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.

Ambition's Cost Discussion

wowsuchdoge on Modern Mardu Warriors

3 days ago

Catpocolypse I do like those creatures however they are not warriors and the effects from some cards like Blood-Chin Rager and Chief of the Edge would be wasted. Im thinking about making a mardu humans deck though.

Ambition's Cost looks interesting, might have to playtest it.

Mardu Charm However i've played alot before and i feel its kind of inferior when you have Boros Charm

Catpocolypse on Modern Mardu Warriors

3 days ago

I think that you have enough humans that Champion of the Parish or Thalia's Lieutenant are possible pickups.

Some card draw might be useful too. I'd suggest Ambition's Cost .

Mardu Charm might be worth looking into as well.

WhichKing on Kaalia but uh... Cheap-Ish

1 month ago

You can cut out around 4 creatures and maybe 1 land to fit in five slots for card draw. Card draw allows you to see more of your deck, and gives you more options throughout the game. It is frankly quite difficult to go overboard on card draw, as you'd have to fit so much card draw that your "card draw" draws you into more "card draw".

I suggest the following: Painful Truths , Read the Bones , Night's Whisper , Ancient Craving and Ambition's Cost . You can also check out this link for a decent deckbuilding framework that gives you a balanced deck.

Optimator on Love at First Bite

1 month ago

Another decent card-draw spell: Ambition's Cost

WhichKing on Lady Venom

1 month ago

You have barely any draw. You can start off with Sylvan Library, Erebos, God of the Dead, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Ambition's Cost.

greyninja on

2 months ago

Very cool, very unique

You've got some hardcore stuff like Unspeakable Symbol, Souldrinker, Bloodflow Connoisseur, etc. I also like Blood Artist & co, Marchesa's Infiltrator and Scourge of the Throne for funsies

Your maybeboard options: Erebos, God of the Dead, Grave Pact, and I was thinking hard about Walking Ballista and I feel like there's a combo there?! Doom Whisperer should be in Karador if it isn't already; but just a great card overall

How do you feel about Ambition's Cost and Ancient Craving? They're slightly different than Painful Truths and Promise of Power... Depends on how much draw you think you need I guess. I'd maybe suggest Dusk Legion Zealot and Razaketh, the Foulblooded as well. Razaketh definitely lol

Looks fun! +1

BlueStar220 on Rats Commander

3 months ago

Just some quick suggestions:
I would recommend more card draw so you're not top-decking all the time. (The more cards you draw, the more answers you have.)
I like to aim for around 12 total:
Bloodgift Demon
Decree of Pain
Erebos, God of the Dead
Promise of Power
Ambition's Cost
Ancient Craving
Disciple of Bolas is especially good if you sac a big rat.

I would also recommend more removal cards, I typically aim around 20 give or take (which includes both noncreature and creature removal).
Nevinyrral's Disk
Hero's Downfall
Decree of Pain
Archfiend of Depravity
Butcher of Malakir
Sorin Markov

I also recommend good return spells including:
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
Sheoldred, Whispering One

Keelroth on Rona, Disciple of Gix

3 months ago

I would suggest a little more removal/board wipes. AEtherize and Whelming Wave are good on a budget. In Garruk's Wake Bontu's Last Reckoning and Decree of Pain are also good budget boardwipes. Also a few good targeted removal spells Hero's Downfall to deal with planes walkers and Malicious Affliction since you have a sacrifice subtheme. Nighthowler Mortivore and Eater of the Dead go good with mill theme. And probably good use some more cars draw Ambition's Cost Ancient Craving Treasure Cruise and Blood Divination are good on a budget.

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Ambition's Cost occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.1%

Rakdos: 0.07%

Golgari: 0.04%

RBW (Mardu): 0.08%