Increasing Ambition

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension (DKA) Rare

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

Increasing Ambition Discussion

OblivionTy7 on

1 month ago

Tapped land bois are bad (as is not playing Sol Ring lol)

IMO:

Beseech the Queen > Increasing Ambition if you're dipping into bad Tutors. There's also Final Parting , it will at least Tutor something + freely Entomb Skelly/Squee.

mmcgeach on Xantcha Combo-Control

3 months ago

@FeeshSquad, Well, that's sort of rough. Basically the stuff that makes this deck competitive is the expensive rocks (otherwise you have bad ramp) and the expensive tutors (otherwise the deck isn't consistent), but you don't really need Chains, that's just a decent interactive piece. If you really want to you can run worse rocks ( Mind Stone , Charcoal Diamond , Worn Powerstone , Thran Dynamo , Gilded Lotus , etc), and actually worse tutors too (like Diabolic Tutor , Final Parting , Increasing Ambition ). It'll probably be ok as a bigger mana deck, if you use a lot of rocks that tap for 2+ mana. ALthough, if you are going to spend money on cards that are really strong in EDH, Mana Crypt is probably the strongest card you can buy.

I suggest substituting Stranglehold for chains of meph. It's very strong and only slightly worse since it costs 4 instead of 2.

Natalbee on Against the Windgrace We Run

3 months ago

Looks good! I think Savage Twister could be a Starstorm for that instant speed and cycling. And a Solemn Simulacrum would give you ramp, card draw, and it would count as two card types for Traverse the Ulvenwald .

If you wanna play even more lands a turn, Storm Cauldron gets you more landfall triggers, slows down your opponents, and it's hilarious with a Borborygmos Enraged to end a game. Borbor also goes infinite with a Dakmor Salvage , The Gitrog Monster and a library shuffler like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Gaea's Blessing .

Also maybe some way to tutor for Scapeshift ? Increasing Ambition could be good.

triproberts12 on

3 months ago

It is a fun theme, for sure. Since you've put Ramos as the commander, an on-theme card you might want is Dragon's Hoard . Fixing and a cantrip as soon as you cast Ramos? Yes, please. Bonehoard and Kothophed, Soul Hoarder are both good and on-theme, too.

Aethersnatch and Kheru Spellsnatcher could be good, and you should have the mana sitting around to play them when the opportunity arises.

Thief of Sanity , Notion Thief , and Fortune Thief are all in Grixis.

Trash for Treasure and Treasure Nabber could be good if you incorporate an artifact theme, and if you want to go deeper on the graveyard, Treasure Cruise goes well with Trash For Treasure and Bonehoard if you want to fill the graveyard.

Faithless Looting is always good, and Looter il-Kor is a pet card of mine. Merfolk Looter is okay, as well. Smuggler's Copter might be stretching the theme, but Thada Adel, Acquisitor is both flavorful and fits the theme and an artifact subtheme.

It's not a great mana rock, but Gold Myr helps you splash white, and the flavor is spot-on, same for Silver Myr . Secrets of the Golden City is an underrated commander card, and you shouldn't have much trouble turning on the city's blessing. Again, if you put in some graveyard shennanigans and looting, Tasigur, the Golden Fang is as greedy as they come. Debtors' Knell goes well with graveyards and control, too.

Villainous Wealth just oozes flavor.

Price of Fame is flavorful, and it takes out commanders like a champ. Price of Glory can wreck certain decks, and you'll be mostly unaffected from your current list.

Increasing Ambition is pretty good, especially if you're going for a combo finish.

SerraMeya on ~$250 competitive Kess Storm

4 months ago

Nice deck! i Have tested Increasing Ambition in my kess build and the result was great.

most people dont get it that you can get 2 cards for 5cmc with kess as IA reads "when it is cast from your graveyard search for 2"... you dont have to flashback for 7cmc to do so. most times i pitch it to the graveyard after i Frantic Search or something similar :)

hfvalenz on Stupendous Swarms of Small Slivers (Budget)

4 months ago

Why Rhystic Tutor ? Diabolic Tutor or Increasing Ambition gets you the card for sure and it is very cheap. I would pay the to counter your search all day, I really can't imagine someone not paying it, so the or less mana that Rhystic cost doesn't really worth it.

Also, there's a card similar to Intruder Alarm that lets slivers combo off, and it's really cheap, Faces of the Past . Goes very well with Basal Sliver .

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Increasing Ambition occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.21%