Alms Collector

Alms Collector

Creature — Cat Cleric


If an opponent would draw two or more cards, instead you and that player each draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Alms Collector occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Alms Collector Discussion

DrukenReaps on Mageta the lion

1 week ago

So the biggest issue with running Mageta is that he wants you to discard 2 cards to use his ability. This is a problem in white because your consistent card draw is limited. You'll want to dedicate a large portion of your deck to card draw, I'd say around 15 cards. Since you are discarding and blowing shit up you might have a subtheme of reanimation. People usually think of that as black but it is in white's wheelhouse too. You can combine it with the indestructible stuff and just call it protection, maybe 10 cards?

Here is every white card that can draw, I'll list some of the specific ones I like. Draw in White

Well of Lost Dreams, Sram, Senior Edificer, Smuggler's Copter, Skullclamp, Mind's Eye, Mind Stone, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Endbringer, Dawn of Hope, Conqueror's Galleon  Flip, Book of Rass and Alms Collector.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

I'm of the opinion that taxing draws, like Mystic Remora & Rhystic Study type effects make more sense in white than Blue. Blue should get the Braingeyser and Consecrated Sphinx effects.

So in that vein:

a la Alms Collector:

Tribute Collector

Creature - Fox Cleric


Whenever a player searches their library, they may pay , if they don't you draw a card.


I'd like a mediocre draft card that could see competitive play in some format, or would be good in commander.

Braingamer on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Polukranos, Titan of Soil's Vengence -

Legendary Creature - Elder Titan

When ~ enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped

When ~ enters the battlefield or attacks, Put a -1/-1 counter on each creature your opponent's control.

Escape - Exile five other cards from your graveyard.


Pretty poor in the Vorthos rating. Still, it's like reverse a normal hydra in terms of counters.

Make a white creature on the lines of Alms Collector. Bonus points if it also deals with lands

king-saproling on Hound Tribe Lord, or Kerberos' True Chain Storm?

3 weeks ago

Hey BMHKain, these are the changes that I would make:

You might like these cards too: Smothering Tithe, Blind Obedience, Null Chamber, Nevermore, Pithing Needle, No Mercy, Maddening Imp, Angel's Trumpet

austintayshus on austintayshus

1 month ago

ZendikariWol Well, again putting Ugin, the Ineffable 's +1 on another card would be a good start. It allows white to go wide and not get blown out from removal. I would def keep this effect to one-off cards, probably instants and sorceries. Maybe an enchantment or planeswalker or something if it came at an appropriately high cost.

More effects like Mentor of the Meek and Inspiring Commander, but I doubt WOTC will actually do that. They're definitely never going to print IC because they didn't even design it.

Bag of Holding has some good ideas as well. I think this could be turned into a white specific artifact/enchantment.

Alms Collector is also a fun idea. It's taxing and can draw you cards. Maybe a few more cards like that, preferably at lower costs.

This might be a bit controversial, but I think white could play around with discard a little bit too. Perhaps a card like Oblivion Ring that makes opponents exile a card from their hand under the ring instead of a permanent.

austintayshus on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Tajila, Alms Devoted

Legendary Creature - Cat Cleric

Flash, Hexproof

If an opponent would draw two or more cards, instead you and that player each draw a card.

If a land an opponent is tapped for two or more mana, instead you and that player each add .

If a opponent would create two or more tokens, instead you and that player each create a 1/1 white cat cleric creature token with lifelink.


Based off of one of my pet cards Alms Collector . Seems situational but fun, just like the original. Probably too much text but oh well.

I like this challenge! Keep it going.

dingusdingo on Counterpoint: White doesn't need ramp ...

1 month ago

I totally agree. While it would certainly make mono white commanders far more viable, white already has enough going for it to make it a sought after color for wedges or dual colored commanders.

White sees lots of play in stax decks, as it packs the most hatebears of any color. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Leonin Arbiter Aven Mindcensor Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite Grand Abolisher Hokori, Dust Drinker Ethersworn Canonist Kataki, War's Wage are all cards that see competitive play. You have far more fringe cases like Vryn Wingmare Alms Collector Thalia, Heretic Cathar Loxodon Gatekeeper and others which are seen on the fringe. The hatebears become a secondary wincon for competitive by pressuring life totals while also stopping the game.

White also gets a BUNCH of incredible supporting effects for stax builds. Armageddon and the expensive Ravages of War close games. Smothering Tithe plays great under stax. There are also numerous enchantments are shut off combos or lines of play, such as Rest in Peace Stony Silence Leyline of Sanctity Suppression Field and all kinds of less effective variants.

White also gives some of the most efficient 1-for-1 removal. While you will fall behind with 1-for-1's in a 4 player pod, its still important to pack StP and Path. White also gets sweepers for EVERY SINGLE PERMANENT TYPE. You read that correctly kids. You can do A-lot-for-1 trades with cards like Wrath of God Austere Command Cleanfall Paraselene and others.

White also gets one of the best pieces of combo protection available, Silence . White has a few tutors that are playable, Enlightened Tutor Steelshaper's Gift Open the Armory Academy Rector Stoneforge Mystic . You get card advantage via effects like Land Tax Tithe Weathered Wayfarer and more.

True, white doesn't have very many cards with the word "Draw" explicitly on it. You're able to accrue advantage, but its mostly incremental. What white lacks in raw draw you make up for with value. The sweepers are the best example of this imo. The opponent may have drawn more cards than you, but trading 1 card for 10 creatures on the board is effectively 9 card advantage.

I personally enjoy most duals or wedges that include White + Black or White + Blue. I find it to be similar to Green, in that I don't feel bad with having it as a secondary or tertiary color, and that it solves a lot of problems and gives me access to cards I want to run.

Gleeock on How to design white card ...

1 month ago

Or, again, I think a white Mind's Eye style card that works off the "share with the class" idea to let that player's opponents draw... more all in like Wishmonger . Like a Wishmonger meets Alms Collector . Except the trigger would be less useless than Alms Collector

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