Light Up the Stage

Light Up the Stage

Sorcery

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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH 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
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Light Up the Stage Discussion

thomashapp71 on Flame Rift Burn

3 days ago

Squirrelbacon, I am going to toy around with Roiling Vortex in the Main at some time, I do like it in a lot of matchups, it just makes sense. As for Wayward Guide-Beast , I am not to sold on the risk/reward aspect. I would probably run Light Up the Stage instead for some draw.

FoxandtheVoid on Norin, Agent of Chaos

4 days ago

Profet93

Thank you so much for your interest in my deck and this thorough suggestion list and comment. So starting off with the draw you suggested, I kinda missed War Room , I am currently making up a list of things I want to change and I'm slightly changing up the pacing and direction and will be adding more draw. So War Room will definitely be one on the list. Tome of Legends is on my list already so thank you for confirmation on a good draw, especially with Norin popping in and out every turn. I don't know why but Endless Atlas doesn't feel too good to me, maybe if it were 1 mana I'd probably throw that in too but as is I'll pass. Humble Defector my current meta isn't super into playing nice politics so I haven't considered this, also the lack of abusable ETB makes me lean against it. I'll probably talk more on my meta at the end of the comment. As for Ignite the Future and Light Up the Stage they have been kinda on a watchlist, the list I'm working on is gonna look to make big plays with a handful of x cost spells so the flashback with Ignite the Future is less spicy in that sense but still a card I'm looking into playtesting a bit.

Moving on to the Ramp suggestions Curse of Opulence seems nice and I will definitely consider it as I change Norin up to keep it feeling a bit more fresh. Dockside Extortionist I haven't picked up yet because I support my LGS as much as possible and they ones I frequent the most haven't had any in stock when I've been there, and the one time they did - money was a factor. As for the crypt and the gauntlet, I have been playing magic for 20 some years now so many of the pricey cards weren't so pricey when I got them and also have had a healthy local trading market. Yes Myriad Landscape is too slow for my liking. You are correct in your assumption that I am not running Ruby Medallion because of the high amount of artifacts I'm running. It will likely be reconsidered. Sword of the Animist seems kinda good on paper, but my meta likes to do lots of spell casting on other peoples turns so I feel bad spending 2 to equip only to have someone cast a spell and make Norin go away. Oh, and as for Gauntlet of Power and Caged Sun both are going in with my next big change so stay tuned lol.

Utility & Misc. Chandra, Torch of Defiance is good, I'll consider it but not sure where to fit it in, also she will never live to see her -7 in my meta. Dualcaster Mage wasn't considered because I'm only running 9 sorcery and 1 instant and most of them not super great to duplicate, my new list may change this so I may come back and reconsider. Sunbird's Invocation seems perfect for the new list I'm cooking up, thank you! I will definitely play test that. Blast Zone just seems meh, I don't like the XX cost, I haven't found too many enchantments I've wanted to remove and when I do I make them artifacts and destroy them or take them. Flametongue Kavu and Inferno Titan just seem too expensive for what they do, the Kavu being limited to creatures is a bummer imo. Terror of the Peaks should go on to replace Warstorm Surge I'll have to look into that. And lastly Zealous Conscripts used to be in the deck along with a Goblin Recruiter and Moggcatcher and every game was basically the same, tutor for kiki and either gamble or wheel into zealous it felt boring and I didn't enjoy playing it. Might make a return one day in the right meta.

As for your synergy suggestion, I would add it but my new list is actually going to omit Mind's Eye.

Now for my meta... well I currently find myself in limbo as just a few weeks ago my group had a bit of a falling out. Basically, one of my friends became the direct boss of others in the group and he had to let one of them go from the company during covid lockdowns and it just created a lot of bad blood. Drama aside, we had some people showing up with cEDH decks when others were playing intentionally suboptimal decks and only one other person would play nice politics with me so it was kind of difficult at times. Ridiculous amounts of removal, both targeted and mass, so I typically felt somewhat okay running a bit light on that. Also with reds artifact hate and the ability to turn things into artifacts I never really felt disadvantaged.

As I said a few times I am making some changes and I'll be adding things like Firecat Blitz and Tempt with Vengeance to dump a mass amount of creatures in at once for those warstorm/pandemonium effects. I am currently focusing primarily on a new Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck that you may enjoy, I hope to get it up and made public in the next two or three days. And if you enjoyed this Norin deck for it's low cmc curve you may enjoy the Alesha deck because it's even lower!

Thank you again for taking interest and thanks for the upvote. All of these suggestions are appreciated. :) I hope you have a great weekend.

