Bygone Bishop

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.")

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Bygone Bishop Discussion

qanazoga on Paige's Emeria Midrange

1 month ago

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

StopShot on Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Crimson …

1 month 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 ?

McToters on Tobias Andrion, Political Mastermind

3 months ago

I commend you on your creativity here. When in doubt, jank it out! Flash of Insight and/or Braingeyser seem like amazing flavor adds. Bygone Bishop provides clues and is a somewhat decent card draw for white (I didn’t check how many 3cmcs or less you have, so that matters). Colossal Plow and Raiders' Karve are newer vehicles that may be useful ramp if you decide to go with more vehicles.

Wonderful deck—cheers!

forneyt on An Elephant never forgets

5 months ago

Sun Titan would be really good with your commander (especially if you add lands like Terramorphic Expanse ). Other notable cards are Eternal Dragon (cycle + return to hand = commander's spirits + draw), Bygone Bishop (drawing cards is good and is a spirit), and Kataki, War's Wage (you only have 3 artifacts, so this spirit is extra good!). There are also tons of spirits in the Kamigawa block that are probably budget friendly that may warrant a look. They have Soulshift, which allows you to return a spirit with a lower CMC to your hand from the graveyard when they die. There are also several removal and protection options in that block, if you decide to look into adding spirit synergy.

Kutsu on Competitive Soul Sisters - Modern

6 months ago

I agree that Mentor of the Meek doesn't work because of that "pay 1 on the spot". What do you think about "pay 2 later" with Bygone Bishop ? It also flies, so it can participate in attacks.

plakjekaas on Mono White Ramp/Draw

6 months ago

Mono white is fine as is. There's plenty of ramp in mono white, it's probably the second best color at fetching lands out of your library with cards like Knight of the White Orchid , Boreas Charger , Keeper of the Accord and such. Oh and Smothering Tithe of course.

Card advantage comes in less obvious ways, but there's plenty to be found. From flickering Thraben Inspector to fetching lands out of your deck with Land Tax , Gift of Estates or Tithe , to using small creatures with Mentor of the Meek , Bygone Bishop , Ranger of Eos and Recruiter of the Guard , to recurring creatures and/or small permanents with Sun Titan , Resurrection , Bruna, the Fading Light  Flip, to equipment with Sram, Senior Edificer and Puresteel Paladin . And don't forget that Wrath of God is also card advantage if you use it well. There's also more obscure stuff, like using lifegain + Dawn of Hope , or Martyr's Cry on your own board of tokens, or Armistice , Pursuit of Knowledge , Inheritance for slightly overpriced sources of repeatable carddraw.

There will always be a slight imbalance in the colors, there will always be one that needs to work a little harder than the others for the same results. There's plenty of colorless cards to support any deck and make it playable nowadays, and I personally wouldn't like it much if white would be homogenised with the other colors to stop the masses from complaining. We have been doing so for years, it's pretty much a meme at this point. I know people who complain about it without ever having tried to play a mono white deck. Wizards could colorshift all the good green carddraw cards to white the upcoming year and that probably wouldn't fix it, and make the game a lot less varied and interesting in the process.

I embrace the adversity and challenges that come with mono white commander deckbuilding.

Your mileage may vary.

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