Creature — Beast
Creatures blocking or blocked by Alms Beast have lifelink.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Alms Beast Discussion
4 months ago
6 months ago
Orzhov is my favorite, easily.
I love lifedrain, but think Smothering Tithe is very flavorful to the guild, and want more effects like that.
As an additional cost to cast a spell, its controller must pay 1 life.
Whenever an opponent pays life, you gain that much life.
It'd be a rare, but much better than Alms Beast, which I can't stand.
I'd like a trinket from your favorite legendary creature. (I'd pick Thalia's Saber, myself)
9 months ago
Nice list! I run Remedy in a black/white shell to make the manabase easier, but I was tempted to go the 4c route for the Fiery Justice & Grove packages. Alms Beast is a hilarious card in this shell, and you might want to look at Blessed Alliance as it's a removal spell that can also dome your opponent for 4 once you have a remedy out
1 year ago
Thanks for the suggestions, Lucky! The issue I've run into with Alms Beast is that it's strength is largely dictated by what my opponent is playing, making it seem more relevant in a sideboard. Even then many of the large creatures that I can't outsustain with the occasional self-heal tend to either have life-gain effects anyways (IE. Griselbrand or Wurmcoil Engine ) or are better targeted by a Condemn than hoping that they only have the one creature so that Devour Flesh would be relevant, though I would likely keep some Devour Flesh in the SB. Even Oust seems to be generally better specifically because I can choose a target, and even if the damage is only effectively a bolt it works better on smaller creatures or the ones that don't attack and therefore can't be Condemn ed anyways.
The other creatures are primarily placeholders at the moment. I'd auto-include Dark Confidant if I had the money for him at the moment, and I already have Wall of Shards listed in the main deck. Currently running the cheap deathtouch creatures+ Warriors' Lesson is a solid enough replacement until I can afford it, but it's not looking to be the end-all-be-all of the build.
Thanks again for the suggestions...!
1 year ago
My friend made a weird version of this deck using Alms Beast . My suggestion (Which is what my friend did) is to use 4 Wall of Shards , 4 Devour Flesh in the main board. The other enchantments in the deck cost too much mana for modern and don't have enough pay off. In addition, you have enough life gain in the deck that you probably only need the 4 Wall of Shards and 4 Alms Beast . Your other creatures are too easy to kill with Fatal Push , Electrolyze , Lightning Bolt etc. Also, you probably want to change your land base to more fetches and only one or two copy of each shock land that works and a single copy of each basic. Finally, Beacon of Immortality makes a player instantly lose and should be included in the deck for a last resort. And you defiantly need draw. You'll run out of cards really fast and also need to dig for Tainted Remedy , so I suggest Harmonize
Overall, here is what I would recommend
1 year ago
2 years ago
I think I have an even better idea, which i have to say is inspired from the deck Tainted Love.
Tainted Remedy and Beacon of Immortality kills an opponent. But you can still run a cool WB deck with Renewed Faith, Condemn, Alms Beast, Swords to Plowshares (if you can cards from outside the modern pool).
It seems fair, cheap and sweet to do.