Hello, readers and welcome to a new week of the Daily Stock Watch! It's been a tough grind for Modern lovers lately as different decks have made their way to the top of recent tournaments. The initial fear that Jace, the Mind Sculptor or Bloodbraid Elf decks will dominate the format didn't actually happen, and the search for the most consistent deck continues. Aura Hexproof and RG Ponza have proven to be winners over the past few tournaments, while combo decks such as Ad Nauseam and Living End have resurfaced again, and a new one has emerged in KCI. One perennial contender that's missing the limelight lately is Burn, but if you know Magic long enough, you know that you could never sleep on it when preparing for your sideboard in big events. The card I'd like to feature today is a shoo-in for any Burn variant and thanks to Masters 25, its price has dropped significantly.
Eidolon of the Great Revel has been one of the worst enemies of midrange and control decks alike throughout the years that Modern has existed. It punishes its opponents in such a way that you have to deal with it first to avoid so much life loss from its ability, and it could go a long way in beating you down if it sneaks into the game at turn two. I have once meddled with the idea of playing with a set of Simian Spirit Guide in my Burn deck to have this guy down on turn one, but that pretty much is all the good that its inclusion could do. Having this guy in play on turn one is kind of dope, though.
Red decks will always have a home for Eidolon of the Great Revel at any point in time. At its current price of $5, I think that it's worth investing some of your spec money on this fiery creature. Modern has seen multiple archetypes emerge as years gone by, but players have always made sure that they have answers to the threat of having Burn around. In case you aren't updated on how it looks like nowadays, check out this list that topped one of MTGO's Competitive Modern Leagues.
The bountiful supply of A25 has reduced the price of Eidolon of Great Revels marginally and this bodes well for us financially. This card should be one of the best specs that will rebound from the set in a few months time once people have stopped opening A25 packs, and there must be a clearer picture of the metagame by then. Modern has stayed healthy despite of the recent changes in how decks are being constructed lately, and it's not farfetched that it will stay the same in the foreseeable future. Once things have settled down a bit, Burn will return to prominence and steal a few tournaments every now and then. As one of the format's cheaper decks that could win big tournaments, there will be a demand for Eidolon again and we would be happy to have kept most of them, and cash out when we've made profit from our specs.
There will always be a market for red staples at any point in time during the course of Magic's existence. There is very little room for error when you acquire these cards for future use, and I think that getting our Eidolon copies now would also merit us some good returns in time.
At the moment, we could pick up A25 copies of Eidolon of the Great Revel from StarCityGames, ChannelFireball, Card Kingdom and TCGPlayer for anywhere between $5.04 up to $6.49. Copies from Journey to Nyx are also available in the $6.49 to $7.99 price range. I am fine with getting the A25 copies for preferably $5 and less, but it wouldn't hurt to get the JOU version for the same price. It's also a proven fact that some players prefer the older versions even though I favor the new ones because of the authenticity seal. Either way, you can't go wrong on getting multiple copies of this card.
And that’s it for today's edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again tomorrow, as I preview new cards that should be on the go, or good enough for speculation purposes. 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!