Perplexing Chimera


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
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.)

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Perplexing Chimera Discussion

theplotthinnens on Everyone is Lazav

1 week ago

How's Patient Rebuilding been working for you? Perplexing Chimera?

Seer's Vision is a new one for me, good find! Looks like a fun, solid deck.

DarkStarStorm on Aminatou Flickering Queen

1 month ago

I would remove Venser, Shaper Savant. He's great because he is an Unsubstantiate, but after that he's just a Will 'o wisp. Hostage Taker is giving you very real card advantage, ramp, or removal.

Here's some other tech I've found: Primordial Mist was in the precon for a reason. You can blink the manifest cards to flip them for free.

Djinn of Wishes is fantastic with your commander.

Perplexing Chimera is one of my favorite cards to use with Venser the Sojourner, and Animatou has that same synergy.

nobu_the_bard on How does Perplexing Chimera interact ...

1 month ago

Generally when a spell is copied, it is not cast. There are some similar effects such as Elite Arcanist which do specifically use the word "cast" (though it actually copied a card - not exactly the same as copying a spell).

Conspire actually has two parts- an optional additional cost that may be paid while casting it ("as you cast the spell ...") and a trigger that is put onto the stack ("When you cast this spell, if its conspire cost was paid, copy it"). Even though Perplexing Chimera's trigger may cause you to lose control of the original spell (its trigger will resolve before the Conspire trigger if you cast the spell on your own turn), you still control the triggered ability that creates the copy, and by extension you also control the copy that trigger creates.

DragonKing90 on How does Perplexing Chimera interact ...

1 month ago

copies of spells are separate entitites from the original. the opponent would only be able to use the Perplexing Chimera to gain control of the original spell. unless a card specifically says it can affect multiple spells on the stack, it only affects 1.

Penguno on How does Perplexing Chimera interact ...

1 month ago


An opponent has Perplexing Chimera and I have Wort, the Raidmother with a goblin token. I cast something, like Shatter and tap my 2 creatures to conspire it. If my opponent uses his perplexing chimera trigger to gain control of the spell, does he also gain control of the copy as well? Does this rule also apply to other effects that copy spells, like storm, reverberate, etc?

420chandra on ulamog vs perplexing chimera

2 months ago

why would you think they "couldn't" take your ulamog? Perplexing Chimera is actually really simple if you just read it.

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