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 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.
Red is one of the five main colors in the Magic: The Gathering trading card game. Players often build red Constructed decks full of aggressive creatures and direct damage spells. In Commander, red is commonly associated with Goblins, Artifacts, Burn, and other themes. In recent years, Wizards of the Coast designed red cards with new mechanics and abilities, expanding red's playability.
My latest TCGplayer Infinite article, 5 More Red Commander Cards You Should Be Playing, highlights five red cards from recent set releases worth considering for the 99 of Commander decks. Urabrask's Forge and Unruly Catapult are two notable red cards that synergize with a number of Commander strategies. Have you tried one or more of the recommended cards yet?
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