Hello, everyone and welcome to a new edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Pro Tour Dominaria is just a few days away, and we'll finally have a direction on where the meta is headed for the coming month until the Core Set is released. This simply means that cards that should be rotating out from Amonkhet, Aether Revolt, Kaladesh, and Hour of Devastation will see some minor (or major, if it makes numerous appearances in the top eight) price gains once the event is over. This will be the perfect time to let go of these pieces, as card prices of rotating cards this fall will go down significantly, especially if it isn't seeing play in any other format outside of Standard. The card that I'd like to talk about today is arguably one of the most used and ever resurgent cards in the format.
Heart of Kiran is no Smuggler's Copter, and the fact that it's legendary also hurts its financial cause. This card was left for dead until decks that started utilizing it after the arrival of Dominaria has surfaced, and it has somehow regained its financial bearings after falling to as low as $2.75 some time in April. It's currently sitting at a shade below $4, and this should be a $5 card right after the PT, regardless of the results from the event. It's heavily used in the BR Midrange deck that has dominated the most recent tournaments, setting the bar for the deck to beat.
In case you're not too familiar with how it looks like, here's one of the winning lists for reference:
This deck knows nothing but destruction, and the addition of Goblin Chainwhirler made it a more potent deck capable of dominating a tournament on any given day. Heart of Kiran serves as the ever annoying beater at the two-drop slot, while patrolling the skies with Rekindling Phoenix, Glorybringer and the thopter tokens produced by Pia Nalaar. The constant pressure from the deck gives it the distinct advantage against every other deck in the format (barring UW Control), and it's quite expected that there will be a representative of the deck in the top eight.
Riding these vehicles will soon be out of style, but with the entry of Weatherlight from DOM, it seems that we'll be getting vehicles from future sets consistently. However, I don't think that any of these remaining vehicles, Heart of Kiran included, would stay significant come the Core Set. If it gains more value over the weekend, feel free to dispose your copies if you have no plans of playing future Standard events. There's no way for it to go but down.
At the moment, you could still find lots of copies of Heart of Kiran for anywhere between $2.72 up to $3.99 via StarCityGames, ChannelFireball, TCGPlayer and Card Kingdom. I don't even bother checking out foil copies, so I suggest that you stay away from them as well. I know that this card is very good as it is, but it still lacks the swag that the copter brings to the table. I don't see it ever becoming relevant in older formats, so this is one of those pricey mythics (it was a $25 card for a certain point in time) that fades to oblivion as it shifts out of the format. Make sure that you cash out before it does.
And that’s it for today's 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!