Standard – Missed Triggers Reference

Last Updated 19 November 2021

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 a token when Relic Robber deals combat damage to them will be responsible for putting that token’s “deal 1 damage” 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.


Innistrad: Crimson Vow

Bloodvial Purveyor – (Whenever an opponent casts a spell, they create a Blood token)
Graf Reaver – (At your upkeep, ~ deals 1 damage to you)
Undead Butler – (When ~ enters the battlefield, mill three cards)
Alchemist’s Gambit – (At that turn’s end step, you lose the game)
Cemetery Gatekeeper – (symmetrical: whenever a player plays a card, … ~ deals 2 damage to them)
Manaform Hellkite – ([create a token], exile it at next end step)
Olivia, Crimson Bride – ([reanimate a creature], sacrifice it when you don’t control a Legendary Vampire)
Boarded Window – (At each end step, if you were dealt 4 or more damage, exile ~)
Dorothea, Vengeful Victim – (When ~ attacks or blocks, sacrifice it at end of combat)
Dorothea’s Retribution – ([create a token], sacrifice that token at end of combat)

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

Covetous Castaway – (When ~ dies, mill three cards)
Slaughter Specialist – (When ~ enters the battlefield, each opponent creates a token)
Hungry for More – ([Create a token]… Sacrifice it at next end step)
Wake to Slaughter – ([Reanimate a creature]… Exile it at next end step)
Keyword: Decayed – ([When this creature attacks], sacrifice it at end of combat)

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

Acererak the Archlich – (When ~ enters the battlefield, if you haven’t …, return it to your hand and venture)
Delina, Wild Mage – ([Create an attacking token]. Exile it at the end of combat)
Tomb of Annihilation – (When you venture into the Oubliette, discard a card and sacrifice …)


Strict Proctor – (Whenever a permanent entering causes a trigger, counter unless its controller pays {2})
Dream Strix – (When ~ becomes the target of a spell, sacrifice it)
Lukka, Wayward Bonder – ([Return a creature, it gains haste]. Exile it at the beginning of your next upkeep)
Daemogoth Titan – (Whenever ~ attacks or blocks, sacrifice a creature)
Daemogoth Woe-Eater – (At your upkeep, sacrifice a creature)
Strixhaven Stadium – (Whenever an opponent’s creature deals combat damage to you, remove a point counter)
Archway Commons – ((When ~ enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you pay {1})


Egon, God of Death – (At your upkeep, exile two cards … If you can’t, sacrifice ~)

Zendikar Rising

Skyclave Apparition – (When ~ leaves the battlefield, the exiled card’s owner creates a token)
Roiling Vortex – (symmetrical: deal 1 damage each upkeep) and (symmetrical: when a player casts a spell … deal 5 damage to them)
Shatterskull Charger – (At your end step … return it to its owner’s hand)
Wayward Guide-Beast – (When ~ deals combat damage to a player, return a land you control to its owner’s hand)
Myriad Construct – (When ~ becomes the target of a spell, sacrifice it and create tokens)