Bygone Bishop

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Bygone Bishop

Creature — Spirit Cleric

Flying

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

plakjekaas on If white isn't "allowed" to …

7 months ago

Stax, tax & boardwipes? Forcing your own weaknesses for others to enjoy is something white is great at. Not many great tutors? Aven Mindcensor, now neither do you. Bad at drawing cards? Spirit of the Labyrinth, now you are too. Overwhelming me with many spells I can't keep up with? Rule of Law. I don't have very efficient noncreature spells compared to other colors? Thalia, Guardian of Thraben now neither do you.

All these things are powerful, and giving white good carddraw so they can collect and stack these kinds of effects, will make white a lot more powerful, which is why it's a good thing that Rhystic Study isn't actually white, even though it feels like a white effect.

Yet, Mentor of the Meek, Dawn of Hope, Welcoming Vampire, Esper Sentinel, Bennie Bracks, Zoologist, Bygone Bishop, Thorough Investigation, even when you exclude colorless supplements, white is building a catalog of consistent carddraw anyway, especially if you consider Teleportation Circle has an array of targets to blink for carddraw in mono W as well: Spirited Companion, Inspiring Overseer, Priest of Ancient Lore, Thraben Inspector, Professor of Symbology, Resistance Squad, Search Party Captain and Wall of Omens.

Also strategy-specific stuff like Mesa Enchantress, Sram, Senior Edificer, Puresteel Paladin, Losheel, Clockwork Scholar. I think it's weird to say white can't draw cards, I'd say you're not trying hard enough if you're still complaining about that today. At least for Commander. In 1v1 formats, carddraw just isn't as important to win the game if it has to happen before turn 5.

AstroAA on How do you build Karametra?

8 months ago

I used to run a Karametra, God of Harvests combo deck ages ago when Paradox Engine was legal. I updated it last summer, but it's still kind of mediocre and I would definitely redo it again if I had any interest in the deck. Regardless, if you're interested - my decklist is here:


[EDH][PRIMER] Karametra's Garden of Eden

Commander / EDH* AstroAA

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I did not go with the landfall mechanic as I'm not particularly a fan of it outside of Lotus Cobra. IMO she's best built abusing ETB triggers with cards like Aluren and Cloudstone Curio.

Cards like Whitemane Lion, Kor Skyfisher, and Emancipation Angel are absolutely phenomenal in Karametra. They bounce themselves, allowing you to play them again and get more lands. With Aluren out, you can get every single Forest/Plains out of your deck in a single turn.

Cards like Wall of Blossoms and Wall of Omens are great with Aluren + Cloudstone Curio because you could essentially draw your entire deck in one go. Albeit you'd need to be careful and specify how far you should go with this otherwise you'd deck yourself, but that's beyond the point - still a powerful draw effect.

With Aluren, Cards like Sandsteppe Outcast and Hanged Executioner are awesome for getting an arbitrarily large number of tokens, as the token on the ETB effect can bounce the creature that generated it with Cloudstone Curio. This can pay out in several different ways - mainly infinite mana with Ashnod's Altar and/or Phyrexian Altar through sacing the token, and infinite damage/winning the game on the spot with Blasting Station and sacing the token. You could also create infinite tokens with Oketra's Monument and any of the self-bounce creatures if you just have Aluren out.

I also really liked cards like Reveillark, Renegade Rallier, Destiny Spinner, Eternal Witness, Aura Shards, Bygone Bishop, Temur Sabertooth, and Rhonas's Monument.

Personally, if you wanted to play a straight-up ETB combo deck, I think Trostani, Selesnya's Voice is a better general due to having far easier access to using Aetherflux Reservoir, (generate a ton of life with Aluren + Whitemane Lion, shoot people with the Death Star). Karametra, God of Harvests is nice for land filtering, but you only run so many lands in the deck she becomes kind of useless later on in the game - hence why I've kind of lost interest in her. In addition, what TypicalTimmy said is very true - if you rush out to an early lead in lands with her, you often become a target. IF you wanted to build Karametra, God of Harvests still, I would highly recommend going combo and including a myriad of methods to win - such as combat damage, Walking Ballista combos, and Blasting Station combos.

king-saproling on Law Abiding Citizen

11 months ago

Looks like a decent list so far. Personally I would make these swaps:

Tamiyo's Journal -> Palace Jailer

Anvil of Bogardan -> Alms Collector

Thaumatic Compass -> Verge Rangers

Howling Mine -> Tome of Legends

Auriok Champion -> Containment Priest

Soul's Attendant -> Esper Sentinel

Soul Warden -> Welcoming Vampire

Venser's Journal -> Bygone Bishop

Brutal_B on True Tribal Spirits

1 year ago

Have you considered Bygone Bishop?

qanazoga on Paige's Emeria Midrange

1 year ago

cancel Bygone Bishop, that only works on casting. going to edit to current decklist...

StopShot on Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Crimson …

1 year ago

I'd like to see a second wave of foretell cards. Innistrad is a spooky realm and foretell would be great in terms of suspense and surprise. It would also work really well with werewolf flip mechanics as you can turn multiple cards in hand face down without actually casting anything just to flip your werewolves.

I would absolutely love to see a complete set for Nimbus Maze or even Grove of the Burnwillows , but I'm willing to bet they're going to complete the Lorehold Campus cycle just under a different naming scheme for ally lands.

Lastly I do hope Investigate returns as a mechanic or they make another white draw effect like they've done the last two times with Mentor of the Meek and Bygone Bishop .

Also can we please get a Slender Man EDH commander? Seriously, what is that thing in Certain Death ?

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