Most Valuable Wilds Of Eldraine Cards In MTG

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Highlights

  • We’ve collected the most valuable MTG cards from Wilds of Eldraine currently on the market.
  • Virtue of Persistence is a valuable card in Constructed formats, especially when combined with an efficient removal spell.
  • Agatha’s Soul Cauldron is starting off expensive due to its activated ability text, which excites deckbuilders. It pairs well with certain cards, like Grist, and has potential in various formats.

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A new set, a new wave of pre-release kits, extended arts, set booster exclusives, Commander preconstructed decks, and… Confetti foils? Whatever you say, Magic: The Gathering! Whether you played in a Wilds of Eldraine pre-release or you’re just cracking packs for fun, you’ve likely got a stack of cards lying around somewhere.

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As usual, many of the high-value cards in the set have price points driven by Commander, but there are a few speculative Constructed picks to take note of. Either way, it’s worthwhile identifying which cards in the set are at the top of the monetary heap.

Price information is gathered from TCGplayer.com, and reflects pre-sale pricing at the time of writing. All prices are subject to change.

10 Talion, The Kindly Lord (Borderless) – $6.45

Talion, the Kindly Lord card and artwork in MTG
Talion, the Kindly Lord by Olena Richards

Talion, the Kindly Lord is an exciting new addition to Commander, with a Borderless version that barely edges out the normal one. There’s been a Faerie resurgence thanks to the main set’s Blue-Black typal archetype and the accompanying Fae Dominion Commander preconstructed deck. It’s also just a high-upside card, typal synergies aside.

The real test of Talion is determining which number to choose in any given game. Some outlets claimed to have mathematically solved which number is best on average, but that can change depending on the format and matchup. Surely there’s a match where ten’s the correct number, right?

9 Virtue Of Persistence – $6.60

Virtue of Persistence card and artwork in MTG
Virtue of Persistence by Piotr Dura

The Virtue cycle seems tailored towards Commander, but Virtue of Persistence likely has legs in various Constructed formats. The actual enchantment wouldn’t be exciting on its own, but bundling it up with an efficient removal spell certainly makes it more palatable to include a seven-mana enchantment in your deck.

Big, expensive finishers aren’t usually relevant in Constructed, but the Locthwain Scorn adventure means it’ll see more play than it would have as a standalone card. Ironically, the expensive finisher is the draw for Commander, with the removal spell being the ‘hidden’ reward.

8 Virtue Of Knowledge – $7.10

Virtue of Knowledge card and artwork in MTG
Virtue of Knowledge by Piotr Dura

Virtue of Knowledge doesn’t actually use the beloved ‘double’ word, but it’s there in spirit. The price tag is surprising, given that the main card is a strictly worse, color-restricted Panharmonicon, which itself is only just over $5.

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The adventure adds something, though not enough to justify spending more mana for the primary effect, which is clunky even at four mana. The price is likely due to the sheer popularity of effects like this, although it’s not a novel design anymore. Prioritize Panharmonicon as your first ETB doubler, but Virtue of Knowledge can be a fine backup.

7 Blossoming Tortoise (Extended Art) – $8.28

Blossoming Tortoise card and artwork in MTG
Blossoming Tortoise by Simon Dominic

Blossoming Tortoise slots right into lands-matter EDH decks, and might have a home in Constructed alongside certain creature lands and utility lands. It also has a useful built-in ramp ability on ETB and attack, like a more reliable World Shaper.

Turns out there are quite a few lands with activated abilities that you wouldn’t mind discounting. Creature lands like Raging Ravine and Treetop Village become more appealing when you shave one mana off their activation. Even better, Tortoise discounts the cost of filter lands like Twilight Mire and Sungrass Prairie, allowing you to actually net mana from those lands.

