Alms of the Vein


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad 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

bigir0nnutz on Grixis Burn

1 week ago

I used to have Alms of the Vein, but I ultimately cut it because of my meta as well as trying to have the deck be variable in its burn to the face/creature answers. With Alms, it's a great spell to madness, but ultimately there were plenty of times I wish I had a kill spell over it. I have not put Dynavolt Tower in the deck because I have yet to test it, but I think it would be a nice card to consider.

Nafinity on Grixis Burn

1 week ago

Have you considered Dynavolt Tower and Alms of the Vein?

Slythiechick on BW life gain fun times!

1 week ago

was gonna use the Sigarda's Aid to get the Stitcher's Grafts on the Lone Rider  Flips faster. I'll see if I have copies of Immolating Glare to put in, moving Consulate Crackdown and something else to side. I'll see if I have any Accursed Witch  Flip she does sound like a good card for this. Alms of the Vein I am hesitant on, with it being a sorcery, and reliant on discarding it to get it for madness cost, but I'll look into it.

the vamps I used what I have, just built this last night, so should be able to get more fast.

Murphy77 on BW life gain fun times!

1 week ago

I am a bit confused as to why you included Sigarda's Aid. I would think that you would want Consulate Crackdown in your side-board. Yes, 3 Cliffhaven Vampire (which is cheap and easy to get hold of). Immolating Glare is nice-to-have, and could be in the side-board.

Other cards that are still commonly used in a B/W gain/drain deck include Accursed Witch  Flip as a creature that no-one wants to kill, and Alms of the Vein. It has been a while since I played this type of deck, but B/W G/D was certainly fun to play.

Ghosty on White Black Aetherborn counters

1 week ago

Love this deck! +1 from me!

I'd also suggest Alms of the Vein and Murderous Compulsion. Will work perfectly with Smuggler's Copter.

Alms of the Vein is my favourite Madness card cuz it's even better than Modern cards like Lightning Bolt and Lightning Helix if you play it for Madness cost

DreadnoughtMTG on Ruination of the Eldrazi, Hand/Land Destruction

2 weeks ago

This looks set up very well to be an effective Inverter deck. The only thing I think I would possibly change would be the Distended Mindbenders. I'm not sure you'll be able to kick them off very well. He is decently powerful but casting him at 8 is fairly brutal. I could certainly see a couple more outlets for discarding your hand or something in his place. That way you can attempt to maximize the graveyard size prior to casting an Inverter.

Possibly 2-3 Call the Bloodline, or Cathartic Reunion, or Collective Brutality? Maybe splashing for Forgotten Creation?

I could also see just adding a couple 'discard value' cards like Fiery Temper or Alms of the Vein?

Natmis on The whispers of madness

2 weeks ago

I've considered Alms of the Vein, but dismissed it because it lacks versatility. I expect it to shine in matchup where the lifegain will be relevant (against zoo/burn archetypes) but I feel like otherwise Fiery Temper is the better card. But maybe I should try to run it, just to see how it does. What do you think I should cut for it?

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