But the real power of Sepulchral Primordial comes from the fact that it considers “each” opponent. So, in a game with two or more opponents, the power of Sepulchral Primordial increases dramatically. At the point where you’re getting three or more creatures at once, you don’t even really care what those creatures are! Add to that a powerful body that can do a fair amount of combat damage and you have a winner!
EDHREC lists Sepulchral Primordial in nearly 8000 lists at this point. It’s been listed in 7 percent of 115,000 potential Black decks, as well. While this isn’t an enormous number, it puts it in the realm of Beacon of Unrest and Black Market in how much it’s played. Those are popular EDH cards, and so is this. These numbers don’t even consider that this Primordial is played in many multicolored decks, including Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, and many more.
Yet Sepulchral Primordial, after being out for years, is still barely $1. At least, it was until recently. Sepulchral Primordial’s Market Price on TCGPlayer is now pushing $2, although copies are still available below $1. Sepulchral Primordial is actually still available on Amazon for roughly $1, as well. But this won’t last.
Because this is one of those cards that only goes one copy at a time most of the time, the rise has been very slow. But since late October 2017, it’s been going up steadily, but surely. This is a really good card and while a reprint could definitely cut its value in a hurry, this isn’t a card I see them rushing to reprint in anything. It’s not quite a staple, but it’s very useful. Foils are worth considering, but near-mint and lightly-played copies have dried up.
As a target for MTG One Dollar at a Time, Sepulchral Primordial is a solid one. EDH cards that see substantial amounts of play with fairly low reprint risk are usually smart buys. But whereas many take years to give you solid returns, this one is close to delivering. How high can this card go? I wouldn’t get too greedy on it, and honestly, I’d buy it just to play with.