The Standard 2020 meta was in limbo, but thanks to recent Magic: The Gathering bans in Standard the price value for some Core Set 2020 cards is on the rise.
Following Standard rotation, many of the M20 cards worth money lost value and dropped below $10. The result was due to a shift in the Standard meta, primarily toward Simic and Bant decks that could beat Field of the Dead.
But then there were two major bans in Standard. For the first time since the release of Throne of Eldraine, the meta is Standard is thriving. And so are certain Core Set 2020 MTG cards.
Top priced M20 cards
The four banned cards in Standard since fall rotation have been Field of the Dead, Oko, Theif of Crowns, Veil of Summer, and Once Upon a Time. And since the release of M20, Pioneer was introduced as a new format in Magic and Commander has continued to grow in popularity.
Between all of these events, many M20 cards have found value in current metagames. Here are the best Core Set 2020 cards to invest in right now.
Vivien, Arkbow Ranger
Vivien Arkbow Ranger began her rise in value thanks to Chris Kvartek, who added her to his unique Simic Food deck at Mythic Championship V. She rose almost 40 percent then and continues to skyrocket in price following the bans on Oko, Veil, and Once Upon a Time.
Just a week away from Mythic Championship VII, Vivien Arkbow Ranger is valued at around $19, a far cry from her original price of $3 to $5.
Chandra, Awakened Inferno
Chandra, Awakened Inferno is a beast of a planeswalker card. Once valued at almost $20 upon the M20 release, she’s dropped to around $12 at one point and is back to just over $14. Chandra’s ability to damage an opponent with her plus-one loyalty counter and wipe out non-elemental creatures with a defense of three or less has kept her relevant in the Standard 2020 metagame.
Field of the Dead
Despite being banned in Standard, Field of the Dead continues to thrive in other Magic formats. It’s not valued as high as it once was but is still priced at around $11. Field of the Dead will likely drop under $10 in the coming months.
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord
Once the lord of Orzhov Vampires prior to rotation, Sorin doesn’t fit into any top-tier decks anymore. That’s dropped his value from almost $16 during his height to around $9. He is, however, finding value in a variety of other Magic formats.
Don’t expect Sorin to drop much below $9. And with Pioneer and Commander rising in popularity, the bloodsucker lord could rise above $10 once again.
Leyline of the Void
Following rotation, Leyline of the Void dropped significantly in price but it’s slightly relevant once again. Valued at around $9.50, it could climb above $10 depending on how popular sacrificial and graveyard are at Mythic Championship VII.
Knight of the Ebon Legion
Knight of the Ebon Legion saw a good amount of play pre-rotation in Orzhov Vampires. And it’s continued to provide value in a variety of Standard 2020 decks and other Magic formats. Once priced at just a few dollars, it’s risen in value to almost $8.
Cavalier of Night
Cavalier of Night is also on the rise in value thanks to the strength of Mono-Black and sacrificial decks in the Standard 2020 meta. The elemental knight has risen in value since MCV and continues to increase slowly. Cavalier of Night is currently priced around $7.50
Cavalier of Flame
Following the second major ban in Standard since rotation, Cavalier of Flame has become one of the most powerful cards in the tier-one Standard Jeskai Fires deck. As Mythic Championship VII approaches, it continues to climb in price and is now valued at around $6.
Cavalier of Flame is a card to keep an eye on. Expect this elemental knight to climb close to $10 (if not higher) in the coming weeks.
Cavalier of Gales
Once valued at just a few bucks, Cavalier of Gales is quickly rising in value as Mythic Championship VII approaches. Jumping in price by over 30 percent in the last week, the Blue elemental knight is valued around $5. But expect that price to climb, as Cavalier of Gales should catch up to Flame and Night in price.
Yarok, the Desecrated
Once considered a card on the rise, Yarok, the Desecrated has retained its value at around $8.50 due to Commander and Brawl. It’s even starting to see some play in Standard again, which may raise its value leading up to the holidays.