Spellheart Chimera

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Mind vs Might Uncommon
Commander 2016 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

lagotripha on R/U Midrange Surge

1 week ago

First things first- its important to know the aproxamate format that your friends play- casual 'throw whatever together and we'll self regulate' is great, but needs to be discussed. If they're playing modern then this deck will be a little slow due to the larger surge cards. I'd look at things like Mana Leak, Flame Slash etc. With this deck- the construction is a little creature heavy. 3 Enigma drake/4 stormchaser/3 swiftspear/3 jori is enough to back a very solid spells deck. The tournament play version is based around Delver of Secrets  Flip and swiftspear and is affectionately referred to as 'delver'. Lists looked something like Izzet Delver pior to Brainstorm, Gitaxian Probe and Treasure Cruise bans and after that something like Pyrodrakedelver is still pretty commonly played. I'd reccomend looking up the top 8's for ideas if you go that way.

The core gameplan is just to play small creatures then use spells to protect your creatures and finish the game. Izzet Charm and Vapor Snag or Unsummon are super practical here, and if you want to push closer to midrange in a more casual meta Spellheart Chimera does a decent impression of a second enigma drake and can be backed by a powerful engine in Faithless Looting/Cathartic Reunion/Izzet Charm/Think Twice/Burning Vengance/Secrets of the Dead/Flame Jab. Your lands are good enough to run pretty much any of this, though I'd consider Wandering Fumarole or Faerie Conclave in place of swiftwater if trading permits

Big advice in noncompetitive metas where you're mostly playing with the same deck over and over, have a core of 3 4-ofs that make your deck tick- in this deck it would be 4- 3 ofs in enigma Drake, Jori En, Ruin Diver, Monastery Swiftspear and Stormchaser Mage, 4 Lightning Bolt, then run a lot of singleton cards. A Negate, a Mana Leak, a Reverberate a Redirect, a Temur Battle Rage, an Electrolyze , a Wild Ricochet etc so that no two games go exactly the same. Otherwise, things get stale pretty quick. If things get competitive, pick up full sets of the things that have been working best, then keep a stable of cards to switch in and out as the game permits. Sideboards are your friend if things go like that.

tedaboy159 on Blue/Red Counter-Burn

1 week ago

Splitting Enigma Drake and Spellheart Chimera at 2 and 1 seems pointless. You have no tutors or anything like that to go find Chimera, so just make your deck more consistent and run 3 Enigma Drake which I think is the superior card.

CallanBuckle64 on Shu Yun Prowess Stacker

1 week ago

Thinking about removing Enigma Drake and Spellheart Chimera because they are a bit slower for the deck. But more testing needed before I lock that down. Any thoughts

Bokamoso on Shu Yun Prowess Stacker

1 week ago

Spellheart Chimera would do what you want in this deck.

PocketGio on Izzet Graveyard Budget Deck

2 weeks ago

replace Inside Out with Exquisite Firecraft, you also might want to consider Izzet Charm , Mizzium Skin , and Steam Augury. Steam Augury is great for draw and also putting spells into the graveyard to pump up Enigma Drake and Spellheart Chimera. Mizzium Skin is a great way to protect your creatures from removal and also can be used just for the health to trade. Izzet Charm is just great because of its flexability.

izzetkid987 on Cheap Izzet ($10)

2 weeks ago

I would second the Mana Leak recommendation and I would also recommend picking up some copies of Lightning Bolt if you can. Bolt might be the second or third best removal spell in modern, after Path to Exile or Fatal Push. Bolts should hold their value and you could reuse or trade away copies if you do not need them later, so the investment might be worth it. Because of bolt's ubiquity, I would also recommend trying the Enigma Drake in place of Spellheart Chimera. It survives bolt and might block better.

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