Hello, everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Prices have gone up for most of the cards that saw significant camera time during Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan, and some of them should follow suit. One card that I’ve kept a close eye on for some time was well-represented during the event, as 16 copies of it made its way to the final eight.
The last two decks standing both featured playsets of the card, and I’m not really surprised that it is still a $5 card due to multiple printings outside of its original expansion. However, I see tons of potential in this card as we may have forgotten that this was once a sub-$30 card a few years back, and we will be seeing tons of it in top table action for the coming years along with Thoughtseize.
Just how good is Inquisition of Kozilek? Check out the decklists of the finalists from the recently concluded Pro Tour.
Inquisition of Kozilek gives both these decks an unwarranted advantage by squeezing out information from its opponent’s hands while disrupting its next best move at the same time. It gives Lantern Control the go signal to drop its key artifacts in successive fashion, as a timely discard could save Lantern of Insight or Ensnaring Bridge from an Abrupt Decay or Nature’s Claim. It gives the Mardu Pyromancer deck more utility, as it relies on Bedlam Reveler and mostly on Young Pyromancer to win games as an Inquisition of Kozilek at any point of the game could help it net a Fatal Push or even a Whir of Invention that could set off on the next turn and shut down its aggression by fetching an Ensnaring Bridge.
Modern is so diverse right now that a lot of decks could just fish out information from your hand from all angles. With the exception of big mana decks (although Eldra Tron variants have started playing black lately), every deck is somehow looking to predict its opponent’s next moves before it could proceed with its own game plan. Inquisition of Kozilek is easily one of the best options out there because of its low converted mana cost, and it does what it has to efficiently in a format where tempo loss is very crucial.
Right now, you won’t have trouble finding copies of Inquisition of Kozilek from online stores such as Star City Games, Card Kingdom, Channel Fireball, and TCGPlayer. There is an abundance of copies everywhere ranging from $4-$5, and you might be thinking that this is an early call for a widely-printed card. I’m not sure if you saw that Collective Brutality is a $25 card now, so I’m not really discounting the fact that this could also be a in the $10 range in the not so distant future. After all, it’s not really a bad idea to pick up copies now, since it should be safe from another reprint (fingers crossed!), and people will never run out of demand for it. I’d say that you could also grab foils at its current price now or try trading for it (although I’m not really bullish on this).
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!