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

maxon on Ruric Thar and the Command ...

3 days ago

For reference, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic and Edgar Markov are examples of generals with abilities that work when the general is in the command zone.

TcgGamerPro on 1v1 4v4

1 week ago

I play a lot of casual edh both 1v1 and 4v4 and i was wondering which of these 2 commanders would be good in both.

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Starsky2814 on Protean Chromium, Elder Dragon

1 week ago

Great work SynergyBuild! It runs similar to my old Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck. So I’m no stranger on how to pilot the toolbox build. With all of the tutors included, it looks like it should perform very quickly, and hit a WinCon.

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 month ago

Bloodytrailz, love the deck. I am always pretty excited to check out what other people are doing with an Aikido Marchesa.

simoneca, I had never really considered Intervention Pact before. I am not sure how I would adjust to fit it in. I played Reverse Damage for a little while when I first started playing with Queen Marchesa, and I never really felt it worked out as I wanted. I also systematically tested most white Fog effects, but for some reason Intervention Pact wasn't one of them. I guess Intervention Pact has an advantage over Reverse Damage in that you can just play your game, not leave up the mana, be more likely to catch someone by surprise, and then pay for it the next turn. It also ends up being like a Fog for the next two attacks, so it seems pretty solid. I will defininitely test it.

After playing with Warping Wail for a bit, I really like it. Sorceries that hose us are all over the place, and there are a ton of 1 power or toughness cards that can be a problem. Even as a flash chump blocker or 2 CMC ramp it does work. My issue at this point is having enough to cast it consistently. I am considering tuning my mana base a little to account for it. Pain lands like Battlefield Forge may help. I am also considering adding Arch of Orazca back in in place of Crystal Ball. The Ball has been solid, and may ultimately not come out, or at least return after testing, but being able to consistently hard counter sorceries when I want or exile key utility creatures if necessary would likely be worth the adjustment. That and the fact that an extra land may help given I have slowly raised the average CMC as the deck has evolved, so packing some extra lands could ease the pressure for mana. If I do that, I may try the Mox Diamond again. We shall see, as that could lower the sources again. Choices...

As a final thought, I am always amazed at how well this deck shifts from low key control to crazy aggression, depending on draw and on the opponents. I played a T4 Dark Depths and Thespian's Stage combo, followed by Warping Wailing a T5 Wrath of God by the Oloro, Ageless Ascetic player. I won shortly after. This is another aspect of Aikido. I knew playing a long game against Oloro would be a bad move, and drew the combo and counter backup in my opening hand. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. In any case, this idea makes me even more excited about Virtus the Veiled. Deathtouch defense and massive offense is exactly what I need. Like a mini-Master of Cruelties. It will definitely find a place in the deck.

onehitterquiter on B/W Life for Death (needs help)

2 months ago

I think Zur the Enchanter should be your general. That way you will always get the apple of your eye, Tainted Remedy. Zur can fetch Athreos, God of Passage too! And would allow you to take out all those tutors and make room for cool stuff like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, Drogskol Reaver, Copy Enchantment, and Zur's Weirding, among others.

Seems like Wall of Shards should be here. Beacon of Immortality and Sun Titan too.

cdkime on If a creature is in ...

2 months ago

The effect will only apply when the creature is on the battlefield, unless specifically stated.

There are five commanders where their ability affects the game even while in the command zone. They are Oloro, Ageless Ascetic and the four commanders with Eminence.

delusiions on How To Be An MTG Mafioso (Budget Kambal EDH)

3 months ago

I really like this deck. My friend has a real expensive Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck which focuses on life gain and pillow fort, but this does just that but with even more focused on the life gain triggers all while being a budget deck!

DerektheRed on Need insight on my commander.

3 months ago

If you want to continue playing Meren:

From someone who plays against Meren, I can assure you I will target her every chance I get because once the deck goes off there's no stopping it (not entirely true, but close). From someone who has played Oloro, Ageless Ascetic I can tell you that instead of your commander, you will become that target instead.

In edh, your commander is going to be targeted - it's part of the game. Your options are:

(1) Protect your commander (see comment above re: Swiftfoot Boots, etc.)

(2) Let her go to the graveyard instead of the command zone - you have tons of reanimate to cheat her back onto the battlefield.

(3) Make other players suffer for removing your creatures (e.g. Grave Pact).

(4) Build in more ramp. In every edh game, with every deck, you're going to cast your commander multiple times, so you need to be able to spend 6, 8, 10...

(5) Last, you can always try playing the same deck with a similar but less busted commander - check out Savra, Queen of the Golgari or Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord.

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