Trial of Ambition

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

BlaineTog on Bad Bogles 2: Back in Black -- $8 / 2 tix Hexproof

6 days ago

Really just swapping in Carnage Tyrant for Scaled Behemoth and upgrading the Mana base to include some mix of premium dual lands, then swap in Vraska's Contempt for Hour of Glory in the sideboard. Other than that, we're already running the best cards we can for this deck; I wouldn't even really want Fatal Push over Trial of Ambition since we can often fire off a single Trial multiple times per game. I guess you could cram a copy or two of The Scarab God in but I'm not sure the deck really needs it.

That said, a stronger mana base would open up more sideboard options. That would really be up to you, though; sideboards always depend on the local meta anyway.

Emzed on B/W Demonic pact

2 weeks ago

Why run Banishing Light when it can't exile Demonic Pact, whereas Oblivion Ring can? Just to dodge Maelstrom Pulse and Detention Sphere?
You could add Gideon of the Trials, since his emblem allows you to safely use the "You lose the game" mode of Demonic Pact.
Those Leonin Relic-Warders seem like they will sometimes be a little underwhelming. If you draw more of them than you draw Pacts, or unless you face a deck with relevant permanents to exile, they are 2/2s with no effect. Maybe including a couple more artifacts and enchantments could help. Trial of Ambition is the best idea I could come up with for now. Not exactly a good card by itself, but between Relic Warder and Flickerwisp, it might have enough synergy to become playable here.

BlaineTog on Bad Bogles -- $7 / 1.5 tix Hexproof creatures

2 weeks ago

Honestly, I'm not sure there's much room to upgrade this. Other than Carnage Tyrant, we're already running the best Bogles and Auras we can, and I'm not sure Carnage Tyrant is that much better than Scaled Behemoth outside of Control matchups. I guess you could swap in some Supreme Wills in place of the Benefaction of Rhonas' since being able to grab a land at our opponent's end step and occasionally countering something is probably better than the very rare instance of double-hitting with Benefaction, but that's about it.

One thought I had that would necessitate bouncing the budget: go Sultai for Trial of Ambition and Cartouche of Ambition. Trial of Ambition would be amazing removal in most matchups since we could play it out early and then pick it up multiple times later on, and Cartouche of Ambition would really help us win races, since we tend to fall behind on life before we get a Bogle down. We'd really need to run a bunch of good dual lands to facilitate that plan, though, plus I'm not sure what to cut (probably Unquenchable Thirst and One With the Wind, but One With the Wind is just so efficient).

Argy on U/B Tezzeret Shenanigans

1 month ago

Replace the Chandra, Torch of Defiance with 2x Fatal Push (your deck makes this an EXTREMELY effective card, with all the sac outlets), and I would use Doomfall or Trial of Ambition in the Sideboard.

My preference is Doomfall because it helps against both Carnage Tyrant and Approach of the Second Sun.

Skoodly on 5-color Ixy Coalition

1 month ago

Have you thought about Trial of Ambition? 2 sacs for 2 mana doesn't sound too bad.

Murphy77 on

1 month ago

I think that I would change your Cartouches and Trials. The idea is to use your Cartouches to recycle trials, which can have a big impact. 4 Trial of Strength, 4 Trial of Ambition and 4 Cartouche of Strength would most likely be better. Each time you play a cartouche you get all your trials back into your hand to replay them. I built a whole deck around this mechanic - see Trial Trial

razelfark on -1/-1 = Insects

1 month ago

How has Lethal Sting been working out for you? Personally I am not fond of it since it is sorcery speed and you need to have a creature in play to even cast it. I find that for three mana its not quite doing what I want. I have been using Doomfall or Trial of Ambition for indirect control options because how many people at my local that are running cards that stop targeting like Blossoming Defense. If you want an instant speed answer then I would suggest Fatal Push (if you can afford) or Vraska's Contempt from the new set.

Pending on what kind of control you are having trouble with I would suggest adding Heroic Intervention to the side deck. Its a great card for protecting from all types of destroy and targeted removal. This way if you are having issue with exile type cards you can protect your creatures better then you would with Supernatural Stamina.

Like your deck idea overall still and I think your deck is better put together then mine is now. Hope to hear the deck continuing to do well.

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