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

Snap157 on Mogis Punisher EDH

2 weeks ago

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is really fun, but doesn't work with mogis because his ability allows the person who has control of Xantcha to sac her. Hope this helps!

MegaMatt13 on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

3 weeks ago

In general I have found forcing opponents' creatures to attack actually backfires. Often out of spite they will attack you when forced (human psychology: people don't like to be controlled). Cards like Besmirch, Disrupt Decorum, Xantcha, Sleeper Agent and Rite of the Raging Storm avoid this problem since they aren't allowed to attack you.

Snap157 on It seems crazy, but I ...

1 month ago

Build Xantcha, Sleeper Agent politics!!

Spirits on

1 month ago


I was just joking with Tuzio123 the other day that I should build this deck in homage, and only every give him to SolomonsEfreet!

Sangromancer feels missing in this build, I know you have a Havoc Festival but that doesn't matter.

What I was contemplating was discard, like you have, or Stax to limit play, but not Fate Unraveler/Kederekt Parasite, because I wanted to encourage players to pay the on Xantcha, Sleeper Agent to kill the controlling player. If they pay life to draw, noone will activate the Xantcha, Sleeper Agent. I also thought, even the controller may pay and take the 3 as well on occasion for the draw!

Also, I was thinking, needed some way to protect him. Something like Darksteel Plate but not that because you can't equip it, but some way that they can't just attack into a blocker, or block and kill the Xantcha, Sleeper Agent over and over. I hadn't thought it through at all, but there is that Commander that passes control each turn, that guy may have some interesting ways to protect. I was thinking like "Intimidate" or "Can't Block" or "Unblockable" or "Indestructible" something like that. I know white has those lock down cards where creature can't attack/block those would be perfect, not sure how to do that in Rakdos ().

Way too funny!

figtoy on Xantcha shenanigans

1 month ago

Thanks for the insight, I would like to keep both Ob Nixilis because I like the cards too much, I will probably cut Inner Demon and Blessing of Leeches for Maze of Ith and Koskun Falls. I might also keep Blessing of Leeches because it just allows Xantcha, Sleeper Agent to survive through so much, anyways I will consider those cuts!

slayer1672 on Take My Xantcha

1 month ago

Sorry I've been busy recently. I have removed Stormbreath Dragon after realizing it was just not worth it as well as a few others. Also added Ashnods alter and Phyrexian Altar after realizing that Xantcha, Sleeper Agent doesn't get exiled when its controller losses. that really demoralized me for a bit there, but I don't think it's that bad if I can add enough deck search / sac functions (which i have).

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