Alms Collector


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander 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


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

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Alms Collector Discussion

IHATENAMES on Blade Dump

5 days ago

I don't understand the inclusion of Thrumming stone... besides that its a playable deck ( i run a very similar deck with Shram as the Commander). I would suggest Comparing your equipment's abilities with your commander and optimizing it for the best result t3 t4 when you cast it. Suggestions ... Land Tax mono white staple , Day of Judgment or Wrath of God board wipe effect, Open the Vaults return eq from grave, Rest in Peace grave hate, Alms Collector draw hate, Oath of Lieges Ramp/ friendly card, Linvala, Keeper of Silence hate depending on your meta.

SenseiRamen on Revelations

3 weeks ago

If you want to keep running a lot of recursion, I'd suggest swapping the commander from Avacyn, Angel of Hope to Lyra Dawnbringer because Lyra is better for angel tribal and if Avacyn is on the battlefield not much is gonna die making recursion unhelpful.

Also, you have a pretty good amount of mana ramp but severely lack card draw. I know that mono-white has very limited options, but one good example is Alms Collector and I'm sure you can find others. Omen Machine could also be a big help because it could cheat out some giant angels and prevent your opponents from gaining too much of a card advantage over you.

Overall nice deck and hopefully this was helpful.

FancyTuesday on Card images and images not ...

1 month ago

Kess, Dissident Mage

Inalla, Archmage Ritualist

Alms Collector

Ashes of the Abhorrent

Curse of Bounty

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip

Kinjalli's Sunwing

All appear to be working, though they break when the "card:" prefix is used. Have you tried without the prefix?

SynergyBuild on Derevi Commander

1 month ago

Aven Mindcensor, Hushwing Gryff, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Winter Orb, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Kinjalli's Sunwing, Vryn Wingmare, Mother of Runes, Ramunap Excavator, Aura of Silence, Sun Titan, Swords to Plowshares, Alms Collector, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist, Eladamri's Call, Tocatli Honor Guard, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Kataki, War's Wage, Propaganda, Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse, Stasis, Static Orb, Glowrider, Rising Waters, Lodestone Golem, Damping Matrix, Cursed Totem, and Damping Sphere

The cards above are powerful stax pieces that are heavy play, yet range from 0.15$ to 5$ on tcgplayer. Below are more expensive cards that still are good for the deck, yet are not required.

Hokori, Dust Drinker, Rhystic Study, Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Nature's Will, Bear Umbra, Sword of Feast and Famine, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Recruiter of the Guard, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

Other than these stag pieces (cards used to lock your opponents out of the game) the deck should ramp, have some good interaction, and have draw power too. It can then use a decent field of small creatures and some combat steps, or powering out planeswalker ultimates to win. Below are some ideas on how to do that.

Ponder, Brainstorm, Arbor Elf, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Supreme Verdict, Wrath of God, Heroic Intervention, Counterspell, Swan Song, Dispel, Negate, etc.

jpsuchecki on Clerics of the Underworld

1 month ago

I've never done clerics, so I can't tell you if it would work or not, but I've got some ideas I think you might like:

Abzan Battle Priest Akroma's Devoted Heliod, God of the Sun Alms Collector Atalya, Samite Master Bygone Bishop Custodi Peacekeeper.

With all that lifegain, consider things that benefit it such as Sanguine Bond+Exquisite Blood (an instant player killer).

Kindred Dominance is a boardwipe where you can keep your creatures.

Path of Bravery could work well here too.

theMarc on Feuer Frei

2 months ago

If I'm gonna bother with an infinite combo, I'd use Helm of the Host, since that goes infinite with my general, and I don't have to rely on drawing both pieces in the color combo least suited to tutoring for them. Although Kiki-Jiki is good enough that I might want him just for his use outside of combos.

Alms Collector is honestly in there just because this deck needs any extra card draw it can get. It's not my first choice. I intend to replace it with The Immortal Sun or a good wheel effect or somesuch when I can get my hands on one.

The other big thing this deck needs are good ways to spam creatures. So I'm also on the lookout for good token producers.

WotanubisReturned on Feuer Frei

2 months ago

Run Splinter Twin and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, they both go infinite phases with Celebrant. You can also add Zealous Conscripts and Village Bell-Ringer if you want more infinite: it's a great way to end the game quick and it has a lot of answers so people can shut their mouths. You aren't getting the full power out of Alms Collector without running Wheel of Fortune and it's clones: they are the best draw Boros has, and people get upset with the discard alone, but stopping their draw is pure salt.

Philigan87 on Hixus and the Jailbreakers

2 months ago

babushkasara I agree, resources have been scarce! More card draw would be good. Skullclamp is a great idea, but I'm a bit stuck on what to take out...what you think?

Elspeth Tirel is Great, especially her +2 ability, but again, I'd be stuck on what to remove, especially since her etb synergy is restricted to the soldiers hitting the floor and she herself doesn't provide any etb abilities.

Alms Collector is a bit mana costly for what he would do for me and with no ETB ability, I'm a little reluctant to recruit him.

Definitely want Skullclamp, if I can make room though!

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