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|Shadows over Innistrad (SOI)||Mythic Rare|
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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
2 weeks ago
Hope this helps!
3 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.
3 months 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).
4 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
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.
6 months ago
7 months ago
Startled Awake occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%