City of Death$9.00 (+50.00%)
Realm-Scorcher Hellkite$6.07 (+46.27%)
Swamp (1384)$6.88 (+37.60%)
Food Chain$14.99 (+31.95%)
Underworld Dreams$7.20 (-31.23%)
Daxos the Returned$6.85 (+26.85%)
Angel's Grace$3.00 (-24.81%)
Etali, Primal Conqueror$10.05 (+24.69%)
Talisman of Hierarchy$5.00 (+22.25%)
Wheel of Misfortune$12.50 (-21.88%)
Abu Ja'far$50.96 (+17.31%)
It That Betrays$10.81 (-15.61%)
Army of Allah (Light)$24.74 (+15.12%)
Rukh Egg$21.81 (-14.67%)
River Song$12.00 (+14.29%)
Grim Hireling$5.46 (+13.75%)
Alluring Scent$2.91 (-13.13%)
Vandalblast$4.31 (-12.93%)
Mountain (1361)$5.07 (+12.67%)
Rhonas's Monument$2.16 (-11.84%)
Vault of the Archangel$3.00 (-11.50%)
Syr Konrad, the Grim$15.79 (-11.49%)
Sheoldred's Edict$3.46 (+11.25%)
Chandra's Ignition$11.00 (-11.22%)
Spellstutter Sprite$6.98 (+11.15%)
Mirror Universe$439.99 (-11.11%)
Spiteful Visions$3.25 (-10.96%)
Killer Bees$49.00 (-10.91%)
Keen Duelist$3.24 (-10.74%)
Windfall$4.02 (+10.74%)
Ghyrson Starn, Kelermorph$16.59 (+10.60%)
Doric, Nature's Warden$36.00 (+10.53%)
Sliver Legion (1150)$35.00 (+10.17%)
Queen Marchesa$5.99 (+10.11%)
Weeping Angel$11.00 (+10.00%)
Combustible Gearhulk$2.19 (-9.88%)
Brago, King Eternal$2.92 (+9.77%)
Bad Moon$3.28 (+9.33%)
Knight Exemplar$8.14 (+9.26%)
Fallen Angel$9.99 (-9.18%)
Greater Good$5.69 (-9.11%)
City of Brass$500.00 (-9.09%)

Weekly Winners 2023 - 20

19 May
by Arjen

We have a fun week with cards moving because of Commander, Pioneer, and Modern. Cards from March of the Machine and March of the Machine: The Aftermath are having an impact. 

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


Jason Alt is back again with a new article. Consider the Mongoose is his latest installment in his Alt of the Deal series. He'll tell you why saying "X decks on EDHREC" is not a good metric for speculating without context.

You should really keep an eye on whenever Harvey posts one of his Over and Under articles. Interesting cards to keep an eye on which Harvey feels will either go up or down. Every other week he picks two cards that he feels are overvalued or undervalued.

Another article that's always worth a read is Corey's Modern Times. He embarks on a journey of reflection as he revisits the initial predictions made regarding the Modern playables from the highly anticipated set, Phyrexia: All Will Be One.

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Onto the Weekly Winners!

#1 Magma Opus $12.98 (+172%)

Magma Opus

Here we have Magma Opus, the big bad spell from Strixhaven: School of Mages. You get to deal four damage divided as you choose, create a 4/4, tap two permanents, and draw two cards. And even though that may seem like a lot of value, eight mana is pretty steep for a card that doesn't win you the game on the spot. Back when Magma Opus was legal in Standard, it saw a lot of play in Hinata, Dawn-Crowned decks. Hinata could make sure you could cast the spell for a far lower cost since Magma Opus can target up to six permanents and/or players. This could reduce the mana paid for Magma Opus to as low as two mana.

And while we still see this powerful instant being played in Hinata Commander decks, it's not the reason for the card to spiking this week. It seems to be all Pioneer related in Indomitable Creativity decks. You see, Magma Opus has an extra ability. You can discard it from your hand for two mana and create a Treasure token in the process. This either helps you ramp to sufficient mana, or gives you a target for your Indomitable Creativity. And while your Opus is in the graveyard, you may as well find a Torrential Gearhulk with your Indomitable Creativity, which in turn can cast the Magma Opus from your graveyard.

And when the game gets a bit longer, you can always hard cast your Torrential Gearhulk at the end of your opponent's turn, cast Magma Opus, tap your opponent out and/or clear blockers and have a 5/6 and a 4/4 to swing with.

