Alms of the Vein

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander 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

Sorcery

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

MrHappy12321 on Help With a Twist on ...

1 month ago

So I really enjoyed Seffronolive's 12 bolt budget magic deck from a few weeks ago. And I wanted to play a variant of it. At first, I only wanted to add some more red and spice it up with Blood Moon but then I looked into other colors and found some great cards for the deck. So my question: What color should I add? (To be clear I will be adding 8 cards to my current deck, in place of the wastes.) These are the cards I would add for that color, but if you have suggestions for different cards those are great!

Red: 4 Blood Moon, 2 Grim Lavamancer, Magus of the Moon, Gut Shot

Blue: 4 Snapcaster Mage, 4 Wizard's Retort

Black: 4 Dark Confidant, 4 Alms of the Vein

White: 4 Lightning Helix, 4 Boros Charm

Seth's Deck: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-12-bolt-modern

My Deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/the-mad-wizard/?cb=1539981187

landofMordor on Brewing Modern on a Budget: Blood of Madness

2 months ago

Hey friend, I've got a deck almost exactly like this. I'd recommend Alms of the Vein for a Lava Spike effect. I'd cut the Pale Rider of Trostad, Skin Invasion  Flip, and Bloodmad Vampire in exchange for 3 Alms and 2-3 Falkenrath Gorger. Furyblade Vampire is also insane with Stensia Masquerade, so I'd cut 1-2 Lightning Axe and some Inquisitions. Also, Dark Withering is so good.

Love this deck SO MUCH! It is so synergistic and feels so good to profit off of discards like this. Best of luck!

Gattison on Ernest Borgnine

2 months ago

Bump in the Night and Alms of the Vein want to be in this deck, but idk...

Sargeras on Card Funeral

3 months ago

Gotta spread the mono-black love, so +1 from me. Here are my suggestions for this budget build.

  1. The maindeck seems pretty solid, although you might want to swap out Alms of the Vein with something like Victim of Night so you have a bit more creature removal against decks like Jund.

  2. In the sideboard, if you are going to play a 4-mana card that steals something from the game, just play Memoricide or Cranial Extraction that way you don't have to worry about artifacts with Dispossess.

  3. Your sideboard seems a bit off, might I ask why we are playing Needlebite Trap? If your worried about lifegain matchups (if thats prominent in your meta), you could play Tainted Remedy. I also think a sweeper or two might be good if decks like affinity are in your meta.

  4. To the Slaughter should be Hero's Downfall in my mind, or at least an upgrade option, if you wanna kill things like Karn Liberated that come up in the top-deck game, make it so that it's good against cards like Bloodbraid Elf as well.

Like the build though, and nice touch with Liliana's Caress, let me know how this deck does!

Scytec on

4 months ago

You could potentially cheat out decent spells with their madness cost...things like Asylum Visitor, Alms of the Vein, Big Game Hunter, Fiery Temper, Bloodhall Priest, From Under the Floorboards, Gorgon Recluse, and Dark Withering.

These are all pretty cheap and have some decent abilities...

Renaud on Discarding multiple cards with madness ...

4 months ago

What happens in what order when multiple cards with madness are discarded at the same time?

Situation: I cast Faithless Looting, discarding Fiery Temper and Alms of the Vein, only have 2 mana up, and my opponent has a Cursecatcher

Do I get to pay the mana for Alms of the Vein, wait for it to resolve, and then pay for the Fiery Temper, or do I have to pay for both spell before the first one resolves?

PonchoLibre on Ideas for a semi-competitive Modern ...

6 months ago

Dredge loves Bloodghast, but if you are looking for something a little more out homebrewy you could try B/R Madness Vampires. Flood the board with lots of removal and threats like Lightning Axe and Fiery Temper and the Jund all-star Olivia Voldaren. It also features the colorshifted Lightning Helix that is Alms of the Vein. Not to mention madness is super budget too. Anything that isn’t a land is usually under a dollar.

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