Startled Awake


Persistent Nightmare  Flip


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad 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

Arkyllar on Strong Control Mill

1 day ago

sliversftw and PickleNutz, that was really helpful! Thanks : D

Reading all of this I decide to build two different mill decks, one mono-blue and one black-blue, it will take some time for me to build card (actually a lot ot time : P ) but now I will have a great decks ready to be built after your comments, I really appreciate your comments!

First I will try with mono blue and Hedron Crab and would think If I put more creatures or not.

I will definitely include Jace Beleren, Snapcaster Mage and this combo with Fraying Sanity and then I decide what to add.

However, I will think about staying with Startled Awake and Talent of the Telepath

Phaazeprime on [HOLY DIVER]

1 day ago

Some good mill cards for Commander:

Mind Grind is probably better than Mind Funeral due to it targeting multiple opponents at once and having no upper limit of how much it can mill.

Traumatize is fantastic for getting stuff in the graveyard what with the size of commander decks your likely to get upwards of 40 cards in there.

Startled Awake is another good one as its reusable.

Consuming Aberrationbecause a mill deck without it is simply missing out.

Archive Trap is reliable to pay nothing with what with the shear number of tutors in the format.

Sphinx's Tutelage is essentially a superior Jace's Erasure

Geth, Lord of the Vault is both mill and grave stealing for both artifacts and creatures

Jace, Memory Adept is my favorite of the jace planeswalkers due to his cheap price and good abilities that combo nicely with Sphinx's Tutelage

Hedonist's Trove just takes an entire graveyard to do stuff with its amazing.

Well,thats pretty much all the advice i can think of i wish you luck fellow mill player!

Murphy77 on U Mill Budget Standard

3 days ago

Scribe of the Mindful can be useful to get Startled Awake from the grave. I went with Murphy's U/G Mill, which has a similar theme.

Enral on Szadek, More Like SzaDICK

5 days ago

Hey, very cool deck. I personally don't like Fatal Push in EDH..has it worked well for you? I think Hero's Downfall work better in a multiplayer setting and is more versatile. Since you have a pretty good mill theme going on, I think Startled Awake is a pretty good card for your deck. Hope this helps!

MRDOOM3 on Mono Blue Mill (again)

1 week ago

Jace, Memory Adept is always nice. So are Archive Trap, Startled Awake, and maybe Traumatize.

There is also Jace's Erasure for another little version of Sphinx's Tutelage.

Heck, for funsies, you can run the Grindstone + Painter's Servant infinite mill combo.

Schar17 on CBZ

1 week ago

Why have one of each card? Find out what is more important and have a buch of them. This will make the deck more stable and reliable.

For example, you could substitute the Tome Scour for more Mind Sculpt.

Trepanation Blade and Mindcrank seems out of place in a non-combat focused deck. You could argue it is for the Undead Alchemist, but the chances of getting all of them in game, there being only one of each is minimal.

Codex Shredder seems straight up shitty to me lol.

What I would do is sack some of the early-game mill, and focus on the control and defense (with defenders and spells like Cancel/Negate/Essence Scatter, and try the win with the big cards, which you seem to like, for example the Jaces and Startled Awake  Flip/Traumatize

Best of luck with your deck!

demon_vayu on Blue/Black Mill

2 weeks ago

Hi! Nice start, welcome to the broken exploitable mess of a card game that's known for being both fun and frustrating! Some cards recommendations for you:Mindcrank, Keening Stone, Startled Awake  Flip. Good mil cards, I would honestly recommend using both the keening stone and the sands of delirium, but if you have to choose then keening stone wins out for me.

Murphy77 on Wake Up It's Time to Mill

3 weeks ago

Scribe of the Mindful can pull Startled Awake  Flip from your graveyard. I think that I would lose 1 Aether Theorist, 1 Winds of Rebuke and 4 Vizier of Tumbling Sands to add in 3 Scribe of the Mindful and 3 Turn Aside (to recyle and protect your Startled Awake  Flip). Another card that you might consider is Perpetual Timepiece, which can shuffle your graveyard back into your library.

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