Terror$2.00 (+100.00%)
The One Ring (Borderless)$64.99 (+45.55%)
Talisman of Hierarchy$2.42 (+39.88%)
Ondu Spiritdancer$19.24 (+28.27%)
Lazotep Plating$2.98 (-24.94%)
Ghoulish Impetus$7.88 (+23.32%)
Vault of the Archangel$3.00 (-22.48%)
Khabál Ghoul$203.05 (+20.16%)
Waste Not$9.81 (-17.49%)
Spellstutter Sprite$6.12 (+17.24%)
Wheel of Misfortune$10.61 (-15.79%)
Nemesis of Reason$4.76 (-15.75%)
Phyrexian Arena$4.04 (+15.43%)
Food Chain$19.99 (-14.86%)
Decadent Dragon$5.73 (+14.83%)
Mountain (1366)$5.50 (-14.60%)
Mountain (1358)$6.34 (-13.98%)
Radiate$6.16 (+13.86%)
Preordain$2.98 (+13.74%)
Skred$2.93 (+13.57%)
Maskwood Nexus$4.39 (+12.56%)
Mountain (1359)$7.33 (-12.22%)
Knight Exemplar$8.28 (+11.14%)
Samwise Gamgee$2.22 (+11.00%)
Peer into the Abyss$2.98 (+10.78%)
Treebeard, Gracious Host$5.04 (-10.64%)
The Locust God$3.74 (-10.53%)
Relentless Assault$2.77 (+10.36%)
Glissa Sunslayer$2.47 (+10.27%)
Grim Hireling$4.14 (+9.81%)
Virtue of Loyalty$11.42 (+9.81%)
Arcbound Crusher$3.99 (-9.52%)
Mountain Goat$5.82 (-9.49%)
Spiteful Visions$2.42 (-9.36%)
Relentless Rats (0011)$20.43 (-9.36%)
Underworld Dreams$9.28 (-9.29%)
The First Sliver$36.28 (-9.28%)
Manabarbs$2.48 (+9.25%)
Nephalia Drownyard$2.27 (-9.20%)
Hellcarver Demon$5.96 (+9.16%)

Weekly Winners 2023 - 08

24 Feb
by Arjen

The Pro Tour Phyrexia has concluded, and this week we see some cards moving because of the top 8 decks. But a Weekly Winners wouldn't be complete without at least one card moving because of Commander.

Like every week, just in time for FNM, I'll tell you about the cards that will be the talk of the town tonight! Come discuss this week's price movements with us on Discord.


Say hi to Adam, who posted his first article Hidden Gems this week. He'll be trying to unearth cheap cards whose prices are prime for a spike in Commander.

Harvey posted another Over and Under with two interesting cards that you may want to check out.

And Corey posted a new article in Modern Times talking about existing Modern format pieces that have been moving price-wise.

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Onto the Weekly Winners!

#1 Organic Extinction $6.95 (+469%)

Organic Extinction


Let's start our winners with Organic Extinction, which is a card found in the Buckle Up commander deck from Commander: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. For a bunch of mana you get to destroy all nonartifact creatures, but fortunately the card has Improvise, meaning you can tap artifacts to help pay for the spell.

Now you may wonder in what deck a sweeper for every nonartifact creature might be good. Well, you probably guessed it: decks that (almost) exclusively run artifact creatures. The card already saw some play in decks that care about artifact creatures like Lita, Mechanical Engineer and Ultra Magnus, Tactician, but has become more popular with the printing of the new Myr commander Urtet, Remnant of Memnarch, as well as Malcator, Purity Overseer.

Malcator, Purity Overseer
Organic Extinction (Extended Art)
Organic Extinction
Urtet, Remnant of Memnarch


#2 Colossus Hammer $8.08 (+306%)

Colossus Hammer


Now for some Pioneer news. I apologise in advance for the clickbaity +306% and $8 headline for Colossus Hammer when a version from Core Set 2020 could still be had for $4. Nevertheless, all three prints of this card are going up, and going up quickly. Hammertime decks have already been popular in Modern. These decks combine Colossus Hammer with ways to cheaply equip it to a creature like Sigarda's Aid or Puresteel Paladin.

But recently the deck also seems to be viable in Pioneer with the printing of three new cards: Kemba, Kha Enduring, Cacophony Scamp, and Skrelv, Defector Mite.

Hammertime - Pioneer by Draxxonator
Creature (15)
3 Skrelv, Defector Mite $2.50
4 Fireblade Charger $0.25
4 Cacophony Scamp $0.24
4 Kemba, Kha Enduring $0.40
Instant (10)
1 Sejiri Shelter $0.86
1 Spikefield Hazard $0.60
2 Loran's Escape $0.38
2 Gods Willing $0.22
4 Resolute Strike $0.17
Sorcery (4)
4 Open the Armory $0.99
Enchantment (4)
4 Sigarda's Aid $8.49
Artifact (5)
1 Shadowspear $17.50
4 Colossus Hammer $2.73
Planeswalker (2)
2 Nahiri, the Unforgiving $0.79
Land (20)
1 Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance $2.73
1 Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire $5.20
2 Needleverge Pathway $3.00
2 Plains $0.10
2 Battlefield Forge $0.95
4 Inspiring Vantage $8.00
4 Mountain $0.10
4 Sacred Foundry $18.17
Sideboard (12)
1 Jegantha, the Wellspring $1.01
2 Rending Volley $2.58
2 Loran's Escape $0.38
2 Chained to the Rocks $1.63
2 Sword of Forge and Frontier $8.91
3 Portable Hole $1.00

And lets take a look at the most notable card in that list, Skrelv, Defector Mite. This is a very cheap (to cast) creature from Phyrexia: All Will Be One with Toxic 1 and the ability to grant a creature hexproof from a certain color, and unblockable by creatures of that color. This makes sure that a creature carrying the Hammer can connect and end the game quickly. The past week we have seen Skrelv moving up as well, 92% to $10. And while its interesting that this card is being played in Pioneer Hammertime, it also saw play in two decks in the Pro Tour top 8: Selesnya Auras and Mono-White Humans.

Skrelv, Defector Mite
Colossus Hammer
Colossus Hammer
Colossus Hammer
Skrelv, Defector Mite
Skrelv, Defector Mite (Showcase)


#3 Indomitable Creativity $33.01 (+100%)

Indomitable Creativity


Just last week is when we last mentioned Indomitable Creativity, as it has received a new target in the form of Atraxa, Grand Unifier. And the last big spike we discussed was in August 2022 in the Weekly Winners 2022 - 32. Cheating out big things for only a little mana is a very viable strategy in many decks, even in competitive ones, so it seems. We already knew Indomitable Creativity was doing very well in Modern, especially with Atraxa, but it also seems to be a very good deck in Pioneer as well.

Last week was the Pro Tour: Phyrexia and two of the top 8 decks played an Indomitable Creativity. And what's probably more important is that the Pro Tour was won by Reid Duke playing this deck (congratulations, Reid!). This shows the power of the deck to the world, which always immediately gets eyes on these cards. People want to play this deck as well, and prices shoot up.

And for this exact same reason we see Worldspine Wurm shooting up to $16.69 which is a 67% increase. Reid Duke plays a single Worldspine Wurm and Xenagos, God of Revels in his build. This means that if he can target two artifacts with Indomitable Creativity he is guaranteed to have both the Wurm and the God in play, meaning he now has a 30/30 hasty trampling Wurm. And obviously a big upside from Worldspine Wurm is that if you happen to draw it, you can easily discard it to Big Score and it will shuffle itself back into the library.

Worldspine Wurm

Izzet Creativity by Reid Duke
Creature (2)
1 Xenagos, God of Revels $10.99
1 Worldspine Wurm $9.28
Instant (25)
1 Secrets of the Key $0.20
1 Valakut Awakening $5.46
1 Dig Through Time $0.25
1 Spell Pierce $0.25
2 Spikefield Hazard $0.60
3 Make Disappear $0.43
4 Impulse $0.20
4 Big Score $1.23
4 Fiery Impulse $0.44
4 Fire Prophecy $0.25
Sorcery (4)
4 Indomitable Creativity $13.40
Enchantment (5)
1 Shark Typhoon $7.70
4 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker $18.01
Land (24)
1 Otawara, Soaring City $13.54
1 Hall of Storm Giants $1.92
2 Mutavault $8.45
2 Shivan Reef $0.92
2 Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance $2.73
2 Mountain $0.10
3 Spirebluff Canal $14.00
3 Stormcarved Coast $10.76
4 Riverglide Pathway $5.16
4 Steam Vents $13.89
Sideboard (15)
1 Mystical Dispute $0.50
1 Disdainful Stroke $0.15
1 Aether Gust $0.49
2 Negate $0.20
2 Narset's Reversal $6.52
3 Rending Volley $2.58
3 Shark Typhoon $7.70
2 Hullbreaker Horror $7.74

Indomitable Creativity
Xenagos, God of Revels
Worldspine Wurm


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.


Steel Seraph (Extended Art) $3.08 - Moving up!
Steel Seraph (Extended Art)


Steel Seraph (Extended Art) has been identified by the MTGStocks Premium Penny Stocks feature as a card that has reached its bottom and is starting a consistent uptrend.


Vengevine $7.49 - Slowly moving down


Titania, Nature's Force $8.42 - Slowly moving down
Titania, Nature's Force


Titania, Nature's Force
Steel Seraph (Extended Art)


That's it for this week. Make sure to check back next week for more Weekly Winners!


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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