Welcome back to my weekly finance article focused on the gods of Theros. Today we will be going over prices changes and a new brew with Purphoros, and then we will finish with some actionables.
This week, Keranos continued his growth as he climbed another 17.5%. He hit a peak and went down slightly afterwards, but he seems to be holding $18 fairly well for the short term. Nylea also had a noteworthy increase of 14.1% up to $6.55. No foil gods went up more than 1% this past week, including Nylea, so her new foil multiplier is 1.95x. Also, this week I noticed that many of the casual gods stayed within 1% of their price last week. I looked into this further, and on MTG Stocks it looks like many of the gods have bottomed out and are leveling out at their current price. Kruphix, Ephara, Karametra, Iroas, Phenax, Pharika, Heliod, Xenagos, and Athreos are all within ~$0.50 of their price a month ago, and their graphs all resemble something like this.
All those numbers are pretty boring, but luckily a new brew showed up at the SCG Open this past weekend. Tyler Lytle showed up with his RUG Chord deck, featuring Keranos and Purphoros in the main. The deck runs 4 Rabblemasters, 4 Young Pyromancers, 3 Coursers and 8 singleton creatures in the main along with Chord to fetch up the pieces it needs. SCG featured the deck on camera twice, and it had some absolutely beautiful plays. At one point, Tyler had his opponent down to 11 life with a Purphoros on board, so he did what you would expect any standard deck to do: Chord for 10 to grab a Hornet Queen and drop his opponent to 1 with Purphoros’ triggers. It was one of the greatest plays I’ve seen (behind Notion Thief v JTMS), and I’m hoping we see a similar deck post rotation.
As great as that RUG Chord deck is, it only placed in 35th so it likely won’t do much to the world of finance. However, the other observations we talked about do have some financial force:
- Nylea’s foil multiplier continues to shrink, but expect that to change. She has a home in EDH (Omnath or Kruphix), and should demand at least an average foil multiplier. It may be hard to profit buying her foils and flipping them, but look to trade into them.
- Kruphix, Ephara, Karametra, Iroas, Phenax, Pharika, and Heliod haven’t seen much play in constructed, nor are they expected to (Atheros and Xenagos may be expected to). Since they seemed to have bottomed out, now is the time to pick up any you may need for EDH and they are safe trade targets. If you have cards you are worried about dropping, consider these gods something like a mutual fund that will grow slowly over time. If I had to pick one god to trade in to, it would be Kruphix. He is a third set mythic that is very relevant in EDH and his non foil seems undervalued.
Thanks for reading! As always, leave any feedback in the comments and let me know what you’d like tracked in the future articles. See you next Monday.