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
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

RingoDingo92 on Kalitas, Go ahead and sacrifice that

18 hours ago

Definitely a more potent decklist, ajaIV! I got rid of Thornbite Staff pretty quickly, ha. Good to see you did the same. One card I've found really handy is Ashnod's Altar. You may be especially interested in it given you've added Eldrazi to the build.

KBgamer2010 on E.V.E. - Emmara Value Engine

1 day ago

Are you afraid of infinite combos? If not then I got 2 cards that will win games for this deck as long as you can tap Emmara for any reason other than attacking

Thornbite Staff and Blasting Station

Thornbite Staff you want on Emmara, Soul of the Accord to help untap her when a creature dies

Blasting Station untaps when a creature enters the battlefield and you can tap it and sacrifice a creature to deal 1 damage to anything

KBgamer2010 on Emmara, Soul of the Accord

1 day ago

Cards to consider running Thornbite Staff,

Blasting Station,

Huatli, Radiant Champion,

March of the Multitudes,

Tendershoot Dryad,

Presence of Gond

These cards works wonders and will boost your draw power almost 10 fold and this is after 2 weeks of experience with her

Drakorya on Help: Budgetish -1/-1 counter deck

1 week ago

Adding equipment that lets your creatures do damage will allow your deathtouching snake tokens to tap to destroy your opponents creatures.

Cards like Viridian Longbow, Wolfhunter's Quiver and Thornbite Staff (Pathway Arrows and Hankyu work too, but aren't as good).

I would also suggest Grim Affliction, Fevered Convulsions, Skullclamp, Cinderhaze Wretch, Necroskitter, Wickerbough Elder, and Seshiro the Anointed.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Pattern Recognition #85 - Range ...

1 week ago

TypicalTimmy: There are tons of ways to perform such combos though, many dating further back than the likes of Nighthawk and even Thornbite. Viridian Longbow completely outclasses Wolfhunter's Quiver, for one. Deathbringer Thoctar + anything that gives it deathtouch can do the same without even having to tap, though it is 6cmc and 2 colors. Additionally, Thornbite Staff can be used for much more... degenerate combos than that. Anything that taps to make a token + Thornbite Staff + Any Sac Engine makes for infinite of whatever the sac engine nets you. Bonus points to Kazandu Tuskcaller for being a Shaman.

Regardless, the whole subject seems a bit of a far cry from the topic of "Ranged Strike", as pingers are a whole different animal tbh. You wouldn't use Crossbow Infantry in a combo like this.

TypicalTimmy on Pattern Recognition #85 - Range ...

1 week ago

Shout-out to Anaba Shaman with Felhide Petrifier for that sweet, sweet death-ping.

Also, while we're at it:

Thornbite Staff + Wolfhunter's Quiver + Literally anything with Deathtouch.

You tap the creature using Wolfhunter's Quiver to deal 1 lethal damage to any target. It dies, and untaps due to Thornbite Staff and resets the creature.

Enjoy your firing squad. Also, keep in mind that even if your opponent manages to play literally their entire library during their main phase, you can gain priority and kill everything in response.

You can literally boardwipe endlessly with this combo.

The best creature in the game to do this combo with is Vampire Nighthawk.

She's not only a Shaman, so Thornbite Staff automatically attaches to her, saving you mana, but she also has Deathtouch and Lifelink. So each time you ping a creature, you gain 1 life for killing it.

Happy janking <3

Homelessguy on Rats... They're Everywhere! (EDH)

3 weeks ago

Thornbite Staff as a second way to untap your Commander?

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