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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Bishop of Wings occurrence in decks from the last year
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Bishop of Wings Discussion
1 week ago
I managed to get a test game in yesterday and that combo of having Bishop of Wings and Righteous Valkyrie was gaining me so much life. I still like the idea of Spirit Mantle over Light of Hope for now but with all that life gain, I wasn't doing much with it. I am going to try running another Valkyrie Harbinger and see if that helps. Otherwise I may try to make room for a 3rd Angelic Accord .
1 week ago
Hiya! Welcome back to MTG! Long time Aurelia player here. I've got a few suggestions as well as some food for thought.
Scaling up to multiplayer from single player makes how one builds a deck very different. Aggro becomes extremely more difficult since you've got 3 opponents with 40 life instead of 1 opponent with 20 life. Control also becomes much more difficult because you've got 3 opponents to answer instead of 1. Thus, the decks that flourish in commander are midrange, combo, and ramp decks (combo doesn't care about how many opponents you have, midrange and ramp decks are built to last- perfect for the war of attrition that is inherent to multiplayer). Because of this change, things like ramp and card advantage become much more important, as do board wipes.
Thus, step 1, make sure you have enough board wipes, ramp, and card advantage. The accepted number is about 10 pieces of removal (a mix of board wipes and single-target removal), 10 pieces of ramp, and 10 cards that consistently generate you card advantage. A word about your removal- EDH is a vintage format, so it has access to the best removal across MTG's history. So, I recommend you replace a lot of the removal you have now with more efficient and more effective removal. I won't recommend expensive cards since you're just returning, but stuff like Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , or Generous Gift are all pretty good. Red has got some cheap, good board wipes like Chain Reaction or Blasphemous Act .
Next thing to think about- why angel tribal? Now, if the only reason if "because it's cool," then that's good enough. So, if you want to do the cool thing, we might as well run cards that either a) reward us for doing the cool thing (play big angels!) or b) make doing the cool thing easier to do. In other words, we want payoffs for playing angel tribal. You already have a few in the list ( Bishop of Wings , Lyra Dawnbringer ), I recommend looking for more. I suggest looking to the recent Kaldheim set as it released a lot of cool new angel tribal payoffs (and new angels!).
Finally, a word about your mana curve. A popular YouTube channel ran the statistics on a large number of games and found that, on average, a deck casts 1 card that is 7 cmc or higher per game. When we look at your deck.... well, we begin to see how that might be an issue. The thing we don't want to happen is for your hand to get stuck with a ton of cards that you don't have the mana to cast- you don't get to do the thing! So, we either need to trim down heavily on the bigger angels or find a way around that large mana cost. Are you going to run more than the typical 10 ramp to have access to more mana? Are you going to cheat them into play somehow? Are you going to find ways to reduce the cost of the angels? It's up to you to decide! I would recommend a mix of both- trim a bit on the higher end AND find ways to circumvent the big mana cost so that you don't have to trim too much. That way you still get to do the fun thing, just more realistically.
If you want an example of an Aurelia angels build, you can find a good one here: Aurelia RW Angel Reanimator This deck tackles the mana curve problem by leaning into reanimation!
3 weeks ago
@jrc1123: Thank you for your feedback. The majority of my game pieces are already 4/4 angels. I can create game pieces with three cards ( Bishop of Wings , Dawn of Hope , Ajani, Strength of the Pride ), but I don't really want to use any of the possibilities (Doh= Carddraw, Ajani = Lifegain + removal). In addition, I think the CMC of 5 is relatively high for the deck.
I think if the deck generated a large number of non-angel tokens then the card would definitely be an option.
3 weeks ago
Haha you are a tough one. Bishop of Wings is indeed probably best in slot for an Angels deck. But in this case here i have simply not enough Angels that would justify playing it. If there is a 3 drop Angel with ETB removal, i will definitely consider it.
Divine Visitation is indeed an Angel wincon but it is not the idea i was going for. So the base idea is to play big legendary Angels like Akroma, Angel of Wrath , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Iona, Shield of Emeria , Brisela, Voice of Nightmares (These are the devotion payoffs. You can add 1x Entreat the Angels if you feel like it). There is a tutor in place Thalia's Lancers to fetch the situational needed wincons. It is a lot more fun to play with different wincons and tutor effects during game than just token spam and pray.
3 weeks ago
I've made several versions of EDH decks around the Teysa's and token spawns. Some neat stuff you can do;
Spirits! Afterlife is useful, but we can also use stuff like Bishop of Wings alongside Requiem Angel to get some neat trigger stacks. Divine Visitation on top makes it absolutely brutal, but that's probably not where your deck wants to go.
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim . I mean... :)
1 month ago
I understand your point but it is unfortunately not valid for this deck. Shapeshifters and creature types have a strong appearance in Kaldheim but i would not call it an Angels Deck anymore if you just fill it up with 20 different creature types and putting a playset of Maskwood Nexus in it and call it a day (Technically the truth, but it misses the flavour of an Angels deck).
The whole point of "Devotion to white Angels" is to be a mono white devotion deck that features only one creature type if possible (modern contains too few angels for that, so humans as a subtheme do the rest of the job). I still miss an Angels that is Skyclave Apparition and an Angel that is Gadwick, the Wizened in mono white
Sephara, Sky's Blade is an Angel only suitable for a flyers/token-deck that can spam creatures. Lingering Souls , Spectral Procession , Midnight Haunting etc. This deck simply has no possibility to cast it for
Flickering effects need a lot of ETB creatures to work with. Except 4x Wall of Omens and 2x Thalia's Lancers there is none. If you really need the protection, i don't think there is any other viable option at the moment than Giver of Runes
Ranger of Eos is no option because it's only 1 devotion to white. Ranger-Captain of Eos would be the better fit but i still would need a third 1 drop option besides Weathered Wayfarer , Giver of Runes
Bishop of Wings belongs to a lifegain Angels deck that features a complete different set of Angels like Angel of Vitality , Resplendent Angel , Archangel of Thune , Lyra Dawnbringer . This is a non lifegain version. To be honest, i'm no fan of lifegain or tokens strategies in white. White can be so much more than that
1 month ago
Am looking for a better card to replace Sling-Gang with.
2 months ago
why so many wipes? with so many permanents what are they good for? just because Bishop of Wings would leave a few Spirits? it can't be that.
and what are the tutors for?