Magic: The Gathering's upcoming set, Throne of Eldraine, is just a few weeks away which means hype is at an all time high for the fairy tale inspired set. The new Throne of Eldraine mechanics have been revealed and players now have a solid idea about how the limited and constructed formats will play out. That means it's time to start figuring out how much money everyone will be spending on cards.
Whether players are fans of Magic's Standard format, casual formats, or something like Modern or Legacy; each set always brings at least a handful of new resources to stock up on. Although prices are guaranteed to fluctuate again after the set actually drops, some players prefer to do their shopping ahead of time by pre-ordering Magic: The Gathering singles.
Keep in mind that these prices are based on pre-orders only and will definitely change once the set releases. Some cards will go up in price, but many will also go way down. If you think something seems too expensive, it's definitely not a bad idea to wait it out and see how things look a few weeks into October... Unless you're planning to run these cards in a competitive Magic: The Gathering tournament right away, in which case you are a bit at the mercy of pre-order prices.
Planeswalkers are always going to be a little expensive at launch, so it's no surprise to see the return of Garruk come in at about $22. Destroy target creature and draw a card is always going to be a great play, even if he is a little expensive when it comes to playable walkers.
Now we're talking. At $25, Oko is going to be an insanely popular three mana planeswalkers. This card is going to be one of the most played from the new set, so prepare to see a ton of it at tournaments.
$12 seems a little high for Once Upon a Time, but it is a very powerful effect for green to have access to. Should make for some very powerful plays in the constructed formats.
Questing Beast is an insanely powerful creature and is going to be very popular. We'd be shocked if the $20 price tag doesn't drastically drop in the near future, but there's no denying the appeal of this type of card.
Don't worry, the red corner of the color wheel is getting some love in this set too. Robber of the Rich is currently going for about $15. Red always loves access to additional cards, so it's no surprise that this robber is grabbing everyone's attention.
Yet another powerful planeswalker. The scions are currently sitting at $20 and offer another powerful three mana planeswalker effect. It will be interesting to see if this card makes an agressive spells matter deck relevant in Standard once again.
Faeries are back and the community is more excited than ever. Once the Faerie craze dies down a bit, this card may drop from its current $12 price tag. It's definitely a very powerful creature in a very popular archetype though, so expect the collectors to go crazy for foils.
There are a ton of other interesting cards in this set and it's going to be very exciting to see how the formats shake out once the cards become available in a few weeks. The early pre-releases will start to reveal which cards are most powerful in Limited, but we'll need to wait a few weeks to get some tournament results and see which rares and mythics have what it takes to become the new Standard staples. As for securing spots in older formats and EDH, there are definitely a select few cards with some potential there, as well.
Be sure to check back in the near future for more Magic: The Gathering strategy guides, news, and updates. Until then, draw well, planeswalkers!
Magic Arena is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices. The Magic: The Gathering Throne of Eldraine expansion set will release October 4, 2019.