Sharpened Pitchfork

Sharpened Pitchfork

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has first strike.

As long as equipped creature is a Human, it gets +1/+1.


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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Uncommon
Innistrad (ISD) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sharpened Pitchfork Discussion

Hawk_of_Battle on Gorgeous Girls Deck(list)

11 months ago

Noticed you were a little light on artifacts, so here's a few; Ogre's Cleaver , Harvest Hand  Flip (flipside, obviously), Sharpened Pitchfork , Silverskin Armor , Skyblinder Staff , Spidersilk Net , Viridian Claw

ZendikariWol on Valduk Voltron

1 year ago

Vicious Shadows actually doesn't work (nor does Stalking Vengeance, and for the same reason), because when a creature (or in this instance a token) doesn't die when it's exiled. I would suggest Warstorm Surge instead. Which I just noticed was in the maybeboard. Speaking of cards in the maybeboard, Swiftfoot Boots is probably better than Lightning Greaves here because shroud makes Valduk untargetable for equip costs. This would normally not be a problem; just equip it to a different creature for 0 mana. However with a semi-creatureless brew like this you'd have to do all your equipping on the postcombat main phase.

I might suggest some of the human-based equipment from OG Innistrad; Avacyn's Collar, Bladed Bracers, Butcher's Cleaver, Heirloom Blade could be really cool (and you could run a human or two for good measure), Sharpened Pitchfork is nice, though first strike is kinda useless, Silver-Inlaid Dagger is AWESOME, and Slayer's Plate may get some work done.

Some generally good equipments include Champion's Helm for hexproof, Chitinous Cloak to force opponents to make tough blocker choices, honestly General's Kabuto may be worth is as the ultimate protection card, you could consider Kitesail for evasion, Konda's Banner would be great and pump your tokens (and yes it would give Valduk +2/+2), Kusari-Gama would be a serious 'don't block me or I fuck you' effect, Ogre's Cleaver is honestly insane, Pariah's Shield, though costly, more or less makes you untouchable, Pennon Blade is worth the cost, the classic Short Sword, Sigiled Sword of Valeron is dece, Skullclamp is OH MY GOD, Strata Scythe is equally insane, the swords are famously insanely powerful, Trusty Machete is okay, Vorrac Battlehorns is an easy way to win fast, and Vulshok Battlegear and Vulshok Morningstar are decent.

And yes, I did slog through every equipment in Magic history to find those.

Props to Heliogabale for some good ideas on cuts. I might add No-Dachi, seems a little overcosted (also it's worth noting Mask of Avacyn has the same mana specs for an arguably better effect), Skeleton Key is not going to do anything for very long, Valduk is probably going to be too big too fast to make use of first strike (@ Sparring Collar), Browbeat is 5 damage to an opponent for 3 mana. Realistically no one is going to let you draw 3 cards.

Sorry, this comment was a looong one.

RoarMaster on Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

1 year ago

Oh, one thing I forgot to mention, Ninjitsu works very nicely with first strike/double strike(who would have thought?). My 60 card Ninja deck has its Ninjas wielding shitty Sharpened Pitchforks because they are cheap to use. Also they ninjitsu off of Ornithopters a lot for the same reason. Ornithopter could help you get more regular T2 Commander Ninjitsu, for that atter.

At anyrate, the point being that first strike/double strike create a whole new phase in the game, you guessed it, "first strike damage phase". At which point, your evasive creatures smack in with their first strike damage, and then they are still attacking, so you can then ninjitsu out your ninja, who hits the field running, and pokes your opponent in the regular combat damage step with all the other slowpokes. It also effectively lets you ninja off of another ninja, while still getting both ninja damage triggers.

RedmundR2 on GOLGARI -Delirious, Gorgans Kiss of Death

1 year ago

I feel like some of the bigger drops like Visara the Dreadful are more lended towards EDH than the fast format that is modern. And that really hurts to say since Visara is one of my favorite cards of all time, huge gorgon fan here. I would consider more artifacts and Glissa, the Traitor possibly. Deathtouchers can do work with cards like Viridian Longbow or even Sharpened Pitchfork. Although if this list is purely casual and not really meant to win, its probably fine as is. could use some 1 mana removal like Fatal Push though.

GoldenDiggle on She trippin, it's a 'fact.

1 year ago

Thanks bushido_man96, name is a fun play on words! I have been looking to optimize the deck, but running 30 lands makes this tough.

Cards that I dont mind getting rid of include: Crook of Condemnation, Fireshrieker, Grafted Exoskeleton, Honed Khopesh, Neglected Heirloom  Flip, Sharpened Pitchfork, Burnished Hart, Golden Guardian  Flip, and Pia's Revolution.

Should I focus more on storm? 0 drop artifacts? Rocks and Mana generation? Artifact bounce? Creature based reanimation?

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

2 years ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

RedmundR2 on

2 years ago

Also, if you really enjoy the deathtouch mechanic, you can consider cards that give your minions first strike, which can be very powerful. Like Bladed Pinions, Viridian Claw, Sharpened Pitchfork for artifacts.

RedmundR2 on

2 years ago

CrowdedMantis96 Thanks! Funnily enough i just ordered some Typhoid Rats as well as some other stuff like Rancid Rats. I also have a full compliment of Wasteland Viper and Ambush Viper I can throw in instead of some of the card draw and maybe get rid of the Sharpened Pitchfork since it doesn't fully sync with my deck (unless I get some Human Cleric tokens out, but if im doing that ive already lost probably lol)

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