Profet93 on Norin, Agent of Chaos

1 week ago

FoxandtheVoid

I like your deck and it's avg cmc. How do you deal with the lack of card draw red has? I see you have some wheels, but without a reliable way to tutor for them or draw into them, wouldn't it be best to add more general card draw to help ensure you don't run out of gas. Have you considered the following....

War Room - Draw

Tome of Legends / Endless Atlas - Draw

Humble Defector - Draw + Politics. I use homeward path in my build for this slight synergy and politics with confusion in the ranks. Not needed but fun. Also noteworthy is homeward path's ability to mess with opposing GY shenanigans should they attempt to reanimate ours/other creatures

Ignite the Future / Light Up the Stage - "Draw" that works well with top. Flashback on ignite has won me 3 games that I can remember, although my avg cmc is slightly higher.

Per your description, I think running caged sun and gauntlet of power would be helpful as refilling our hands is only as useful as we can drop stuff down. Again, your cmc is slightly lower so perhaps only gauntlet of power is needed

Curse of Opulence - T1 Norin, T2 Curse. T3 Profit + Politics

Dockside Extortionist - Speaking of treasure, is he not included due to price? I see you have gauntlet of might and mana crypt so I'm unsure if you have budget restrictions

Myriad Landscape - Or is it too slow?

Ruby Medallion - Are you not running this due to it's inability to ramp artifacts? I find it useful nevertheless, especially when trying to dump your hand, I think its potential use outweighs the lack of artifact ramp.

Sword of the Animist - T1 Norin, T2 Sword, T3 Norin grabs the sword, swings at the enemy, runs away back to safety while grabbing a land. I like land ramp due to it being less susceptible to removal and fueling valakut.

Chandra, Torch of Defiance - Ramp, removal, draw and wincon all in 1

Dualcaster Mage - Value + combo with heat shimmer or twinflame should you wish to go that route. Each of those cards fuels ETB synergies as well.

Sunbird's Invocation - Expensive to cast but THE VALUE if it sticks. Hit or miss with many players, but has won me too many games to count. Perhaps my meta might be a bit more relaxed than yours though

Blast Zone - See no way for you to interact with enchantments. This might help should you wish. Nice with crucible

Flametongue Kavu - Removes most creatures, although it kills itself if its the only targettable creature on board

Inferno Titan - Burn, baby burn!

Terror of the Peaks - Burn baby burn part 2!

Zealous Conscripts - ETB value + Combo with Kiki-Jiki

A synergy to put in your description is Honor Shaku + Norin + Mind's eye = Draw during each opponent's draw step by tapping norin to fuel honor and honor to fuel mind's eye

Looking forward to your response to each suggestion. +1, nice deck. Would love to know more about your meta as well.

Hardhitta7 on Purple Drank

1 week ago

Teach by Example doesn’t do anything unless you have another spell to go with it then you need at least 3 mana, and you get to copy a Shock or a cantrip. Not really worth it.

And the deck rarely has mana open for a 3 mana counter. You want all your main deck spells to be able to be cast to trigger prowess or Stormwing Entity . That’s one of the reasons I cut Light Up the Stage the first time because you want to attack first before you play it.

Thank you for the suggestions and upvote though!

zapyourtumor on Purple Drank

1 week ago

You only have 22 spells, 14 of which are instants, but 20 creatures. I'd probably cut dreadhorde as its less aggro and more of a midrange value spellslinger creature in a pyromancer-type deck imo. Some instants and sorceries you could add are Light Up the Stage , Lightning Strike , ... and actually looks like there aren't many options in pioneer because all the good ones are only modern legal. But I still think you should cut some creatures for more spells.

zapyourtumor on Speedy Red Bois

2 weeks ago

Instead of Tormenting Voice , I'd run Light Up the Stage for card advantage. And maybe a singleton of Magmatic Sinkhole to make use of all the cards you're dumping in the graveyard.

Also, in the SB I think you could drop 1 rending and 1 roast for 2 Fry just because them planeswalkers mad annoying.

Other than that, the list looks solid! I usually don't see red auras with aggro but it seems consistent.

rotimislaw on Power Outage at the Stensia Inn

2 weeks ago

Yeah, I'd advise to playtest the Risk Factor . Whereas a choice for your opponent is happening, they'll always choose what's worse for you.

All in all, you'll need to make sure if unconditional 3 damage from another Lightning Bolt -like card or additional card draw from Light Up the Stage -like card won't be better in your case in most games :)

kael243 on Is it Blitz? Prowess? YES!

3 weeks ago

Thanks for pointing it out! Playtested the card quite a number of times, and it does work well with the deck... which is why I immediately added it to replace Light Up the Stage

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