Magic: The Gathering's Commander format is immensely popular with players. In Commander, players build 100-card decks led by a legendary creature or planeswalker capable of being a commander. In addition, almost every card printed in MTG over the past 30 years can be added to a potential commander deck, making possible configurations nearly endless.
Over the lifespan of the Commander, certain cards have proven to be excellent in many decks. Players often look to add particular cards to decks identifying with their aligned color. For example, players tend to include Cultivate and Beast Within in Green Commander decks. However, some popular card choices have become more cost prohibitive for players to add to a deck or their collection.
In my TCGplayer Infinite article, 6 MTG Commander Playable Cards in Need of Reprinting, I highlight several expensive Commander playable cards that players would be thrilled to see reprinted in 2024. Reprinting Chrome Mox or Gemstone Caverns should lower their average market prices since more supply would become available on the secondary market. For now, players can only hope that a few of the most sought-after MTG cards get reprinted this year.
Magic: The Gathering's Commander format includes a vast carpool dating back to 1993's Alpha set. As such, players have the opportunity to build a multitude of Commander decks focused on one or more strategies. Winning a game of Commander can be achieved through a handful of achievements including milling out your opponents' libraries, dropping their life points to zero, cards that win the game through a special ability, and even lethal commander damage.
To succeed at one of the above win conditions, players often execute infinite combo loops using two or more synergistic cards. While many two-card combos such as Thassa's Oracle and Demonic Consultation or Dualcaster Mage and Twinflame are popular choices for deck inclusion, a number of three-card combos are also worth your consideration. My TCGplayer Infinite article titled 5 Budget Friendly Three-card MTG Combos for Commander explores several potent three-card combos for various Commander decks. Find out which three-card combo is right for you by reading the article.
Magic: The Gathering’s first Standard set for 2024 is Murders at Karlov Manor. Releasing on February 9th, Murders at Karlov Manor follows Investigator Kellan, Kaya Cassir, and Alquist Proft's investigation into several murders on the plane of Ravnica. Can the trio solve the murder mystery by following clues and receiving assistance from unlikely allies? Players can dive further into the set's story, mechanics, and new-to-MTG cards by opening Play Boosters, Collector Boosters, Commander Precon Decks, and Ravnica: Clue Edition.
Standard sets with returning mechanics synergize well with certain cards from older sets. Investigate is a returning mechanic in Murders at Karlov Manor, previously seen in Shadows Over Innistrad. Besides returning mechanics, Murders at Karlov Manor contains new cards with interesting abilities and creature types like Detective and Mole. As a result, a handful of Murders at Karlov Manor's new-to-MTG caused older cards to spike in price.
My latest article Which MTG Cards Spiked Because of Murders at Karlov Manor? dives into the details of a few notable card price spikes. A fascinating infinite combo and card drawing synergy are merely two reasons that led to card prices rising sharply. Read the article to learn more about the set and see if you own any cards worth more than they were a few months ago.
Ravnica Remastered is Magic: The Gathering's first set release for 2024. Ravnica Remastered is a reprint set comprised of hundreds of cards from older Magic sets based on the plane of Ravnica. A few examples of past MTG Ravnica sets include Ravnica Allegiance, Guilds of Ravnica, Gatecrash, and Return to Ravnica. There are plenty of exciting cards for MTG players of all formats in Ravnica Remastered. For example, players can open in-demand cards like Karn, the Great Creator, Crypt Ghast, Utvara Hellkite, and Chord of Calling from Ravnica Remastered Draft and Collector Boosters.
My TCGplayer Infinite article, The Best Steals and Deals from Ravnica Remastered, highlights several outstanding reprints from Ravnica Remastered available to purchase at budget friendly prices. Now is a fine opportunity to grab discounted singles of playable cards for multiple MTG formats. Don't wait too long to pick up newly reprinted cards in Ravnica Remastered for your MTG collection.
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