Thespian's Stage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare

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Thespian's Stage


: Gain .

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

Thespian's Stage Discussion

Ehsteve on Lord Windgrace Sits Behind A Chasm

3 days ago

Exciting updates:

The cuts:

These cuts feel fairly easy from how I feel the way the deck has shaped up recently. Borborygmos Enraged on paper seems like the perfect fit for the deck but honestly, without a lot of reanimation the deck is probably doing much better things than trying to cast a 8 mana spell that doesn't impact the board immediately, nor does it win the game in one fell swoop. Throwing out multiple bolts with a Life from the Loam does seem nice, but this deck has very few ways of easily assembling that synergy, on top of being rather mana-intensive. Tectonic Edge has been on the chopping block for a long time. Strip Mine and Wasteland just fit that slot so well without needing to leave mana open to activate. With the currently capacity to search for lands in the deck, I think three sources is too many, whereas 2 feels about right. Again in different versions of this deck, I can imagine these cards making a lot more sense, but in its current iteration, this deck has drifted quite a bit from where it started.

The new tech:

I think that the new core set has a lot to offer to this deck, much more than a lot of past sets. Personally not that hot on the green and red cavaliers as they don't offer enough for their casting cost, but there is a lot of potential in more budget builds. Field of the Dead just seems like the easiest include for this deck. Especially once you factor in land copying effects like Vesuva and Thespian's Stage , the ability to generate multitudes of zombie tokens is rather scary. Dread Presence just feels like that little edge the deck needed to just go off late game with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . A Scapeshift can be that much more devastating for an opponent or an opportunity to draw into an out or win condition. The other factor is the lifegain, which can mitigate the cost of maintaining the Glacial Chasm .

Looking towards the future:

The following cards that are in the spotlight to adding, cutting or swapping:

  • Elvish Reclaimer : Summoning sickness is a massive detriment to how I feel about this card, especially as a late-game draw. The effect is rather powerful with this build so I will not write off this card anytime soon.
  • Prismatic Vista : It's in the mail on its merry way and will probably either replace Evolving Wilds or perhaps Sheltered Thicket .


  • Sheltered Thicket for Forest : I no longer think that the current red fixing in the deck is justified, and the cycling has come into play very little versus any of the other three cycling lands due to the cost. This is especially true in the early game where the difference between one and two mana is rather large when ramping. The entering tapped is also detrimental to both early and late game mana. Once Prismatic Vista is slotted into the deck, the more basics, the better.

golgariizzet on A Song of Ice, Fire, and Uglies

1 week ago

Shivan Sand-Mage , maybe Dark Depths paired with the Thespian's Stage copy dark depths copy comes without counters boom instant nasty 20/20 indestructible flying

Bolt_Snap_Bolt on Yarok the Desecrated|Panhorrormonicon Lands Matter

1 week ago

Is there a reason why you aren't playing more utility lands like Thespian's Stage , Blast Zone , or Dark Depths ? They're all very good especially in a lands matter deck. Elvish Reclaimer is also very useful if you're going with a lands Matter theme. here is my primer if you're interested. Get off My Land

Boomcat12B on Lord Windgrace - lands - tips welcome

1 week ago

You are correct on how the combo would work. Basically when you copy Dark Depths with Thespian's Stage you have to sac the original depths due to the legendary rule, then because stage is already on the battlefield as it becomes a copy of depths it does not have any ice counters on it, therefore it "becomes" Marit lage immediately. Since you do not have any counters on the copy of depths you sacrifice it. If you have Windgrace out you can simply minus him and get both lands back to not only tap them for mana ( Dark Depths becomes a swamp with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth ) and have the combo ready for when Lage gets removed to do all over again.

FelixMortem on Chainer, Master of Mana and Graveyards

2 weeks ago

Which land is Thespian's Stage supposed to copy? Which land does Deserted Temple typically untap?

scrotality on Freed Real Estate

2 weeks ago

nice deck! have you tried the Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage combo? i put them in mine ([Oathbreaker] Wrenn and Stax); marit lage is backbreaking in this format lol

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Thespian's Stage occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.51%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Black: 0.47%

Golgari: 0.1%