Thornbite Staff


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

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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Uncommon

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Thornbite Staff

Tribal Artifact — Shaman Equipment

Equipped creature has "(2), Tap: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player" and "Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from play, untap this creature."

Whenever a Shaman creature enters the battlefield, you may attach Thornbite Staff to it.

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Thornbite Staff Discussion

Drakorya on Creatues That Work Well With ...

5 days ago

Deathbringer Thoctar can work well, and Thornbite Staff can turn Archetype of Finality into it's own sharpshooter.

If you're decks aim is to have ways to kill all of your opponents creatures, you may want to run Grave Betrayal , Lim-Dul the Necromancer , and Scythe of the Wretched .

PurePazaak on Vannifar's Infinite Toolbox

5 days ago

gosh, Prime Speaker Vannifar with a Thornbite Staff equipped... hubba hubba :D

Not only is it a crazy good and crazy easy combo; she's also literally holding a staff in the art!

Osbert on Yarok Control

1 week ago

You need more reliable ways to deal with Torpor Orb , Hushwing Gryff , and Hushbringer because if they land they will make your deck quite useless. That Reclamation Sage in your hand would love to blow up Torpor Orb... too bad it doesn't work anymore. Good spot removal like Abrupt Decay , Beast Within , Return to Nature , Assassin's Trophy , etc. These are ESSENTIAL for a Yarok deck because the above cards really do wreck you.

Yarok has deathtouch so abuse it. Viridian Longbow , Thornbite Staff , and Heart-Piercer Bow let Yarok take out creatures on board easily.

You might want to invest in some lower cost mana ramp options like 1 CmC mana dorks and some more of the 2 CmC draw creatures. This ism aninly to lower your mana curve and let you go off a bit faster.

NV_1980 on Goblin Stampede

2 weeks ago


Adding Thornbite Staff has the potential to create two infinite combo's for this deck.

1) Thornbite Staff + Krenko, Mob Boss + Goblin Bombardment: Equip Staff to Krenko. Generate a Goblin with Krenko, sacrifice the Goblin to Goblin Bombardment and deal 1 damage to an opponent. Krenko untaps due to the Goblin's death. Rinse and repeat.

2) Thornbite Staff + Krenko, Mob Boss + Phyrexian Altar: Equip Staff to Krenko. Generate a Goblin with Krenko, sacrifice the Goblin to Phyrexian Altar to generate . Krenko untaps due to Goblin's death. Rinse and repeat. Results in infinite .

Next to Staff's use in these combos, it is also rather frustrating for opponents if whenever a creature gets killed off, Krenko is able to untap, which allows you to keep flooding the board with gobbo's even during your opponents' turns.

Also, Staff is funny in combination with Goblin Sharpshooter and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker : Equip the Staff to Kiki to make it work. Use Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to copy Goblin Sharpshooter. The original shoots a player for one damage, the copy shoots itself. The copy dies, thereby untapping both the original Goblin Sharpshooter and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. Rinse and repeat to kill off everybody.


Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

enpc on Rakdos Massacre Wurm Combos

2 weeks ago

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Thornbite Staff + Massacre Wurm is a bit janky but works. If you wanted to (though even more janky again), you could also use stuff like Varchild's War-Riders + Illness in the Ranks for more dies triggers.

bushido_man96 on Rattack

3 weeks ago

Ayara also provides another target for Thornbite Staff .

I agree with Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor in regards to cutting the anthem effects, and in their place you should probably add in some card draw options. Greed is always a good one, and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip isn't bad. Thallid Soothsayer gives you another sac outlet/draw option, as does Vampiric Rites .

The7thBobba on This is gonna sting...

1 month ago

this looks awesome! maybe a Thornbite Staff or a Goblin Sharpshooter could do some good in here? stay frosty!

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Thornbite Staff occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.24%

Black: 0.15%