Top 10 Most Expensive MTG Cards from Universes Beyond: Doctor Who

Prices that will exterminate your wallet.

With the Doctor Who Commander decks now on the shelves of your LGS, and with singles from them flying around, it’s a good time to evaluate the pricing of some of the set’s most popular cards. Between high-profile old reprints and new cards that could shake things up in Commander, there’s a lot to get our teeth into with the new Doctor Who set – let’s have a look at its most expensive cards!

10. Carpet of Flowers

Universes Beyond: Doctor Who, Rare

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Carpet of Flowers has been around for a very, very long time. It was first printed in Urza’s Saga, back in 1998, and wasn’t reprinted until Mystery Boosters came along. After an appearance in a Secret Lair in 2021, Carpet of Flowers is back once again in Doctor Who. As a Legacy sideboard staple, played as a four-of in some archetypes, there has always been a consistent amount of demand that has underpinned this card’s price. At $5 or so, this new version is the cheapest by quite a margin, which is good news for anyone looking to pick up their copies.

9. Heroic Intervention

Universes Beyond: Doctor Who, Rare

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Here’s a card that needs very little introduction. We’ve all been blown out by Heroic Intervention at one point or another, and this card’s popularity in Commander is very clearly reflected in the number of times it has appeared in Commander-focused products. Forgotten Realms CommanderTales of Middle-earth CommanderCommander Masters… and now, it’s back again in Doctor Who Commander. I’m glad they’re reprinting this card so aggressively, because otherwise there is no chance this card would be available for as little as $5.

8. City of Death

Universes Beyond: Doctor Who, Rare

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You can see why this card might be popular. Giving a token deck the opportunity to clone its best token up to five times is pretty ridiculous, and the fail case is that they end up with six Treasure tokens instead – not a bad outcome, really. This is the sort of card that I would look to secure sooner rather than later, as I can see it becoming very popular and therefore very expensive, as supply will be somewhat restricted. I suppose it could be reprinted as it doesn’t have a Doctor Who-specific name, but all the same if you’re in the market for this card it’s a bargain at $5 and I wouldn’t hesitate to pick it up.

7. Farewell

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Rare

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Farewell has very quickly established itself as one of the best sweepers ever printed. Even at a hefty six mana, this card is so powerful and does so much that it has been enthusiastically picked up in Standard, Pioneer and Commander. And the good news is that with this reprint, it’s cheaper than ever! While a Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty version is $10, the new Doctor Who printing is half that, so there’s never been a better time to grab your copy. Plus, this card brilliantly represents a truly iconic moment from the TV series, as an added bonus for all the Whovians out there.

6. Snuff Out

Duel Decks: Anthology, Common

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Sunbaked Canyon is a core part of the mana base of Modern Burn decks, the perfect land for a deck that cannot afford to flood out. This by itself had been enough to sustain this card’s position as a $15 to $20 card, but those days are over. This reprint will cost you under $6, and already the Modern Horizons version has fallen below $15. These Horizon Canopy-style lands are really, really good – make no mistake – and having access to a highly played one at this price point is excellent for format accessibility.

4. Cyber Conversion

Universes Beyond: Doctor Who, Rare

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Calling this the blue Doom Blade might be going a bit far, but it’s not completely unreasonable. Blue has had effects like Pongify and Rapid Hybridization for a long time, and this card is certainly cut from the same cloth: an instant that replaces a creature with a (hopefully) weaker vanilla creature. Is the extra mana worth making the creature a 2/2 rather than a 3/3? My gut tells me no, and unlike something such as City of Death, I think this card is overhyped and therefore overpriced at $6.

3. Flesh Duplicate

Universes Beyond: Doctor Who, Rare

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Two-mana clones are great. Phantasmal Image remains one of the most popular clone effects purely because of its cheap cost, and while both it and Flesh Duplicate have their downsides, I think Flesh Duplicate is a lot closer to Phantasmal Image than people might think. You get three turns and two attacks with it, which should be enough to do something of consequence assuming you’ve cloned a high-impact creature, and that’s not taking into account blink decks that can just keep flickering this to reset the time counters. I think this is a rock-solid clone, and is well-priced in terms of both mana and money.

2. Displaced Dinosaurs

Universes Beyond: Doctor Who, Uncommon

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Oh boy! Dinosaur decks of all kinds will be absolutely thrilled to get their hands on Displaced Dinosaurs, as it means all their Signets and Talismans aren’t dead draws in the late game, not to mention the fact that it will turn commanders like Atla Palani, Nest Tender or both sides of the upcoming Huatli, Poet of Unity into 7/7s. It’s currently $16, and with a highly unique effect leading to intensified demand on top of somewhat restricted supply, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Displaced Dinosaurs maintain a reasonably high price point into the future.

1. Everybody Lives!

Universes Beyond: Doctor Who, Rare

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I don’t know what is going on with this card. Is it Teferi’s Protection? Is it Angel’s Grace? It does go under Isochron Scepter, which is pretty obnoxious, but it doesn’t do anything in the face of -X/-X sweepers like Toxic Deluge or The Meathook Massacre. It shuts down one-trick combo decks that can only go off once, and unlike Teferi’s Protection, it doesn’t exile itself and so can be recurred, but its symmetry means it protects the entire board from a sweeper. This card has a lot of potential upside, as its $20 price tag indicates, but is it actually going to be that good? I’m not sold on it just yet, but I’m ready to be wrong after seeing it in action properly, so I’ll keep a close eye on its price trajectory in the coming weeks.