Bishop of Wings

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Rare

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Bishop of Wings

Creature — Human Cleric

Whenever an Angel enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 4 life.

Whenever an Angel you control is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.

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Bishop of Wings Discussion

Demarge on Oketra’s Whitehouse of Weenies

3 days ago

Fellwar Stone and Mind Stone are both 2 cmc mana rocks that are both cheap and can be played in a mono white deck, Wayfarer's Bauble is another ramp spell you can run.

Now you may have noticed Bishop of Wings and Divine Visitation makes for an interesting combination, why not further abuse it with Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar (or even Spawning Pit ) and you can go infinite. on their own they're also not half bad trading tokens and no longer important creatures for ramp. You can also run Second Sunrise or Faith's Reward to further abuse the sac outlets while also being board wipe protection.

Demarge on Kaalia, M.D. of Destruction and Havoc

3 days ago

Skyline Despot will always draw you at least one card, unlike the demon who has to survive an entire turn cycle to draw, while if the dragon lives you get more dragons, monarch triggers at the end step and requires combat dmg to be taken from you, being kaalia someone else taking monarch from you just means they've become your target (meaning it often isn't correct for them to attack you)

Now mostly slow card draw engines might not be good fits for a fast deck like kaalia, if you compare Phyrexian Arena to Painful Truths they both cost 3 mana, but on the turn you play it truths draws you 3 cards making it vastly better at that point. turn 2 if arena survived you draw your first card, truths still winning. turn 3 if arena survived you draw a 2nd card, truths still winning. It won't be until the 5 turn after you played the arena for it to finally beat truths, even if you assume the table won't remove it that's still really slow for a deck that is meant to gain advantage early and end the game before the other decks deal with you.

Now for another dumb combo that's great for people playing Razaketh, the Foulblooded . if you have Conspiracy out naming angel and Bishop of Wings you can sac a 3rd creature to tutor, bishop will make an angel spirit token netting you 2 life... and then you sac the angel spirit to tutor, eventually you find yourself whatever means to make infinite mana ( Phyrexian Altar ) and then Exsanguinate for game (or Aurelia's Fury ). It's a combo I'm slowly toying with rebuilding my kaalia deck around if I ever want to change things up on it (or I could just run it in an esper commander, then I can use a certain hack spell to make bishop trigger off spirits entering or dying).

Demarge on Kaalia - Angels & Demons & Dragons, Oh My!

1 week ago

Kaalia can't really afford to have half the lands in the deck enter tapped, she will just draw every single target removal from everyone and the only good way to combat this is to try to get her out quickly. There are many cheap multi color tapping lands that can achieve this, ones like Caves of Koilos , Spire of Industry , and Exotic Orchard all have minor easy to pay costs to get the color mana you need while not entering tapped.

I also highly suggest running every talisman, signet, and some other 2 cmc mana rocks for obvious ramp needs, they also can help you deal with a more heavy basic land mana base if you take that route (I would at best suggest cutting the tapped lands down to 5, maybe less). There is also the option to run really fast mana in Dark Ritual and Pyretic Ritual , while the all colored mana won't cast kaalia, it can let you cast more mana rocks or a big creature faster.

Now Liliana's Contract is almost always going to be a 5 cmc draw spell, in any game that you've made it to your upkeep with 4 demons you were probably going to win anyway, you can probably lean a little more on Dragon Tempest tribal value instead, Skyline Despot for instance is going to be a much stronger draw engine than Bloodgift Demon .

... There is also a niffty combo one can run with Conspiracy and Bishop of Wings if you name angel the spirits the bishop makes are angel spirits and their death makes a new angel spirit! So if you add in a free sac outlet you can gain infinite life. Course it is just an interesting idea, Conspiracy can also be used with kaalia to do some funky stuff like sneaking out big eldrazi, or having all creatures trigger Dragon Tempest or Lathliss, Dragon Queen .

hmm I could ramble on and on about different kaalia card choices, but much tired, I will instead leave a link to my Heavenly Rakdos... I must resist also commenting on how easy it is to build kaalia to work with Possibility Storm as often each card type fills one role, creatures are big beaters, instants are target removal, sorcery are tutors and wipes, enchants are utility, and artifacts are ramp.

Demarge on Angel generator

1 week ago

if the goal is a standard deck half of the cards you're considering would be illegal to use for the format (maybe not half, but a lot of the best looking ones).

Bishop of Wings and Divine Visitation are both rather strong combo'd together (in fact with a zero cost sac outlet they go infinite, but standard lacks one, unless comboing with Kykar instead of visitation in WUR colors with a 3rd card) and I suggest going to 4 of on each (or at least 4 of on the bishop, 3 can still work kinda on the other).

