New Horizons: All Will Be One Jumpstart
Welcome back to New Horizons. This week's article will cover
The principle behind Jumpstart is to offer an accessible and enjoyable experience for all, in particular new players. The focus is on the deck-building mechanic of the format, followed by the pickup of new playables in the secondary market. With the set-specific Jumpstart product, the cards are legal in a majority of the formats ranging from Vintage to Commander, the latter of which benefits the most from the new cards due to their low cost and attainability.
All of the rare cards listed below are currently priced under the $1 mark. This is due to a few factors, the biggest being the vast amount of copies available. Each of the five themes can come in two variations, changing the decklist. However, the rares are always guaranteed to be the same.
On the other hand, the foil multiplier for these cards is quite formidable due to the limited slots where they can be obtained. Suffering from the same issue as
Mite Overseer is arguably the most balanced out of the five rares we’ll cover today. While the card is comparable to
|Mite Overseer (Extended Art)|
Serum Sovereign is a terrific callback to
|Serum Sovereign (Extended Art)|
|Eligeth, Crossroads Augur|
Kinzu of the Bleak Coven is not a personal favorite. While the stat line for the 5/4 creature with flying is commendable, the main attraction is the recursion effect for our dying creatures. The near same effect is seen on
|Kinzu of the Bleak Coven|
|Kinzu of the Bleak Coven (Extended Art)|
This card strikes a different balance between the
|Rhuk, Hexgold Nabber|
|Rhuk, Hexgold Nabber (Extended Art)|
|Kazuul's Toll Collector|
Goliath Hatchery is the weakest card in the Jumpstart. The enter-the-battlefield trigger, reminiscent of
|Goliath Hatchery (Extended Art)|
Jumpstart offers a reasonably priced product that serves as a great entry point to attract new players and keep the deck builders entertained with newly printed cards. As these cards will mainly see Commander play, their demand may increase over time once the product goes out of printing.
While these cards are not currently breaking the bank, keep these marked in our ‘Premium Price Alerts’ as they become exposed to a wider audience.
Join me again in two weeks, where we’ll cover the recent Secret Lairs.
Matt Grzechnik started playing Magic with the release of Dragon's Maze. Since then he has tried and experimented with all of the formats before discovering his love for EDH and Pauper. Piloting the same Jund deck for the last 10 years, he now tries to both understand and break Sealed as a format.