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

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Increasing Ambition Discussion

TelleoStar on Master Splinter

1 day ago

While Diabolic Revelation has its uses, I find Diabolic Tutor and Increasing Ambition to be more useable tutors. They are cheaper, so you can use them to look for answers to your opponent's board or set yourself up earlier, rather than just pouring extra mana in during the late game for all your win cons. Increasing Ambition also has the bonus effect of flashback, so you can use it even if you discard or mill it.

enpc on Ghave, Token Lord

1 week ago

How competetive are you building this? I feel like your curve is a bit hard for the amount of ramp you run. the other thing is you should look into taking more advantage of the fact your deck can run black tutors. things like Diabolic Tutor and Increasing Ambition are invaluable, especially if you're on a budget. (I mean, if you want to splash for Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor I wouldn't try to stop you).

If you're especially going down the token route, I would look into things like Perilous Forays , Birthing Pod (this one should be in anyway), Field of Souls , Spirit Bonds , Teysa, Orzhov Scion , Utopia Mycon , Corpsejack Menace , Reassembling Skeleton .

As for ramp, I would look into things like Chromatic Lantern , Rampant Growth , Nature's Lore , Search for Tomorrow , Skyshroud Claim (this one is an absolute MUST in any green deck), Explosive Vegetation , aforementioned Perilous Forays , Reap and Sow , Abzan Banner , even Solemn Simulacrum (the card draw is nice).

Oh yeah, if you can get a copy of Swords to Plowshares , and Abzan Charm , they are both really solid pieces.

Traveler247 on Child of Necromancy

2 weeks ago


This was awesome, thank you! It was exactly what I was looking for actually. To be honest, razzliox's reply felt like he hadn't even read my description. That being said, I am now going to pick your suggestions apart.

A land toolbox is a very interesting idea. I haven't actually played with land toolboxes at all, and it's probably the weakest point of my deckbuilding. Thank you for the suggestions. I will say though that Dryad Arbor is a no-go in this deck. It's slow, I don't (and shouldn't) run green sun's zenith, and it being a creature is more of a detriment than a help unless I'm discarding it to survival of the fittest.

Counterspell is definitely underwhelming. Arcane Denial is just better in the short term (because of no double blue) but I'll go ahead and get my hands on a pact.

Leyline of Sanctity = Yes. I've been wanting a better alternative to Witchbane Orb.

Enlightened Tutor would be good to grab re-animation spells or Survival of the Fittest . If I'm running Fact or Fiction and Hermit Druid then Increasing Ambition might be worthwhile. I'm not sure about Worldly Tutor and Mystical Tutor though. Them going to the top of my library has slowed me down too much in playtesting. Eladamri's Call might be worthwhile.

Flash is an incredible idea, I don't know why it didn't occur to me before. It does, however, only have 8 targets in the moment that make it better than 1U for "Discard a creature card".

Fact or Fiction felt overcosted in the deck. That may seem crazy, but mana is incredibly important in this deck. I'll give it a shot again though...the deck has evolved a lot since I cut it, and it's utility will probably have improved.

Finally: Reanimate . Yeah, it's amazing. But I can't afford the life, I think. I'll playtest it. I've got one lying in a box as a potential card for this deck, but the life is just a bit excessive.

theFro on Dead Creatures

3 weeks ago

i guess in terms of keeping the core, i'd make the following additions:

+2 Parallel Lives +1 Collective Blessing +1 Ashnod's Altar +1 Sprout Swarm +3 Diabolic Tutor +1 Increasing Ambition

backed up by the following cuts:

-2 to your mana base (i feel the base is a little larger than necessary, and could use Opulent Palace as mentioned in 1st post)-1 Fecundity -2 Avacyn's Pilgrim -4 Llanowar Elves

Creeping Renaissance Eternal Witness Reviving Melody are all also pretty good - you'll probably want some way to recur important creatures/enchantments (Pentavus /gravepact)

theFro on Dead Creatures

3 weeks ago

i feel like the best Magic decks have a chance to cast their spells and win; to that end, i'd change the mana base to 4 Opulent Palace , 2-4 Terramorphic Expanse /Evolving Wilds , a plains, 10 Forest and 9-10 Swamp


next up, you are close to having a lot of fun with this deck, and i don't want to make it any less fun, but why not add a copy each of Primal Vigor , Doubling Season , and Parallel Lives ? and maybe a Corpsejack Menace ?

you could also consider Ashnod's Altar and a Sprout Swarm

last but not least, you need to find so many pieces. i'd recommend Diabolic Tutor and/or Increasing Ambition , both in multiples.

not exactly sure how i'd cut to make room, though...

KSargent on Esper Cyborgs

3 weeks ago

My personal absolute favorite card for pulling is Diabolic Revelation . I can't even count the times I was able to pull an entire handsworth. Others are Demonic Tutor , Increasing Ambition , Demonic Collusion . Another thought I have is in addition to dropping heavy creatures, like Colossus of Akros or Darksteel Colossus , it may be a good idea to grow the artifacts in play with either Steel Overseer or a more limited but cheaper Chronomaton . That's just my two cents.

Scytec on Interplanary Ninja Assasins

1 month ago

Nice deck!! I run one that is actually very similar. The Art of the Ninja :p. I am pretty sure Neurok Invisimancer was made for Ninjutsu. Haha. It is too perfect. Have you considered and tutors or artifact ramp? Such as Diabolic Revelation , Increasing Ambition , Diabolic Tutor , or perhaps Gilded Lotus ? These are cards that are phenomenal in my deck. One card I recommend over these however is Arcanis the Omnipotent ...he is beautiful for card advantage. Also you may consider Reliquary Tower for both Arcanis if you decide to use him or vs Nekusar, the Mindrazer decks. May as well take advantage of those cards. Blightsteel Colossus and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon are also awesome win cons. :p

iamnickhansen on Lazav, Dimir Necromancer

1 month ago

Finally able to test out Demonic Collusion , not sure if I'm going to activate the buyback cost as often as I'd like. Might switch back to Increasing Ambition soon or switch to Beseech the Queen . Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.25 $0.57 $1.5 $2.53

Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

Normal Foil
0.05 TIX 0.3 TIX
Color(s) Black
Cost 4B
Converted cost 5
Avg. draft pick 1.51
Avg. cube pick 11.4


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

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare


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