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Daily Stock Watch – Geth, Lord of the Vault

Hello, readers and welcome to the freaky Friday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! In case you aren’t familiar, I tend to feature cards that are skyrocketing in value during this time of the week even though they aren’t really popular in Commander, Modern, or Legacy. Our featured card for the day is a mythic rare from Scars of Mirrodin that hasn’t really cracked any deckbuilder’s code or dreams, but has steadily rose to $10 territory through the years just by, well, being a Lord.


Geth, Lord of the Vault is a great Magic card at first glance, but staring at it longer and trying to realize what it is capable of will make you cringe a little. It is not easy to block in combat (thanks to intimidate), it steals opposing creatures or artifacts from the dead and makes it his own slave and last but not the least, it mills your opponent’s library for the amount of mana that you’ve spent in trying to steal what was rightfully his. Pretty dope for a big guy, right? I bet you’d be surprised to hear that you wouldn’t find him lurking (even in the sideboard!) of any competitive decks in any format. The only place where you’ll find him is just as good as my guess.

Whack your opponent’s creatures and make them your own. That’s what basically this deck is all about, and it’s up to you to decide if it justifies the all-time high price tag of Geth, Lord of the Vault at $11. There are other better creatures out there that could be your black commander, but if destroying things and stealing them for a later use is your kinda thing, then this dude is definitely your guy. Financially though? Not my kind of thing.

At the moment, you could find copies of Geth, Lord of the Vault from StarCityGames, Card Kingdom, ChannelFireball, and TCGPlayer for anywhere between $8.99 up to $12.99 depending on the card condition that you’re buying. At its current price, I suggest that you start moving unwanted copies before it becomes reprinted in any coming sets (since Brawl is being pushed by WotC, expect legendary creature cards to appear more in future sets/products as reprints) and earn from speculating. It isn’t really a breakthrough card that would still increase financially, so I think that we’ve reached its financial ceiling for now.

And that’s it for this week’s edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again next time, 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!



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3 thoughts on “Daily Stock Watch – Geth, Lord of the Vault

  1. Geth is a really sweet commander, but he is very mana intensive and requires a handful of other somewhat pricey cards Cabal Coffers, Gauntlet of Power, Nirkana Rev, etc to really be effective. I think that’s what has held him back in popularity as far as good mono black commanders go. I have one or two floating around that I should probably look at moving based on your advice. I would agree with the synopsis that there isn’t really a driver to move the price any higher, but definintely a huge risk of reprint.

    1. Glad to know that someone shares the same perspective as me! I think it’s time to move them while it’s still in this price range.

  2. Found your bit here a year later: Geth is now $9.50. You called it, but he hasn’t been reprinted and I don’t think he’s going to get reprinted as he’s not popular enough.

    I also have to chime in & say that Geth is my favorite card in all of Magic – and it is for the exact reasons you guys aren’t too high on him – you need to make BIG MANA and let me tell you, it is a blast to do so. As someone who has and uses many of the aforementioned cards
    to wipe the board and ramp, there is nothing more satisfying than killing your opponents with their own creatures and artifacts; especially when you combo off with their degenerate stuff. You are more correct than you know when you say that Geth is under utilized.
    However, I would beg to differ on needing pricey cards…you just aren’t optimized if you use the cheap stuff. I have a $50 budget Geth deck in addition to my very expensive one and it can keep up with far more expensive decks that my opponents try to wield against him because big mana and boardwipes allow you to vacuum up their best pieces.

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