Prescient Chimera

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Common

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Prescient Chimera

Creature — Chimera

Flying

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, scry 1. (Look a the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

Prescient Chimera Discussion

Alcarin on Melek, Izzet Voltron

2 years ago

Very creative deck! I love Izzet, and this seems like an unexpected way to run it. The downside I think would be that everyone would probably gun for you right from the start. Do you find that?

Really like your idea of Djinn Illuminatus and Prescient Chimera.

Here are a few suggestions:

takeaseathoney on Oh No

2 years ago

you could go the route of making nissa as big as possible, then dropping a huge creature every turn. that would entail eldrazi's and a lot of mana ramping.

a second option would be to try and scry as often as possible. that way you can turn your deck into a very specific combo deck with intricate interactions that you can replicate relatively consistently. i didn't quite filter for color, but here are some suggestions to get your mind going: Aqueous Form Battlewise Hoplite Catacomb Sifter Contraband Kingpin Curator of Mysteries Eyes of the Watcher Flamespeaker Adept Jace's Sanctum Knowledge and Power Lifecrafter's Bestiary Prescient Chimera Prognostic Sphinx Retreat to Coralhelm

Azakamidake on Scrybaby

2 years ago

Thanks guys! I'll make those changes and keep researching. I've only played standard up til now so I'm bound to be a bit behind the curve. Should Guttersnipe be abandoned as well after I replace Prescient Chimera and Prognostic Sphinx with lower cost creatures?

HerculesMorse on Lawful Chaos

2 years ago

Cool idea and the low $ is awesome, +1! I haven't got much to suggest other than I'd swap out Call to Heel for either Voyage's End or Echoing Truth (I don't want you to give the opponent a card). Also if the budget can extend that far I'd recommend Remand over Cancel simply for the card-advantage. I'd probably look at swapping Prescient Chimera for Dungeon Geists too; if you go with the Geists (and have more Spirits in general) I'd really recommend Nebelgast Herald.

Also you definitely need some dual lands, such as Temple of Enlightenment or Glacial Fortress, because you're definitely going to have mana issues I think.

DaringApprentice on Burn Baby Burn

2 years ago

More common instant-matters cards: ... Nivix Cyclops, Peer Through Depths, Prescient Chimera, Pyre Hound, Scrivener, Send to Sleep, and Thermo-Alchemist.

Note that the Panoptic Mirror I recommended earlier is actually banned in EDH, my bad.

Maybe you want to consider Counterspell, or any of the following counterspells that include burn, either optional or guaranteed: Molten Influence, Mindswipe, Suffocating Blast, Izzet Charm, and Essence Backlash.

AbderianAgelast on "Can you spare me an extra turn? Or five?"

3 years ago

@markbeloit: Thank you for all of these great ideas! Don't worry about how long it is; I can get pretty wordy myself.

Though Arcanis the Omnipotent has a fairly large target on him, as you've pointed out already, I think that he would work wonderfully for this deck. There are a good number of creatures I was on the fence about adding, like Oxidda Golem, Spire Golem, and Memnite, and the power behind Arcanis's card draw is significant enough to replace one of these creatures. I'm surprised I forgot about him, actually, so thanks for catching that! Opportunity is definitely going in, since having a second, slightly more powerful copy of Jace's Ingenuity is a great idea!

Honden of Seeing Winds seems like a better substitute for Mind's Eye, since it doesn't require any mana to activate. It's also a colored spell, which means my Sapphire Medallion and Seal of the Guildpact will both hit it, making it even cheaper. On that note, I'm not as sure about Staff of Nin. While it does offer me another source of card draw each turn, it costs me 6 mana to play, and I'm not entirely sure that it's worth it.

Prescient Chimera,Mystical Tutor, and Charmbreaker Devils are indeed good cards. I'm going to add them in. An early Jhoira of the Ghitu would be extremely beneficial, as it would allow me to queue up all of my extra turn spells for cheap, then letting them combo into each other. Clout of the Dominus could protect both Arjun and Arcanis, depending on which one I was the most worried about.

All in all, that makes eight cards I want to add for sure. I'm hesitant to add in Lotus Petal because I'd much rather have a permanent source of colored mana than a temporary one. If I were to remove Whirlpool Drake, Whirlpool Rider, Whirlpool Warrior, Mindmoil, Mind's Eye, Memnite, Oxidda Golem, and Spire Golem, I could probably fit them all in. Thank you so much for that meal, and hopefully you don't mind how carried away I got with this!

markbeloit on "Can you spare me an extra turn? Or five?"

3 years ago

I saw this deck and approved of its evil. Solid +1 from me. I was thinking of building an Arjun deck too, so a lot of cards came to mind, so this will be a long comment. Some of these are probably bad suggestions, but all the same consider.

For card draw: Arcanis the Omnipotent, Honden of Seeing Winds, Staff of Nin and Opportunity

Arcanis is amazing card draw, though he has a bit of a target on him. Honden and Staff are weaker, but harder to remove. Opportunity is pricier than Jace's Ingenuity, both with the instant/sorcery cost reduction you have it should be fine.

For cards relating to instants sorceries: Prescient Chimera, Mystical Tutor and Charmbreaker Devils. All seem good for obvious reasons.

For random red/blue cards: Jhoira of the Ghitu, Clout of the Dominus

Jhoira might be worth thinking about, but I really don't know. Suspending extra turn cards and mindmoil effects for one big turn to go off? Clout would protect Arjun and make him a bigger hitter at low cost.

I think replacing some of the wheel effects like Mindmoil and the whirlpool guys with draw would be a good idea. It will help you replenish your hand and shouldn't hurt the deck's ability to get to what it needs. Maybe consider cutting some of the 0 mana cards too. I'd replace one of them with Lotus Petal at the least, or you could just drop a land for the petal. I apologize for suggesting so much. Just got to thinking about this and it went from there. In any case, I'm sure you know best, but some food (practically a damn meal) for thought here.

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