Good day, readers and welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! It's about time that we veer away from Modern cards while people are still trying to figure out what deck they'd like to use, and the market is still adjusting to the price spikes and drops as of late. Today, I'd like to talk about a card that has continued its steady climb due to casual appeal, but actually has the chops to make it big in competitive leagues given the right break.
I've always had a liking for card with this mechanic, but I find it hard to create a deck of this concept that could really compete in actual tournaments. However, this card just reached its all-time high of $18.56 today due to expansion age and the thinning of supplies.
Before I go further with more financial discussion about this card, check out this cool casual deck using this card that could consistently win on turn four (and even on turn two without using Exquisite Blood).
This deck could win on turn two with an opening hand filled with Dark Rituals, a Wall of Blood, and Essence Harvest, based on the assumption that your opponent fetched a land on his first or second turn. It's a table top deck, so don't blast me too much for trying to be creative; after all, that's what I think this card is only good for (besides Commander where every card could make so much sense in the right deck concept) unless a pro actually uses one in a Modern deck to win a relevant tournament.
I checked the Utility Tracker, and I'm not surprised to find out that Exquisite Blood isn't used in any competitive Modern or Legacy deck. It's once more safe to say that this card is driven by casual demand, and that this price craze will subside once it gets reprinted on a new set or product.
Right now, you could find lots of copies of this card online via StarCityGames, TCGPlayer, ChannelFireball, and Card Kingdom for $19.99-$21.99. I'm not encouraging you to buy them unless you really need it, but I also wouldn't shy away from getting copies for half its current online value. It's a good trade bait for some players who would be interested in its price tag, so make sure that you don't get the short end of the stick when picking up copies (especially foil ones!)
I'll be keeping this segment short and I'll come up with our first quarterly review of our specs from November to January by tomorrow or over the weekend. Let's see how far we've gone with our picks, but some of them have really fared well for the time being.
And that’s it for the Thursday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again next time for our first Stock Watch quarterly review. 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!