Hello, everyone and welcome to this week’s last edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Freaky Fridays are usually reserved for cards that aren’t really popular in Standard and Modern, and for those that are surprisingly rising in value despite of its casual appeal in Commander and kitchen tables. Today, the spotlight will be on one of those cards that was barely playable back in its prime, but is one of the primary beneficiaries of the new planeswalker ruling that was implemented upon the arrival of Dominaria.
Back in the day, this was card was barely playable, and was one of the bulk mythics from M15. It was deemed to be too slow and didn’t impact the game much, let alone the horrible drawback that it will sap two life from you if you’re staring at your battlefield without a walker in it. Four years later, more planeswalkers have been printed, and the ruling that prevents some direct damage spells and abilities from deducting loyalty counters from them have helped the cause of the financial rise of The Chain Veil.
One deck that’s popular among Commander peeps loves these drastic improvement made to the rules, and it as some very nice toys from the upcoming Core 2019.
The deck owner’s battlefield becomes a haven of dices and tokens once it starts hitting four mana, as various walkers start flooding the battlefield and threaten to end the game. Of the new ones from M19, I think only Ajani and Tezzeret are the good additions to this Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice deck. It also doesn’t help that Atraxa only has one printing as of date, so the appeal of this deck is very strong to all aspiring Commander players.
These are arguably eight of the best planeswalkers ever printed in Magic, and it’s very much possible that more will come in the years ahead of us. This only means one thing for The Chain Veil — it’s only bound to get higher (barring a reprint, of course!) so now might be the best time to get your hands on it, even though you wish you got it during its bulk days. After all, its all-time high of $12.58 was achieved just today.
At the moment, you could get copies of The Chain Veil from Card Kingdom, TCGPlayer, and ChannelFireball for anywhere between $5.99 up to $10.99, while StarCityGames is out of stock at $14.99. The variance on the price range is noticeable, as some stores are considering the spike as legit, while others are seeing it as a “heat of the moment” rise. I don’t mind buying in at $5.99 that’s still abundant via ChannelFireball, and probably with some people who are willing to let go at that price range via trades. Foil copies are absurdly priced at north of $30, and I don’t like to buy in on that market for the lack of possible buyers. I still think that this is a good buy if you’re able to ride the hype train early — hard to be wrong on this one in the long run.
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!