Oloro, Ageless Ascetic


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

Legendary Creature — Giant Soldier

At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain 2 life.

Whenever you gain life, you may pay {1}. If you do, draw a card and each opponent loses 1 life.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Oloro, Ageless Acetic is in the command zone, you gain 2 life.

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Oloro, Ageless Ascetic Discussion

Gidgetimer on Why not play this card ...

2 weeks ago

Going specifically from my blue decks:

Arcum Dagsson should be winning on his 5 mana turn, not trying to take another turn.

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is built to take advantage of other people's turns, so the cards basically do nothing.

Animar, Soul of Elements. If it's not a creature spell, I don't want it.

Muldrotha, the Gravetide. If it's not a permanent spell, I don't want it.

Bruna, Light of Alabaster I probably should run some.

As you can see, there are many different reasons to not run extra turn spells. I also think that the argument "OMG this card is so powerful" loses a lot of credibility when you have to preface it with "but not powerful enough for competitive play". You are basically asking why a card that is right at the edge for your group's power level isn't run in every single deck.

Easy, a vast majority of groups are either slightly lower power level than yours and those cards break the social contract or are high enough power that extra turn cards no longer seem insanely powerful. Combine this with the fact that many players in the central power distribution could, and do, play at higher power levels as well and would rather run cards they find fun/funny/interesting instead of min/maxing a deck that is intentionally sub-optimal.

LVL_666 on The Predator of Predators

3 weeks ago

CaptainBanana42, sorry for taking so long to respond to you. Life keeps me busy, and I don't get to post updates as often as I'd like. Thanks for the lowdown on how Jaya's Immolating Inferno works - i'll admit, now i'm a bit more salty about that game now. Not only did I get hated out with blue, but killed on a misplay? Le Sigh. But that's magic, it's all a learning experience. So, now initially I was contemplating on doing another write up but now? I'll just encompass that in this post. So yesterday I had a ahem 3 HOUR LONG GAME THAT ENDED IN A DRAW. It was insane. The game just kept going and going...and at the very end when we called it everyone there was more or less at their starting life totals...most were above! It was like a battle among titans...it was insane!...and insanely frustrating. I'm only going to give some of the highlights as I remember them.

So the game took place at Chesapeake Sports Cards (shoutout to CSC!) two players are part of my usual play group: a Focused Derevi, Empyrial Tactician deck that relied more on creatures with ETB triggers as opposed to Stax, and another deck in the Focused category - Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign which has a top deck manipulation engine that can oppress the board. These decks have creature stealing effects, counterspells, and board wipes and can get to them pretty reliably. Then that leaves the last player who isn't part of my playgroup: a Lifegain Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, who ran all of the usual suspects when it came to instant wincons - Felidar Sovereign, Aetherflux Reservoir, Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo etc. What. A. Slugfest. Yennett started off early when she got a Expropriate off and stole most of the board's prized creatures. We learned early on that you never give an Expropriate "time". Ever. My loss wasn't too great though, all Yennett got from me was Huatli, Warrior Poet. Eventually Yennett's time came to an end when Derevi cast an overloaded Cyclonic Rift - then the table proceeded to just beat on Yennett for her insolence. Funny thing though, she previously gained 24 life off of Huatli because she also stole a 12/12 Bane of Progress so ultimately our beatings just whittled her down to more or less starting health. Then, it became Oloro's turn to be scary. He cast Necropotence, Sanguine Bond, and Felidar Sovereign with 50 life. Everyone got scared until I cast Zacama, who promptly ate the Sovereign. Then as thanks Derevi exiled Zacama with an Eldrazi Displacer who also had a Sundial of the Infinite on the board. Fortunately, I made the correct play, and sent Zacama back to the command zone.

In case you didn't know Eldrazi Displacer + Sundial of the Infinite have a very unique combo in EDH - this combo can potentially exile your commander (or any creature for that matter) for the rest of the game. How it works, is that the opponent on their turn activates Displacer targeting your commander. Since your commander changes zones you do have the option to place them back into the command zone (which is the right play). If you do not then in response, the opponent can activate Sundial of the Infinite. Your commander doesn't come back. They're exiled. Scary, right? Now it was Derevi's time to shine. She attempted to get her greedy talons on Zacama using her ability to target creatures, and Willbreaker but luckily she had a Sword of Feast and Famine equipped. Unfortunately, after that someone (I don't remember who) cast a boardwipe that got through and put me more or less back to square one. My spicy play however, came when I got Regisaur Alpha in play. I equipped the 3/3 token it produced with the swords, and cast a Boros Charm on it to give it double strike, sending it straight at Derevi. Tap, untap, tap, untap, tap. - I sent a Comet Storm at the table for 35. That's where I should've been able to reign supreme...but alas...the Oloro player had a Swan Song.

My Face when Swan Song was cast Show

So at that point, I knew the game was going to be even longer than the 2 hours it already ran. The worst of it, was that Oloro wasn't done with Zacama. They cast a Return to Dust targeting both my Sword of Feast and Famine and Swiftfoot Boots purposefully enabling Derevi (who at some point recast Willbreaker) to steal Zacama. This was all done on purpose - it was a team up. I was convinced that I was going to get hated out of the game...but for some reason the deck was resilient enough to keep them at bay. I learned alot from all that, but...yeah I think we were pretty much done. I had to get going and everyone was mentally exhausted. I made some tweaks and changes to the deck...let me know what you think? Also, thanks for commenting and the +1 again!

DangoDaikazoku on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

SRJ26 I started playing MtG around the Theros block, and after I shifted from Standard play, to Modern play, to now Commander play, I have now been exposed to a massive array of older cards that I missed out on but would love to have. However, I just simply cannot afford as the college student I am.

