Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition III Uncommon
Portal Three Kingdoms Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

Horsemanship (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with horsemanship.)

Sacrifice Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed: Return target black card from your graveyard to your hand. Activate this ability only during your turn, before attackers are declared.

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Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Discussion

Sicohippy on X Gon Give It To Ya (Xiahou-Dun T1 Prison Control)

2 days ago


I didn't realize that EDH had to have exactly 100. I've been playing this format for years and didn't know that. I do overflow a little bit from time to time going with 100 cards in the 99 or 101, but I never knew it was an actually enforced rule that it was to be exactly 100 cards. That's crazy I never knew that, haha.

I have to disagree with you on Soul Conduit. This deck can be very taxing to myself for lifepoints, and considering I don't have any creatures to block with, I often times win games either around 10 life or with less than 10 life. Given this circumstance I love keeping Soul Conduit in my deck as an option to keep myself alive, especially when I have so many options between different players in a multi-way format. I think this deck definitely calls for Soul Conduit. Esepcially considering I can use it multiple times and that games can end up going a long time with this deck, being a prison control, that is.

Mycosynth Lattice is counterproductive to me a lot of times, because my general, Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed, clearly only recurs cards... This means that with everything being colourless (even in my graveyard), I'm not actually able to recur anything from my grave anymore.

That being said, however, its usually a late game card that I end up using when I pull off an infinite mana combo so I can play my whole hand. (I often times have a large hand even in the end game with the deck). But I can appreciate how unnecessary it can be.

I will play test without the Lattice, but I firmly think that Soul Conduit is too useful to me in a deck as taxing on life total as this one is.

Sicohippy on Help witH Esper control combos

5 days ago

So I've been working my way back into magic after having sold my collection to overcome some financial struggles, and I have decided that I wanna make a big bad build for EDH that I can look forward to completing this summer. I used to have a fantastic Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Prison control EDH, and although there will always be a place in my heart for him as my personal favourite Stax commander, I think I am ready to move on to something beyond mono .

Infact, I think I'm finally ready to start messing with Esper (), I've never used this tri-colour combination, and I think I have found an excellent general to make a Prison control deck.

Ertai, the Corrupted has been fascinating me, but I am having a hard time playing a deck like Prison control while maintaining the creatures I need for sac outlets. I think I need more creature combos, but I do wanna stress that I want to make this deck a very combo-based lock down on all other players. I'd really appreciate some suggestions and general guidelines for building around this commander.

Do you think I should be using another commander for a Prison deck?

Do you think I should be using Ertai, the Corrupted for something other than stax/prison?

Check out My Xiahou-Dun deck if you get the chance, this will describe almost EXACTLY the type of prison deck I am looking to get out of .

I am also willing to settle for , or pretty much any other 3-colour combo that includes both and .

If anybody has decks I can use for references to check them out just let me know. General comments are appreciated.

Thanks so much guys, and Here is my Ertai Deck

Sicohippy on Help with Yisan, and getting ...

1 week ago

Hey, guys, it's been a very long while for me since I've played Magic at all, let alone EDH. I'm trying to get back into the game, and I actually sold my entire collection in order to pass some financial troubles. Now that I am back on my feet, I am ready to play, and I have decided that I really want to pick up where I left off with my Yisan, the Wanderer Bard Tier 1 EDH Found here. The only problem is that I've been out of the game for about 5 or 6 months, so I SEVERELY need help understanding what edits I should make, and why. If anybody has ANY suggestions, I'd really appreciate it a lot, especially because I am not in the mentality of the game the same way I used to be a few months ago.

I used to play a fantastic Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed EDH Found herethat was a ton of fun, and I can say with confidence that I am favourable to EDH, so if I'm gonna work to get back into this game, I think that having a long term goal for an EDH deck can really help motivate me to keep playing again.

That being said; what significant changes have happened in magic since I've been gone? My last set was Kaladesh, thought I barely got familiar with the set, so I wanna say that my last set was actually Eldritch Moon.

If you want, heres another look at My modern burn deck, which is pretty self explanatory, but I guess I could use help with that deck too.

I really do need to know how the meta of EDH has changed, and I'm interested as to how and why certain generals have been bumped down a few tiers, like Skullbriar, the Walking Grave or Kaalia of the Vast.

