It’s that time again, when a new set is out and Wizards decides to grace us with a couple of pre-made, tournament ready decks. This time though, they decided that the whole “two decks, two options” theme did not work out so well, and have given us only one deck this time around. Focusing on Selesnya and populate, the deck is set to be released just in time for Game Day. This deck has a MSRP of $20.

As usual, we are going to take a look at the financial value of this deck based on Star City pricing. Let’s take a look.

 Strength of Selesnya

4 Evolving Wilds
6 Forest
1 Godless Shrine
1 Grove of the Guardian
7 Plains
4 Selesnya Guildgate
1 Swamp
1 Champion of Lambholt
2 Doomed Traveler
1 Geist-Honored Monk
1 Odric, Master Tactician
2 Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage
1 Wayfaring Temple
1 Advent of the Wurm
4 Call of the Conclave
1 Growing Ranks
1 Increasing Devotion
4 Intangible Virtue
3 Lingering Souls
1 Parallel Lives
2 Rancor
3 Rootborn Defenses
4 Selesnya Charm
4 Wake the Reflections

Sideboard
4 Centaur Healer
3 Druid’s Deliverance
4 Pacifism
1 Rogue’s Passage
3 Sundering Growth

 

And here is the current price breakdown of the deck:

¬†Looking at the key cards, there are actually some value uncommons in this deck. Both Rancor, at $3, and Lingering Souls, at $2, are popular and in demand cards. Multiple copies of each put the uncommon card value at $12. Next are the rares. The main cards here are the out of place Godless Shrine ($13) and Advent of the Wurm ($8). Including a shock land in an event deck is an interesting choice, not being a Temple Garden is even more interesting. The only other notable rare is Parallel Lives, which has held value at $4. Combining these cards with the uncommons and we have a value of $37 for the key money cards. While $37 is great for trade value, real value will be about half the price. Even then, at a value of $18.50 just for the key cards alone, the event deck is worth it’s $20 price tag for all that you get.

If you need the cards, or want to fill your binder with trade fodder, this event deck is a worthwhile purchase. Otherwise, you aren’t missing much.