Now to make the deck stronger I'd suggest making large cuts on the non visitation 4 cmc+ cards, maybe keep 1 teysa, elendra, and 2 kaya's wrath and cut the rest of those expensive cards. (maybe 1 absolution as it can kind of shut down some decks I guess.

Now with all of that cut out I would suggest getting all the priests as she's a strong sac outlet, a couple Pitiless Pontiff would also help with sac outlets (with bishop visitation out every 1 mana you spend to sac any non bishop creature would make an angel token! Another great sac outlet can be from your removal Spark Harvest can be really strong, giving you value from your morbid triggers while removing a creature.

Now only 4 1 cmc creatures can be a bit light, Footlight Fiend is the first that comes to mind for me as there is just so many good early creatures that have 1 health, though landing is also quite good.

Spark Harvest is pretty good as nearly every deck runs some sort of high cmc spell that it will hit.

Blood for Bones I'll admit might not be the best card, but a single copy can be strong value.

Demarge on Mono-White Angels

1 week ago

Not enough lands for a deck this high up the average cmc. Slim down on the weaker angels and favor to be mostly playsets.

it also strongly feels like you're looking to fit Resplendent Angel or Angelic Accord . if you do include these Timely Reinforcements also works pretty well with these and Divine Visitation .

More morbid suggestion could be Spawning Pit as it helps combo with Bishop of Wings and Divine Visitation to gain infinite life and every 1 mana you spend gives you an angel token.

Demarge on Teysa Death and Tokens

3 weeks ago

Ok what I'm about to suggest may not be necessarily effective without tutors, but it is powerful of a combo in b/w. The combo is a sac outlet, Bishop of Wings and Conspiracy naming angel. unlike Requiem Angel the bishop doesn't care if the angels that are dying also happen to be the spirits he's making, but yeah gain all the life and do all the morbid triggers.

Hexaflexagon on Formatting not working

3 weeks ago

Hey all,

I wrote up a primer for one of my decks, with formatting such as spoilers and panels, and when I pasted it from my Doc into the deck description, it came up with an error saying "one unopened panel". I doubled checked everything, and everything seemed to be okay. Here's my code:


Hello, and welcome to my primer for Angelhorde Invasion!

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===panel: Introduction

This deck is based around casting creatures and getting value from [[God-Eternal Oketra]] and pumping them all up with lords. It is meant for casual EDH/Commander play and is a relatively budget deck. I don’t want anything above 10 USD unless I already own the card or there is a good reason for it to be in the deck (eg [[Ancient Tomb]] is needed as White really needs extra mana and I already have the card from my Dad’s old collection).

The general strategy is to ramp out [[God-Eternal Oketra]] and cast a bunch of creatures such as [[Lyra Dawnbringer]] and [[Archangel of Thune]] to get a bunch of token value, then pump them up with lords such as [[Benalish Marshal]] and [[Cathars’ Crusade]]. In the case where I can’t get Oketra out, I can still beatdown with good value creatures and use manasinks to pump out both tokens and +1/+1 counters. 

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===panel: Why Mono-White?

I chose Mono-White for a few reasons:

- The first is that I wanted to consistently cast [[God-Eternal Oketra]], so I had to have her as my Commander.

- I wanted this to be a relatively budget deck, and the best way to do that is to cut down on the number of colours in a deck, as manabases are very expensive.

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===panel: Strengths

- There are many combos that can just win the game outright.

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===panel: Weaknessess

- White lacks card draw that isn’t based on artifacts and/or really, really expensive.

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===panel: Combos and Synergies

This part is a work in progress, I haven’t played this deck enough to figure out all the combos and synergies.

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- [[God-Eternal Oketra]] + any card in the “Bounce” Category + mana = Instant Army™

- [[Burnished Hart]] + [[Emeria Shepherd]] + mana = more mana and permenant recursion

- [[Bishop of Wings]] or [[Requiem Angel]] + [[Divine Visitation]] = Angels that can never die (unless you remove one or two of the two combo pieces)

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===spoiler: Card Choices

This explains why I put each card in my deck. It will be split into the custom categories that I have put the deck in. 

===panel: Lands and Ramp

This part is pretty standard, with some ramp, lands, and [[Tithe]] and [[Land Tax]] to get land drop consistency. 

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===Panel: Lords

- Although [[Angel of Jubilation]] doesn’t give +1/+1 to all my Zombie Warriors, she still gives the bonus to my other creatures and stops other people from paying life or sacrificing creatures to cast spells. 

