Most Expensive Theros Beyond Death Cards Revealed
Magic: The Gathering expanded greatly at the start of 2020 and this new decade with the launch of the first expansion for the new year: Theros Beyond Death. Taking a massive departure from the previous expansion of Throne of Eldraine, players were curious how it would turn out.
MTG Theros Beyond Death Released With a Variety of New Cards
MTG Theros Beyond Death is a much different expansion than we have seen in recent years. Forsaking the hyper fantasy or science fiction elements of some recent card sets, Theros Beyond Death is all about themes and tones centered around classic Greek history and mythology.
A wide variety of new cards are in the set, even if it is a smaller one than we have seen in a while. Because of this, though, the sheer quality of the card set is kept at a pretty solid point with most cards in the expansion being good, if not great or amazing.
Not only are the new cards great, but the style of them is interesting as well. Theros Beyond Death doesn’t do a whole lot of new keywords or card types. However, it does bring back some fan favorites like the Saga cards. What’s better is that it takes those card types and makes them much better.
Also, the enchantment cards, in general, are far more powerful and useful than in a long time. Just by looking at the most expensive Theros Beyond Death cards, this is something that you can see.
Most Expensive Theros Beyond Death Cards
Released on January 24, Theros Beyond Death is available both physically through the tabletop game and digitally through Magic Online and MTG Arena. The card set has been out for a while, so the most expensive Theros Beyond Death cards have settled at this point.
By now, it is apparent what the best new cards are and how they shape the deck’s players are building. This shaped the price of some of the cards with only the most powerful and rare cards costing a lot of money.
Of course, the prices between the most expensive Theros Beyond Death cards differ between the digital and physical games, but there are some noteworthy trends. To get a feel for what the most valuable cards are, we referenced the good people at MTG Goldfish as a basis for our list.
As always, this most expensive Theros Beyond Death cards list is based on the current selling price of these cards at the time of publishing this. However, it should give a general idea of what cards are highly sought after. Without further ado, let’s jump right in at the top 10 most expensive cards from least expensive to most.
It starts with the least expensive on this list: Shadowspear. Though it is at the beginning of this list, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great card. Shadowspear is around $5.49, which isn’t a lot but shouldn’t be ignored since it is worth more than an entire card pack.
Shadowspear is a legendary artifact equipment card that costs only one mana to use. The equipped creature that you give it to will gain a bonus of plus one/plus one to stats and the trample and lifelink keywords. While that is good enough on its own for one mana, the card doesn’t end there.
You can pay an additional one mana to make it so that your opponents’ cards all lose hexproof and indestructible until the end of the turn. The rather impressive move is great for countering many of the cards and decks revolving around annoying keywords; hence, its popularity.
9. Elspeth, Sun’s Nemesis
Though she has fallen quite far, the next card on the list is the featured planeswalker for Theros Beyond Death: Elspeth, Sun’s Nemesis. She currently costs around $6.70, a little more than the previous card.
Elspeth, Sun’s Nemesis isn’t the greatest on her own. She is one of the lamer planeswalkers in recent memory, which is likely a contribution to her low price. The legendary white planeswalker costs four mana to summon, two of which must be white mana.
Elspeth, Sun’s Nemesis starts with five loyalty points and has no abilities that gain them. The first costs one point and lets you pick up to two creatures to gain plus two/plus one until the end of the turn. Her second ability costs two points and lets you create two one/one white human soldier creature tokens.
Her ultimate ability follows, which costs three points and lets you gain five life. While this card can be great when paired with others, her usefulness isn’t that amazing.
8. Klothys, God of Destiny
Costing a little more than our last entry, Klothys, God of Destiny comes in at around $7.04. One of several legendary enchantment creature cards in this new set, this god card costs three mana to summon. One must be red and another green to match its dual elements.
It arrives on the field with the stats of four/five, along with the frustrating indestructible keyword. If your devotion (how much mana is in the costs of the cards you have on the field) to red and green is less than seven, Klothys isn’t a creature.
At the beginning of your turn, while on the field, you can exile a card from the graveyard. If it is a land card, you can add one red or green to your mana pool. Otherwise, you can gain two life and deal two damage to each opponent—a powerful god card in the right deck.
7. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove
The prices start to rise a little bit with the next card: Dryad of the Ilysian Grove that costs $8.25. A green enchantment creature nymph card, they cost three mana to summon, one of which must be green mana. This card arrives on the field with the stats of two/four.
It has the crazy ability that allows you to play an additional land on each of your turns while this card is out. Every single one of your basic land cards become every land type, in addition to their other typings. For hybrid decks, this is an insanely useful card.
If you want to use something like Klothys while still being loyal to the green color, this card is for you. Not only does it make your deck more versatile, but it allows you to get the lead on your opponent when it comes to the mana pool.
6. Ashiok, Nightmare Muse
The card prices rise considerably more with the next card: Ashiok, Nightmare Muse. One of the other planeswalkers in this set, she is more interesting and useful compared to her counterpart Elspeth. Costing around $10.92, Ashiok is a blue and black legendary planeswalker.
She costs five mana to summon, one of which must be blue and another needs to be black. Like Elspeth, she arrives on the field with five loyalty points but can gain some. Her first ability lets her gain one point and create a two/three blue and black nightmare creature token.
This token causes your opponent to exile the top two cards of their deck when it blocks or attacks. For three points, her next ability lets her return a target nonland permanent to the owner’s hands and then make them exile one card from their hand.
Her ultimate costs seven points and lets you cast up to three cards from your opponents’ exile without paying the mana cost. An insanely powerful planeswalker that is popular.
5. Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger
Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger isn’t too much more, costing around $10.95. The legendary elder giant creature card is a black and red hybrid, costing only one black mana and red mana each to summon. It arrives on the field with the stats of six and six, which are insane for its mana cost.
The moment you cast this on the field, you must sacrifice it unless it escaped. You can later cast this from your graveyard by escaping it with two black and red mana each while exiling five of your cards in the graveyard.
Whenever Kroxa enters the field or attacks, each opponent discards a card. If the card is a land card, they will lose three life points. The card is not only strong when you first summon it but again when you bring it back from the graveyard later.
4. Nyxbloom Ancient
The prices start to jump even more with Nyxbloom Ancient that is worth around $12.40. Nyxbloom Ancient is a green enchantment elemental creature card that costs seven mana to summon. Three must be green mana.
Nyxbloom Ancient arrives on the field with the unfortunate stats of five/five but made up for in its abilities. It has the trample ability. Tapping a permanent for mana gives you three times as much mana from then on. While this card is expensive, it does quickly make up the price and then some.
3. Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling is the next card. She costs around $14.19 to buy. The blue legendary enchantment god creature card requires four mana to bring to the field (one of which must be blue). Like her fellow enchantment gods, she is indestructible. If your devotion is less than five to blue, she isn’t a creature either.
At the beginning of your end step, you can exile up to one other target creature you control. You can then return that card to the field under your control—a strange ability but interesting, nonetheless. You can also spend four mana (one blue mana, of course) to tap another target creature.
2. Heliod, Sun-Crowned
The second to last most expensive card in the new expansion thus far is another god card at $16.96. This time, it is Heliod, Sun-Crowned, who is a white legendary god enchantment creature card. He costs three mana to summon, one of which must be white mana.
Heliod, Sun-Crowned arrives with the stats of five/five, which are pretty good for the mana cost and the indestructible keyword as expected. If your devotion to white is less than five, Heliod isn’t a creature either. What’s impressive about Heliod is his very different ability.
Whenever you gain life, put a plus one/plus one counter on a target creature or enchantment that you control. Also, you can pay two mana (one white, of course) to give another target creature lifelink until the end of the turn.
1. Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath
The most expensive card in Theros Beyond Death is perhaps the very best card in the entire set: Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath. The blue and green legendary elder giant creature card is much better than its counterparts.
It costs three mana to summon Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath, one being green and another being blue. Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath has the stats of six/six, which is impressive. However, it will be sacrificed the first time you bring it to the field. That doesn’t stop it from activating its initial ability, though.
Whenever Uro enters the field or attacks, you gain three life points, draw a card, and then can put another land card from your hand onto the field. That is impressive and overpowered, especially if you can bring Uro back from the graveyard.
You can do so by escaping it with two green and two blue mana each and exiling five other cards from your graveyard. It is no surprise this is the most expensive card at a whopping $41.43 currently.