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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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension (DKA) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Increasing Ambition occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.21%

Increasing Ambition Discussion

Sanguinolency on Xantcha the Cursed Masochist

1 week ago

I used to have a deck built similar to this. Pain Magnification was always a fun card. Another fun way to get your opponents to mess with each other is Cruel Entertainment. If you're looking for more tutor power, try Increasing Ambition and Beseech the Queen

EgyptianSpaceGamer on Apoc369

3 weeks ago

What's up boy? hopefully you find this soon. Kess likes these cards

Increasing Ambition

River Kelpie

Now you can fine tune your deck and subtract/add any cards that fit in your budget and are only 100% worth it. I suggest making a copy of your deck (so you can save your first draft) and unmarking the prototype and private box when you edit the deck. See ya!

IQuarent on Atraxa Competitive EDH

1 month ago

I think you need to make some cuts for more draw/ramp/tutors/synergy pieces.

Cards I think you should cut and why:

Genesis Wave. You don't have enough ramp to make this viable. This card is best with mana doublers, infinite mana loops and lots of tokens with Ashnod's Altar and the like, none of which you have. The best you can hope for is some of Doubling Season/Atraxa/Crystalline Crawler angle, and even if you pull off the 10+ mana you'll need for this to do anything you'll probably have better ways to spend it.

Deploy the Gatewatch. This card costs a lot of mana and doesn't do nearly enough for what it costs you. Sure you have a lot of planeswalkers, but there's still chance you'll whiff entirely or only get one, and it's probably not going to be the planeswalker you want anyway since it's random and only goes 7 cards deep.

Deadeye Navigator. Another card that costs 6 mana. What is this doing in your deck? There are only 3 other cards in your deck that have ETBs for this to abuse. For synergy cards and tutors, follow the rule of 7: There should be at least 7 other cards it synergizes with/tutors for, which isn't true for this card. Yes, I see the infinite mana line with Crystalline Crawler and Deepglow Skate, but how often is that going to happen without something like Tooth and Nail to guarantee they're all in play at the same time? 90% of the time, you're paying 6 mana for a 5/5 with no abilities.

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. I don't understand why you're running this. You're not going to get to ten mana early enough to cast this and really impact that game. It has no synergy with your commander. The only reason I can think of is anti-mill tech specifically for your meta. Otherwise, cut it.

Increasing Ambition. Way, way too expensive. Almost anything else would be better.

Cards to add:

Astral Cornucopia. There's a reason almost every Atraxa deck runs this card. At worst, it's a Manalith. However, with your commander, it's so, so much better. Just proliferate this sucker every turn and you'll have tons of mana before you know it.

Call the Gatewatch. I think you can slide this in the place of Deploy the Gatwatch directly because it is so, so much better. Tutoring for whatever planeswalker is best or which you need at that moment is much more useful than the possibility of two random ones. You can also consider Captain Sisay, which essentially does the same thing, albeit slower and repeatably.

Skyshroud Claim. You're running a full complement of shocks and ABUR duals, so why not run some of the best land ramp in the game to make use of it? Seriously this card is great because it's efficient ramp and also color fixing.

Inexorable Tide. This card is amazing with planeswalkers. I'm really surprised you don't have it already.

Oath of Nissa. Classic planeswalker deck card. Excellent all around, and really cheap. It'll give you something to do in your first three turns if you don't draw your ramp, and it mana fixes late game.

Deadpoo111 on Thantis, who spreads Venom

1 month ago

Hmm, honestly I'd suggest more tutors and board wipes. Demonic Tutor is always solid and it's recent printing has made it really cheap. For budget versions, Increasing Ambition and Diabolic Tutor work fine. These will help you get important cards like hapatra or scarab god.

In terms of boardwipes, you can't do better than Damnation. Although you could use soft boardwipes to kill your opponents creatures like Mephitic Vapors or Night of Souls' Betrayal. Crux of Fate is a favorite of mine bc a lot of players play dragons and you can make them suffer every now and then.

I'd also suggest running Quillspike because of it's combo with Devoted Druid.

StopShot on Mortify or Mythos of Nethroi?

1 month ago

I would instead cut Aura Mutation for Mythos of Nethroi as the mutation can’t trigger the liege nor can it hit creatures like Mortify.

Also remove Ring of Three Wishes for Increasing Ambition. You will have to spend 20 mana for the ring to cast it and activate it over the course of 3 to 4 turns to maximize its value. Increasing Ambition will cost you 13 total mana to both cast and recast it over a span of 1 to 2 turns. Both cards will find you 3 cards in your deck, so I think the Ambition is a strict upgrade.

Arktaurous on Edgar Markov Vampires

2 months ago

I love Eldrazi Monument. That could protect you from certain removal. You could throw a couple more tutors in there like Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor to help you get what you need more quickly.

There is also Dark Petition, Beseech the Queen, Insidious Dreams, Increasing Ambition,Behold the Beyond, Razaketh's Rite, Demonic Collusion, Diabolic Revelation to name a few.

Ring of Three Wishes can also help get cards in some decks.

xaarvaxus on Merciless rage needs upgrading

3 months ago

Getting some better lands like Dragonskull Summit and Sulfurous Springs to replace Cinder Barrens and the like is a good place to start.

A couple better mana rocks such as Talisman of Indulgence and Worn Powerstone would also be good additions.

I like the addition of Glint-Horn Buccaneer from you maybeboard as it acts as a discard outlet as well as giving added value to your madness and other discards.

Any flashback Increasing Ambition, retrace Throes of Chaos or dredge cards Shenanigans all work well with the host of discard outlets in the deck. Madness obviously works best but those others are good as well.

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