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State of the Program for February 11th, 2022
 
In the News

Year of the Tiger Promos:  Like last year, Asia Pacific players are going to be getting some neat year themed cards.  As this year is the Year of the Tiger, there will be four. with each one tied to a different set.  Starting with Neon Dynasty, players will get a promo Temur Sabertooth, and each set will continue this for the year.  Highlights include a full art textless Jedit Ojanen and Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow.  Check out the full list and info here

Magic Online Players Rewards:  The program has changed.  Instead of offering promo cards in the packs, Wizards of the Coast has removed them and replaced them with special basic lands, some of which have never been on the client before! This might be a sign of programs like the ongoing Black is Magic will support playing on the client (which the current MOPR does not do well, as it only rewards sanctioned play, while the Black is Magic supports all forms of play on the client).  It may not be a sign as well.  Just remember, the next time you open these you're getting lands

Treasure Chests:  Rewards have been revamped, the drop rate on many cards has been increased and have added 44 new cards from the Commander sets with this sets update. 

The Timeline

This is a list of things we have been promised, or we just want to see coming back. Another good source for dates and times is the calendar and the weekly blog, while the best source for known bugs is the bug blog which appears sporadically on MTGO.com. Not listed, but important: Wizards offers either one or two online MCQs each weekend, with qualifiers for limited MCQs running the days immediately prior to the MCQ.
 
Upcoming Events
Dates
Scheduled Downtimes
Currently unknown
Constructed Leagues End
April 27th, 2022
Limited Leagues End
April 28th, 2022
Next B&R
Unknown
Crimson Vow Redemption
Ends April 6th, 2022
Neon Dynasty Redemption

Begins March 9th, 2022
Magic Online Championship Series and other events
Complete details, including schedule, rules, and which online events qualify you for which online or paper events is here. In addition, Wizards will be offering these special formats:

Ongoing - Neon Dynasty Release
 
Upcoming Events on MTGO

February 16 - Vintage Cube
March 16 -
Invasion Block Flashback Draft
March 30 -
Super Jump
April 13 -
Masters 25 Flashback Draft
April 20 -
Kamigawa Remix

Magic Online Format Challenges
These are high stakes events that happen every weekend. They cost 30 Tix / 300 play points, and last a number of rounds based on participation (assume 5-8), plus a single elimination Top 8. Details, including prize payouts, are here. Start times are:

TIME (PT) SATURDAY SUNDAY
12:00 a.m.   Vintage Challenge
2:00 a.m. Pauper Challenge  
4:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge Modern Challenge
6:00 a.m. Standard Challenge Pioneer Challenge
8:00 a.m. Modern Challenge Legacy Challenge
10:00 a.m. Vintage Challenge Pauper Challenge
2:00 p.m. Pioneer Challenge Standard Challenge
 
 



Cutting Edge Tech

This week is exciting because Neon Dynasty is on MTGO!  We're going to be looking at decks featuring the new cards that just came out yesterday though.  I'll wait until next week, after a weekend full of challenges for that!  This week though we say goodbye to the Crimson Vow formats, even though they are not changing and just adding Neon Dynasty to the card pool. 

Standard
:   I wonder if the dragon deck is going to continue it's domination of Standard. 


Historic:   Didn't have anything for Historic this week but I do think I will stop covering the format here in the article as well.  It doesn't make sense for an article covering MTGO to cover MTGA things. 

Legacy:  This is a more aggro build of Doomsday and I love it!


Modern:   Tjhis one of those decks that I fell in love with and know I will never actually get a chance to play it.  Ragavan is way to expensive for me still. 


Pauper

Pioneer:  I think the addition of Lier in this deck is perfect, as I have started to notice a bit more counter magic in the format recently.


A Second Modern List:   This looked like a unique Storm based list! 



 
Winner's Circle

The Winner's Circle is where I will recognize winners of the past events on MTGO. 

