Trial of Ambition

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Trial of Ambition

Enchantment

When Trial of Ambition enters the battlefield, target opponent sacrifices a creature.

When a Cartouche enters the battlefield under your control, return Trial of Ambition to its owner's hand.

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Trial of Ambition Discussion

EvilArcher85 on Bad Bogles 2: Back in Black -- $8 Hexproof (M19)

3 weeks ago

This deck Makes it really fun to watch the person sitting across from you have a complete meltdown because they can’t deal with your creatures... saving the Essence Scatters for potential creature threats and mowing over the smaller ones is more than satisfying. Opponent has hexproof or indestructible? GTFO, Trial of Ambition handles it with the amount of car touches constantly in your hand. I’ve been playing this for a minute and I made one slight change, I dropped to 24 lands, cutting one Hashep Oasis and also cut one Cartouche of Ambition to the sideboard and removed a Crook of Condemnation, and added a Jade Guardian and a single Scaled Behemoth simply because I wasn’t hitting creatures as consistently as I wanted to. I also cut one Unsummon and the fourth Negate from the sideboard and added two Yahenni's Expertise to deal with go wide strategies like vampires, Merfolk, tokens, etc.Thumbs up on the build!

Struyk on Bad Bogles 2: Back in Black -- $8 Hexproof (M19)

3 weeks ago

I use Trial of Knowledge to draw Cartouche's for Trial of Ambition and Hexproof creatures and remove any lands when I have 4-5 in play for card advantage. It works like a charm! I just used it to discard a Vine Mare after playing The Eldest Reborn earlier to revive it haha

My only issue is getting the right colors as it uses 3 different ones... I tried to make it 2 color but that just doesn't work :O

BlaineTog on Bad Bogles 2: Back in Black -- $8 Hexproof (M19)

3 weeks ago

@Tripplesix:

Yep, I've been playing this on MTGO ("Just for Fun" room) for a few months now with various tweaks. It's not going to be Tier 1 or anything but it does pretty well and is awfully fun. I can't stress how big of an upgrade Vine Mare was, though. The deck is so much better with it as our centerpiece.

@Struyk:

Glad you like the deck!

I've found there to be enough targets that I'm never unhappy with Negate. Virtually every deck runs some number of important noncreature spells and I like to be ready for them. It's possible that Syncopate is a better option in this slot but we're not a true Control deck so I don't want to have to leave too much mana open.

The Eldest Reborn is an interesting thought. Rise from the Grave would likely be better for us (Liliana, Death's Majesty does this effect best, she'd just explode the budget). We already have Trial of Ambition as our edict effect and we really can't afford to wait 2 turns to get a Bogle back, if that's what we're doing with 5 mana. With 12 cards in our deck that do literally nothing until we get a Bogle down, speed is our priority. That said, I'd rather just double-down on the counterspells to force a Bogle through since we're already in Blue.

I tried Trial of Knowledge way back when I was first putting this deck together and I really didn't have much success with it. It's just too darn clunky, plus it's hard to make room for card advantage without going down something important like our control suite or auras. Opt is unassuming but it's felt like the right balance between card filtering and efficiency for our purposes. That said, Anticipate is back in the format and I haven't given it a try yet so maybe that would be better. Either way, it's very important to filter at instant speed so we can keep up our countermagic.

In any case, good luck with your brewing! Let me know if you find a recombination that hums.

Entomo on W/B Knights Standard

3 months ago

dam some of these knights are sick as fk. As such I think this deck could go harder even. I don't like Metallic Mimic personally, especially with just 2, because then your likely to get it late when its terrible.
Also Bloodcrazed Paladin isn't very good imo, especially considering you don't have any removal to turn him on, so hes just suedo board wipe protection that doesn't work vs Settle the Wreckage. I would cut both of those guys and proly both Danitha Capashen, Paragon and jam 4 Radiant Destiny, it's so good here.
Maybe leave Aryel, Knight of Windgrace in the sideboard for grindy games, because I think Kwende, Pride of Femeref is the real fire here and should be jammed at 4 copies, as it turns on such a good attack for the 2 mana knights.
-2 mimics
-2 paladins
-2 Danitha
-3 Aryel
+4 radiant D.
+2 Kwende
I also don't like Seal Away here, as you can't clear blockers with it, and I don't like On Serra's Wings either, it adds some cool effects and evasion, but I think you would be better off with cheaper evasion, or a pump that added first strike so you could capitalize on kwende, I'm thinking 4x Cartouche of Solidarity, which if you wanted could open up 2xTrial of Ambition which is a pretty sick combo I've always wanted to find a home for. Also why the fk not, 1 Trial of Solidarity as well.
-2 seal away
-2 serra's wings
+4 cartouche
+2 trial Ambition
+1 trial solidarity
Finally Josu Vess, Lich Knight is kinda a pipe dream, though being a 4/5 menace for 4 is pretty hot, maybe you want to just drop him tho for another Ixalan's Binding, which would give you a pretty fair removal package overall.
Last thing, 2 Unclaimed Territory should be really good here, the toughest spell to cast being History of Benalia, but the land could help to cast something like a 1 or 2 of Benalish Marshal.

princev1125 on I Put a Spell on You

4 months ago

I really love the idea behind this deck! It reminds me of something I would have come up with when I first started playing (I mean this in a very positive way!), as it is both plausible and creative!

Suggestions

At this point, I'm sure you're getting tired of reading, but before you go, I will suggest one more thing: either add green or cut blue for green. This allows you to ramp with cards like Spring and Thunderherd Migration, which will power out your big cards earlier!

Hopefully this was at least somewhat helpful. Feel free to reach out with your thoughts on my suggestions. Excited to see how you change it up. Please keep me updated on the results.

BlaineTog on Bad Bogles 2: Back in Black -- $8 Hexproof (M19)

5 months ago

Abzan is not the way to go, I think. We really need access to counterspells to deal with sweepers.

I could see a case for Bant, using Squire's Devotion as our lifelink aura. This also gives us access to Adanto Vanguard as a virtual 2-mana Bogle; we're way worse against Moment of Craving, Unsummon, and Vraska's Contempt but that may be a worthwhile risk for getting on board so much faster. I'm not even sure if we'd want to bother with Sram, to be honest; it dies to virtually any removal in the game and our opponent will be happy to find targets for their Fatal Pushes and Magma Sprays.

The main downside of Bant is that it loses Trial of Ambition, which is a seriously fantastic card. Getting to cast and re-cast Trials is a huge advantage to Black, plus you have access to better removal if you decide to raise the budget.

Still, it might be worth testing this other build. Any Simic-base color combination could reasonably run Bogles at the moment.

shadowinquisiterofdoom24680 on

5 months ago

I find that Battle at the Bridge is better than Trial of Ambition in most games and Trial of Knowledge is a bit high for the curve.

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