Oloro, Ageless Ascetic


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander 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

PlatyThePlatypus on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

10 hours ago

Hi everybody!I'm new to these forums and a returning player to MTG after an 18 year break. A lot has changed, and I wish I had kept my old collection... :O

Anyways, I've fallen in love with EDH as I find longer more social games more fun than the faster paced and often win-at-all-costs scene. I am very much a fan of esper, as green and red don't really fit my personality.

I'd really appreciate any tips or comments on my first attempt at building my own non precon deck.

Basically I'm going for as much synergy as possible with Oloro, Ageless Ascetic while also establishing a good level of control over the board without being too obnoxious :)

Thanks in advance!

cdkime on Commander 2018

6 days ago


Couple slight problems with your theory:

(1) Eminence is not a busted new ability--it is a codification of an older ability--Oloro, Ageless Ascetic effectively has eminence, as its healing ability triggers regardless of whether it is in the command zone or on the battlefield.

(2) Arahbo, Roar of the World is tier 4. Edgar Markov and The Ur-Dragon is tier 3. Inalla, Archmage Ritualist is tier 2.5. The stats do not really support your position that eminence is a "busted ability".

chadsansing on U/B/W Zombies EDH

3 weeks ago

Interesting to see an Esper zombies deck :)

You can remove Ertai from your creature list since it is your commander. Or, if you'd like Ertai in the 99 and to have a different Esper commander (instead of a UB one), maybe try Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker + Ravos, Soultender or just park Oloro, Ageless Ascetic in the Command Zone.

Patriarch's Bidding might offer some value here, as well as Rise of the Dark Realms.

Since you make so many tokens, it might also be worth running High Ground + Reconnaissance, which is broken for blocking.

Finally, consider rebalancing your mana to run more B sources and fewer U and W ones. Perhaps replace all your tap-lands with Swamps.

Happy brewing!

Delta-117 on Sultai or Golgari?

1 month ago

I just converted my Athreos, God of Passage edh deck recently so that I could then separately make both a Meren of Clan Nel Toth and Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck. I have to say even already that Im really liking Meren even though its not 100% done its more like 75% towards what I consider complete.

I also have a friend who plays mimeoplasm and it certainly can get pretty scary but honestly I feel his deck can more so get shut down by Counterspells than mine. I honestly prefer meren myself over a voltron like strategy as I think the deck is more resilient and its cards are more synergistic with each other. My friend either tries to win through self mill and Laboratory Maniac or commander damage/infect damage from usually Mimeoplasm, Lord of Extinction, Blighted Agent, and other things. I dont think you could go wrong with either, but I myself would if choosing here again go for meren.

trebek19 on Esper control Oloro, Zur, and Triplets

1 month ago

I love the deck! I had to make that choice of what Esper commander I wanted and settled with Oloro, Ageless Ascetic. The fact that you made a utility Esper EDH deck is awesome! My only suggestion would be to add Dark Depths to this deck since you run Vesuva, Vampire Hexmage, and Thespian's Stage. All three get you the instant 20/20 Flying, Indestructible Merit Lage.

Odysseus_97 on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

It hurts me to see, Gishath, Sun's Avatar in T4, I get that his build is limited and has to be build around dino tribal, but is that a bad thing. His mana cost draws him down, but once he is down he can make a lot of work, and with all the new dino support especially with enrage in ROI i think it could be T3, also since some of the commanders in T3 seems weaker to me, well at least Gishath is still the best dino tribal commander :)

I do think Oloro, Ageless Ascetic and Krenko, Mob Boss could be moved up from T3 to T2.5, Krenko has the possibility of making an insane amount of infinite combos, and i have seen some Oloro pillow fort builds that are almost impossible to stop or get through and then they drain all your life or win with their life total.

I Do see Ghalta, Primal Hunger as another T5, i would like it to be higher, but as you say, it is just a dumb beater, and with the amount of removal in commander, he wont stand a chance, especially since he does not have haste.

Zacama, Primal Calamity ability does not trigger on blinking, only casting. Food Chain would make this deck insane, as all other food chain decks. I do think his 3 abilities weigh up as they are extremely good utility,

On all other points i completely agree with you, thank you so much for the update, have been looking forward to it for a while :)

cdkime on Starting in Commander?

1 month ago

First, you should ask your playgroup a bit about their meta. Perhaps play a couple games with borrowed decks. I would say the most important thing to know is what lands they are running, as that tends to be the most costly aspect of the deck. If they run a number of slower, enters tapped lands, you will have more funds to allocate to powerful, fun cards. If they have numerous fetch+shock lands, you may need to spend more on your mana base to be competitive, which would reduce the amount you can spend on other cards. As a recommendation, if players run more casual lands, you should not build a deck with faster ones, as that would give you a perceived "unfun" advantage.

After, I would start by choosing a couple commanders you are interested in. Search the compendium for the colours you want to play (there are some 500 results for "legendary creature" "not green"), and make a list of couple you might enjoy. Then think about how you would build around that commander. Perhaps read some decks on this website that run those commanders. Playsest those decks, and see if you like their gameplay.

When searching for your commander, you can use the following resource--it lists a bunch of potential commanders, and cuts out some of the junk legends that have been printed over the years:

[List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

Commander / EDH* thegigibeast

SCORE: 832 | 6753 COMMENTS | 895109 VIEWS | IN 624 FOLDERS

Personally, I like Nekusar, the Mindrazer, who was mentioned by an above poster. Sen Triplets and Zedruu the Greathearted are cards I find pretty interesting, though I have not gotten around to building decks for them. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is pretty popular, and can trigger numerous life-based synergies.

SketchyScribbler on Let's Talk About Esper

1 month ago

Yo! Okay, so a little bit of a background to the question first.

My goal in Magic the Gathering is to make an EDH of every color combo possible, which I've done the mono and dual colored generals now, and now I'm moving on to the three colored generals.

Now I wanted to start with Esper, but to be honest the colors are really hard to sell for me and I have no idea who to build.

So I ask the following questions, what does Esper do well and who is your favorite general in the colors with the current border style?

(By current border style I mean this, Sydri, Galvanic Genius or Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, as opposed to this, Merieke Ri Berit)

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