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

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

1 week 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 ...

4 weeks 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)

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

DrukenReaps on Need insight on my commander.

1 month ago

She is quite strong but that also comes with being a target. There are some ways to help deal with this: Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Archetype of Endurance, Mask of Avacyn, Journey to Eternity  Flip, Victimize, Asceticism.

Another way is to attack your opponents hands with cards like Mind Slash, Sadistic Hypnotist, and Vindictive Lich.

And since the deck does really focus on her make sure you have around 8 effects that can replicate her ability in some way. They don't need to be as powerful as her effect they just need to be similar.

Other precon commanders that are easier or are not such big targets:

Any of the eminence commanders from 2017 Edgar Markov, The Ur-Dragon, Inalla, Archmage Ritualist, Arahbo, Roar of the World. These commanders don't have to ever see play to be useful in my opinion the most powerful eminence effect is Edgar Markov followed closely by Inalla, Archmage Ritualist.

Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith is also of note because he immediately grabs, plays, and equips Hammer of Nazahn making him indestructible. He also isn't considered to be powerful by most people so you are less of a target. Comes in the 2017 commander cat deck.

Daretti, Scrap Savant is out of the 2014 precons and is a powerhouse. The precon itself comes with some of the better artifacts for him too like Wurmcoil Engine. This is something you could go back and forth on as to how easy it is to keep him around, in my meta walkers tend to stick pretty well for about 3 turns.

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is out of 2013 and has eminence from before it was cool. People are constantly bitching about him whenever he comes up. I don't think he is actually that powerful I think it is more that he just keeps gaining value every turn from the beginning to the end. good card draw if you can keep him on board though so that is really nice.

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician another from 2013. The thing about this guy is that he will always cost 4 mana no matter how many times he dies so unless someone really needs him dead he doesn't tend to get targeted with removal since he will come back out instantly.

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, Marath, Will of the Wild, and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge range from great to good and are worth thinking about since every time they come back they are just a little bit better. Also from 2013.

Karador, Ghost Chieftain will cost 3 mana and is out of the original commander set. really hard to keep this guy out of the game.

Animar, Soul of Elements is protected from some of the better removal and also out of the original commander.

With all of that said some of these are rather difficult to get a hold of and I don't know off the top of my head how many of these were bad precons compared to the others. If you have some idea of what kind of things you like to do when you play that would help. Simply going off what you are already playing I would say either stick to her or go with Karador, Ghost Chieftain as he does a lot of the same things with another color and with his cost reduction he almost always just costs 3 mana. If you want something aggro/aristocrat Edgar Markov is the way to go and if you want combo/control Inalla, Archmage Ritualist is great.

griffstick on Need insight on my commander.

1 month ago

Meren of Clan Nel Toth is broken. Try Oloro, Ageless Ascetic precon

Delta-117 on Ways to protect Lich?

1 month ago

Perhaps That Which Was Taken, Phyrexian Unlife, Blind Obedience, Soul of New Phyrexia, and Platinum Emperion.

I know you were hesitant to go into too many colours, but I would recommend you consider Oloro, Ageless Ascetic as a commander, one who gives you access to counterspells which will help with dealing withMerciless Eviction, Austere Command, Nevinyrral's Disk related effects, and already encourages a pillowfort strategy with cards like Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Crawlspace, Maze of Ith and related effects to minimize damage.

cmsrDPM on Life Hacks

1 month ago

You really should run Tainted Remedy. You Beacon of Immortality you can simply one shot anyone at any amount of life. Even better it does not stop You from gaining life: only your opponents. Say goodbye to Oloro, Ageless Ascetic.

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