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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
11 hours ago
Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Infernal Tutor, Buried Alive, Cruel Tutor, Doomsday, Grim Tutor, Diabolic Revelation, Increasing Ambition, Beseech the Queen, Rune-Scarred Demon and finally Razaketh, the Foulblooded!
1 week ago
Would a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, fit the budget?
I was also wondering about more tutors. Have you tested with many?
1 week ago
Wow! Fascinating idea for a deck! Don't know your budget at all but here we go!
My suggestions: Neverending Torment is not a good win condition. I prevents only you from casting spells, meaning the other players will tutor up cards and beat you. I personally don't think you'll ever win a game this way.
Here's what I think you should do. Take it how you will.
Add: indicates commander staple, because I know you're new :)
This will protect the most important part of the deck, and the linchpin of your strategy.
Then, the #1 suggestion I have for you and the one I want to to try even if you ignore everything else: Ob Nixilis, Unshackled.
Do you see it?? That's 13 life each turn. That's a four turn clock. With enough protection no one will be able to stop you.
Want to double down? Add Strionic Resonator*. That copies Ob's ability, now you're hitting them for 23.
Triple down? Wound Reflection. Kill someone, and watch everyone else tremble in fear.
How do I get these combo pieces, you ask? Easy.
BOOOOOOOOOOM. Necropotence has a huge down side that's MITIGATED BY YOUR COMMANDER. Think about it. Draw all your cards at the cost of you're life, your opponents are stuck with 3-4 and you have 20. You win by sheer card advantage.
Ad Nauseam is another way to get around the inability to draw. Very very strong.
How else do we get stuff we need? Tutors.
Now what about all the cards in their hands and their tutors? Discard.
After that, we punish them further for having so few cards.
Shrieking Affliction this with ob is 16 damage per turn, that's a three turn clock!
Tree of Perdition will out right kill someone with Ob and Maralen out. Take out the strongest player and pick off the rest!
I know this is a lot to take in... honestly I hope you don't use it all because now I'm gonna make a deck with her...
3 weeks ago
Okie dokie! So, heres What Id recommend:
Mana. Your land base is fine, though 38 is a little much for a creature heavy deck, since you want cheap and fast dudes. Id say cut one of each basic land, Horn of Greed, and Thaumatic Compass Flipfor the three signets in these colors, Sol Ring and Hedron Archive. Dont forget sad robot, Solemn Simulacrum!
Board wipes! Instead of Release the Gremlins, Vandalblast is a bunch better. You dont have to spend as much for basically the same effect, minus the tokens. Wrath of God can replace Death Grasp, and Wear / Tear is better than Hide/Seek.Mortify And Boros Charm would also work great. Finally, instead of Profound Journey, Living Death is great - a wipe + instant advantage if a lot of your cards are in the grave.
Tutors and planeswalkers!Instead of Elspeth Tirel, Elspeth, Sun's Champion makes tokens AND can wrath, plus a buff as an ultimate. Always awesome. Sorin, Grim Nemesis is a bit costly, but can also work as a Dark confidant, for opponents LP instead. You DO need more tutors, as I noticed. Increasing Ambition is a pet card of mine, and Diabolic Tutor is a classic. Even Faithless Looting can give you some cheap card advantage early on. What you could replace for those is up to you, though, if anything.
Combos and jank creatures!One card you should throw in is Ashnod's Altar - getting rid of cheap tokens for mana ad damage is one thing, but if you add a can like Banisher Priest and sacrifice it upon entering, the thing you Target will be permanently exiled. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death would be another cool addition for graveyard shenanigans, and by default, her pal Master of Cruelties would come out to play. Then theres the big girls: Aurelia, the Warleader and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight are just awesome. Hero of Bladehold and Hero of Oxid Ridge are great because of their attacking abilities, and Iroas, God of Victory always ensures protection. While were on gods, Purphoros, God of the Forge + a frequently forgotten card, Assemble the Legion, lets you slowly gain an advantage. Or, just go with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscriptsfor a short and sweet win. Just in case, theres always Panharmonicon for all your jank ETB needs.
Phew...I THINK thats everything off the top of my head! Lol
1 month ago
1 month ago
Thanks for the suggestions manbearpig01! I considered Butcher before but the 7 cmc turned me away from him. Archfiend is on my list of potential replacements for Eliminate the Competition for the 5 cmc spot due to it being a creature, but I haven't decided if I want that type of effect or another tutor instead such as Dark Petition or Increasing Ambition.
1 month ago
Increasing Ambition is a good budget tutor effect, and should you need it its flashback effect allows you to grab two cards as opposed to 1. Transmute effects are good but running too many could just lead to useless cards in your deck.
1 month ago
The classic method is to just try to get your Battle of Wits on the battlefield as soon as possible. I was curious, so I made a list of modern cards that can find it:
- Archmage Ascension
- Beseech the Queen
- Bringer of the Black Dawn
- Dark Petition
- Demonic Collusion
- Diabolic Tutor
- Disciple of Deceit
- Enduring Ideal
- Idyllic Tutor
- Increasing Ambition
- Liliana Vess
- Planar Portal
- Planar Bridge
- Razaketh, the Foulblooded
- Razaketh's Rite
- Ring of Three Wishes
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Sidisi, Undead Vizier
- Tamiyo's Journal