Xantcha, Sleeper Agent


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare

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Xantcha, Sleeper Agent

Legendary Creature — Minion

As Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice gains control of it.

Xantcha attacks each combat if able, and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls.

: Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. Any player may activate this ability.

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Xantcha, Sleeper Agent Discussion

CommanderAdventures on Bounty Hunters

6 days ago

Very nice political deck!

I use Mathas as an optional commander in my Queen Marchesa deck:

[PreCon] Game of Thrones - Monarch

Commander / EDH CommanderAdventures


Love the fact that you run extremly niche cards like Locust Miser & Gnat Miser. Never seen them played in EDH before :) +1

Cards that also fit into your deck's theme are: Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, the Curse Cycle esp. Curse of Opulence and you should def. run Bounty Hunter!

While Chromatic Lantern doesn't fit perfectly on your curve with your cmdr having a CMC of 3, I'd still run it for fixing colors. It's only like 70 cents now and def. worth buying.

Disrupt Decorum should be a true gem here, too! It can easily give you a huge advantage after spreading bounty counters.

DrukenReaps on Looking for suggestions

2 weeks ago

I've started building Xantcha, Sleeper Agent as a group hug and chaos deck. The two most hated archetypes in one deck, yes I'm a glutton for punishment.

Xantcha's Chaotic Hugs

What I need help with at this point is getting more black cards that either cause chaos or hug. Not exactly things black is known for...

I'd like to avoid too many more cards that give card draw since I want people to use Xantcha to draw cards.

Thanks for the help.

cdkime on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

IAmTheWraith - the Spike in me says “find creatures that combo off one another for debilitating effects”, but my Johnny side decries the obvious answer.

Personally, I would try to mash Xantcha, Sleeper Agent or Akroan Horse with something particularly debilitating. That could be a painful ETB ability for Xantcha or a harmful ongoing effect for either.

Priest of the Blood Rite seems like a decent option with Akroan Horse - adding little to their creature’s power, yet leaving you a powerful demon.

chirz2792 on What Color Identity is best ...

1 month ago

Malfegor is definitely pretty solid for a deck like this. I used to run him and his enter trigger is brutal. You could also try Olivia, Mobilized for War. Neheb, the Worthy lets you discard when you deal combat damage. You could also try Xantcha, Sleeper Agent as a way to refill your hand so you have cards to discard. Last suggestion is Garna, the Bloodflame to get all the stuff you discarded back.

Madcookie on What happens if Yore-Tiller Nephilim ...

1 month ago

As far as my understanding of the game goes Xantcha, Sleeper Agent will enter the battlefield under an opponent's control tapped, but not attacking. Attackers are declared by the active player only and since it is your turn, the opponent that gained control of her can't declare attackers simultaneously and assign her to attack a third player.

However there is a bit of a conundrum: Rule 508.4. states that:If a creature is put onto the battlefield attacking, its controller chooses which defending player or which planeswalker a defending player controls it’s attacking as it enters the battlefield (unless the effect that put it onto the battlefield specifies what it’s attacking). Such creatures are “attacking” but, for the purposes of trigger events and effects, they never “attacked.” which would somehow imply that your opponent can assign her to attack a third player. But all the other rules for assigning attackers refer to the active player (you) and not controller (opponent).

Well I said my opinion, maybe someone else will clear this further ;/

chosenone124 on What happens if Yore-Tiller Nephilim ...

1 month ago

Yore-Tiller Nephilim's ability should reanimate Xantcha, Sleeper Agent tapped and attacking to someone else's battlefield. Is Xantcha instantly removed from combat? Or does she continue attacking?

I'm curious because Xantcha's wording is different from say, Akroan Horse. The Horse is a trigger that would kick it out of combat, but Xantcha is an "as enters" effect.

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