We then cast Xancha, and when she enters the battlefield we give her to an opponent. Any player may activate this ability. Maindeck 99. This site is where I write about the games I've played. Flying deathtouch blockers are especially useful, as lots of decks will just fly right over your Typhoid Rats and Rancid Rats. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent. It would be poor to solely rely upon Xantcha to try to win the game. I cast the Rebirth side of Malakir Rebirth // Malakir Mire targeting Xantcha. You don't even need mana rocks to untap, as your imprinted spell is generating more mana than it costs to pay for Isochron Scepter. These two cards allow us to generate infinite mana by paying to use Rings of Brighthearth to copy the untap ability on Basalt Monolith. We tap the monolith for , announce that we are paying for the untap ability on the monolith and then pay to copy that untap ability. Themes Curses Discard Chaos Wheels Auras. Xantcha, Sleeper Combos Commander / EDH* BR (Rakdos) Combo Discard Multiplayer. That change of control goes on the stack immediately and equip costs are at sorcery speed. Every now and then I … I had hoped to get a game in with this deck before sharing it with you, but the one game I was in was a short-lived affair for me and the deck didn't really get a chance to do much. I've actually been tempted to work on building Lord Windgrace Stax, but today's project s a very different kind of deck from what I usually build. 96 decks (0.022%) Rank #128. It might seem obvious, but like Marwyn, this deck wants to make infinite mana. I'm still not sure how close to cEDH the deck really is, but the previous game had enough expensive cards and strong plays flying around that I didn't feel like it would be rude to play her. Untap with Paradox Engine. You have to pay 4 to equip Nim Deathmantle to Siege-Gang Commander after you sacrifice it to Ashnod's Altar. {3}: Xantcha… This isn't an insurmountable problem, but it's one we'll have to keep in mind. Players should think about how to increase each card's value when they are on the battlefield separately. Artifacts Forced Combat Group Slug. As Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice gains control of it. As Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice gains control of it. Any player may activate this ability. Our Isochron Scepter / Paradox Engine combo doesn't really rely on mana rocks, but it'll be nice to have them as a way to speed things along. I have cast Xantcha, Sleeper Agent; she is under Opponent A's control.Opponent B casts Go for the Throat targeting the Xantcha. It doesn't really work with too much in the deck. Any player may activate this ability. Xantcha attacks each combat if able and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls. But I still don't understand how you win with it (or if that's even the goal in the first place.). Imprint Dark Ritual or Cabal Ritual on Isochron Scepter. Creatures that allow us to sacrifice a creature will play a role by allowing us to kill and re-cast Xantcha after we've killed an opponent. We'll kill opponents without sacrifice outlets first and hope to draw into removal or another way to win using our infinite mana. In this case, the same player loses 2 life and draws a card. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is a legendary creature that will play a major role in this build. I don't think this is actually a cEDH list but it's as close as I could get with the cards I had on hand and the budget I'm building under. It wants to do one thing and it wants to do it as quickly as possible, so every possible tutor is fair game if it's in our colors and we can afford to run it. Any player can activate this ability, so if we used Homeward Path to get her onto our side of the field our opponents could (and should) use this ability to draw cards and slowly bring us down to zero life. : Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. Any X spell should make the job done ([[comet storm]] for example). She can't attack us or planeswalkers we control. (103 cards, 74 distinct) - Cabal Coffers, Rings of Brighthearth, Mana Vault, Damnation, Demonic Tutor, Exquisite Blood, No Mercy Deckcycle Deckcycle Feature Queue. We may not have to worry about an opponent sending Xantcha at us, but we do need to stay alive long enough to find our combo pieces. 3: Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. This is crucial, and we'll get back to it later. While that sounds weird, we probably wouldn't want her under our control anyways. The plan of the deck is to use the powerful interaction of [[Worldgorger Dragon]] and [[Animate Dead]], or similar effects, to potentially infinitely blink your permanents in and out of the game. With a 100 card deck and four opponents at 40 life, that would require us to draw 20 cards per opponent, so we'd be drawing 80 cards. For the low cost of Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is a 5/5 who doesn't even stay on our side of the battlefield when we cast her. If the player controlling her dies, we would also regain control of her, so that's something we'll need to keep in mind. Upvote 0. Any player may activate this ability. The list I'm sharing is actually one card off from the actual deck I've built because I don't yet have a copy of Deserted Temple. Most of my decks are centered around trying to win on the battlefield, but this one is more like my take on Marwyn, the Nurturer. Cast Animate Dead targeting the Worldgorger Dragon in the graveyard. They were to record their observations and send that knowledge to Phyrexia, where it would eventually be used in the invasion of Dominaria. (other than W.G's) or hasty pingers like [[Cunning sparkmage]]? Xantcha has appeared on cards before (Sleeper Agent), but this is the first time she’s been called out by name in the name of a card.She was part of the Weatherlight saga, a Phyrexian gone rogue (as evidenced by the Minion creature type). Precon. 