MtG: 15 Most Expensive Modern Horizons Cards

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Any Magic: The Gathering investor knows how valuable sets like Modern Horizons are in the long run.

It contains such a wide range of cards that fit across many different formats except Standard that it can be overwhelming at times. Modern Horizons has everything from rare lands to powerful legendary creatures, from Legacy reprints to new groundbreaking spells.

All this boils down to potentially huge profits, if you manage to invest into Modern Horizons correctly. Right now the best choice would be to speculate on booster boxes alone and let the singles settle in prices.

But if you can't wait, then check out the 15 most investment-friendly cards from Modern Horizons right here.

Rare Land Cycle

  • Current price: $20.29

The prototype for a new rare land cycle in Modern Horizons has become one of the most played lands in the format - Horizon Canopy.

The untapped color fixing and the draw mechanic work really well together, and that is why almost every Modern deck would want to put a set of one of these lands into their main lists.

Burn decks will definitely have fun playing Sunbaked Canyon, since it mitigates the all too much possible flooding. Other four lands will be just as valuable, which means the prices may go up in the future.

Mox Tantalite

  • Current price: $12.10

This Mox artifact is probably the weakest Mox card ever printed. The Suspend mechanic has never been terribly popular, especially on a card that produces mana.

Many MtG players have already estimated this card as being almost unplayable, but it's still a Mox, so the price is still pretty high.

However, expect it to go down even further if nobody finds a way to break this card in Modern or other legal formats.

Wrenn and Six

  • Current price: $24.73

One of the most groundbreaking planeswalkers in Modern Horizons is Wrenn and Six. It has a rather strong plus one ability that is already compared to the Crucible of Worlds, which is one of the staple Modern artifacts.

Wrenn will definitely find its way into Ponza decks, since the color scheme is fitting and the cost of only two mana is fantastic.

It still won't hold on the current level of pricing, but it can't go too low either, so expect it to settle at around $10-15 range.

Ranger-Captain of Eos

  • Current price: $8.87

Modern Humans is one of the top-tier decks in the format right now, and this new card would be an excellent addition to its roster of creatures.

Its first ability can fetch Noble Hierarch, and the second one protects you from Tron and control decks. Unfortunately, the three mana slot is already quite busy in Humans, so it could be used as a sideboard tech.

This means that Ranger-Captain of Eos will fluctuate at around the current price.

Force of Negation

  • Current price: $20.69

Blue control decks in Modern now have a neat way of cheating their counterspells in the most unexpected way (think Force of Will).

This makes Force of Negation a very tasty piece of cardboard for any control player in Modern, which is the main reason why it would and should go up in price.

The only thing that can prevent this from happening is the new Teferi planeswalker that basically stops all counterspells. But there is no way this ever goes below $15 a piece.

Seasoned Pyromancer

  • Current price: $18.66

Mardu Pyromancer and Jund are two of the most obvious shells for the new token generator in Modern. But it will most likely end up in a lot more midrange decks that run red mana.

If it turns out to be as good as it looks, then Seasoned Pyromancer should go up in price. Otherwise, it'll go all the way down.

But let's keep out fingers crossed, as it is one heck of a card!

Unbound Flourishing

  • Current price: $13.73

At first look Unbound Flourishing is made to serve the many Hydra decklists floating around. But those never made it to the top-tier shelf of Modern, so that's not what players should be looking at.

Instead you may want to bring it into Tron with Walking Ballista or Affinity with Hangarback Walker. Both will grow huge amounts of counters.

But that price still looks too high, and even if Unbound Flourishing finds its way into some of the top-tier decks, it should settle at around $6-7 range.

Sword of Sinew and Steel

  • Current price: $15.36

Ironically, the new sword card from Modern Horizons a set designed specifically for Modern format, and will most likely end up more popular in Legacy or EDH formats.

Commander players will find this card especially exciting due to its ability to repeatedly destroy artifacts and planeswalkers.

But since it won't hold well in Modern, the price will be forced down by the market.

Sword of Truth and Justice

  • Current price: $17.42

Just like the sword from before this one will most likely see play only in EDH formats, including Oathbreaker.

But again, since it won't see much play in Modern, the price should drop significantly.

Unfortunately, in comparison to other swords the two new ones from Modern Horizons just don't hold up too well.

Serra the Benevolent

  • Current price: $15.21

Most Modern players agree that the current market price for the new angelic planeswalker is too high.

This kind of price needs to be supported by some of the strongest decks in the format. Angel tribal decks, although they're super fun, just don't hold up to the rest of the top-tier decks.

That is why Serra the Benevolent should drop to at least $10 or even less.

Urza, Lord High Artificer

  • Current price: $45.37

What about cards that have the potential to show good results across all formats and not just one? Well, these kinds of cards become super expensive due to the very high demand.

Urza, Lord High Artificer is that kind of card from Modern Horizons. It's already been recruited into the Paradox Engine decks, and Commander players can't wait to build around it, too.

It already has a rather high price, which means that it has the potential to go even higher. How high? Only time will show.

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician

  • Current price: $19.15

There are two significant upsides to this card that are both very much relevant in Modern. One is protection from Humans, and the other is a free sacrifice outlet and card draw engine.

The latter one seems to be able to go infinite in certain decks, and if it proves to be working, then Yawgmoth will be broken in the Modern format.

Of course, this needs to be tested and the results will move the price accordingly.

The First Sliver

  • Current price: $30.55

The First Sliver is not Sliver Queen, one of the most expensive Slivers in MtG, but it is available in Modern, and it alone could start a whole new era for Slivers in the format.

The current gist is to buy the card at the entry price and hold before it gets even pricier.

Sliver Queen costs under $200, and if The First Sliver gets to at least $100 in a year, then it's definitely a good investment.

Echo of Eons

  • Current price: $24.89

Casting Echo of Eons for six mana is a bit expensive, but if you can put it in your graveyard and cast it for three, then it's nothing less than a Timetwister, one of the famous Power Nine cards.

In Legacy this card will be broken in combination with Lion's Eye Diamond, so it should see an even further rise in price as the community discovers its strength.

Since Timetwister is banned in Legacy, the expectations for Echo of Eons are definitely high.

Morophon, the Boundless

  • Current price: $15.77

Here is another excellent Commander for EDH format. It looks so good that many players already call it one of the best commanders ever printed.

Hype is real, but almost never satisfies extremely high expectations. That is why Morophon will most likely see only a slight price increase in the next six months.

Unfortunately, Modern players will have no interest in this card.

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Published Jun. 5th 2019

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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin. Sergey doesn't own consoles because a PC is all he needs.

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