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.

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

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

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

WUB (Esper): 0.45%

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic Discussion

VladMarkov on Leave my life alone - ...

1 month 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]

2 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 :)

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Yeuum, Indulgence Incarnate

Legendary Enchantment Creature - Satyr


At the beginning of your upkeep, if Yeuum, Indulgence Incarnate is in your command zone, create a Food token.

Whenever Yeuum, Indulgence Incarnate deals combat damage to an opponent, create that many Food tokens.

Sacrifice 20 Food tokens: You win the game.


Make another card like Yeuum and Oloro, Ageless Ascetic where they function both in and out of the command zone, but function strictly better if actually played.

enpc on How do i make a ...

3 months ago

If you're actually wanting to build a deck around the extort mechanic, not just a life drain deck, then the key to the list will be lots of mana and lots of recurable/spammable spells. You'd probably be better off using Oloro, Ageless Ascetic as your commander to give you access to blue, which not only allows you to cantrip a heap but also untap lands/rocks to keep your extort loops going.

gavriel1136 on Isochron Scepter + Narset's Reversal ...

4 months ago

Try Oloro, Ageless Ascetic for a pillowfort that will give you plenty of control.

Mortlocke on multimedia

4 months ago

Hello again great mentor - I made an update to my Sliver Queen deck, and somehow lost all of the "show" and "hide" buttons in the accordion menu. I have no idea how I made that mistake...and am just facerolling on the keyboard. I'd appreciate any sort of assistance you could provide...but i'm wondering what did I delete? Warning: this is alot of code.

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Tzefick on White's issues in Commander

5 months ago

Ok, so this thread kinda blew up more than I expected, so forgive me for the monster text.

To avoid a massive wall of text, I will divide my responses in spoiler blocks to ease the view.

TypicalTimmy and life-variant card draw power Show

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Caerwyn on Getting Friend into EDH. Need ...

6 months ago

If you are considering eminence, I'd add Oloro, Ageless Ascetic to the list Drakorya listed. Oloro is a solid commander in very strong control colors. The lifegain and card draw makes him a solid starting control commander since he has built-in protections to mitigate lack of experience.

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