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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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Xantcha, Sleeper Agent Discussion

BrassLord on Have fun with my abilities

1 month ago

X gonna give it to ya! Looks like another fun brew! Xantcha is really fun! I have it in a Kardur, Doomscourge brew! Goading is always fun! She's also an infinite mana sink in disguise, so Worldgorger Dragon Animate Dead and the like can be spicy! Though with her ruling, if Xantcha, Sleeper Agent kills an opponent, it will return to play under your control, which isn't the best :/

EleshNornsFs on Sleighs & Gifts Needed

6 months ago

My two favorite bad gifts, though not top tier are Xantcha, Sleeper Agent and Akroan Horse.

ThrunTheTroll628 on cEDH Kroxa - Loops | Primer

6 months ago

Hey! Cool deck! I wanted to now your thoughts on some other Random commanders, you say Kroxa is the only Rakdos commander that serves as an outlet, so what are your issues with these commanders?

Grenzo, Dungeon Warden, also can make Doomsday piles.

Lyzolda, the Blood Witch, can serve as removal/card draw in a pinch.

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, also double as card draw.

Of course, Kroxa has his own pros and cons as well, but I'd like to hear why you prefer him to these other options.

Peoyogon on Hard-To-Pronounce Tribal

8 months ago

Would ouphes be a good fit here? While most creatures from the tribe seem to be hard to pronounce, I think Niall Silvain might be especially comfortable here :)

Have you also considered Ulasht, the Hate Seed, Gnathosaur, Vizzerdrix, Delraich, Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, and Dandan?

Atogatog , while maybe not the most difficult to pronounce card, could also give you all five colors if you ran it as a commander.

Tsal on Withering with you

9 months ago

Stormfist Crusader and Phyrexian Arena might be nice card draw.

If you're going political, there's always Xantcha, Sleeper Agent

Spell_Slam on Kaervek Group Hugging Slug

9 months ago

I know this is probably one of the worst cards for multiplayer ever, but Grip of Chaos seems legitimately good for your deck as an on-curve way to protect Kaervek pretty much forever against any targeted removal.

Captive Audience is both a hug and a slug at once. Seems to fit the bill here.

Allure of the Unknown seems like a great way to get some card advantage and also get an opponent to cast a spell for you and trigger Kaervek.

Koskun Falls is a good way to dissuade attacks. You won't mind tapping even your Commander for this.

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent seems good to get opponents to spend mana to kill another opponent and get cards out of it.

Forcing opponents to discard their cards will also encourage them to play more aggressively. It also gives opponents less answers for your main strategy. You wouldn't want to focus on it too much, but a few key cards could be really fun. Rankle, Master of Pranks is pretty versatile, Sire Of Insanity might be overkill, Awaken the Erstwhile is still group-huggy, and then there's Bottomless Pit, Necrogen Mists and Cunning Lethemancer for continual discard.

Dash Hopes is one of the first cards I would remove from the deck. Gremlin Infesation, Tibalt and Judith all seem underwhelming.

Yarok on The Queen's Egg

10 months 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.

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