Hello, everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! I've been doing a lot of trading lately, and I've noticed that a lot of cards are slowly increasing in price despite the high number of stocks that are still available online, and the relative lack of demand for it. One that caught my eye today was this card from Zendikar, which I think could play a vital role in one of the best decks in Modern today if it could get going.
Oracle of Mul Daya just peaked today at $23.42, and I must say that it's a hefty price tag for a card that doesn't even see competitive Modern or Legacy play. The Utility Checker confirmed this fact although we don't have enough data to support the notion that every casual, green Commander deck out there is using it. However, Titanshift has been making a lot of noise lately, and I think that it could fit in as one-of in the deck to replace the slot that's usually occupied by Wood Elves. Here's my take on the deck that could use extra firepower in the form of Oracle of Mul Daya.
I've played this deck for a while, and it was actually responsible for my best finish in any major tournament over the course of my Magic career. The extra information, along with the privilege to play an additional land on your turn, could go a long way in deciding mirror matches or control matchups. The same could be said for Commander matches where having more resources is always an advantage. In this case, why isn't Oracle of Mul Daya getting the chance to be slotted in on any Titanshift lists in recent memory?
A turn-two Farseek, Sakura-Tribe Elder, or Explore gives you early access to Oracle of Mul Daya for an explosive start in Modern. I'm starting to wonder why I'm not seeing more of this, but I've figured that games in that format are decided by decks that are efficient in every turn that they could get. The ramp creatures above have all done their duties once they hit the battlefield, whereas Oracle of Mul Daya will need to be present in the battlefield to be fully utilized by the Valakut player. This is enough reason for pros to not even try fitting it in on their lists, but I still love the idea of having it there anyway.
Having said all this, I think it's time to let go of this card at this price at every chance that you could get. Star City Games is currenly out of stock for near mint copies of the card (they have lots of played ones at $17), but you could find lots of it via Channel Fireball, TCGPlayer, and Card Kingdom for anywhere between $23-$26. I'd encourage you to trade away any spare pieces that you may have, because this card is ripe for the picking for a reprint at any point in the future. The same should be done to the foil copies if you ask me, as I have a feeling that this will appear in a Duel Deck product in the near future.
And that’s it for the Thursday 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!