Wizards of the Coast officially released the Magic: The Gathering set, Theros: Beyond Death, on Jan. 24. The set features a number of singles that have retained their value.
Several months after the release of THB, the COVID-19 pandemic struck, shutting down tabletop events while the price of most Magic cards plummeted. With the release of Zendikar Rising in the fall of 2020, prices leveled out somewhat. With the release of Kaldheim (KHM) in 2021, a number of THB cards are experiencing a revival in price and gameplay across multiple Magic formats.
Prior to the release of Strixhaven: School of Mages (STX), a total of nine THB cards remain valued at $10 or higher. And prices continue to rise, with Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger leading the pack.
From elder giants to gods, here are the top THB cards worth money.
Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger
Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger initially spiked at the start of 2020, climbing over 100 percent in value over the course of a week. With the release of ZNR, the elder giant was valued at around $17, climbing to $20 with the release of KHM and is now sitting at around $37.
Slotting nicely into the Standard Rakdos build, Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger remains one of the highest-priced cards within the Standard format.
Mono-White had a strong return in Standard with the release of THB, thanks to Heliod, Sun-Crowned. The Theros God was priced at around $30 at one point and then dropped to around $12. Following fall rotation, Heliod, Sun-Crowned began to increase in value once again.
At the release of KHM, the THB God was priced at around $18.50, slotting into several Commander and Historic builds. Prior to the STX release, Heliod, Sun-Crowned has returned to its orginal value of around $30.
Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath
Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath was banned from the Standard Magic format in 2020. The elder Giant is still seeing gameplay in Historic, along with Modern and Pioneer. It was once valued at around $50, dropped $10 after the launch of KHM and is valued around $23 leading up to the STX release.
Nyxbloom Ancient dropped to around $12 shortly after the release of THB. The release of IKO and ZNR has improved the elemental creature’s value with it priced at around $18. Nyxbloom Ancient retained its value with the launch of KHM and is now valued at around $20.
Dryad of the Ilysian Grove
Dryad of Ilysian Grove had decreased in value, to around $7.50, before the release of ZNR. It rose to around $11, and continued to rise steadily into 2021. At the release of KHM, Dryad of Ilysian Grove is valued at around $14. The Nymph is mostly played in four and five colored Commander decks and has continued to rise in value prior the STX release, priced at around $18.
Thassa, Deep Dwelling, much like Heliod, reached a height of almost $30 upon the release of THB. It didn’t last long, however, and the sea god dropped to around $15. The decrease continued into 2021, where Thassa found her legs and began to rise slightly in value.
Able to “flick,” or “blink,” creatures from the battlefield, Thassa, Deep Dwelling may play a major role with the release of STX. The God is priced at around $16, climbing around five percent in value each week.
Thassa’s Oracle was once on the THB cards’ worth money list but had fallen off at the end of 2020, priced at around $5. The Merfolk Wizard spiked in March, around the same time WotC began previewing STX cards. Mostly played in the Commander format, Thassa’s Oracle has risen in value to around $14.
Similar to Thassa’s Oracle, Shadowspear was valued at around $7 but has slowly been climbing since early March. The Legendary Artifact gets played in Temur Ramp and Mono-White Aggro within the Standard format. Before the release of STX, Shadowspear has a value of around $11, rising around five to nine percent each week.
Klothys, God of Destiny
Klothys, God of Destiny had at one point dropped so much in value that the God was no longer worthy of being listed as a card worth money. Klothys regained some value in the fall of 2020, valued at around $8 to $9.
Played in Standard, Historic, and Commander—Klothys, God of Destiny has climbed to around $10, prior to the release of STX.
All images via WotC, Magic: The Gathering.
Updated March 31 at 6:30pm CT: Leading up to the release of STX, all entries and prices were updated.