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - yamayama - Doomsday
Saturday Modern - MrCafouillette - Azorius Control
Saturday Pauper - Hamuda - Rakdos Affinity
Saturday Pioneer - MomsBasementStreams - Vampires
Saturday Standard - Cabezadebolo - Selesnya Ramp
Saturday Vintage - TeferiBokaer

Sunday Legacy - Didackith - Aggro Lands
Sunday Modern - BenjiGX - Boros Boom
Sunday Pauper - PauloCabral_Br - Mono Blue Faeries
Sunday Pioneer - Raest - Rakdos Blood
Sunday Standard - Hamuda - Mono Black Lessons
Sunday Vintage - wong4210

Other Event Winners

Legacy Super Qualifier
Vintage Super Qualifier


Card Prices
Note: all my prices come from the fine folks at MTGOTraders.com. These are retail prices, and generally the price of the lowest priced, actively traded version. (Prices for some rare promo versions are not updated when not in stock, so I skip those.) You can get these cards at MTGOTraders.com web store, or from their bots: MTGOTradersBot(#) (they have bots 1-10), CardCaddy and CardWareHouse, or sell cards to MTGOTradersBuyBot(#) (they have buybots 1-4). I have bought cards from MTGOTraders for a decade and a half now, and have never been overcharged or disappointed.
 
Standard Staples:  Neon Dynasty will be on next week!  A couple of news and a lot of subtractions in the list this week.
Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Demilich $26.95 $28.67 ($1.72) -6%
The Book of Exalted Deeds $8.29 $8.93 ($0.64) -7%
Acererak the Archlich $7.24 $7.55 ($0.31) -4%
Iymrith, Desert Doom $6.34 $6.68 ($0.34) -5%
Old Gnawbone $15.86 $16.46 ($0.60) -4%
Den of the Bugbear $32.57 $38.26 ($5.69) -15%
Lolth, Spider Queen $21.30 $24.08 ($2.78) -12%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $19.63 $22.24 ($2.61) -12%
Inferno of the Star Mounts $4.50 $4.75 ($0.25) -5%
Ranger Class $6.28 $7.49 ($1.21) -16%
Hall of the Storm Giants $41.61 $45.39 ($3.78) -8%
Xanathar, Guild Kingpin $6.25 $6.17 $0.08 1%
Treasure Vault $5.96 $4.80 $1.16 24%
Hive of the Eye Tyrant $7.96 $7.92 $0.04 1%
Lair of the Hydra $7.19 $5.95 $1.24 21%
Werewolf Pack Leader $5.34


Valki, God of Lies $5.95 $5.95 $0.00 0%
Goldspan Dragon $5.91 $6.75 ($0.84) -12%
Valkyyrie Harbinger $5.31 $5.23 $0.08 2%
Bloodthirsty Adversary $9.81 $9.66 $0.15 2%
Wrenn and Seven $28.73 $30.30 ($1.57) -5%
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned $12.21 $12.74 ($0.53) -4%
The Meathook Massacre $39.18 $37.26 $1.92 5%
Intrepid Adversary $16.47 $16.39 $0.08 0%
Memory Deluge $13.73 $14.78 ($1.05) -7%
Prismari Command $12.97 $14.33 ($1.36) -9%
Mascot Exhibition $5.27 $5.27 $0.00 0%
Chandra, Dressed to Kill $17.28 $21.83 ($4.55) -21%
Cemetery Gatekeeper $24.55 $22.51 $2.04 9%
Cemetery Illuminator $5.00 $5.70 ($0.70) -12%
Cultivator Colossus $20.05 $20.62 ($0.57) -3%
Sorin the Mirthless $30.44 $30.53 ($0.09) 0%
Skyclave Apparition $16.88 $16.87 $0.01 0%
Shatterskull Smashing $10.11 $9.62 $0.49 5%
Roiling Vortex $9.65 $9.55 $0.10 1%
Agadeem's Awakening $6.61 $6.52 $0.09 1%
Branchloft Pathway $4.34 $4.91 ($0.57) -12%
Sea Gate Restoration $7.39 $6.69 $0.70 10%
Emeria's Call $5.78 $5.68 $0.10 2%
Turntimber Symbiosis $5.57


Modern StaplesRanger-Captain of Eos is back on the list after a long time off of it! 

