Urza, Lord Excessive Artificer, Costs Climbing Rapidly


If you knock down an Urza in the right deck on turn 3 or 4, it will lead to an easy win. The Lord High Artificer effectively turns all your artifacts into Soon sapphireS

Mox Saphire is one of the “Power 9” (the 9 rarest and most powerful cards in Magic: the Gathering) and is not legal in Modern under normal circumstances. But thanks to Urza, you can make a whole field out of it.

Now the price of Urza, Lord High Artificer is increasing.

Urza, Lord High Artificer

Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast Urza, Lord High Artificer, regular art, retro frame, and foil etch, each from left to right

All versions of Urza are on the rise. The regular Modern Horizons art copy dropped out $43.00 early February to $55.00-$60.00 at the time of writing.

Premium versions of Urza are even more expensive. The foil-etched Urza is current $60.00+. And the foiled retro-framed Urza is almost done $100.00!

Price history of Urza, Lord High Artificer | TCGPlayer

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Why has Urza gone up in price?

There are a few possibilities as to why Urza has increased in price.

First, Wizards of the Coast was recently banned Lurrus of the Dream Cave into modernity. That announcement spurred a lot of market moves for cards that cost three or more mana, such as Experienced Pyromancer and Ranger Captain of Eos. Part of Urza’s rise could be attributed to the Lurrus ban as players look for new ways to end games.

Second, artifact strategies received a lot of support in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. like cards Moonsnare prototype encouraged players to experiment with 8-cast strategies in Modern. Play these decks train of thought and mind monitor to draw large amounts of cards while Urza produces lots of mana.

Finally, The Brother’s War is coming out later this year. This is a set focused on the feud between Urza and his brother Mishra. It’s possible that people are now buying Urza in anticipation of the upcoming set.

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Is it worth buying Urza now?

I recently bought a few copies of Urza despite the price increase because I think so The price of Urza may continue to rise.

There is some risk in buying Urza right now. Double Masters 2022 is coming later this year, so there’s a chance that WOTC will reboot Urza. But if Urza doesn’t show up in the set, it probably will become more expensive as the brothers’ war approaches.

If you find low listed copies on TCGPlayer $50.00Personally, I would seize the opportunity.

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