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Hello, readers and welcome to the Monday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Masters 25 spoiler season begins today, and we'd be looking at prices of cards crashing down to earth once more as we get more visuals of what's to come in the set. Today, I'd be talking about a card that has shown flashes of its old brilliance, thanks largely to Jace, the Mind Sculptor's return to Modern, and what could be in store for you if this is one of your specs.
Entreat the Angels was a fringe mythic that saw some play in Legacy via Miracles prior to the return of JtMS in Modern. Thanks to UW's resurgence, it has re-emerged as one of the best finishers for a control shell that doesn't need to win games quickly. Two to three 4/4 angels would usually finish the game on a two-turn clock, and having a card like Entreat the Angels as a one or two-of gives you the much needed space to insert more cards in your deck that help fend off threats from your opponents.
It wasn't doing particularly well financially until this month when it climbed out of the cellar as a $3 card to become a respectable $8 mythic rare. Just how good is Entreat the Angels when paired with JtMS? Check out this list that was made by Ali Aintrazi.
UW Miracles by Ali Aintrazi
I'm not really sold on the idea of having Snapcaster Mage being played alongside JtMS, but I am no pro so I'd like to think that Ali Aintrazi gave more thought on this than I actually did. It obviously lacks Sensei's Divining Top which makes the legacy Miracles tick, but that's where Jace comes in here to do the trick. A pair of Entreat the Angels here works just fine but outside of it, the deck only has the Celestial Colonnades and Jace as its win conditions.
There are tons of ways to build a JtMS deck, but they should all be trimmed down soon once the dust has settled. I think that these cards are all good enough to compliment it in various archetypes but for now, I like Entreat the Angels more than any of these cards.
At the moment, you could find non-foil copies of Entreat the Angels from online stores such as Card Kingdom, TCGPlayer and ChannelFireball, for anywhere between $5.59 to $7.14 depending on its condition. StarCityGames is out of stock at the moment and they are primed to reload at the $9 range once stocks are up. Foil copies are also a bit high again, with some sites pegging it at $13-$30 for the normal foils, and at around $15 for the FTV copies. I'm still not sold on this JtMS hype, and I don't think he'll stick around long enough in the format if everybody decides to play decks that feature it. I'll have to say that you could start letting go of your Entreat the Angels copies anytime now if you have people buying it for above $8, as there will be better blue decks that could dictate where the meta goes from this point onwards.
And that’s it for the Monday 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!