Thornbite Staff


Format Legality
Pre-release 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
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

Trepsik on Grenzo - Flip It or Whiff It

3 days ago

I love it! I play a Grenzo tribal deck that is sorely in need of a revamp and as much as it pains me to kill the tribal aspect of it I'll be taking a page from your book and going the slot machine creature heavy with a focus on ETB effects route.

Have you considered Flayer of the Hatebound ? Granted he has a 4 power but his ability plays REAL nice with Grenzo's

I'm looking to experiment with the various Arcbound artifact creatures as well. Thornbite Staff Goblin Welder and a few of them could lead to some shenanigans.

NV_1980 on Kiki-Jiki intruder alarm

1 week ago


Nice deck. Have you ever considered adding Thornbite Staff? This seems to be some nice redundancy for Intruder Alarm, provided you also have some sac-outlet at hand (on that note, I'd recommend adding Ashnod's Altar and/or Goblin Bombardment too). Another card that could provide some redundancy here is Zealous Conscripts. Use Kiki to make a copy of Zealots, who allow you to 'take control' and untap Kiki when they enter the battlefield.

I do not get why you would add Rampaging Ferocidon though; he seems to defeat the whole purpose of this deck if you intend to generate infinite tokens.

In terms of draw, I would consider adding Ponder and maybe Rhystic Study. Particularly that last card will help you a great deal; even during other players' turns.

Hope this makes any sense. If you feel the inclination, I'd love to receive some feedback on one of my decks in return. Have fun brewing and playing.



pentacorp on Pentacorp's Knights

1 week ago

Well, I removed Ihsan and added Thornbite Staff.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Bring the Bowman

1 week ago

Very cool archer tribal, definitely a +1 for this. Basilisk Collar and Thornbite Staff might be worth considering.

Epochalyptik on Does thornbite staff trigger the ...

2 weeks ago

Please link the cards you're referencing so it's easier for us to visualize the scenario and answer your question.

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Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Bane of Progress
Thornbite Staff

ThallionDarkshine on Brion Stoutarm Budget Sacrifice

3 weeks ago

Cerodon Yearling and Sky Terror are both somewhat low value cards, basically just cheap attackers. Also, Sundering Titan is unfortunately banned in edh (and by unfortunately I mean fortunately, because it would be a huge pain to deal with).

Cataclysmic Gearhulk could be a pretty decent board wipe, though it does kind of clash with how many artifacts you run. Conquering Manticore is another creature-based Threaten effect, letting you more easily repeatably steal opposing creatures. I also think that more tutors to help you find Skullclamp for draw or Thornbite Staff for repeated sacrifice is pretty important. Hoarding Dragon is a great way to do so, since not only can it get equipments, it can also fetch some of your other powerful artifacts. Godo, Bandit Warlord is another great way to do so, and can beat down geared up with a bunch of equipments if need be.

Next, some more synergy pieces. Mistveil Plains lets you reuse Sunforger targets, and can even be found by Tithe, which can be found by the Sunforger, meaning that you only need to draw Sunforger to have access to any of its spells once per turn. It can also be found by Knight of the White Orchid. Next, I really like Heirloom Blade as a kind of backup Skullclamp. It works really well alongside Taurean Mauler, always giving you at least 2 draws, and they're specifically creatures, meaning you always get another creature to sacrifice. In addition, it combos with Serra Avatar when you've already drawn the rest of your avatars, meaning that you just redraw the avatar after sacrificing it.

Check out my Brion deck for more inspiration. It's a bit more focused on one big explosive turn, but has a lot of powerful synergy pieces that could work in any Brion list.

Brion EDH

Commander / EDH ThallionDarkshine


ThallionDarkshine on Brion EDH

3 weeks ago

Sweet deck! I really like your powerful Sunforger package, as well as all the ways to steal things beyond Threaten effects.

One thing I really like to see in a Sunforger package is Mistveil Plains and a Tithe to fetch it. Mistveil Plains lets you put Sunforger targets back into your deck, letting you use them over and over again.

I think it might be good to add another equipment tutor to help you find Skullclamp or Thornbite Staff. I really like Hoarding Dragon in this slot, since it lets you not only find your equipments, but also other powerful artifacts like Mimic Vat or Helm of Possession.

I really like Gift of Immortality as an additional way to let you sacrifice a creature for free once per turn. Finally, one more out of the box option that I really liked playing with in my Brion deck is Heirloom Blade. It is somewhat limited in its draw, but the +3/+1 buff it gives is pretty relevant, turning weak utility creatures into fairly decent flings. In addition, I run Taurean Mauler as an additional fatty that can be drawn off of the blade and then draw any creature in the deck off of it.

Check out my Brion deck for more insight. My deck focuses more on using Brion as a sacrifice outlet to get value out of the etb/ltb/death effects of my creatures, but there are some cool synergy pieces in the deck.

Brion EDH

Commander / EDH ThallionDarkshine


kamelyan on Nicol Bolas EDH

4 weeks ago

If you have room for some shenanigans, you could include Viridian Longbow and/or Thornbite Staff to force the opponent to discard even if they have blockers set-up. You could also include Shadow Rift for some evasion.

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