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

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Yurlok Didn't Start The Fire [PRIMER]

2 days ago

This is a pretty awesome list. I do have two ideas:

Thornbite Staff is a good way to untap Yurlok. And you can sometimes even equip it for free thanks to Yurlok being a shaman. Also, how about Dosan the Falling Leaf could be

1empyrean on The Crimson Permanent Assurance | Malcolm&Breeches

4 days ago

Seems like fun. Have you considered Viridian Longbow and Thornbite Staff? You deck interacts with artifacts better than auras.

Also, you say no infinite, but there technically is one with Glint-Horn Buccaneer.

Sanglier on Grab your shovel and dig

1 week ago


Thank you, I think that Phyrexian Altar is a bit expensive for the deck, but Thornbite Staff seems great in order to untap Gisela, if I can put my hands on one I will add it to the deck! I've added Tormented Thoughts just to mess with my friends but I agree that it doesn't really belong in the deck

MrKillStar on Grab your shovel and dig

1 week ago

For the infinite etb/die triggers, you might also include Thornbite Staff attached to Gisa, together with something that can provide any amount of like Phyrexian Altar. I know you dont plan on buying any other cards and those two cards might be a bit more expensive, but just another option you can think about.

Im thinking about adding Gisa, Thornbite Staff and some other cards to my Syr Konrad, the Grim's For the Void deck, but its already hard enough to find any free spot... :D I run several cards as you as a combo pieces, so you might check those out, its a mix of aristocrat/reanimator.

I would replace Tormented Thoughts - since this isnt really any discard focused deck for Beacon of Unrest - just to have another reanimator spell that can hit anyone's graveyard, but more importantly, it can bring back some of yours artifact combo piece. Land budget variant could be Buried Ruin.

MrKillStar on Zombies in the Shades

1 week ago

Everytime I look at ghoulcaller gissa, Im impressed by her ability to generate so many tokens so easily, even from her own 2/2 tokens.. I'm thinking about putting her in my Syr Konrad's For the Void deck, just to make even more tokens, but its quite hard to find any free spot at this moment :D

Anyway, I know this is a budged deck, more or less, but why Ur-Golem's Eye? I would rather go with Sol Ring/Bontu's Monument or any other mana-cheaper manarock.
Armillary Sphere - in Gisa deck, Burnished Hart seems like a better option to me. You can either sac hart to Gisa to make two tokens or sac it to itself to fetch two basic lands if needed.

Hymn to Tourach - This honestly doesnt feel like it belongs too much in here, since its no discard focused deck. I would replace it with Village Rites, since you have plenty of creatures and tokens to sacrifice + Village Rites is instant for only one , strictly better Altar's Reap. Or Vile Rebirth to get rid off some annoying card if you play against some graveyard decks + makes you a 2/2 zombie token at instant speed for only one .

I think you might also cut like 2 lands, since you have plenty of cheap creatures, with few mana rocks and rituals anyway. Adding Feed the Swarm might also be pretty good, just as another creature removal or finally a good enchantment removal in black. Life loss is minor, since most enchantments are not mana-expensive anyway. It also gets better, if you would have Vilis, Broker of Blood on board.

Some higher-budget possible upgrades:

Thornbite Staff - Next to Gisa, this is another card that gets more and more interesting the more I look at it :D If you equip it to Gisa, then sac some creature to Gisa's ability, you can untap Gisa and sac another creature again.
Phyrexian Altar - more expensive card to get, but it goes to so many combos. Especially to the previous one with Thornbite Staff, which can make infinite etb/die triggers just with only one 2/2 creature and Gisa equipped with staff with Phyrexian Altar on board. Then add some aristocrat effect like Bastion of Remembrance and the game is over.
Grave Titan - costs few dollars, since it got reprinted in Mystery Booster Boxes and is also great friend to any reanimator, zombie tribal or simply Gisa deck for the absurd amount of tokens it can generate. Also goes infinite with Nim Deathmantle and Ashnod's Altar.

mrdehring on Egg-zactly

1 week ago

Purphoros, God of the Forge and Impact Tremors seem like they work well in a go wide style deck and I'm not sure if that is what this deck is going to do consistently enough.

I looked at Thornbite Staff and I can see the interaction with my commander. Maybe it does deserve a spot.

Divergent Transformations and Transmogrify exile the creature. If they destroyed it I would get two triggers, but my eggs already do this effect. I get redundancy is important, so they might need to go in as well.

I fixed the plural problem in the deck name. Hope you are happy with the result.

epajula on Egg-zactly

1 week ago

Purphoros, God of the Forge, and Impact Tremors to go with Ulamog and ME. Thornbite Staff is dumb. What about Divergent Transformations, and Transmogrify? Also, can't "egg" be plural? You did that on purpose.

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