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

  1. Aggro
  2. Combo
  3. Lifelink

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 Centaur Garden or Duelist's Heritage | Eliminate Opponent

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

Felidar Sovereign + 40 Life | Win

Evaluation (Possible Cut-List)

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

Centaur Garden | Synergy Lost Leonin at a cost to Felidar Sovereign

Fortified Village | Likely enters tapped

Green Sun's Zenith | Synergy creatures are not

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

Kemba, Kha Regent | Not a threat, evaluating his token production

Momentous Fall | High CMC for Life/Draw, Synergy with Felidar Sovereign

Pride Sovereign | Is the exert too slow

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

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Sylvan Tutor | Tutor Lost Leonin or Felidar Sovereign

Greater Good | Good Draw/Cycling with Eminence, Sac Outlet

Triumph of the Hordes | Trample Win-Con

Maybeboard Synergies

Uninterrupted 40 damage

10/10/17 Turn 5.1

Future Acquireboard

Archangel of Thune | Iconic Masters

Horizon Canopy | Iconic Masters

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

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 | Enters Tapped

Hungry Lynx or Stalking Leonin or Oreskos Explorer | Too Random

Canopy Vista or Sungrass Prairie | Likely Enters Tapped

Sword of the Animist or Argentum Armor 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 Grasslands or Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse | Enters Tapped

White Sun's Zenith or Beastmaster Ascension | Too Slow

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 Reliquary Tower or Blighted Woodland | Off-Colors

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

Kindred Summons or Zendikar Resurgent or Gavony Township or Opal Palace | Too Slow

Divine Reckoning | Too Random

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

Rout or Beast Within or Krosan Grip | High CMC

Hunter's Prowess | Sorcery

Condemn or Sun Titan or Nissa's Pilgrimage | Situational

Saltcrusted Steppe or Hedron Archive | Low Mana:CMC Ratio

Sword of Light and Shadow | Protection

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.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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Avg. CMC 2.71
Tokens 2/2 Cat
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