Perplexing Chimera

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Rare

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Perplexing Chimera

Enchantment Creature — Chimera

Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may exchange control of Perplexing Chimera and that spell. If you do, you may choose new targets for the spell. (If the spell becomes a permanent, you control that permanent.)

Perplexing Chimera Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 days ago

Ashiok's Dream Realm

Whenever a spell is cast, if it was cast from a player's hand, exile it.

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, they may cast one spell exiled with Ashiok's Dream Realm.


I'm genuinely unsure how to destroy it. I guess Cataclysm , Apocalypse ...I mean Merciless Eviction , Austere Command , Cleansing Nova , and all spot removal require a sizable amount of coordination.

Perplexing Chimera and Knowledge Pool , but slower and able to be played earlier.

I'd like to see someone else's most annoying card!

eliakimras on Huggles

1 month ago

You may play around Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis 's ability. Tatyova, Benthic Druid will give you extra card draw whenever you get a land on the field. Reliquary Tower is cheap now, and works wonders. You surely will have 5 lands on turn 4, so Temple of the False God is really good.

You should also consider Azorius Chancery , Boros Garrison , Gruul Turf , Selesnya Sanctuary , Simic Growth Chamber , Izzet Boilerworks . You play your untapped land for the turn normally, then play one of those with K&T's ability. You get ahead of mana since these lands tap for 2 mana.

Krosan Verge , Myriad Landscape and Blighted Woodland are good for ramping when you have nothing else to do.

I suggest removing Azorius Guildgate , Blossoming Sands , Boros Guildgate , Gruul Guildgate , Izzet Guildgate , Simic Guildgate , Tranquil Cove , Vivid Grove , Haunted Fengraf and Unstable Frontier for the lands above.

Do you want to see chaos happen? Hive Mind , Knowledge Pool , Thousand-Year Storm , Eye of the Storm , Shared Fate , Gate to the AEther , Possibility Storm , Ruhan of the Fomori , Perplexing Chimera , Dictate of the Twin Gods , Furnace of Rath , Gratuitous Violence , Mind's Dilation , Sunbird's Invocation .

Do you want to make people interact more with you? Fact or Fiction , Steam Augury , Avatar of Slaughter , Goblin Spymaster , the Tempt with Vengeance cycle.

Do you want to give more resources to them? Eladamri's Vineyard , Dictate of Karametra , Zhur-Taa Ancient , Heartbeat of Spring , Heartwood Storyteller , Intellectual Offering , Keeper of Progenitus , Well of Ideas , Rites of Flourishing , Ghirapur Orrery . Zendikar Resurgent and Mirari's Wake .

crash328 on U/B Theft Deck Help

2 months ago

Perplexing Chimera is a riot. Puppeteer Clique is a nice graveyard theft. And Sower of Temptation is a solid choice. Oh and Notion Thief and Hostage Taker

StupidDroid on Can a creature with hexproof ...

2 months ago

Hexproof can only apply to permanents and players. If your opponent plays something like a Conifer Strider , it can still be the target of spells or abilities before it resolves. Therefore, hexproof doesn't affect Perplexing Chimera .

As a side note, hexproof only says "This permanent can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control." (Rule 702.11b). Since Perplexing Chimera 's ability doesn't target, it could get around hexproof even if hexproof applied on the stack.

TL;DR: Perplexing Chimera can be used to take control of a spell with hexproof.

Nuubi on Can a creature with hexproof ...

2 months ago

So for instance my opponent cast a creature with hexproof. I have Perplexing Chimera on the board. Would I be able to exchange the chimera for the creature with hexproof? My initial thought is no, because the card has to be “cast” for me to steal it so hexproof would be in effect, but I wasn’t sure if the exchange would happen before the stack resolved.

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Perplexing Chimera occurrence in decks from the last year

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