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State of the Program for September 9th, 2022
 
In the News

Slow week, go play MTGO!  

Honestly this has been one of the most smooth product releases and weeks I can remember,  check out the WotC news article here for changes made for cards on the client.  Daybreak is doing a better job than I thought they would be doing!
 

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
October 18, 2022
Constructed Leagues End
Ends November 16, 2022
Sealed Leagues End
Ends November 17, 2022
Next B&R
Unknown
New Capenna Redemption
Ends October 12, 2022
Dominaria United Redemption

September 28th
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:

September 14 - Time Spiral Remaster Flashback
September 21 - Mirrodin Darksteel Flashback
September 28 - Modern Cube
October 12 - Unknown Format
October 19 - Chaos Draft
October 26 - Carmen Handy's Magic 30 Cube
November 2 - Innistrad Flashback

September 10 and 11 - Limited Super Qualifier

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

Standard: Since the rotation happened, it appears that the big winner of Standard, so far, is Liliana of the Veil.  A very powerful reprint in the new format hasn't taken over it so far, but it has established itself in the decks to beat of the format. Check out a typical Rakdos list: 


Legacy: Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes while not part of Dominaria United were added to the client with that set, and the new card is doing work in Legacy, you can see their most popular deck below!


Modern: In a format with fetchlands, triomes and shocklands, one should not be surprised by the impact of Leyline Binding on the format. 


Pauper:  Sure a couple of cards from Dominaria United have seen play, but new cards from Baldur's Gate have hit the format, and initiative has been huge for decks. 


Pioneer:  Liliana and Leyline Binding have both been huge for the format.



 
Winner's Circle

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

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - Ozymandias17 - Izzet Murktide
Saturday Modern - PlaytoNguyen - Goblins
Saturday Pauper - Villela - Affinity
Saturday Pioneer - Kaies - Rakdos Midrange
Saturday Standard -  Mogged - Mono Black Control
Saturday Vintage - Lord_Beerus

Sunday Legacy - wiky - Azorius Control
Sunday Modern - Xerk - Golgari Counters
Sunday Pauper - Beicodegeia - Dimir Initiative
Sunday Pioneer - Oscar_Franco - Azorius Control
Sunday Standard - unagieel - Esper Midrange
Sunday Vintage - moon11

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: March of Otherworldly Light came off the list.  The bigger story is all the new stuff that came on to the list! 
 

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Leyline Binding $29.05


Liliana of the Veil $28.64


Sheoldred, the Apocalypse $24.17


Serra Paragon $20.92


Jaya, Fiery Negotiator $9.56


Leaf-Crowned Visionary $8.94


Rundvelt Hordemaster $5.28


The Meathook Massacre $22.43 $16.34 $6.09 37%
Memory Deluge $9.68 $11.10 -$1.42 -13%
Haunted Ridge $14.72 $15.80 -$1.08 -7%
Graveyard Trespasser $24.63 $33.69 -$9.06 -27%
Brutal Cathar $9.95 $10.56 -$0.61 -6%
Deserted Beach $8.72 $8.77 -$0.05 -1%
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset $6.54 $6.33 $0.21 3%
Adeline, Resplendent Cathar $7.09 $9.94 -$2.85 -29%
Boseiju, Who Endures $46.46 $54.59 -$8.13 -15%
Otawara, Soaring City $11.91 $12.65 -$0.74 -6%
The Wandering Emperor $37.53 $40.59 -$3.06 -8%
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker $34.45 $36.59 -$2.14 -6%
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary $17.22 $20.36 -$3.14 -15%
Ledger Shredder $29.37 $25.09 $4.28 17%
Unlicensed Hearse $29.61 $29.37 $0.24 1%
Titan of Industry $5.00


Cultivator Colossus $8.33 $9.01 -$0.68 -8%
Stormcarved Coast $6.17 $7.70 -$1.53 -20%
Chandra, Dressed to Kill $6.46


Sorin the Mirthless $6.31 $6.30 $0.01 0%

Modern Staples:  Nothing happened this week! 
 

