Spellheart Chimera


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Might vs Mind Uncommon
Commander (2016 Edition) Uncommon
Theros Uncommon

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Spellheart Chimera

Creature — Chimera

Flying, trample

Spellheart Chimera's power is equal to the number of instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard.

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Spellheart Chimera Discussion

Rzepkanut on Lit-Mizzet, Dracogenius

3 hours ago

Hey fun deck. I got an idea or three..Infiltrate, Artful Dodge, Slip Through Space, Shadow Rift, Spellheart Chimera, Runechanter's Pike.... Teferi's Veil + Obliterate is an old school combo that can save your creatures and give you extra ETB triggers. It might not be good enough, but it sounds hilarious enough. Archaeomancer, Izzet Chronarch, Charmbreaker Devils. I love how Sharding Sphinx goes exponential if you can get through with the thopters. It might be cool to have Thopter Spy Network too, since you are already using thopters. Happy gathering!

Daedalus19876 on Riku, the Clone Commander

19 hours ago

Here are some cards that I might immediately cut:

Academy Elite, Aeon Chronicler, Bloodbraid Elf, Bogardan Hellkite, Breaker of Armies, Dragon Mage, Flameblast Dragon, Hamletback Goliath, Hermit of the Natterknolls  Flip, Horizon Chimera, Hypersonic Dragon, Inkwell Leviathan, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Keranos, God of Storms, Kruphix, God of Horizons, Lorescale Coatl, Magus of the Future, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Memnarch, Mindwrack Liege, Murkfiend Liege, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Psychosis Crawler, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Quicksilver Gargantuan, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Scute Mob, Servant of the Conduit, Shipbreaker Kraken, Simic Sky Swallower, Somberwald Stag, Spellbreaker Behemoth, Spellheart Chimera, Surrak Dragonclaw, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Thassa, God of the Sea, Thromok the Insatiable, Tireless Tracker, Verdant Force, Vexing Shusher, Wall of Blossoms, Whisperwood Elemental, Wistful Selkie, Xenagos, God of Revels, Clan Defiance, Crater's Claws, Devastation Tide, Minds Aglow, Mizzix's Mastery, Reforge the Soul, Release the Gremlins, Seismic Stomp, Shamanic Revelation, Sylvan Scrying, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Unexpected Results, Urban Evolution, Volcanic Vision, Wheel of Fate, Arcane Denial, Clip Wings, Counterflux, Counterspell, Cyclonic Rift, Desertion, Disallow, Disdainful Stroke, Evacuation, Heroic Intervention, Insidious Will, Krosan Grip, Naturalize, Negate, Plasm Capture, Sulfurous Blast, Trap Essence, Turn Aside, Unsubstantiate, Visions of Beyond, Void Shatter, Voidslime, and TBH there are simply too many things to cut to list them all because my fingers are getting tired. I'd cut most of your planeswalkers, most of your non-ramp artifacts, and most of your enchantments.

My primary piece of advice here is that 1) You really should choose to prioritize abusing creatures OR spells, not both, because there are simply too few slots, and 2) you want your spells/creatures to do things in multiples. You don't need too much draw here because your mana is tied up doubling splashy spells, but you need a heck of a lot of mana ramp to keep up.

I don't mean to sound curt, sorry :( Hope this was at least a bit helpful! I agree with Lilbrudder that it's simply too many cards to reasonably cut down, and that you should take a little time and find a focus for the deck.

hardhitta71194 on Most Flavorful Izzet Cards?

1 week ago

I have a very similar deck called Glory to the Firemind but it's private at the moment cause the list is a mess.

I was like dude! You need Ral Zarek! Then I seen him at the bottom.

Arjun, the Shifting Flame works well, Fluxcharger, Spellheart Chimera, Mizzix of the Izmagnus, Blast of Genius has Ral on it, Quicksilver Dagger is nice with Niv.

I also use Enter the Infinite as a possible win con.

Badass deck for sure, I am a proclaimed Izzet Mage/Fan Boy so I hope I helped. If you want to look at mine I will make it public for a bit.

(Oh and sorry if I suggested a few you already have, I was switching between tabs trying to avoid that lol)

Joegandalf69 on Burn Control

1 week ago

Have you considered Spellheart Chimera?

dotytron on Crazed Physicist

1 week ago

I think a Young Pyromancer for sure possibly also a Nivix Cyclopsand/or a Spellheart Chimera would go nicely in here

Rzepkanut on Izzet Burn Fun Stuff? *Suggestions?*

2 weeks ago

I know you are interested in new instants and sorceries, but you could upgrade your creatures to have more synergy with your deck...

Runechanter's Pike, Young Pyromancer, Spellheart Chimera, Niblis of Frost, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Docent of Perfection  Flip

IMHO these are the creatures you are running that could be changed:

Arjun, the Shifting Flame, Gigantoplasm, Illusory Ambusher, Psychosis Crawler, Sturmgeist, Surrakar Spellblade

derposaurus on Izzet Midrange on a Budget

2 weeks ago

Thank you both for the input!


  1. I feel like Think Twice and Jori En, Ruin Diver don't really fit that well, as TT is 5 mana for 2 cards in total and the flashback gets rid of any bonus for Spellheart Chimera, and Jori doesn't really fit if I'm trying to keep tight to the curve.

  2. As far as lands, I'm planning to go for Shivan Reef for now and then upgrade to Sulfur Falls and better lands as time goes on.

  3. How does Roast compare to other cards like Mizzium Mortars or even Lightning Bolt?

@TeamSDBags To answer your clarifying question, I mean there's not even a shop open near me currently and there won't be for another month, so being highly competitive isn't currently the top priority, but once the basic foundation of the deck is situated then I plan on upgrading to better cards (like expensive lands/mythics).

  1. I've been looking for a replacement for Dissolve but I'm torn between Mana Leak and Spell Pierce, what would you suggest?

  2. Didn't make the connection between discarding my hand and fueling the Spellheart Chimera, that's a perfect card for that.

  3. Out of all of the suggested I feel like Faithless Looting is perfect for this deck, since at best case (discarding 2 instant/sorceries) it puts 3 spells into my graveyard for the Spellheart Chimera and Bedlam Reveler.

  4. I'll aim for around 24-26 lands once I get the main deck situated and do some playtesting.

  5. Melek, Izzet Paragon has always been a mediocre card at best and I've planned to get rid of him once I can afford Keranos, God of Storms.

  6. Lightning Bolt > Magma Jet but I'm also going to ask you the same thing I asked the guy above you about how Roast compares to Mizzium Mortars and Lightning Bolt

  7. He's got no real purpose, he's pretty much a placeholder for now until I find something better.

  8. Sideboards have never been my strong suit, so thank you for the large amount of suggestions to get me started. Once I test out the final build then I can start building a competent sideboard.

Thanks again for the help!

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