Hello, readers and welcome to a new edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Goblin Chainwhirler survived the banhammer, so the red madness continues in Standard. It was well explained as to how diverse the meta is despite of Chainwhirler’s presence, and this was enough reason for the R&D team to nix the banning of the card (even though they did it on Rampaging Ferocidon which I think is a lesser evil than Chainwhirler). Standard should be the same world until the Core Set is released a few weeks from now, so let’s turn our attention to some Modern action once more. Grand Prix Barcelona was host to 1,547 Modern mages, and after all the spellslinging and fighting was over, Matti Kuisma’s Dredge deck wins the whole thing. Our card for today doesn’t belong to this list, but it is actually one of the more popular (if not the most, already) cards from Dominaria.
Although its price has dropped a bit since it peaked at $40, I don’t expect this trend to last as soon as people start opening M19 packs and forget about DOM. With eight copies of Teferi, Hero of Dominaria making it to the top eight of the GP, it’s hard to ignore the power level of the card and this UW archetypes going forward. For a change, we don’t see a single Humans deck making it to the final stage because of its well-documented susceptibility to losing against UW. This will encourage a lot of players to shift to this strategy, and this will definitely increase the demand for Teferi as the meta tries to respond to these sudden emergence by Jeskai and UW.
Javier Dominguez was at 13-0 at one point in time during the event and was riding the hot hands of Teferi. For reference, take a look at how his list looks like:
This deck is well-balanced to cater to any matchup, and you know you’re in trouble the moment that it deploys Teferi on the battlefield. With an arsenal full of cheap counter magic, burn spells and removal, it’s only a matter of turns before you become victim to its ultimate ability especially if you don’t have the capability to demolish a planeswalker in one fell swoop. I think that Teferi, HoD is at a bargain price right now based on its power level, and the only thing that’s still hindering its financial explosion is the abundant supply of DOM cards that are still being opened everywhere.
The list had a lot of one-ofs that were very much accessible because of the platoon of draw spells that the deck has. Teferi’s card-drawing prowess makes this possible and seamless to the point that not a single Jace, the Mind Sculptor was needed to be on the deck’s 75. We’re not even talking about the possibility of an Esper variant coming to play yet, so I really believe that there’s so much room to grow for Teferi in the near future (and by future, I mean months from now). I’ll start getting my extra copies now before that window to shop closes.
At the moment, StarCityGames, ChannelFireball, TCGPlayer and CardKingdom still have lots of stocks of Teferi, HoD for anywhere between $32 up to $44.99. Foil copies are in the $66-$79.99 range and this also includes the Pre-release version of the card. I’m not sure if you could get them for $30 or less via trades or direct purchases from those who still open packs, but I won’t hesitate to get them at that price range. If Karn, Scion of Urza was able to skyrocket to almost $80 at some point in time, I don’t see any reason as to why Teferi can’t make it to $60 territory if Jeskai or UW continues to deliver strong performances (and the opening of DOM packs start to slow down). It’s also worth noting that this guy will be around in Standard for a long while, and it has already proven its worth in that accord as well.
And that’s it for today’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!