Startled Awake

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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
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

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.

Startled Awake Discussion

Mortarpod_Blues on UW Petitioner Self Mill...Reanimator Combo?

7 hours ago

In no particular order, I've got some suggestions you might have a look at. Some cards are just to round out the deck and give you a little more defensive capability, and others are to fully lean-into the self-mill theme you've got going. In particular, you might want to put in more blink effects so you can tap your Petitioners more than once per turn/round.

Still a super freaking cool concept! It turns what the card was MEANT to do on its head, and makes it that much more potent (it's easier to mill just one person-- yourself-- than it is to try and handle all your opponents at once instead).

Conjurer's Closet

Mistmeadow Witch

Venser, the Sojourner

Kefnet's Monument

Thought Vessel

Halimar Depths

Dissipation Field

Nephalia Smuggler

Genesis Chamber

Helm of the Host

Umbral Mantle

Sensei's Divining Top

Perpetual Timepiece

Elixir of Immortality

Thrumming Stone

Beguiler of Wills

Deadeye Navigator

Flickerform

Sudden Disappearance

Lavinia of the Tenth

Felidar Guardian

Deputy of Acquittals

Azor's Elocutors

Traumatize

Paradox Engine

Fraying Sanity

Drowned Secrets

Illusionist's Bracers

Masako the Humorless

Hedron Crab

Jace's Archivist

Sphinx of the Chimes

Teferi's Protection

Rite of Replication

Increasing Confusion

Clone Legion

Startled Awake  Flip

Rings of Brighthearth

Basalt Monolith

Kindred Discovery

Mycosynth Lattice

Unwinding Clock

Kjartan on Dimir fun

5 days ago

Counterspell isn't modern legal, sadly.

Anyway, this looks decently constructed for a "Cards I've got Lying Around" - deck, but I really don't see any point in having Glimpse the Unthinkable , Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker and Startled Awake  Flip in here.

Mill cards in a non-mill deck usually won't end up doing much if anything at all, and since the only card in your deck that really benefits from mill, is Lazav, Dimir Mastermind I just don't think they accomplish enough.

aef823 on Confuson fuuu-

1 month ago

Darth_Savage while I agree Riptide Chimera would be a better creature to use, I'm mainly using Drake Familiar because it has 2 CMC, to proc Claim. So I can fetch it when it goes to the graveyard if needed.

Glimpse the Unthinkable might be good at a burn mill deck, but the 1->3 CMC to card ratio from Startled Awake  Flip comes close to the 1->5 ratio from glimpse, and it works as a creature on the graveyard, albeit a way overpriced one, but the option is at least there.

What I'm doing is that mill is the backup plan just in case my opponent heals more than I damage. The main plan is to lower life, while using things like Pristine Talisman/Sun Droplet/Dragon's Claw ETB life gain while using bounce duals from lands to facetank hits or stock up on life, etc.

The choice was either to get basic lands or remove artifact fetching from my lands, besides, barely anyone uses land removal.

aef823 on Confuson fuuu-

1 month ago

Darth_Savage a while back I had Rolling Temblor while having Young Pyromancer be replaced by Vault Skirge for an early game foothold/forcing a removal. While also having Increasing Confusion instead of Startled Awake  Flip so I can start fetching from the graveyard and gaining free removals via Golgari Thug and Vengeful Pharaoh

The problem is that the current meta involves Eidolon of the Great Revel or Phyrexian Obliterator, hence the 4CMC sorceries while having outright removal and not creature damage, I can use it whenever I want, and I don't need to sacrifice permanents.

However, just like you said I need early game removal, so I had a compromise via Sun Droplet and Ratchet Bomb.

My current problem right now is my other old form of removal- using dredge via Golgari Thug/Stinkweed Imp and Vengeful Pharaoh no longer works as well, since I can't mill myself, but again, like you said I need an evasive creature for Dowsing Dagger  Flip, therefore Persistent Nightmare comes close.

chromiumthemutable on Competitive UB mill modern (2018)

2 months ago

Tome Scour, Jace Beleren, Mind Grind, Psychic Corrosion (Strictly better than Jace's Erasure, but you can add both), and Startled Awake  Flip are some good mill cards.

MurrSheep on 13 Reasons Why (Mill Can Do Modern)

3 months ago

What are your thoughts on Startled Awake  Flip? Also, feel free to review my mill deck.

mistarilledawn on Here, Let Me Cast That

3 months ago

TheNocholas

I try to stuck away from broken or infinite combos like that; I just added Duskmantle Guildmage for the combo with Mindcrank, but, I'm trying to stay away from lots of surefire combos; I like the randomness and long gameplay of EDH, so combos that can end things really quickly don't appeal too muhh to me.

Startled Awake  Flip has been very effective, and pulling it in and out of the graveyard is oh-so-very satisfying. Gonti, Lord of Luxury is also super awesome, and on the same note, Thief of Sanity is just as sweet; I'd say I like thief even more, cuz he puts the rest of the cards in the graveyard, which is much easier to go grab those cards back out of than their library.

FLATSO99 on If Awoken Horror is put ...

3 months ago

Awoken Horror would revert back to Thing in the Ice  Flip in the graveyard so you would just get a Thing in the Ice  Flip. Just think about Startled Awake  Flip in the graveyard it is still Startled Awake  Flip so you can use its ability. Hope this helps:)

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Startled Awake occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0,01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,01%

Dimir: 0,11%