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Alms | Magic: The Gathering

 

Formats Alms is Legal in

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Standard
Modern
Legacy
Vintage
Commander
 
 

Sets Alms is in

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Official Oracle Text for Alms

Card Name:
Alms
Casting Cost:
Type:
Enchantment

Card Text:
, Exile the top card of your graveyard: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target creature this turn.

Flavor Text:
"Helping people is mostly a matter of teaching them to help themselves."
—Sisay, journal

Official Rulings for Alms

4/1/2008 : The “top” card of your graveyard is the card that was put there most recently.

4/1/2008 : Players may not rearrange the cards in their graveyards. This is a little-known rule because new cards that care about graveyard order haven't been printed in years.

4/1/2008 : If an effect or rule puts two or more cards into the same graveyard at the same time, the owner of those cards may arrange them in any order.

4/1/2008 : The last thing that happens to a resolving instant or sorcery spell is that it's put into its owner's graveyard. --Example: You cast Wrath of God. All creatures on the battlefield are destroyed. You arrange all the cards put into your graveyard this way in any order you want. The other players in the game do the same to the cards that are put into their graveyards. Then you put Wrath of God into your graveyard, on top of the other cards.

4/1/2008 : Say you're the owner of both a permanent and an Aura that's attached to it. If both the permanent and the Aura are destroyed at the same time (by Akroma's Vengeance, for example), you decide the order they're put into your graveyard. If just the enchanted permanent is destroyed, it's put into your graveyard first. Then, after state-based actions are checked, the Aura (which is no longer attached to anything) is put into your graveyard on top of it.

 
 

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