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Arahbo, Roar of the World

Commander / EDH*



This is the beginnings of an Arahbo deck.

Underperformers so far:

Swiftfoot Boots

Skyhunter Skirmisher


Cards currently testing:

Swell of Growth

Enlightened Ascetic

Ranger's Guile

Elspeth, Knight-Errant

Mirri's Guile

Eladamri's Call

Worldly Tutor

If anyone feels that these (or any others) are obvious replacements for current any current main deck cards, please help! Looking for opinions!




nintendo917 says... #1

I would add Felidar Guardian in the deck just because I can

July 24, 2017 7:19 a.m.

Zorgen says... #2

I feel like you need more removal, your single target removal is pretty strong but need board wipes. You need ramp big time and fewer pump cards. Arahbo, Roar of the World is the best pump card in magic, but you need the mana to make him really shine.

August 29, 2017 3:25 a.m.

Kunfusion says... #3

Thanks for the feedback, Zorgen!

I agree that I probably need to keep at least one main deck board wipe. I've been messing around with Cataclysm and Tragic Arrogance a bit. Both seem like they would fit the decks game plan while not really hurting my board too much.

The only real narrow pump spells are the Phytoburst and Larger Than Life. Phytoburst represents a lot of damage with either Arahbo, Roar of the World or Ajani, Caller of the Pride while also enabling a one turn kill (as early as turn three) with Lost Leonin. Larger Than Life is definitely replaceable. I'm just not sure any of my other options are worth the slot over it. Perhaps Worldly Tutor? The other pump spells all offer some other sort of useful flexibility. Am I running too many protection spells in that case?

I do disagree, however, with needing to add ramp spells, though. I'm not looking to flood the board with creatures early in the game. The little bit of ramp I do have with Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, Sword of the Animist, and sometimes Gemstone Caverns have been more than enough to get my creatures onto the field. As an aggro deck, I don't feel like there's enough time to make use of the extra mana from more efficient ramp spells. I have been testing Swell of Growth, as well. I might considering replacing Larger Than Life with it.

August 29, 2017 8:20 p.m.

Zorgen says... #4

The reason I say you need more ramp isn't to get out more creatures, it's so that you can get your commander out and then pay his ability 2 two 3 times that same turn on another creature. I played the other night where I had 2 cats plus my commander on board before my turn, my turn came and I was able to cast Arahbo's activated ability three times on a 13 power cat (equipments) and three times my other cat who was a 5 power with double strike. I took out two of my opponents that turn and they each had a solid board presence (the third had just lost all his creatures and I came around my next turn and won). That activated ability is insane and getting to activate it at least once every turn without having to sacrifice casting your spells for it is incredible.

Try Harsh Mercy in your deck. It's incredibly cheap cost and not to buy a price right now. As long as your opponents aren't running tribal as well they will only get to keep one or two creatures on board unless they have a huge token presence. For them run Ratchet Bomb with no charge counters.

Protection I haven't given a ton of thought to only because I haven't gone up against a ton of single target removal, more board wipes and indestructible is best for that. Try some equipment for protection so you can keep using if your opponents ever get rid of your creature.

August 30, 2017 1:24 a.m.

Kamuisito says... #5

Unfortunately, Arahbo's second ability is not an activated ability, but a trigger on attacking so you can only pay it once per attacking cat. This makes pump spells and equipment a little bit more useful in this deck as a means to maximize damage.

Also, have you tried Leonin Skyhunter? Having evasion itself is a good deal. Maybe replace Ajani's Pridemate with it?

September 9, 2017 7:52 p.m.

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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Illegal cards Alms Collector , Arahbo, Roar of the World , Hungry Lynx , Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist , Path of Ancestry , Qasali Slingers
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.08
Tokens 2/2 Cat, 2/2 Knight
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