingdom $0.35||TCGPlayer $0.53|
|Gutterbones||CardKingdom $2.99||TCGPlayer $2.58|
|Rankle, Master of Pranks||CardKingdom $11.99||TCGPlayer $9.00|
Shivan Reef $26.99 (+376.01%)
Not all Pioneer spikes are driven by organic demand.
In Magic, mana is the lifeblood of the game. Getting your mana base right is one of the first things a young Magic padawan should learn when mastering the game. When valuing a land that produces mana, there is this checklist?
- Does it produce two, three or any color mana?
- Does the land come into play untapped?
- Does the land deal damage when you activate it?
- Does the land have another drawback when activating?
- Does the land give me restrictions in spending the mana?
- Does the land have basic land types (and is it fetchable)?
- Does the land have other positive of negative characteristics?
The best lands that produce multiple colors are the classic Dual Lands like
That brings us right back to that crazy $26.99 price tag on
|Apocalypse||CardKingdom $6.99||TCGPlayer $26.99|
|10th Edition||CardKingdom $5.99||TCGPlayer $3.48|
|9th Edition||CardKingdom $5.99||TCGPlayer $3.50|
|Magic Origins||CardKingdom $5.99||TCGPlayer $3.22|
|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors||CardKingdom $4.99||TCGPlayer $3.71|
Oko, Thief of Crowns $44.99 (+34.70%)
After getting banned in Standard,
This is the first time I have seen a price development quite like this with a Magic card. Since
|Oko, Thief of Crowns|
|Throne of Eldraine||CardKingdom $44.99||TCGPlayer $44.99|
Please note: for our 'record low' we consider the price of the card over the past 7 years. Many cards have been even cheaper (a) decade(s) ago. Also note: some cards are still going down, and might be even cheaper pickups next week.
Chulane, Teller of Tales $8,06 - Record low and going down
Nurturing Peatland $5 - Record low, bottoming out
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben $14.39 - Record low, market price crashing, currently $5.21
|Thalia, Guardian of Thraben||CardKingdom $8.99||TCGPlayer $9.61|
|Nurturing Peatland||CardKingdom $9.99||TCGPlayer $9.99|
|Chulane, Teller of Tales||CardKingdom $5.99||TCGPlayer $8.06|