Light Up the Stage

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

thefiresoflurve on Obuun, The Hated

2 weeks ago

What kind of budget are you working with?

Azusa, Lost but Seeking is awesome for extra landfall triggers in a turn. Cabaretti Courtyard is also a good search land for doubling up on landfall triggers. Since you have a fair few lands with sacrifice abilities, World Shaper might be worth some consideration, too.

A few more good cards for this in no particular order: Embodiment of Fury, Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi, Druid Class, Field of the Dead ($$), Nissa, Who Shakes the World / Nissa, Vital Force, Omnath, Locus of Rage.

As far as things you can cut to make room: Canopy Baloth is kind of meh since it doesn't have any kind of evasion. Could swap this out for Embodiment of Fury. Might of Murasa could come out for the Awakening, since it's a similar costed effect (surprise giant blocker for only 1 effective mana more). Light Up the Stage feels out of place, could be cut for Druid Class for good gains.

Reviving Dose could also be cut for one of the Nissas - essentially, you're paying 3 mana for 3 life, where you could instead pay 5 mana for an epic planeswalker that makes you more land creatures. I'm also not a particular fan of Weather the Storm, although IMO it's at least situationally better than reviving dose. You could even cut both of those life gain spells and add both Nissas.

Icbrgr on Dragonlord Control

1 month ago

oof yeah havent updated this with organized play in mind since the ban announcement... Expressive Iteration is such a great card... i predict it will come back to pioneer eventually ... another thought is Light Up the Stage... bleh i will think on it.... Behold the Multiverse is really good too... might even be better than Dig Through Time for this particular build... good call!

Icbrgr on

3 months ago

yeah Expressive Iteration is a great spell but the sorcery speed just kinda kills it in this shell... my bro was originally running Light Up the Stage and just came to the conclusion that the INSTANT speed cantrips were where it was at... Opt, Manamorphose, Expedite just allow to sling spells and keep digging for more ammo as needed and combined with the value of Lava Dart and the phyrexian mana spells like Gut Shot/Mutagenic Growth he just closes out games really really quickly if the creatures dont die to removal he just wins.

wallisface on Burn Out

3 months ago

I’d suggest dropping the Magma Jet (2 damage is too little) and Vexing Devil (its too easy for your opponent to play around and make it a useless draw) in place of full-playsets of Skewer the Critics and Goblin Guide (both are solid) and two copies of Light Up the Stage (usually draws you through to more burn).

Stardragon on Slough of Slaughter

3 months ago

McToters I always appreciate comments as long as their respectful. That being said this deck doesn't have any real graveyard synergy just some recursion, it did in it's earliest form but i just bogged the deck down too much for too little advantage. The problem with Akroma's Memorial is that one there no way to protect it so it will just be blown up and two every player will be targeting you since now even a single minotaur is a huge threat, Eldrazi Monument is same thing to lesser extent it doesn't generate as much hate but it does gerenate a lot plus have to sac a creature in a non aristocrats or graveyard/recursion deck can work but you'll be losing more than you'll be gaining from the minotaurs higher CMC cost. Angel of Suffering is a debatable will playtest with her but chances are not very high, again little recursion and you can mill some of your best minotuars, but it can help thin your deck out for better draws a double edged sword for this deck but could work. As for Conspiracy i just don't think having three non tribal cards warrants using a slot for it. As for Magus of the Wheel and Wheel of Fate they are to be considered like Reforge the Soul for some hand reloading. For Illicit Shipment sure it can work really any tutor can just depends on your price range and willingness to $$$ on a piece of cardboard. Light Up the Stage is fun and will play around with it, Coat of Arms was considered but i felt like i didn't need it but Door of Destinies is too slow for my mid range aggro style for this deck

McToters on Slough of Slaughter

3 months ago

Amazing deck--man oh man have minotaurs come along way as a creature type over the years! Thoughts on utilizing Coat of Arms or Door of Destinies? There's also Akroma's Memorial, which is high CMC but great. Eldrazi Monument may help you if you are running into a problem with flying creatures. These are all things I suspect you may have thought of already.

Since Wheel of Fortune is expensive, Magus of the Wheel or Wheel of Fate could help you dump a nice chunk of cards in your graveyard if you're working with enough graveyard recursion.

Conspiracy could widen (or aid) your creature gamut since you currently have 4 non-minotaurs in your line-up. Then you could tutor for that to open up your creature choices.

There's a card in the New Capenna set that may be ballsy but could additionally work with unloading cards into your graveyard -- Angel of Suffering. Illicit Shipment could be a neat tutor for you too.

Truly--this is an AMAZING deck--so take my suggestions with a grain of salt. You know how this works better than I do and you very well may have thought of all these options yourself. Hope this is welcome feedback! Cheers

PS I'm a big fan of Faithless Looting but sometimes Light Up the Stage can be better and nets you two cards instead of breaking even.

McToters on $10 Budget Burn

3 months ago

No problem! I sort of figured you would have heard of most if not all of those cards, and you're right, I seem to remember Light Up the Stage being a few bucks at one point.

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