Thespian's Stage


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare

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Thespian's Stage


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, : Thespian's Stage becomes a copy of target land and gains this ability.

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Thespian's Stage Discussion

abby315 on Dark depths/blood moon build

3 days ago

I don't really see why this is any better or faster than Legacy lands. It's much easier to use Thespian's Stage to get out early Marit Lage. If you want to use Blood Moon + Depths, I'd take a look at existing Lands lists and see if they could use a Blood Moon as a stall piece--but I kind of doubt it.

es0p0s on Marit Lage turbo (budget)

6 days ago

Well Illusificate im so glad you said that because i rly wanted to explain the reason behind said combo. Well in the deck you are suggesting (which is so fun to play btw) there is the risk of them countering your combo and if you have an empty library as soon as you draw you lose the game instantly... many players skip over the fact that this combo is so strong only because it can't be countered. Once Dark Depths and Thespian's Stage are in play and online you just wait for them to tap out for their hard removal. And then....20 dmg. Lands also always hold priority which is another factor to consider.

Profet93 on MonoEVIL

2 weeks ago

Nice deck. I like where you're going with this. As with a lot of mono black, I also get myself down to low life. I then become a lowlife by using Soul Conduit. While it does cost a lot to play and activate, getting 12 mana can't be too difficult in EDH. Especially with Thespian's Stage and Mirage Mirror copying coffers. Because why have 1 or 2 when you can have 4! Have urborg and Deserted Temple in play to add even more mana! You already have the candelabra which is great. It's also worth noting Mirage Mirror can dodge many forms of removal and can combo with dark depths. Moreover, thespian's stage can combo with dark depths.

In Garruk's Wake > Plague Wind. Personally I think both cost too much for what they do.

Forcefield is nice since you already have both maze effects

Rings of Brighthearth MUST GO IN NOW! 2 cards back to your hand? Double the fetch lands (ramp), double planeswalker activations. Please add this now.

Trading Post to help recur your artifacts, provide chump blockers, gain life if you're running too low, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, works well with Contamination. Also helps sac your artifacts to prevent them from getting exiled, as I'm sure your candelabra is a big target

Rishadan Port and The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale. I suggest these expensive cards because your deck is currently valued at 7k.

Phyrexian Arena?

If you want some other ideas to incorporate into your deck, feel free to check out my deck The Descent Into Darkness. If you want suggestions of what to remove for some of my suggestions, let me know

goblinguiderevealpls on Why draw when you can tutor?

3 weeks ago

Yahenni is another excellent commander choice i forgot to mention but you seem to have noticed.. it? Idk if yahenni has a specific gender

Anyways, "it" has excellent synergy with your Grave Pact, id even consider Dictate of Erebos to double up on the effects for yahenni

Im gonna agree with PookandPie here in that Necropotence is black's most powerful spell in edh alongside black tutors and Yawgmoth's Will

Id recommend extra mana ramp lands to get things out sooner and bolster Exsanguinate or Consume Spirit effects, the lands im referring to are the ones i mentioned earlier, Crypt of Agadeem, Cabal Coffers, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and perhaps even a Thespian's Stage to copy coffers or crypt for INSANE mana potential

Other than that, the deck looks solid now, maybe a Bonehoard, Cranial Plating or Lashwrithe to make your creatures massive?

RicketyEng on Kumano Master Burnbushi

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the upvote on my Arjun deck!

I have a couple of suggestions I hope you will find worth considering:

  • Disrupt Decorum is a new spell from the Vampiric Bloodlust deck. It might help with keeping some aggression away from you at least for a round.

  • I noticed the large number of basic mountains so I thought of Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. A friend has it in his mono red deck along with a lot of mountains, but also with Thespian's Stage and I think Vesuva in order to clone it. Then including a few fetchers like Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse allow you to use your mountains as weapons at instant speed.

LeaPlath on EldraziTron

3 weeks ago

The Urza lands just aren't better than Eldrazi Temple, Vesuva, Glimmerpost, Cloudpost, Thespian's Stage, Ancient Tomb and City of Traitors when it comes to this sort of stuff.

reeljazz7 on Meren - PreCon 2015 Modified

4 weeks ago

I've been running this deck for a bit. Its a solid EDH deck out of the box that can be immediately competitive. The biggest issues I've had so far are pacing. It needs more bi-color lands, and more land fetch cards.

Some cards I'm looking at include Awakening Zone, Blooming Marsh, Bojuka Bog, Catacomb Sifter, Dark Depths, From Beyond, Hissing Quagmire, Woodland Cemetery, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Thespian's Stage, Temple of Malady, Temple of the False God, Reliquary Tower, Ramunap Excavator, Overgrown Tomb to try and get lands or better land options. Also, Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage can turn nasty quick.

We seem to be on the same page with a lot of our sideboard cards. Couple others I'm contemplating that might work, are adding Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion as a nice combo. I'm also considering Bontu the Glorified. I also plan to add a Vampire Hexmage to combo with Dark Depths.

Hope some of these ideas help!

TheDeckMaker2300 on test 2

1 month ago

no problem

so here we go with the others

first off seriously how come Platinum Angel isn't here? its a safety net

i notice Hive Mind is a card so this cycle should help

Epic struggle

  1. Sprouting Phytohydra + Pestilence/Pyrohemia
  2. Saproling Symbiosis
  3. Mycoloth
  4. Storm Herd
  5. oh and all the token doublers Parallel Lives/Anointed Procession are the cheapest


  1. Infinite Reflection
  2. Progenitor Mimic
  3. Rite of Replication this is the most important one
  4. Spitting Image

Laboratory Maniac

  1. Leveler
  2. Thought Lash
  3. Divining Witch/Demonic Consultation (also works with Approach of the Second Sun)
  4. Enter the Infinite
  5. Inverter of Truth

Near-Death Experience

  1. Worship
  2. Angel's Grace
  3. Soulgorger Orgg
  4. Sustaining Spirit
  5. Fortune Thief
  6. anything spell/permanent that involves paying any amount of life my favorite isMinion of the Wastes because this works with Mayael's Aria as well

Mayael's Aria

  1. Serra Avatar
  2. Progenitus (promo versions are only $5)
  3. Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage/Vampire Hexmage
  4. Primordial Hydra

Chance Encounter

just one thing Krark's Thumb

Darksteel Reactor/Azor's Elocutors/Helix Pinnacle

note: only proliferate

  1. Deepglow Skate (all other counter related stuff works too.)
  2. anything with proliferate Contagion Engine and Inexorable Tide are the best ones
  3. Kalonian Hydra (the ariel will work as well)
  4. Gilder Bairn
  5. Winding Constrictor
  6. if your are willing to spend this much money. Doubling Season but you can go without it

Celestial Convergence

two things Hex Parasite and Vampire Hexmage but i want to point this out puting it to zero doesn't cause it to trigger it has to be on upkeep for the winner to be decided from this.

Felidar Sovereign/Test of Endurance

the celestial convergence win con takes this as well

  1. Kambal, Consul of Allocation
  2. Fumigate
  3. Wall of Reverence (with that avatar i mentioned eariler you double your life every end step)
  4. Debt to the Deathless
  5. Any of the whenever one of your creatures ETB Soul Warden is the best one

Barren Glory

  1. you have Banishing Light so the family members of this
  2. Kaervek's Spite trigger just before your turn
  3. Decree of Annihilation

Demonic Pact

just Bazaar Trader and Zedruu the Greatheartedand theres a few more enchantments you can do the exact same thing with Fractured Identity but you need platinum angel for a few of them though


nothing everything you need for this one is here

Approach of the Second sun

just a couple more tutors thats itlast but not least

Mechanized Production/Hellkite tyrant

the biovisonary and epic struggle stuff works if the target is a creature
  1. Darksteel Citadel
  2. Myr Battlesphere
  3. Hangarback Walker
  4. Thopter Assembly
  5. Thopter Spy Network
welp hope this stuff helpsoh one more thing Fractured Identity it works with leveler just as well as phage
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