Weekly Winners 2022 - 43

28 Oct
by Arjen

This week is mostly a commander week, but fortunately we could mention some constructed formats as well. A lot is going on this week, and it was hard to pick just three cards. So if your favorite spike is not on the list this week, sorry for that. That being said it a good mix of different kind of cards. Make sure you read this week's article to be all up-to-date on the latest finance spikes before your FNM!

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! Come discuss this week's price movements with us on Reddit.

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#1 Delayed Blast Fireball $14.23 (+153%)

Delayed Blast Fireball

 

Our first winner is an instant from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate. For it will deal 2 damage to each opponent and each creature they control. If this spell was cast from exile, it deals 5 damage to each opponent and each creature they control instead. So how can you cast this spell from exile? Well, by foretelling it, since it has Foretell as well. In that case it will cost you though, so you better be sure you need to deal 5 damage to all creatures.

This card can be found in the Exit from Exile commander deck from Baldur's Gate, and is a solid upgrade to the Ruinous Powers deck from Warhammer 40K. Besides that it is a solid commander card that we can find in numerous builds around, for example, Abaddon the Despoiler, Meria, Scholar of Antiquity, Tor Wauki the Younger, and Myra the Magnificent.

The card even seems good enough to be tinkered with in Legacy, as we find it as a one-off in some Izzet Delver sideboards.

Izzet Delver by Sakamoto Taiga

Enchantment(1)
Artifact(2)
Sorcery(8)
4
$1.25
Instant(17)
4
$0.99
3
$1.10
4
$49.00
1
$3.54
2
$0.01
Land(19)
1
$0.01
4
$18.00
1
$11.70
4
$575.00
4
$16.00
Sideboard(15)
1
$0.11
2
$1.30
2
$0.10
3
$3.54
1
$0.50

Delayed Blast Fireball
Meria, Scholar of Antiquity
Tor Wauki the Younger

 

#2 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship $4.50 (+56%)

Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

 

Where to start with this card! Skysovereign, Consul Flagship spiked this week, and before we get into the reasons, lets quickly discuss its abilities. I understand that people can just read the card, but personally I think it is important to also mention it in written text, since these images are not always properly readable on all devices and for all people. For you get a Legendary Vehicle that once crewed becomes a 6/5 Flying creature. But when it enters the battlefield, or attacks, it deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls.

Personally, I kind of get the jitters when I see this card. Not as much as when I see Parhelion II, but still. I generally don't like playing against Greasefang, Okiba Boss on Arena. But even though the play patterns in that deck really don't appeal to me, there is no doubt that it is a strong strategy. And that is exactly one of the reasons this card is going up. Greasefang decks are doing well in Pioneer and Skysovereign, Consul Flagship is finding its way into Pioneer sideboards because its good against the popular Rakdos Midrange decks. In Modern we also see this card being played in the sideboard in Eldrazi Tron decks, in Legacy we see it show up in Mono Black decks in sideboards.

Sultai by Demonictutors

In commander we also see this card often includes in decks around Captain Rex Nebula, one of the cards from Unfinity that is eternal legal. It is also a card that we see in decks around The Peregrine Dynamo and Astor, Bearer of Blades. Before you buy into this card, do keep in mind that it will be included in the Warhammer 40,000: Orks Secret Lair.

Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
Astor, Bearer of Blades
The Peregrine Dynamo
Captain Rex Nebula

 

#3 Shadow in the Warp $25.58 (+40%)

Shadow in the Warp

 

And another commander card, of course, which we find in the Tyranid Swarm. Shadow in the Warp is an enchantment for that says the first creature spell you cast each turn costs less to cast. and whenever an opponent casts their first noncreature spell each turn, Shadow in the Warp deals 2 damage to that player.

When we look at the card in EDHREC we immediately see the card is being played around the commander from Tyranid Swarm, The Swarmlord. However this could simply indicate people have added the exact decklist from this product, but it may also be that people are including it in new decks around this commander. But it also is includes in most decks around Magus Lucea Kane, a new commander from the Warhammer 40K decks.

But the main reason this card probably went up is because it was discussed in a new video from The Command Zone where they discuss the best cards in Warhammer 40K. As you may know by now, when a card gets a positive mention or pulls its weight on this channel, it is bound to go up quickly. People usually flock to the stores to get their copies in, because they know the price will go up.

Shadow in the Warp

 

Cheap Pickups

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.

 

War Room $2.99 - Moving up!
War Room

 

War Room has been identified by the MTGStocks Premium Penny Stocks feature as a card that has reached its bottom and is starting a consistent uptrend.

 

Treasure Vault $5.63 - Slowly moving down
Treasure Vault

 

Assassin's Trophy $6.63 - Slowly moving down
Assassin's Trophy

 

Treasure Vault (Dungeon Module)
War Room
Assassin's Trophy
Treasure Vault
Arjen
Arjen

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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