Bygone Bishop

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Tokens

Bygone Bishop

Creature — Spirit Cleric

Flying

Whenever you cast a creature spell with converted mana cost 3 or less, investigate. (Put a colourless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

Bygone Bishop Discussion

KALE434 on New Phyrexia's Scourge

4 days ago

@GhostChieftain i like Bygone Bishop was thinking about adding it when it was first released but the deck was more voltron back then and kinda forgot about it after a while lol. So thank you for reminding me of it. Though the other two im not really a fan of (i could go into more detail if need be. ;) ) but thanks for the suggestions!

GhostChieftain on New Phyrexia's Scourge

4 days ago

How about Bygone Bishop for more draw and easier metalcraft? Captain Lannery Storm and Pirate's Pillage could be nice also.

Gadianten on Athreos & Clerics

2 weeks ago

I always enjoy seeing more people make cleric decks, as I have made my own I defiantly have some opinions and ideas on clerics. Mother of Runes , Devoted Caretaker , Benevolent Bodyguard and Battletide Alchemist are excellent defensive options. For cleric beaters I would look at Custodi Soulbinders and Doubtless One . For card draw look at Tymna the Weaver , Twilight Prophet , Custodi Lich and Bygone Bishop . Given your commanders life drain nature I would also look at adding Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless as blowouts and enablers for your commander.

lagotripha on Mono White Affinity

2 weeks ago

I feel like tempered steel is a solid budget option, but getting it super competitive is going to take a lot of work. I did give some thought to a Blade Splicer / Countless Gears Renegade / Bygone Bishop flicker/midrange hybrid running it, but Dispatch or Trading Post isn't a spectacular payoff.

Its just one of those cards which is waiting for an efficient payoff that isn't already an archetype to drive Ethersworn Canonist 's price through the roof.

Flawless_Sin on Tokens

1 month ago

I wouldnt focus on Vanquisher's Banner . It will make your Mana curve hard to reach. On the other hand Mentor of the Week is a great addition. I personally love that card. Also you can look into Tocatli Honor Guard and Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben for sideboard, and main board Conclave Tribunal and Radiant Destiny . For more card draw Ranger of Eos , Survival Cache and Bygone Bishop

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [REDUX]

2 months ago

DrkNinja: Honestly, I'm running Samurai of the Pale Curtain because I already had a foil, and it has some of my favorite typing in the game... Lol. Honestly I should probably be running both? At least she can carry a sword if I need to deal damage.

With regards to your other suggestions, Ethersworn Canonist DEFINITELY should be on my maybeboard. I feel like Loxodon Gatekeeper is kinda too much mana for his effect, have you found it to be very strong? Tithe Taker is a less-good Grand Abolisher (who honestly should be in here, but cuts are hard...).

Darkshadow327: I've never run Bygone Bishop before, but I feel like he'd be rather good at dodging effects like Spirit of the Labyrinth , and the VAST majority of my creature spells are CMC 3 or less. I'm curious about testing him at least!

hkhssweiss: Gift of Immortality was the MVP of my older Avacyn version, because it let me repeatedly sacrifice cards like Benevolent Bodyguard . However, I have less of those cards in this version, so it doubles as protection for my hatebears... I'm not sure if it's as good here.

Thanks everyone! If you like my Avacyn list, I'd ask that you upvote the "original" (Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*) rather than this temporary version ;)

Darkshadow327 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [REDUX]

2 months ago

Makes sense Daed, I just wanted to be sure before I suggested anything.

To me Bygone Bishop seems subpar. Swiftblade Vindicator would be really strong if you can get it big. However, if that doesn't happen consistently when you draw it it would seem like a dead card.

IDK, this is more just personal opinion than anything else.

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Bygone Bishop occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%