Startled Awake


Persistent Nightmare


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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Startled Awake


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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Startled Awake Discussion

imafreak05 on Control Mill

1 month ago

Mind Sculpt, Startled Awake  Flip and Dampen Thought are all good mill cards.

Mana Leak, Rune Snag and Stymied Hopes are some good control ideas.

Jace's Sanctum is a good Enchantment to run.

I SAY COUNTER GOOD SIR! is my Counter/Mill Deck I built.

64Demon on U/B casual mill

1 month ago

Riddlekeeper, remove Slither Blade add 2 or 3 more Hedron Crab and 1 more of Startled Awake  Flip maybe some Jace's Archivist. If you want your win con to be Wight of Precinct Six that is fine just know he isn't great. Grimoire Thief is fun as well. As for a replacement for Wight of Precinct Six, Jace's Phantasm is good.]

Jarebear97 on Phenax Janky Mill

1 month ago

Your welcome!!! And I do realize that Startled Awake  Flip is kind of gimmicky and only a couple of people like it. Just thought I would throw it out there! Have fun brewing!!!

Jarebear97 on Phenax Janky Mill

1 month ago

Cool deck. I have also made a Phenax mill deck (I can post decklist if you want) and I thought I would you give you some suggestions.

-Szadek, Lord of Secrets as a great way to close off games (OR paint a giant ass target on your head).

-Laboratory Maniac is a VERY Dangerous card in a mill deck. Someone could steal it from you and win because of your mill.

-Mind Grind is a phenomenal card to play in any mill deck because of the "each opponent" trigger. Could change the game to your favour.

-Riddlekeeper makes people scared to attack you.

-Reanimator abilities are great in mill decks. I suggest something like Rise of the Dark Realms.

-Startled Awake  Flip is also a good continuous mill card but it could be gimmicky.

Have fun brewing!! +1 from me

Rooolandd on Lazav, Dimir Mastermind | EDH

2 months ago

As much as I like milling, it doesn't do much for the board, maybe if I play Phenax I would commit to mill more.
As for Startled Awake  Flip, I Love the flavor of it ! but as its playability goes, not really... realistically I pay mana to mill 13 cards with ability to get it back to my hand after at least one turn delay, and I develop nothing on board, where for 9 mana I could kick Rite of Replication and get 5 Grave Titans with ETB effects :D and what better card to ramp me up to 9 mana, than... Dowsing Dagger  Flip I mean it's so easy to flip, and you get 3 mana of any one color.

Yep Impersonator is awesome, but Body Double give me access to creatures in graveyard, and if my opponent won't find a way to cheat that Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger into play, I will gladly cheat it from his graveyard :D

If I can just squeeze in one more colorless ahhhh.. one more utility land, the thing is I can't add too many colorless mana sources beacause of Lazav casting cost, but Mirrorpool looks great, maybe i will swap it with Reliquary Tower.
Thanks for the suggestions :)

Polupus on Lazav, Dimir Mastermind | EDH

2 months ago

I think even more mill might be good in here.

What do you think about Startled Awake  Flip? In place of Dowsing Dagger  Flip?

Maybe even some targeted discard like Nightmare Void?

Also if you're looking for something to cut for Clever Impersonator I think it would be a good choice to replace Body Double with it. It's cheaper and more versatile than that card.

Mirrorpool is another interesting land if you can squeeze it in. Why copy the best thing on the board when you can copy it twice? You may need more colorless mana sources and I can understand why it wouldn't warrant a shift in your mana base to include and extra clone effect.

Hope these ideas give you something to think about! The deck looks fun overall and clone strategies are my favorite in how much variety you can get from each game. +1

roeletje123489 on Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur :D

3 months ago

I basically made a deck semilair to it

My deck << here is u want to see itsome basic advise i would give u, is focus purely on the draw and discard phase. And make sure u can speed the progress that way (like make them discard 20-30 cards ea turn). The deck isnt really offensive based. But ull get what i mean.

I would add these for sure

cards: Dissipation Field Jace's Erasure Omniscience Propaganda Sphinx's Tutelage Rhystic Study Mindcrank Traumatize Startled Awake  Flip

KINGofORESKOS on Mill raid

3 months ago

Maybe add a Thing in the Ice  Flip, just as another strong finisher? I think we both are sad that Startled Awake  Flip isn't standard legal, but I love how you used Fleet Swallower, a fantastic replacement for Traumatize. Nice deck, keep up the good work! Oh wait...DANG IT! The thing in the ice isn't standard legal!

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