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Magic Monies - 9/23/16

Set review incoming next week, but I'll give a quick talk about some of the Kaladesh cards in today's post.

Weekly Risers

[mtg_card]Seeds of Innocence[/mtg_card] (*)  Mirage$2.79$0.55407.30%
[mtg_card]Fleetwheel Cruiser[/mtg_card]  KaladeshX$9.29$3.49166.20%
[mtg_card]Fleetwheel Cruiser[/mtg_card]  Kaladesh$2.25$0.87158.60%
[mtg_card]Smuggler's Copter[/mtg_card]  Kaladesh$6.99$2.99133.80%
[mtg_card]Grafdigger's Cage[/mtg_card]  Dark AscensionX$64.99$29.53120.10%
[mtg_card]Verdurous Gearhulk[/mtg_card]  Kaladesh$14.97$7.9488.50%
[mtg_card]Flame Lash[/mtg_card]  Kaladesh$3.73$1.9987.40%
[mtg_card]Panharmonicon[/mtg_card]  KaladeshX$19.83$11.4373.50%
[mtg_card]Kruin Outlaw[/mtg_card]  InnistradX$8.75$5.2068.30%
[mtg_card]Obstinate Baloth[/mtg_card]  Magic 2011 (M11)X$40.00$24.2664.90%
[mtg_card]Tainted Aether[/mtg_card]  7th EditionX$59.99$36.5964.00%
[mtg_card]Platinum Emperion[/mtg_card]  Scars of Mirrodin$14.38$8.8462.70%
[mtg_card]Windborn Muse[/mtg_card]  LegionsX$9.19$5.9953.40%
[mtg_card]Soldevi Excavations[/mtg_card] (*)  Alliances$5.10$3.3651.80%
[mtg_card]Sungrass Prairie[/mtg_card]  OdysseyX$11.95$7.9450.50%
[mtg_card]Brushland[/mtg_card]  10th EditionX$51.71$35.0047.70%
[mtg_card]Time Stretch[/mtg_card]  10th EditionX$32.07$23.0039.40%
[mtg_card]Whispersilk Cloak[/mtg_card]  Planechase 2012$2.74$2.0335.00%
[mtg_card]Hide // Seek[/mtg_card]  DissensionX$7.99$5.9933.40%
[mtg_card]Grimgrin, Corpse-Born[/mtg_card]  InnistradX$10.53$7.9931.80%
[mtg_card]Narcomoeba[/mtg_card]  Future Sight$3.45$2.6530.20%
[mtg_card]Brushland[/mtg_card]  9th Edition$17.99$13.9928.60%
[mtg_card]Serum Powder[/mtg_card]  DarksteelX$18.89$14.9626.30%
[mtg_card]All Hallow's Eve[/mtg_card] (*)  Legends$80.00$64.4224.20%
[mtg_card]Army of the Damned[/mtg_card]  InnistradX$7.85$6.3224.20%
[mtg_card]Vengeful Pharaoh[/mtg_card]  Magic 2012 (M12)X$6.66$5.4921.30%
[mtg_card]New Frontiers[/mtg_card]  Odyssey$3.20$2.6520.80%
[mtg_card]Doomed Necromancer[/mtg_card]  OnslaughtX$6.90$5.7420.20%
[mtg_card]Shizo, Death's Storehouse[/mtg_card]  Champions of KamigawaX$23.74$19.7920.00%


