Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

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.

Browse Alters View at Gatherer


Have (1) Forkbeard
Want (0)

Printings View all

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

Combos Browse all


Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic occurrence in decks from the last year

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic Discussion

DeinoStinkus on User Introductions

3 weeks ago

I am very excited to be a part of this amazing community. I am the 5th decklord and 4th helper. I remember looking up to users like TypicalTimmy and Femme_Fatale in my early Tappedout days, and being in a similar place to them now is a very rewarding experience.

Favorite format?

I suppose my favorite format is Commander. I've touched upon why I don't play other formats before, but I'll say it again. I used to play Modern, because even I knew that Vintage and Legacy were way out of my league. I was running a deck I had titled "Total Extinction", after the combo of the deck: Lord of Extinction + Fleet Swallower. I was equipped with two Whispersilk Cloaks and an Aether Tunnel to better enable the combo. The rest was jank, although looking back Hedron Crab, Bloodchief Ascension, and Ob Nixilis, the Fallen probably weren't bad either. I went to a Modern game at my LGS, and it didn't happen because there was only one other person there. He offered to play his deck with mine. I accepted. He assured me that it was "just a deck he had been tinkering with".

It was a Breach Hulk deck focused around Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. I lost turn four.

Needless to say, I didn't play Modern again.

I found Commander, and I have been playing ever since. I also enjoy Limited, as is apparent by the number of draft decks I have on this site.

Favorite Deck?

My favorite deck is Yennett Simplicity. I'm a budget player at heart, and the low cost of the deck for me felt very complete. It is also the only deck on this entire site that I fully own.

Favorite Color?

My favorite color is Blue. It is, in my opinion, the most powerful color in the game. Running a deck without it is sad to me. I really want to try an Abzan aggro or Krenko deck, but the thought of abandoning my altered Rhystic Study is just alien to me.

Favorite Guild?

My favorite guild to play is Dimir. I love the thought of skulking around in the shadows and milling my opponents. I am a somewhat sadistic player (one of my favorite cards is Sadistic Sacrament), but in reality I am a Simic, as confirmed by multiple online quizzes.

Favorite Shard?

It's got to be Esper. All of my favorite commanders come from Esper: Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign, Sen Triplets, Zur the Enchanter, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, and Aminatou, the Fateshifter. If I had to pick a second, it would be Jund, as I have a casual Jund sacrifice deck that's really funny. It usually draws itself out.

Favorite Wedge?

Sultai, without a doubt. Yarok, the Desecrated and The Mimeoplasm are both Sultai. Self-Mill has always intrigued me, and Yennett Simplicity was originally supposed to be a Solar Flare deck.

Card that best represents you?

Um... I don't know. I suppose I am a combo of Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Master Biomancer.

Hobbies Outside of Magic?

I consider myself a Creator. I write novels, create graphic novels, and compose music. I recently finished a piece entitled "Raindrops Sonata", a moody sonata which emulates three stages of a person's life and struggle with the reality of death.

Tell us about your life outside Magic.

I'm a homeschooled sophomore in high school, so my life is pretty exciting right now. I got a 5 on my AP Biology test as a freshman, and I am gearing up to take on two more tests at the end of this year. COVID-19 hasn't affected me as much as it has other people, which makes me feel guilty, but I miss my social life. But Tappedout has given me a community to belong to in these trying times.

How did you come up with your username?

It's my old XBOX username. Deino is Latin for "terrible", so DeinoStinkus means terrible stink. Honestly, the name has become very intertwined with me over time. It is the name I use on most websites and games, including Reddit (DeinoStinkusOU), PVZ2, and soon YouTube as DeinoStinkus Studios.

What first appealed to you about Magic?

Ooh, that's funny. I actually didn't want to play it at first. I thought it was going to be too complex (okay, still don't understand Mutate or Banding), and I wasn't really into fantasy at the time. In fact, I was at a homeschooler's conference in Atlanta where some players were playing on the floor, and they offered to play, and I said nah and instead proceeded to ride the hotel's 50-story elevator over and over.

It wasn't until Thanksgiving week that I learned MTG. My uncle and cousin were coming up, and they wanted to teach me Magic. I was like "okay, fine, how do you play?" So they taught me. I learned pretty quickly and by the end of the week I had two decks: a Rakdos direct damage deck that I had brewed up and my cousin's Gatecrash Extort deck.

Why is Magic important to you now?

It's a fun game, and I'm too invested in it now to quit. Personally, I'm glad I didn't choose Standard as my format, but we'll get to that later.

What are your thoughts on the current metagame?

EDH's metagame is unique to the environment, so let's talk about Standard.

Oh my god. I'm going to make a video one day talking about the history of our Core 2021 Standard and how insanely broken it is. I hate everything about Core 21 Standard, and I'm glad I don't play it, because I would've given up by now.

Are there any cards or strategies you feel overcentralize the metagame?

That's literally Standard in a nutshell, friend.

Combo: Grim Tutor

Ramp: Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon


And then just look at Shatter the Sky. A nerfed Wrath of God in Standard.

How do you deal with an overperforming thing in your pod?

Everyone at my LGS runs Blitz combos and it sucks. That's why I have to resort to combos of my own and mass control with cards like Sadistic Sacrament and Blazing Archon.

What is your approach to deckbuilding?

