Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Chimaera - Adventures at Hogwarts

Power Needed: 7 CoMC
Card Type: Creature - Chimaera
Damage each turn: 4
Health: 2
Card No: 57
Rarity: Common
Set: Adventures at Hogwarts
Average Rating: 2.48 (based on 5 reviews) 
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The Chimaera is patterned in the same mode as creatures like Cunning Fox and Black Bat. That is, creatures that have a low health to compensate for their offensive agressiveness. The problem here is that 4 power for 7 lessons isn't all that offensive. Guard dog has the same cost, only one less power, and has a health that is substantial enough that blue (charms) creature elimination will have great difficulty sending it home. If you need that one extra point of offense, I'd prefer to get one more lesson out and plop down a Mountain Troll, which is out of range of a single Stream of Flames. This guy is so weak that he can be done in by Fumos, Toe Biter, and Doxy.

Rating: 2


There is a breed of creatures with heavy hitting and low health. This is in that category. The Chimaera is a 7 power Mountain Troll with half the health. If you are into working the 3 and 4 damage creatures hoping to unleash the power of Hagrid, you may have found a nice fill in the blank card to support the Guard Dog/Mountain Troll barrage. It all comes down to Speed verses Power. Which creature path do you walk?

Rating: 2.5


To me this thing sounds alot more nastier then it is. For seven power we're talking 4 damage and two health. The worse thing about this card is that two health. Not good if you ask me. A toe bitter a stream of flames, or even a Doxy could take this creature out before he even does alot of damage. So you might ask, what would you use? Well my friend, I'll tell you, for seven power, i'd use a guard dog, sure he only hits with three damage, but the 5 health will make your opponent avoid him and go after other creatures with those damage spells. Now if they got incarcifors it won't matter one bit, but for now, lets assume you can get away with it. I'd advise in using the guard dog, cause chimaera will die much quicker.

Rating: 2.5


Pretty simple creature. Cost as much as a Gaurd Dog, but does more damage with less toughness. It's common, so it could easily fit in any creature deck that needs a couple more big creatures. The bad side, the fact that it can be taken down with a Toe Biter.

Rating: 3


Chimaera is weak for his required power. If you are just going for damage, throw him on in, but if you want your creatures to stick around, there are a lot of better options. Guard Dog at seven does one less damage, but has 3 more health whereas this guy dies from doxy bites. And let us not forget abour the Welsh Green who hits for six and does six when he comes out. You are just around the corner from eight, also! at eight, ya got Mountain Troll, Fang, and Hebridean! If you are simply going for high damage creatures, this one fits in, but i suggest you have some early game damage or spells as well.

Rating: 2.4