Startled Awake


Persistent Nightmare


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

roeletje123489 on Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur :D

4 days 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

1 week 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!

Iron_eye2 on U/B Mill

2 weeks ago

Maybe add Tome Scour, Fraying Sanity, Startled Awake  Flip, and/or Fleet Swallower for more mill

antacidbrn on Aggro, Combo, and Control...are there ...

1 month ago

Atroxreaper, you mentioned Mill as an archetype, but that is a particular deck and win condition not it's own archetype.

For example, you can build Mill in all 3 archetypes.

Aggro - using Hedron crabs and fetch lands to consistently mill every turn and build a strong board state. This is how I built Modern Delver Mill.

Combo - finding Fraying Sanity and Combo off with cards like Startled Awake  Flip, Fleet Swallower or Traumatize. Or using Field of Ruin or Ghost Quarter to trigger Archive Trap.

Control - use a slow plan to build a board state with Ensnaring Bridge, Mesmeric Orb and grind out victories that way.

Shimtalia on Drink Your Brain

1 month ago

Another of my decks that got hit hard by the unproxyfest of late 2017, this deck now has a variety of "aquire cards" as listed below (other cards put into their places as listed above):

Akroma's Memorial, Archive Trap, Eldrazi Conscription, Forced Fruition, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Jace Beleren, Lightning Greaves, Leyline of the Void, Mind Funeral, Nemesis of Reason, Rise of the Dark Realms, Startled Awake  Flip, The Scarab God

TheSurgeon on Azorious Sanity

1 month ago

Take out Startled Awake  Flip and 1x compelling argument for 3x Mind Sculpt.
Why- milling 13 is cool and all, but not for 4 mana. And forget transforming it, it's a waste of time. You can do better by milling half early and casting another after a Fraying Sanity hits the board.

Concerning Argument, the card is tempting because of Cycling, but there's never a time you should choose draw over your archetype; erego Sculpt does more for you.

I would also consider cheaper bounce cards like Void Snare and perhaps Set Adrift for a sort of workaround removal of unwanted boardthreats.


landofMordor on Pass me the Lungs Will You? [[HELP NEEDED]]

1 month ago

Hey friend! Love the list and the unique commander.

First, I would indeed double down on the mill -- however, mill in EDH is really too weak to be a viable win condition unless it is your only wincon. (In other words, plan to win through beatdown, which you achieve through mill and Geralf. You might sometimes win through mill, but don't bet everything on it.) I would include more mill to fuel the Stitcher. As is, you've got a ~17% chance to mill a creature, and only 4-5 of them are enormous creatures that you'd want exiled. As a result, you're relying on exiling opponents' libraries, which is always dangerous because they could be packing 17 creatures or even just 1.

Great mill cards are Mirror-Mad Phantasm, Undead Alchemist, Traumatize, Fraying Sanity, Startled Awake  Flip, etc, especially if you use them on yourself where applicable! Laboratory Maniac helps mitigate the risk of that strategy.

To make room for the mill, I would cut a lot of your artifacts, in addition to the cards like Mechanized Production that are "cute" combos (ones that don't come together often) or the scrying (which doesn't advance your gameplan of filling your grave and abusing Geralf). Usually, five or six mana rocks and five or fewer utility artifacts are sufficient (depending on meta), so you can use all of those slots for creatures! That will increase the consistency of your deck and hopefully make it more fun for you!

Good luck! Let me know if I can be helpful!

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