Increasing Ambition


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

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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

_SeriosSkies_ on Help with a couple cuts.

1 week ago

Welcome to my Nightmare Deck for reference.

I make cuts based on weak cards over long periods of time. and in prep for this new set ive been trying to find cuts. but im in a rut. Everything seems to have its place within the deck but i still want the new stuff added.

Ive got what i might cut down to 4 cards and they're all about equal in my eyes power level wise (Clearly serving different purposes though)

As for things im making the room for initially i just wanted to add an Oath of Liliana but i was also traded a foil Distended Mindbender and hes kind of amazing.

So now that ive explained my position i have a few questions:

Given you had to pick two of the listed four, which two would you cut? (imagine its a mandatory pick, even if you feel the four in question are better than the two being added)

Given you where looking at the whole list, what two cards would you cut? (Again, imagine you HAVE to pick two. as they're definitely going in even if its just for testing purposes)

Lilbrudder on Combo Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

1 month ago

As for cuts I would recommend

Increasing Ambition: Sidisi, undead visier is easier to abuse if you want a resusable tutor.

Elspeth, Knight-Errant



Go for the Throat

Flametongue Kavu

Sword of War and Peace

These cards are either overcosted for what they do, have low impact, or are very narrow in thier usefulness. Overall I like the deck and I may incorporate some of your utility creatures into mine. Alright ill stop pestering you. If you dont mind giving me some constructive criticism on my Alesha deck I would appreciate it. My strategy is pure graveyard shenanighans with a ton of big creature targets.

ComboCrazy on Death isn't a finality. Let me show you true power

1 month ago

Codex Shredder is the easiest way to deal with Enlightened Tutor and the like. a LOT of those are seen in competitive play. Also it's more graveyard return for... well, anything you want. The Gitrog Monster is a 6/6 deathtouch. Why wouldn't you want that? XD Also Increasing Ambition is just really good for a dollar. If you want to spend money, definitely get something better. but its great value and can tutor for a whole combo setup.

MattStar on Sultai Ruinator - Overflowing Grave

1 month ago

youre playing a self-mill deck that largely wants creatures in the graveyard, i think you might want to minimize the number of non-creature-non-land cards in your deck and probably move things like your kill spells to the sideboard. tome scour, putrefy, and sultai charm are all sweet n everything, but they do nothing for you if you just mill them into your graveyard on your own.

between splinterfright, nyx weaver, hedron crab, and satyr wayfinder your self mill game is pretty solid, tome scour is fine but i feel like most games it could just wind up in the grave and do nothing for you, but you could get some extra mileage out of Hedron Crab + Satyr Wayfinder if you run fetchlands like Verdant Catacombs, Misty Rainforest, and Polluted Delta, or Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse if you wanna keep it budget.

Skaab ruinator is pretty sweet, but he kinda inherently works against the whole self-mill / big-graveyard theme when he removes critters from your yard, but another awesome target for it aside from misthollow griffin is Torrent Elemental, that might do something sweet for you.

another problem you might have is overmilling your library and finding too many assets you need in your graveyard. you might like some solid retrieval creatures like Eternal Witness or Den Protector but they kinda work against the strategy by almost only having the sole purpose of getting cards out of the yard. you're already running nyx weaver, but you might like to try out Soul of Innistrad since you can mill him into the grave and still use his effect, and Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip can be pretty sweet if you can get her to flip and minus (X) her for (3) right away to get any of your 3-drops straight onto the battlefield.

Aside from all that, flashback cards might treat you pretty sweet, like Increasing Confusion, Increasing Ambition or Increasing Savagery, or Artful Dodge, Deadly Allure, or Tracker's Instincts. just a bunch of ideas for you, like the deck +1 :D

Pheardemons on Death isn't a finality. Let me show you true power

1 month ago

RedJokr - Thanks for the input man. I'll take it into consideration when I'm looking to put them into the deck.

ComboCrazy - Why is Codex Shredder a must for this deck? I agree it can be useful, but without seeing the top card of my library it isn't nearly as good as I'd want it to be in this deck. Not to mention I really don't see me recurring it if it gets milled.

I do think I like The Gitrog Monster for this deck as I'd get to draw cards when I mill myself. Plus extra land drops with The Gitrog Monster, Oracle of Mul Daya, and Azusa, Lost but Seeking could seriously help with ramp. My problem with both of those suggestions is if they are milled, would I care to get them back? I'm not focusing on landfall, land drops, nor do I destroy all lands and get them back with my opponent being screwed. Also The Gitrog Monster can seriously backfire without Crucible of Worlds or if my opponent destroys/exiles it for whatever reason.

Why would you include Increasing Ambition in the deck over Vampiric Tutor or any of the others? RedJokr if you could answer that one too, I'm interested in your reasoning.

chirz2792 good to talk to you again man! In all honesty I forgot about Ever After. I'll definitely look into it. Six mana is a lot to return creatures, especially when I start rolling it would be somewhat of a dead draw. However, I can see it being the card to help get me rolling. Seasons Past I was considering, just never found the card slot for it. I'll try to pay more attention as I'm playing to see if it would be a relevant card in the deck.

For all of yal what cards would you recommend taking out for yal's suggestions? Also what would be your reasoning for taking out said card?

ComboCrazy on Death isn't a finality. Let me show you true power

1 month ago

Hey, Pheardemons!! Nice to see you too! Here are my thoughts: Codex Shredder is a must in this deck. Increasing Ambition is very useful, and I would put it in, but that's just me.Now for the Oracle of Mul Daya, if you add that I would also add The Gitrog Monster. With some well thought out tutor, those two plus a Crucible of Worlds would be amazing!Garruk, the Veil-Cursed  Flip No. Trust me, he gets wrecked. every time. Instantspeed shenanigans just destroy him...

RedJokr on Death isn't a finality. Let me show you true power

1 month ago

Codex Shredder is a nice idea since it does allow you to A)get rid of an unwanted card and B)get a possible 2/2 Zoombi.

Elixir of Immortality has always been a "free shuffle" or "oh I'm about to die card".If you want to keep it for the free shuffles,then you could,but using it as a save-me card isn't a good idea in EDH (in my opinion from the looks of it).

Increasing Ambition is another useful tutor for five,yes.If you can get Vampiric Tutor,then do so,but I think three tutors are nice for this deck?

Garruk, the Veil-Cursed  Flip's ultimate benefits you a lot,but I do agree with you when you talk about transforming.He has always been a bait card.However,his first ability does allow you to transform him pretty fast as long as you can target a 1/1 or 2/2 creature.In my opinion,I'd go for it.

Oracle of Mul Daya...I don't have any input for,but she seems like a good choice.

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