I do not proxy, but my playgroup is very accepting of them. As long as you have at least one copy of an expensive card and you don't want to risk additional wear by playing it, proxies are good for that. In my playgroup, if you have a proxy, but don't have the actual card within the sub-$20 range nobody is going to say anything about you using them and they're also conversation pieces since they're not made (or rather shouldn't be made) to look like real Magic cards. It opens up another realm of customization in Magic which I very much welcome.

There are certain decks that I would love to build, but due to my financial limitations, I can't spend 5 figures on an Oloro, Ageless Ascetic Pillow Fort/Stax deck for example, because I'd have to sell my soul to pay for cards like Nether Void, Moat, and heaven forbid the ungodly price on The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale. I'm by no means recommending to proxy an entire Commander deck, but man is it a tempting alternative and cost-effective way to play the deck you want to play.

After all, Commander is a casual format. Most people don't care about proxies all that much as long as people are having fun and you're not taking an all-out cEDH proxied deck to a matchup when people have budget decks meant for casual play while your deck can combo off and win on turn 2 or something. I guess it just comes down to knowing your place. If your playgroup is competitive and doesn't demonize the use of proxies, then I don't see the harm in using them.

dragonstryke58 on Will Sulfuric Vortex stop Rain ...

1 month ago

@Kogarashi: Thanks for pointing out the interaction with Lifelink.

I mainly use these two cards (and their like) to stop players who play Oloro, Ageless Ascetic commander decks, but the Lifelink reminder is important to keep in mind too.

helixplays on Esper superfriends

2 months ago

Megalomania I originally had Aminatou, the Fateshifter as commander, but after some consideration i switched to Oloro, Ageless Ascetic because of the card draw and lifegain. The lifegain is just really nice against aggro/attrition damage.

Jaysterbaby on Need help with ZOMBIE EDH ...

2 months ago

I have 128 cards and trying to knock it down to 100, would like some help makes a good Zombie deck. Thank you for your time and help. Here are my cards

Commander - Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

[100 cards]

Sol Ring

Leyline of the Meek

Night's Whisper

Phyrexian Arena

17x Swamp

Prophetic Prism

Zombie Apocalypse

Phage the Untouchable

Sheoldred, Whispering One

Isolated Chapel

Dark Ritual

Culling the Weak

Heliod, God of the Sun

Cabal Ritual

Army of the Damned

The Scarab God

Josu Vess, Lich Knight

Cemetery Reaper

Death Baron

Torment of Scarabs


Geralf's Messenger

Leyline of Sanctity

Diregraf Ghoul


Torment of Hailfire

Blood Scrivener

Bridge from Below

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Drowned Catacomb

Sunken Hollow


Vampiric Rites

Geth's Verdict

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Liliana Vess

Liliana, the Last Hope

Liliana, Death's Majesty

Liliana's Mastery

Liliana, Untouched By Death

Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage


Ghostly Prison



Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

Norn's Annex

Relentless Dead


Dread Wanderer

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Dark Salvation

From Under the Floorboards

Fleshbag Marauder

Endless Ranks of the Dead

Diregraf Colossus

Highborn Ghoul

Lord of the Undead




Whip of Erebos

Erebos, God of the Dead

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite


Path of Ancestry

Command Tower

Hope of Ghirapur

Cast Down

Profane Procession  Flip

Rupture Spire

Opal Palace

Temple of Silence

Mana Confluence

Transguild Promenade

Jwar Isle Refuge

Darkslick Shores

Frost Marsh

Fetid Heath

Caves of Koilos

Tainted Field

Arcane Sanctum

Dreadship Reef

[28 cards]

Innocent Blood

Unraveling Mummy

Liliana's Reaver

Dromar's Charm

Immortal Servitude

Anointed Procession

Vindictive Lich

Call to the Kindred


Havengul Runebinder

Unbreathing Horde

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

Sun Droplet

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Quicksilver Amulet

Cemetery Recruitment

Psychic Strike

Mana Leak



Coat of Arms

Ravenous Chupacabra

Shrieking Affliction

Grim Guardian

Demonic Vigor


Stitched Drake

Archetype of Imagination

Graf Harvest

_Delta_ on The Song of Phyresis

2 months ago

I will take another look at this list again when I have more time but its looking good so far.

In case you were wondering this is my current Atraxa decklist that I have been slowly upgrading over time, it could have been finished if I didn't now have so many other edh decks still in need of cards lol. I have the following 10-12 as commanders:

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice

Sliver Overlord

Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Kruphix, God of Horizons

Brago, King Eternal

Nekusar, the Mindrazer

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

Talrand, Sky Summoner

Edgar Markov

The Ur-Dragon

And soon to be a playable Lord Windgrace decklist once I order the commander and a few other singles from the precon (which btw was built poorly), and even a Tuvasa, the Sunlit decklist! I think 12 is my absolute max I have to say and if there's ever any other generals that get my attention then I will have to just take apart an existing deck.

Atraxa Praetor's Voice (Current Decklist)

Commander / EDH Delta-117


Maybe take a look at this one, and or my other version mentioned in the description for more ideas. In the end I don't know if i'm going to really go with a full out superfriends decklist like that one shows, as there's some things I really want to include once I can get my hands on them such as Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon among others.

hydrothermia on All About EDH

2 months ago

SynergyBuild, currently it's Oloro, Ageless Ascetic when Wizard's released the 2013 Commander decks. I do have the deck posted here and it's heavily altered, but I mainly focus on the Modern format. I may pick up Aminatou, the Fateshifter's eventually maybe even Lord Windgrace cause he's old school magic lore.

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