Xantcha, Sleeper Agent

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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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.39%

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent Discussion

Yarok on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

I feel kinship with a lot of cards. Some of them are... Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, Yarok, the Desecrated, Thief of Sanity, Gargos, Vicious Watcher, Helm of the Host.

BiggieCheese on A Vicious Cycle

1 month ago

KnightofDurin That's a good suggestion, I've used it in my Xantcha, Sleeper Agent list, but I'm not sure if I want it here. The deck is mana hungry, but I would rather have mana to hold up on opponent's turns to cycle rather than be forced to cash it in on upkeep. However, if the cumulative upkeep builds up enough to pay for a cycle and a payoff it could be sweet so I'll keep it in mind.

Darkshadow327 on The EDH Name Game

2 months ago

What is wrong with you. ;P

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent

RambIe on Xantcha, Sleeper Agent’s Fake Group Hug

2 months ago

I love what your doing here and Xantcha is one of my favorite rakdos commanders. (up voting)

By itself it is a cheep cmc high value card that can offset the balance of an early game. However in your deck Scheming Symmetry to put Vicious Rumors on top your deck then activate Xantcha, Sleeper Agent to draw and cast. forcing your opponent to mil the card they just tutored. Flavor of "Fake Group Hug"

Personal Preferences (Not Suggestions)

i like Bloodthirsty Blade over Assault Suit lower cmc, shuts down scary vol tron commanders and combos with Artificer's Hex for creature removal.

i also like to stack a lot of utility, (gy recursion, anti mill, spot removal,and at least 1 wipe)

Skullcrack in every red deck

and because i'm extremely anal and almost ocd aboout my decks

Xantcha is 2 color 3 cmc with inherent card vantage so i run her as a 60/40 14,16,20,6,2,1,1 with out ramp

Yarok on What to replace Paradox Engine ...

2 months ago

I really need to know a good replacement that fits Rakdos colors, because I am running Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, and I need an infinite mana combo, requiring something that will Untap every time I cast a spell. The infinite combo is... Isochron Scepter, Dark Ritual, and Paradox Engine, but I need a legal replacement.

PhyrexianWombat on Marisi what I did there

3 months ago

goldlion Ooh, you're right about Berserk! Another sweet option to add in the future! This card is honestly really fun and I don't mind paying a bit for it.

About building it online rather than from my own collection, I do feel it's worth mentioning that I've built Marisi before using just my collection, and wasn't too pleased with the results. (Though that may have been partially due to having only two opponents instead of three.) Anyway, this is my second shot at building this commander, and I wanted to really make sure to get it right. My original build did reveal some breakout cards though! (Has Break Through the Line ever been played with any commander besides this one haha)

I do kind of wish Marisi had black in his identity, for Curse of Disturbance, Clackbridge Troll, Hunted Horror, Xantcha, Sleeper Agent etc... I wonder if it would be possible to put together a solid forced combat build like this with Saskia or Najeela. Question for another time, I suppose.

Older20 on Marchesa: Queen of Pain (100% Altered)

3 months ago

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is a super fun card and great thematically for this deck, however I think she really shines as a Commander and not as one of the 99.

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