MTG Throne of Eldraine cards worth money so far

Discover which cards are worth money.

A unique Magic: The Gathering set full of folklore spells and fairy tale creatures has maintained its value during a pandemic and despite a lack of tabletop events.

Containing 269 cards, the Throne of Eldraine (ELD) set features new styled cards and spells that previously brought about a major shift in the MTG Standard metagame. ELD also features Adventure creatures, a Food mechanic, and lots of Knights

Prior to the release of Strixhaven: School of Mages, only seven ELD cards have risen in value while the rest have dropped well below $10. Several cards are still being played in Standard Constructed meta decks, like Brazen Borrower and Bonecrusher Giant. But with the release of STX in April, cards that have dropped dramatically could rise in value once again.

Here are the top ELD cards worth money.

The Great Henge (Mythic Rare) 

Brazen Borrower ELD (non-alt art) MTG
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The Great Henge was one of the best Artifacts in the ELD set. It initially had trouble being played in Standard but has since found traction and risen to the top as the ELD card worth the most money. It began climbing with the release of THB and rose to around $20. Following the release of KHM, the Legendary Artifact has skyrocketed to around $55.

Oko, Thief of Crowns (Mythic Rare)

A new set is coming to Magic: The Gathering in the Standard format, full of folklore spells and fairy tale creatures that are worthy return on an initial investment.   The Throne of Eldraine (ELD) set releases on Oct. 4, and with it comes Standard rotation. Containing 269 cards, the set features new styled cards and spells with the potential to cause a major metagame shift. Also included in ELD are Adventure creatures, a Food mechanic, and lots of Knights.   Because Throne of Eldraine is releasing at the same time as fall rotation in Standard, many of its cards have the potential to be worth more. In addition, the set includes special art and borderless cards that will also have an increased value on the open market. For now, however, here are the top 10 ELD cards that are valued at $10 and up.   Oko, Thief of Crowns (Mythic Rare)  Leading the pack in the number one spot of ELD cards worth money is Oko, Thief of Crowns. With only three planeswalkers in the set (not including planeswalker decks), it’s not a surprise to find Oko valued at around $24 right now. Whether Oko Thief of Crowns will remain this high is unknown to the little value (other than creating Food tokens) he has as a planeswalker.   Questing Beast (Mythic Rare)   Questing Beast is one of the best Standard cards in the ELD set. Likely to overtake Oko at some point, it’s valued at around $20. Able to fit into a variety of archetypes, Questing Beast should hold its value post-release.   Brazen Borrower (Mythic Rare)   Flash decks are hot in Standard and Brazen Borrower is a solid Adventure three-drop, or two-drop should a player choose to cast Petty Theft. Valued at around $19, the faerie rogue has dropped slightly in price as the release of ELD gets closer. Brazen Borrower might drop some more but should remain in the top ten.   The Royal Scions (Mythic Rare)   On the battlefield, it’s unknown if The Royal Scions will have an impact on Standard. As a Mythic Rare planeswalker, however, the twins are valued at around $16 for now. The ELD card seems like a bust at first glance but could find its worth once the set is fully released.   Garruk, Cursed Huntsman (Mythic Rare)   Garruk, Cursed Huntsman is likely the best planeswalker in the ELD set. With the MTG community waiting for Garruk to return to Standard for some time now, his valued price at around $15 should remain consistent.   Once Upon a Time (Rare)  Considered the best card to come out of the Throne of Eldraine set, Once Upon a Time will see play in a variety of MTG formats. Because of this (and being a Rare) it’s valued at around $15 and could climb higher post-release.   Murderous Rider (Rare)  A Knight tribal theme is a definite possibility, especially in Mardu, and Murderous Rider is an Adventure card that will find a spot in several Knight decks. As a three-drop that is removal (including planeswalkers) and/or a creature with lifelink, Murderous Rider is priced appropriately at around $12.  The Great Henge (Mythic Rare)   In a “go-wide” or Green stompy deck with plenty of mana dorks, The Great Henge will likely see a decent amount of play in Standard. Able to cantrip and add counters, expect the Great Henge to grow past its value of around $12. Plus, it can also tap for an additional two mana while providing lifegain as well.   Robber of the Rich (Mythic Rare)   Robber of the Rich has a decent amount of potential in Standard. It’s valued at around $12 and should remain above $10 post-release. Despite its minor restrictions, Robber of the Rich is a versatile card. It can steal an opponent’s card off the top of their library, and it has Reach and Haste as a two-drop 2/2 creature.   Fabled Passage (Rare)  As the new Evolving Wilds in Standard, Fabled Passage has value due to the reduced number of dual lands and mana dorks (Llanowar Elves). Not only will it get played in Standard but other MTG formats, like Commander. Fabled Passage is valued at about $10 but could climb higher in the coming weeks.
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Oko, Thief of Crowns just won’t go away, despite being banned in just about every major MTG format. Once priced at $60, the Planeswalker has taken a great fall. But Oko continues to retain his value, priced at around $20. He may eventually decrease to around $10, but it seems like the obnoxious ELD Planeswalker plans on sticking around for a bit.

Rankle, Master of Pranks

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Rankle, Master of Pranks fell off the ELD cards worth money list shortly after the release of Eldraine. Played in a variety of Magic formats, the Faerie Rogue has retained its initial value and risen in price to around $15. Most often seeing gameplay in the Commander format, the release of STX could provide Rankle with more opportunities in Standard, along with another possible price increase. 

Brazen Borrower (Mythic Rare) 

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Following the ban of Oko, Brazen Borrower rose to almost $23 and was one of the most played cards in Standard. The release of THB and IKO reduced the Rogue’s value to around $14.50. Despite its popularity in Control and ramp builds throughout KHM, Brazen Borrower is still priced at around $15.

Questing Beast (Mythic Rare) 

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Questing Beast continues to hang onto its value. The Planeswalker killer fell to around $15 with the release of THB and then dropped to roughly $12.50. With the release of KHM, the Standard meta shifted again and Questing Beast has risen slightly in value to around $14.

Embercleave (Mythic Rare)

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Once a $5 Legendary Artifact, Embercleave rose dramatically in price thanks to Mythic Championship V. But it dropped to around $14 shortly after. The release of IKO and companions hurt Mono-Red Aggro and Embercleave dropped to around $10.50. Following the launch of KHM, the Equipment rose slighty and is now priced at around $12.

Fabled Passage (Rare)

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Fabled Passage was a land that many knew would retain its value due to its playability in multiple Magic formats, such as Standard, Pioneer, Commander, and Modern. Sacrifice decks continue to put the land to use, along with Commander players. It was valued at $19 before the COVID-19 pandemic but has since dropped to around $10 with fewer Sacrifice decks in the meta.

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Update March 31 12:20pm CT: The entries and prices in this article were updated prior to the release of STX.