Increasing Ambition

Increasing Ambition

Sorcery

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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Format Legality
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

Increasing Ambition occurrence in decks from the last year

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Increasing Ambition Discussion

abiblestudent on Mulching with Muldrotha [Self Mill EDH]

2 weeks ago

Got it! Lol! That's awesome. Yeah, mirror-mad has been fun, but Fleet Swallower is always a game changer. Especially with Muldrotha, I've been heavily focused on permanents recently and getting away from instants and sorceries unless I can figure out a way to recur them - Archaeomancer, Mystic Sanctuary, Snapcaster Mage (too expensive for my taste) for example. I'm down to just two sorceries: Life from the Loam (had to finally get it on cardkingdom) and Increasing Ambition

Spell_Slam on

3 months ago

Jungle Weaver is surprisingly good in this deck, since you can cycle it early for card draw and Delirium. It's also one of the bigger spiders printed so far.

Solemn Simulacrum is budget-friendly now. It's ramp, card draw AND two card types for Delirium in the graveyard.

Commander's Sphere is pretty similar. It ramps, fixes and can be sacrificed to draw a card and add delirium.

You aren't running any tutors. Mwonvuli Beast Tracker is like a Worldly Tutor in this deck. Increasing Ambition is slow, but it's a great card to mill and still feels fine at 5 mana.

Deadbridge Chant pretty much guarantees Delirium. Otherwise, it's an extremely powerful enchantment. At worst, it returns a random card to your hand every turn. Putting creatures directly into play can be back-breaking.

Pestilence is a great board wipe when you are running creatures with high toughness.

Nullmage Shepherd works super well with Ishkanah. It gives you repeatable removal for free and lets you do some damage at instant speed.

In terms of cuts, you don't need Whirlwind with a deck made of mostly reach creatures. Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper are fine, but I think repeatable card advantage will get you farther than cheap, efficient cards. Perpetual Timepiece doesn't do much for you other than mill and maybe shuffle cards back. Second Harvest doesn't do enough in your deck, as it only copies 1/2 spider tokens, which you can't reliably produce en masse. I don't think Arachnoid is worth running. It's really inefficient and only benefits you by being an artifact creature and a spider.

Reznorboy on None

3 months ago

Tutors under $10?! You're killing me. Anyway, I would say Increasing Ambition.

azja on Gisa and Geralf Zombies

3 months ago

Creatures:

  • cut Doomed Dissenter since it can't be recast with your commander, and there are plenty of 2/2 zombies for 2 which can
  • cut Festering Mummy because in commander, most creatures will not die with a couple of -1/-1 counters. Consider keeping it if your opponents play lots of mana dorks such as Llanowar Elves
  • cut Ghoulraiser, your commander casts a zombie of your choice from the graveyard anyway
  • cut Liliana's Steward, targeted discard is bad in commander. You and the targeted opponent lose a card, but your other two opponents don't.

My suggestions for possible replacements are Cemetery Reaper, Cryptbreaker, Rot Hulk, Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Undead Warchief.

Sorceries:

  • cut Increasing Ambition, it simply costs too much mana for the effect in my opinion
  • cut Sealed Fate, it's pretty bad unless your opponent just used a Worldly Tutor or something
  • cut Shamble Back, you don't want to exile your own creatures, and it's a pretty poor form of graveyard hate.

Suggestions: Demonic Tutor or the budget replacement Diabolic Tutor, Windfall, Night's Whisper, Reanimate and Buried Alive

Instants:

Suggestions: Cyclonic Rift, Entomb, Swan Song, Pull from Tomorrow

Artifacts:

  • cut Manalith and Nyx Lotus. When you're in 2 colours, you generally don't want to pay more than 2 mana to ramp. Plus if you ramp on turn 2, you'll have 4 mana on turn 3, allowing you to cast your commander early

Suggestions: I think you're a bit low on ramp, most commander decks want 8-10 ramp pieces. Try Arcane Signet, Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Fellwar Stone, or Mind Stone.

Enchantments:

  • cut Telepathy, it's not worth using a card to see your opponents hand unless you're playing something specific like maybe Sen Triplets.

