Startled Awake

Sorcery

Target opponent puts the top thirteen cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

: Put Startled Awake from your graveyard onto the battlefield transformed. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Startled Awake occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Startled Awake Discussion

the__odysseus on Dimir mill

2 months ago

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is Far too slow. I'd drop the Startled Awake  Flips, the Traumatize s are wayyy to slow. How about Compelling Argument and Tome Scour instead. A full four Into the Story is crucial to refill your hand, and maybe a single copy of Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time is worth it here? Fatal Push is definitely worth it here. Mind Grind is kinda weird. It doesn't tend to work as well as you think it will. Consuming Aberration is not the card for this deck. I'd add in some sweepers, maybe 3 Languish ?

Pidgeot on Pioneer Mill

2 months ago

Quicken is in for Merfolk Secretkeeper and Startled Awake  Flip but mostly...it just draws. 16 lands does seem low, but I'm running a very similiar build in standard, and that works like a charm :) Sphinx's Tutelage is a great card, but too slow for the deck this'll mill you out in 6 turns max.

Ice_Water on Personalized User Spellbooks

4 months ago

I won’t go into as much detail here, but here goes:

1) Traumatize - I love this card so much. It was the card I built around when I built my first real MTG deck. There’s nothing like milling half your opponents deck on turn five (rounded up of course!).

2) Fraying Sanity - This card comes at a close second because of course milling half someone’s deck is fun, but what if you could mill the whole thing in one turn?

3) Startled Awake  Flip - I used this in conjunction with Startled Awake (see above) and I once milled 52 cards in one turn. Talk about 52 pickup, heh.

4) Hero's Downfall - Because who doesn’t love instant speed planeswalker and creature removal for three mana?

5) Tome Scour - Loved turn one mill five, straight up ruins combo decks.

6) Languish - Some relatively cheap board wiping? Great removal vs. an established token deck boardstate? Hell. Yes.

7) Psychic Corrosion - I love drawing cards. I love drawing cards and having my opponent punished in addition to it.

My planeswalker I’d have run this deck? Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver or Jace, Memory Adept . It’s hard to choose just one in this instance since I used both for such a long time.

I look forward to seeing other’s choices!

ItsMrMix on Oona queen of the lit

5 months ago

So, a couple things: 40 lands is too many for this deck, I'd go down to 38 or maybe even 37 because of the new mulligan rule. I'd also work on the balance of mana based on the colors you have in the deck, taking out some Swamps and replacing them with Islands, and maybe trying to find a few more dual lands because you don't really gave too many and having mostly basics will make it easy for you to get color screwed. Maybe a few more artifacts like a Dimir Signet , Sol Ring for obvious reasons, and Fellwar Stone , stuff like that.

It also seems like you're stuck between Faerie tribal and mill. Personally I'd go with mill, because it's probably cheaper. You can take out cards like Final-Sting Faerie , Nectar Faerie , Quickling , Thornwind Faeries , Wasp Lancer , Distant Melody , Bident of Thassa , Violet Pall , and Faerie Tauntings . You could put cards like Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , Fraying Sanity , Jace, Memory Adept , Sire of Stagnation , Hedron Crab (I have one of these that you can use), Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Notion Thief , and Nemesis of Reason in order to strengthen your mill plan, and if you wanna win with tokens out of nowhere, you can put in Scion of Oona to keep your tokens safe.

I would also put in some more removal, like Murder , Cast Down , Rapid Hybridization , Go for the Throat , Hero's Downfall , or similar cards. I really like the inclusion of cards like Crypt Incursion and Startled Awake  Flip, because those are just really cool cards. This deck has potential, I think you made a really solid first draft.

wallisface on Cheeky Self Mill

5 months ago

You can’t self mill with either Mind Funeral or Startled Awake  Flip, they both read opponent. A bunch of cards in the maybe-board have the same issue.

Being slower than regular mill, and currently with no ways to buy yourself time, i think you’ll have a hard time making this work.

austintayshus on Brain Melt

7 months ago

I would recommend Burning Inquiry and Fevered Visions and Underworld Dreams . Startled Awake  Flip could also be fun but is probably not the best option. Memory Erosion could also be fun!

As a backup win condition you may also consider more graveyard recursion such as Sepulchral Primordial and Wrexial, the Risen Deep .

You may also want to include more ramp, as I'm only seeing Obelisk of Grixis . Maybe add the signets and maybe Mind Stone and a few more mana rocks.

Hope this helps!

Moosh528491 on

11 months ago

Love the advisor theme, might I suggest Intruder Alarm ? It synergizes great with petitioners cause you can tap out, drop one, tap out, repeat. To take out I would probably suggest Traumatize or Startled Awake  Flip because in my personal opinion big mill seems too risky, but that just depends on your meta and if you could pull it off successfully that Traumatize would be so sweet.

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