Perplexing Chimera


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods 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.)

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Perplexing Chimera Discussion

Addrum on it's toolbox time!

4 weeks ago

Hey! A new deck, eh? Man, I'm really getting rusted since I'm playing less now due to work.

Well, looking at the deck, as I always suggest, try to keep the land count around 35-40.

I'm not sure if the commanders are there to do something for the deck or just give you the colors. If they are just for the colors, better have only one commander since you are loosing a spot. Maybe Sen Triplets or Dromar, the Banisher.

If they are there to be useful in the toolbox deck, then maybe it would be better to have the toolbox part of the deck made with creatures and artifacts since both commanders recover cards from your graveyard, and Instants and Sorceries are just one shot cards. There are ton of creatures that are answers, with a lot of good Enter the Battlefield abilities that you can exploit with Deadeye Navigator, Eldrazi Displacer and Panharmonicon.

Some ideas for a deck like that: Duplicant, Reflector Mage, Notion Thief, Perplexing Chimera, Massacre Wurm, Sower of Temptation, Frost Titan, Baleful Strix, Sunblast Angel Null Rod, Mana Web, Tormod's Crypt, Spine of Ish Sah.

Some more expensive good cards: Sheoldred, the Whispering One, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Consecrated Sphinx.

I suggest you the creature based approach of control because I've tried to play control with just spells and it just doesn't work. You can't keep control over 3 players all the time unless you are a mono U Teferi stax/combo deck. That's why it's better to have creatures. At least, they are a body for blocking, and they open a window to add combos to close the game.

Firebones675 on Chaos Hugs

1 month ago

As far as chaos goes, Eye of the Storm, Knowledge Pool, Possibility Storm, Puca's Mischief, Grip of Chaos come to mind.

Donate/Bazaar Trader is a way to gift things without zedru in play

If you like degenerate combos, the first two I listed have a really weird interaction with Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir that results in that you can use knowledge pool and eye of the storm but when an opponent has their spell exiled due to the triggered ability, they are not allowed to cast any of the spells (including the one that just got exiled). I can explain how it works in more detail if you want but figured i'd mention it.

Perplexing Chimera makes things weird

It's not so much as chaos or group hug, but giving away Illusions of Grandeur and forcing them to deal with the leaves play trigger is something i've seen zedru decks do.

Iron_Cube on MagicalHacker - List of All Protecting Cards

1 month ago

In the same style, Goblin Flectomancer can change the target of a removal spell.
That would also be true for Perplexing Chimera.
They are like a single use Spellskite.

Why am I still the only one commenting on your list ?! lol

Opifex on The Un-Storm???

1 month ago

Ok, I stole an opponents spell with Perplexing Chimera(that stack resolves), I have Tidespout Tyrant on the field, then I cast an overloaded Cyclonic Rift targeting the Perplexing Chimera with the Tidespout Tyrant trigger.

Does the Perplexing Chimera resolve before or after the Tidespout Tyrant if they choose to take Cyclonic Rift with Perplexing Chimera?

yahelhotam on Keiga, Steal the Show Deck

2 months ago

lol, in where i play, Perplexing Chimera is one of the most hated cards and if i play it everyone wants to kill me, and i really think that it is a fun card. :3

PartyJ on Zedruu - The giver

2 months ago


Welcome on T/O! A very helpfull community with many interesting resources.

I might have some good input for you:

My personal favorite deck I am playing these days is this deck. It's very strong and can punish people really hard. But this is also a competitive build, not suited for each meta. Feel free to give it a visit and I always appreciate an upvote :)

Have fun on T/O and if you ever need EDH advise on any of your decks, then you can always summon me or post on my wall for help.



Sloppie on Keiga, Steal the Show Deck

2 months ago


Perplexing Chimera is going in in replacement of Conjured Currency, Perplexing Chimera + Tempt with Reflections makes for a really fun game night.

Phyrexian Metamorph was just out of my budget, if you have room for it, its good.

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