The Core Set 2020 continues to dominate in Magic: The Gathering Standard meta, but changes are quickly approaching with the fall rotation.
The fall rotation in MTG Standard is just a few weeks away and with it comes the release of Throne of Eldraine, which should cause a major shift in the meta. Thanks to the M20 set, several top-tier decks are rotation-proof. The value of certain cards has dramatically risen within the last month, but are starting to dip slightly.
Top priced M20 cards
Prices rose quickly in August thanks to certain archetypes performing well in competitive formats (Orzhov Vampires) or providing usefulness within the Commander format (Yarok, the Desecrated) following the release of C19.
Chandra, Awakened Inferno
Chandra, Awakened Inferno is a beast of a planeswalker card and is still the highest-valued Core Set 2020 card in both digital and paper. As the face of the M20 set, Chandra started off at a digital price of $16, dropped to $13.58, and then rose back up to $36.56. In card form, her value has dipped slightly to $18.
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord
A resurgence in the Orzhov Vampire deck is due to the archetype placing in the top eight at several MTG tournaments and winning the first M20 split bracket in MPL Weekly.
This rose the value of Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord up to $16 via tabletop and $13.80 digitally. Recent changes in the meta and the approaching Standard rotation have caused Sorin to dip slightly, but it still remains in the top five.
Leyline of the Void
Everyone knew Leyline of the Void was going to be a hit, but it lost traction in the early weeks because it didn’t pop off like many hoped it would. The price dropped slightly but it’s made a recent jump in card form to $16.18, down five percent from last week.
Digitally, Leyline of Void isn’t worth as much but is valued at $5.71
Yarok, the Desecrated
Once considered a card on the rise, Yarok, the Desecrated is now sitting at $8.77 digitally. Thanks to the release of C19, it remains in the top five at $13.36 in card form.
Omnath, Locus of the Roil
Versatile in multiple MTG formats, Omnath remains in the top five via card form and in the top six digitally. A powerful legendary creature who boosts elemental-themed decks, Omnath is valued at $14.63 via tabletop and $5.59 for online play.
Depending on the number of elementals in Throne of Eldraine, Omnath might climb significantly in the coming months or dip to under $10.
M20 cards on the rise
Upon the release of C19 and the hype surrounding Brawl being added to MTG Arena, cards designed for Commander in the M20 set are seeing a sudden spike in value.
Kethis, The Hidden Hand
Kykar, Wind’s Fury
Update Sept. 2 3:05pm CT: This article and the prices of each card listed were last updated at this time.