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

The Brothers' War:  Magic Online Edition:  The Brothers' War comes to MTGO next Tuesday, but the downtime for it is this week.  Treasure Chest contents WILL NOT update until the 15th, so don't buy a ton and crack them looking for the new Commander stuff until then.  In addition to the new set, the Store is getting a facelift.  Best of One draft queues are coming back, this time for three weeks.  With each new set comes new avatars, which you can see here.

Transformers:  On MTGO these cards will be sold as a bundle for 24.99. You'll get all 15, and the Bundle will only be available until Phyrexia: All Will Be One. 

Prelims Changes:  Standard, Pauper and Vintage have been underperforming, and are being replaced by Modern, Pioneer and Limited.  Vintage keeps one Prelim. 

Treasure Chests:  400 changes are happening to treasure chests, and 40 cards from past Commander sets are coming.  The highlights are Black Market Connection, White Plume Adventurer, Delayed Blast Fireball, and Midnight Pathlighter.  You can see the changes here.  Remember these do not go in to effect until the 15th. 
 

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
Unknown
Constructed Leagues End
Ends November 16, 2022
Sealed Leagues End
Ends November 17, 2022
Next B&R
Unknown
Dominaria United Redemption
November 29, 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 -  Throne of Eldraine

November 12 - Pauper Super Qualifier
November 13 - Vintage Super Qualifier

November 4 - Scars of Mirrodin Block Flashback
December 7 - Supreme Pioneer Chaos Draft
December 14 - Ixalan Block Flashback
December 21 - Vintage Cube
January 25 - A draft format

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
1:00 a.m 32 Player Limited Challenge 32 Player Limited 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
12:00 p.m. Limited Challenge Limited Challenge
2:00 p.m. Pioneer Challenge Standard Challenge

 

Cutting Edge Tech

No decks this week.  The tool we use isn't set up for The Brothers' War yet and with the new set so close to coming in we might take next week off here as well. 


 
Winner's Circle

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

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - Dein_Freund_der_Baum - Naya Depths
Saturday Modern - FATTOCATTO - 4 Color Creativity
Saturday Pauper - mlovbo - CawGate
Saturday Pioneer - _VFS_ - Azorius Control
Saturday Standard - Showcase Challenge
Saturday Vintage - Diem4x

Sunday Legacy - Showcase Challenge
Sunday Modern - HappySandwich - HammerTime
Sunday Pauper - lampalot - CawGate
Sunday Pioneer - kanister - Izzet Phoenix
Sunday Standard - Arianne - Grixis Midrange
Sunday Vintage - desolutionist

Other Event Winners

Standard Showcase Challenge
Legacy Showcase Challenge


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: Serra Paragon and Soul of Windgrace came off the list. 

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Leyline Binding $27.34 $25.03 $2.31 9%
Liliana of the Veil $7.14 $6.23 $0.91 15%
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse $46.70 $54.97 -$8.27 -15%
Memory Deluge $8.92 $9.10 -$0.18 -2%
Haunted Ridge $21.93 $21.98 -$0.05 0%
Graveyard Trespasser $8.23 $7.63 $0.60 8%
Brutal Cathar $11.49 $12.23 -$0.74 -6%
Deserted Beach $7.70 $8.60 -$0.90 -10%
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset $9.01 $9.18 -$0.17 -2%
Adeline, Resplendent Cathar $9.56 $9.47 $0.09 1%
Shipwreck Marsh $5.18 $5.08 $0.10 2%
Boseiju, Who Endures $57.22 $54.19 $3.03 6%
Otawara, Soaring City $15.27 $15.11 $0.16 1%
The Wandering Emperor $20.86 $21.94 -$1.08 -5%
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker $58.99 $62.69 -$3.70 -6%
March of Otherworldly Light $5.73 $7.01 -$1.28 -18%
Hidetsugu Consumes All $12.69 $11.56 $1.13 10%
Diabolic Intent $10.04 $8.10 $1.94 24%
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary $10.83 $11.60 -$0.77 -7%
Ledger Shredder $25.64 $23.51 $2.13 9%
Unlicensed Hearse $37.32 $39.30 -$1.98 -5%
Titan of Industry $5.78 $6.93 -$1.15 -17%
Raffine, Scheming Seer $7.12 $8.20 -$1.08 -13%
Wedding Announcement $7.25 $10.75 -$3.50 -33%
Stormcarved Coast $8.17 $8.15 $0.02 0%
Chandra, Dressed to Kill $6.63 $6.58 $0.05 1%
Sorin the Mirthless $6.75 $7.17 -$0.42 -6%
Hopeful Initiate $4.75 $5.95 -$1.20 -20%
Hallowed Haunting $5.17 $5.80 -$0.63 -11%
Modern StaplesMagus of the Moon came off the list.  Gemstone Mine is also gone. 

