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

chris.rodriguez358 on Death is Only the Beginning

6 days 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)

2 weeks 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)

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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.

Weirdhat on Kokusho, all the life

3 weeks ago

I wouldn't be to worried about the curve, it isn't everything. The reason I ended up moving to Sidisi, Undead Vizier, was figuring out the loop with Living Death and Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed. II was playing against some top end decks that would destroy Kokusho, the Evening Star 9 out of 10 times. I am pretty sure Organ Harvest isn't legal in commander because it is from unglued, not sure though.

Good luck deck building.

Weirdhat on Kokusho, all the life

3 weeks ago

you have Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed.

Living Death is your game winner.

EternalBrewmaster on Mono-Black Zombies EDH

3 weeks ago

Hey this is Ben, the deck looks great! Twisted Abomination, Unbreathing Horde, Wight of Precinct Six, and Victim of Night aren't good enough IMO for EDH. I can tell you're committed to the straight zombies line, but Crypt Ghast and/or Nirkana Revenant are really strong ramp. The same goes for Gauntlet of Power. Considering that your general is Sidisi, Lifeline seems like an auto-include, along with Leyline of the Void to hate out your opponents' creatures (just a good strategy anyways too). I would add more card draw in the form of Dark Prophecy and Necropotence too, which are extra good with Nykthos. Really, everything is open to you since you have a tutor as your general. Lastly, I would suggest Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed because he's amazing for recursion of anything, including your bomb sorceries, and also Phyrexian Reclamation for the most flexible recursion available. Can't wait to see it in real life!

Profet93 on Playgroup Competiveness

3 weeks ago

I apologize in advance for this long rant.

I'm currently in between playgroups as I go around LGS's to see the different Meta's, atmospheres and overall feel. Upon entering the new LGS, I play a 3 play game. I'm Captain Sisay, vs. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic and Ghave, Guru of Spores. I quickly play Iona, Shield of Emeria on turn 5, Ghave scoops. I then use Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and Living Plane to blow up Oloro's lands. He scoops. Had I not blown up his lands, he would have killed me with Aetherflux Reservoir next turn so I don't feel so bad.

Now keep in mind I've only played the deck a few times and it is my most (perhaps 2nd most) competitive deck. Also, I have only played 6 games of commander so far.

New game. I stay as Sisay, vs. Nin, the Pain Artist (previously Ghave) and Oloro, Ageless Ascetic. Oloro says he can kill me off and barely survive. He is hesitant but I insist he does it because I'm curious how he would. He uses Aetherflux Reservoir. I laugh like crazy because I love dying out of nowhere (no, seriously, I love the randomness and craziness that is magic). He then proceeds to lose to the other player. Had he not killed me, I would have blown his lands next turn.

I switch decks because I wanted to try out my Talrand, Sky Summoner for the 1st time. Moreover, Sisay seemed "too competitive." Talrand vs. Nin, the Pain Artist and Daxos the Returned. I try to use my counter magic evenly on both players (which isn't ideal as the blue player can only counter so much and end up with an empty hand) to be fair. I tried to play defensively (just countering, getting drakes and not attacking) but Daxos the Returned decided to exile some stuff of mine and attack me so I fought back with 6 drakes. He gets mad that I'm only attacking him. I tell him that I keep to myself unless someone hits me first. Nevertheless, I decide to not kill him on my next turn and attack Nin, the Pain Artist to be fair yet again. Towards the end, Nin, the Pain Artist had a choice to kill me first and then Daxos the Returned or vice versa.

He kills me off, I don't really care, but I ask why. He says because no one likes their stuff being countered. I kind of understand where he is coming from but it isn't much different than you playing a creature and then I destroy it. He argues for the satisfaction of a spell resolving (and I guess ETB's even though he didn't say it). To me, a counter is a kill spell. I don't mind getting my stuff countered (he was running counters too but never drew one). But apparently people get annoyed and want to kill the blue player first. This is annoying as I love blue, counters and shenanigans.

That LGS is more casual and I thought Talrand was the best choice. I have 4 decks, Captain Sisay (LD/Toolbox) Sisay Deck , Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed (Infinite combo/Control/Stax), Xiahou DeckGrand Arbiter Augustin IV (Infinite Combo/Control/Stax), GAA4 DeckTalrand, Sky Summoner (Control) Talrand Deck.

I have a couple options...

  1. Return to a different LGS which is competitive (turn 3 - 4 wins consistently)
  2. Create a casual deck that isn't stax, combo, or control and remain at this LGS

I'm more inclined towards option #2 as this LGS is close to my work and convenient. I don't want to spend too much $ on this deck (My other decks cost over 1k each) which will both save me $ and lower the power of the deck. I am just not sure which commander to choose. I want it to be a fun commander that has a decent chance of winning with no infinite combos, has a fair amount of synergy and isn't incredibly difficult to pilot. I take it that I should stay away from blue, my favorite color.

So far, the only thing I thought of is Xenagos, God of Revels. Green ramp is cheap, I already have a small amount of green cards. I can play fatties and smash face. I would also like some form of removal for artifacts, enchantments and creatures.

What are you're guy's thoughts?

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