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $24.03 $24.62 ($0.59) -2%
Steelshaper's Gift $3.23 $4.20 ($0.97) -23%
Cavern of Souls $13.56 $13.47 $0.09 1%
Mishra's Bauble $42.92 $42.00 $0.92 2%
Aether Vial $7.39 $7.63 ($0.24) -3%
Liliana of the Veil $8.08 $7.84 $0.24 3%
Polluted Delta $11.41 $11.70 ($0.29) -2%
Wooded Foothills $6.98 $6.28 $0.70 11%
Flooded Strand $12.13 $12.98 ($0.85) -7%
Bloodstained Mire $6.37 $5.97 $0.40 7%
Windswept Heath $7.07 $7.15 ($0.08) -1%
Thoughtseize $12.14 $12.28 ($0.14) -1%
Elvish Reclaimer $8.23 $6.99 $1.24 18%
Inkmoth Nexus $5.45 $3.58 $1.87 52%
Force of Negation $49.33 $64.05 ($14.72) -23%
Wrenn and Six $69.68 $87.92 ($18.24) -21%
Prismatic Vista $11.48 $12.99 ($1.51) -12%
Sunbaked Canyon $19.84 $20.77 ($0.93) -4%
Seasoned Pyromancer $15.06 $18.46 ($3.40) -18%
Fiery Islet $6.25 $6.24 $0.01 0%
Urza, Lord High Artificer $9.22 $7.27 $1.95 27%
Force of Vigor $61.82 $56.27 $5.55 10%
Flusterstorm $14.77 $14.01 $0.76 5%
Archmage's Charm $14.89 $14.81 $0.08 1%
Silent Clearing $6.21 $6.47 ($0.26) -4%
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician $11.54 $12.60 ($1.06) -8%
Ranger-Captain of Eos $5.35


Archon of Cruelty $9.91 $8.93 $0.98 11%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $86.41 $96.73 ($10.32) -11%
Urza's Saga $62.08 $60.23 $1.85 3%
Solitude $48.91 $53.50 ($4.59) -9%
Endurance $50.81 $56.55 ($5.74) -10%
Grief $8.42 $10.83 ($2.41) -22%
Murktide Regent $25.79 $26.04 ($0.25) -1%
Sanctum Prelate $6.12 $6.24 ($0.12) -2%
Fury $21.40 $26.83 ($5.43) -20%
Esper Sentinel $10.04 $11.75 ($1.71) -15%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $5.13 $5.92 ($0.79) -13%
Tourach, Dread Cantor $4.65 $5.73 ($1.08) -19%
Chalice of the Void $15.73 $16.71 ($0.98) -6%
Surgical Extraction $13.49 $11.40 $2.09 18%
Karn Liberated $7.29 $7.19 $0.10 1%
Puresteel Paladin $5.76 $5.83 ($0.07) -1%
Torpor Orb $6.20 $7.07 ($0.87) -12%
Emrakul,the Aeons Torn $9.31 $9.05 $0.26 3%
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth $8.63 $8.25 $0.38 5%
Wurmcoil Engine $6.33 $5.99 $0.34 6%
Ensnaring Bridge $8.55 $8.16 $0.39 5%
Teferi, Time Raveler $36.25 $37.63 ($1.38) -4%
Gemstone Mine $8.38 $6.89 $1.49 22%
Jace, the Mind Sculptor $5.34 $5.31 $0.03 1%
Scalding Tarn $7.33 $7.51 ($0.18) -2%
Verdant Catacombs $3.52 $4.37 ($0.85) -19%
Misty Rainforest $5.40 $6.00 ($0.60) -10%
Arid Mesa $3.71 $2.90 $0.81 28%
Marsh Flats $1.63 $1.77 ($0.14) -8%
Eternal Staples
Eternal Format Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Hullbreacher $87.21 $69.99 $17.22 25%
Opposition Agent $24.87 $22.98 $1.89 8%
Jeweled Lotus $27.12 $29.85 ($2.73) -9%
City of Traitors $15.60 $15.30 $0.30 2%
Sphere of Resistance $5.27 $5.17 $0.10 2%
Allosaurus Shepherd $45.61 $57.87 ($12.26) -21%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $11.71 $9.12 $2.59 28%
Force of Will $65.07 $50.33 $14.74 29%
Karakas $10.60 $10.07 $0.53 5%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $18.55 $16.26 $2.29 14%
Phyrexian Dreadnought $6.25 $6.34 ($0.09) -1%
Unmask $19.94 $26.36 ($6.42) -24%
Misdirection $14.03 $13.59 $0.44 3%
Rishadan Port $9.27 $8.75 $0.52 6%
Snuff Out $19.32 $19.08 $0.24 1%
Submerge $14.10 $18.62 ($4.52) -24%
Daze $11.20 $11.00 $0.20 2%
Entomb $13.14 $12.72 $0.42 3%
Retrofitter Foundry $36.31 $38.35 ($2.04) -5%
Recruiter of the Guard $19.07 $16.47 $2.60 16%
Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow $15.53 $16.23 ($0.70) -4%
Mox Diamond $40.94 $40.26 $0.68 2%
Wasteland $39.84 $30.40 $9.44 31%
Ancient Tomb $15.64 $14.64 $1.00 7%
Lotus Petal $56.62 $45.11 $11.51 26%
Grim Monolith $8.79 $10.18 ($1.39) -14%
Meltdown $51.86 $40.93 $10.93 27%
Exploration $18.07 $18.23 ($0.16) -1%
Gaea's Cradle $20.69 $21.06 ($0.37) -2%
Carpet of Flowers $20.18 $26.51 ($6.33) -24%
Gilded Drake $9.57 $8.72 $0.85 10%
Show and Tell $9.71 $9.70 $0.01 0%
Black Lotus $18.00 $14.85 $3.15 21%
Volcanic Island $9.97 $8.43 $1.54 18%
Underground Sea $10.93 $8.45 $2.48 29%
Null Rod $7.75 $8.36 ($0.61) -7%
Doomsday $25.22 $23.65 $1.57 7%
Paradigm Shift $7.27 $7.23 $0.04 1%
Mindbreak Trap $3.94 $3.81 $0.13 3%
Pioneer Staples

