Thornbite Staff

Legality

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
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

marn3us on Kylo Renn, Dimir Artifact

3 days ago

OMG thank you, I had totally forgotten about death touch!

The Thornbite Staff combo is really great, I will definitely keep it in mind and try it out! :)

TheMillKid on Kylo Renn, Dimir Artifact

3 days ago

Oh why did it double post...

Sorry for that! But I did also find another nice synergy! Vedalken Humiliator makes creatures into 1/1s, so any creature equipped with Thornbite Staff can kill off the affected creatures.

TheMillKid on Kylo Renn, Dimir Artifact

3 days ago

Always happy to help! The thinking behind Thornbite Staff lies in its synergy with Deathtouch creatures. Pay 2 mana, tap Silas ( Baleful Strix also works), deal 1 damage to target creature, that creature dies due to being dealt damage by a creature with deathtouch. Then, since a creature died, your equipped creature untaps, allowing you to repeat the process (as long as you have the mana).

Hope that makes sense!

TheMillKid on Kylo Renn, Dimir Artifact

3 days ago

Always happy to help! The thinking behind Thornbite Staff lies in its synergy with Deathtouch creatures. Pay 2 mana, tap Silas ( Baleful Strix also works), deal 1 damage to target creature, that creature dies due to being dealt damage by a creature with deathtouch. Then, since a creature died, your equipped creature untaps, allowing you to repeat the process (as long as you have the mana).

Hope that makes sense!

marn3us on Kylo Renn, Dimir Artifact

3 days ago

Thank you very much for your advice!

I will definitely cut All Is Dust and replace it with Trinket Mage because in the first games I've played I've noticed that this deck requires a lot of mana to run explosive turns.

I will definitely keep an eye on Final Parting for when I will have learned better how to play this deck and what to tutor for (also how often Silas Renn is actually able to deal combat damage).

I had considered Executioner's Capsule , but unfortunately all the friends in my playgroup have black decks so it would be a problem (that's why my removal instants can all target black creatures, unlike say Terror ).

Could you please explain me how to best utilise Thornbite Staff ?

Thanks again :)

TheMillKid on Kylo Renn, Dimir Artifact

4 days ago

Final Parting is a fantastic tutor that allows you to add one of your big threats to your hand and potentially put a cheap artifact in your card for Silas to recast. Trinket Mage is another fantastic way to find a land drop (since you run Seat of the Synod and Vault of Whispers ) or Sol Ring or Skullclamp .

Thornbite Staff allows you to turn your general into a one-sided board wipe (mana permitting).

I'd also recommend cutting All Is Dust , since a lot of your artifact creatures would actually be sacrificed (including Silas).

Executioner's Capsule is a good removal card that Silas can also retrieve when necessary.

Happy brewing!

snowfox54119 on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - The Slot Machine of Value

1 week ago

davidlbd, that's not a bad replacement. I personally love Gonti just because of the interesting situations he can create, but Liliana is a great source of discard. We also run Body Snatcher which can discard and recur all in one package. If you find you constantly have a full hand, you could also run Skirge Familiar to turn those discards into extra mana.

I_TappedWrong, I actually just recently took Junktroller out cause he was a little too slow for my tastes. But I'd recommend running him if you have it! He's great and can be a source of infinite with Thornbite Staff and Ashnod's Altar

CyborgAeon on RazaBridge Reanimator

1 week ago

MediSyntax I've been playtesting this many times over and have found there to be some great lines of play (even without including lion's eye diamond) - the deck could even be made to fit a reasonably low budget!

With regard to Carrion Feeder - often I feel like the deck needs another sacrifice outlet & I don't have the tutor capacity to get Phyrexian Altar , play it & win in one turn, but carrion feeder is wonderful - so I may take up that idea of using Phyrexian Ghoul for added consistency.

Furthermore - after a week of testing: Liliana, Untouched By Death does enable some comboing wins with zombies other than Gravecrawler ... but I feel like casting GC from the yard is not actually the issue. I believe that the resilience of Bridge from Below is ok at best - the fact that any other deck running a sacrifice outlet, or even Flash can stop the entire combo by removing it is very risky. Conversely - the ability to do the same by using Diregraf Colossus adds greatly to the consistency & backup plan for the deck (plus - this will 99% of the time enter with +1 to block tymna).

I've found the swings with Mindslicer to be absurd - as the game immediately becomes topdeck for 3+ turns. However at the 4 mana slot - I'd consider running Imperial Seal sooner, or Grim Tutor (as a lot of the time I find that I -NEED- the cards on time).

Lastly, I've been testing out Thornbite Staff as a combo option with Soldevi Adnate / Priest of Forgotten Gods - it's very mana intensive, but with priest & the usual GC & bridge setup it's a win, while also drawing you cards. This is... ok. Not great - but not awful. It's more than likely that I'd cut the Thornbite Staff for another ritual of some form / a tutor / artifact ramp, as the mana in here feels like it could use either a Mox Diamond / a little more.

Further testing to follow - let me know your thoughts.

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Thornbite Staff occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.18%

Black: 0.12%

Golgari: 0.04%