Alms Beast

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Alms Beast

Creature — Beast

Creatures blocking or blocked by Alms Beast have lifelink.

Porkulese on Teysa steps on peasants

1 year ago

maybe replace Alms Beast with Hunted Horror ?

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 years ago

I mean, could go the Alms Beast route, but I think This could be more fun:

Mila's Kit

Creature - Fox (Uncommon)

, Put a First Strike counter on target creature an opponent controls: Mila's Kit gains indestructible until the end of turn. Tap it.


I'd like to see the offspring of another legendary animal (not like a person)

zapyourtumor on Tainted remedy

2 years ago

I'd cut the bad stuff and lean 100% into the enemy lifegain theme. This means up to 4 Tainted Remedy plus 4x Kavu Predator , and cut Idyllic Tutor , Serrated Scorpion , Twilight Prophet , Gonti's Machinations , Roiling Vortex , etc.

I know Blessed Alliance and Rest for the Weary are used with Tainted Remedy, but the best cards with Remedy are ones that have a "drawback" that involves your opponent gaining life and Remedy/Kavu turn that drawback into an advantage. I see you already have Wall of Shards and Grove of the Burnwillows , which are classics. Some other ones are Oust , Fiery Justice , Solitude / Condemn , Devour Flesh with Nature's Claim for the sideboard. Alms Beast is also funny.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 years ago

I love Alms Beast and always tried to break it with Tainted Remedy or something, but it's just not good enough.

Alms Beast

Creature - Thrull Beast

Whenever another player gains life, you gain that much life.

Creatures blocking or blocked by Alms Beast have lifelink.


I think that makes it more interesting. I really wonder if it would see commander play.

SlamOneUp on Tainted Love

4 years ago

Maybe you could add Deadly Allure to force your opponent to block the Alms Beast so a creature is destroyed and he anyway loses a big bunch of life. Awesome Deck of yours

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

4 years 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.

Blood Tax


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)

Silverdrake on Fiery remedy

4 years 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

trey12321 on Tainted Bond

4 years 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.

Manamorphose is actually probably a really easy way to justify Aria of Flame now that you mention it, so I'll probably look to get some for it when I've got the money to spare.

Thanks again for the suggestions...!

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