Increasing Ambition


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Dark Ascension Rare

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Increasing Ambition


Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. If Increasing Ambition was cast from a graveyard, instead search your library for two cards and put those cards into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Flashback 7B (You may cast this spell from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Increasing Ambition Discussion

jrdnhwll on Tasigur, the Golden Fang

1 day ago

i recently started putting together a similar deck

i haven't gotten around to testing a whole lot of games yet, but i've found cards with flasback to be extremely valuable in this deck, and i'd look into swapping some of your cards for similar variants with flashback, such as swapping Bring to Light with Increasing Ambition. also creatures with similar effects, such as Kederekt Leviathan are awesome

really liking your deck, i'll definitely use it to grab some ideas for my own

foxboy93 on One Badass Trans Lady

1 day ago

Strionic Resonator Should be in here. Reason being is because you can copy ETB triggers, copy Alesha's trigger (pay 4 mana, reanimate two creatures).

Sac outlets are another way to get creatures to reanimate. Sac Master of Cruelties, reanimate it tapped and attacking. Same thing with Raving Dead.

I'm not sure what your meta is like, but having some sort of 'combo' is also a good way to close out the game. Reveillark and Karmic Guide with a sac outlet is a win. Hell, even just with Ashnod's Altar you have infinite colorless mana. Add in a card like Altar of Dementia and Mindcrank seems good.

If you go more so the reanimator style, you'll need ways to fill your graveyard and I feel the best way to do that is either tutor and put it in the grave ((Entomb, Buried Alive)), discard cards ((Olivia, Mobilized for War, Cathartic Reunion, Tormenting Voice, Nahiri, the Harbinger, Key to the City))or milling yourself ((Balustrade Spy, Mesmeric Orb, Undercity Informer, Altar of Dementia. Some cards let you filter things easier and discarding cards to draw cards seems like a good way. If you can do it every turn it just gets better.

Again, going with the reanimator strategy, you'll need alot more reanimation spells. Going the self mill, you'll want cards with flashback like Unburial Rites or Increasing Ambition

I also don't see alot of life gain. Might be meta dependent, but having some way to gain life is good. Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Disciple of Bolas, Whip of Erebos are all good ways. (even Sorin, Solemn Visitor)

Playing creatures for 0/0 power and toughness is a good way to get in too. Pentavus is a great example. Even if it dies you can remove counters and leave a small army behind!

skyburial on Field to Plowshares

1 week ago

I see a couple of win conditions here, but would like to know how this deck wins games. Going wide on tokens? Stalling until a big Exsanguinate can wipe out your opponents? Sheoldred and Sun Titan are both pretty sweet bombs :)

Either way, I'd definitely recommend some more ramp in this deck from the Commander mainstays Solemn Simulacrum, Sol Ring, Darksteel Ingot, and Gilded Lotus. Cabal Coffers is a godsend for black mana and would really beef up your mass drain cards. More tutors are always nice in black, some nice budget options are Sidisi, Undead Vizier (also a sac outlet) and Increasing Ambition.

Also why no Swords to Plowshares?

CthulhuForPrez2016 on Planeswalker's Realm

2 weeks ago

I would recommend cutting some artifacts as you have 81 cards. Normally, 60 is the optimal amount.

As for good planeswalkers, Jace, the Mind Sculptor is great. You can bounce, screw up their draws, or Brainstorm with the first three abilities and if you ever get the ultimate off, you win.

Don't play Murder, play Ruinous Path. Tamiyo, Field Researcher isn't that good if you are only playing eight creatures.

It seems like some tutors would help you. Diabolic Tutor, Cruel Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Beseech the Queen, Demonic Collusion, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Revelation, Doomsday (sort of), Grim Tutor, Imperial Seal, and Increasing Ambition are just some of the possible tutors.

Jace, Memory Adept isn't that powerful outside of mill.

If you are trying to win through ultimates off your planeswalkers, you need to have a lot of control cards. More Wrath of God/Damnations, more tutors, and probably, more Counterspells.

If you are trying to win through creature damage, some really big creatures like Thraximundar or Wurmcoil Engine. Actually, I think four Wurmcoil Engines would really help.

Hope this helps!

MohenjoDaro on Undying Slivers

2 weeks ago

I personally like Diabolic Revelation but it costs 1 more mana than Increasing Ambition

Duskstrike on Undying Slivers

2 weeks ago

Increasing Ambition is horrendous. i would just toss that out the window.

GeminiSpartanX on Undying Slivers

2 weeks ago

Your manabase could use some help I think. Replacing a few Mountains and Forests with Cavern of Souls would help out a bunch, as well as make your sliver spells uncounterable. Also, what do you normally tutor for with Increasing Ambition? If you're planning on saccing your early-game slivers to ramp into one of your 6-drops, it feels like you'd want more creatures instead of an expensive tutor sitting in your hand. In the same vein, only running 22 land and wanting to cast lots of 6-drops seems counter intuitive. I'd at least run the 4th Basal Sliver just to make sure you can ramp that way every game if you don't want to go up to 23-24 lands, even with the manawefts (since most opponents kill manawefts faster than anything).

aeonstoremyliver on Looking for some combo help!

1 month ago

The more tutors, the more consistently you'll be able to find your combo pieces. Rune-Scarred Demon, Liliana Vess, Increasing Ambition, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, along with what you've mentioned, will help you find what you need.

I'd play lots of counter magic to protect your combo pieces, too. Venser, Shaper Savant, Arcane Denial, Overwhelming Denial, etc. are all good choices. Snapcaster Mage and Torrential Gearhulk for added value.

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