Quote from FunkyDragon »I wouldn't call it good in Commander; it's way too slow here, too. I don't even run Diabolic Tutor, so I don't see why I'd want to pay more. I even have a Zur Astral Slide deck, and I can't see running this as a bad backup plan. In a format with Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Other Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, and Diabolic Intent on a stick, and other, better cards, this doesn't seem remotely playable.Quote from Hawk7915 »As seems to be a running theme, seems good in Commander - 5 mana tutor is pretty bad, but cycling is good. Probably way, way, way too slow in all other formats...
Yeah, rarity doesn't matter as much to me because I don't open packs. I'd take the more playable version - as a strictly better Diabolic Tutor, I might be tempted to play it in Zur Astral Slide. With the higher mana cost, it might as well have not been printed.Quote from jshrwd »If the only options were this card at uncommon or the same card for at rare, which would you rather have printed (knowing that would take up a rare slot in the set)?
I'm thinking an upgraded Diabolic Tutor at rare with cycling would be way more welcome than this alternative take on Increasing Ambition at a lower rarity.
I'm actually pretty excited to test this in Ad Naus Zur with LabMan. It's already happy to play a 5cc universal tutor and it needs something that can cycle for 1cc. This card fulfills both roles so I can free up a slot for Solemnity.