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $6.55 $5.84 $0.71 12%
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria $3.69 $5.41 ($1.72) -32%
Collected Company $4.49 $5.34 ($0.85) -16%
Kolaghan's Command $6.90 $5.31 $1.59 30%
Brazen Borrower $20.67 $20.47 $0.20 1%
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King $15.26 $14.75 $0.51 3%
Bonecrusher Giant $5.32 $3.97 $1.35 34%
Arclight Phoenix $8.20 $7.58 $0.62 8%
Lurrus of the Dream Den $16.09 $18.55 ($2.46) -13%
Shark Typhoon $10.66 $12.66 ($2.00) -16%
Raugrin Triome $7.11 $10.55 ($3.44) -33%
Ketria Triome $7.74 $7.94 ($0.20) -3%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $11.88 $14.90 ($3.02) -20%
Mana Confluence $4.79 $5.75 ($0.96) -17%
Alrund's Epiphany $4.63 $4.63 $0.00 0%
Inspiring Vantage $7.05 $5.55 $1.50 27%
Spirebluff Canal $6.58 $6.19 $0.39 6%
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord $11.97 $13.37 ($1.40) -10%
Chandra, Awakened Inferno $8.26 $8.27 ($0.01) 0%
Lotus Field $11.26 $10.77 $0.49 5%
Liliana, Waker of the Dead $5.54 $5.54 $0.00 0%
Kaya, Orzhov Usurper $4.65 $4.52 $0.13 3%
Rest in Peace $7.13 $6.82 $0.31 5%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger $8.43 $7.97 $0.46 6%
Ox of Agonas $3.65 $4.18 ($0.53) -13%
Karn, the Great Creator $26.08 $27.71 ($1.63) -6%
Finale of Devastation $6.18 $6.23 ($0.05) -1%
Blast Zone $5.56 $5.46 $0.10 2%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $39.36 $42.37 ($3.01) -7%
Standard Legal Sets: This table tracks the cost of a single copy of every card in each Standard legal set, plus Treasure Chests and the current booster pack. I’ll keep tracking these because they are interesting (at least to me).  This is being kept as a small tribute to Pete!

Complete Set Price Last Week Change % Change
Forgotten Realms $266.03 $283.33 ($17.30) -6%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow $160.35 $166.54 ($6.19) -4%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow Booster Pack $2.76 $3.16 ($0.40) -13%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $190.64 $194.56 ($3.92) -2%
Kaldheim $72.14 $71.93 $0.21 0%
Strixhaven: School of Mages $65.68 $68.61 ($2.93) -4%
Treasure Chest $2.45 $2.31 $0.14 6%
Zendikar Rising $130.19 $131.85 ($1.66) -1%


The Good Stuff
The following is a list of all the non-foil, non-promo cards on MTGO that retail for more than $25 per card. These are the big ticket items in the world of MTGO.  The list is interesting, at the least. This is interesting to me because a lot of these cards have been reprinted more than once, and they are still commanding a high price. 

