The prices for some War of the Spark cards have peaked following the set rotating out of Magic: The Gathering Standard, featuring foil and Japanese alternative art variations worth money.
Unlike previous Magic sets, WAR contained 36 planeswalkers, in addition to cards with alternative Japanese art, Eternal-Gods, and powerful legendary cards. In combination with the growth of MTG Arena, WAR exceeded expectations across all formats.
The Japanese alternative art versions of planeswalkers from WAR have maintained and grown in value over time. And since testing out the alternative art versions, WotC has increased booster fun Showcase and alternative art versions with each new MTG set.
All WAR cards worth money are listed in descending order. Updates will take place with the release of a new MTG Standard-legal set and after major Magic tournaments. From a powerful Green sorcery spell to a zombie controlling legendary planeswalker, here are the WAR and Japanese WAR variants worth money, according to MTGGoldfish and MTGStocks.
Liliana, Dreadhorde General Japanese alternative art
The Japanese foil of Liliana, Dreadhorde General remains a sought-after collectible. Artist Yoshitaka Amano is beloved across several fandoms, which is why the foil Liliana alt-art is selling anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000.
Narset, Parter of Veils Japanese alternative art
Preventing opponents from drawing more than one card per turn while providing card advantage, Narset, Parter of Veil’s Japanese alternative version has been rising in price since March. The Japanese alternative-art foil version is valued at around $503.
Nissa, Who Shakes the World Japanese alternative art
Nissa, Who Shakes the World broke the bank with her Japanese alternative art version, which is valued between $280 and $350.
Karn, the Great Creator Japanese alternative art
Karn, the Great Creator continues to have an impact within multiple MTG formats. The WAR planeswalker’s Japanese alternative art version is worth a pretty penny, valued at around $200.
Nicol Bolas, Dragon God Japanese alternative art
Nicol Bolas, Dragon God may have lost his war, but he is still worth some serious cash via the Japanese alternative art version. The dragon god is valued between $150 and $200.
Teferi, Time Raveler Japanese alternative art
Teferi, Time Raveler was a powerful MTG planeswalker card within multiple MTG formats. He still dominates today via his Japanese alternative art version, which is worth between $130 and $200.
Tamiyo, Collector of Tales Japanese alternative art
Tamiyo, prior to getting Compleated within NEO, was a powerful planeswalker within WAR. Her Japanese alternative art version is worth between $80 and $150.
Jace, Wielder of Mysteries Japanese alternative art
Jace continues to team up to save the Multiverse long after the events of WAR. But collectors like to remember Jace, Wielder of Mysteries via their Japanese alternative art version, which is worth between $105 and $140.
Gideon Blackblade Japanese alternative art
The loss of Gideon hit many players hard, while others were glad the planeswalker would finally stop showing up in MTG sets. Collectors who scooped up Gideon Blackblade’s Japanese alternative art version are sitting on a card worth between $75 and $130.
Ugin, the Ineffable Japanese alternative art
Ugin might be worth under $10 as a normal MTG card. But the planeswalker from WAR has its Japanese alternative art version priced between $85 and $125.
Vivien, Champion of the Wilds Japanese alternative art
Vivien, Champion of the Wilds was a powerful planeswalker in WAR Standard. And she continues to leave her mark on the MTG Multiverse via her Japanese alternative art card, which is worth between $50 and $120.
Finale of Devastation
Finale of Devastation was hot in 2019 before a series of bans in Standard. But the Sorcery card hit a revival period with the release of IKO, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of tabletop Commander gameplay. Finale of Devastation has a foil version worth between $70 and $85, along with a prerelease promo foil valued at around $67. The regular version of the WAR spell is worth $43.
Liliana, Dreadhorde General
Liliana, Dreadhorde General was a WAR Mono-Black planeswalker playable in multiple MTG formats. The planeswalker has a prerelease foil promo valued at around $50, a foil version at $46, and a planeswalker stamp foil version at $48. The regular version of Liliana, Dreadhorde General is priced at $32.
Teferi, Time Raveler
Hated by a majority of Magic players but considered the most-played planeswalker from WAR, Teferi, Time Raveler was eventually banned in the Standard, Historic, and Pioneer MTG formats. Despite the bans and suspensions, the legendary planeswalker has maintained his value with a foil version priced at $34. The regular version of the planeswalker is worth around $23.
Karn, the Great Creator
Restricted in the MTG Vintage format and a powerhouse in other formats such as Modern, Commander, and Legacy, Karn, the Great Creator fuels Artifact builds while hating on your opponent’s colorless deck. There is a foil version of the planeswalker priced at $21, and the regular version is worth around $18.
Nicol Bolas Dragon-God
Nicol Bolas Dragon-God took a big hit in value with the release of ELD, but still has a foil version worth around $20. The regular price of Nicol Bolas Dragon-God is $11.
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Update March 23 at 7:15pm CT: All WAR entries were updated following the launch of NEO and the Neon Dynasty Championship.
Update April 30 at 8pm CT: All WAR and WAR Japanese card prices were updated following the Streets of New Capenna.