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

Necrotize on Doing the Impossible

22 hours ago

That is a really cool interaction.

Seeing as it is the only way to utilize your commander's ability, you're probably gonna want more tutors. I know you have a few already, but some good options to also include( because honestly, tutors are never a bad thing) Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor or for more budget friendly options, Increasing Ambition and Diabolic Revelation.

A better( yet much more expensive) option for Blood Funnel is Nether Void. Another card to consider is Thada Adel, Acquisitor. Search their library for a mana rock that you have in your deck too, cast theirs, get yours for free.

loosemagoose0 on Sultai Smackdown

6 days ago

I like all those but because Sid only generates a zombie if she mills a creature i think the little elves are better than running the other land search sorceries. Either play it/reanimate it for a land or mill it for a zombie. Sid doesnt care if she dies so maybe on the whispersilk too (she mills when he enters the battlefield). I like Increasing Ambition but its 8 mana at sorcery speed. I have one somewhere and its definitely a maybe. Crossroads is a for sure and marauder is a big time maybe. Hes a cool card. LETS TRADE!

enpc on Sphinx Tribal Commander Deck

6 days ago

Two immediate things come to mind, 1) you land count is too low (I get that you're still adjusting this). 36 - 38 lands is good. And yo ushouldbe runnign things like Command Tower. For a triple coloured deck, this si one of the best lands you can get. I have seen dual coloured decks go without but for VERY SPECIFIC reasons. And 2) Your curve is really high - you need lots of ramp. Azorius Signet, Orzhov Signet, Dimir Signet, Chromatic Lantern, Gilded Lotus, Thran Dynamo are all really good.

With the number of Artifacts you're running, Fabricate is nice for tutoring. So is Increasing Ambition.

ProgenitorX on Gisa's Zombie Legion

6 days ago

Anti-Christ - Thanks for the feedback! I played it last night and it was great. I had more reanimate in the deck like Dawn of the Dead and Sheoldred, Whispering One, but I actually turned out to have too much reanimation available. Took those out for some kill spells, which I was sorely missing.

MindAblaze! - Thanks for the suggestions! Whip of Erebos is in just because I enjoyed the lifelink so much in my Nekusar Group Slug deck. The reanimation is a great bonus for this deck too. I usually try to play it just before a big swing to get way out of kill range and have my opponents rely on Commander damage to win.

I've tried to steer away from tutors because I like EDH to be fairly random and more casual, but I can see how having one would be good in a pinch or stalemate. I'll give Liliana Vess or Increasing Ambition a shot. Thanks for the recommendation!

MindAblaze! on Gisa's Zombie Legion

6 days ago

I like this. Gisa seems awesome when you can spew out Zombie tokens like crazy. Somebody asked if they could sac My only real doubt is whether Whip of Erebos is necessary or not. It seems like with less than 1/4 of your deck list devoted to creatures, it may not be the most necessary as far as the reanimation goes, although the lifegain is probably nice.

My gut would be to make room for Liliana Vess. Her tutor ability is too good to ignore, although Increasing Ambition would probably be just as good (if not better.) Going to get Zombie Master and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is going to end some games. What do you think?

Thing2 on Sultai Smackdown

6 days ago


Cool deck so far, I have a few suggestions. I think haste is really good in this deck do to the big turn sorcery reanimates, unfortunately your colors limit you to just a few spells. I have always liked Concordant Crossroads used as an "ok now I drop this and win" card, I also stumbled upon Mogis's Marauder which seems like it could be good. I see you are running a few flashback cards which is really good, you missed one though Increasing Ambition! I also think giving your general evasion is really good because she has to attack to keep her ability going and she is a 3/3, find room for that Whispersilk Cloak.

Whats with all the little wienies? Creature tools are good but if your planning on reanimating I always like the giant expensive targets the best.

P.S. while looking through cards with flashback I found a card I used to run in Rhys. Parallel Evolution.. I think No Stretch Riku EDH will be getting a copy very soon!

scz on Drana, Queen of Vampires

1 week ago

Yeah you're right. The thing I like about Blood Artist is that he just sits there giving some value during some turns, and even when there is a boardwipe he will give quite some value. Your comment made me think about Kalastria Highborn though, I feel like she is even worse than Blood Artist in terms of value over the game. I don't think I've ever played the black mana cost to make someone lose two life.

Increasing Ambition is definitely a good replacement for her. Thanks! I'm not sure yet about replacing Grave Pact. It's true that I use it mostfly defensively, but I'd have to look for a good replacement card then. Perhaps an Extraplanar Lens for some more mana accelleration.

Tomahawk-Bang on Wipe that Grim Grin off your face!

1 week ago

Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Increasing Ambition or any other tutor card that black has to offer will help you to get your commander back once he has been tucked into the library. Black has the best tutors in the game, so why not use them?

If you are looking for good Counterspells I can recommend Desertion, Cryptic Command (very expensive) or Last Word.

Havengul Lich seems like a good addition to the deck if you are going to do a lot of creature sacrificing. And he is a Zombie himself! gravepact, Dictate of Erebos or Butcher of Malakir will let your opponents sacrifice creatures once you sac one of your own!
I also think that going more with the Zombie tribal theme and adding cards like Zombie Master, Undead Warchief, Soulless One instead of Clone, Consuming Aberration or Returned Phalanx can make the deck better. Price

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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
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare


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