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Posted By: JimmyNoobPlayer (7/11/2012 11:11:46 PM)


@ deadapult13

Increasing Ambition sees tons of play in EDH at the present time. Sinking 13 mana into playing that card twice yields you a meager 3 cards. Sinking 12 into this one yields a perfect late-game 7-card hand. While the first may be more practical because you can pay each part seperately as with Think Twice, this is the Fireball of tutors. And Fireball is much more flexible than Firebolt. I play in a meta where infinite combos are employed only to end the game against certain abusive decks, or not at all. And while there's certainly plenty of ways to outright win the game with exactly 3 cards, my friends prefer truly epic plays like this.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (7/14/2012 10:00:38 AM)


Holy shit, this is awesome! Even if it's not particularly good, it's the first time we've seen something like this, and who knows what the future will bring? When one such pioneer has been made, there's hopefully bound to follow more cards like it.
Posted By: Tiggurix (7/25/2012 7:49:35 PM)


The last word in the flavor text just made it that much more black.
Posted By: TastetheJace (7/30/2012 11:28:56 PM)


First thought was: this is to much expensive... But I have to Commander deck that have black, so in the middle game, I can get the combo I need if I have this card in hand. And for construct, I now play this with Korlsah, Heir the Blackblade and Liliana's shade. So I get enough mana, and what I do is to search my library for ALL my Korlash, use Grandeur hability, and then get them back in hand with Ghoulcall'er's Chant to make Grandeur again. So if the game is going good for me, I can have easily half if not all my land on the table! This card is tricky to play, but in the right deck, this can make some awesome combo. You juste need to make sure your deck can make you live till you cast this, and in some case, THAT can be the problem.
Posted By: Simon.G (7/31/2012 6:41:10 AM)


This card can tutor up combos? That is a powerful ability.
Posted By: Lotsofpoopy (9/2/2012 2:56:53 PM)


Combos with Liliana of the Dark Realms's emblem. Tap 2 swamps for 3 cards, or 3 for 7, or 4 for 9....
Posted By: flavioal28 (9/16/2012 5:13:54 PM)


EDH rejoice!
Posted By: Charait (9/30/2012 2:19:15 PM)


Certainly too expensive for most competitive formats, but in casual it has its place as a powerful card in the right decks. As most people have realised, with x as little as 2 or 3 you're able to assemble powerful combo pieces that should cinch up the game for you.

Personally, I've included it in a mono-black ramp/control style of deck, that ramps via Urborg + Cabal Coffers (with 4x Ex Map and 4x Beseech the Queen as land tutors, though Beseech is flexible enough to tutor for anything else should I not need more ramp). For x=3, I assemble my singleton combo from the deck - Darksteel Forge, Mycosynth Lattice and Fracturing Gust, and unless they're playing blue or include the rarely-seen-in-casual artifact exile cards like Revoke Existence, you'll wipe out all your opponents - even in multiplayer!

Typically I'll include this card as a 2-of in the deck, or 1-of with a way to fetch it out of the graveyard. Using one of your cards to get another one to refill your hand later is just evil.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (11/21/2012 8:53:46 AM)


This is not really tier 1 edh but its a budget tutor that works well. I used to use it as a back up plan for a ghave deck which produced obscene amounts of mana. Right now it's my back up plan for teysa edh if I don't combo out turn 5-6 ill use the beatdown express until I draw this
Posted By: Trollking21 (2/1/2013 8:34:01 AM)