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $13.64 $14.49 -$0.85 -6%
Steelshaper's Gift $6.77 $7.05 -$0.28 -4%
Cavern of Souls $14.00 $10.43 $3.57 34%
Mishra's Bauble $17.85 $17.78 $0.07 0%
Aether Vial $5.31 $5.34 -$0.03 -1%
Magus of the Moon $8.28 $8.43 -$0.15 -2%
Polluted Delta $8.31 $8.21 $0.10 1%
Wooded Foothills $5.02 $5.35 -$0.33 -6%
Flooded Strand $8.25 $7.70 $0.55 7%
Bloodstained Mire $5.72 $5.67 $0.05 1%
Windswept Heath $5.27 $5.00 $0.27 5%
Thoughtseize $9.77 $9.60 $0.17 2%
Force of Negation $19.39 $20.43 -$1.04 -5%
Wrenn and Six $43.75 $39.88 $3.87 10%
Sunbaked Canyon $11.74 $15.16 -$3.42 -23%
Seasoned Pyromancer $9.43 $11.17 -$1.74 -16%
Force of Vigor $24.19 $33.23 -$9.04 -27%
Flusterstorm $27.76 $28.04 -$0.28 -1%
Archmage's Charm $4.50 $6.28 -$1.78 -28%
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician $8.00 $7.13 $0.87 12%
Archon of Cruelty $13.22 $12.38 $0.84 7%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $34.17 $36.23 -$2.06 -6%
Urza's Saga $46.75 $51.25 -$4.50 -9%
Solitude $31.75 $35.31 -$3.56 -10%
Endurance $62.95 $61.92 $1.03 2%
Grief $16.21 $18.39 -$2.18 -12%
Murktide Regent $15.86 $18.38 -$2.52 -14%
Fury $31.60 $29.14 $2.46 8%
Esper Sentinel $6.75 $7.20 -$0.45 -6%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $6.17 $7.84 -$1.67 -21%
Tourach, Dread Cantor $8.63 $4.33 $4.30 99%
Subtlety $16.74 $15.92 $0.82 5%
Chalice of the Void $21.69 $22.18 -$0.49 -2%
Puresteel Paladin $5.22 $5.80 -$0.58 -10%
Ensnaring Bridge $6.49 $6.53 -$0.04 -1%
Teferi, Time Raveler $22.45 $24.84 -$2.39 -10%
Gemstone Mine $6.74 $6.27 $0.47 7%
Scalding Tarn $5.88 $5.77 $0.11 2%
Verdant Catacombs $2.46 $2.43 $0.03 1%
Misty Rainforest $4.63 $5.49 -$0.86 -16%
Arid Mesa $3.19 $2.65 $0.54 20%
Marsh Flats $1.54 $1.33 $0.21 16%

Eternal StaplesMinsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes are on the list because they are a Legacy staple now!  You did look at the list right?  Sphere of Resistance came off the list. 
 

