Light Up the Stage

Light Up the Stage


Spectacle (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)

Exile the top two cards of your library. Until the end of your next turn, you may play those cards.

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Light Up the Stage occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.39%

Red: 6.17%

Rakdos: 3.09%


All decks: 0.17%

Red: 3.69%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Light Up the Stage Discussion

psionictemplar on Mono-Red Dragon Control

4 days ago

I think you could probably use an extra land or 2 given how many expensive cards you have. Hitting your early land drops will be very key in establishing the cost reduction/ramping part of your deck. I would probably put them in place of the light up the stage. Try this. -3 Light Up the Stage +2 Mountain +1 Spit Flame

Profet93 on When your commander runs away and chaos ensues...

6 days ago


These are all suggestions that will help make your deck function better as you can replace underperforming cards with ramp and card draw, both of which red desperately needs. Your land count is a little low given your avg cmc and your lack of ramp. I can imagine you have a hard time casting your higher cmc cards quite often

usaDiabetic on Izzett dead?

6 days ago

I would run Light Up the Stage over the claims and discoverys. Also would like to see Crackling Drake in this list.

Profet93 on Bacon with a Side of Malignus. (Ilharg EDH)

1 week ago

Bolt Bend - Counters counterspells, redirects some extra turns, some draw, some removal. Overall versatile card which will shine in this build

Mind Stone - Ramp and draw, definitely what red needs.

How does Sundial work with Ilhrag, do the creatures just stay on the battlefield?

Wheel of Fortune, Magus of the Wheel, Mind's Eye, Memory Jar (maybe), Arch of Orazca, Commune with Lava, Endless Atlas, Humble Defector, Ignite the Future, Light Up the Stage, Tome of Legends, Skullclamp, Solemn Simulacrum are all good options for draw. You NEED card draw in red badly.

Chandra, Torch of Defiance - Ramp, card draw, win con all in one.

Where is your enchantment removal? Blast Zone, OG Ugin + Ineffable, Karn Liberated, Oblivion Stone, nev disk, Lux Cannon, Ratchet Bomb and a couple of others can be good enchantment removal.

What do you feel your decks weaknesses are? How has it been playing for you?

Chino90 on Pummeling Pioneer

1 week ago

I would add some card draw or filtering, so it doesnt stop dead on its tracks after the first few turns. Maybe 2x Bond of Flourishing, Season of Growth, Adventurous Impulse, Light Up the Stage or something like that. Cut Larger Than Life for it, since you already have enough pump spells, and that one is the least versatile.

jakeyuki12 on Melee battles

2 weeks ago

Okay, let me give you a quick primer. Card draw: Boros colors have a few categories of cards that can provide card advantage. 1) Wheel effects, like Reforge the Soul, Wheel of Fate, Magus of the Wheel, and if you're willing to drop the money for it, Wheel of Fortune. 2) Impulsive draw effects, like Light Up the Stage, Outpost Siege, Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip, Ignite the Future, many Chandra planeswalkers. 3) Equipment (not technically Boros colors since most are colorless, but Boros is really good at tutoring equipment), like Sword of Fire and Ice, Mask of Memory, Rogue's Gloves, Infiltration Lens. 4) Generic artifacts, like Mind's Eye, The Immortal Sun, Staff of Nin, etc. Ramp: There are plenty of artifacts that can ramp you. Sol Ring is the obvious one of the format, but you can find plenty of artifacts to ramp. White ramps using plains and does so from behind using effects like Knight of the White Orchid and Kor Cartographer. Red ramps all at once and the ramp is typically temporary like a lot of red mana or (lately) treasure tokens. Stuff like Captain Lannery Storm and Dockside Extortionist. Removal: White is the most versatile removal color in the game. The best for creature removal is spells like Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares. Best for artifacts and enchantments is stuff like Return to Dust and the new Heliod's Intervention. If you want the ability to hit anything, something like Grasp of Fate, Oblivion Ring, or Generous Gift works. White also has great Board-wipes. The best one is probably Austere Command, but new ones like Winds of Abandon (which doubles as single-target creature removal), Cleansing Nova, and Hour of Revelation are also great.

I recommend looking at other Boros decklists on tappedout or using a site like as resources to find possible cards for your deck.

Hopefully this was helpful!

Sorin_Markov_1947 on The Rock

3 weeks ago

Two things.

  1. How are you reliably getting card advantage in this deck? Card advantage is probably the biggest question in this meta, and even decks like mono-red have to make concessions to that with things like Light Up the Stage and Experimental Frenzy. You only really seem to be getting card disadvantage with Rotting Regisaur, and the occasional game with The Great Henge.

  2. What is Woe Strider doing in this deck? I'm sure there's a good explanation, I just don't see it.

Sedohr on A Thousand Burns

4 weeks ago

So I've made some changes but I have "two" different versions with minor changes right now that I'm playing with to see if I prefer one over the other.

Firstly I removed all 3 Burning Prophet for 3 Chandra, Acolyte of Flame. I then replaced all 3 Chandra's Outrage with 3 Chandra's Pyrohelix. I replaced 4 Mountain with Castle Embereth, even though I only have 1 on paper I had 3 in Arena already. I then wanted to mess with lands a bit, and with Chandra's Pyrohelix being similar to Shock but 1 more cmc I removed 1 Shock for another land. This leaves me with 3 each of Shock and Chandra's Pyrohelix while retaining 3 Slaying Fire for when I need 4+ damage on a single target and all can be replayed from Chandra, Acolyte of Flame. So far it has run well, but only adding 1 land compared to before still keeps it a bit lean at 21.

Another iteration I'm looking at is to make the similar changes to above with the exception that I kept the Shock for 4x. I removed all 3 Slaying Fire to add another Torbran, Thane of Red Fell for 4x total and 2 mountains. This would leave me with just Shock and Chandra's Pyrohelix for burn spells, but if I am more likely to have Torbran, Thane of Red Fell then those burns spells jump up in damage as well to offset the fact I no longer have a higher damage burn spell. This brings the lands to 22 as well, decreasing the change of mana droughts to make sure I can play my cmc 3/4 creatures while emptying my hand of smaller creatures and burn spells towards mid game (hopefully with some Light Up the Stage for card advantage or Chandra, Acolyte of Flame to replay spells/make 1/1s)

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