Ambition's Cost


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) None
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK) Rare

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Ambition's Cost


You draw three cards and you lose 3 life.

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Ambition's Cost Discussion

Kirtanian on Shamble and Rot

2 weeks ago

Thanks for checking out my Grim-Grin deck.

A couple cards that are nice for getting more creatures in their graveyard to abuse Scarab God are Geralf's Mindcrusher and Geth, Lord of the Vault

Lord of the Undead can be solid to get your creatures back. Especially those with ETC effects. Dreamborn Muse or Graveborn Muse are possibilities, although you have to be careful with graveborn.

Serum Visions looks like a pretty weak card for Commander. Basically you are paying 1 to scry 2 since the draw just replaces the serum visions you cast. Ambition's Cost, Morbid Curiosity, Promise of Power, or Ancient Craving are better for one off card draw.

Cryptbreaker could be fantastic in this deck if you can keep it alive. Greed, Grim Haruspex, and Rhystic Study are solid repeatable draw for Commander.

Hope some of these suggestions are useful. Good Luck!

bem77 on Wort, Boggart Auntie EDH

2 weeks ago

With this deck being very aggro-centric and relatively low CMC, you are going to run out of cards in your hand. Not a fun situation to be in. So I would recommend Dark-Dweller Oracle and Rummaging Goblin as some synergistic card advantage. For just straight good card draw, I would lean into your black card draw spells such as Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Ambition's Cost, and Blood Divination.

A tutor or two wouldn't be bad idea. For this deck I would look at Diabolic Intent. With it's current reprinting in Battlebond it is also somewhat affordable.

Speaking of Battlebond, I would also look into Last One Standing as it is a fantastic and cheap (both CMC and money-wise) board wipe.

usaDiabetic on Hyper Markov

1 month ago

My only issue is a lot(not all) of that card draw is conditional, you need to cast a vamp,need a amp on top, have a creature die, ect. and Forerunner isn't really card draw. Also with Banner and the Sun at 5-6 CMC I would prefer to also have stuff like Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Ambition's Cost, ect.

I love having access to "just get rid of it" cards like Anguished Unmaking, Swords to Plowshares, Utter End, Vandalblast ect.

Like I said your build looks really fun, I would just sure up some stuff like lands so you cant cast your big impact stuff, have access to more utility like Field of Ruin, Ghost Quarter Detection Towerect. and even just for fixing.

It's always good to have acess to good cheap unconditional card draw and a few emergency button removal spells.

JoeNathan37 on Dance of Pales [EDH]

1 month ago

You might want to consider Champion of Dusk as a strong source of card draw, as well as maybe Greed and Necropotence. In my experience these types of card draw effects tend to work better here than Ambition's Cost type effects.

Also, Shared Animosity is very strong here. It can pump your army to ridiculous levels of power with little effort, and in many cases is a better Door of Destinies. The problem with the Door is it has no immediate effect when it hits the board and it requires gas afterwards to get it working, and it’s an absolutely terrible draw late game.

I also play an Edgar Markov deck as you might imagine. Feel free to check mine out, you might find some more cards you want for your deck: Edgar Markov tokens

PlattBonnay on Dance of Pales [EDH]

1 month ago

Ambition's Cost is likely worse than Painful Truths. One mana cheaper is a big deal for aggro decks. Also, is Mox Diamond missing because of cost or did you choose to exclude it?

DofaLord on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

1 month ago

Don't feel obligated to respond, this is kind of unreasonable and unrelated.

Do you believe that this deck can work on a hardcore budget?(under $100) I initially thought that most of its 'core' cards aren't super expensive, and i was interested in building this. after looking at the more costly cards, it looks like most of the extra money is in tutors and the manabase - do you think it can be done? or does the combo need those cheap cards so badly? This is what I have so far:

Yawgmoth's Will -> Recoup --- Fork -> Mana Geyser --- Entomb -> Demonic Collusion --- Sensei's Divining Top -> Crystal Ball This one is sketchy --- Demonic Tutor -> Tainted Pact --- Vampiric Tutor -> Diabolic Tutor --- Serra Ascendant -> Sphinx-Bone Wand --- Phyrexian Arena -> Ambition's Cost ---- Austere Command -> Planar Cleansing --- Necropotence -> Painful Truths --- Cloud Key -> primal amulet --- Lotus Petal -> Pentad Prism --- Tithe -> Terrarion --- Abeyance -> Niveous Wisps ---

SenseiRamen on Shirei's Little Helpers

1 month ago

Your deck seems a little low on card draw. You might want to consider adding] Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Ambition's Cost, Reprocess and Damnable Pact (the latter can double as a life drain spell).

Also, in a deck with so many expendable creatures, Eliminate the Competition seems like an excellent removal spell.

If they're within your budget, Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact would be amazing in this deck.

Some not-so-great cards you can swap out are Guiltfeeder, Dash Hopes, Vampire Cutthroat, Drain Life and Life's Finale.

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