Bygone Bishop over Smuggler's copter?

Modern Deck Help forum

Posted on Jan. 13, 2018, 11:11 a.m. by Peacemaker2

I've been struggling with deciding what cards could help me cycle through my mono-white mostly-humans deck. Smuggler's Copter is definitely a better card in most cases but I did try Bygone Bishop and it's ability to recover from wraths or go even wider is great. Copter is more aggressive but bishop is great for the long game. I would like to know objectively which is better in the long run for my deck Thanks!Deck for reference -Devotion to the white queen

antacidbrn says... #2

It is not an apples to apples comparison because the Copter is a looter, the draw and discard on both attack and block is huge and the Bishop only drops clues that require mana to cash.

I believe you could fit both into a white deck if you wanted too. I could see spirit tribal synergy if you use Lingering Souls and want your ghosts to fly helicopters. I do agree the Bishop is better late game, but I like the looting ability better personally.

January 13, 2018 11:20 a.m.

mavoricke says... #3

antacidbrn I agree it isn't an apples to apples comparison. I would try to find which one you want the most and do a 4/3 split or something like that.

January 13, 2018 12:01 p.m.

Peacemaker2 says... #4

antacidbrn mavoricke thanks for your help, the deck is actually a mono white humans list so I don't really want to throw off the flow too too much. I could prolly push back a couple creatures for space for maybe a 2/2 split, would that be worth it?

January 13, 2018 12:39 p.m.

shadow63 says... #5

Mentor of the Meek could work in the spot

January 13, 2018 12:48 p.m.

antacidbrn says... #6

Now that I know what you are doing, I would agree with shadow63. Mentor of the Meek would combo with other humans in the deck better than Bygone Bishop. I still like the Copter though, in that context. I would run a full play of both to be honest.

January 13, 2018 12:56 p.m.

mavoricke says... #7

I agree as well mentor of the meek would do you much better however I would still run copter since it's a crew one will probably bolt them every turn and would do you a lot of good. personally I would run 4 copter and 4 mentor

January 13, 2018 1:25 p.m.

mavoricke says... #8

Personally i would put bygone bishop in the sideboard. people won't really expect it

January 13, 2018 1:27 p.m.

mavoricke says... #9

Could you send a list to us that way we could be more accurate with our suggestions

January 13, 2018 1:28 p.m.

Peacemaker2 says... #10

Here it is and in the original postDevotion to the white queen

January 13, 2018 4:16 p.m.

sylvannos says... #11

Smuggler's Copter is way better just on the side of dodging sorceries. It also costs less.

I have to agree with SoakingDrop52's points. The fact you can curve into Lingering Souls/Spectral Procession/Timely Reinforcements makes Smuggler's Copter way better.

January 13, 2018 10:49 p.m.

Please login to comment