Good day, everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! We have already seen some of the cards that we would be seeing in Masters 25, and I'd honestly say that I was expecting more from WoTC. Today, I'd be talking about what's looking like the second best mythic from this set (on a financial perspective). It is one of the strongest yet most loathed cards in Magic, and it escaped the banhammer when the Eldrazi horde failed to dominate the most recent Pro Tour.
Who loves a turn two Chalice of the Void for one? Definitely not your opponent. A lot of good cards in Modern (Goblin Guide, Thoughtseize, Serum Visions, Death's Shadow and Faithless Looting to name a few) are made useless by an unanswered Chalice in the early game, and an abundance of mana from the Tron player (the usual Chalice users) would mean trouble for anyone in the face of serious mid to late game threats like Karn Liberated or Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger.
What makes this card more appealing is the fact that it's almost always a four-of in your deck to abuse its power. For reference, check out this Eldrazi Tron build that overwhelms its opponents with the raw power of its big mana spells.
Thanks to the power of the Urza lands, Chalice of the Void reached its all-time high of $90 some time last year. A lot of people started gearing towards that archetype, with variants such as BG Eldrazi, RG Eldrazi or straight up Eldrazi Aggro, coming out of all directions to win lots of paper and online events. It has somewhat slowed down by the end of the year, as Grixis Death's Shadow, Scapeshift, and the new Humans deck have started winning big events. It wasn't enough to get the price of Chalice down, as it still remained in the $70 range prior to the announcement of its mythic reprint in M25.
I think we are waiting for four more mythics, but I'm not getting my hopes up that we'll get a better one than JtMS and Chalice. The arrival of Rishadan Port might give us the Wasteland feels that Eternal Masters gave us, but I think that the poor showing from the rest of the field will help retain the value of Chalice going forward. I wouldn't actually panic and sell my copies (especially the Mirrodin ones) as people start cracking M25, but I wouldn't recommend spec buying it either. I'm a bit neutral on this reprint, so all I can say is just keep your copies for the time being. I'm sure one of my colleagues will talk more about M25 in the coming days, so just wait for that article to come out.
At the moment, the M25 version of Chalice of the Void is available for pre-order at StarCityGames for $49.99, while Card Kingdom has it at $54.99. Channel Fireball and TCGPlayer have yet to release prices for it, but the ones from Mirrodin and Modern Masters are still in the $64.99-$69.99 range across these online stores. I could recommend it as a good spec when the prices start to go down in the $40 range, as I'm thinking that this will rebound like how Aether Vial did (thanks to the Humans deck) even though it was reprinted in Iconic Masters. It's a safe bet nonetheless, and it's one that's worth investing on especially if you're inclined to playing Modern in the foreseeable future.
And that’s it for the Tuesday 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!