Hello, everyone and welcome to the Friday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! I won’t be able to do an Unstable feature for today, but we’ll see if we could squeeze one in some time in the future. For the meantime, I’d like to talk about a card that I think, some of us were very high on back in the day, but ended up being a disappointed by how it fared after a while. It’s still in Standard, so it should be a familiar card to most of us.
Free spells after casting this on turn three? That’s broken! Nah.. That’s what most of us thought, anyway. I’m guilty of the fact that I was also enticed by the idea of hoarding this card, especially the foil ones. Talks in reddit somehow influenced me to think that this card has the potential to be a breakout card in the future, given the right brew. You could cast cards with suspend by as early as turn three, and have free instant spells on your opponent’s turns, once it gets going.
But no one was actually able to “break” the card. Well, not now, at least. I still believe, though, that there’s hope.
Living End by 1310HaZzZaRd
This was one of the dream scenarios of where this card would fit in perfectly; a deck where a turn three As Foretold could have a wrath-effect to your opponents and give you some creatures, or a slightly better version of Divination to set you up for the coming turns. It was actually an idea that was born almost nine months ago, but never came into fruition. One of my favorite online players by the name of 1310HaZzZaRd, made it a reality, and actually went 5-0 in an MTGO Competitive Modern League using this deck. It’s not as big as a tourney where Sam Black steered his Whir of Invention-powered Lantern Control to the top, but Collins Mullen came out of nowhere to win SCG Open Cincinnati with his own take of the Humans deck. Maybe a few more wins, and we could actually be on to something with As Foretold.
These are the cards that are basically “free” to cast on the turn that As Foretold enters play, with the exception of the much-maligned (and banned) Hypergenesis. These cards have been around, and no one was really able to create a deck that would fit these pieces to take advantage of As Foretold’s abilities. I don’t see the same thing happening in the near future, but this rendition of Living End might be the start of something beautiful.
As of today, there was some positive movement in the market for this card, as it almost hit the $4 mark again. There should be plenty of stocks everywhere, as I have already checked out the usual suspects such as Star City Games, TCGPlayer, Card Kingdom, and Channel Fireball. I’m not going to ask you to buy in again, as some of us have already been torched by its early appeal. However, I think that you shouldn’t bail out on this card as soon as it hits $5. I have this feeling that some card in the future will set this off and make it broken like what some of us initially thought it is. Just hang on a little longer, and keep the faith!
And that’s it for this week’s edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again next week, 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!