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Test of Endurance
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have 50 or more life, you win the game.
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Test of Endurance Discussion
3 days ago
One win con you can definitely use to end games is Aetherflux Reservoir . Another way you can win is also Test of Endurance . Fun cards to abuse with life gain is Necrologia , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , and Karlov of the Ghost Council . Also Vedalken Orrery wouldn't be the worse card to gain access to flashing in spells.
Hope that helps!
1 week ago
Thanks for the help, this is actually the first deck I've tried brewing by myself. I wanted to go for situations where I could win just from lifegain with cards like Felidar Sovereign Aetherflux Reservoir and Test of Endurance but I havent been able to get them yet. What cards would you think that don't fit this theme of tokens and lifegain at all in the deck? And also I'm a bit worried I don't have enough removal, what do you think? Again, thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it
2 weeks ago
Hope that helps and feel free to ask for any advice!
1 month ago
This is a great start. Here are some suggestions from a Trostani deck that I use, organized by pricing tiers to help keep this deck budget:
3/3 Tokens and another way to populate
Alternate Win Condition. Probably works better with Trostani as commander due to the increased life gain, but there's quite a bit of life gain in this deck regardless, so it may work.
Some token protection
Get a variety of tokens out quick
Advent of the Wurm
Just a decent token to populate later
Fog with populate. Optional, but not too bad
White Sun's Zenith
Utilize that mana and go wide
Speaking of going wide, mega populate
Just get some dudes on the board
Board wipe with a token upside
Go wide with a little extra damage, and still have some blockers left
Tamiyo's Journal A slow tutor, but might draw you some cards if you can't get to the tutor
$1 - $5
Potentially double your board, with 4/4 fliers!
Another mass token maker, but with 1/1 fliers (evasion is nice)
Alternate win condition. Probably better with Trostani as commander as you need to be able to absorb a loss of 50 life, but even in commander, most other people won't be able to say the same.
Win condition. With a wide board, +5/+5 is huge. Also creatures enter the battlefield with the +5/+5, so with Trostani out that's some good extra life gain.
Consistent way to get some decent tokens. Also protection from flying
Life gain, removal, mill protection, and tutor? This card just has value.
Again, designed for Trostani to double up on life gain, but helps with any ETB effects you have, of which there are a couple
Should be in any white token deck
Elspeth, Sun's Champion
Create creatures, get rid of big threats, maybe get your team in the air
Often a one-sided boardwipe, makes a ton ot tokens, and will sometime just win the game
Chord of Calling
Green tutor with convoke. You have a bunch of tokens, why not?
Green Sun's Zenith
Potentially reusable creature tutor. have to have the mana available, but it will find answers for you.
Not exactly budget, but valuable in a token deck
Artifact and Enchantment Tutor. Again, not really budget, but likely worth it in your deck
2 months ago
Some really good cards for Oloro are Test of Endurance and Felidar Sovereign since Oloro just kinda sits his lazy ass in the command zone forever, you'll be gaining a heap of life and these cards make you win if you have a certain amount of life, a combo that is good for any life gain oriented decks is the Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond combo as all it takes to trigger is your gain 2 life at upkeep trigger and you win.
Not got enough card draw? fret not as cards like Greed and Necropotence can provide you with it at a cheap one life per card. if your creatures are killed, use Phyrexian Reclamation. Want even more life? try Paradox Haze to give you not one upkeep, BUT TWO.
I would also recommend a few tutors as black is by far the strongest colour for tutors. I would recommend Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Diabolic Revelation, Increasing Ambition, Lim-Dul's Vault and anything else.
The usual win condition I see with Oloro decks is they combo off and win that way, some combos that work well with Oloro other than the Exquisite/bond combo is probably the following Reveillark/Karmic Guide+ any sac outlet and something dumb like Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat
create infinite mana somehow and then play Debt to the Deathless to drain everyone to death.
overall I would say this deserves an upvote because as much as I hate Oloro decks, I'll admit they are effective at what they do.
2 months ago
As far as what to cut, I would probably first look at cards that offer relatively little value, such as Crystal Rod and Epicure of Blood. What they do are weak compared to other cards in the deck, and cost a lot of mana.
If you're looking for a more control-style decklist, I had an Oloro deck:
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Hope that helps, +1 from me.
2 months ago
Here is a list of tons of alternate ways to win
2 months ago
Here is a few toys I think you could consider Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Test of Endurance, Aetherflux Reservoir, Doom Whisperer, Wurmcoil Engine, Batterskull, Whip of Erebos, Baneslayer Angel, Gisela, the Broken Blade, Lyra Dawnbringer, Blind Obedience, Rhox Faithmender, and Tree of Perdition.