Perplexing Chimera

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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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer 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

Perplexing Chimera occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Perplexing Chimera Discussion

SynergyBuild on The Ice Queen

1 day ago

Heidar, Rimewind Master is what you are looking for. Don't worry about bouncing your opponent's threats and countering them. Go for broke: Cast Stasis , then on the end-step before your turn, bounce it. Untap and recast it for the lock. Winter Orb and Static Orb also work!

What else to bounce? Perplexing Chimera can be a beast. Use Heidar in response to Mulldrifter 's sacrifice clause and bam! Two extra cards a turn. Solemn Simulacrum works with it too!

Abuse these cards with other copies like Tradewind Riders or with Aphetto Alchemist effects for more value! Magewright's Stone , Thousand-Year Elixir , Rings of Brighthearth , Illusionist's Bracers , Pemmin's Aura , Freed from the Reel, etc.!

Badrito on Kadena, Morphing Morpherer

3 months ago


Silumgar Assassin --> Perplexing Chimera - Reason: This is for test purposes. Trade a morph for a steal effect. Probably a questionable swap, will see how it works out.
Gift of Doom --> Whisperwood Elemental - Reason: Even less morphs I know. Although for 'protection' I feel the Elemental is bettet and more impactful.
Sea Gate Wreckage --> Homeward Path - Reason: Sea Gate Wreckage feels too situational. Homeward Patch could help various spells like Perplexing Chimera or Sudden Substitution .

If I count correctly, this leaves us with 15 morphs only though which is not a lot.

king-saproling on In Yasova's Russia, Deck plays You

3 months ago

Nephalia Smuggler could be fun. Like Conjurer's Closet, it lets you keep what you take. Synod Sanctum works this way as well. Perplexing Chimera is neat in conjunction with these cards and your general

iNinjy on

4 months ago

Depending on your final choice on which way you’re going to build this, I have a flicker Aminatou deck of my own that I started playing MtG with (Aminatou flicker).

If this is the route I’d suggest Perplexing Chimera , Magister Sphinx , and Spark Double (more Aminatou’s/Soulherders etc are always better, and he can be blinked to enter as something else too).

Funkydiscogod on Azorius Control Enchantments

4 months ago

First, Propaganda is not modern legal.

Consider replacing Path to Exile and Oust with Porphyry Nodes , Oppressive Rays or Guard Duty .

In testing my Enduring Ideal deck, I found Perplexing Chimera has been an all star: it gives the opponent a useless 3/3 in exchange for any spell that might get them out of the lock, but that's a totally different style of deck. I think for your style deck, you would probably want Hall of Heliod's Generosity , and Lunar Force to lock them down while you mill them out with your Psychic Corrosion . You might also want Sphinx's Tutelage , Jace's Erasure or Memory Erosion to speed it up.

Also, find space for Honden of Seeing Winds and Honden of Cleansing Fire , at least one each.

dbpunk on Volarte The shapestealer

4 months ago

You probably want Beguiler of Wills , Necroskitter Commandeer , Guile (if you have some counter spells), and Perplexing Chimera .

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