- Even with the removal of most of my Lifegain package, [[Archangel of Thune]] still has its uses. I still have [[Suture Priest]], [[Auriok Champion]], and my Angel Subtheme and [[Lyra Dawnbringer]], so there are still ways I can gain life.

- [[Benalish Marshal]] is a lord for three mana that also gives three devotion. 

- [[Cathars’ Crusade]] is one of the best cards for creature decks, as it allows you to pump your team for doing nothing but what your gameplan is, casting creatures. 

- [[Lyra Dawnbringer]] is an Angel Lord and is an efficient beatstick. 

- [[Spear of Heliod]] provides a lord effect and can deter people from attacking me.

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===panel: Multiple Oketras!

- I put [[Helm of the Host]] in its own special category because I love the card when I attach it to my commander or some of my other creatures (like [[Admonition Angel]] or [[Emeria Shepherd]]) because it gives so much value and gives me so much satisfaction that I get 2 more Oketras a turn with [[Anointed Procession]]. 

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===panel: Utility and Card Draw

- I use [[Adarkar Valkyrie]] when I want to make sure my commander or any other important creature doesn’t die; it’s like regeneration on a stick. And the best part is, the Angel has vigilance, so I can both attack with it and use its tap power. 

- [[Aegis of the Gods]] is a simple value creature that gives temporary protection from Burn and hand reveal cards such as [[Thoughtseize]]. 

- [[Alms Collector]] stops other people from drawing huge amounts of cards, and gives me some too!

- [[Bishop of Wings]] supports my Angel subtheme by letting me gain life whenever an Angel enters and makes a Spirit whenever an Angel dies. It has a combo with [[Divine Visitation]], which allows me to make an Angel whenever an Angel dies.

- [[Blind Obediance]] allows my deck to catch up to other decks by making all their creatures and artifacts enter the battlefield tapped. It also allows me to extort to get extra value out of my spells. 

- [[Emeria Shepherd]] gives me recursion whenever I play a land. Because most of my lands are Plains, the Shepherd usually returns the permenant to the battlefield. It combos with [[Burnished Hart]].

- [[Endless Atlas]] allows me to draw a card for only two mana if I have three or more lands with the same name, which is pretty easy to get, considering that this is a Mono-White deck. 

- [[Enlightened Tutor]] allows me to search for an artifact or enchantment such as [[Cathars’ Crusade]], [[Helm of the Host]] or [[Anointed Procession]]. 

- [[Grand Abolisher]] stops other people from doing stuff on my turn and gives two devotion for two mana. 

- Previously a card that I had overlooked, [[Odric, Lunarch Marshal]] gives my guys Double Strike if [[God-Eternal Oketra]] is out, and Vigilance if one of her Zombie Warriors are out. 

- [[Oketra’s Monument]] makes my creatures cost less and gives me extra value for casting creatures. 

- [[Reqiuem Angel]] gives me extra value in the form of creature tokens whenever one of my non-Spirit creatures dies. It, like with a bunch of other cards, forms a combo with [[Divine Visitation]]. 

- [[Slate of Ancestry]] allows me to refill my hand with a bunch of cards when I have run out of gas. 

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===panel: Removal and Boardwipes

- [[Admonition Angel]] is simply removal on a stick. The best way to play with a Admonition out on the board is if you’ve got nothing you want to remove, then just leave lands in your hand until you do. 

- [[Angel of Sanctions]] is just removal on a creature that can you can recur from the graveyard using its embalm ability. You can also use it with any of the “Bounce” creatures to return it to your hand and remove something more important than what you removed before.

- [[Austere Command]] is my only boardwipe because my deck relies alot on creatures, artifacts, and enchantments. 

- [[Banishing Light]] is simply an enchantment that removes any non-land permanent.

- I really like [[Cast Out]] because it has flash and the ability to cycle it for another card when you don’t need it. All that for just one extra mana than a usual [[Oblivion Ring]]. 

- [[Cavalier of Dawn]] is good, as when it enters, you get to [[Generous Gift]] something, and on the way out, you get to recur an artifact or enchantment. 

- [[Darksteel Mutation]] is really good when you want to deactivate a commander or another creature that gets returned if it hits the graveyard.

- [[Path to Exile]] and [[Swords to Plowshares]] both exile a pesky creature and give their controller a small reparation for doing so. [[Reparations|Sorry I killed your *insert big creature here*, here’s some life]]. 

- [[Return to Dust]] is simply artifact/enchantment removal. 

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===panel: Protection

- [[Eight-and-a-half-Tails]] gives my guys protection from targeted removal and gives two devotion. 

- [[Lightning Greaves]] and [[Swiftfoot Boots]] do the same thing, except one gives shroud and one gives hexproof. 

