Last year was devastating to Magic: The Gathering in terms of card bannings and potentially high losses for card investors. The overall value of the previous Zendikar Rising set has diminished significantly, and there is a chance that a similar thing will happen to the new Kaldheim set.
That's why pre-ordering cards is probably not the best idea these days, and it's better to wait before things settle on the market after the release. However, there is still enough data to go through in terms of current market share of certain new cards from Kaldheim.
If you are looking forward to buy some of the new Magic cards, then check out this list of 11 most expensive Kaldheim cards.
- Regular art price: $8.44
- Extended art price: $17.99
Kaldheim is strongly focused on supporting tribal decks and effects. Resplendent Marshal is an example of a pushed constructed card for tribal synergies, and that's probably the reason why it's a mythic rare.
Its main application will be seen in Angel and Warrior tribal decks, but other tribal lists using white Mana will also want a copy or two of Resplendent Marshal in the main deck.
The card is gaining traction due to it being a mythic rare, but the steam should go out as soon as the meta settles. This means that Resplendent Marshal will most likely not be able to hold the current price for too long.
Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire
- Regular art price: $9.58
- Showcase art price: $9.37
A repeatable tutor spell on a stick is a very attractive offering. But Varragoth doesn't seem to fit anywhere except the commander format, where players will feel less pressure to pay 5 Mana for finding a specific card.
In any other format it's just too expensive and not worth the effort. The price it's getting right now is based on the tutor effect, which has always been very influential. But the way it is implemented in this card is just too slow for any constructed format.
Just like Resplendent Marshal this should go down in price in the near future, which is indicated by the alternative art that doesn't seem to hold the price too well either.
- Regular art price: $10.80
- Extended art price: $10.03
This little spell is getting a lot of hype lately due to some cool tricks it can help you do in commander format. Of course, it is currently overpriced, but don't expect it to drop too much as the card is really good.
Usually, rare spells seem to settle at around $5 mark, which is a perfect place for Mystic Reflection. If it gains popularity in other constructed formats as some kind of a miraculous combo breaker, then it can go above $5 a piece.
Most players will still prefer to play classic counterspells, and that may put Mystic Reflection into a niche market.
- Regular art price: $11.43
- Regular foil price: $19.46
Elves players have just got a whole new planeswalker just for themselves. Tyvar Kell will not do too well in any other archetype except Elves, and it's going to be more prominent in commander, standard and maybe modern.
The card's ultimate ability is very strong, but it will take you three whole turns to get there, unless you employ some sort of counter accelerator. This does make Tyvar Kell a bit too slow for constructed formats.
Niche planeswalkers rarely do too well on the market, and thus will lose at least half of its current pricing. Expect to see it at around $3-5 a piece once the meta settles.
Tergrid, God of Fright
- Regular art price: $12.55
- Showcase art price: $17.45
This is the new star of commander format that has a very strong ability. It's a bit too expensive for standard or modern at 5 Mana, and the effect is too controversial. Tergrid a bit of a gamble at this point.
The initial market price is quite high for a simple rare, but people seem to love the showcase art, especially foil one that goes for around $30 each. These can sustain their value thanks to commander players.
But other than that the regular art card should settle at around $5, which is a perfectly good price for this kind of concept.
Esika, God of the Tree
- Regular art price: $13.13
- Showcase art price: $17.74
Esika is in a similar position to Tergrid. It has a very strong effect, but the one only a few niche decks would want to play, and only in commander. Other formats will rarely rely on its abilities.
The showcase art looks strong and shares the same market position as Tergrid's showcase art, both foil and non-foil prints. But Esika's effect isn't new either unlike that of Tergrid's, which should pull her price even lower.
If this card doesn't break out in some remarkable way in standard or modern, then don't expect it to go anywhere higher than $3-4 a piece.
The World Tree
- Regular art price: $14.27
- Extended art price: $27.74
The World Tree will undoubtedly become a staple card in 5-color decks in commander format. It may also find its place in standard, or even modern and pioneer alongside Niv-Mizzet.
But it's the commander format that will drive the price of this land card. The current market value is still a tad too high, and it should see a slight downgrade to about $9-10 a piece, when things settle down.
It's also interesting to note that The World Tree started at around $30 per card, then dropped off to $7-8 and then corrected to the current $14-15 price tag. This just shows how unsure marketeers are on this one.
- Regular art price: $14.85
- Extended art price: $24.87
Here is a card that has some semblance of proper market evaluation. Goldspan Dragon is going to be really good in all constructed formats.
The main selling point is the ability to make 2 Mana out of a single treasure token, which is super strong. This is a major foundation for a huge number of combo decks in modern, legacy, and commander.
On top of that, it has Flying and Haste, which makes it a solid threat. Goldspan Dragon is more likely underpriced at this point, and there is a chance for it to go much higher than $15 a piece.
Orvar, the All-Form
- Regular art price: $16.97
- Showcase art price: $24.88
Orvar is considered one of the best new commanders in Kaldheim, which is the main reason for its initial high price. It doesn't seem to fit any other format and will be determined by its success in both competitive and casual EDH.
The only other card that could be compared to Orvar is Riku of Two Reflections from Double Masters. It has a similar effect and application in commander. It also started at $15 per card, and then slowly dwindled to $7 a piece.
We may assume a similar pattern for Orvar, unless it breaks new unexpected ground in other formats.
Valki, God of Lies
- Regular art price: $21.75
- Showcase art price: $35.61
Valki is the only new God creature from Kaldheim that garners universal acclaim throughout all formats.
First of all, it's very cheap and has a powerful effect. Second, it can be used in both combo decks or serve as a commander. Lastly, it has a very strong flip side represented by the new Tibalt planeswalker, albeit a bit too expensive at 7 Mana.
All this wraps up nicely into one of the most surefire investments in Kaldheim. The good indication of this is the initial market price that has been trumped since its reveal. Could it be the beginning of the steady rise? It looks very much like it.
Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider
- Regular art price: $41.81
- Showcase art price: $54.39
Vorinclex is definitely a very powerful card, which could be utilized well alongside other cards like planeswalkers. But at 6 Mana it's a bit too expensive even with such powerful abilities.
It's basically a Doubling Season on a stick, but you don't see that card in anything except commander format. However, Doubling Season still holds $40 price, so why wouldn't Vorinclex be able to sustain a similar price?
If it shows good results in standard and proves to be a great finisher in such decks like Gruul Adventures or Mono-Green Stompy, then it will likely preserve the current price tag.
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