Hello, readers and welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! I’ve been writing a lot about cards that either hit their all-time lows/highs for a while, so I’d like to do something different for now. Today, I’ll be covering a personal pick that I think will see a slight increase in the aftermath of Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan.
I know this sounds crazy, but I have a feeling that a Mardu Pyromancer deck will make it to the top eight of the event. I was able to play this deck for a while, and I even featured this on Modern Nexus as my “Deck of the Week” pick sometime last year. It was somehow steady in what it wants to accomplish, and Bedlam Reveler was very strong whenever it resolved.
In case you’re wondering how the list looks like, here’s one that just went undefeated in a recent MTGO Competitive League.
Bedlam Reveler joins Young Pyromancer and a pair of Monastery Swiftspear in this list that’s all about disrupting your opponents hands, destroying their creatures, and threatening to end the game with a mob of angry elementals and some burn spells. A midgame Bedlam Reveler is pure gasoline, as it replenishes your hand at the expense of a few cards (or none at all) while being able to draw some sense out of the used spells in your graveyard.
This deck rose in popularity over the last couple of months, as three percent of successful Modern decks during the said time period are of this archetype based on my Utility Tracker. Although the Mardu Pyromancer lists that have won are mostly online, it still says a lot about the deck’s capability to win a major event if someone is great enough to guide it there. Bedlam Reveler is definitely a four-of in any list, and its current bulk price of under a dollar would see some wonderful gains if it gets the much needed exposure. It’s also worth noting that it’s already seeing some play in Legacy for UR Burn decks, so there’s really a lot of upside for this card in the future.
Above are components of a conventional RDW list that is usually brought to a tournament by Burn players. In my opinion, the existence of this deck is what’s stopping Bedlam Reveler from achieving its full potential. It’s a rather useful card in a midrange shell so as much as I’d like to just create my own version of RDW that features this creature, that won’t really cut to the chase of what it’s best at. There have been periods in time when Burn wasn’t as dominant as it could be, and I’d like to believe that now is one of those times when it actually isn’t. This midrange deck might actually just do the trick if some team of pros actually decide to bring it to the event as their weapon of choice.
Right now, you won’t see that many copies of Bedlam Reveler in online stores such as Star City Games, Channel Fireball, Card Kingdom, and TCGPlayer. Supplies are quite low at $1.29, and they should be restocked after the Pro Tour if it sees some success. Foil copies are also good pickups and there are still some in the market for $4 or less. Try trading or buying any copies that you could find for less than the prices I’ve just mentioned. There’s a lot of potential for this card, and I really like my gut feel about it.
And that’s it for the Tuesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again tomorrow, as we check out a new card that should be on the go, or good enough for speculating. As always, feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below. And if you want to keep up with all the market movement, be sure to check in with the QS Discord Channel for real time market information, and stay ahead of the hottest specs!