Daily Financial Value Of Theros (9/12)

Join Ben Bleiweiss as he shares his thoughts about the financial value of latest spoiled cards from Theros!

Welcome back to my Daily Financial Value Of Theros articles! We’re up to 48 out of 53 rares spoiled, so I’m expecting the entire set to be spoiled by tomorrow (usually the full spoiler goes up on Gatherer the Monday before the Prerelease). A card named Steam Augury has been rumored (but not independently confirmed) as one of those five rares, but I’m not going to talk about it until there’s independent confirmation.

Here’s a guide to how I review these crazy cards:

Starting Price: The first price we assign to this card as a preorder.
Current Price: The current price of the card, by the time this article goes live.
Future Price – Short Term: The price I believe this card will be at before Magic Online redemptions go live for Theros.
Future Price – Medium Term: The price I believe this card will be at by the time the next set (Born of the Gods) comes out.
Future Price – Long Term: The price I believe this card will be at a year from now, when the next fall set is released (name unknown).

Anger of the Gods

Starting Price: $3

Current Price: $3

Future Price (Short Term): $4

Future Price (Medium Term): $2

Future Price (Long Term): $2

I saw what happened to the value of Slagstorm—it spiked for a very short window and then tanked hard. This happened even before Slagstorm was printed as a two-of in an Event Deck. I think Anger of the Gods is on par with Slagstorm (can’t hit players, but exiles instead of killing), so I don’t think it’s a good long-term bet.

Firedrinker Satyr

Starting Price: $1.50

Current Price: $2

Future Price (Short Term): $2

Future Price (Medium Term): $1

Future Price (Long Term): $1

A 2/1 for R—or for that matter, a 2/1 one-drop in any color—used to be a chase card. These days, it’s not as big of a deal due to Wizards pushing the one-drop slot a little harder.

In Standard (post-rotation):

Dryad Militant (W or G)
Faerie Imposter (U)
Soldier of the Pantheon (W)
Tormented Hero (B)

Conditional two-power creatures that see play at one CMC:

Boros Elite (W)
Experiment One (G)
Nivmagus Elemental (U or R)
Rakdos Cackler (R or B)
Vile Rebirth (B)

My point being that a Jackal Pup with a slight upside (bad firebreathing with a drawback) isn’t a card I’d get really excited about. This isn’t Stromkirk Noble or Vexing Devil—it’s a 2/1 that may hit once before running into 3/3 creatures in the two-drop slot in current Standard. Jackal Pup sees no play in Legacy, so unless this becomes a staple in Modern (it won’t—it’s not a Goblin), I think this’ll basically be a bulk rare in the long term.

Triad of Fates

Starting Price: $1

Current Price: $1

Future Price (Short Term): $0.50

Future Price (Medium Term): $0.50

Future Price (Long Term): $0.50

Seems interesting for Commander play; seems like a 3/3 that needs three turns (the turn you cast it, the turn you put a fate counter on a creature, and then turn you activate to target a creature with a fate counter) to do anything—which means it’s almost guaranteed to be useless for tournament play.

Price Changes Since The Last Article

Agent of the Fates: From $1 to $4 – I’m still a little perplexed by this one because I don’t see a lot of great ways in Standard that you’d want to use to target your own creature with a spell that doesn’t outright just kill your own creature. I’m not going to argue with eBay prices/sales figures.

Previous Daily Financial Value Of Theros Articles

September 11, Wednesday: Fabled Hero, Prognostic Sphinx, Soldier of the Pantheon, Swan Song

September 10, Tuesday: Akroan Horse, Whip of Erebos

September 9, Monday: Ashen Rider, Boon Satyr, Bow of Nylea, Hero’s Downfall, Hythonia the Cruel, Medomai the Ageless, Psychic Intrusion, Reaper of the Wilds, Spear of Heliod

September 6, Friday: [card name="Arbor Colossus"]Arbor Colossus[/card], [card name="Fleecemane Lion"]Fleecemane Lion[/card], [card name="Prophet of Kruphix"]Prophet of Kruphix[/card],
[card name="Temple of Abandon"]Temple of Abandon[/card] / [card name="Temple of Deceit"]Temple of Deceit[/card] / [card name="Temple of Mystery"]Temple of Mystery[/card] / [card name="Temple of Silence"]Temple of Silence[/card]/ Temple of Triumph

September 5, Thursday: Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver; Erebos, God of the Dead; Thassa, God of the Sea; Tymaret, the Murder King

September 4, Wednesday: Stormbreath Dragon; Xenagos, the Reveler

September 3, Tuesday: Master of Waves; Nighthowler; Purphoros, God of the [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]; Pyxis of Pandemonium; Sylvan Caryatid

September 2, Monday: Artisan of Forms; Bident of Thassa; Chained to the Rocks; Curse of the Swine; Daxos of Meletis; Elspeth, Sun’s Champion; Gift of Immortality; Hammer of Purphoros; Heliod, God of the Sun; Hundred-Handed One; Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx; Nylea, God of the Hunt; Polis Crusher; Rageblood Shaman; Reverent Hunter; Thassa, God of the Sea; Thoughtseize; Titan of Eternal Fire; Underworld Cerberus

August 30, Friday: Abhorrent Overlord; Anax and Cymede; Anthousa, Setessan Hero; Ember Swallower; Polukranos, World Eater; Shipbreaker Kraken