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes $41.80


Displacer Kitten $15.62 $19.78 ($4.16) -21%
Hullbreacher $16.75 $17.16 ($0.41) -2%
Opposition Agent $30.38 $29.51 $0.87 3%
Jeweled Lotus $26.22 $16.93 $9.29 55%
City of Traitors $14.39 $13.88 $0.51 4%
Allosaurus Shepherd $7.41 $8.20 ($0.79) -10%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $28.00 $28.39 ($0.39) -1%
Helm of Obedience $18.74 $18.50 $0.24 1%
Force of Will $43.54 $43.99 ($0.45) -1%
Karakas $8.83 $7.91 $0.92 12%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $12.29 $12.57 ($0.28) -2%
Phyrexian Dreadnought $6.39 $6.47 ($0.08) -1%
Enlightened Tutor $7.64 $7.20 $0.44 6%
Unmask $13.75 $14.45 ($0.70) -5%
Misdirection $13.38 $13.38 $0.00 0%
Rishadan Port $11.09 $10.90 $0.19 2%
Snuff Out $15.51 $15.25 $0.26 2%
Submerge $8.57 $8.34 $0.23 3%
Daze $6.21 $6.50 ($0.29) -4%
Entomb $6.53 $6.50 $0.03 0%
Recruiter of the Guard $12.10 $12.56 ($0.46) -4%
Mox Opal $4.74 $5.06 ($0.32) -6%
Mox Diamond $30.09 $30.61 ($0.52) -2%
Wasteland $24.58 $21.92 $2.66 12%
Ancient Tomb $18.99 $19.47 ($0.48) -2%
Lotus Petal $27.68 $29.54 ($1.86) -6%
Grindstone $8.16 $8.07 $0.09 1%
Grim Monolith $9.62 $10.23 ($0.61) -6%
Goblin Welder $6.54 $6.74 ($0.20) -3%
Meltdown $39.51 $36.21 $3.30 9%
Exploration $10.53 $11.87 ($1.34) -11%
Gaea's Cradle $26.32 $25.93 $0.39 2%
Carpet of Flowers $18.36 $16.90 $1.46 9%
Gilded Drake $10.50 $11.82 ($1.32) -11%
Show and Tell $8.36 $8.36 $0.00 0%
Black Lotus $11.16 $10.52 $0.64 6%
Volcanic Island $9.97 $9.06 $0.91 10%
Underground Sea $8.03 $7.48 $0.55 7%
Null Rod $10.06 $10.06 $0.00 0%
Doomsday $18.31 $18.42 ($0.11) -1%
Paradigm Shift $10.87 $11.00 ($0.13) -1%

Pioneer StaplesLair of the Hydra is off of the list. Fiend Artisan is as well.  Elvish Warmaster is new to the list.
 

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Den of the Bugbear $20.93 $26.51 -$5.58 -21.05%
Hall of the Storm Giants $12.34 $13.61 -$1.27 -9.33%
Hive of the Eye Tyrant $5.06 $7.76 -$2.70 -34.79%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $9.88 $10.33 -$0.45 -4.36%
Wish $5.76 $5.93 -$0.17 -2.87%
Collected Company $9.45 $7.32 $2.13 29.10%
Brazen Borrower $27.29 $33.23 -$5.94 -17.88%
Bonecrusher Giant $6.81 $8.88 -$2.07 -23.31%
Castle Locthwain $4.30 $6.17 -$1.87 -30.31%
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King $6.53 $7.86 -$1.33 -16.92%
Emrakul, the Promised End $5.19 $5.73 -$0.54 -9.42%
Arclight Phoenix $5.32 $5.93 -$0.61 -10.29%
Shark Typhoon $7.16 $8.59 -$1.43 -16.65%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $7.69 $7.36 $0.33 4.48%
Mana Confluence $5.02 $4.70 $0.32 6.81%
Blightstep Pathway $9.15 $10.64 -$1.49 -14.00%
Hengegate Pathway $11.82 $13.78 -$1.96 -14.22%
Darkbore Pathway $8.92 $10.48 -$1.56 -14.89%
Elvish Warmaster $5.51


Faceless Haven $4.54 $5.06 -$0.52 -10.28%
Spirebluff Canal $8.54 $10.11 -$1.57 -15.53%
Lotus Field $4.33 $4.29 $0.04 0.93%
Chandra, Awakened Inferno $6.18 $6.32 -$0.14 -2.22%
Cavalier of Thorns $30.44 $36.92 -$6.48 -17.55%
Leyline of the Void $8.29 $6.33 $1.96 30.96%
Day's Undoing $5.91 $5.41 $0.50 9.24%
Rest in Peace $4.89 $4.37 $0.52 11.90%
Prismari Command $7.93 $7.97 -$0.04 -0.50%
Witherbloom Command $12.60 $14.70 -$2.10 -14.29%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger $5.72 $5.69 $0.03 0.53%
Karn, the Great Creator $29.06 $34.33 -$5.27 -15.35%
Finale of Devastation $7.56 $8.01 -$0.45 -5.62%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $27.67 $28.62 -$0.95 -3.32%
Skyclave Apparition $5.59 $6.33 -$0.74 -11.69%
Shatterskull Smashing $10.46 $10.84 -$0.38 -3.51%
Roiling Vortex $9.26 $11.64 -$2.38 -20.45%
Agadeem's Awakening $6.42 $6.36 $0.06 0.94%
Turntimber Symbiosis $6.55 $6.68 -$0.13 -1.95%
Riverglide Pathway $4.33 $5.46 -$1.13 -20.70%
Sea Gate Restoration $8.38 $7.43 $0.95 12.79%

