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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Startled Awake Discussion

carpecanum on Dead: Flooded Catacombs

2 months ago

Maybe some typical mill cards to fill graveyards? Sphinx's Tutelage , Traumatize , Startled Awake  Flip, Paranoid Delusions .

Phenax, God of Deception is a solid blocker and steady mill.

libraryjoy on Nose to the Grindstone, Boi! Budget Mill EDH

2 months ago

Nemesis of Reason got dropped because of its price and how it targets a single person. But it could definitely go in the upgrades board if you wanted it. It just looked like the kind of thing that would put a big fat target on your head. I kept Soaring Thought-Thief because it triggers the mill by itself. If IT attacks, then the mill to everyone. But it could definitely be dropped for any other card. I would say Sphinx's Tutelage is definitely a highly efficient card. Mind Grind could be insane in Commander, and I would choose that over Traumatize. My other top picks would be Vela the Night-Clad , Sphinx Mindbreaker , Startled Awake  Flip, and Ashiok, Sculptor of Fears .

SynergyBuild on MDFC Sorcery in Strixhaven

4 months ago
  1. Creatures are spells. All commanders in this game are spells. Ig if there was a legendary land creature or legendary land with the term "can be your commander" we could see a change in that but otherwise nope, all of them are. If I go out on a limb and say instant/sorcery is what you mean by spell,

  2. "Awaken the Blood Avatar" seems like something that could command your deck, a Blood Avatar. As instants/sorceries go it seems like it'd be a pretty good fit as a big ole' token is made by your commander as it's representation.

  3. Startled Awake  Flip I believe started this a while before this set, so maybe add that to the list of "a person is not a spell" being wrong.

ijustlikethepictures on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

4 months ago

Startled Awake  Flip has a price and "Flip" available to see. Its flip-side, Persistent Nightmare , has neither. Is that par for the course of all or most 2-sided cards?

LunchBox1211 on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

Shoot, I forgot! Thanks for the reminder!

Make a sorcery that transforms into a creature (like how Startled Awake  Flip flips into Persistent Nightmare)

Mr.Beaver on Mikey Smith

8 months ago

I love mill decks, but unfortunately I don't have much experience with it in modern (I'm assuming) format. Maybe something like Startled Awake  Flip could help though

Arktaurous on Milling Rogues

9 months ago

These ones made it into my blue/black mill deck. They were pretty useful.

Startled Awake  Flip

Archive Trap

Compelling Argument

Mind Funeral

Mind Grind

Mind Sculpt

Tome Scour

Keening Stone

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

Hedron Crab

Phenax, God of Deception

Nephalia Drownyard

This one would have made it if it wasn't so expensive at the time.

Glimpse the Unthinkable

Afflicti on Error 404 Library not found

10 months ago

@Lanzo493: Thanks for your idea... But Startled Awake  Flip feels kinda mana expensive and slow.

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