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $13.34 $13.05 $0.29 2%
Grinding Station $3.86 $5.68 -$1.82 -32%
Cavern of Souls $7.45 $7.34 $0.11 1%
Mishra's Bauble $17.38 $17.75 -$0.37 -2%
Polluted Delta $7.94 $6.55 $1.39 21%
Wooded Foothills $5.34 $5.31 $0.03 1%
Flooded Strand $9.33 $7.68 $1.65 21%
Bloodstained Mire $4.87 $5.22 -$0.35 -7%
Windswept Heath $5.03 $4.31 $0.72 17%
Thoughtseize $5.83 $6.45 -$0.62 -10%
Force of Negation $12.90 $14.40 -$1.50 -10%
Wrenn and Six $34.64 $32.93 $1.71 5%
Sunbaked Canyon $11.25 $11.68 -$0.43 -4%
Seasoned Pyromancer $7.39 $7.63 -$0.24 -3%
Force of Vigor $20.41 $24.75 -$4.34 -18%
Flusterstorm $29.31 $25.68 $3.63 14%
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician $12.33 $12.70 -$0.37 -3%
Archon of Cruelty $14.26 $15.15 -$0.89 -6%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $32.68 $39.90 -$7.22 -18%
Urza's Saga $49.99 $50.99 -$1.00 -2%
Solitude $26.76 $27.41 -$0.65 -2%
Endurance $37.22 $37.34 -$0.12 0%
Grief $9.42 $10.92 -$1.50 -14%
Murktide Regent $16.59 $15.64 $0.95 6%
Fury $40.38 $35.66 $4.72 13%
Esper Sentinel $7.55 $6.71 $0.84 13%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $6.97 $6.21 $0.76 12%
Tourach, Dread Cantor $8.15 $8.33 -$0.18 -2%
Subtlety $12.69 $13.57 -$0.88 -6%
Chalice of the Void $20.01 $21.25 -$1.24 -6%
Ensnaring Bridge $7.11 $6.77 $0.34 5%
Teferi, Time Raveler $21.78 $19.10 $2.68 14%
Scalding Tarn $5.10 $4.81 $0.29 6%
Verdant Catacombs $2.09 $1.92 $0.17 9%
Misty Rainforest $4.28 $4.29 -$0.01 0%
Arid Mesa $2.91 $2.31 $0.60 26%
Marsh Flats $1.06 $1.06 $0.00 0%
Eternal StaplesAllosaurus Shepherd came off the list.

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes $10.58 $10.64 ($0.06) -1%
Hullbreacher $17.11 $19.27 ($2.16) -11%
Opposition Agent $50.35 $44.69 $5.66 13%
Jeweled Lotus $15.31 $15.31 $0.00 0%
Jeska's Will $30.32 $29.51 $0.81 3%
City of Traitors $14.55 $14.23 $0.32 2%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $20.09 $20.42 ($0.33) -2%
Helm of Obedience $16.23 $16.97 ($0.74) -4%
Force of Will $52.86 $50.83 $2.03 4%
Karakas $7.40 $8.05 ($0.65) -8%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $7.85 $7.91 ($0.06) -1%
Phyrexian Dreadnought $6.53 $6.63 ($0.10) -2%
Enlightened Tutor $6.03 $6.11 ($0.08) -1%
Unmask $18.34 $17.96 $0.38 2%
Misdirection $13.23 $13.26 ($0.03) 0%
Rishadan Port $9.90 $9.90 $0.00 0%
Snuff Out $21.19 $23.03 ($1.84) -8%
Submerge $10.58 $8.98 $1.60 18%
Daze $9.64 $9.74 ($0.10) -1%
Entomb $8.31 $8.55 ($0.24) -3%
Recruiter of the Guard $5.11 $5.07 $0.04 1%
Mox Diamond $26.84 $27.43 ($0.59) -2%
Wasteland $24.17 $21.57 $2.60 12%
Ancient Tomb $19.17 $17.25 $1.92 11%
Lotus Petal $19.92 $20.33 ($0.41) -2%
Grindstone $6.42 $5.76 $0.66 11%
Grim Monolith $11.30 $10.07 $1.23 12%
Goblin Welder $5.67 $5.50 $0.17 3%
Meltdown $35.89 $30.49 $5.40 18%
Exploration $8.38 $7.98 $0.40 5%
Gaea's Cradle $28.38 $28.38 $0.00 0%
Carpet of Flowers $12.64 $17.92 ($5.28) -29%
Gilded Drake $5.96 $5.58 $0.38 7%
Show and Tell $10.09 $10.15 ($0.06) -1%
Black Lotus $13.32 $13.39 ($0.07) -1%
Volcanic Island $12.82 $10.17 $2.65 26%
Underground Sea $8.13 $7.86 $0.27 3%
Null Rod $7.52 $7.99 ($0.47) -6%
Doomsday $18.77 $18.58 $0.19 1%
Paradigm Shift $12.30 $12.46 ($0.16) -1%
Pioneer StaplesWish fell off the list. Lair of the Hydra is on the list, which is weird, because I was so sure it was on the list already!  Ketria Triome and Indatha Triome cycled out (yeah, I used that joke recently, I am a one trick pony).  Mana Confluence dried up. Blightstep Pathway is gone. Rest in Peace is off the list.   Finale of Devastation left, no encore. 

