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Daily Stock Watch: Weathered Wayfarer

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Hello, readers and welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! I've made features on two cards that are staples in their respective formats for the first two days, but we'll stray away from that for the time being. Although I believe that this card is one of the best utility guys in formats where it is legal, there are still things that's keeping it grounded as it is.

Our card for the day is Weathered Wayfarer


This very reliable cleric that was originally printed in Onslaught just reached its all-time high of $11.19 today (although the one from the 9th Edition reached its peak last month) and it should be no surprise that the trend will continue to buck upwards in the coming weeks. This is a casual favorite, and it's actually a very good piece to consider in any deck that plays white, as a competitive Commander player. Just check out this Derevi deck here.

[deck title=Derevi EDH]
[Commander]
Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
[/Commander]
[Lands]
1 Arid Mesa
1 Breeding Pool
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Command Tower
1 Flooded Strand
5 Forest
1 Gaea's Cradle
1 Hallowed Fountain
5 Island
1 Marsh Flats
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
1 Polluted Delta
1 Savannah
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Temple Garden
1 Tropical Island
1 Tundra
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Windswept Heath
1 Wooded Foothills
[/Lands]
[Creatures]
1 Arbor Elf
1Avacyn's Pilgrim
1 Birds of Paradise
1 Caustic Caterpillar
1 Fyndhorn Elves
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Magus of the Candelabra
1 Noble Hierarch
1 Sylvan Safekeeper
1 Weathered Wayfarer
1 Bloom Tender
1 Fauna Shaman
1 Gaddock Teeg
1 Gilded Drake
1 Meddling Mage
1 Qasali Pridemage
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Thrasios, Triton Hero
1 Voidmage Prodigy
1 Aven Mindcensor
1 Drift of Phantasms
1 Edric, Spymaster of Trest
1 Laboratory Maniac
1 Patron Wizard
1 Sanctum Prelate
1 Stonybrook Schoolmaster
1 Yisan, the Wanderer Bard
1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence
1 Sakashima the Impostor
1 Azami, Lady of Scrolls
1 Seedborn Muse
1 Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
1 Galecaster Colossus
[/Creatures]
[Instants and Sorceries]
1 Brainstorm
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Crop Rotation
1 Enlightened Tutor
1 Glimpse of Nature
1 Mental Misstep
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Worldly Tutor
1 Cyclonic Rift
1 Eladamri's Call
1 Uncage the Menagerie
1 Chord of Calling
1 Eldritch Evolution
1 Intuition
1 Force of Will
[/Instants and Sorceries]
[Other Spells]
1 Chrome Mox
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Carpet of Flowers
1 Concordant Crossroads
1 Mystic Remora
1 Reconnaissance
1 Root Maze
1 Utopia Sprawl
1 Wild Growth
1 Earthcraft
1 Quest for Renewal
1 Rest in Peace
1 Sterling Grove
1 Stony Silence
1 Survival of the Fittest
1 Sylvan Library
1 Arcane Adaptation
1 Aura Shards
1 Intruder Alarm
1 Kindred Discovery
1 Dowsing Dagger
[/Other Spells]
[/deck]

In a nutshell, this deck looks like a "good stuff deck" that packs all the efficient creatures and spells that Bant has to offer. It creates a synergistic approach that overwhelms your opponents with cheap threats in the form of creatures and enchantments. Drawing Weathered Wayfarer early helps you get an early advantage, as it allows you to fetch a Gaea's Cradle, Cavern of Souls, or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to your heart's delight. Although there's a condition to trigger its strong ability, it's very attainable in the format as almost every deck relies on the consistent influx of lands per turn to draw out its resources. With a low curve, you could afford to miss a land drop to initiate its ability and get ahead in the game using its ability. Starting a multiplayer game where you're not playing first will also help your cause in achieving this state.

Permanents that fetch other cards

By taking a look above, we could see that fetching other permanents (creatures, in this case) is something that green is better known at. Weathered Wayfarer is in a class of its own, and WotC has done a good job so far of not creating another card that makes its ability redundant, such as the case with the cards above. This should bode very well in the progress of its financial rise unless it gets reprinted soon.

At the moment, you could pick up copies of Weathered Wayfarer from Star City Games, TCGPlayer, Card Kingdom, and Channel Fireball for as low as $11.99. The foil copies cost at least $30 wherever you check, as this is something that you'd usually see in well-established Commander decks. It should be great if you could pick up copies for less than $10, but it shouldn't hurt to get them now for its current market price.

And that’s it for the Wednesday 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!

2 thoughts on “Daily Stock Watch: Weathered Wayfarer

  1. The reason for this card’s rise in popularity is likely far more tied to the Monowhite Devotion deck in modern that we saw a couple weeks ago on TCGPlayer.

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