Alms Collector

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare

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Alms Collector

Creature — Cat Cleric

Flash

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

Alms Collector Discussion

dingusdingo on Sylvan Tutor

2 weeks ago

Sylvan Tutor 's price is based almost entirely off scarcity. P3K was a small starter set released in the Asia market and not released in the North America market. It's a small and rare set from 20 years ago, so any even halfway decent effects are going to be extremely price dollar wise. Great effects that are cEDH playable are extremely expensive, Imperial Seal Three Visits Ravages of War Burning of Xinye Warrior's Oath

I think the effect is great. Most green decks could benefit from including it. It does lose a lot of utility being a sorcery though. You must give your opponent a full turn, with your opponent knowing that you have a selected card coming to you. Compare to instant speed Worldly Tutor . You play at your opponent's end step, and you get to untap and play your creature before your opponent gets to untap + draw. Also consider that with an instant speed tutor, if you need to do something else instead, like Counterspell , you have that option. And last but not least, instant speed tutor gives you potential for blowouts. If you Worldly Tutor to grab Alms Collector then crack Chromatic Star (or any other effect to draw 1 at instant speed) to get it into your hand, you can get huge plays against Wheel of Fortune type effects. The same is true for Aven Mindcensor against Protean Hulk , and so forth.

honfrusterlaudo on brimaz stax

2 months ago

Hhehehehe your list is very nice! Just what brimaz should be doing in a commander deck. I think that u should run Crucible of Worlds , Strip Mine and Wasteland , just to have another way of stax, and because u r running land explosions and Lotus Field . In addition to that, Blast Zone and Darksteel Citadel just fit pretty well. I like to run Alms Collector and Glowrider while staxing with white too, but i just dont know what to remove to put them in. The Crucible of Worlds enters in the Gilded Lotus place.

MTG_Waifu on Marchesa, Queen of the Battlefield

3 months ago

tspalding Thanks! I really like those suggestions, I have an Alms Collector somewhere and I didn't even think of including it.

tspalding on Marchesa, Queen of the Battlefield

3 months ago

Big fan of this commander, so very flavourful. I would suggest some faster and more cost effective draw though to help keep the train rolling. Necropotence can be hard in a tri coloured deck for the BBB cost. If you want to make pulling that Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth a little more reliable to manage maybe consider Expedition Map .

Not to spark a discussion over its merits but Phyrexian Arena is both slow and, in my humble opinion, vastly overrated. I think you get more immediate and reliable bang for your buck using the better one off effects.

Night's Whisper and Painful Truths are both great. Read the Bones can be justified because of the scry.

Alms Collector can net you draw while working as a way to stop big draw plays. Nobody expects Mardu to be reactive.

enpc on Lookin to go all in ...

3 months ago

So are you looking to keep the same theme for the edck, or are you lloking to make it more powerful? while I get that you can do both to some extent, angel tribal will only take you so far.

Things I am noticing about the deck though, more low end ramp and more card advantage are good. If you don't want to hand over the cash for Wheel of Fortune , the less good (but plays well into reanimation) Magus of the Wheel isn't a bad option. Alms Collector is also decent to slow your opponents down. Endless Atlas is another budget option which works well if you're running a basic heavy list.

[email protected]_only on The Church of Sacrifice

4 months ago

list of possilbe clerics to consider:

Heliod, God of the Sun - okay, not a cleric, but makes cleric tokens

Alms Collector - good card draw engine in EDH - prevents players from drawing their deck in one go also

Auriok Champion - linear upgrade from Soul Warden - resists removal

Auriok Replica - good sac for anti-commander damage, fits cleric type, colorless to cast. not super amazing, but worth mentioning

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim - not all that useful until you gain some life, then amazing removal. and 2/3 deathtouch for 2 isn't bad either

Battlefield Medic - damage prevention based on clerics. nothing to special, but tribal themed, so I mention it here.

Beloved Chaplain - evasion that's hard to top - can't be blocked by creatures, can't be removed by creatures.

Blind Zealot - sacs to destroy target creature when it hits a player, good for general

Cabal Archon - sac outlet? check. Cleric tribal? check. sadistic grin? double check.

Cabal Executioner - on par with blind zealot - lacks the evasion, but doesn't sac to activate. mixed bag, but not horrible

Children of Korlis - sacs to revert life total to start of turn? yes please

Custodi Lich - grants Monarch, and forces creature sac on play and when you regain it. seems good.

Custodi Soulcaller - requires a few players to be super amazing, but still worthwhile even if all you get back is Children of Korlis

Daru Spiritualist - not quite pro- red, but helps agaisnt spot removal for entire tribe. bonus if paired with Shaman en-Kor

Devout Chaplain - most clerics are humans, exile is good. enough said.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails - good protection for your side of the field.

Entomber Exarch - cleric that can reanimate or force pitch from opponents. not gamebreaker, but solid card with options

Frontline Medic - clerics are indistructable as long as 3 swing? seems good

Giver of Runes - really should be vodka-aunt of runes, but w/e, still good

High Priest of Penance - great to chump with, better with aethreos, best when indistructable

Kor Sanctifiers - decent artifact / enchantment removal on a cleric body, not much else to say.

Leonin Arbiter - the staple of death & taxes and hate bears is, in fact, a cleric. seems useful.

Leonin Relic-Warder - fiend hunter for artifacts & enchantments, not much else to say.

Mikaeus, the Lunarch - cleric that slowly buffs your side

Order of Whiteclay - recusion cleric. not as useful once it gets vigilence, so fair warning.

Pious Evangel  Flip - sac outlet that transforms into a mini- blood artist, is cleric.

Pontiff of Blight - mass extort is disgusting. seven toughness is hard to remove.

Ravos, Soultender - recursion + steroids = win

Remorseful Cleric - mass graveyard remval + evasion is good

Shaman en-Kor - this guy is bonkers, and with any form of damage prevention makes your side nigh unkillable

Sin Collector - exiles instants & sorceries, solid card. never returns them either. probably is on a wanted list in some libraries for back charges

True Believer - if you don't want people to target you, ivory mask with legs is a cleric too

Tymna the Weaver - less useful in duels, but solid for mass card draw otherwise

Vile Deacon - cleric tribal lord for black, comparible to doubtless one

Weathered Wayfarer - land tax on legs. still a cleric

Whipgrass Entangler - ghostly prison based on clerics for mana, but single target per use

Whisper, Blood Liturgist - creature recusion that nukes for 6 with general out, or mass reanimation if opponen't don't take it.

Profane Prayers - not an X spell, but cleric tribal nuke seems kinda on-theme.

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Alms Collector occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%