Perplexing Chimera


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

yahelhotam on Kami of the Shifting Moon

2 weeks 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 weeks 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 Kami of the Shifting Moon

2 weeks 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.

yahelhotam on Kami of the Shifting Moon

2 weeks ago

since you have Conjured Currency, maybe add Perplexing Chimera?

acbooster on Perplexing Chimera and cast triggers

1 month ago

You would be correct.

Both Perplexing Chimera and Kozilek, the Great Distortion have abilities that trigger on cast. Because of APNAP order, your opponent's Kozilek's ability will go on the stack first, then the Chimera's. Both abilities are already on the stack and exist independently of the source.

Say you choose to exchange control of the Chimera and the Kozilek spell. The ability will resolve and you will make the exchange before Kozilek's ability resolves. Once the ability is done resolving, Kozilek's on-cast ability will go to resolve and your opponent will draw back up to 7 cards. Finally, Kozilek will resolve and will enter the battlefield under your control.

MilliNox on Perplexing Chimera and cast triggers

1 month ago

Let's say I'm controlling a Perplexing Chimera and my opponent casts a creature spell with a cast trigger, like Kozilek, the Great Distortion.

Is it correct that I would only gain control of the creature spell, but not the cast trigger?

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