Standard – Missed Triggers Reference

Last Updated 4 October 2019

This page serves as a quick reference for triggers in all Standard-legal sets that upgrade to a Warning when missed. For more information about any of the cards below or to learn more about our evaluation process, click the set titles to read the set-specific articles. Any card in Standard that does not appear on this list is considered to have no triggers that upgrade when missed.

Remember that triggers only upgrade if the controller of the trigger owns the card that caused it. For example, a player who receives an emblem when Chandra, Awakened Inferno‘s +2 ability resolves will be responsible for putting the trigger on the stack in their upkeep. But if they miss this trigger, they do not receive a Warning; simply apply the appropriate fix. Also remember that board state, available card pool, and deck archetypes are not factors in determining whether a trigger will upgrade when missed.


Throne of Eldraine

The Cauldron of Eternity – (when a creature dies, put into library)
Clackbridge Troll – (when ~ enters the battlefield, give tokens) and (opponent’s choice, tap ~ at beginning of combat)
Bonecrusher Giant – (symmetrical: when ~ becomes the target of a spell)
Doom Foretold – (symmetrical: sacrifice a permanent at upkeep)

Core Set 2020

Chandra, Acolyte of Flame – (sacrifice tokens at end step)
Rotting Regisaur – (discard a card at upkeep)
Yarok’s Wavecrasher – (return a creature when ~ enters the battlefield)
Lotus Field – (sacrifice lands when ~ enters the battlefield)
Thunderkin Awakener – (sacrifice that card at end step)
Marauding Raptor – (deal damage to creatures when they enter the battlefield)

War of the Spark

Ilharg, the Raze-Boar – (return that creature at end step)
Gateway Plaza – (pay {1} or sacrifice when ~ enters the battlefield)

Ravnica Allegiance

Gateway Plaza – (pay {1} or sacrifice when ~ enters the battlefield)
Mirror March – (exile them at end step)
Macabre Mockery – (sacrifice that card at end step)

Guilds of Ravnica

Gateway Plaza – (pay {1} or sacrifice when ~ enters the battlefield)
Chance for Glory – (lose the game at end step of extra turn)
Mnemonic Betrayal – (return to graveyard at end step)
Charnel Troll – (exile a card from graveyard or sacrifice at upkeep)