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State of the Program for February 18th, 2022
 
In the News

Black is Magic Secret Lair:  If you've been logging in and playing Magic on MTGO you've already earned the promos of (Shalai, Voice of Plenty) and Cultivate.  This week is (Path of Ancestry) and next week is Ponder.  You get the Kaya, Sol Ring and Teferi as combos for each week, so make sure to get your game finished!  

Vintage Cube:  There is a huge update that Carmen Handy wrote about, and you can find the changes to the cube list here

Secret Lair:  The February Superdrop has come out, and will be available to purchase in paper when this article goes live.  We get cards with the yellow Neon Ink treatment, and the Ukiyo-e treatment.  Also tying in to Neon Dynasty is a set baded on Kaito Shizuki and one based on the Magic manga.  Yuko Shimizu has an artist spotlight, Ben Schnuck, a level one judge and Magic proxy maker made a set of lands, and five walkers get the cutest chibi takes on their cards.  The highlight of this superdrop?  Street Fighter enters the Magic world.  E. Honda has a Hundred Hand Slap for Nicol Bolas!  You can check out the lairs here, and the interview with IGN here.

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
Ends April 27th, 2022
Sealed Leagues End
Ends 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 - Innistrad Double Feature
Ongoing - Vintage Cube

February 18 - Neon Dynasty Super Qualifier
February 19 - Modern Showcase Challenge
February 20 - Pioneer Showcase Challenge
February 21 - Neon Dynasty Sealed Qualifer
 
Upcoming Events on MTGO

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

Standard: The next time there isn't a viable day one Mono Red Aggro deck in Standard will be a surprising day for me.  Reconfigure though, seems perfect for aggro decks. 


Legacy:  It appears that Kappa Cannoneer is one of the big winners for the Legacy format out of the newest Commander decks.  Of course stuff like Boseiju is going to see play, but this turtle looks to come out quick and hit super hard, shorting the clock in 8-cast decks. 


Modern:   The amount of +1/+1 counters that are passed out in this deck make it a natural place for a creature that cares about modified creatures.  Upriser Renegade may not be a format all-star, but it looked like a fun thing to test out! 


Pauper:  I swear I am not trying to steal Arctic Ghost's thunder, but he will have a sweet article out next week about this deck. 


Pioneer:  I knew Light-Paws was gonna be great here, as the card has really given this and Azorius Auras some badly needed juice.  There are come versions that are running Messenger's Speed in the main as well, to go along with the Auras. 


Vintage: The only card from Neon Dynasty that I saw getting Vintage play was Boseiju. 



 
Winner's Circle

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

A good weekend for O_danielakos! 

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - Promidnightz - Lands
Saturday Modern - Urthstrype - Grixis Death's Shadow
Saturday Pauper - Lollopollo2001 - Boros Rally
Saturday Pioneer - MJ_23 - Orzhov Auras
Saturday Standard -  O_danielakos - Izzet Control
Saturday Vintage - TeferiBokaer

Sunday Legacy - wonderPreaux - Doomsday
Sunday Modern - Thalai - Hammer Time
Sunday Pauper - Tarrasque1 - Boros Rebirth
Sunday Pioneer - Shadowz2005 - Jund Sacrifice
Sunday Standard - O_danielakos - Izzet Control
Sunday Vintage - snoopy-magic

Other Event Winners

Modern Premier -
PuntThenWhine - AmuLIT 
Pioneer Premier -
rastaf - Boros Arcanist


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 stuff is on the list, Inferno of the Star Mounts has fallen off.  Branchloft Pathway  did so as well. Hengegate Pathway came on to the list.   

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Demilich $26.68 $26.95 ($0.27) -1%
The Book of Exalted Deeds $7.15 $8.29 ($1.14) -14%
Acererak the Archlich $6.93 $7.24 ($0.31) -4%
Iymrith, Desert Doom $5.51 $6.34 ($0.83) -13%
Old Gnawbone $12.04 $15.86 ($3.82) -24%
Den of the Bugbear $27.82 $32.57 ($4.75) -15%
Lolth, Spider Queen $20.36 $21.30 ($0.94) -4%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $17.06 $19.63 ($2.57) -13%
Ranger Class $5.52 $6.28 ($0.76) -12%
Hall of the Storm Giants $32.86 $41.61 ($8.75) -21%
Xanathar, Guild Kingpin $5.83 $6.25 ($0.42) -7%
Treasure Vault $7.12 $5.96 $1.16 19%
Hive of the Eye Tyrant $7.77 $7.96 ($0.19) -2%
Lair of the Hydra $7.29 $7.19 $0.10 1%
Werewolf Pack Leader $5.33 $5.34 ($0.01) 0%
Hengegate Pathway $8.57


