Thunderkin Awakener


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Rare

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Thunderkin Awakener

Creature — Elemental Shaman


Whenever Thunderkin Awakener attacks, choose target Elemental creature card in your graveyard with toughness less than Thunderkin Awakener's toughness. Return that card to the battlefield tapped and attacking. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.

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Thunderkin Awakener Discussion

rockgobbler on Omnath's Reef

4 days ago


Thanks for the feedback and response. Simply put, if I could insure that Omnath, Locus of the Roil was in every opening hand, I'd be stoked. Two more of him and two fewer of Thunderkin Awakener !

If you drop a creature every turn prior to turn four, Omnath will do 4 damage to any target upon entering the battlefield. Hard to overlook the versatility that provides!

Roxas255 on Omnath's Reef

4 days ago

All honesty rockgobbler I do think the elementals that sacrifice themselves are cool but I wanted to stay away from that if possible and focus on elementals that stayed on the battlefield much longer then a single turn. As well as I seen many modern elemantal tribal decks go that route so wanted to do something else. I do appreciate the input though and as for Thunderkin Awakener if you believe that it is taking up space what other card would you consider replacing it with. Then for the idea of Glarewielder I might consider adding that card anyway in the sideboard since its a pretty interesting elemental that can do a lot for this deck besides keep T.A. safe. Again thank you for your advice rockgobbler and I looked at your deck Drawing from the Element(al)s. It was pretty cool too and I might take some inspiration from that for a commander deck I am planning to make as well. Again thank you for your help hope you respond if not I truly appreciate the food for thought and assistance.

rockgobbler on Omnath's Reef

4 days ago


to me, the Thunderkin Awakener seems like it is taking up space. I would suggest that if you're going to stick with it, that you might incorporate Ball Lightning or something similar, so that the risk taken by T.A. is worthwhile and can get some serious damage done. I have a deck which uses Thunderkin Awakener and Lightning Skelemental in that way.

Another cool card to consider, but for the sideboard, would be Glarewielder in order to keep T.A. safe while attacking. Gearhead19, food for thought for you, too.

Gearhead19 on Omnath's Reef

5 days ago

Yes I agree that Thicket Crasher does give you trample for all elementals. Thicket Crasher would a great card in a landfall deck. I suggested to take it out for Thunderkin Awakener because you will be able to bring back Risen Reef for card de Beastmaster Ascension doesn’t fit the theme.

Gearhead19 on Omnath's Reef

5 days ago

Roxas255 I would probably take out Thicket Crasher for Thunderkin Awakener . Cut down one Omnath, Locus of Rage . Take out Beastmaster Ascension for more land. Creeping Trailblazer works great with Chandra, Acolyte of Flame . Hope this helps you out.

Gearhead19 on Budget Elementals Combo

1 week ago

rockgobbler thank you for the insight. Honestly the use of Thunderkin Awakener is for Risen Reef not Scorch Spitter .

rockgobbler on Budget Elementals Combo

1 week ago

Hey man, I played around with the Thunderkin Awakener as well and found that the Scorch Spitter doesn't automatically do 1 damage when he is brought back. So, the way the ruling works, when scorch spitter is brought back by Thunderkin, it comes back as "attacking".


2019-07-12: Although the returned creature is an attacking creature, it was never declared as an attacking creature. This means that abilities that trigger whenever a creature attacks (such as that of Thunderkin Awakener itself) won’t trigger when it enters the battlefield attacking.

DankMagicianD on Judith, Priest of Mayhem

2 weeks ago

Scampering Scorcher seems good, as it is three bodies to sacrifice in one card. I'd replace Thunderkin Awakener with it, as it doesn't have much to reanimate in your deck.

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