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
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

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

2 weeks 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 weeks 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.

Gadianten on Orzhov Cleric Tribal EDH

2 months ago

I love cleric tribal, I realize this is a jank deck but with some focus it can also be effective. I think the first trick is to synergize with your command and find clerics that can be sacrificed for gains the second is to find ways to drain their health quickly so you can focus on the first.

The best way to life drain is probably with Exsanguinate, Debt to the Deathless, Torment of Hailfire or similar spells so that your commanders to hand ability can be utilized.

The next one is not quite so easy and needs tuning to make really good, but I would recommend clerics like Benevolent Bodyguard, Children of Korlis, Dark Supplicant with Scion of Darkness, Frontline Medic, Nova Cleric, Remorseful Cleric, Sanctum Guardian and Selfless Spirit for creatures that can be utilized well with your commander and as a bonus its flavorful to have fanatical priests dedicated to some grim god.

Generally useful clerics matter cards would be Edgewalker, Ancestor's Prophet, Battletide Alchemist, Rotlung Reanimator and Whipgrass Entangler.

A little combo for Starlit Sanctum is Daru Spiritualist + Shaman en-Kor to gain some arbitrarily high life total.

In tribe Card draw considerations are Tymna the Weaver, Bygone Bishop and Twilight Prophet.

I don't know if you will continue to develop this but I would like to see your take on it as you evolve it.

Gadianten on Ayli Clerics

2 months ago

In keeping with the card drawing theme, some others to consider are Bygone Bishop for more tribal draw. Other draw sources to think about if looking at add more would be Dawn of Hope, Greed, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip and Mind's Eye.

EpicBox75 on I now Bant you a clue.

2 months ago

I love the idea of this deck but I don't see it doing much against other modern decks.

If you money to spare I would suggest: Noble Hierarch or/and Birds of Paradise and Collected Company

But if you want to do budget deck any 1 mana elf like Llanowar Elves or Elvish Mystic will do the job because you need that mana acceleration to crack your clues faster. Tamiyo, Field Researcher could be cool card and she is pretty cheap. Mana Leak or Metallic Rebuke or Remand because multiple Deprive will but you back in lands especially with out mana producing creatures. Dromoka's Command can be nice removal spell that can buffs your creature.

I would recommend pitching both Ongoing Investigation 1-2 Courser of Kruphix 0-2 Bygone Bishop all 3 Angelic Purge

Also for mana base in 3 colors I highly recommend getting some two color lands and real fetch lands for more reliable manabase. Temple Garden is now cheap thanks for wizard reprinting it and Hallowed Fountain and Breeding Pool are coming in next set so their price will go lower. Also Seachrome Coast and/or Razorverge Thicket if you want fast lands so you can get turn 1 white without pain. And if you have the money few Horizon Canopy are extremely powerful

For sideboard suggestions Dispell or Spell Pierce fast, cheap and effective Damping Sphere against tron and storm/other combo decks Knight of Autumn value creature that does it all, Rest in Peace, Worship, Settle the Wreckage or Supreme Verdict, Kitchen Finks, Celestial Purge, Blessed Alliance

I hope that this helps

BMHKain on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

4 months ago

Actually, forgot one...

X/

Tamiyo's Journal (Bygone Bishop & Thraben Inspector work wonders with this. The latter can be flickered an endless amount of times, & the former watching for CMC3 cards cast by me both give me a Clue(s). Get 3, & you can get a card for free! You can even flicker the Journal for huge value! You want Value Town? Someone at Twitter actually recommended this to me, & I know how to use it to Boros' max! I'll note that person after...)

McToters on Darien, King of Kjeldor

5 months ago

Thanks for the comment!

I have never seen Bygone Bishop that dude is on my radar cause I completely agree with your advice. That would be nice draw!

I also like the Conqueror's Galleon  Flip and Mind's Eye recs, thanks! I've def known about the Eye but just havent gotten around to getting it. And the Galleon is in my Depala vehicles but that's certainly easy enough to purchase if i want to try it in here.

Coat of Arms is def a good rec as well. I know most tribals run it and i actually do have a copy of it, so ill eventually work it in.

Thanks again!

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Bygone Bishop occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.08%

Orzhov: 0.03%