Valki, God of Lies $5.95 $5.95 $0.00 0%
Goldspan Dragon $4.14 $5.91 ($1.77) -30%
Valkyyrie Harbinger $4.53 $5.31 ($0.78) -15%
Bloodthirsty Adversary $9.75 $9.81 ($0.06) -1%
Wrenn and Seven $28.11 $28.73 ($0.62) -2%
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned $11.42 $12.21 ($0.79) -6%
The Meathook Massacre $43.58 $39.18 $4.40 11%
Intrepid Adversary $13.98 $16.47 ($2.49) -15%
Memory Deluge $12.61 $13.73 ($1.12) -8%
Boseiju, Who Endures $45.02


Hidetsugu Consumes All $6.33


Kairo Shizuki $10.16


March of Otherworldly Light $6.39


Otawara, Soaring City $6.84


Tezzeret, Betrayer of Flesh $8.90


The Wandering Emperor $19.70


Prismari Command $11.53 $12.97 ($1.44) -11%
Mascot Exhibition $5.09 $5.27 ($0.18) -3%
Chandra, Dressed to Kill $14.68 $17.28 ($2.60) -15%
Cemetery Gatekeeper $24.95 $24.55 $0.40 2%
Cemetery Illuminator $4.20 $5.00 ($0.80) -16%
Cultivator Colossus $19.63 $20.05 ($0.42) -2%
Sorin the Mirthless $29.86 $30.44 ($0.58) -2%
Skyclave Apparition $15.56 $16.88 ($1.32) -8%
Shatterskull Smashing $9.56 $10.11 ($0.55) -5%
Roiling Vortex $9.17 $9.65 ($0.48) -5%
Agadeem's Awakening $6.55 $6.61 ($0.06) -1%
Sea Gate Restoration $7.13 $7.39 ($0.26) -4%
Emeria's Call $5.77 $5.78 ($0.01) 0%
Turntimber Symbiosis $6.28 $5.57 $0.71 13%
Modern Staples:  Nothing exciting happened this week with Modern prices.
Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $22.89 $24.03 ($1.14) -5%
Cavern of Souls $14.96 $13.56 $1.40 10%
Mishra's Bauble $47.97 $42.92 $5.05 12%
Aether Vial $8.23 $7.39 $0.84 11%
Liliana of the Veil $6.65 $8.08 ($1.43) -18%
Polluted Delta $11.90 $11.41 $0.49 4%
Wooded Foothills $5.64 $6.98 ($1.34) -19%
Flooded Strand $9.54 $12.13 ($2.59) -21%
Bloodstained Mire $6.43 $6.37 $0.06 1%
Windswept Heath $5.79 $7.07 ($1.28) -18%
Thoughtseize $10.40 $12.14 ($1.74) -14%
Elvish Reclaimer $11.05 $8.23 $2.82 34%
Inkmoth Nexus $4.08 $5.45 ($1.37) -25%
Force of Negation $48.38 $49.33 ($0.95) -2%
Wrenn and Six $65.19 $69.68 ($4.49) -6%
Prismatic Vista $8.18 $11.48 ($3.30) -29%
Sunbaked Canyon $18.84 $19.84 ($1.00) -5%
Seasoned Pyromancer $17.09 $15.06 $2.03 13%
Fiery Islet $5.56 $6.25 ($0.69) -11%
Urza, Lord High Artificer $10.21 $9.22 $0.99 11%
Force of Vigor $57.33 $61.82 ($4.49) -7%
Flusterstorm $14.87 $14.77 $0.10 1%
Archmage's Charm $8.55 $14.89 ($6.34) -43%
Silent Clearing $6.17 $6.21 ($0.04) -1%
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician $9.40 $11.54 ($2.14) -19%
Ranger-Captain of Eos $4.73 $5.35 ($0.62) -12%
Archon of Cruelty $7.93 $9.91 ($1.98) -20%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $84.25 $86.41 ($2.16) -2%
Urza's Saga $60.49 $62.08 ($1.59) -3%
Solitude $38.55 $48.91 ($10.36) -21%
Endurance $48.52 $50.81 ($2.29) -5%
Grief $10.65 $8.42 $2.23 26%
Murktide Regent $31.99 $25.79 $6.20 24%
Sanctum Prelate $5.94 $6.12 ($0.18) -3%
Fury $22.29 $21.40 $0.89 4%
Esper Sentinel $15.81 $10.04 $5.77 57%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $5.50 $5.13 $0.37 7%
Tourach, Dread Cantor $5.07 $4.65 $0.42 9%
Chalice of the Void $13.67 $15.73 ($2.06) -13%
Surgical Extraction $12.63 $13.49 ($0.86) -6%
Karn Liberated $6.82 $7.29 ($0.47) -6%
Puresteel Paladin $6.34 $5.76 $0.58 10%
Torpor Orb $3.75 $6.20 ($2.45) -40%
Emrakul,the Aeons Torn $7.00 $9.31 ($2.31) -25%
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth $8.32 $8.63 ($0.31) -4%
Wurmcoil Engine $5.79 $6.33 ($0.54) -9%
Ensnaring Bridge $8.25 $8.55 ($0.30) -4%
Teferi, Time Raveler $31.03 $36.25 ($5.22) -14%
Gemstone Mine $9.60 $8.38 $1.22 15%
Jace, the Mind Sculptor $4.62 $5.34 ($0.72) -13%
Scalding Tarn $7.64 $7.33 $0.31 4%
Verdant Catacombs $3.32 $3.52 ($0.20) -6%
Misty Rainforest $5.11 $5.40 ($0.29) -5%
Arid Mesa $2.35 $3.71 ($1.36) -37%
Marsh Flats $1.45 $1.63 ($0.18) -11%
Eternal Staples

