Thornbite Staff


Format Legality
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
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

Zietes on Brion Stout Under $200

6 days ago

passascats Thanks so much for the suggestion man! I really want to find a way to fit Thornbite Staff in, but I just don't know what Artifact I would take out.

passascats on Brion Stout Under $200

1 week ago

Great build! I see Thornbite Staff in your maybe board. Whenever I played Brion, being limited to one fling per round was pretty frustrating. I would highly recommended Thornbite Staff first, but even Thousand-Year Elixir and Magewright's Stone can be super helpful when you need more action from Brion.
Good luck! +1 from me.

elgosu1337 on Krenko, Mob Boss

1 week ago

I would suggest focusing on having large numbers of low cost Goblins and ones with utility rather than big ones. Battle Squadron, Voracious Dragon, and Berserkers' Onslaught could be cut.

You might cut some of the anthems, or just play more efficient ones. Vanquisher's Banner gives card draw which is really helpful for this deck. Adaptive Automaton is worth a shot as a 2 CMC Goblin lord. Goblin King gives mountainwalk which could be relevant in multiplayer games. The new Goblin Trashmaster is a lord that also provides artifact removal. Ogre Battledriver and In the Web of War give haste and also pump your Goblins, so could replace Hammer of Purphoros.

Goblin Lackey and Warren Instigator can put into play any Goblin from your hand. Goblin Chirurgeon can protect Krenko. Sensation Gorger and Slate of Ancestry provide more wheeling.

Mana Echoes could be good to generate mana whenever you make or play Goblins, and also goes infinite with Umbral Mantle or Sword of the Paruns on Krenko if you would include those in your deck. Thornbite Staff can untap Krenko for free whenever a Goblin dies, so it goes infinite with any sac outlet. Ashnod's Altar is another good one.

ThallionDarkshine on Long Live the Queen!

1 week ago

Two other great ways to give your deathtouchers the ability to ping things are Viridian Longbow and Thornbite Staff. The longbow is great because you don't need to pay mana to ping, while the staff untaps the creature whenever something dies, letting it machine gun down your opponent's creatures. One great card for lifegain is Vault of the Archangel. Also, in addition to giving your creatures lifelink, it also gives deathtouch, allowing you to do your pinging shenanigans if you can't find a deathtouch creature.

DrkNinja on Gruul lands wins

2 weeks ago

These cards are absolutely NESSECARY in any omnath deck and will give you a HUGE advantage in any game.

These are cards that, I run in my deck because they all are apart of my gameplan to combo out and kill all of the players at the table, and I play in a 6 man pod.

And if you want to play test the combo version of the deck, or just do me a solid and upvote the deck, here it is

Zendikar's Omnipotent Rage

Commander / EDH DrkNinja


kingofvalour65 on Krenko, Combo Boss

2 weeks ago

hydramaster12 Thornbite Staff costs 2 to cast, 4 to equip and an additional 2 to use the ability. To do this all in 1 turn would cost 8 mana. Most of the time, with the staff in the deck, its never been viable in any situation, hence the decision to nix it for Umbral Mantle

Akkrand on Arcum, the Tinker Man.

2 weeks ago

One of the guys in my playgroup had an Arcum deck. Thornbite Staff was his go-to untapper for Arcum. Sacrificing the creature causes him to untap automatically.

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