Alms of the Vein


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Common

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Alms of the Vein


Target opponent loses 3 life and you gain 3 life.

Madness (If you discard this card, you may cast it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

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Alms of the Vein Discussion

PrinceofPauper on Cards in the Yard

6 days ago

Thanks man! This is one I'm definitely dying to refine.

Rotting Rats is a good call. Funny how I recommended that to you and didn't see it myself.

I also think more Alms of the Vein could be good. I'm gonna cut some of my big Delvers to tamp down my curve a bit.

Appreciate the tips and kind words.


CricketYT on Cards in the Yard

6 days ago

Probably my favorite deck of yours, I love this concept. I would say maybe Rotting Rats over Olivia's Dragoon as it can both discard or be discarded for value. Maybe more Alms of the Vein for quicker finishes?

goblinguiderevealpls on Burn Everything

1 week ago

Bolas isnt very good for burn, though, a burn deck is essentially as many Lightning Bolt effects as possible, as burns objective is low-cost, aggressive direct damage, and i dont really see any direct damage here besides Torment of Hailfire

That being said, there is currently no lightning bolt in standard besides Fiery Temper and Alms of the Vein, and those would be amazing here but sadly are rotating out very shortly :(

cplvela0811 on True Blood [Modern Vampires]

1 week ago

Lightning Bolt can just be pitched, for the anthem. It will always be greater than Fiery Temper even in those niche situations. Alms of the Vein is just better if we were to truly examine that statement.

musicman3310 on Minimal Attack Black Semi-Ramp

3 weeks ago

From looking, it seems you like direct damage. If that's the case, I think of three cards off my head. Deathcult Rogue, Bump in the Night, Geralf's Messenger, Alms of the Vein, and Gonti's Machinations

Dumpstergod on One With Lupine

3 weeks ago

Uba Mask seems like it's questionable with madness stuff. You don't really want to play a 4 mana 2/2. If we have red now, it does turn Faithless Looting into a 2 mana draw 2 (at least I think it does). You can also flashback looting if you find yourself drawing into lands you don't need. I copied your list and made some changes because I wanted to know if it really worked and it felt like Alms of the Vein added a lot of speed. I know you're probably set on One with Nothing but Collective Brutality felt a lot stronger. You don't really want your entire hand discarded unless you have a lupine prototype which means you don't want to be using a OwN until t3. When you do, you'll have 2 mana left for madness costs, which can be Grave Scrabbler (but you probably didn't discard a creature on 1 if you're trying to discard your hand on 3 and you now have no 1-drops), a couple of unearths, or you play a 2 drop beforehand which means you only get value out of unearths. Ideally, I guess you would Temur Battle Rage or play another Lupine Prototype, or just opt for Avatar of Discord. The most frustrating thing when I was messing around with the list was not having cards to discard for avatar after trying to get a prototype running. Uba Mask doesn't really have synergy with avatar, Zombie Infestation, or the possible Alms of the Vein. Maybe think about going less all-in with One with Nothing and look at Hollow One? It also turns on the 4-attack cards and seems like it could add a lot of beef. You can also cycle it and return it later with Grave Scrabbler. I know, I know... this is probably just a casual One with Nothing list, but hey... yeah. If you can madness a Grave Scrabbler off of OwN to get something you discarded with the same OwN, it all gets a bit better but idk the ruling on that one.

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