6 Agatha’s Soul Cauldron – $18.20

Agatha's Soul Cauldron (Regular art) in MTG
Agatha’s Soul Cauldron by Jason A. Engle

Unlicensed Hearse flew (or drove) under the radar for a bit, then caught on, spiked in price, and has since settled at about the price of a standard booster pack. That sets an expectation for Agatha’s Soul Cauldron, a new graveyard hate card that’s starting off expensive.

The real driving force behind Agatha’s favorite mixing bowl is the activated ability text, which is bound to excite Johnny/Jenny deckbuilder. It’s been mentioned in conjunction with Grist, the Hunger Tide, which when exiled with the Cauldron, turns all of your creatures with +1/+1 counters into pseudo-Planeswalkers with Grist’s loyalty abilities.

5 Agatha’s Soul Cauldron (Extended Art) – $20.27

Agatha's Soul Cauldron (Extended art) in MTG
Agatha’s Soul Cauldron by Jason A. Engle

It stands to reason that a normal-set printing with a high price would have a slightly more expensive extended art version since they’re exclusive to collector boosters. It’s not an exact science, but it’s undoubtedly true for Agatha’s Soul Cauldron, which has a borderless version worth a couple of bucks more than the original.

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Notably, Soul Cauldron doesn’t have any alternate art versions in the main set, which usually results in a lower price overall, so players looking to get the most ‘blinged out’ version of the Cauldron will have to look for the extended art.

4 Moonshaker Cavalry – $21.94

Moonshaker Cavalry (Regular art) in MTG
Moonshaker Cavalry by Aldo Dominguez

A card that players are lauding as the ‘new Craterhoof Behemoth’ was bound to have a premium price tag. Granted, players said the same thing about Nissa, Ascended Animist not that long ago, and Nissa’s nestled in around $3-$4. Moonshaker’s white though, which is a big deal for mono-color EDH decks or non-green go-wide decks.

Moonshaker Cavalry also has relevant creature types, so there’s even further demand for players who just want another thematic finisher for their typal decks. It doesn’t matter whether Craterhoof’s better or not, Moonshaker’s going to piggyback off its well-established pedigree, with a pricetag to match.

3 Moonshaker Cavalry (Extended Art) – $24.65

Moonshaker Cavalry (Extended art) In MTG
Moonshaker Cavalry by Aldo Dominguez

The extended art version of Moonshaker Cavalry doesn’t make getting a copy of this card any easier since it’s more expensive than the standard version, which already isn’t really budget-friendly. The only thing holding back Moonshaker’s extended frame version is the existence of the full-art, textless Store Championship promo.

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It’s much more difficult to obtain, but it will likely be the preferred version for some number of players since it makes the extended art version look lackluster in comparison. You know, as long as nobody has to read the card.

2 Beseech The Mirror (Extended Art) – $36.44

Beseech the Mirror (Extended art) in MTG
Beseech the Mirror by Cynthia Shepard

Players have been Beseeching the Queen since Shadowmoor’s release in 2008, and now it’s time to start Beseeching the Mirror instead. This is easily the most universally hyped card from Wilds of Eldraine, and that hype extends across multiple formats.

Where one player sees Beseech as copies 5-8 of Sheoldred, the Apocalypse in Standard, another cEDH player sees it as a toolbox tutor to find whatever answer or win condition the game needs. It’s been compared to the classic broken card Tinker, and the comparison is neither that accurate nor that far off from the truth.

1 Beseech The Mirror – $38.07

Beseech the Mirror (Regular art) in MTG
Beseech the Mirror by Cynthia Shepard

Always be seeching, as they say. The price difference between Beseech’s main set and extended art versions is somewhat negligible when compared side-by-side, and it’s clear that players just want the card; regardless of different versions.

Beseech has all the makings of a long-term staple in multiple formats, as it’s one of the best tutor effects printed in a while, perhaps just a notch below the best tutors of all time. Still, good tutors always see extensive play, and even if it gets relegated to Commander and nowhere else, the demand should keep the price fairly high.

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