2018-07-13: Xantcha’s first ability is a replacement effect that modifies how it enters the battlefield, not a triggered ability. 3: Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. You might also think that giving Xantcha infect would speed things along pretty nicely. : Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. Any player may activate this ability. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield under the control of an opponent of your choice. One thing worth noting is that the first draft of this list had Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and its assorted combo pieces, but after lots of testing and some sage advice from my daughter I decided to pull those cards along with Cabal Stronghold and put in Black Market, Rogue's Passage, and some removal spells. With Xantcha we've got our infinite mana outlet right in our command zone. ... With Marwyn we had to dig for our combo and our infinite mana outlet. We'll be running a full set along with a few Myr mana dorks to help us get to the point where we're able to start paying for early card draw using Xantcha's ability. Xantcha attacks each combat if able and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls. I want to build [[Xantcha, Sleeper Agent]] with a bigger focus on getting infinite mana with her, though I don't want to completely ignore the politics. Only 15 left in stock - order soon. It's not infinite, but it's pretty unique to Xantcha. I would also usually suggest using Assault Suit for a way to prevent someone from sacrificing a creature we control. 3: Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. While Xantcha's ability only causes loss of life, there's an easy way to turn that life loss for our opponent into life gain for us. We'll be running as many tutors as we can get our hands on. So can someone explain the point of the W.G+A.D combo to me? She causes life loss, so neither damage doublers nor infect will actually help. This deck is something of a one-trick pony. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield under the control of an opponent of your choice. Does she come back to the battlefield under an opponent's control or mine? I haven't actually gotten to play it in paper with multiple people, so I still have more testing to do. We cast and control Karona on our turn and have a chance to equip Assault Suit to her. Why not add monolith + rings of brighthearth for infinite mana. Moving on to combos in Red, Mana Geyser on its own is pretty amazing, but when you pair it up with Reiterate you can copy Mana Geyser, buy Reiterate back and keep putting additional copies of Mana Geyser on the stack for as long as you like to make infinite Red mana, providing your opponents have at least seven tapped lands. I also don't really want Xantcha under my control for long enough for my opponents to start paying to draw cards and kill me. ETB trigger resolves, exiling everything but the Dragon. I could consider adding Monolith as another rock, but I'm not sure about the Rings. Any player may activate this abili This odd little sorcery will let us give Xantcha to a new opponent if we're trying to combo off and we don't have any sac outlets. As a refresher, here is the full decklist, which focuses on discarding enemy hands so they’ll be forced to use Xantcha, Sleeper Agent ‘s ability. 1 Xantcha, Sleeper Agent. If you've got a land that taps for enough mana, this will also generate infinite mana. Any player may activate this ability. Find great deals for Xantcha, Sleeper Agent. I get how it works, A.D will keep falling off and W.G will bring it back. With Phyrexian Altar or Ashnod's Altar out there are a number of creatures that can be used to create infinite mana. Similar Deck Space Auto-suggestions. Xantcha attacks each combat if able and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls. Murderous Redcap will just kill the table with its enter-the-battlefield damage provided you have a sacrifice outlet to keep killing him off and having him return. Budget Magic: $103 (29 tix) Mono-White Persist Combo (Modern, Magic Online) Legendary Creature — Minion. Here at The Commander's Quarters we brew fun and focused $25 EDH decks. With infinite mana, all three of these will probably just win you the game. assault suit - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)magnetic thief - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. Building a combo-oriented Xantcha (5 more cards needed) DECK HELP. Overseeing Xantcha's group was the Inner Circle member Gix— a mighty Yawgmoth praetor. The natural fragility of the primary combo I feel balances out the power level. Thus the loop repeats. This might not be the best time to post my list, given this