One telling thing is how well Liliana, Heretical Healer is buylisting, and how well the others, well, aren’t.
StrikeZone Online and Troll and Toad are happy to pay $16 cash for Liliana, Heretical Healers right now. None of the other major buylists are even listing the other four Magic Origins “Flip-Walkers.” There are probably several reasons for this. One, Liliana’s flip-walker was the first one ever revealed, meaning that there’s more pent-up demand. She is very good and should prove to be a very strong Constructed card.
What it probably means more, however, is that the prices of the other flip-walkers are simply much higher than they should be right now. Vendors aren’t even really buying at the moment because they have enough supply to meet demand or they aren’t going to pay what it will take to get players to part with their copies. Liliana is actually seeing the least constructed play at the moment though so players seem happy to cash in as the demand is obviously there from somewhere.
Hangarback Walker continues to remain an 8 dollar card. The buylists still top out around 5 so there's no threat of it going to bulk anytime quickly. The seemingly underpowered artifact creature is generating enough value in Constructed thus far that it seems everyone wants a playset, thus keeping its demand very healthy.
Day’s Undoing ($15 retail, $9 buylist) and Archangel of Tithes ($14 retail, $8.50 buylist) are two very popular mythics keeping a solid spread. The Archangel is already seeing play in Modern Death and Taxes. Day’s Undoing is seeing some play, as well. The sorcery probably won’t stay this high, and the Archangel could go either way.
Languish ($11 vs $7) is going to be an important card in this format. It will probably keep its $10 price tag for a bit. Most mythics and rares have the set have at least a 50% spread as vendors try to stock up on the set. But there are two that stand out: Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen and Tainted Remedy.
Dwynen may not be the greatest Elf Lord ever, but she’s the only one in Standard right now, so understandably she’s in pretty high demand. Tainted Remedy’s place is a bit less clear, appearing to be more of a sideboard card against lifegain shenanigans. But they only have a 60-65% spread compared to the 50%-55% spread of other cards in the set. Best sellers on Amazon would seem to suggest that these two cards are selling particularly well on the major retail site, as well. Both cards should see a steady growth in price as the format stabilizes.
Two other cards to watch are Scab-Clan Berserker and Despoiler of Souls. Both seem to be cards that should slot into decks, but simply haven’t found a home yet. If you’re looking for two other Magic Origins cards that may break out, these would be the ones to watch. They could be also-rans depending on the metagame but sitting on a playset or two can’t hurt.
We’ll return to the set in a few weeks to see how the buylists are looking and how healthy the set is looking. Already, Magic Origins is looking to be a very in-demand set, so Wizards did a really good job with this one.