Perplexing Chimera

Legality

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

ZendikariWol on Oathbroken

1 day ago

Alternate names you might try:

Venser: The Blinkening

Blink and You’ll Miss It

ETB Trigger #19, You Can Concede Now

Venser Has Weather Powers?

Here Comes the Sun (Cloudshift)

Assume They Have Summoning Sickness

Forget Inky, Pinky, and Clyde!

Sure, I’ll Exile All My Creatures

(btw, deck needs more Perplexing Chimera )

Doolbeurt on Yidris Elba’s Rap Career

1 month ago

Oooh, I do like Perplexing Chimera . Thanks, FrantaFire

FrantaFire on Yidris Elba’s Rap Career

1 month ago

I love random chaos decks with no nature to win.

Might I suggest Perplexing Chimera as almost a pseudo-counter that hops around the board. Everyone trading spells.

And I see you have Knowledge Pool which completely changes everyone's strategy. When the two cards are paired together, too, everyone basically chooses who casts what spell.

thom-le on Enhanced Surveillance (Lazav)

1 month ago

Hey Artatras,

thank you for your interesting, I'll write from now on the changes directly in the updates-window. If someone is reading this, I compare this deck with "The Many-Faced God" - [[Primer]]

Enhanced Surveillance performs in this deck very well, because I've put many cards with the Surveil-ability in it. The second ability of this card is also useful in an emergency case like any effect is going to exile all graveyard cards. If those cards go back into the library it isn't the worst, for sure better than getting away from the game. This card is no power-up, but I like it a lot and with many Surveil-cards this enchantment fits in this decks strategy. I don't see this card in your deck, you have a lot of cards to loot cards like Looter il-Kor , Key to the City ,.. and not so much Surveil-cards. In my opinion Enhanced Surveillance needs many Dimir cards with the named ability. This is just a fine difference between our decks, guess it's not worth to skip any other card for this specific one.

Yes, Telepathy is awesome, especially in this control-fancy playstyle. In commander we know that we can't counter everything (and that's for so many reasons really good!) so this helps a lot to get advantage in the game. I recommend this card a lot. It doesn't do anything on it's own, but not only you can see other players hand. Each opponent may get suspicious too when seeing any other opponents cards. I see this card in any deck which has a passive strategy.

In my deck there are of course many possible upgrades, but I'm not interested to rise up the power level to a 9 or 10 of 10. First it's hard to achieve, second those decks have a very strict game plan and last I like to play anything interesting like Thief of Sanity , Mnemonic Betrayal ,... Recently I changed some cards, hope it does work well. One card I try is Dark Confidant over Phyrexian Arena , because of a very low average CMC and the Confidant is in addtion a creature card too.

I'm monitoring your deck as well and I like it as a really good reference. To your question of which cards I'm considering at the moment: Perplexing Chimera , Dimir Doppelganger and Psychic Intrusion . I've put in Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver to force the deck theme in a specific direction.

BMHKain on Several things; & some questions ...

1 month ago


BMH: Introspected, & Introverted; The UnExperience

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 2 | 20 COMMENTS | 348 VIEWS


Alright. I think I know where this deck should go. However, w/ all such garbage in the fray, I actually have more to ask than show as a result. Here we go... Again.

  1. It seems my creatures seem to have an ETB theme in mind; most notably for the use of Eldrazi Displacer . What exactly do you think would be a good alt in a situation where ol' Displacer: Enemy of Eldrazi, & their Ultra Beast from there? How to protect this?

  2. After watching a recent episode of GAME KNIGHTS, one such combo jumped out of the water. Perplexing Chimera & a Bounce Combo ( Eldrazi Displacer again.) to not only get the permanent you traded for, but also getting the Chimera back. Is this legit?

  3. We seem to have a Flicker/ETB theme for the most part. What would you recommend in Yennett's colors ( BTW.) for alts, or even protection?

  4. Word on the Street states Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , & Shimmer works when you state "Swamp", thus Phsasing out all lands for each players turn. If this is incorrect, is there a way to improve on this? I mean, Urborg does Phase back in on the End Step (Is this true...?~), so, what could go wrong, & what to recommend for supplemental? Actually, is Blanket of Night better than Urborg though? I just wanted to be sure as Tomb of Yawgmoth is a land, but I dunno how well it works for Shimmer ...

  5. I dunno why, but I thought of Putting in a Doomsday package in. After being suggested Predict , I have Laboratory Maniac , & Pact of Negation . I also have Gush after changing my mind. But I still have only 4/5 Pieces. I also want to use this whenever I use DOOMSDAY on the same turn I draw it; while ending games with the package. What would be the last card you'd recommend? Besides Lion's Eye Diamond , & Yawgmoth's Will , of course.

  6. If I would put the following combo in: Maralen of the Mornsong + Necropotence + Children of Korlis in, is it really better to put Leonin Arbiter in in place of Mindlock Orb ? It does cost less, & his ability to bypass one's own ineptitude of searching is great. Plus, I've too much anyway. I think I should cut down. What about you?

  7. With the opinion that Mnemonic Wall will be added, how should I abuse the following effects?: Silence , & Darkness (The latter only fits as my life, Vorthos-wise, is currently in quite a state...)? What? I wanted to use a Fog effect, but there were too many in … 3X

  8. Since this deck is meant for the largest amount of hate possible, how does Leyline of the Void & Tormod's Crypt seem here?

And... That's all my questions worth asking. I'd really like an opinion on all these. That said, I wonder about what to do after this...

...Though 5 Color Gates.dec might seem like a great idea... Thoughts?