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Hullbreacher $78.94 $87.21 ($8.27) -9%
Opposition Agent $22.13 $24.87 ($2.74) -11%
Jeweled Lotus $31.81 $27.12 $4.69 17%
City of Traitors $15.30 $15.60 ($0.30) -2%
Sphere of Resistance $5.22 $5.27 ($0.05) -1%
Allosaurus Shepherd $42.74 $45.61 ($2.87) -6%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $11.25 $11.71 ($0.46) -4%
Force of Will $67.12 $65.07 $2.05 3%
Karakas $11.10 $10.60 $0.50 5%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $18.81 $18.55 $0.26 1%
Phyrexian Dreadnought $6.25 $6.25 $0.00 0%
Unmask $15.42 $19.94 ($4.52) -23%
Misdirection $13.74 $14.03 ($0.29) -2%
Rishadan Port $9.00 $9.27 ($0.27) -3%
Snuff Out $18.50 $19.32 ($0.82) -4%
Submerge $15.75 $14.10 $1.65 12%
Daze $12.25 $11.20 $1.05 9%
Entomb $13.45 $13.14 $0.31 2%
Retrofitter Foundry $28.96 $36.31 ($7.35) -20%
Recruiter of the Guard $16.58 $19.07 ($2.49) -13%
Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow $13.75 $15.53 ($1.78) -11%
Mox Diamond $43.22 $40.94 $2.28 6%
Wasteland $29.82 $39.84 ($10.02) -25%
Ancient Tomb $15.09 $15.64 ($0.55) -4%
Lotus Petal $42.18 $56.62 ($14.44) -26%
Grim Monolith $8.23 $8.79 ($0.56) -6%
Meltdown $34.73 $51.86 ($17.13) -33%
Exploration $18.66 $18.07 $0.59 3%
Gaea's Cradle $21.81 $20.69 $1.12 5%
Carpet of Flowers $20.87 $20.18 $0.69 3%
Gilded Drake $9.18 $9.57 ($0.39) -4%
Show and Tell $7.38 $9.71 ($2.33) -24%
Black Lotus $12.03 $18.00 ($5.97) -33%
Volcanic Island $7.56 $9.97 ($2.41) -24%
Underground Sea $7.93 $10.93 ($3.00) -27%
Null Rod $7.86 $7.75 $0.11 1%
Doomsday $25.57 $25.22 $0.35 1%
Paradigm Shift $7.14 $7.27 ($0.13) -2%
Mindbreak Trap $3.18 $3.94 ($0.76) -19%
Pioneer StaplesMana Confluence is off the list this week. Alrund's Epiphany also came off. Kaya, Orzhov Usurper is gone as well.  Further cleaning up removed Ox of Agonas

