Riptide Chimera

Riptide Chimera

Enchantment Creature — Chimera


At the beginning of your upkeep, return an enchantment you control to its owner's hand.

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed 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

Riptide Chimera Discussion

MagicalHacker on The Bloodhall Season 13 - Medomai the Ageless

1 week ago

Coward_Token, As it weird as it sounds, I gotta admit that sounds like a cool deck idea! This link gives you a good start for what can be used to return things to your hand, and it makes me think if it's better to use Sisay, Weatherlight Captain to get Heidar, Rimewind Master, to use Zur the Enchanter to get Words of Wind/Riptide Chimera, or Isperia the Inscrutable to grab Riptide Chimera/Shimmerwing Chimera/Tidespout Tyrant.

AlistarFiend on Alela, Enchantress of the Fae

2 months ago

ClockworkSwordfish Thank you for the awesome suggestion! I ran upstairs to check if I had a Riptide Chimera and I did! Never thought to put this perfect card into the deck. Glad to see we are on the same page with Rankle, that was the one card that I definitely had on the fence.

ClockworkSwordfish on Alela, Enchantress of the Fae

2 months ago

It's kind of a janky choice, but I can't help but notice that Riptide Chimera checks all the boxes. He himself is an enchantment, is a flyer who gets the bonus from Alela, and most importantly can bounce one of your enchantments every turn to ensure you always have one to play. I'd probably run him over, say, Rankle, who has a comparable body but I assume is mostly in for flavour reasons.

I_L_foxes on acid trip

1 year ago

Thanks for the feedback, Epochalyptic! On Riptide Chimera , it's flavour text applies indeed, but why floodtide serpent? I personally think it would mess up my curve a little, I don't want too many fivedrops and it's just a 4/4 without evasion as well... I can't really think of anything I'd find worth taking out, though obviously, I'm still open to any suggestions at all. What should I take out accordingly to you for Floodtide Serpent ?

Epochalyptic on acid trip

1 year ago

What about Floodtide Serpent ? Too bad you can't have a Riptide Chimera

aef823 on Grixis (mostly) Toolbox (probably)

1 year ago

Darth_Savage while I agree Riptide Chimera would be a better creature to use, I'm mainly using Drake Familiar because it has 2 CMC, to proc Claim. So I can fetch it when it goes to the graveyard if needed.

Glimpse the Unthinkable might be good at a burn mill deck, but the 1->3 CMC to card ratio from Startled Awake  Flip comes close to the 1->5 ratio from glimpse, and it works as a creature on the graveyard, albeit a way overpriced one, but the option is at least there.

What I'm doing is that mill is the backup plan just in case my opponent heals more than I damage. The main plan is to lower life, while using things like Pristine Talisman/Sun Droplet/Dragon's Claw ETB life gain while using bounce duals from lands to facetank hits or stock up on life, etc.

The choice was either to get basic lands or remove artifact fetching from my lands, besides, barely anyone uses land removal.

Darth_Savage on Grixis (mostly) Toolbox (probably)

1 year ago

First, apologies, I linked to the wrong deck, this is the deck I made and meant to link -> Grixis toolbox, though the wrong deck did feature the right card Disciple of Deceit.

Now, some pointers:

Darth_Savage on Death by Tree

1 year ago

I messed with a similar idea at one point Enchanted Trees, I went a different route though, enchantment heavy and using Semblance Anvil as a cost reduction via enchantment creatures like Riptide Chimera for Triskaidekaphobia and Tree of Perdition. I suspect this will always be a casual play, since the key cards cost 4 and the anvil is probably too costly when the win cons don't impact the board the turn they are played.

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