MTG Core Set 2020 is here and the top card prices continue to rise and fall as an early metagame in Standard begins to come together following pre-release weekend.
Having launched on MTG Arena on July, 2, players are already beginning to discover which cards from M20 will change the metagame and which ones are simply trash. Naturally, most of the Mythic Rare cards are sitting at the top priced cards, but watch Risen Reef closely. As an Uncommon, its priced at $1.41 and is rising quickly every week. Some players have even boldly called it the best card in the M20 set.
Top priced M20 cards
As decks begin to come together on MTG Arena, Vampires, Elementals, Sacrificial, and Flyers seem to be the most popular archetypes at the moment. Once cards are played in tournaments, we’ll get a better feel for their overall worth. Until then, though, here are the top priced M20 cards so far.
Chandra, Awakened Inferno
Chandra, Awakened Inferno is a beast of a planeswalker card and a win-con. As the face of the M20 set, Chandra started off at $16 but has dropped to $13.58. Despite fitting into plenty of archetypes, her six mana cost and win-con ability aren’t enough to justify her in the main deck all the time.
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord
Vampires took off during the first week of the M20 launch on MTG Arena. The archetype then began to slip with Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord pricing out at $6.92. A resurgence in the Vampire decks, however, took place last week and now Sorin is at $11.08. Perhaps the Orzhov Vampire archetype will continue to rise in popularity, but keep an eye out for a potential fall in price in the coming weeks.
Omnath, Locus of the Roil
Unlike Chandra, Awakened Inferno, Omnath, Locus of the Roil is a hit in Elemental decks. The price of Omnath was at $15.60 but has dropped slightly to $10.50, putting it at third in the top price ranked M20 cards. Risen Reef also dropped, but only $0.07. Much of the price drop is likely related to Elementals not being a top-tier archetype. But they’re a blast to play.
Cavalier of Thorns
Most of the Cavalier cards are good but Cavalier of Thorns is rocking the metagame. Like the other Elemental themed cards, however, it’s price also dropped from $11.87 to $7.93. It does stay in the top 10 M20 cards worth money, though, securing the fifth spot.
Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer
Still a great main deck and sideboard M20 card, depending on the archetype, Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer rose to almost $10. She’s dropped slightly this past week, though, rounding out at $9.04 and taking the fourth spot.
Leyline of the Void
Everyone knew Leyline of the Void was going to be a hit but it’s losing some traction due to Leyline decks not popping off like many had hoped they would. Priced at $6.74 last week, it dropped slightly to $6.47.
M20 cards on the rise
Yarok, the Desecrated
Much in part to the rise of budget Commander decks built around Yarok, the Desecrated, the price rose slightly last week to $5.16.