We're getting right into it this week, people. No messing around, just straight to the good stuff.
TOP 5 CARDS BY REVENUE
As always, "by revenue" doesn't mean "these sold the most copies" – they simply generated the most revenue. This is a useful distinction for the folks that quote-unquote "live off the margins."
1. Polluted Delta (KTK)
2. Flooded Strand (KTK)
3. Windswept Heath (KTK)
4. Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
5. Hangarback Walker
The list is the same for the second week in a row, ostensibly because fetchlands are still highly sought-after in every format they're legal in, and because people are now realizing the applications of Magic Origins standouts in Eternal formats. Feast your eyes on this Vintage deck from Eternal Weekend:
Apparently Hangarback Walker scales pretty nicely as long as your format has Mishra's Workshop unrestricted and doing broken stuff. I've been a sucker for Workshop decks since the early 2000's, and the idea "going off" (casting a Hangarback Walker off of two Mishra's Workshops) with this deck is an attractive one.
Meanwhile, in another powerful format, Grand Prix champion Michael Majors showed off the range of Jace, Vryn's Prodigy:
Majors showed Modern something a handful of Standard players already knew – Merfolk Looter is almost good enough by itself, and five cards in the graveyard is a laughably easy mark to hit in order to flip Jace.
SONG TO LISTEN TO BETWEEN ROUNDS OF THE WEEK
"Pompeii," by Bastille. The song tells the story of the actual Roman city of Pompeii, which got swallowed up in ash. That's what you get for building a city right next to a volcano.
TOP 5 CARDS SOLD
Now here's the list of the real movers and shakers. Top 5 cards "by revenue" is basically a metric that accounts for the fact that cheaper cards traditionally sell in way more volume.
Are you ready to have your mind blown???
1. Hangarback Walker
2. Polluted Delta (KTK)
3. Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4. Windswept Heath (KTK)
5. Flooded Strand (KTK)
The same five cards, just jumbled around a bit. NEWSFLASH: Good cards sell well.
Enjoy your week. I hope it's everything you've always wanted.