Bygone Bishop over Smuggler's copter?

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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.

SoakingDrop52 says... #11

I think Smuggler's Copter is way better:

1) you instantly draw a card and you can discard it or one you don't need

2) it costs 1 mana less

3) it has a 3/3 body not a 2/3

4) bishop does not make you draw but spend more mana to draw next turn over and over again

5)you're white so you have acces to staples like Lingering Souls it would not be so diffucult to activate and, more over, while not activated is not under removal radar

I personally use the copter and i find it very useful

January 13, 2018 4:43 p.m.

sylvannos says... #12

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.

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