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Increasing Ambition

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

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Increasing Ambition Discussion

IustitiaRex on RWB EDH

2 hours ago

Diabolic Tutor Increasing Ambition

Two nice tutors that aren't too expensive.

Frayace on Shadowborn Wits

1 day ago

more tutors would be nice, Beseech the Queen , Demonic Collusion , Increasing Ambition , etc.

also, you could use Immortal Servitude to bring back ALL of your dead apotles.

Skuby on A Life of Extortion

3 days ago

Thanks for taking a look babydaggers!

That's pretty funny, I've actually got a Crypt Ghast and Cabal Coffers on the way that I ordered a few days ago, so they'll definitely be in. I like and actually had No Mercy and Subversion in the deck, but they were pushed out for other good stuff. I may find a spot for them again soon.

Of your suggestions, Nirkana Revenant , Phyrexian Processor and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief seem like they would be pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of Storm Herd , but it would make a massive army by the time I could cast it. As far as tutors, I'm fine with them, but if it's not a Demonic Tutor or Vampiric Tutor , then I would run something like Increasing Ambition to net more cards or pull out a combo.

marz1342 on abdulbaqr

4 days ago

@abdulbaqr -- I'm good with what you want, but I'd like to tweak what you are offering. How about Visara the Dreadful , Thespian's Stage , Increasing Ambition , Gigantomancer , and Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer ?

According to my calculations, there's a rough $.17 difference in your favor.

Email me if this is acceptable --

Chronarch on Tutoring on a budget

5 days ago

I find that Demonic Collusion is something of a hidden gem - at worst it's a 5-mana Diabolic Tutor , but with sufficient card draw it becomes repeatable at little actual cost, which means you can tutor for multiple pieces of your combo engine with just a single card.

With enough mana, you can even live the dream and pay its buyback by discarding Increasing Ambition , then flash it back the next turn.

Also, Beseech the Queen is good as well, although it's a bit more iffy if you're running tricolor depending on your mana base.

asasinater13 on Tutoring on a budget

5 days ago

thanks, I'm hoping to make a grixis Mishra, Artificer Prodigy + Possibility Storm deck, so I'd like to get to like 4 to 6 tutors for the Possibility Storm , which might be more than tutors exist on a budget, but I've got three colors to work in. I also know of Increasing Ambition to tutor (again, overcosted, but I'm in a very casual playgroup, I can afford the slow plays and politics my way into living until it's too late)

Yusaka on Zombie Nation

6 days ago

Well, Phylactery Lich should probably be removed unless you add more artifacts. But while I'm at that, artifacts such as Sol Ring , Lightning Greaves , Swiftfoot Boots , and Darksteel Plate are very much standard in most EDH decks. In addition, since yours is a zombie tribal deck, you would benefit greatly from cards like Caged Sun , Door of Destinies , Adaptive Automaton , and Obelisk of Urd . I would also take out Grimoire of the Dead and put in Liliana Vess because it takes the same amount of time and Liliana Vess also has tutor capabilities.

Zombie-wise, you could use some Zombie Master and Zombie Trailblazer (which combo nicely together), Cemetery Reaper , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , and Fatestitcher (which combos with Grimgrin very well).

Another combo is Filth and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . I don't think either of them are too expensive.

Draw cards are also useful in EDH, like Rhystic Study , Necropotence , or Yawgmoth's Bargain , that's also why I include Reliquary Tower in most of my decks. Its cheap and it usually doesn't hurt having a lot of cards in hand. Tutors are also important. Some of these can be very expensive, but Diabolic Tutor and Increasing Ambition are cheap. Buried Alive is also useful in a zombie deck with reanimation effects.

For budget, yet useful, lands, theres still Command Tower which I think is like $0.15, Opal Palace , and Unholy Grotto is only like $2-$3. Cabal Coffers , which you have in the decklist right now, is about $10, but Minamo, School at Water's Edge is only $4-$5 and is very good with grimgrin.

I realize some of these are more expensive than others, but its up to you what you want to include. I'm just suggesting these in case you haven't heard of them.

My own zombie deck is far from where I'd want it to be. Gotta make some more changes, but I do like to keep my EDH decks at around $200. I only own two EDH decks right now, but I have fun making decklists and whenever I do decide to splurge for another I'll have some choices.

Hope this helps!

Mindcrank on Oona, Queen of the fae

1 week ago

Hmmm, you want tutors and infinite mana combos here, especially since Oona is a mana sink. Palinchron , Peregrine Drake and Great Whale all go infinite with Deadeye Navigator . Buying all of those would be like 12-13 or 2-3 without palinchron. Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth is another cheap infinite combo. Toss in some cheap tutors like Rune-Scarred Demon (its an etb so blink w/deadeye for instant speed tutoring for 1u) Increasing Ambition , Demonic Collusion , and Diabolic Revelation . Fill the rest with counters, bounce and removal. Proceed to clean house.

You can probably get everything for 20$ at your LGS. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.35 $0.59 $1.39 $2.49
Color(s) B
Cost 4B
Converted cost 5
Avg. draft pick 2.49
Avg. cube pick 10.57


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

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare