Good morning, good afternoon, or good night, wherever you are in the world. I'm Jon Corpora and I'm counting down the best-selling Magic cards of the past week, so strap in because it's about to get crazy up in here.
Supreme Will kicks things off. Control is in a bad spot in Standard right now, and if these blue decks want to succeed in the face of the speed and resiliency all these Standard creature decks have, then they're gonna need versatile cards. That's where Supreme Will comes in—it can either counter a spell or digs towards a sweeper… or a Torrential Gearhulk, if that's what you're into.
Authority of the Consuls is one of the better answers available to the red decks; Ramunap Red relies heavily on a high density of creatures with haste in order to operate, and Authority of the Consuls shuts that right down.
Speaking of Ramunap Ruins, the card stays in the top ten this week because it gives the red deck both mana AND direct damage. It's tough to overstate the in-game value of Ramunap Ruins, and it has proven to be a format-warping card.
There's a black and red midrange deck preying on all the creature tribes running around, and a big part of their strategy is Doomfall. Just like Supreme Will, Doomfall's a versatile card, acting as a discard spell in certain matchups with the capability of exiling hard-to-deal-with creatures… like, say, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger.
Abrade has gotten much better in recent weeks, now that more decks are packing Aethersphere Harvester and Skysovereign, Consul Flagship. It's also worth noting that God-Pharaoh's Gift is starting to make a comeback, making Abrade even better.
The Commander decks pre-sold like hotcakes all last week, thanks to some cool card design and a focus on tribal decks. Because who doesn't love a good ol' cat deck?
The full-art lands are going to sell well until the end of time. Get on board with it. Being angry at that is like being angry at the sun for rising and setting every day.
Spire of Industry holds strong, occupying the number two spot for last week's sales. Like I said Friday, it's a potential Modern staple at a low price point that's begging to be bought up. If you can snatch up Spire of Industry at two dollars, go for it, but be prepared to sit on it for at least a year. Spire of Industry is going to go up, but it'll be a slow climb.
And the number-one seller this week is Hollow One, and if you're watching this on YouTube of Facebook, you should really check out the magic.tcgplayer article, because we've got the Modern Hollow One deck below and it rules. Vengevine is sweet.
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