Chimeric Staff | Magic: The Gathering
Formats Chimeric Staff is Legal in
Official Oracle Text for Chimeric Staff
Official Rulings for Chimeric Staff
10/1/2009 : If Chimeric Staff is already an artifact creature when you activate its ability, Chimeric Staff stays an artifact creature but the ability resets its creature types. You always apply the effect from this card before counters or other effects that modify power and toughness. For example, if you pay to make it a 3/3, then someone gives it -1/-1, it will be a 2/2. If you then activate the ability with , you will apply the "4/4" effect before the -1/-1 effect, so the end result will be a 3/3. Damage that was dealt to the creature stays on it.