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

NV_1980 on Your loss is my gain

1 week ago

Hi MCortese274,

I think you're right about the effectiveness of the combo you're mentioning. However, the big reason why Ajani's Pridemate is in here is because I can cast him as early as turn 2. From that moment on, he grows each turn guaranteed (unless someone snipes him of course). The reason: Oloro, Ageless Ascetic. I gain life every turn whether he's in the command zone or on the battlefield. Therefore if I would add Serra Avatar, it wouldn't be instead of the Pridemate.

I think I should switch up Path to Exile with Swords to Plowshares; even if I wouldn't use it with Serra Avatar, I could still use it with a Phyrexian Processor token and win that way. Anyways, I'll have a think about the avatar. Thanks for your comments.

Guizee on Mindcrank doubt

2 weeks ago

I'm trying to build a mill deck with blue/white/black and I came across two cards: Oloro, Ageless Ascetic and Mindcrank I'm wondering if Oloro will keep triggering Mindcrank or if any other card (i know that many black cards do this, like) that causes loss of life will trigger Mindcrank.

Darkshadow327 on The Apocalypse has Begun!!!!

3 weeks ago

PlattBonnay, during my brainstorm I considered a partner pair of Ravos, Soultender and either Silas Renn, Seeker Adept or Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker. Ravos, Soultender and Silas Renn, Seeker Adept where a real contender for the commander. Ravos would be good because I can get creatures back, but I feel like Silas Renn is more for an artifact deck. I like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic because he can just sit in the command zone and gain me life.

However, now that you bring it up and I've thought about it Ravos, Soultender and Silas Renn, Seeker Adept might be a better pair for my commander than Oloro, Ageless Ascetic.

Thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate it

Kiyomeii on An illusion? What are you hiding? (STAX) (Tier 1)

3 weeks ago

i have faced some staxy decks like:

(card links are broken atm in preview on tapped out so sorry about that if it doesn't get get linked ... Thanks tapped out <3)

Ruric Thar, the Unbowed : it doesn't really stop you but it swarms creatures as well while being able to deal with artifacts and bolt away things... an early meekstone or an explosive start should do pretty well against Ruric.

Teferi, Temporal Archmage : which tries to go off while controlling + using stax... artifact hate deals well with Teferi though. mostly things to look out for here are ; being able to deal with The Chain Veil and Power Artifact combos... apart from that he doesn't that much...

Brago, King Eternal : blink boy over here also plays a lot of artifacts and most of the same stax effect creatures as derevi, thing is derevi can block brago for days and will mostly be in play earlier than him... one little thing you have to look out for though is Strionic Resonator , because with a rock that taps for 3 or more he can loop the "exile" and generate an absurd amount of mana...

Arcum Dagsson : Artifact hate as early as possible and mulligan for it ! linvala also does the trick.

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic : Esper ... this comes with board wipes, control and a mix of enchantments and artifacts. Dealing with oloro is easy if you explode early as he might gain his cool life, he doesn't have any blockers mostly and can give you a free pass to an early lock...

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician : Like Playing Riven vs Riven, the one that masters the fastcombo , the 1% crit rng luck or if one takes advantages from the other derevi players mistakes and explodes faster usually wins... Derevi is not easy to pilot and there are a few ways to build her towards a certain meta. At the moment i have the most geared and finished deck in our meta , But there is always a chance someone can deal well under your current stax and luck out a card that deals with you ... because usually the entire table will piledrive you when setting up locks :) it's your task to do this faster and earlier... read their commander and mulligan for it...


About your problem with early noncreature mana sources in brago; Null Rod, Kataki, War's Wage and Stony Silence could help you out , i am still missing some of the crucial mana rocks, but derevi usually hits the board turn 2 every game. i think your deck lacks some crucial counters though and the curve is a bit odd... the only thing i'de fear is " The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale " because it's just that stupid ;), Artifact hate and a resolved Gaddock Teeg shuts down 55% of your deck if not more...Although i can't really say who'd win between us, i do feel like this list would hurt me more really by BigLupu : My cockatrice list for GAAIV

Gidgetimer on Here I Come Again Asking ...

1 month ago

I like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic. My build is budget-ish combo. Outside of the combos and tutors the build is incremental life gain and some just value cards that gain card advantage or efficiently deal with opponents' threats.


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Pieguy396 on Looking for suggestions on a ...

1 month ago

Sygg, River Cutthroat is one of my favorite decks, and Sharuum the Hegemon, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, Nekusar, the Mindrazer are all fun to play (Sharuum less so for your opponents).

Fuklaw on

1 month ago

I suppose the deck might work, however it seems to me like you're mixing up three kinds of deck (Brago' blink, Enchantress and Spirit tribal) without taking full advantage of any of them and adding a splash of stax to it.

With this I'm not saying the deck won't work or that it is a bad deck, its just that it seems like the deck is a jack of all trades but master of none.

Some things to keep in mind:

If you want Brago as commander choose creatures with ETB effects to abuse Brago's triggered ability. Strionic Resonator + any mana rock that gives 2+ mana will go infinite on Brago's trigger.

If you want to go Enchantress, the best colors for that is , However, its is possible to play an enchantment heavy deck with esper () my suggestions for that Oloro, Ageless Ascetic or Zur the Enchanter.

As for a Spirit tribal deck, there's not much I can say about that, however I believe that Geist of Saint Traft as a commander might be a better choice.

NOTE: You can add stax effect to all of these decks (in different degrees).

I know its not much help but maybe this will help you to choose the direction you want your deck to go.

RedbeardVII on Oloro, the Ageless Wallflower Deck

1 month ago

New to Esper

I have a league coming up where I can sign up with 3 commanders, all with the same color pie set up.I do not usually play Esper, so this is a chance to let me do something different. I have decided I am going to run Zur the Enchanter, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic , and Sydri, Galvanic Genius for the league matches (a 3 month period, 2 games a week), three very different commanders, but all the same color!

I usually play super aggressive decks like Rakdos, Lord of Riots or Maelstrom Wanderer, but I was hoping to get a really good control/lifegain feel that isn't super threatening but can definitely win.

I have read a ton on Zur, and i know how to make a really wicked Sydri artifact deck, but Oloro has me absolutely stumped. He looks good and I have checked out EDHrec for some of the Esper goodstuff, but it feels like a Karlov deck, but with just a splash of blue. Am I wrong to think this is good enough or am I totally off?

Title Local Meta

I will mainly be facing 75% decks that are heavily net decked but don't have more than $400 bucks in any one deck (except maybe one of the wizrad control players)The ones I have had issues with are mainly Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Karador, Ghost Chieftain, Name any Sliver Commander, and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice.There is also a Krenko, Mob Boss deck that gets very lucky once in a while but gets shut down by mainly other players, and an Omnath, Locus of Rage that seems well put together but generally can't play for beans.

League Rules

The League rules were just posted at the LGS, infinite combo's are allowed, but have multiplicative dings on overall score for the league every time they are used. Mass Land destruction and Hand disruption are also getting dinged. Looks like they are going the "everyone has fun route", which I happen to like. Keep in mind I am aiming to win the whole thing folks, but don't want to resort to games where I have to rely on combo's or other "degenerate" tactics to do it.

Also, I might add that "you win the game" conditions do not do anything for me at my LGS, as points and packs are awarded with kills, so please keep that in mind when making any suggestions.

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