Hello, everyone and welcome to a new week of the Daily Stock Watch! After two Standard Grand Prix (Singapore and Pittsburgh) a weekend ago, there won’t be much Standard action as we all await the impending Banned and Restricted announcement later today, besides that of the Nationals of some countries in the coming weeks before the Core Set’s release. This gives us some room to speculate on what could be the next big thing if a Goblin Chainwhirler banning does happen, and I’d like to hedge my pick on mythics that were barely used from previous sets. Our card for today is one of those cards that I’ve always kept an eye on, and one that has maintained a respectable price tag despite of its inability to see even some competitive fringe play.
I’ve been playing all season with an Esper Knight/Good Stuff variant that has brought me some success in PPTQs (and almost made the top eight of GP Singapore’s PTQ side event) but it has never really brought me all the way to the top. Somewhere along the road are funky decks just like mine that makes it hard for my anti-meta approach to go over the top, and I’ve been in constant search of a card that might just do the trick. Twilight Prophet came to mind. Games have been dragging, unless you’re up against BR or Mono Red Chainwhirler decks, and the midrange/long game power of this card, albeit untested, is definitely strong if you have the city’s blessing. I’m still on the fence if this is should go to my main deck, but I’m liking the thought of how powerful this card is going to be if things go according to “plan” later today.
This vampire tribal deck never made it to standard, but there’s a good chance that we could see something of this caliber if that banning to Chainwhirler does happen. Every token-based idea was just basically killed by that goblin, so the saproling army and these vampires will come rushing out of the gates in a hurry in the event that they become playable. Twilight Prophet should be at the center of this strategy in the event that it happens, and every beloved mythic to which a deck is built around, automatically commands a spike in its value. We’d love to be aboard that ship by the time it happens.
People can start building around these planeswalkers once more, and these one toughness wonders could be integral parts of main decks once more (although Champion of Wits is part of GPG decks, while Glint-Sleeve Siphoner still sees some main board action in UB decks). I’m more excited about the financial gains that we would see from a lot of cards once we’re in a world free of red madness (but brace yourself for a possible Rampaging Ferocidon unbanning as well).
At the moment, you could get copies of Twilight Prophet from StarCityGames, Card Kingdom, TCGPlayer and ChannelFireball for anywhere between $7.49 up to $8.49. Foil copies are floating around in the $15 range, but I’m not really looking at this as a long term spec so I’d suggest that we stay away from that. I’d gladly pay $7 for this mythic as this will still go a long way as a Standard player, with more room for growth as the meta continues to shift to one that allows players to reach enough permanent to reach the city’s blessing. Proceed with caution, and don’t go all in.
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!