Hello, everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! The year's about to end and I'm pretty sure that a lot of us are looking forward to what lies ahead for us in 2018. How did your specs fare so far? Have you made any awesome deals this year that's worth sharing? I hope that you could let us know about that in the comments section, as I might be able to pick up a thing or two from what you've done so far. The learning should never stop in the world of our favorite card game.
Before I get too far ahead, let's check out our featured card that just reached it's all-time high of $23.53 today. It's arguably the best commander to come out of Commander 2016, and is primed to continue rolling upwards as supplies continue to run out.
I'm not a fan of four-color commanders, but this one is very strong and straightforward in what it wants to do. It's either it wants to kill you using infect, or just wallop you with a plethora of planeswalkers. In case you'd like to know how a deck using Atraxa looks like, check out this list.
Atraxa, Praetors' Voice just makes every planeswalker in this deck extra powerful. It helps in ramping up their final abilities, and gives your opponents tons of problems to solve. It's also worth noting that it could manipulate the counters on your opponent's permanents, which could hasten the downfall of some of its creatures that already has -1/-1 counters on it. Making sure they have an answer to Atraxa is already as troublesome as it could get, so just imagine how it would be like for them to see it beside an Ugin, the Spirit Dragon that just used it's +2 ability on its previous turn. It will be ready to explode for its ultimate on the next turn.
The challenge in getting Atraxa is that it's only available via the "Breed Lethality" deck from C16, and a complete set of the five decks being sold online are all north of $300. The deck itself where you could get Atraxa is being sold at the $120-$150 range even at eBay, so I'd like the idea of group buying the actual set itself with some friends who might need the other decks. The best way to acquire the card itself might be from buying or trading it from other players via your LGS, or try getting the few remaining copies online from Channel Fireball, Card Kingdom, or TCGPlayer. Star City Games is already out of stock, and I'm not sure if they'll have new ones anytime soon. It should be in the $30 range once it gets refilled, and you could expect that to happen only when everyone else is out of supplies.
Above are the four most expensive cards from C16, and only the first three are worth more than $10. I'm not really sure how higher this set's value could go, so I'd like to refrain from the idea of buying the whole thing just for Atraxa. However, the sky's the limit for this commander as it's very unlikely that it will get reprinted soon (unless WotC decides that there's a need to print non-foil copies of the card in a new product) but the demand for it will always be high. Grab a copy now while you could. The card's just really, really good.
And that’s it for the Thursday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again tomorrow for our final Stock Watch of the year, 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!