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Den of the Bugbear $17.96 $21.08 -$3.12 -14.80%
Hall of the Storm Giants $8.45 $6.70 $1.75 26.12%
Hive of the Eye Tyrant $5.44 $5.38 $0.06 1.12%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $9.58 $9.57 $0.01 0.10%
Treasure Vault $9.87 $8.91 $0.96 10.77%
Lair of the Hydra $26.48


Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $5.95 $6.83 -$0.88 -12.88%
Collected Company $6.99 $5.23 $1.76 33.65%
Brazen Borrower $20.14 $17.74 $2.40 13.53%
Bonecrusher Giant $6.47 $13.58 -$7.11 -52.36%
Arclight Phoenix $10.54 $7.94 $2.60 32.75%
Shark Typhoon $5.65 $5.48 $0.17 3.10%
Raugrin Triome $10.41 $5.17 $5.24 101.35%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $5.42 $6.75 -$1.33 -19.70%
Orvar, the All-Form $27.60 $24.66 $2.94 11.92%
Esika's Chariot $8.94 $11.74 -$2.80 -23.85%
Spirebluff Canal $8.71 $6.11 $2.60 42.55%
Cavalier of Thorns $30.30 $29.05 $1.25 4.30%
Leyline of the Void $10.12 $8.17 $1.95 23.87%
Necromentia $6.33 $6.87 -$0.54 -7.86%
The Meathook Massacre $18.61 $19.51 -$0.90 -4.61%
Day's Undoing $5.85 $7.49 -$1.64 -21.90%
Prismari Command $5.05 $6.62 -$1.57 -23.72%
Witherbloom Command $6.56 $6.74 -$0.18 -2.67%
Ox of Agonas $4.19 $5.19 -$1.00 -19.27%
Karn, the Great Creator $34.58 $34.15 $0.43 1.26%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $25.06 $19.99 $5.07 25.36%
Skyclave Apparition $9.80 $8.75 $1.05 12.00%
Roiling Vortex $13.01 $12.77 $0.24 1.88%
Agadeem's Awakening $6.57 $6.96 -$0.39 -5.60%
Sea Gate Restoration $6.78 $6.28 $0.50 7.96%
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 Time Change % Change
Dominaria United $112.60 $115.84 ($3.24) -3%
Dominaria United Booster $2.37 $2.49 ($0.12) -5%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow $81.45 $87.39 ($5.94) -7%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $168.02 $171.33 ($3.31) -2%
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty $195.51 $196.93 ($1.42) -1%
Streets of New Capenna $120.78 $127.01 ($6.23) -5%
Treasure Chest $2.38 $2.35 $0.03 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 256.86
Mox Jet 1E Rare 125.16
Karakas UBT Mythic 119.96
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 118.14
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 116.44
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 111.26
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 101.04
Time Walk 1E Rare 84.8
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 84.5
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 74.45
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 73.28
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 66.89
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 62.9
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 61.98
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 60.52
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 60.05
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker NEO Rare 58.99
Boseiju, Who Endures NEO Rare 57.22
Aether Gale C14 Rare 54.81
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 53.6
Force of Will MED Rare 52.86
Wasteland ZNE Mythic 50.4
Opposition Agent CMR Rare 50.35
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 49.99
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 49.2
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 47.49
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse DMU Mythic 46.7
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 43.06
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 43.01
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 42.78
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 41.5
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 40.84
Fury MH2 Mythic 40.38
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 38.55
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 37.33
Unlicensed Hearse SNC Rare 37.32
Endurance MH2 Mythic 37.22
Meltdown UZ Uncommon 35.89
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 34.64
Karn, the Great Creator WAR Rare 34.58
Wrenn and Six 2X2 Mythic 33.81
Reanimate UBT Mythic 32.75
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 32.68
Timetwister 1E Rare 32.42
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 32.2
Force of Will EMA Mythic 31.35
Cleansing Screech PZ2 Common 31.25
Flusterstorm CMD Rare 31.17
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 31.01
Flusterstorm VMA Rare 30.84
Flusterstorm IMA Rare 30.48
Flusterstorm PZ1 Rare 30.35
Pramikon, Sky Rampart C19 Mythic 30.34
Jeska's Will CMR Rare 30.32
Cavalier of Thorns M20 Mythic 30.3
Force of Will VMA Rare 30.2
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 29.62
Flusterstorm MH1 Rare 29.31
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon MS4 Mythic 28.41
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 28.39
Gaea's Cradle UZ Rare 28.38
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 27.83
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 27.67
Orvar, the All-Form KHM Mythic 27.6
Scalding Tarn ZNE Mythic 27.44
Leyline Binding DMU Rare 27.34
Mox Diamond ST Rare 26.84
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 26.79
Solitude MH2 Mythic 26.76
Life from the Loam UBT Mythic 26.63
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre UBT Mythic 26.6
Lair of the Hydra AFR Rare 26.48
Ancient Tomb ZNE Mythic 26.43
Ledger Shredder SNC Rare 25.64
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic 25.34
Omnath, Locus of Creation ZNR Mythic 25.06
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 25.04
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.

 
In Closing


Spellslingers updated with a new set on Thursday.  That's what I have been doing since. 

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