Theros Money Cards

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Posted on Sept. 9, 2013, 2:09 a.m. by The Doctor

Self explanatory. What do you think the money cards are going to be, aside from the obvious Thoughtseize ?

Epochalyptik says... #1

Moved to Economics.

September 9, 2013 2:19 a.m.

Spootyone says... #2

I'm hoping sylvan caryatid goes up a little bit...but I think that's simply because I pre-ordered a full set lol.

I could foresee stormbreath dragon going up quite a bit at least for the first few weeks or so. Underworld cerberus is also pretty insane. The walkers will obviously start out pretty high. I feel elspeth could maybe drop a little but I feel xenagos will rise.

September 9, 2013 2:21 a.m.

ItchiUchiha117 says... #3

Xenagos, definitely. Probably Nykthos, as well. I can see Purphoros and his hammer fetching a pretty penny, along with Thassa and Erebos. Nylea and her bow seem a little too specialized and I'll need to see Heliod's weapon before I pass judgement there. Other than that, Medomai the Ageless and Hero's Downfall will likely be chased after for quite some time.

September 9, 2013 2:27 a.m.

atreyujames says... #4

well you can see the Spear of Heliod here

September 9, 2013 3:12 a.m.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeew, The old Thoughtseize took quite a hit. The new one is still starting as a $30 card though.

September 9, 2013 7:37 a.m.

One or two of the God cards will definitely rise in price as the other two fall in price. I imagine they'll be much like the Titans (Primeval Titan vs Frost Titan ) in that regard.

Thoughtseize will hold its value, if not right away then post-rotation. Reprint or not, it's still an every-format staple.

[ [Some rare nobody noticed yet] ] will become the new Hellrider or Boros Reckoner . Completely unappreciated dollar rare that will spike to $10 overnight. Interestingly enough, this rare is often spoiled in the "spoiler dump" one week before prerelease.

[ [Almost every other card spoiled so far] ] will drop in price, as the prerelease hype currently overpowers its usefulness. I'm calling it for Medomai, the Ageless, specifically.

September 9, 2013 8:24 a.m.

dream_cast says... #7

Surely all you need to do with Medomai is give it some Progenitor Mimic and Clone love.

Have one attack each turn, and you can repeatedly grant additional turns?

Unless I am mistaken?

September 9, 2013 9:15 a.m.

Devonin says... #8

Each one says that itself can't attack during extra turns. The game knows it's an extra turn even if a new copy of the creature only came into play during the extra turn.

Also it's Legendary, so when you made a mimic copy, you'd have to choose one of them to go to the graveyard, and if you kept the one that hadn't attacked yet, you'd lose the mimic.

September 9, 2013 9:23 a.m.

Putrefy says... #9

Stormbreath Dragon will be the new Thundermaw Hellkite and will therefore see much play. And given it is mythic I think it will be a money card aswell.

September 9, 2013 9:24 a.m.

dream_cast says... #10

Alright, but I'm sure it's already been discussed that you can get three to four turns out of him with double strike and/or Strionic Resonator combos.

September 9, 2013 9:27 a.m.

dream_cast says... #11

I thought Karametra's Acolyte might be more in the $2-3 range too. As an uncommon it looks like it could have some serious mana ramping utility.

September 9, 2013 9:29 a.m.

Apoptosis says... #12

Blue and Red gods. Elspeth and the G/R walker. The new legendary land.

September 9, 2013 11:45 a.m.

fzebib says... #13

Can you explain why the new legendary land will be worth more money? Do you think it will jump more than it is currently?

September 9, 2013 3:21 p.m.

Apoptosis says... #14

They will break it in Legacy and Modern, the same way Gaea's Cradle is broken.

September 9, 2013 3:30 p.m.

fzebib says... #15

So, you think its definitely worth picking up the 4 lands now since they are cheaper?

September 9, 2013 4:16 p.m.

Rayenous says... #16

When new lands are printed, it's always a good idea to try to get them. (at cheapest available price)

Mana bases are usually one of the more difficult/sought after cards as a "barrier to entry" for any format. Though I don't think these are ever going to be extremely high valued cards, a free scry attach to mana fixing land is nothing to be sneezed at.

If you think there's a chance you may want them in the future, best to get them now.

September 9, 2013 4:21 p.m.

Rayenous says... #17

oh... you were asking about the Legendary.

Yes! For the same reasons... but with a "there is a chance they may gain value".

September 9, 2013 4:22 p.m.

SharuumNyan says... #18

Psychic Intrusion is a dollar rare right now. That's going to go up, probably to around $2/3 at least. That's an amazing card.

September 9, 2013 5:08 p.m.

The Doctor says... #19

I don't think so. It's a 5 drop, that's why.

September 9, 2013 7:04 p.m.

SharuumNyan says... #20

Normally I would say being a 5 drop is a bad thing, but not so much with Theros. The game is going to slow down a lot, and the best stuff isn't going to be in the graveyard until turn 6 or 7 anyway.

September 9, 2013 7:26 p.m.

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