Thornbite Staff

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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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

Thornbite Staff occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.24%

Black: 0.15%

Thornbite Staff Discussion

nlaz123 on Glissa Sunseeker (F**k Your Artifacts)

18 hours ago

Other than being able to ping an additional time with Thornbite Staff, what other ways do you have to abuse Locust Swarm? Maybe I'm missing something. This deck is a really neat idea and I too am a big fan of Glissa in edh.

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

4 days ago

Hmm. Whisper, Blood Liturgist isn't that bad of a card in and of itself. Are you talking about combos with cards like Thornbite Staff?

The thing is, every creature in this deck is basically a Whisper for Hogaak, and most of the time, I don't need to reanimate anything else, so Whisper is kind of redundant.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on The Best Artifact Colors: Golgari

1 week ago

Thanks for the comments!

bushido_man96 - I do already have Conjurer's Bauble in the list, but I forgot about Urza's Bauble. It's probably better than Ichor Wellspring in this build. I'll definitely swap those. Tangle Wire is interesting, but I am not really into playing mana denial type stax.

Daedalus19876 - Good point on Sheoldred. I just love the card so much haha. A lot of my removal package can hit multiple permanent types which is why I didn't feel the need for more specific removal, but I do have a Force of Vigor sitting around so I can see about adding it. Thornbite Staff is basically a board wipe with Glissa on the battlefield due to her deathtouch. Viridian Longbow is another option with her. I've seen Ashnod's Altar + Grave Pact + Hex Parasite in Glissa before, but not Attrition + Ornithopter. I'll have to consider it.

Daedalus19876 on The Best Artifact Colors: Golgari

1 week ago

Without reanimation, Sheoldred, Whispering One seems bad. Your removal package isn't bad, but I'd highly recommend Force of Vigor and Nature's Claim to handle artifacts and enchantments. Vampiric Tutor is also awesome if you can afford it.

I've also seen some Glissa lists run Attrition + Ornithopter as a lock combo.

I'm curious what Thornbite Staff is for, I feel like that's a potential cut.

I agree with the above suggestion to run the Baubles.

Hope this helps!

BuraddoRun on Tsabo's League of Assassins

1 week ago

@RyProv, Thanks for the suggestions! I think I might go with Thornbite Staff and especially Avatar of Woe. Kaervek the Merciless is mean, no doubt, but I'll probably leave him and Revel in Riches out for now, because they don't really fit the theme as much. But if mana ramp seems to be an issue, I might reconsider Revel. And yes, deck finessing definitely is a slippery slope!

RyProv on Tsabo's League of Assassins

1 week ago

Tsabo Tavoc was my first commander too! So many good memories with her. To help with the high mana cost Revel in Riches could be fun and also offer an alternate win con. In addition Thornbite Staff wrecks with assassins. Avatar of Woe is a beast of an assassin too.

Another creature that makes everyone hate you more (also isn't a bad commander) is Kaervek the Merciless.

But alas, commander deck finessing is a slippery slope that never ends.

bushido_man96 on Ladies & Gentlemen, Mister Konrad Twitty..

2 weeks ago

If you like combo, you should pair Hell's Caretaker with Thornbite Staff. Win the game.

Amb130 on So Many Rats!

3 weeks ago

Thornbite Staff. Absulutely nuts with Marrow-Gnawer. Besides that the deck looks pretty sweet. I'd personally cut Patron of the Nezumi for maybe another sac outlet to keep Skullclamp usable after getting a lord effect and and switch Graveshifter for Phyrexian Reclamation for repeatable recursion.

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