Hello, readers and welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Brewing season has began in Standard as Rivals of Ixalan draws near. Players always try looking for cards to explore from the new set, and the brewers just found their new toy recently, so let's talk about the upside of this card in the coming days.
Thanks to Famished Paladin from Rivals of Ixalan, we have a new infinite life tagteam in the Magic universe. And since the hype train started, copies of Resplendent Mentor have disappeared online, which prompted those who still have copies to sell it at a higher price of around $2.50-$3.50 because it just reached its all-time high of $3.75 today. This is a classic example of good fortune that those who have kept copies of a certain card at bulk price can get; but we can't keep speculating on cards that we think will be good in the long run at no expense.
I'm not entirely sure how this new two card combo could raise the level of Karlov of the Ghost Council's game, but I'm pretty sure this will be an auto-in to the list.
This is actually a very good deck that could perform very well in a competitive league. The addition of an extra win-condition (against decks that actually care about how much damage they are dealing a.k.a Zurgo Bellstriker decks) is a big step in the right direction for decks that aren't really considered as tier one. Let's also not forget that you could just slot these two in on any deck that runs white.
Historically, creatures that help you gain life have always been popular in Commander, and the "Soul Sisters" have also proven that they could be competitive in other formats. I think that Resplendent Mentor and Famished Paladin's mettle will be tested soon in Modern, but I don't really like its chances of succeeding. I would rather sell the card at its current price tag than speculate on it. However, the lack of supplies and the possibility of it dodging a reprint anytime soon is quite appealing. Hold on to your copies if you still have them and wait for the price tag to reach $5 before selling them off, and refrain from buying copies for $3 and above unless you have someone who would be willing to get them at a higher price.
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!