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.

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Hateful Disconection


Creatures controlled by a player who isn't their owner are goaded.

: Target player gains control of a creature you own.

I think Xantcha, Sleeper Agent and Blim, Comedic Genius would like this. (and yes, I realize Thantis and Karazikar would, too)

There was a ninja, so do their challenge:

Make a card call Dance of the Fae.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on One Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

1 month ago

Niiiiice! Some ideas that come to mind:

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent to let everyone else at the table get in on the fun.

Captive Audience is a great "finisher" curse.

Accursed Witch  Flip is a good chump blocker that transforms into a curse that both deals damage and reduces the cost of the next curses you apply to that person.

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

3 months ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.

Source: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Phyrexian

HerbieWingis on Sword and Shield Beasts of War

5 months ago

Deck looks fun and good so far! I like it. I have a comment to start. Tahngarth's ability works similarly to Kaalia of the Vast in the sense that there is no attack trigger, so for things like Bear Umbra the ability does not trigger when you give him to other players to attack, so it's really only useful on other creatures.

Interestingly enough, even if you kept him on an opponent's field for a full turn cycle, this actually is bad! Since they control Tahngarth, they will get the benefit, due to the card's wording. You only control the things attached to Tahngarth, so since Bear Umbra gives the ability to Tahngarth's text, the opponent would get to untap lands.

All this ^^^ was more just of interest rather than general advice.

Moving on, in your OTHER category. You have a LOT of incentives to get people to not attack you, too many in fact. I'll tell you which ones I think are best, but it's up to your personal preference which ones to cut. I think the Curse of Predation , Curse of Disturbance , Bloodthirsty Blade , Frenzied Saddlebrute , Disrupt Decorum , Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor , Shiny Impetus , Xantcha, Sleeper Agent , and Goblin Spymaster are the best personally, as they are the most effective at goading.

I have already explained Bear Umbra , and the same goes for Sword of the Animist , since there aren't attack triggers. I think that Banshee's Blade is not good compared to your other cards.

I think Dimir House Guard is really not that great, and you have enough other tutors to get Tahngarth.

Cunning Rhetoric is a fabulous card for this deck (also in general, holy moly I'm glad I know about this card now). Your monarch cards might not be that great to have, but I think it's worth play-testing. I think it might make it hard for you, since you can't attack a person who is the monarch for fear that they will attack you, although this can be counteracted through goad cards.

Otherwise, I think this deck is pretty cool, and I approve of it.

BrassLord on Have fun with my abilities

7 months 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

1 year ago

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

ThrunTheTroll628 on cEDH Kroxa - Loops | Primer

1 year 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

1 year 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.

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