Izzet Control - Pioneer by TheManLand
Creature (4)
4 Torrential Gearhulk $0.69
Instant (25)
1 Silundi Vision $0.45
2 Spikefield Hazard $0.66
3 Prismari Command $3.00
3 Volcanic Spite $0.25
4 Divide by Zero $0.25
4 Magma Opus $3.06
4 Make Disappear $0.44
4 Fiery Impulse $0.46
Sorcery (4)
4 Indomitable Creativity $13.00
Enchantment (4)
4 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker $17.37
Land (23)
1 Otawara, Soaring City $14.66
1 Den of the Bugbear $4.59
1 Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance $2.73
1 Island $0.10
1 Mutavault $7.83
1 Hall of Storm Giants $1.84
2 Shivan Reef $0.90
2 Mountain $0.11
2 Spirebluff Canal $13.99
3 Stormcarved Coast $10.51
4 Steam Vents $13.99
4 Riverglide Pathway $5.13
Sideboard (15)
1 Fry $0.30
2 Aether Gust $0.49
2 Behold the Multiverse $0.25
2 Disdainful Stroke $0.15
3 Rending Volley $2.48
1 Environmental Sciences $0.25
1 Mascot Exhibition $0.60
1 Teachings of the Archaics $0.30
2 Shark Typhoon $7.50

Magma Opus (Extended Art)
Magma Opus
Torrential Gearhulk
Indomitable Creativity

#2 Nissa, Resurgent Animist $37.00 (+152%)

Nissa, Resurgent Animist

A new card from March of the Machine: The Aftermath has emerged to find her way into Modern 4c Elemental decks. Nissa shot up from about $15 to $37, but it seems like mainly the Retro Frame version went up the most from around $20 to $90, which is a 359% increase in the last week.

When we look at Nissa's abilities, it kinda feels like a Lotus Cobra and Risen Reef combination. Whenever the Landfall ability triggers, you will always get the same result as with a Lotus Cobra, but when you get to activate it a second time, you get to find an Elf or Elemental, which is not entirely unsimilar to what Risen Reef does. Except with Nissa you always get to find a creature, and you never get to put anything onto the battlefield with her. With plenty of Fetchlands in the deck, it should not be hard to trigger her ability a second time, and since you are already trying to make multiple Landfall triggers with Omnath, Locus of Creation, Nissa fits perfectly within this strategy.

4c Omnath - Modern by YungDingo
Creature (16)
1 Endurance $34.99
2 Fury $42.71
2 Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines $20.88
3 Nissa, Resurgent Animist $22.49
4 Solitude $36.37
4 Omnath, Locus of Creation $10.78
Instant (4)
2 Eladamri's Call $8.77
2 Lightning Bolt $0.50
Sorcery (4)
4 Prismatic Ending $0.54
Enchantment (4)
4 Leyline Binding $9.22
Planeswalker (8)
4 Wrenn and Six $41.24
4 Teferi, Time Raveler $11.29
Land (24)
1 Steam Vents $13.99
1 Temple Garden $11.90
1 Stomping Ground $9.99
1 Hallowed Fountain $10.24
1 Raugrin Triome $13.09
1 Forest $0.10
1 Island $0.10
1 Plains $0.10
1 Indatha Triome $16.93
1 Boseiju, Who Endures $32.56
1 Breeding Pool $19.58
1 Sacred Foundry $17.62
4 Windswept Heath $20.83
4 Flooded Strand $30.38
4 Misty Rainforest $19.00
Sideboard (15)
1 Orvar, the All-Form $8.11
2 Endurance $34.99
2 Flusterstorm $21.43
3 Force of Vigor $20.00
2 Dress Down $1.95
2 Engineered Explosives $13.40
3 Chalice of the Void $72.38

Nissa, Resurgent Animist
Nissa, Resurgent Animist (Retro Frame)
Nissa, Resurgent Animist (Extended Art)
Omnath, Locus of Creation

#3 Rionya, Fire Dancer $6.13 (+79%)

Rionya, Fire Dancer

Rionya is a Legendary creature from the Commander 2021 set, and has been rapidly moving up in the past weeks. She mostly stayed under the radar with her uptrend, but last week there was no way around her. She's already a somewhat popular Commander. With her ability you get to make at least one copy with haste of a creature you control at the beginning of your combat step. But if you're able to cast some instants or sorceries in your turn, you get to make additional copies.

There are probably a bunch of creatures available in her color that are worth copying at least once, but there is one particular new card that has been printed in March of the Machine that people are very eager to make copies of. That card is Etali, Primal Conqueror. Whenever Etali enters the battlefield, you get to cast a bunch of spells from your opponents. Copying Etali a few times may be game ending right then and there, since you get 7/7 hasty copies out of the deal with trample that can do a lot of damage. All you need is a Mirror Box so they don't die to the legend rule. Terror of the Peaks and Warstorm Surge will also do the trick.

Unfortunately Etali can't be added to Rionya decks, due to Etali's green identity, so Etali has to lead this Commander deck.

Etali, Primal Conqueror

Rionya, Fire Dancer
Commander 2021
Commander 2021

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.*


Magus of the Wheel $5.00 - Moving up!

Magus of the Wheel

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


Jace, the Mind Sculptor $35.00 - Slowly moving down

Jace, the Mind Sculptor


Blex, Vexing Pest $1.00 - Stable

Blex, Vexing Pest


Blex, Vexing Pest
Magus of the Wheel
Jace, the Mind Sculptor


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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