Daily Stock Watch: Logic Knot

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Hello, readers and welcome to the Friday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! This weekend, there will be at least three good-sized Modern tournaments that could give us another glimpse of what new archetype might emerge in the format, or if an old reliable would continue its strong run and prove to be the best deck in the field. There has been strong clamor from pros such as Patrick Chapin and Todd Stevens that control is going to be a thing in Modern again. In the wake of their claims, some Jeskai, Esper, and UW decks have slowly made their ways to top eight finishes in both online, and paper tournaments. They might be right in their assessment that now might be the best time to play control again.

I got carried away with that long introduction. Here's our card for today:

This card from Future Sight was sitting in your trash bin for years, unwanted and unloved, and remained in that state when it was reprinted in Modern Masters. It hasn't been popular because players think that it is not a solid counter like Remand, and is not as strong as Mana Leak, for that two mana permission slot. It also depends on the delve mechanic, which means that this is a pretty useless card on turn two if you're staring at an empty graveyard.

But time has passed and such is not the case anymore. Delve is quite a popular mechanic nowadays, and a lot of decks are running fetchlands, turn one cantrips (Thought Scour/ Serum Visions) or discard spells (Thoughtseize/Inquisition of Kozilek), which assures the blue mage that it wouldn't be firing blanks on a turn two Logic Knot. A case can be made that this is a double blue mana spell, which makes it hard to splash in a non-blue heavy control shell.

But fret not, cause Patrick Chapin will always have cool Grixis ideas, to save the day.

Three color deck? No problem. Logic Knot basically serves it purpose here by being the mid to late game solid counter spell of the deck, once it has established its board position. It also benefits from how the deck is constructed, as it is filled by the same cards that I mentioned above which makes delve possible.

Popular Delve Cards

Among the cards above, only Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise are seeing limited action across all formats (because they are banned in some of them). Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Gurmag Angler, Become Immense, and Logic Knot are still seeing play in competitive decks in Modern and Legacy. Tombstalker is still a vital cog of Legacy decks, and along with Logic Knot and Death Rattle, are the only delve cards that were printed in Future Sight. Among all these cards, only Logic Knot was printed in any Masters set even though it wasn't really a popular card that needed reprinting. With these things in mind, it's safe to assume that there will be more delve cards in the future, and that Logic Knot will probably see another reprint within the next five years.

With that being said, I think it's safe to say that you could let go of your copies as soon as it hits $5. I'm not a fan of penny stocks, so I'm not counting on it to spike higher ala Countersquall. If you could get your hands on foil copies of it for less than $10 (of any version since the FS version is priced relatively high), go ahead and do so. That should be worth a lot someday.

You could get copies of Logic Knot from TCGPlayer for $3.99 while supplies last. Star City Games and Channel Fireball are out of stock, and I'm not sure how much they'll sell it for, once supplies are back. If you're fast enough, you should be able to get them for a dollar each via Card Kingdom. You're welcome.

And that’s it for this week's edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again on Monday, as we take a look at a new card. 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!

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