BMHKain on BMH: Introspected, & Introverted; The UnExperience

1 month ago

BUMP BUZZING CHROMIUM FOR SOMEONE ELSE!

Alright. Here's the situation. I seriously doubt Chromium, the Mutable would work good as an ESPER CMDR here. I've a lot of things to add at some point, but I'm unsure what CMDR to replace Chromium 2.0 though:

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic : We're playing powerful cards that best fit my Vorthos Deck based on "BMH: The UnExperience", if you want to poke fun at that name, not do something Orzhov () can do better w/o .

Zur the Enchanter : Don't get me wrong, he's awesome, but... just look at the number Enchantments I have already; not even enough to warrant this.

Sen Triplets : I seriously dunno how the Powerpuff Girls as Esperites would work as it just simply counts as only one opponent as a target each turn. Skip.

Sharuum the Hegemon : Remember when Breya, Etherium Shaper outclasses this creature after Commander 2016? This Sphinx is worse here as this is not an artifact manipulation deck.

Sydri, Galvanic Genius : If she were a Legendary Artifact Creature, she would be WAY better than the aforementioned Sphinx that's more incorrect than The Riddler. Even so, this is a skip for the same reasons as the Hegemon herself.

Merieke Ri Berit : Err... Why would I use this, when I plan to update this deck with one Perplexing Chimera that, when one casts something good, I trade control over such a much needed creature anyway, while Eldrazi Displacer can easily give me back my Chimera. Now I just want to protect my Displacer though....

Aminatou, the Fateshifter : Awesome Walker, unsure if she'll do any good here; though this is part Value Town, so how should I know? Opinions?

Ertai, the Corrupted : The original Ertai, Wizard Adept is far & away, the better creature, & the latter is better off as a part of the 99 (98 is Partners based...) anyway.

Varina, Lich Queen : If I wanted to make a Zombie Tribal Deck, I'd use either her, or even Thraximundar ; & exclude anything involving "Gisa the Mad"; she's a (A kitten died as I said the B word, & is censored by #CATMEGEDDON), & clearly wants to kill both Stitcher Geralf , Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist , & everything they both worked on as "Impurities" to the undead. Kaya, Orzhov Usurper , & Teyo Verada both say hi, you Mad, Necromancing, Excuse for a MTG Character. I hope you get executed by the Inquisitors of Innistrad; by Guillotine! & if anyone tries to use Ghoulcaller Gisa, even Gisa & Geralf (See? No Links because Gisa the Mad doesn't deserve this crap! :D) for Zombie Tribal decks in the future, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born & Rooftop Storm both say the exact thing Anne Robinson will say to everyone as a former game show host: (Tips head) "You suck!" (Smirks like an asshole).

/endrant, & all further use of Gisa abusing Geralf in all errata, & decks with said errata; Geralf is wiser, & more reserved anyway. I can relate to Geralf more than that Kaya-Hating Brother Killer not deserving of life anyway. :D

/endrantforreal.

Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign : Finally... something. While I do have some even costs here & there, at least this seems decent as I have more odd costs. I wonder...

Dakkon Blackblade : Are you an idiot!? Blackblade Reforged is basically the same effect, just a Legendary Artifact - Equipment. Skip for damn sure! &, Gideon Jura is using it now, after he was dubbed a crap leader of the Gatewatch by Nicol Bolas, & lost his Sural & Self-Determination! I bet he now has in his blood!

Dromar, the Banisher : Why the bloody hell would anyone run Monocolors still?!

Chromium : What the hell is Rampage? How does this work, & why am I taxed to keep this MechaGodzilla wannabe incarnation of one from Core 19 that's far better?!

Halfdane & Lady Evangela : Legends sucked as a whole when it came to their Legendary Creatures. These two are no exception.

(Any Partner CMDR Duos that have a combined Identity of ): (Rips one of them to show they suck.)

Yep, that's my thoughts of all the other Esper Legends. If you have something to say that could be used in this situation in place of Chromium, the Mutable , your opinions for a better substitute is very much welcome. It's just I'm running a COMPLETELY differing deck than what Esper normally runs.

Opinions are open for debate now. Oh, & about Geralf, here's his best quote as a warning to priests (Including Gisa the Mad as a Ghoulcaller.) as he zaps hell on Innistrad:

"Let those idiot priests tremble! A new era in unlife begins here and now. Oglor, raise the lightning vane!"

You have to admit, this is Geralf at his most badass. I don't even give a crud about "Olgor" anyway. PX

carlmoores on Aminatou EDH

1 month ago

Hey, saw this on the Reddit EDH page. I run an Aminatou list that is on the high end of the focused spectrum and can hold it's own agaionst cEDH decks. Here's a few thoughts.

1: Too many lands. Not enough rocks. You are running about the correct number of mana sources but the ratio is wrong. Max you want to be running 36-37 lands. You need to be running Fellwar Stone and the appropriately coloured Talismans. Other than Sol Ring your rocks are all 3 CMC. Too high (except Gilded Lotus is fine at 5 because it supplies 3 and 6 if you blink it)

2: Your CMC is too high. Lose as many cards over 4 CMC as you possibly can.

3: Lose the off theme creatures. Does it have the words "exile" or "enter the battlefield" on it? If the answer is "no" cut it. Doom Whisperer and Yennett in particular I would cut so fast I'd get cardboard burn. The single exception to this is Glen Elendra who despite not having an ETB is still a blink target. If it doesn't interact with blink or enable blink, toss it.

4: Perplexing Chimera is a one card lock that buys you time to look for things to end the game.

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