Alms Collector

Alms Collector

Creature — Cat Cleric

Flash

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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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 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

SufferFromEDHD on Sevinne, the Chronoclasm Acid Flashback

1 week ago

Damn, dongerlord. Thanks for the thourough analysis. You are clearly going very competitive with your list (don't forget Extract!) where I'm trying to build ... an on theme 75%? I don't know what my list is but I like it. It's fun.

Underworld Breach fits under Sun Titan and grants massive utility. In.

Narset of the Ancient Way look at my list again and look at all three abilities. Fits the theme.

Scroll Rack is tech with Land Tax.

Whirlwind of Thought In.

I'm a huge fan of Surveyor's Scope but that exile clause... Needs Karn to make it viable.

Narset, Parter of Veils and Alms Collector interesting and brutal. I'm going to chew on this.

The rest of the stuff was for a different style of play and direction of control.

dongerlord on Sevinne, the Chronoclasm Acid Flashback

1 week ago

It seems like you're running burn as your wincon.

Here are some cards that might help.

Static burn: Harsh Mentor, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Ankh of Mishra, Manabarbs

Finishers: Acidic Soil, Price of Progress. Molten Disaster is a decent finisher you can consider with split-second and also acts as a board clear (you might try replacing Devil's Play with this)

Since these are symmetrical burn, you could also run Glacial Chasm and stall it out. This is also the most important land card to run with these mono red sorcery finishers. Your Pariah is also a god level card with this setup. You might also consider Heartless Hidetsugu as a combo with these 2 cards.

For more drastic changes, you can fix around your landbase to cut a lot of nonbasics and add basics with a load of fetchlands, such as Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista, , Ash Barrens, Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Warped Landscape, some Panorama fetches, and keeping Flooded Strand + Scalding Tarn + Arid Mesa. I have this landbase in another of my burn decks and its fully sufficient for tri-colour commanders. In white, you get access to Land Tax as well so it helps further fix your mana - although in my experience with this landbase I would say its not even necessary.

With a basic land landbase, it opens you up to more burn, such as Price of Progress, Burning Earth. It also opens you up to hard stax cards if you have a vendetta against someone: Magus of the Moon, Blood Moon, Back to Basics.


An alternative package you can consider with your wheels is Narset, Parter of Veils and Alms Collector to discard their entire hand. You already have Smothering Tithe as well. Psychic Possession is also insane with wheels as it lets you draw 14 off a single wheel.

I would also just add Underworld Breach because its straight up insane.

You can also try Mana Geyser for a super explosive turn by recasting it from the graveyard again.

Dack Fayden is both a ramp card and a way to dump cards into your graveyard.

Good old Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction are 2 of the best board clears you can pair with Sevinne.

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip Baby Jace is a VERY good card with Sevinne. Helps cycle into lands/ramp early and lets you cast spells from your graveyard once it transforms into Jace, Telepath Unbound.


Some cards I see that you could also try cutting/changing are:

Land Tax - you can run ramp artifacts instead, such as Surveyor's Scope. Surveyor's Scope is an excellent card with many fetchlands as you can tap them to sac as a cost, then activate Surveyor's Scope for up to 3 basics untapped since your fetchland is no longer on the field. Or basically any other 2 mana rock will do.

Mirage Mirror and Scroll Rack - these cards are a bit clunky to use and you can do more with mana rocks instead.

I would consider Ral, Izzet Viceroy a bit too slow.

You should swap Jeskai Ascendancy for the new Whirlwind of Thought

You have a lot of single target protection - Momentary Blink, Lightning Greaves, Diplomatic Immunity. I would suggest cutting one or two because you can still tutor for it.

Narset of the Ancient Way SEEMS a bit slow (but I have't seen this card in action yet), so you could replace it with Narset, Parter of Veils

Ray of Distortion is pretty omega slow. You might want to try Aura of Silence or a simple Disenchant

Personally I'm trying to build a cEDH Sevinne burn deck haha! Thinking of also trying Thought Lash with Thassa's Oracle

Long live our Overlord Sevinne

MurderForBrunch on cEDH: King of the Ring

1 month ago

Hi! I really like the list, it looks super toolboxy. It looks like it has a lot of wincons, which is good! They exiled Jace, so Consultation is not a winning like? No problem! Here's Bomberman!

One thing I would suggest though is to add the Sevinne's Reclamation to the list. That card is a powerhouse! If I had to suggest a cut, that would be Chains of Mephistopheles, that card is fine, but unless you're running Anvil of Bogardan I don't think it's worth. And at that point, I wouldn't add that synergy unless you're prison. A pretty useful card with a similar effect is Notion Thief, or even Alms Collector. Cool list nonetheless! I'll keep an eye on it to see how it advances! :D

jakeyuki12 on Stand Up - Be Strong

2 months ago

Hiya! A few questions. 1) How do you get away with only running 35 lands? I assume you play by the London Mulligan? 2) How has Underworld Breach been performing? It's a super powerful card, so I've been wondering about it for my list. 3) How has Dockside Extortionist been performing? In your experience how meta-dependent has it been? I guess same question goes for Alms Collector.

enpc on Why White? Design Choices

2 months ago

Colonel_Kink: Except that in your arguement, you've failed to mention that while white deos like to leverage equipment like Skullclamp, white also has THE BEST equipment tutoring in the game. Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, Open the Armory, Steelshaper's Gift, etc.

And on top of that, white has a bunch of solir and repeatable card draw in the form of:

And this doesn't count all of the cantrips white has like To Arms!, Scout's Warning, etc which are all very strong effects in addition to cantripping for a cheap cost.


Yes, I get that a bunch of the forementioned cards are conditional on you playing a particular strategy. But if you're commited to playing mono white, chances are you're playing one of the strategies that white excels at anyway. And if you're determined to not playing one of the strategies that white plays into, then sorry but that's on you.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Similar to Chains of Mephistopheles & Alms Collector:

Grand Arbiter Poena

Legendary Creature - Human Advisor

Whenever a player draws a card other then the first card during their draw step, they may pay , if they don't, they cannot cast another spell or draw another card this turn.

Partner with Grand Arbiter Iustitia

2/2


I want to see Grand Arbiter Iustitia, a mono blue creature who runs the Azorius Senate with Poena.

Gidgetimer on Alms Collector versus Consecrated Sphinx

3 months ago
  1. The Consecrated Sphinx trigger goes on the stack. When it resolves its controller gets to decide if they would like to draw a card.

2.If they opt to draw both players will draw a card. Return to step 1. If they opt not to draw then the loop is broken.

An interesting thing to note is that the replacement effect of Alms Collector is not a may. If the Consecrated Sphinx player has more cards in their library than the other they can mill the other player out barring any other interaction.

DemonDragonJ on Alms Collector versus Consecrated Sphinx

3 months ago

If one player controls an Alms Collector, another player controls a Consecrated Sphinx, and the first player draws a card, what shall happen next?

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