Hello, everyone and welcome to a new edition of the Daily Stock Watch! I guess it’s safe to assume that cards will continue to spike for days once a new deck with the potential to be a top tier one emerges after a big event. It could either be a spike caused by the demand for playing with it, or one that’s caused by the need to have an answer for it. Today’s card is a double-edged sword that has implications caused by what has been a hot topic for Modern over the past week, as it could be an offensive tool for the deck but at the same time is something that the deck doesn’t want to stumble upon when sideboards come into play.
People are still skeptic if BR Vengevine is actually better than Hollow One in Modern right now. I’m about to try playing the bridge-based deck and see how far it could go in an actual event and if people will really struggle to play against it in the case that it bricks itself in the first three turns (where it could finish off games quickly by clogging the board unfairly, I heard) and the game drags on to the mid game where Hollow One is still in a position to win. Leyline of the Void just spiked hard today because the demand for it has drastically increased with the rise in the number of these two graveyard-reliant decks and the utmost need of the bridge deck to keep its strategy intact by playing the Leyline off the board.
This is the list that I’m thinking of playing and I was about to buy a pair of Leylines to complete my set when I saw it has already spiked. It’s essential in matchups where your opponent could just very well sacrifice a creature to exile the Bridge from Below that you worked so hard for to bury in your graveyard, or against opposing decks that are just as graveyard-reliant as you are (Dredge, Hollow One). We could also consider the fact that outside of Guildpact and Magic 2011, there’s no Masters set where this card has seen a reprint but if my guess for a graveyard-themed Masters will happen in the near future, we could just be staring at the possibility soon enough. For the time being, we’ll work on what we have on hand and that’s the reality that this card just breached the $50 mark and is looking to go way over that in the coming weeks.
I have always had a fascination for cards that you can cast for free and will stay significant at any point of the game. This is something that the cards from the Leyline cycle has done even though not all of them are even worth looking at for competitive play. Leyline of the Void and Leyline of Sanctity are the breakout cards from this cycle, with Leyline of Anticipation getting some love from the Commander community, and will continue to be the favorite sideboard cards in Modern and Legacy for the many years to come. It’s quite possible that they will get reprinted again sooner than later or a new cycle of these cards might come into circulation. It would be best to learn from these lessons as we make future purchases for cards along these lines.
At the moment, Leyline of the Void is out of stock from big online stores such as StarCityGames, ChannelFireball, and CardKingdom for both GPT and M11 versions. Some vendors still have normal copies ranging from $48.99 (moderately played) up to $104.99 (near mint) via TCGPlayer if you ever need it for playing. I don’t see this as a spec target anymore, considering how high it hit the roof after this spike. If you were lucky enough to get some for reselling before this spike, you’re in a very good position now to hold on to them. They should hit $70 soon enough if more Vengevine decks become popular.
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!