Quick installment today. The main theme of today: Commander 2011 Legendary Creatures!
We’ve all seen how nuts Edric, Spymaster of Trest has been going. But this is due to his being a part of some very competitive Legacy decks.
But, oh boy, look at The Mimeoplasm. His price has doubled in just over a week. He was about $3 a couple of weeks ago, and now he’s around $7 pretty much everywhere. If you can find him for less, it’s not like he’s going to be going back down much.
It seems like Nin, the Pain Artist is next for a price jump. She’s jumped from about $1.50 to $2.50 in the past few months, and she’s heading up towards $3. Really, any half-way decent Legendary Creature from the 2011 Commander decks are a good pick-up. She’s not a bad pick-up right now at all, and she has a very useful effect.
Know who’s a good pick-up right now? Zedruu the Greathearted. Why? Not only are there an increasing number of decent Minotaurs available, but Zedruu has been gaining some nice cards like Perplexing Chimera. As he hasn’t been reprinted, and probably won’t be, his current median price of $1.50 is sure to go up. You can find copies of him easily under $1. Zedruu is pretty popular in EDH, and his deck is only going to get more powerful.
Ruhan of the Fomori is another Commander that hasn’t been reprinted and while he’s not nearly as popular as the others we’ve mentioned, he is a playable card in a Giant-themed deck. It’s possible that with Commander cards getting picked up at a record pace that even he will see a slight uptick. In any case, it can never hurt to pick him up at bulk (pretty easy to do) or as a throw-in for trades. Since he has blue in his cost, his decks have the tools to make him un-blockable and abuse equipments and Auras. Keep in mind that 1 vs. 1 EDH is getting a lot more popular and if someone brews up a really good list for him, Ruhan is very powerful in those one-on-one match-ups.
All that being said, start hoarding the Commander 2013 exclusive Legendary Creatures. They’re so insanely common right now, but after seeing what the 2011 ones are doing, you won’t regret it. With the ever-growing popularity of the Commander format, in a year or two, the good ones like Shattergang Brothers, Nekusar, and Oloro (among others) will be very, very sought after.