Suggestions: Animate Dead, Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study

Lands:

  • For semi-budget 2-colour deck, your mana base looks pretty good. I would just cut Skyline Cascade, having it come in tapped isn't worth it for it's effect in commander. You can probably just play a basic island in its place.

If you want to upgrade your mana base, avoid lands that come in tapped like Dimir Guildgate. A few suggestions would be Command Tower, Choked Estuary, Darkwater Catacombs, Drowned Catacomb, Tainted Isle, Underground River, Watery Grave.

I hope that was helpful! Here's a link to my The Scarab God commander deck which has a pretty similar zombie tribal theme to what you have. Take a look through it and maybe you'll find more cards that I forgot to mention. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask!

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/27-08-19-scarab-god-edh/?cb=1597359288

Spell_Slam on Rakdos, Lord of riots Budget build

3 months ago

Great choice for a budget!

Piranha Marsh is a suprisingly effective land. I'm often very happy to play this on turn 5 to get Rakdos out.

Insolent Neonate is also surprisngly effective as an enabler with Menace. Being able to use him as card draw later is a big bonus.

Duplicant is .75 cents. That should be cheap enough to make your budget, right? It's removal and potentially another fatty that can be very cheap with Rakdos.

Knollspine Dragon is 1.28, but being able to draw tons of cards after an attack is brutal.

Steel Hellkite is .99 cents. Definitely worth an include.

Increasing Ambition is 1.26, which is pretty cheap for a good tutor.

Dragon Mage hits hard and wheels you into more fatties. .20 cents.

Demonlord Belzenlok is 1$ can has a pretty good chance of drawing you a lot of cards.

Pestilence Demon is freakin' awesome. .48 cents.

When Sire Of Insanity gets out early, the game usually ends. .67 cents.

Gorgon's Head doesn't make much sense here since most of your pingers don't hit creatures.

Staff of Nin is cool, but just way too expensive on mana to be worth it.

Ill-Gotten Inheritance seems pretty weak. You don't want your enablers at 4 mana, usually.

Morgue Burst is really expensive. It just doesn't seem worth it.

Tectonic Giant could easily be cut.

Since a lot of the budget mana rocks are 3 mana, maybe you should look into more 2 mana or less pingers, so that you can get to your Rakdos on turn 4 more often.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on The Best Artifact Colors: Golgari

4 months ago

bushido_man96: Cranial Plating is an excellent idea and pairs well with the Marionette Master. Thank you for the suggestion.

I was just kicking around the idea of Attrition + Ornithopter combo over Glissa + Thornbite Staff. However, since deck slots are so tight, I think I'll just stick with the combo requiring fewer deck slots.

I ran Increasing Ambition because I was out of other black tutor cards in my possession and I like that I can still cast it from my graveyard if it gets self-milled. However, I think I am going to move towards Scrapyard Recombiner instead. It is more restrictive, but it still can find my finishers and Glissa can always reanimate the Recombiner.

So I think part of the deck's problem is that I focused to much on recurring value (i.e. the Bauble pieces). I am going to re-evaluate how many of those I really need, as well as some of the under performing cards. I might replace a few of them with some more impactful cards like Myr Battlesphere, Duplicant, Hangarback Walker, and Cranial Plating.

MrKillStar on Spending Life Like It's Free Money -K'rrik

4 months ago

Price of Knowledge, Nightmare Incursion are big black spells, but has only one in mana cost :(
Imp's Mischief with K'rrik, troll misdirection in black for one mana and some life? Maybe? :D
Behold the Beyond, Grim Tutor, Increasing Ambition - some juicy tutors.
Sadistic Sacrament - pure cost (+7generic for kicker) could be pretty good in K'rrik deck.
Cavalier of Night, Doom Whisperer - more big juicy black creautures.

bushido_man96 on The Best Artifact Colors: Golgari

4 months ago

Do you feel you need more removal for the Attrition and Ornithopter combo? If so, Increasing Ambition seems really highly costed for what it gets you.

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