Increasing Ambition


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

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Set Rarity
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

Icecrust on Orzhov EDH, Sanguine Siphon

5 days ago

Hey I absolutely love the deck. Here's some things I would suggest to make it run smoother.Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor Increasing Ambition, and Maralen of the Mornsong for some tutor effects to get win cons faster, plus Maralen can cripple a lot of commanders by stopping draw effects. Serra Ascendant is a great turn 1 in commander because you start at 40 life, Felidar Sovereign flat wins the game, Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar are great sac engines and mana sources since you have plenty of resurrect cards and ways to get stuff back after a wipe. If the price range of some of the cards is a problem that's understandable. Again I adore the deck and you're getting a Huge +1 from me. Have a nice day and I hope my suggestions help

Firebones675 on Tariel's Big Angel Beat Down

2 weeks ago

There isn't really a specific number of boardwipes as some metas /decks need them more than others. One wrath in patiicular you should look into is Life's Finale as it puts good cards directly into their graveyard. (so can Grinning Totem if it's an effect you want more of). Keep in mind tutors can find boardsweepers if needed. If Demonic Tutor/Vampiric Tutor is out of your price range, i'm a pretty big fan of Increasing Ambition. Your deck could also use more card draw. As most edh games go longer than other formats it's imporant to be able to restock your hand midgame. Phyrexian Arena, Read the Bones, and Harvester of Souls can help with that.

If you're worried about deck like krenko in particular, it's nice to be able to tutor for cards like Ghostly Prison, Night of Souls' Betrayal, or Illness in the Ranks. Just be careful you don't do this too much! While ghostly prison is good on it's own, the other two might do little to nothing in other games. Hope this Helps!

Firebones675 on Sorin's Fancy Party! (aka Sorin Oo la laa!)

2 weeks ago

Looks good! Here are a couple cards i use in my vamp deck that you might also enjoy using: Vampire Nocturnus, Captivating Vampire, and Blade of the Bloodchief. I would consider cutting Basilisk Collar (strong card but you already have a lot of ways to gain life and the deathtouch might not be as relevant. Keeping in a couple is probably still good but i would't run all 4 especially as drawing a hand with multiple collars could get redundant). Also you might consider running a couple tutor effects like Increasing Ambition or Diabolic Tutor to find the other half of the combo. Hope this helps!

Firebones675 on RedBlueBlack

2 weeks ago

Sure, no problem! Welcome to the format! One site I also like to recommend to players with less experience in edh is For any given commander (and it does this for all of them) it compares decks and tells you what are the cards that pop up the most so it's another great way to get ideas. As for suggestions to the deck, I'm gonna list a few categories of cards that i usually try to include that aren't present yet and give a couple examples of each. Hope this helps!

1) boardsweepers/wraths: These are good if you are getting beat down by a creature with hexproof or somebody has a huge army of creatures. Best budget option for that would probably be Crux of Fate but Nevinyrral's Disk is another good one.

2)Hate for random noncreature cards: Red especially has good ways of dealing with troublesome artifacts Smash, Kolaghan's Command etc. Dreadbore and Ruinous Path can take down creatures or planeswalkers. Other than Chaos Warp there isn't much in your colors that can get rid of enchantments.

3) ramp/ color fixing: the faster you can produce mana, the faster you can play your expensive cards. This also often times has the added bonus of ensureing you have acess to all your colors when you need to. My favorites are Sol Ring, Commander's Sphere, Chromatic Lantern and Thran Dynamo but there are many other great options to choose from.

4) Ways to protect your commander. Sure you can try to counter their removal spells but i usually try to include a way of preventing them from even playing them. Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves offer a bit of peace of mind.

5) Tutors: black is the color of tutors and while the low cmc ones tend to be pricey, you can pick up the 4-5 mana ones for relatively cheap. These allow you to get the best card in your deck, or the one card that saves you from a particular situation. Diabolic Tutor, Dark Petition, Increasing Ambition, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier are some decent ones. You don't necessarily need all of these but i'd pick a couple.

Here are a few more random cards that might have a home: Command Tower, Geth's Grimoire, Spiteful Visions. (Sorry this comment ended up being kind of long but i hope it helps)

Firebones675 on Rainbow Coalition

2 weeks ago

As for artifact tutors, the cheapest cmc one i can think of is Fabricate, but as since are in black, you open yourself up for a lot of blanket tutor effects. Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor are extremely efficient and can find anything but are pricier compared to higher cmc ones like Diabolic Tutor, Dark Petition, Increasing Ambition, Liliana Vess etc. AlsoCommander's Sphere(don't worry this taps for all 5 colors under tazri) and Chromatic Lantern are two card that i think have a home in almost any 5 color deck. (Conflux is also fun if you can get your hands on a copy). Hope this helps!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Phyrexian Proliferation of Power

3 weeks ago

If you are looking for more tutors Worldly Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are great. More budget options are Diabolic Tutor and Increasing Ambition.

The deck looks pretty good, I really don't see any noticeable deficencies, but here are some suggestions.

Doubling Season or the more budget friendly Primal Vigor might be useful for more counters

Consistent card draw is always great, so Phyrexian Arena or Rhystic Study may be good.

Solemn Simulacrum might also be useful as he helps fix your mana and provides card draw.

WhisperingBlade on Undying Slivers

3 weeks ago

Have you considered Eldritch Evolution over Increasing Ambition? I could see why you might not (perhaps your manabase doesn't support it), but I could see it being given some consideration if you usually search for a creature with Increasing Ambition. I understand that this is primarily a combo deck, and as such didn't know if cards like Galerider Sliver (at least in the sideboard against decks that have large amounts of flying) and Diffusion Sliver to keep your slivers alive long enough to combo off or win the attrition games by making their removal costly.

EnividWodahs on Kaalia, Grim Reaper extraordinaire

3 weeks ago

Hello there friend :) I like your deck but I definitely think you are missing some important cards Quicksilver Amulet is good to drop your fat dudes into play. Strionic Resonator to get additional ETB, Attack, and Kaalia triggers for faster and more painful games. Sword of Feast and Famine is a little pricy BUT I think it is the best sword for Kaalia. Increasing Ambition seems just a tad bit too slow and your overall removal is lacking I would say look into Magmaquake and friends for that ground destruction and potential planeswalker removal. Dragon Mage is super important for the Kaalia deck because you want fuel in your hand to keep you going after she dies or to just apply pressure.

My list for more ideas.

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