Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH is an aggressive combo deck.

  1. Aggro | Damage + Infect
  2. Combo | Infinite Life + +1/+1 Counters
  3. Lifelink | 40 Life + Felidar Sovereign

Please +1 Upvote if you enjoy my take on Arahbo, Roar of the World. I will do my best to make it an Arahbo, Roar of the World compendium.


Archangel of Thune + Spike Feeder | Infinite Life + Infinite +1/+1 Counters


Lost Leonin + Ajani, Caller of the Pride or Berserk or Duelist's Heritage | Eliminate Opponent

Triumph of the Hordes + Adorned Pouncer or Skyhunter Skirmisher | Eliminate Opponent

Felidar Sovereign + 40 Life | Win


Chord of Calling | Lost Leonin or Adorned Pouncer or Rhonas the Indomitable or Spike Feeder or Eternal Witness or Archangel of Thune or Felidar Sovereign

Eladamri's Call | Lost Leonin or Adorned Pouncer or Rhonas the Indomitable or Spike Feeder or Eternal Witness or Archangel of Thune or Felidar Sovereign

Enlightened Tutor | Sylvan Library or Duelist's Heritage or Aura Shards or Greater Good or Swiftfoot Boots or Umezawa's Jitte or Grafted Exoskeleton

Green Sun's Zenith | Fleecemane Lion or Qasali Pridemage or Rhonas the Indomitable or Spike Feeder or Eternal Witness

Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith | Hammer of Nazahn or Swiftfoot Boots or Grafted Exoskeleton

Steelshaper's Gift | Skullclamp or Swiftfoot Boots or Umezawa's Jitte or Grafted Exoskeleton

Sylvan Tutor | Lost Leonin or Adorned Pouncer or Rhonas the Indomitable or Spike Feeder or Eternal Witness or Archangel of Thune or Felidar Sovereign

Worldly Tutor | Lost Leonin or Adorned Pouncer or Rhonas the Indomitable or Spike Feeder or Eternal Witness or Archangel of Thune or Felidar Sovereign

Evaluation (Possible Cut-List)

Comments with recommendations or criticism to improve deck and synergy is appreciated

Archangel of Thune | Lifelink Synergy + Spike Feeder, Not a Cat

Fortified Village | Likely enters tapped

Greater Good | High CMC, Discard 3 requirement

Hall of the Bandit Lord | Haste at a cost to Felidar Sovereign

Kor Haven | Off-Colors

Pride Sovereign | Is the exert too slow

Puresteel Paladin | Limited Equipment Targets and Artifacts, Needs Bloodforged Battle-Axe

Spike Feeder | Synergy with Archangel of Thune, Limited impact elsewise

Temur Sabertooth | Have no ETB triggers to abuse on cats, except Aura Shards or Eternal Witness

Trained Caracal | Not a threat outside Turn 1

Tell me I'm wrong

Sylvan Tutor | Tutor Lost Leonin or Felidar Sovereign

Triumph of the Hordes | Trample Win-Con

Maybeboard Synergies

Temur Sabertooth + Karametra's Acolyte + Swiftfoot Boots + 4 Devotion | Infinite ETB + Aura Shards or Qasali Slingers Destroy All Artifacts and Enchantments or + 1 Devotion Infinite Mana

Uninterrupted 40 damage

10/10/17 Turn 5.1

11/19/17 Turn 5.3

Future Acquireboard

Flagstones of Trokair

Gaea's Cradle

Three Visits

Alternative Synergies (Considered but not used in this deck)

Cryptolith Rite + Leonin Battlemage + Oketra's Monument + Whitemane Lion | Infinite 1/1 Warrior Tokens

Archangel of Thune or Cathars' Crusade + Kitchen Finks + Greater Good | Almost Infinite Life, +1/+1 Counters, and Tutor

Archangel of Thune + Triskelion + Behemoth Sledge or Loxodon Warhammer | Infinite Life + Damage

Aluren + Fleetfoot Panther or Whitemane Lion or Enduring Renewal | Infinite ETB + Aura Shards or Qasali Slingers Destroy All Artifacts and Enchantments

Saffi Eriksdotter or Gift of Immortality + Sun Titan + Greater Good | Almost Infinite Tutor + Draw

Alternative Cards (Considered but not used in this deck)

Qasali Slingers or Jedit Ojanen of Efrava or Spirit of the Hearth or Phantom Nishoba or Leonin Abunas or Nacatl War-Pride | High CMC

Path of Ancestry or Stirring Wildwood or Selesnya Sanctuary or Mosswort Bridge or Scattered Groves or Tranquil Thicket or Secluded Steppe or Vivid Grove | Enters Tapped

Hungry Lynx or Stalking Leonin or Oreskos Explorer | Too Random

Lightning Greaves or Sword of Light and Shadow | No Arahbo, Roar of the World Synergy

Canopy Vista or Sungrass Prairie | Likely Enters Tapped

Sword of the Animist or Quietus Spike or Grappling Hook or Hero's Blade | No Haste/Trample

Traverse the Outlands | Few Basic Lands

Krosan Verge or Myriad Landscape or Evolving Wilds or Grasslands or Terramorphic Expanse | Enters Tapped

White Sun's Zenith or Beastmaster Ascension | Too Slow

Sword of Vengeance or Argentum Armor | High CMC

Leonin Arbiter | Controls Fetch/Tutor

Harmonize or Soul's Majesty or Rishkar's Expertise or Lifecrafter's Bestiary or Abundance | High CMC

Temple of the False God or Unclaimed Territory or Reliquary Tower or Blighted Woodland | Off-Colors

Kindred Summons or Zendikar Resurgent or Vanquisher's Banner or Gavony Township or Opal Palace | Too Slow

Temple of Plenty or Graypelt Refuge or Blossoming Sands | Enters Tapped

Divine Reckoning | Too Random

Sunspear Shikari or Felidar Cub or Watchers of the Dead or Enlightened Ascetic | Not a Threat

Rout or Beast Within or Krosan Grip | High CMC

Hunter's Prowess | Sorcery

Dowsing Dagger | Not a Threat

Saltcrusted Steppe or Hedron Archive | Low Mana:CMC Ratio

Condemn or Sun Titan or Nissa's Pilgrimage | Situational

Pending Updates



MegaMatt13 says... #1

Just came over and checked out your deck...very nice :)

Definitely looks like your meta is more competitive than mine so I appreciate the different selections you've put in the deck.

From your maybelist I would definitely consider adding Heirloom Blade and Fireshrieker. You have cats that care about being equipped. Heirloom blade basically ensures that you will always have a backup cat when one gets destroyed (and the power buff is great). Fireshrieker is a low cost double strike enabler.

I also like Berserk as it can be a surprise win or be used on an opponent's attacking creature when they attack someone else as a form of removal spell.

Pride of Lions from your maybelist is a surprise star in my deck. I know 5 mana for a 4/4 sounds really bad, but with him you KNOW your damage is getting through. They will be taking 7 damage with eminence (or 14 with double strike or Arahbo's second ability).

I ended up cutting Metallic Mimic. I usually only want 1 or 2 cats on the battlefield. Its single +1/+1 counter wasn't impactful enough. The mimic is great in "go wide" decks.

I also go back and forth on Lightning Greaves. It is a "non-bo" with Eminience. It does have value in protecting Arahbo himself when he is on the battlefield though.

October 5, 2017 8:11 p.m.

Spirits says... #2

Thanks MegaMatt13. Will digest and figure out what to cut to get them in.

Berserk has been in and out, I thought the same about the removal aspect of it too which is cool, especially if it's attacking an opponent in a Multi-Player pod. Have to find room.

Pride of Lions I keep going back and forth on, the idea is to tutor trample, Green Sun's Zenith into Rhonas the Indomitable or Steelshaper's Gift into Loxodon Warhammer, or Arahbo, Roar of the World last ability... so Trample overcomes all but the toughness of the blocker anyway, where Pride of Lions does that extra damage, but then gets killed probably without actually killing his blocker either (Because if the blocker can't kill him why did they block him in the first place, and he does no damage to the blocker). He's good, should find something to out for him.

Metallic Mimic is really borderline, I think about his interaction with Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Kemba, Kha Regent, Pride Sovereign + Regal Caracal (Especially for my Felidar Sovereign win-con), Ajani, Caller of the Pride. I originally had more, like White Sun's Zenith and some others, but there are less. Metallic Mimic on his own isn't that exciting 2/1 for . He's definitely high on the cut list.

Puresteel Paladin + Leonin Shikari makes Eminence and Lightning Greaves a viable option together, but its janky. I cut Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of Feast and Famine already because of the same issues. It's really the haste more than the protection I want anyway since Selsnya is quite limited for haste.

Both suggestions Heirloom Blade and Fireshrieker are great, I'm struggling a bit with which cards to cut, and worried about getting too few cats.

Thanks for the feedback, MUCH appreciated.

October 6, 2017 2:19 a.m.

MegaMatt13 says... #3

I am curious how Pride Sovereign has been working for you. I am considering taking him out. I can't believe I'm thinking that because I thought he would be an auto-include in here. I just find that since I am only having one or two cats at a time, he is usually just a 2/2 or 3/3 with no evasion. I hardly ever use his exert trigger because that takes him away from attacking for too long. How do you use him? Are you finding him good?

October 6, 2017 2:36 p.m.

Spirits says... #4

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!

November 4, 2017 5:29 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.69
Tokens 2/2 Cat
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Top rank #16 on 2017-11-11
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