Starting Price: $1
Thoughts: Completely bulk rare for tournament play—it just costs too much for the effect. For casual play, this reminds me of Blatant Thievery. At seven mana, one (permanent) Confiscate isn't a great deal. 4+ Confiscates is a steal. The ability to cast 4+ instants or sorceries for free seems great for Commander, and I expect Diluvian Primordial to become a staple for blue Commander decks, upon release.
Starting Price: $2
Thoughts: When you're playing with a creature designed to mana accelerate, you want to make sure that the creature will reliably mana accelerate your board position. Gyre Sage is not reliable in this regard—the turn after you play him, you generally have to follow up with another creature (tapping out) or you get no effect out of Gyre Sage. I'd keep an eye on Gyre Sage for a possibility in Elf combo decks in Modern/Legacy, but my thoughts are that it is too slow for those formats. Should end up in the $1 range, for casual play.
Recap of Spoiled Cards
Previous Editions of Financial Value of Gatecrash
First mentions of cards are listed below. However there are also updated prices and specuation in each edition.
- January 9 Update: Biomass Mutation; Prime Speaker Zegana; Frontline Medic
- January 8 Update: Rubblebelt Raiders; Signal the Clans; Undercity Plague
- January 7 Update: Mind Grind; Stolen Identity; Dimir Charm; Urban Evolution
- January 4 Update: Crypt Ghast; Mystic Genesis; Duskmantle Guildmage
- January 3 Update: Alms Beast; High Priest of Penance; Skullcrack
- January 2 Update: Angel Skirmisher; Biovisionary; Clan Defiance; Consuming Aberration; Foundry Champion; Gideon, Champion of Justice; Lazav, Dimir Mastermind; Nightveil Specter; Obzedat, Ghost Council; Skarrg Goliath
- January 1 Update: Aurelia, the Warleader; Borborygmos Enraged; shocklands; Deathpact Angel; Domri Rade; Enter the Infinite; Fathom Mage; Firemane Avenger; Hellkite Tyrant; Illusionist's Bracers; Rubblehulk; Treasury Thrull; Whispering Madness