How has EDH changed in general? and has it been for better or worse?

Thanks a bunch, and please +1 and or make some suggestions, I really need the help!

MartialArt on dryadson

3 weeks ago


Glad to see, that you like my deck.

I have updated the Nightmares coming true in real life but not here to make it even better.

I will edit the changes here. I even changed the commander to Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed and he rocks.

So if you want to try out the idea keep looking for changes. Will do this after my trip so before the 16th I will do nothing here.

greets MA

chris.rodriguez358 on Death is Only the Beginning

1 month ago

At Profet93, I just checked out your deck and it definitely looks really nice!!! I almost went the creature-less route on this one but it would screw with my playgroup's meta a bit too much and would draw a lot more hate. I'll leave some comments on your page.

I have been considering Vesuva and Thespian's Stage and will pick them up eventually.

Diabolic Tutor and Beseech the Queen feel too inefficient for me. I'd rather pick up an Imperial Seal or Grim Tutor if I could fit additional tutors.

Shizo, Death's Storehouse is not needed here because Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed already has horsemanship making him virtually unblockable. I have not come across another horsemanship user and the card would not be useful enough with my other creatures to merit a slot.

One of Ugin, the Spirit Dragon or Karn Liberated will be added once I get my hands on a nice foil. I will probably choose Karn Liberated because of his (-) ability.

I like Overwhelming Forces more than Decree of Pain because of flavor and it being a much more political card. Sometimes you only want to knock down one unruly opponent. Also, it has no effect on your board-state (aside from drawing you extra cards).

Syphon Mind will probably make it's way back in the deck. Phyrexian Arena bounces in and out of the deck a lot because it only nets you one card a round and is a dead draw late game.

Trading Post is a possibility. I'll need to test this out.

Vampire Hexmage and Dark Depths is a fun little combo. I like it.

My grief with Corpse Dance is that I need to keep track of the order of my graveyard. Once people start seeing cards in my graveyard, everyone wants a look and which creature is the "top" creature becomes a blur. I love the card, but the added logistics make it frustrating to use. It might make a return soon and, if so, I'll cut out Necromancy. I'll probably also cut Reanimate in favor of Chainer, Dementia Master.

Snuff Out is there for flavor. I have the version with the Liliana art as well as the Liliana version of Demonic Tutor and SDCC versions of the usable Liliana planeswalkers. I could probably cut it for a foil Karn Liberated, but it has scored me some sweet kills.

Thanks for the advice!! It is definitely greatly appreciated. Always glad to run into another Xiahou Dun user!

Demo102 on Critical Zero (Selenia Lich)

1 month ago


Thank you, I am glad you think so!

I don't run Diabolic Intent because I don't think the deck has enough tokens to make it worth a slot, it only has two tokens generators, which would it a very sad tutor!

I am considering Vampiric Tutor as it can also be placed on an Isochron Scepter but I feel like the deck has enough tutors and can reliably get whatever it wants.

Demonic Consultation is a very nice card, however it will see more use in a doomdsay style or a super fast combo deck, and plus I don't like exiling my sorceries or needed cards!

Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Looks very interesting! You can keep recurring him with Gift of Immortality but he's a creature that might get exiled by my prophet, would he be worth a slot just for the fact he can be a sweet recursion engine?

Thanks for checking out my deck!

PlatnumxStatuS on Critical Zero (Selenia Lich)

1 month ago

May I say this deck looks absolutely unique and awesome. I want to make something like this sometime in the future.

Any reason why you chose Beseech the Queen over Diabolic Intent or Vampiric Tutor? Perhaps Demonic Consultation if you want to Tutor anything in the deck if you're only looking for a specific combo piece to combo off. Also, Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed to recur black spells.

Profet93 on Gonti Competitive Combo Control

1 month ago

Anvil of Bogardan to go with Chains of Mephistopheles

Reliquary Tower for Necropotence

Vesuva and Thespian's Stage to copy coffers. It also gets STUPID with the candelabra. Bonus points if you copy the candelabra's ability with Rings.

Although you don't have many creature's, Volrath's Stronghold can help you recur your win con. Moreover, you can use it with Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed to recur black cards from your graveyard.

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