I think of as many cards as possible to put into my deck, then I decide on a specific direction I want my deck to go in. Then I look up cards that help that direction, make replacements, research price, etc. Then I go to my LGS and buy the cards I need. I always have backups if they're out.

Share with us some of the decks on Tappedout you feel are under appreciated.

The Spellchaser decks by SynergyBuild and GoblinElectromancer are creative and amazing. I think more people should look at the First Cycle and Help! tabs to find new decks in need of help.

What new products are you excited for?

Double Masters and Commander Legacy! I suppose Zendikar Rising would be interesting, but I'm not a huge fan of the early Zendikar sets. I haven't got a chance to draft a Masters set before, so I'll definitely have to crack some packs with my friend.

Anyway, thanks for the valuable experience on this site! Thanks everyone who made this place a very special place to be a part of!

SynergyBuild on Omniscience_is_life

1 month ago

I only know of four cards that directly work similar to those, being Angel of Vitality, Felidar Sovereign, Serra Ascendant, and Twinblade Paladin (only in a precon, despite being great!) and I honestly think they should be changed in the rules. Way too easy to abuse in a deck like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, which didn't need more abusive cards In my opinion xD!

Joe_Ken_ on MtgVirgin

2 months ago

I’d say if you are wanting to use your pet cards than a black+white commander would be better options than a 5 color one since mana bases can start to get really expensive.

Maybe Teysa Karlov double death triggers may be a good fit, but if you aren’t wanting to do a death trigger theme then Karlov of the Ghost Council could also be good.

A commander I think could be a good idea if you are trying not to get knocked out quickly is Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

Reznorboy on Klothys Hates Your Lands

2 months ago

So, I always wanted to make a Klothys Land Destruction deck too, but never did (I like land destruction, the colors were right, more mana, good idea right?) I never did, but I did make something else that may interest you.This is a deck I made. Basically, instead of Klothys, I made Ramos, Dragon Engine my commander. I also added a lot more storm elements to the deck, and I used hatebears to slow down the game to get me to storm time. I also made another deck with Oloro, Ageless Ascetic as a land destruction commander (that deck was considerably more interesting). In short, land destruction can come in many forms, and don't be afraid to experiment, though I am glad someone else had the same idea as me and went through with it.

DarkHero on Edh Dilemma

3 months ago

With newer players I like to build decks that challenge them in a different way each time, without necessarily caring too much about winning. I generally start out with something like Surrak Dragonclaw or Thromok the Insatiable just to give them big creatures that they have to deal with. Then it changes to control, something in blue, so they have to learn to react to that. Then its group hug to show them how scary that can be, Phelddagrif. Then its chaos build in some form of red. Then finally we will start to venture into something scary like Nekusar, the Mindrazer, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, or even pillow fort with Oloro, Ageless Ascetic.

I'm more about continuing to teach at this stage, but by passively throwing something new at them every time.

triproberts12 on Formatting Question: Companions?

3 months ago

jaymc1130. I disagree. We've had other, limited ventures into cards that break the command zone. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic gave people conniptions, and then they gave us a whole cycle of Eminence cards. Partner is way more broken than Companion, but the community adjusted. Golos, Tireless Pilgrim did a tapdance on color-identity's grave, and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is an archetype. I think we'll be okay.

VladMarkov on Leave my life alone - …

5 months ago

Hello all :)

I am strongly convinced, that I have posted somewhere the topic about this deck, but I couldn't find it, to bump it up, so I decided to start a new one. Hope no one would mind.

Here it is. My long time ago brewed, but just finished testing Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck, that's basic idea of winning, is making the opponents to lose their life. That means - they will not get attacked, or burned. They just die. Their life will come to an end - I mean - to 0. Just like that.

Life Lost v2

Commander / EDH* VladMarkov


The corruption is spreading among the lands. Tainted planes are eating their inhabitants alive. Each day lived on this cursed land brings everyone to the inevitable death. Who will stop this insanity? Who will resist such dark magic?

Presenting the idea of the deck, when a players will be slowly dying. If it works - it should be a fine archenemy deck, that should override every security measures like Propaganda or Ghostly Prison or strong defences, having the same defences itself.

The test have shown, that it is possible to end the game having over 150 life total (and probably even more, if anyone would have wanted to count the life total with ongoing combo).

The question is - are there any ideas I can put in addition? Maybe I missed something, or need a little rebalancing?

What do you think?

Thanks for any insights (and upvotes of course).



Granum on The Immortal King: The Fable of Oloro [cEDH]

6 months ago

I see, thanks for the insight. I am really liking your decklist so far and would only change a few things based on my personal preference like including Smothering Tithe because I just love to play it along Rhystic Study! Also is there a reason you don't run Ancient Tomb as Oloro, Ageless Ascetic's ability mitigates the downside? As another way to win the game I would maybe run Approach of the Second Sun as it also provides a bit of lifegain but it also puts a target on you when you cast it first.

If you want to lean heavier into the lifegain archetype maybe include Fumigate instead of another board wipe you mentioned in possible cuts. And Test of Endurance as another win con in the lifegain scenario.

Just a few things I came up with and would like to hear your thoughts about, as I said overall I really like your control approach and will probably build the deck! Also I will run the Battlebond lands over the buddy lands as I exclusively play multiplayer games :)

Load more