Thornbite Staff

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

Pikobyte on Skillet & Eggs

5 days ago

Just in case:

  • Thornbite Staff + Ashnod's Altar lets you produce infinite eggs and put all your creatures on the table. Cycling an eldrazi titan over and over kills with purphoros triggers.

  • Runed Stalactite + Ashnod's Altar lets you cycle through your deck until you find the desired creature or killed everyone with purphoros triggers.

  • Runed Stalactite + Mirror Entity also kills the table with purphoros triggers when you activate entity for 0 just often enough by holding priority.

  • Mirror Entity + Ashnod's Altar lets you cycle again through your deck similar to stalactite and altar combo while also producing infinite colorless mana that can be used to make all your creatures huge with entity. Just activate entity for 1 to turn your stuff into eggs before saccing them to altar.

WarpedZerghead on Palani's Omelet Surprise

1 week ago

Yo Harrusakama,
Damn dude, those are some solid suggestions, no idea how I didnt think about the Thornbite Staff combo with the Ashnod's Altar. I also like the utility of the Bow of Nylea with creature recycling. The deck manipulation given from using Greater Good and Library of Leng helps improve an approach to limit card draws: it sounds counter intuitive but I am trying to keep creatures in the deck but this combo really fixes that issue.

I am curious though if the card ruling for Mirror Entity allows you to pay mana to make all your homies 0/0 creatures which die immediately? Nesting Dragon is flippin sweet and is made for this deck but right now it is out of budget so it will be wiggled in later on if able. The worst part about good suggestions is reworking the deck to make room for them :(

Harrusakama on Palani's Omelet Surprise

1 week ago

Cool deck idea! I'm also planning to build this commander with a dragon theme.

If you are open to it I have some suggestions I would like your input on too. first of Thornbite Staff would combo nicely with the Ashnod's Altar. Sac an egg for 2 mana, triggers staff to untap Atla Palani, Nest Tender, create a new egg with the 2 mana. (Repeat till deck is empty if you like)

I see you got some measures to put stuff back on top of your deck, cool! I'm afraid I'll end up with high cmc cards in my hand I cannot cast with the egg triggers. What do you think about Greater Good + Library of Leng?

Next up: Did you consider Nesting Dragon? free eggs when playing lands. Also Mirror Entity would be so good. It counts as an egg too since it's a changling. And when someone board wipes you change all your creatures to eggs for 1 mana!

Last off, since creatures will be pulled out of the deck quickly. I'm still looking for ways to get creatures from the graveyard back into the deck to retrigger it with eggs. I was thinking about Bow of Nylea which can put 4 cards back on the bottom of the deck. But more then 1 card with this effect would be nice.

faithfactor619 on Power in the sac

1 week ago

So the biggest thing I see if lack of things to sacrifice... Namely: tokens, because you don't want to be tossing your real creatures into Ye old Graveyard. So let's try to find some token making things for you....

  1. There isn't much for Anax, Hardened in the Forge to be pumped up by in red devotion, so let's trade him out for one of the classic Goblin makers.. Let's pick Krenko, Mob Boss and Thornbite Staff... this should allow for an infinite amount of goblins..... I'll explain below.
  2. Remove Diregraf Captain, Fallen Shinobi, and Bloodsoaked Champion- they don't seem to added much.
  3. Add in Syr Konrad, the Grim, Zulaport Cutthroat, and Vindictive Vampire to have more stuff happen when things die.
  4. Trade out Dreadhorde Invasion for Bastion of Remembrance for one last death trigger addition before we go back to tokens...
  5. I'd say.. remove Ogre Slumlord, Scampering Scorcher, and Infernal Offering.
  6. Let's add Rite of Replication to make copies of anything useful on the board, and.. oh hell, let's add Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin... is that 100 cards again.. I think so

This should create more tokens for sacrificing and also add some more benefits when things do die, and they will die. I would also recommend Altar of Dementia as an additional sac outlet... Izzet Signet can be dropped for this addition.

For infinite Goblins.. Get ANY sacrifice outlet on the board, I don't care which one, just do it, and get Krenko, Mob Boss out also and ready to be tapped. Equip Thornbite Staff to Krenko... Tap him to make some goblins (maybe just one or two, that's okay). Now you can sacrifice that Goblin Token, which dies and triggers the second ability of Thornbite Staff (Whenever a creatures dies, Untap equipped creature).. now you can Tap Krenko again making more goblins... and hey.. sacrifice a token again to create more goblins... triggering the Staff AGAIN! As long as there is some other death triggers on the board, you should be able to drain the table and/or pump Thraximundar to an unreasonable size and kill someone.

Thank you for coming to my TedTalk.

Pikobyte on Atla Palani's dinosaurs

2 weeks ago

Ok, i did just ask because you could possibly try to keep the powerlevel lower to match your playgroup.

Im playing Atla too but with some other creatures than dinosaurs. The main problem you have is to get rid of your own tokens. Sac outlets help with that a lot. Some good cards to get use out of your eggs are Ashnod's Altar, Blasting Station, High Market, Goblin Bombardment, Skullclamp and Perilous Forays. Blasting station and goblin bombardment do especially well with your enrage plan.

In addition to that you want some untappers or token doublers to produce more than 1 token per turn cycle. Good cards for that are Seedborn Muse, Samut, Voice of Dissent, Thousand-Year Elixir or cards that just double your tokens like Parallel Lives or Anointed Procession.

Thornbite Staff is an awesome piece in here since your commander is a shaman and thornbite staff untaps your commander whenever a creature dies, so you can make another token whenever an egg or any other creature on the battlefield dies as long as you have 2 mana. Combine that with Ashnod's Altar and you can put all creatures in your library on the battlefield at the same time. The moment you sac an egg for 2 mana into altar, Atla untaps with the triggered ability from thornbite staff, you spend the 2 mana to make another egg and repeat that as long as you want.

There are several more combos you could add, if you’re interested in them you can find them in my decks description

Pikobyte on Jurassic Park: The Last Airbender

3 weeks ago

A few cards you should add here. Ashnod's Altar as a sac outlet helps you to get rid of your eggs to get dinos in play whenever you want. It also gives mana for them which helps you to cast dinos from your hand. Thornbite Staff untaps Atla whenever a creature dies, so you can make another egg for every creature dying. In combination with Ashnods Altar you can make and sacrifice infinite tokens to get all your creatures at the battlefield in one turn. Untappers like Seedborn Muse, Samut, Voice of Dissent or Thousand-Year Elixir help you to produce more tokens each turn. Also Purphoros, God of the Forge does a lot of work here. There are some other cards that combo well with Atla, feel free to take a look at my decks description if you want to add some more synergies.

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