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

MTGApprentice2016 on Multiple EDH deck plans. Need ...

2 days ago

Ghoulcaller Gisa is my choice. I currently run a Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet deck with her in the 99. It's a strong deck that gets even stronger once she hits the table. Her plus Thornbite Staff with say Phyrexian Altar is good time for all as long as you've a 2/2 zombie token to sacrifice (as tokens technically enter the graveyard before they disappear as a state based effect). Toss in Illusionist's Bracers and Nim Deathmantle for some additional fun if you're sacrificing something larger, like Grave Titan for example.

freakingShane on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

3 days ago

I've been recommended Thornbite Staff many times for that combo, but I've always turned it down for the fact that it really only does work with other cards.

All of my combo pieces thus far can pull a lot of weight on their own (e.g. Mana Echoes, or even Skirk Prospector) but unlock even more power in their respective combos. Thornbite Staff just doesn't pull enough weight on it's own, in my opinion.

I thank you for stopping by and leaving me your suggestion, Maizena!

Maizena on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

3 days ago

What do you think about Thornbite Staff?

Krenko, Mob Boss + Thornbite Staff + Any Sack Outlet = Infinite goblins!

PookandPie on Mob boss edh

4 days ago

No Illusionist's Bracers seems odd. If you control 8 Goblins when you activate Krenko, having Bracers attached gets you 8 + 16 more goblins, doubling your output.

You also most likely want Shared Animosity and Marton Stromgald.

Thornbite Staff may be worth a look as a second copy of Umbral Mantle/Sword of the Paruns (with Skirk Prospector or Ashnod's Altar, Clickslither, you get infinite tokens using it as well if you have Krenko out).

No Goblin Matron seems like a very bad call. She's better than most of the creatures in this deck, for sure (also makes finding Skirk Prospector for the infinite combo win easier, so there's that).

Ideas of things to cut: Bubbling Cauldron seems mediocre; I'd drop it for the Bracers, being honest. You most likely don't need lifegain in increments of 4. Pyromancer's Gauntlet also seems pretty poor. It works with a fair number of cards, but 2 extra damage is almost entirely not worth running a 5 mana artifact. Staff of the Flame Magus seems poor as well. You don't need to gain life, you need to kill your opponents as quickly as possible.

freakingShane on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

1 week ago

TemnoTsar, Thornbite Staff is great with Krenko, but I've passed on it before for the sole fact that it does not do much on its own (without another combo piece). I try to have my combo pieces be strong cards on their own, but increasingly powerful in conjunction with other combo pieces.

Abres_Tenelles, thanks for the love, friend! I have stumbled across/been suggested both Chancellor of the Forge and Furnace of Rath before. The former is a great card, but by the time I get to play him I should be close to closing the game down already. The latter is fantastic. It works well for decks like mine; however, it isn't my personal taste. Nothing wrong with the card, just not my style!

I try to stray away from chaos cards, which makes Capricious Efreet a tough pick. And War Elemental was in my deck not too many revisions ago, but I decided to scrap him for more hoser cards (which was a tough cut...).

Thank you both for your comments and suggestions! I really appreciate it.

TemnoTsar on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

1 week ago

Thornbite Staff is good for infinite combos that need a sac outlet. I run it in my mono-black rat edh deck.

I feel it would be even better in your deck for you could use it with Krenko or Lightning Crafter.

HobbyGamer007 on Diaochan, Artful Beauty [Primer]

1 week ago

Why no Thornbite Staff ? It turns Diaochan into a (potentionally) one-sided sweeper every turn!

I also dislike Wild Guess and Faithless Looting, since they are essentially card disadvantage, with red already having hardly any card draw.

Also, you might wanna consider Tamiyo's Journal. It produces fodder for Goblin Welder, draws cards or tutors for anything every 3rd turn(usually won't tho).

As you know I am also currently building a Diaochan Deck, trying to run less creatures than you and beeing a little more agressive. Far from done with it though.

plusmental on Rakdos Sniper

1 week ago

Thornbite Staff could do work here

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