Initiate's Companion


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Common

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Initiate's Companion

Creature — Cat

Whenever Initiate's Companion deals combat damage to a player, untap target creature or land.

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Initiate's Companion Discussion

Nicoblack on Ferocious Kittens

2 days ago

Instead of Relic Crush you could use Return to Dust, does almost the same thing if it's on your turn, but maybe it's just me that prefers to exile something rather than to destroy something.

You could put an Adorned Pouncer or an Ajani's Pridemate insted of an Initiate's Companion.With the equipment sub-theme you could use a Leonin Abunas just for shit and giggles. Also, kind of situational, but Shamanic Revelation is usually better than Harmonize (Or use both).

Swords to Plowshares is never a bad option.

All of those cards are not that expensive and are really good, I guess.

IzzetSeer on Ghalta,Primal Ramp(I know its mono but still look)

3 days ago

I actually like curving out a bit lower, it can be really, really easy to power out a Ghalta on turn 4. More mana dorks are a must.

Consider Initiate's Companion - not glamorous, but it is a LOT of ramp towards your commander.Strider Harness is good for giving Ghalta haste so you can beat down the turn you cast it.Consulate Dreadnought is something I've been having a bit of fun with too.

DespairFaction on Arahbo - Legendary Cats!

1 month ago

Making a few updates to make the deck more resilient.


2 Forest, Longtusk Cub, Trained Caracal, Sword of Feast and Famine pro green is bad with arahbo. Garruk Wildspeaker great card but no real synergy with this deck. Initiate's Companion. Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip it will be too difficult to flip, and wont be able to do so reliably.


Phantom Nishoba, Heroic Intervention, Aura Shards, Austere Command, Tower Above, Urza's Incubator, Council's Judgment, Reliquary Tower

Shyvana_ on Hour of Cat-astrophe

2 months ago

Rwhr2d2, I run Initiate's Companion in the SB because I don't really feel like it adds much value to the deck besides untapping Pride Sovereign when he's exerted. Though, the reason he's even mentioned is to counter my LGS meta of Second Approach, another body / spell to counter. They can't deal with super aggro until turn 4 or 5. That is, if they draw into a Fumigate / Settle the Wreckage

Xinofos on Standard explorer

2 months ago

Merfolk Branchwalker should be over Initiate's Companion .

Also perhaps max out of Jadelight Ranger and Path of Discovery as you should max out cards that explore mechanic

ZendikariWol on Kitty Cat

4 months ago

I would argue that Initiate's Companion is worse than Feral Prowler.

Where companion does let you untap things, that is if an opponent isn't just trading his/her 1/1 with it. Not only that, but even if you get something bigger, companion WILL die. Like, it is going to do literally no damage, and will only take out a decent-size creature under few circumstances.

Prowler, on the other hand, is a great blocker in a very aggressive deck where that is a necessary slot to fill. Drawing another card is always nice, as well. Anything with 1 toughness is either not going to attack, or probably has enough power to kill the prowler. Under those circumstances, just let the prowler die to kill a bigger fish and draw you a card.

So drop Initiate's Companion and put in Metallic Mimic. After all, even when this gets taken apart, there will be another deck for the mimic.

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

5 months ago

Posting this Cats that don't suck list to research later, as MegaMatt13 commented, Pride Sovereign is a little weak, plus I find that 24 cats is a little short, although I've won games without playing a cat Stonehewer Giant + Puresteel Paladin + Grafted Exoskeleton.

I excluded many aggro cats because I feel that's not the right way to win in a multi-player format.

I'm sure I've missed some cats. I also have added some cats that do suck, but evaluating combos with them.


Loam Lion, Sacred Cat, Trained Caracal, Wily Bandar


Adorned Pouncer, Ajani's Pridemate, Ajani's Sunstriker, Felidar Cub, Fleecemane Lion, Hungry Lynx, Initiate's Companion, Leonin Arbiter, Leonin Relic-Warder, Leonin Shikari, Lost Leonin, Metallic Mimic, Qasali Pridemage, Scrounging Bandar, Sunspear Shikari, Whitemane Lion


Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Fleetfoot Panther, Kemba, Kha Regent, Mirri, Cat Warrior, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist, Mirror Entity, Pride Sovereign, Prowling Serpopard, Qasali Ambusher, Skyhunter Skirmisher, Stalking Leonin


Ajani's Chosen, Alms Collector, Balan, Wandering Knight, Chameleon Colossus, Felidar Guardian, Jazal Goldmane, Leonin Abunas, Leonin Battlemage, Seht's Tiger, Taj-Nar Swordsmith, Temur Sabertooth


Arahbo, Roar of the World, Changeling Hero, Changeling Titan, Pride of Lions, Qasali Slingers, Regal Caracal


Felidar Sovereign, Jareth, Leonine Titan, Jedit Ojanen of Efrava, Nacatl War-Pride, Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith


Phantom Nishoba, Raksha Golden Cub, Spirit of the Hearth

Please recommend any cats i've missed!

ZendikariWol on Pussy Galore

6 months ago

Initiate's Companion is okay early game, but I think Felidar Sovereign is a better pick. Alternately, if you want to get rid of something higher-cost, Sylvan Reclamation.

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