Black Lotus 1E Rare 218.24
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 134.98
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 121.75
Karakas UBT Mythic 113.46
Mox Jet 1E Rare 112.38
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 109.02
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 99.65
Hullbreacher CMR Rare 87.21
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 86.41
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 82.79
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 78.84
Time Walk 1E Rare 77.67
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 74.5
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 69.68
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 66.82
Force of Will MED Rare 65.07
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 62.08
Force of Vigor MH1 Rare 61.82
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 58.93
Lotus Petal TE Common 56.62
Lotus Petal TPR Uncommon 56.42
Anje's Ravager C19 Rare 56
Scalding Tarn MH2 Rare 55.78
Lotus Petal MS2 Bonus 54.98
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 53.81
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 53.09
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 52.51
Meltdown UZ Uncommon 51.86
Endurance MH2 Mythic 50.81
Force of Negation MH1 Rare 49.33
Solitude MH2 Mythic 48.91
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 47.61
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 47.53
Boseiju, Who Endures NEO Rare 46
Allosaurus Shepherd JMP Mythic 45.61
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 45.37
Edgar Markov PZ2 Mythic 44.65
Force of Will VMA Rare 44.14
Mishra's Bauble 2XM Uncommon 43.8
Mishra's Bauble IMA Uncommon 43.27
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 43.18
Force of Will EMA Mythic 43.04
Mishra's Bauble CSP Uncommon 42.92
Hall of Storm Giants AFR Rare 41.61
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 41.46
Mox Diamond ST Rare 40.94
Wasteland TE Uncommon 39.84
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 39.55
Omnath, Locus of Creation ZNR Mythic 39.36
The Meathook Massacre MID Mythic 38.94
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 37.33
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 37.15
Misty Rainforest MH2 Rare 36.93
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 36.76
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 36.66
Retrofitter Foundry PZ2 Rare 36.31
Teferi, Time Raveler WAR Rare 36.25
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 35.15
Reanimate UBT Mythic 33.79
Court of Cunning CMR Rare 33.7
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 33.59
Den of the Bugbear AFR Rare 32.57
Wasteland TPR Rare 31.82
Jeska's Will CMR Rare 31.81
Wasteland EXP Mythic 31.48
Wasteland ZNE Mythic 30.78
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 30.46
Sorin the Mirthless VOW Mythic 30.44
Polluted Delta ONS Rare 30.32
Timetwister 1E Rare 29.93
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic 29.79
Wasteland EMA Rare 29.55
Wrenn and Seven MID Mythic 29.28
Engineered Explosives UBT Mythic 29.11
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 28.49
Unmask V16 Mythic 27.86
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic 27.79
Engineered Explosives UMA Rare 27.26
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 27.19
Jeweled Lotus CMR Mythic 27.12
Flooded Strand ONS Rare 27.05
Demilich AFR Mythic 26.95
Karn, the Great Creator WAR Rare 26.08
Aether Gale C14 Rare 25.89
Murktide Regent MH2 Mythic 25.79
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 25.71
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 25.36
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 25.35
Pramikon, Sky Rampart C19 Mythic 25.29
Doomsday WL Rare 25.22
Engineered Explosives MMA Rare 25.2
The big number is the retail price of a playset (4 copies) of every card available on MTGO. Assuming you bought the least expensive versions available, the cost of owning a playset of every card on MTGO is approximately a number that I cannot figure out still. I have actually asked Pete to do this for me, because Open Office is weird, and I have no idea what I am doing, and I am pretty close to just being a dog in a labcoat.

Nevermind, ignore all of that, Pete got it done for me, because he is just the dang best. The big number this week is $31,196.  Last week it was $30,198.  Looks like a $998 dollar jump, and of course not all of is because of Neon Dynasty or new commander cards. 
 
In Closing

Prices were done on Thursday. 

It was a busy week that saw me working nearly 40 hours so far for my customer service job, and a sad one, because as much as I tried to go get my booster shot, my anxiety beat me this week.  I feel like my mental illnesses got a hold of me this week and really made me feel awful.  I was so upset about not getting it done on Wednesday.  I played a lot of Fortnite when I was not working or beating myself up. 

This series is an ongoing tribute to Erik “Hamtastic” Friborg.