Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

Legality

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.

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic Discussion

Gidgetimer on Help Me Find A Fit

1 week ago

My first EDH deck was Esper combo/control helmed by Oloro, Ageless Ascetic . Oloro is basically an emblem that gains you life every turn. Esper allows you to run all the best board wipes, tutors, and targeted removal. You can use this disruption and consistency to set up a combo turn with any number of infinites and have counterspell backup to protect them.

_Delta_ on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

4 weeks ago

You know, I probably should acquire a Phyrexian Unlife for my oloro deck also.

I built a Tuvasa the Sunlit deck but I'm not sure I enjoy it and I may take it apart and make Oloro, Ageless Ascetic my main deck featuring enchantments.

DiverDown on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

4 weeks ago

I slammed those cards into Oloro, Ageless Ascetic Pillow Fort as soon as Solemnity was spoiled haha.

Darkshadow327 on Varina RD

1 month ago

Glad I could be of some help Keeshe. My deck actually was led by Oloro, Ageless Ascetic before Varina came out, LOL.

If you need any more help, or have any other questions, feel free to ask!

NoOneOfConsequence on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

Not to beat a dead horse, but I thought I'd bring up Shirei again (and my deck specifically, The Recursion Nightmare), just because I've actually changed it around a fair bit since last time. Workhorse , Harvester of Souls , Heap Doll , Myr Sire , Diabolic Revelation , Homeward Path , Mindslaver , Arcbound Reclaimer , Sorin Markov , Dictate of Erebos , and Coffin Queen are all out in favor of Midnight Reaper , Mausoleum Secrets , Skyscanner , Dusk Legion Zealot , Sensei's Divining Top , Cabal Stronghold , Petrified Field , Burglar Rat , Liliana of the Veil , Sanguine Bond , and Exquisite Blood .

The wincons are stronger, the mana curve is lower (and more balanced), the cabal-tron package is now super-redundant (with Cabal Coffers , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , Vesuva , Deserted Temple , Petrified Field , Cabal Stronghold , and Expedition Map ), the stax effects are stronger, and the utility spells are cheaper. I'd say the deck has gotten at least 12% better, which, admittedly, goes against what I said ealier about the deck being almost perfect (though, in my defense, I hadn't yet taken a good look at some of the cards they've been printing recently--that's the great thing about Shirei, he only gets better the more worthless black commons they release).

I might take out the sanguine bond + exquisite blood wincon for Desecrated Tomb and Torment of Hailfire . Desecrated Tomb is more value, but obviously not really a wincon unless things are going way too well for me, and Torment of Hailfire isn't nearly as straightforward as Exsanguinate , but they might be better, anyhow.

Also, I still stand by Damnation --especially now that I'm playing Midnight Reaper and Dusk Legion Zealot , my life total is kind of a precious resource--sure, toxic deluge might be worth it anyhow, but it also kills my commander (read: I get my board state back after a damnation), so it's not strictly worse--though, I might consider playing deluge over Oblivion Stone , even though that card is my one way of dealing with problem enchantments, for instance.

Oh, and, I considered adding Pitiless Plunderer , but, again, the list is really tight, and I'd rather have Black Market over him, as I don't need more than one color of mana, the mana from Black Market accumulates, and it triggers whenever anything dies (relevant with Grave Pact ).

There are probably still better Shirei decks out there that still wouldn't qualify him for tier 3, but, frankly, even given a casual glance, tier 3 could easily be split up into multiple tiers (or just not have so many commanders crammed in it, and maybe we add a new bottom tier). I mean, Ghost Council of Orzhova and Ambassador Laquatus probably shouldn't be in the same category as Aminatou, the Fateshifter and Oloro, Ageless Ascetic , for instance. All the same, just in case these somehow weren't already obvious, let me detail a few of the more interesting interactions Shirei has with some of the dorks in this deck:

Mesmeric Fiend has an O-ring trick going on where, if we sacrifice him before his first ability resolves, the second ability triggers and does nothing, then we exile a card from our opponent's hand permanently. Doing that every turn with a sac outlet can be pretty good, and if you do it for long enough, you'll have everyone topdecking. I used to play Brain Maggot in this vein, but later learned that that works differently--it's all wrapped up into one ability, so if he dies before it resolves, during resolution, we take a card, the game sees that it's dead, then we immediately return it to their hand. Not very good, obviously.

Coffin Queen has a slightly different but effectively equivalent O-ring trick--if she's sacrificed before her ability resolves, the ability resolves, but since she's dead, the game doesn't remember her as an object and the delayed trigger of the ability can never happen, so we keep the creature permanently. When Coffin Queen comes back, she is, of course, a new object with a different timestamp.

Oh, and, in case this one wasn't obvious, cards like Mindless Automaton work with Shirei because their power is 1 or less when they enter the graveyard, thus triggering Shirei's ability, and their power doesn't become more than 1 until they've already entered the battlefield, as per layering rules.

DrkNinja on Zur's Glimpse of Abyss | Primer

1 month ago

It was a joke but... It also kinda wasn't... You only have 3 Enchantments in a Zure, the ENCHANTER deck. This is basically just esper control and honestly Oloro, Ageless Ascetic lends itself FAR better to control than Zur*.

There are some Zur builds, I know a girl, that are control but use Stax and Stasis and all that lovely anti-magic, anti-fun stuff.

I guess I just don't understand the choice... Maybe I'm missing something though.

hkhssweiss on The Price of Blood

1 month ago

nerva90

Same I haven't been able to use Dawn of Hope as good as I would like, it seems good in theory, but never really works out unless your playing a deck like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic.

The partners I feel do have a good spot, Bruse especially since he does a lot for your commander, either in making Licia huge or making Licia easier to cast. A bomb by himself. Same can be said for Tymna, creature count may be a bit low but she grabs you cards as well as reduces Licia costs. CA is always key in EDH.

The deck is looking more and more streamlined, great job!

Feel free to check out my decks to help give ideas!

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-$T4KS) 京

1 month ago

With the New Tests/Retests/Sideboard-Swaps/additions, I can already safely say that Priest of Titania is going to be replaced by Lavinia, Azorius Renegade as soon as I get my hands on one!...

I was Able to win the last FNM of the year with her in a F4A "end of the year" battle... (20 ish people)

(Playmat + boosters (price support) = I gave them to the "newer" players! Not because I care but because I came for First Place or to learn more of my mistakes as to why I didn't get there and how to improve myself!!!.)

Present commanders on my tables;


(Copperhorn Scout Stasis lock is what got me too far ahead even after scout got removed I was able to keep it alive for so long!)


(Made everyone draw due to 2 oppressive locks with humility and specific storm hate, but reminder!!! ---> our pod consisted of all the players that won their last pods so it resulted in everyone getting dragged down a bit in score! everyone becomes simultaneously second... Too Many Resets and Rebuilds + slow play storm player!)


(Managed to live a lot longer thanks to the other Hokori while a blood moon was out and got ignored for a short while! Discard deck had a "the rack" kind of playstyle and hurt the other players a lot as well... ended up 1v1 with Derevi and we all know how broken that is if left unchecked!)


Note:

Every Single card that was added recently saw play or got in my hand at some point and regarding most useless (even though explosive rarely) titania is redundant to what this deck tries to do, in this meta many two drops needing to be Stax is far more important and more likely to not lose you games!

Forsaken City + Stasis : It is so easy to set up... (Idea was taken from the Black vise vintage deck)

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Oloro, Ageless Ascetic occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.25%