- [[Selfless Spirit]] protects my creatures from things like removal and boardwipes. 

- [[Unbreakable Formation]] protects my guys and can pump them up when I am about to do a major attack.

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===panel: Value Creatures

- [[Archangel of Tithes]] is an Angel, and taxes people for attacking me when she’s untapped, and taxes people from blocking when it attacking.

- [[Auriok Champion]] is one of the two cards remaining from my removed lifegain package. The reason why I kept it in is because it has extra value apart from gaining life (Protection from Red and Black and 2 devotion to [[symbol:W]] for two mana). 

- [[Aven Mindcensor]] is good because it stops people from getting the consistency that tutoring provides in a singleton format, and even if someone did steal it off me, it wouldn’t really matter because I only have 4 cards that tutor cards, 3 of which tutor lands.

- Even though [[Brightling]] has the ability to bounce itself, I only use it in emergencies where I can’t do anything else, as it’s expensive, costing [[symbol:1]][[symbol:W]][[symbol:W]][[symbol:W]] to bounce it and cast it again, without a cost reducer out. 

- I usually just use [[Karmic Guide]] for the Oketra trigger and the recursion and don’t pay the Echo cost unless I don’t have anything else to do or I need the Protection from Black. 

- I have already talked about [[Lyra Dawnbringer]] in the “Lords” section, so I won’t repeat myself here. 

- The other Oketra card, [[Oketra the True]] is a good Manasink and a 3/6 Indestructible Double Strike. 

 - [[Resplendent Angel]] is a good value creature, giving a 3/3 flyer with a bunch of other text and two devotion. [[Lyra Dawnbringer]] and Resplendent form a combo.

- [[Suture Priest]] punishes my opponents for play creatures and allows me to gain life every time a creature enters.

- [[Thalia, Heretic Cathar]] slows my opponents down and gives a 3/2 First Strike. 

- [[Tithe Taker]] makes all my opponents spend extra to do anything on my turn.

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===panel: Bounce

- [[Eiganjo Free-Riders]] makes me return a white creature I control to my hand, allowing me cast stuff for extra value again and again, again and again, again and again… 

- [[Emancipation Angel]], [[Kor Skyfisher]], [[Stonecloaker]], and [[Whitemane Lion]] all do the same thing; getting extra Zombies by bouncing itself back into my hand to cast again. Rinse and Repeat to create an Instant Army™. 

- [[Stormfront Riders]] is the payoff for all the bounce shenanigans, allowing me to create tokens every time I bounce something. 

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===panel: Tokens

- [[Anointed Procession]] doubles all my tokens, from the Zombie Warriors I create with my commander to the Soldiers I create with [[Stormfront Riders]]. 

- [[Divine Visitation]] makes all my creature tokens turn into 4/4 Angels with Flying and Vigilance. It has a combo with [[Bishop of Wings]] and goes with my Angel subtheme. 

- I’ve already talked about [[Oketra the True]] (in “Value Creatures”), [[Oketra’s Monument]] (in “Utility and Card Draw”), and [[Requiem Angel]] (also in “Utility and Card Draw”) elsewhere, so I won’t talk about them here. 

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Thanks for taking a look. Hope you liked it!

Can anyone find the error?

Thanks,

Hexaflexagon

Demarge on Lucy in the Sky with Demons

3 weeks ago

yeah long ago I kind of attempted a Conspiracy setup in my old Heavenly Rakdos, though back then it was purely to crash in with eldrazi and other big creatures (there was a lot less good kaalia creatures back then)... now that I think about it my kaalia maybe have nearly the critical mass to use conspiracy naming dragon, especially when I nab a 20 kaalia (I'd suggest nabbing one too, she can just be a Painful Truths ).

Now you could lean into razaketh's sac outlet more by maybe running reanimator spells in a higher density like Animate Dead or Lifeline or even Unburial Rites . you could also then play Buried Alive once you got the reanimation critical mass. Final Parting could also be good. Another random idea popped into my head of maybe trying out Oketra's Monument / Whitemane Lion style package and you could build fodder while also having both a means to ramp kaalia and the angels and have a different avenue to protect your big creatures with defensive bounce, you could even reload those one off etb effects.

Now if you are considering the necro I'd maybe suggest running the fast ramp of Dark Ritual as it not only can let you quickly dump necro but you can also use it to dump mana rocks and reach kaalia online faster.

Great I'm in a brewing mood with tcg player open... now I see Bishop of Wings conspiracy combo with razaketh, tutor your whole deck (because if you name angel then all the spirits bishop makes are also angels gaining you 4 life and making another spirit when they die... you could even fail to find and just have infinite life, or find a Phyrexian Altar and Fireball )

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