Thornbite Staff

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

MindAblaze on Atlas' Codex of Biological Transcendence of Time

11 hours ago

Isn’t Thornbite Staff , Ashnod's Altar and Atla going to get you all your creatures out of your deck?

Otherwise, I’ve been looking at your deck and really don’t know what to suggest other than that you’ll want to pick a direction.

  • Stompy aggro doesn’t really lend itself to combo (and vice-versa,)

  • cards like Verdant Sun's Avatar are great in the right deck, but win-more in aggro (you should be beating them down before you need the life,)

  • Rings of Brighthearth is also a great card, but for here I’d suggest Strionic Resonator instead. (Or as well as...but we’re talking cuts here) Copy Atla’s trigger instead of copying the 0/1. There are better ways to double your tokens that are only one-time investments.

Otherwise, what feels right to you? What kind of decks rub your jollies the right way? What would you like a departure from? These are questions that could help you narrow it down a bit. Most of your creatures are strong, but 48 is too many without obviously trimming the rest of the deck down. That’s where I’d start cutting. What effects is the deck you end up with really going to want?

king-saproling on Emry, Lurker of the Infinite

5 days ago

Looks good so far. You run a lot of 0-1 cmc artifacts so I think Salvaging Station would be useful here. Station + Codex Shredder is a neat way to recur counterspells and the like. Station can also combo infinitely with March of the Machines and a bauble. March is nice overall because it turns your trinkets into blockers and Ashnod's Altar into Krark-Clan Ironworks, and would enable many other combos if you decided to run things like Intruder Alarm and Thornbite Staff . Here are some other cards you might like: Locket of Yesterdays , Cloud Key , Tolaria West , Muddle the Mixture , Dizzy Spell , Expedition Map , Vedalken Orrery , Leyline of Anticipation , Umbral Mantle , Liquimetal Coating , Clock of Omens

king-saproling on the bad touch deck

6 days ago

Neat deck. You might like these: Thornbite Staff , Psionic Gift , Raving Dead

RebelliousDink on Lady of the Lake

1 week ago

As for the other combo, Krark-Clan Ironworks or Ashnod's Altar accomplish the exact same thing.

So sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case either Krark-Clan Ironworks or Ashnod's Altar , gaining 2 colorless mana. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost, but in this case even artifact creatures that have a converted mana cost of 1 will work. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, and you have 2 more colorless mana in your mana pool, or 1 colorless mana in your mana pool if running this combo with a CMC 1 artifact creature.

You then sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case either Krark-Clan Ironworks or Ashnod's Altar , gaining 2 colorless mana. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost, but in this case even artifact creatures that have a converted mana cost of 1 will work. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, and you have 2 more colorless mana in your mana pool, or 1 colorless mana in your mana pool if running this combo with a CMC 1 artifact creature.

You then sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case either Krark-Clan Ironworks or Ashnod's Altar , gaining 2 colorless mana. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost, but in this case even artifact creatures that have a converted mana cost of 1 will work. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, and you have 2 more colorless mana in your mana pool, or 1 colorless mana in your mana pool if running this combo with a CMC 1 artifact creature.

RebelliousDink on Lady of the Lake

1 week ago

Thornbite Staff untaps whatever it is equipped to whenever a creature dies.

So sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case Blasting Station , tapping it to deal 1 damage. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, untapping Blasting Station.

You then sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case Blasting Station , tapping it to deal 1 damage. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, untapping Blasting Station.

You then sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case Blasting Station , tapping it to deal 1 damage. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, untapping Blasting Station.

geekmp3 on Cracking Rats - New and Improved

1 week ago

I use Mogis's Marauder for a haste option and Thornbite Staff for an infinite amount of rat tokens. Not always the win-con but an option if I need it.

Lokust on Lady of the Lake

1 week ago

WarSpaniel You would equip emry with the Thornbite Staff and have Blasting Station on the field. You tap emry to do 1 damage to Memnite it goes ro the graveyard untapping emry from the 2nd ability of the staff. Then you use Blasting Station to kill memnite then tap emry to cast memenite from the graveyard for 0 mana it untaps Blasting Station kill again with blasting station which triggers thornbite to untap emry. Then repeat. If you had something like Altar of the Brood in play you could mill your oppents.

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Thornbite Staff occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.24%

Black: 0.15%