Courser of Kruphix has been hyped since the fetches announcement, with speculators driving the price from $9 to $17. Just as a reminder for everyone, instead of spending $17 on Courser you can spend $22 on Courser, Nykthos, Temple of Mystery, Prognostic Sphinx, Prophet of Kruphix, and 100 other cards with free 2 day shipping (for prime/students). 
Obviously I talk about the clash pack often, but it seems like people often forgotten about it with Courser otherwise Courser probably wouldn’t be so expensive. So anyone after Courser it is up to you: $17 for Courser or $22 for Courser and a ton of valuable trade material.

Courser of Kruphix has been hyped since the fetches announcement, with speculators driving the price from $9 to $17. Just as a reminder for everyone, instead of spending $17 on Courser you can spend $22 on Courser, Nykthos, Temple of Mystery, Prognostic Sphinx, Prophet of Kruphix, and 100 other cards with free 2 day shipping (for prime/students). 

Obviously I talk about the clash pack often, but it seems like people often forgotten about it with Courser otherwise Courser probably wouldn’t be so expensive. So anyone after Courser it is up to you: $17 for Courser or $22 for Courser and a ton of valuable trade material.

harper-innuendo

harper-innuendo:

socialmtg:

Quick Summary:

  • Keranos went up 80% thanks to speculators deciding now is the time to buy, and his foil multiplier was off
  • Nylea has a low foil/nonfoil ratio, so expect her to either go up in foil or down in non foil over a longer period of time.
  • Ephara has a high foil/nonfoil ratio, so expect her foil to drop or non foil to go up over a longer period of time.
  • Kruphix has a high foil/nonfoil ratio, so expect his foil to drop or non foil to go up over a longer period of time.

All of the theros gods were men. Yes including kruphix, and ephara, didnt see a single goddess

Nylea, Thassa, Pharika, Ephara, and Karametra are all goddesses. Although Kruphix and Keranos weren’t, that was just me forgetting to edit after copy & pasting.

Quick Summary:

  • Keranos went up 80% thanks to speculators deciding now is the time to buy, and his foil multiplier was off
  • Nylea has a low foil/nonfoil ratio, so expect her to either go up in foil or down in non foil over a longer period of time.
  • Ephara has a high foil/nonfoil ratio, so expect her foil to drop or non foil to go up over a longer period of time.
  • Kruphix has a high foil/nonfoil ratio, so expect him foil to drop or non foil to go up over a longer period of time.
keytarofkruphix

keytarofkruphix:

So I bet y’all wondering why I’m such a bitch about fetchlands and here’s the god honest truth from my blog.

And if you didn’t, I’m still bitching anyway so buckle your seatbelt, we’re not turning this ride around.

My personal opinion is that fetchlands are great as a source of colour filtering…

Except fetches should end up averaging around $8-$12 per, and if you have a problem with $40/playset lands then modern and legacy aren’t the formats for you.

The reason for pricing for those that haven’t seen the logic is basically the contents of a booster box have a maximum value while being printed. For sets that sell in huge amounts, that is around $75 because at that point it is worth it for stores that buy boxes at even lower prices to open boxes and sell singles. Also, with any booster you have an 8.25% chance of opening a fetchland (5 fetches / 53 rare slots * 7/8 odds of rare), so you can simplify to around 3 fetches per box.

So if the booster box came with literally nothing but 3 fetchlands, they would cost $25 each. However, the rest of the box will have value. In this set, we already have Sarkhan as a card that will likely command a high price, and there are still plenty of good spoilers to come. Since standard cards always have some demand, assuming there will be at least $40 of value in the rest of the 33 packs is a fairly safe assumption. If all this holds true, you hit a fetches ceiling of $12 per fetch.

This math is for everyone who hasn’t encountered it before.

riderofhellkites

riderofhellkites:

socialmtg:
Hey everyone, I thought I’d give a review of mtgfinance’s reaction to fetches.
  1. People are selling their fetches, because they’re being reprinted. It may be a bit too late though, so don’t worry about that.
  2. Some people expect UR Storm pieces ( Past in Flames,Pyromancer’s Ascension, etc. ) to go up in value. Reason being this deck is the cheapest to get for modern, and the only thing keeping it expensive is fetches. This logic can apply to all modern decks, however, so modern cards in general may go up slightly. Personally, I don’t expect modern cards in general to go up enough to panic about, but may be worth buying Storm if you want to play it.
  3. Some people think it’s a sign to sell Temples, but most decks play as many duals as possible so once again not worth panicking about.
  4. Bit of debate on if Zen fetches will be reprinted, but once again generally consensus is they likely will in one of the next sets since WotC likes blocks to have all 10 dual lands.
  5. There’s some good old math being posted around on how fetches will likely end up around $8-$10, and here’s the math. I would say $10-$15 is the range I expect as a safer estimate.

4. They printed five fetch lands in Zendikar block and we are just now seeing the other five. The idea that Wizards is going to print the other five over the course of the block to “complete the cycle” doesn’t have any precedence. They’re fetch lands, not actual dual lands.

Fetches are dual lands, just as much as Temples were. WotC has stated since ZEN and INN that they want to move towards printing all 10 lands in a block (so discounts core sets) to keep Standard and Block more balanced. 

socialmtg

seachromeworld asked:

I'm trying to get back into magic since i stopped playing around the end of new Phyrexia but my shop only runs modern... do you have any ideas of decks I could run to get a feel for the meta?

socialmtg answered:

Honestly, I would just grab the Modern Event Deck. It’s not a top tier deck , but it’s affordable and will let you figure out what style of deck you want to build. Also, it comes with cards that are always useful like Path to Exile, Inquisition of Kozilek, Elspeth, and Sword of Feast & Famine. It’s a very good value (value of cards ~$80, deck costs $55), so you should be able to use the contents to trade into cards you need for whatever deck you settle on. If you want to see what other decks are popular and approximate costs, check mtgGoldfish. The absolute cheapest is burn at $200, but a lot of those cards are things you can trade into with the Modern Event Deck if you decide that’s what you want to run.

P.S. I listed Amazon because Prime members can get it in 2 days, and students can get 6 months of prime free

Given the reprint of fetchlands, those trying to get into modern can look at UR Storm and UR Delver as budget entry. Without fetches, they are probably $75 and $150 respectively, with the later being Snapcaster Mage which is probably an okay card to spend $25 on.