Weekly Fallers

[mtg_card]Metallurgic Summonings[/mtg_card]  KaladeshX$9.28$127.63-92.70%
[mtg_card]Torrential Gearhulk[/mtg_card]  KaladeshX$16.49$73.99-77.70%
[mtg_card]Combustible Gearhulk[/mtg_card]  KaladeshX$16.49$48.99-66.30%
[mtg_card]Skysovereign, Consul Flagship[/mtg_card]  KaladeshX$16.49$46.39-64.50%
[mtg_card]Demon of Dark Schemes[/mtg_card]  KaladeshX$14.97$38.68-61.30%
[mtg_card]Noxious Gearhulk[/mtg_card]  KaladeshX$16.49$38.93-57.60%
[mtg_card]Verdurous Gearhulk[/mtg_card]  KaladeshX$39.67$73.99-46.40%
[mtg_card]Goblin King[/mtg_card]  8th EditionX$16.00$25.00-36.00%
[mtg_card]Drop of Honey[/mtg_card] (*)  Arabian Nights$108.99$149.99-27.30%
[mtg_card]Promise of Bunrei[/mtg_card]  Saviors of KamigawaX$13.19$17.99-26.70%
[mtg_card]Dovin Baan[/mtg_card]  Kaladesh$14.19$18.99-25.30%
[mtg_card]Leyline of the Void[/mtg_card]  GuildpactX$55.90$73.27-23.70%
[mtg_card]Grim Flayer[/mtg_card]  Eldritch MoonX$32.99$41.97-21.40%
[mtg_card]Narcomoeba[/mtg_card]  Modern MastersX$9.49$11.95-20.60%
[mtg_card]Saheeli Rai[/mtg_card]  Kaladesh$14.72$18.50-20.40%
[mtg_card]Parallax Wave[/mtg_card]  NemesisX$14.45$18.07-20.00%

(*) - Reserve list

They See Me Rollin'

The big gains this week went to the new vehicles in Kaladesh. When they were first announced, I think most people thought it was a cool mechanic that wouldn't make a significant dent into Standard outside maybe 1 or 2 cards. But it would seem that many of them are legitimately good, if you the believe the rumors coming out of pro camps. The three major targets of this are [mtg_card]Fleetwheel Cruiser[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Smuggler's Copter[/mtg_card], and [mtg_card]Skysovereign, Consul Flagship[/mtg_card]. Go a little deeper that and you have [mtg_card]Cultivator's Caravan[/mtg_card]. Little late to invest into the first two, but the later have yet to really spike. Skysovereign, Consul Flagship seems like a pretty good buy at the current price.

Don't Get Lashed

Probably the most shocking card to make it onto today's list is [mtg_card]Flame Lash[/mtg_card]. Seems like a pretty innocuous card right? Well, check the bottom left number. Yup, this is from the new and exclusive in the Chandra Planeswalker deck. There is so much here that is just wrong.

To start I'm going to give the reason this is happening. Many other TCGs, most notably Force of Will and Cardfight Vanguard, have released unique cards in starter decks before. This is the first time Wizards has tried this in Magic. But the problem with these cards in Force of Will and Cardfight was that the power level of some of these cards were completely absurd. You needed full sets of some of these cards in your deck. Eventually the price of the cards far outpaced the price of the starter deck they were in. People were buying out the starter decks in stores just to get these cards. Wizards has had similar issues with cards from the Commander sets for Legacy play, but nothing to the degree that Force of Will or Cardfight had. Everyone needed the card, but the printing wasn't enough for the competitive community.

But now to the reason why this is ridiculous. These cards are crap. Plan and simple. They are all really, really, really, really, bad. Flame Lash seems to be the most likily of the whole bunch, but ask yourself this: Would you pay 4 mana to do 4 damage on something in Standard? Probably not. Don't get absorbed int he hype. It isn't there.

Other Kaladesh Notes

Few Kaladesh cards I'll bring up because they made the chart. First is [mtg_card]Verdurous Gearhulk[/mtg_card]. He big and mean. And like all gearhulks, combos stupidly well with [mtg_card]Eldrazi Displacer[/mtg_card]. At $15 he might be a tad overpriced, but trust me when I say the hype is real.

The other Kaladesh card to talk about is [mtg_card]Panharmonicon[/mtg_card]. This is a Commander special right here. Which is why the foil version is so high right now.

[mtg_card]Platinum Emperion[/mtg_card] increase is because of [mtg_card]Madcap Experiment[/mtg_card]. I figured Madcap Experiment was broken, just couldn't figure out how. If Platinum Emperion is the only artifact in your deck, Madcap Experiment is an always an 8/8 that you take no damage from. Could be a Modern playable combo.


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