Increasing Ambition

Increasing Ambition

Sorcery

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

UpsetYoMama on Dominaria's Most Ancient Evil

5 days ago

I don't really like Steam Augury. Personally I would run Jace, Architect of Thought in its place.

Not sure about running Living Death in here. Often times it might help your opponent more than you if they are graveyard based.

I don't like Blast of Genius as I think it's overcosted and it's not an instant. I would try Dig Through Time in its place, that card is just phenomenal.

I would cut Browbeat completely. In single player it's great. Not so much in a format with lots of life. 95% of the time your opponent just pays the life and it becomes a little better Lava Axe.

Breaking / Entering is okay. Do you mill yourself often? If you start running more delve stuff I could see it being useful. If you're just casting the other half there is better stuff to run.

I understand why you have Waste Not in here, but it requires two things to function well: your commander is out, and you connect without them blocking. If you draw it early game it will just sit on the board and not do much. I would cut it.

Magus of the Abyss seems against your gameplan a bit. I don't like that it gives them a choice.

Take Possession is extremely expensive. Is this because you're worried about things like artifacts and enchantments? Stuff like Vandalblast or Chaos Warp may be the better choice.

I can also recommend a couple of cards to run instead of other cards, if you can acquire them:

Demonic Tutor > Diabolic Tutor

Vampiric Tutor > Increasing Ambition

Necromancy > Rescue from the Underworld

Phyrexian Arena > Underworld Connections

Animate Dead > Zombify

One other thing I would change is maybe add more filtering to set up your draws. So Brainstorm, Ponder, Sensei's Divining Top, Scroll Rack, stuff like that.

And maybe some protection for your commander or stuff to make him unblockable: Lightning Greaves, Aqueous Form, Whispersilk Cloak.

I really like the deck -- and running Nicol Bolas as your commander. Hope some of that was helpful, I know it was super long lol.

IzzetxT1nk3rer on Praetor's Silence

1 week ago

If your running black you NEED tutors. If your on a budget go with Diabolic Tutor, Increasing Ambition, Rune-Scarred Demon are a few cheap ones. Also Black loves Reanimate spells as well not just your general. You can use Beacon of Unrest, Phyrexian Reclamation. Also black has a few wrath that aren't expensive like Damnation such as Reiver Demon, Black Sun's Zenith, Deathbringer Regent, and Crux of Fate. You could also add Exsanguinate.Also cut Read the Bones and Sign in Blood there really weak in EDH and replace them with a permanent that draws cards instead. Hope you have fun Black is one of the best EDH colors.

tomasmagnum on Teysa's Command (NEED HELP)

1 week ago

You should probably have more tutors in the deck and a Sol Ring. Vampiric Tutor, Increasing Ambition, Diabolic Tutor, Grim Tutor, Cruel Tutor, Imperial Seal, Diabolic Intent, Demonic Collusion, A possible reference? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tFd3xySPG4

Killkow on LANDS!!!!!

2 weeks ago

Bahaha! Thank you for this. I would suggest Vampiric Tutor, Increasing Ambition, Solemn Simulacrum, and maybe Temple Bell.

I'd HIGHLY recommend you cut Kormus Bell, since, with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Any board wipes are also Armageddons.... unless that's what you're going for.

MikesMagic on Help building a all black ...

2 weeks ago

You definitely want more tutors, I suggest Increasing Ambition, Diabolic Revelation, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier. Also, Vesuva and Thespian's Stage to copy your Cabal Coffers, and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to maximize their effectiveness and enable swampwalk shenanigans. Cauldron of Souls combos with Mikaeus quite nicely, letting you get back your creatures as many times as you want as long as you're not greedy. Altar of Dementia serves to help you fill both yours and your opponents' graveyards, for reanimation and winning purposes.

Also, where the hell is Gravecrawler? lol

UmbrotheUmbreon on I Lift Bro, Do You?

2 weeks ago

@goodair: Definitely loving the Phytotitan and Gleancrawler. Will make room for those.

@nobu_the_bard: Love a lot of these suggestions. Here's a huge breakdown on my thoughts.

Sakura-Tribe Elder and Yavimaya Elder are both very nice and will definitely add. The problem with Fires of Yavimaya is that I feel like I'd never really use the sac effect.

I play on Cockatrice mainly for testing out a new build and to play against a friend when we aren't at the card store. Once my deck is perfected, and is fun and consistent, I build it in real life. I would not have the money for all three ABUR dual lands. I build realistically. It's also why I wouldn't use Verdant Catacombs. In some cases though, if I see the chance to buy something expensive I'll take it, then fix the deck to add them.

I like all the keyrunes because while they're biggest purpose is chumpblock and ramp, they also fuel Kresh with counters after dying. I do love Commander's Sphere and wanna add it, just not remove the keyrunes unless I absolutely feel they aren't warranted. I'd also love Darksteel Plate and Swiftfoot Boots in the deck, but I do not have an infinite budget lol.

@kengiczar: While I do admit Kokopuffs is awesome, I don't really play much multiplayer. Understandable he's still deadly but not as deadly. I'm also not running Glissa cause I don't use many important artifacts or abusable artifacts to warrant her. Increasing Ambition, Demonic Tutor are both nice, and the X spell is Diabolic Revelation, which would also be a nice addition.

Haplo78 on Ghoulcaller mono black

2 weeks ago

With all the suggestions I have received on this deck I am currently attempting to figure out what to take out in order to get all these cards in. Always kind of have an issue with that. Currently I am looking to take out Infernal Offering for Grave Pact, Sign in Blood for Increasing Ambition, Polluted Mire for Unholy Grotto, Annihilate and Flesh to Dust for Ashes to Ashes and Murder.

Color(s) Black
Cost 4B
Converted cost 5

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare

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