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Hello, everyone and welcome to today's edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Assassin's Trophy is coming, and every fair deck player is just as excited as financial junkies in that regard for the arrival of Guilds of Ravnica. We should know by now that BG pieces will be tanking as soon as it hits the board and we'd like to be a step ahead of the field when it comes to speculating. My featured card for the day is one that has been on the bitter end of a downward spiral financially, having lost its edge (and value) in half a year time but is bound to see better days with the possible return of Jund, Abzan, and maybe even Sultai decks in the not so distant future.
The Innistrad version of this card has gone down to $97.49 as of today after reaching its high of $131.49 back in March of this year. It's tough and relatively uncommon seeing a Modern staple dip in value just like that in such a short span and we couldn't really blame the card for losing its appeal in such a short time after missing out on critical wins in big events where players usually base their decks on and directly affect how the metagame will turn out in the coming months. The last time that a high tier deck with LotV finished gallantly was back in July when Michael Olson steered his Jund deck to the win in SCG Modern Indianapolis.
At first glance, it would be fair to say that this deck already has every answer it needs to all the threats in the format in its arsenal. Adding Assassin's Trophy would be a mere formality for a very strong deck that is pretty much a coin flip away from beating every deck along the way, but that has not been the case for the cascading wonders of Jund. With the continued success of Humans, Hardened Modular, and the resurgence of UW Control, the field just got smaller for LotV and friends. However, the spoiler season revealed what's probably one of the most hyped cards in recent history as talks of Assassin's Trophy teaming up with the Jund gang could result to the return to glory of the once-feared best fair deck in the format.
I doubt that we'd see a different set of cards that would be teaming up with Liliana of the Veil as it will once more generate interest in the coming weeks. Some of these cards might even see a bump in its prices as MTGO players might already be on their way to brewing and testing their new BGX variants, and the rest of the paper world would be hyped for it. If it happens to produce some formidable finishes, we could be looking at the return of LotV to $120 range so don't panic if you're holding on to a few copies (like me!) as this should nicely recover in time. If you're bullish on letting go of them when they hit decent range, that's something that I leave to you entirely. I'm just not so keen on holding on to it longer as a new Masters set could be on the horizon by early next year. I'm ok with a little pricer increase just so we could cut losses from its regression, but it wouldn't hurt to just break even with it if you're afraid of it getting caught by the downward spiral that Vengevine got hit with.
At the moment, you could get copies of Liliana of the Veil from online stores such as StarCityGames, TCGPlayer, Card Kingdom, and ChannelFireball for both its INN and MM2017 versions for anywhere between $74.99-$104.99 based on its condition. I would go against the idea of getting cheap ones that aren't in NM condition as this is something that players might be sensitive about when it comes to grading. I really expect this to spike a bit again soon so keep an eye out for it. Fair decks might really just be back in the radar for good.
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!