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 $173.97 $224.17 ($50.20) -22%
Dominaria United Booster $3.19 $3.30 ($0.11) -3%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow $74.39 $80.29 ($5.90) -7%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $160.14 $173.50 ($13.36) -8%
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty $154.96 $168.81 ($13.85) -8%
Streets of New Capenna $117.37 $114.14 $3.23 3%
Treasure Chest $2.47 $2.52 ($0.05) -2%

 

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 261.8
Mox Jet 1E Rare 128.9
Karakas UBT Mythic 118.15
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 114.71
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 114.18
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 113.6
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 101.04
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 86.38
Time Walk 1E Rare 84.85
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 74.43
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 71.07
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 65.77
Endurance MH2 Mythic 62.95
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 62.77
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 62.25
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 57.71
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 57.37
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 53.94
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 53.53
Wasteland ZNE Mythic 52.93
Aether Gale C14 Rare 48.29
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 46.75
Boseiju, Who Endures NEO Rare 46.46
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 45.21
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 43.75
Force of Will MED Rare 43.54
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 43.01
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 42.89
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 42.74
Wrenn and Six 2X2 Mythic 41.94
Minsc , Boo, Timeless Heroes CLB Mythic 41.8
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 41.5
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 41.13
Meltdown UZ Uncommon 39.51
Jeska's Will CMR Rare 38.99
The Wandering Emperor NEO Mythic 37.53
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 35.28
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker NEO Rare 34.45
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 34.26
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 34.17
Ancient Copper Dragon CLB Mythic 34.04
Flusterstorm CMD Rare 33.97
Timetwister 1E Rare 33.2
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 33.11
Reanimate UBT Mythic 32.28
Force of Will EMA Mythic 32.06
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 31.77
Solitude MH2 Mythic 31.75
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 31.68
Fury MH2 Mythic 31.6
Chalice of the Void TSR Bonus 31.29
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 30.46
Cavalier of Thorns M20 Mythic 30.44
Opposition Agent CMR Rare 30.38
Liliana of the Veil UMA Mythic 30.34
Mox Diamond ST Rare 30.09
Cleansing Screech PZ2 Common 29.81
Unlicensed Hearse SNC Rare 29.61
Pramikon, Sky Rampart C19 Mythic 29.53
Lotus Petal MS2 Bonus 29.52
Ledger Shredder SNC Rare 29.37
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 29.17
Karn, the Great Creator WAR Rare 29.06
Leyline Binding DMU Rare 29.05
Scalding Tarn ZNE Mythic 29.03
Liliana of the Veil MM3 Mythic 28.94
Liliana of the Veil DMU Mythic 28.64
Flusterstorm PZ1 Rare 28.36
Liliana of the Veil ISD Mythic 28.35
Flusterstorm IMA Rare 28.07
Muxus, Goblin Grandee JMP Rare 28
Flusterstorm MH1 Rare 27.76
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 27.69
Lotus Petal TE Common 27.68
Force of Will VMA Rare 27.67
Omnath, Locus of Creation ZNR Mythic 27.67
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 27.5
Flusterstorm VMA Rare 27.42
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon MS4 Mythic 27.33
Life from the Loam UBT Mythic 27.31
Brazen Borrower ELD Mythic 27.29
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic 27.05
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre UBT Mythic 26.88
Gaea's Cradle UZ Rare 26.32
Jeweled Lotus CMR Mythic 26.22
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 25.97
Ancient Tomb ZNE Mythic 25.88
Polluted Delta ZNE Mythic 25.71
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic 25.34
Chalice of the Void A25 Mythic 25.26
Chalice of the Void MS2 Bonus 25
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 $27,360. 
 
In Closing

Price tables were made on Wednesday, while I was playing a game of Commander on MTGO.  Elminster is a real fun Commander!  I didn't have time to do my therapy homework this week because work has had me super busy, I could barely make time for myself. 

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