Welcome back to the QS Cast! Join Chris Martin, Chris O’Berry, and Sam Lowe as they talk about Throne of Eldraine going into release weekend. This cast was originally broadcasted live to Insiders in the QS Insider Discord, October 3rd, 2019.
Cards to watch and consider – Rankle, Master of Pranks – fluctuating $9-10, glue card (run as 4x) in a couple Rakdos 5-0 lists
Simic clear favorite to start with – “deck to beat” – but Rakdos is also showing fringe decks with 5-0s include Gruul, Sultai, and Golos decks
Knight of the Ebon Legion –> sell into hype ($10+ rares in Standard are tough to hold)
Spawn of Mayhem –> we think sell, take profits now because the upside is limited and the downside could be back to $2
Talked about Once Upon a Time: Sam’s take is it is overrated; some good reports of it working well in Tron – Emry, Lurker of the Loch: running wild in Modern alongside Urza mostly, but a brand new deck has emerged as a combo deck around Emry (without Urza)
Hand disruption: Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize – Graveyard and artifact hate continues to shine: Rest in Peace and Stony Silence respectively, not as big on Leyline of the Void yet due to reprint, but soon this will be a target worth acquiring, too.
Sentiment is that it is too early to make financial predictions on these new EDH standalone events hosted by ChannelFireball, but I gave some insights into the vendors which will be at these events and the potential for EDH to be a little less quiet over the winter than in past years. Sol Ring foils are a part of the sign-up package for MagicFest and CommandFest, and will likely become great speculation targets down the road (once supply runs out).