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $5.74 $6.55 ($0.81) -12%
Kolaghan's Command $4.18 $6.90 ($2.72) -39%
Brazen Borrower $21.07 $20.67 $0.40 2%
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King $14.42 $15.26 ($0.84) -6%
Bonecrusher Giant $4.05 $5.32 ($1.27) -24%
Arclight Phoenix $6.68 $8.20 ($1.52) -19%
Lurrus of the Dream Den $14.29 $16.09 ($1.80) -11%
Shark Typhoon $9.51 $10.66 ($1.15) -11%
Raugrin Triome $5.38 $7.11 ($1.73) -24%
Ketria Triome $7.86 $7.74 $0.12 2%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $8.91 $11.88 ($2.97) -25%
Inspiring Vantage $5.31 $7.05 ($1.74) -25%
Spirebluff Canal $5.42 $6.58 ($1.16) -18%
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord $10.17 $11.97 ($1.80) -15%
Chandra, Awakened Inferno $7.26 $8.26 ($1.00) -12%
Lotus Field $9.69 $11.26 ($1.57) -14%
Liliana, Waker of the Dead $5.62 $5.54 $0.08 1%
Rest in Peace $5.21 $7.13 ($1.92) -27%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger $6.87 $8.43 ($1.56) -19%
Karn, the Great Creator $20.16 $26.08 ($5.92) -23%
Finale of Devastation $6.15 $6.18 ($0.03) 0%
Blast Zone $3.93 $5.56 ($1.63) -29%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $37.04 $39.36 ($2.32) -6%
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 $241.39 $266.03 ($24.64) -9%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow $151.65 $160.35 ($8.70) -5%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow Booster Pack $2.66 $2.76 ($0.10) -4%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $185.36 $190.64 ($5.28) -3%
Kaldheim $71.59 $72.14 ($0.55) -1%
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty $160.91


Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Booster $3.19


Strixhaven: School of Mages $63.15 $65.68 ($2.53) -4%
Treasure Chest $2.45 $2.45 $0.00 0%
Zendikar Rising $125.49 $130.19 ($4.70) -4%


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 224.26
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 129.43
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 121.75
Mox Jet 1E Rare 117.3
Karakas UBT Mythic 113.46
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 109.02
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 101.4
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 90.36
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 84.25
Time Walk 1E Rare 80.48
Hullbreacher CMR Rare 78.94
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 78.84
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 76.3
Force of Will MED Rare 67.12
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 66.82
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 65.19
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 60.49
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 58.93
Force of Vigor MH1 Rare 57.33
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 57.22
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 56.78
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 52.51
Scalding Tarn MH2 Rare 51.75
Mishra's Bauble IMA Uncommon 48.8
Endurance MH2 Mythic 48.52
Force of Negation MH1 Rare 48.38
Mishra's Bauble CSP Uncommon 47.97
Mishra's Bauble 2XM Uncommon 47.65
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 47.61
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 47.53
Lotus Petal TPR Uncommon 47.19
Boseiju, Who Endures NEO Rare 46.88
Anje's Ravager C19 Rare 45.71
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 45.37
Edgar Markov PZ2 Mythic 43.62
The Meathook Massacre MID Mythic 43.58
Mox Diamond ST Rare 43.22
Lotus Petal MS2 Bonus 42.83
Allosaurus Shepherd JMP Mythic 42.74
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 42.74
Lotus Petal TE Common 42.18
Force of Will VMA Rare 41.4
Force of Will EMA Mythic 40.75
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 40.27
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 39.55
Solitude MH2 Mythic 38.55
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 37.47
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 37.15
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 37.05
Omnath, Locus of Creation ZNR Mythic 37.04
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 36.4
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 35.78
Misty Rainforest MH2 Rare 35.66
Meltdown UZ Uncommon 34.73
Reanimate UBT Mythic 33.79
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 33.59
Wasteland EMA Rare 33
Hall of Storm Giants AFR Rare 32.86
Murktide Regent MH2 Mythic 31.99
Wasteland TPR Rare 31.82
Jeweled Lotus CMR Mythic 31.81
Wasteland ZNE Mythic 31.35
Teferi, Time Raveler WAR Rare 31.03
Timetwister 1E Rare 31.01
Court of Cunning CMR Rare 30.58
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 30.46
Sorin the Mirthless VOW Mythic 29.86
Wasteland TE Uncommon 29.82
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic 29.79
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 29.78
Engineered Explosives UBT Mythic 29.11
Retrofitter Foundry PZ2 Rare 28.96
Wasteland EXP Mythic 28.84
Wrenn and Seven MID Mythic 28.11
Den of the Bugbear AFR Rare 27.82
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic 27.79
Jeska's Will CMR Rare 27.35
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 27.19
Unmask V16 Mythic 27.1
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 26.9
Demilich AFR Mythic 26.68
Aether Gale C14 Rare 26.63
Engineered Explosives UMA Rare 26.62
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 26.61
Polluted Delta ONS Rare 25.78
Doomsday WL Rare 25.57
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 25.35
Pramikon, Sky Rampart C19 Mythic 25.29
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 $29,690.  Last week it was $31,196.  Neon Dynasty and the new stuff added to the client seem to have calmed down a lot.  This is a loss of $1,506.
 
In Closing

Prices were done Thursday.

I worked fifty hours at one job and twenty hours at another job this week.  I was to busy to do anything else. 


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