thread posted yesterday, which I read through, about how people don't tend to like combo decks in Commander, but I wanted to share it anyway. I hope I've given you something that might help you out if you're considering building Xantcha, Sleeper Agent yourself. Today's build is another look at an "alternate" commander from one of the 2018 commander precon decks. It's also a good combo with Pillory of the Sleepless. The problem with that combo is you typically lose if Xantcha's controller concedes once rings+monolith hit the field, Rings of Brighthearth - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Basalt Monolith - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. For the low cost of Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is a 5/5 who doesn't even stay on our side of the battlefield when we cast her. EDH Recommendations and strategy content for Magic: the Gathering Commander The big deal with Xantcha is that any player can pay three mana and her controller will lose two life and the player activating her ability will draw a card. If someone uses removal on the WGD with the ETB trigger on the stack, it activates the LTB trigger, which goes on the stack and resolves before the ETB. From there, you can activate Xantcha endlessly to kill your opponents one by one. 1 By Force: 1 Unc. With Deserted Temple you can use Rings to copy its untap target land trigger and untap both itself and Cabal Coffers. This is an easy one. I still think it could be interesting to get a heart stone, and possibly a copy of heart stone into play and use rituals to chain activate her ability to draw into more rituals. Bogardan Hellkite - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. This might not be the best time to post my list, given this thread posted yesterday, which I read through, about how people don't tend to like combo decks in Commander, but I wanted to share it anyway. Rinse. Then draw a ton of cards. They were to be Phyrexian-controlled spies, not knowing they weren't even human. Land (32) Planeswalker (1) Enchantment (10) Artifact (16) Sorcery (21) Instant (11) Creature (8) View As commander As card Average deck. Buylist CAD$ 5.78 - Color: Multi-Color, Card Text: 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.3: Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. {3}: Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Worldgorger Dragon - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Animate Dead - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Zealous Conscripts - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. Xantcha attacks each combat if able and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls. 1 Duress: 1 Comm. Grim Monolith also works for this combo, but is a little out of my price range. Xantcha attacks each combat if able and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls. I've long been a fan of deathtouch blockers as a way to discourage attacks in the early game. With Xantcha we've got our infinite mana outlet right in our command zone. The ETB trigger is incredibly important. Running the combo makes the most sense with a red commander that has a mana sink ability. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent rulings: 2018-07-13: Xantcha’s controller may activate its last ability. You ever thought of including the classic [[Rings of Brighthearth]] + [[Basalt Monolith]] combo to burn out Xantcha's controller and draw your deck, and then just cast a huge X spell like Exsanguinate? That means two things - additional infinite mana outlets and combo pieces that go along with some of our more dangerous cards like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. There are plenty of ups and downs and I lose way more games than I win. This deck is a wonderful place to run Harmless Offering. Ships from and sold by Super Games Inc.. Magic: The Gathering - Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor - Commander 2018 $4.64. With two untaps on the stack we untap the monolith, tap it for another mana, then untap it again - paying for another activation of Rings of Brighthearth. Interestingly, with Xantcha you can actually win while in the middle of the loop by just activating her ability over and over. All we need to do is create infinite or even just ridiculous non-infinite amounts of mana. Link to decklist. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent Combo. I'd also really like a way to prevent our opponents from sacrificing Xantcha. I'm pretty inexperienced with Rakdos colors, and especially black, so I'd appreciate any assistance! Worldgorger Dragon enters the battlefield, causing its ETB trigger to go onto the stack. Our infinite mana combos are going to require multiple cards so we'll hope to start with or draw into part of a combo and then tutor for the other parts. Yes, this is a Commander-targeted card, but hear me out. Unfortunately, Xantcha does NOT deal damage when you pay for her ability. Any creature with Persist will do the job pretty well. She then returns to our side of the battlefield. If you're wondering how the decks I write about actually play, here is where I'll share my stories of how they do. Any deck that's already trying to make and abuse infinite mana should have no shame about adding in other wincons that are frowned upon in casual circles. This time, though, Xantcha is far more beneficial to you. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield under the control of an opponent of your choice. Edit. And if you want to end the loop, just choose another target available in your grave. Repeat. This was a relatively easy task in Marwyn, as half of our infinite mana combo was in the command zone, but with Xantcha we'll need to work a little harder. : Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. Killing a table of five could be a challenge if we're only doing two damage for every card we draw we'll eventually run out of cards. Thank you. You could just make an infinitely wide army of goblins but we can also make infinite mana if we want. : Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. Pay mana to tap it and generate three Black mana. As Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice gains control of it. I have a response to the world gorger LTB RTBing your permanents in quite a few of my red decks [[Glorious end]], New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. I didn't go into great detail about our mana rocks because they aren't that exciting. When Xantcha enters the battlefield she immediately goes under the control of the opponent of our choice. I am playing Xantcha in EDH. Thanks for reading and I'll see you next week! This deck isn't about playing fair - it's about winning at all costs as quickly as possible so this combo definitely isn't too nasty to be thrown into the mix. Do you use it with ETBs? Shop with confidence on eBay! When it re-enters the battlefield you get three 1/1 goblin tokens which you can sacrifice for 2 mana each, giving you more than enough to again sacrifice and bring back Siege-Gang Commander. I'm actually quite optimistic that this deck will prove to be pretty good, though I doubt it will ever be a true "cEDH", tier 1 or tier 1.5 commander. This has great synergy with Xantcha, Sleeper Agent . I dont know if you could add the following cards to your main strategy: [[assault suit]] + [[magnetic thief]], to equip Xantcha with the suit while she's on an opponent's side. I'm running those too, but I could easily see dropping them in favor of more removal spells. As Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice gains control of it. (Xantcha | Art by Heather Hudson) Sweet, New Rakdos Cards! Honestly, I'm hoping there could be some sort of combo with her that isn't just plugging her into a well-established R/B combo that makes infinite mana. Welcome to my blog! That's all I've got for you today. Jace, Cunning Castaway by Kieran Yanner. Only 2 left in stock - order soon. This triggers its LTB (leaves the battlefield) effect, which returns everything to your battlefield. Ways to speed up this wincon might normally include damage doublers like Dictate of the Twin Gods and Furnace of Rath. (98 cards, 76 distinct) - Damnation, Demonic Tutor, No Mercy, Necropotence, Bloodstained Mire, Vial Smasher the Fierce, Bloodchief Ascension The Fane of Flesh was where she and several other hundreds of sleeper agents were created. With Marwyn we had to dig for our combo and our infinite mana outlet. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Shop with confidence on eBay! If we can sacrifice her and re-cast her we then get to move on to the next opponent, continuing the process until our opponents are all dead. As Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice gains control of it. Card Kingdom 808.59 - 919.31 . Tilonalli's Summoner does require you to go to combat, but it's still a pretty strong play to attack your opponents with an arbitrarily large army of 1/1 elementals. The enchantment Exquisite Blood does that nicely and if we're already running the meanest of combos there's no reason not to throw in Sanguine Bond for good measure. This approach to CEDH is essentially totally new: using creature sweepers and artifact sweepers to survive the early game and progress to the mid-game is new. TAGS articles, casual, edh, commander, decklist, rakdos, stephen johnson, commanderruminations, xantcha sleeper agent, 08202018, black-red, Sign up for our mailing list to get the latest updates and offers, Back Alley Surgery: A Magic the Gathering Puzzle. Creature 3 1 Bane of the Living 1 Crater Hellion 1 Reiver Demon. This gives you time to assemble a combo and win with Xantcha's ability. Edit Live Edit. Viscera Seer and Bloodthrone Vampire will do that for us. Sac Xantcha and recast her Repeat Edit: oops just saw someone else recommended this, My list goes for essentially the same strategy, but is more budget: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/sleeping-sabotage/. One Nevermore and we'd be out of luck, so I want to add additional ways to be able to win. There is a backup win condition of [[Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker]] and [[Zealous Conscripts]], but that's only if the primary plan falls through. That said, here is my take on [[Xantcha, Sleeper Agent]]. Any player may activate this abili Walking Ballista and Triskelion work with Mikaeus to kill anyone who doesn't have hexproof, though Walking Ballista requires you to have a sacrifice outlet on the field for it to work. This item: Magic: The Gathering - Xantcha, Sleeper Age - Commander 2018 $5.97. Average Type Distribution. Xantcha will die. Find great deals for MTG Rare Xantcha, Sleeper Agent. You can float mana through the iterations, so you end up up with boundless mana. Any player with a sacrifice outlet that involves sacrificing a creature as part of the payment for an ability will be able to simply sacrifice Xantcha before we are able to pay for her card draw / damage trigger. As Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice gains control of it. Unless you cast her before you combo off, you actually have to choose another creature for the Animate Dead, otherwise it'll be an unbreakable loop and draw the game. It can make you infinite mana since the lands will come back untapped from exile. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent has an ability that generates a continuous effect. It works well with Karona, False God, but the difference between Karona and Xantcha is a simple one. Xantcha attacks each combat if able and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls. She attacks each combat if able. Xantcha was sent to the First Sphere, the least dangerous of them all, and was taught how to survive o… Build up a storm could while killing people and drawing cards; eventually, use a storm finisher or two to make up the difference in life you need to hit people for to win when you are too close to drawing out. You just need two mana to get it going. We pay for her ability to draw cards until we kill them. Last time on Making the Cut, we discussed Theater of Horrors and what a massive boon it can be to run cards that act as pseudo-commanders in your EDH decks. Command your budget! At least for the approach I'm taking, I don't think any of these make sense. Cast all your mana rocks , and paradox engine with your infinite mana. Orlando Furioso illustration by Gustav Dore (1877). I'm almost finished reading Planeswalker at the moment, and at no point was Xantcha ever really a sleeper agent as the Phyrexians meant them to be. Xantcha attacks each combat if able and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls. Set: Commander 2018 Type: Legendary Creature — Minion Rare Cost: {1}{B}{R} As Xantcha, Sleeper Agent enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice gains control of it. Myr Battlesphere, Emrakul's Hatcher, and Wurmcoil Engine will also work with this equipment, as they all generate enough creature tokens to allow us to pay for Nim Deathmantle and have at least one extra creature to sacrifice. This continuous effect then ends due to the first part of rule 800.4a: When a player leaves the game, all objects (see rule 109) owned by that player leave the game and any effects which give that player control of any objects or players end.. We can see that it is a continuous effect: This is another fun one. Xantcha attacks each combat if able and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls. …Now what do we cut? Prime candidates to consider are Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded, Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, and Ashling the Pilgrim. Rogue's Passage will help us out if an opponent tries to run Xantcha into a deathtouch or overly large blocker. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, tatyova, yawgmoth, halatra , unesh, edgar, selvala, https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/sleeping-sabotage/. Playtest v1. Some of the guys were actually excited to see what having Xantcha … Xantcha attacks each combat if able and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls. {3}: Xantcha's controller loses 2 life and you draw a card. One of my first thoughts when starting this build was that I really needed to include some ways to make things go a little faster. 1 Dark Ritual: 1 Comm. That's a neat interaction with her returning to your control when an opponent dies, not my style but neat. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent. At that point, she could just be any card with a mana dump and it wouldn't make a difference. with WGD entering and leaving the battlefield, your lands keep coming back untapped. DISCUSSION. That means the stack must be empty, so we'll lose control of Xantcha before we can equip anything to her. Then you can donate her , kill someone with your infinite mana. While this deck can kill quickly, and is actually designed to do so, it's purpose built to try and get out past any removal that might come up. Animate Dead falls off, causing the Dragon to return to the graveyard. While that isn't exactly what the deck is wanting to do, I'll definitely keep it in mind in the event I come back and revisit her for a different strategy. This would also normally cause you to deck yourself, since the draw is mandatory, but I've included a [[Words of War]] and [[Obstinate Familiar]] to make sure you can skip those draws. I switched to Xantcha, Sleeper Agent. Dolphin_Jesus. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent: 1 Rare Creatures (6) 1 Harsh Mentor: 1 Rare 1 Magus of the Wheel: 1 Rare 1 Magus of the Will: 1 Rare 1 Doom Whisperer: 1 Mythic 1 Sire of Insanity: 1 Rare 1 Worldgorger Dragon: 1 Rare Spells (37) 1 Burning Inquiry: 1 Comm. Throw a Yawgmoth's Will in there as a double tap and you should be able to finish off all opponents most games. Xantcha attacks each combat if able and can't attack its owner or planeswalkers its owner controls.
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