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Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

Commander / EDH* Lifegain Pillow Fort



This is my first commander deck. Had help from a friend and EDHREC.

Just put together a bunch of cards that interact with life gain or improve life gain.

Suggestions are welcome :)

Win Conditions

Big Badda Boom

Infinite Combos

Added Mindcrank. This will create an infinite combo with Bloodchief Ascension. Thanks Fuklaw :)
Made big changes to my Land. Removed all land with mandatory tap rules and additional costs. Example Scoured Barrens and Rupture Spire.

Replaced them with cards like Godless Shrine, Glacial Fortress and Prairie Stream which have the option to come into play untapped if requirements are met.

Added fetch lands and lands that can be fetched.




Danulas says... #1

Have you considered Aetherflux Reservoir as an additional wincon?

April 28, 2017 6:16 p.m.

Fuklaw says... #2

Nice deck, I also chose Oloro as my first commander.my first list was also creature heavy, but right now, I'm focusing more on pillowfort and enchantments.

Without changing much in the deck I would suggest adding Aetherflux Reservoir and Test of Endurance as win cons.

you already have oloro's main combo, but theres a second one you can have, add Mindcrank to combo off with Bloodchief Ascension.

Feel free to have a look at my oloro deck for ideas, I've cut back on creatures, but there are some cards there that are still usiful in your build.

April 28, 2017 6:56 p.m.

Dankster9@9 says... #3

I love Oloro! Aetherflux is super good as well more cards that let you draw when you gain life. Also Cryptborn Horror can't be put into this deck.

April 28, 2017 10:45 p.m.

MrPlague says... #4

Taken Out Ajani's Mantra and Solemn Simulacrum

Put in Test of Endurance and Mindcrank

Trying to figure out what to take out so I can put in Aetherflux Reservoir

April 29, 2017 11:29 a.m.

Fuklaw says... #5

I would remove Roiling Horror, Sunbond, Cradle of Vitality or Ajani's Pridemate.

I would also keep Solemn Simulacrum unless you have someting more relevant ou you feel you have enough draw/fetch.

Removing Ajani's Mantra was a good choice

April 29, 2017 12:54 p.m.

MrPlague says... #6

April 29, 2017 5:32 p.m.

Fuklaw says... #7

No problem, hope you have fun with the deck.

Give it a try with these changes and see how it goes.

April 29, 2017 5:56 p.m.

total_euphoria says... #8

Nothing says 'your ass is mine' like Serra Ascendant! Divinity of Pride and Wall of Reverence work also!

May 19, 2017 3:17 a.m.

Snaptune says... #9

Nice deck! Oloro was also my first commander and the deck that I have worked on the most. A few suggestions:

  • Privileged Position's color identity is White/Green, so you may not run it in an Esper Commander deck.

  • Well of Lost Dreams is my favorite draw engine in Oloro, it is absolutely insane, and synergizes very well with Pristine Talisman. Maybe swap it in for that Privileged Position?

  • Solitary Confinement is another Glacial Chasm, and can you give those one or two turns that you need to activate your infinite combo, or trigger Felidar Sovereign/Test of Endurance. Oloro and the aforementioned Well of Lost Dreams will keep your hand stocked so that you can keep the Confinement in play.

  • Venser's Journal is a pet card of mine for Oloro. It's not game-breaking, but it synergizes very well with the Well (pun intended) and gives a decent life boost every turn. Worth considering, but there are much better things to run.

  • Necropotence is begging for a spot here. Chances are you're already looking for one but if you're not, then do. Oloro will keep it from killing you, and if you NEED to draw into your wincon, paying half your life total is usually enough to hit it. The BBB mana cost is a little difficult to hit, but very worth it to keep your hand continuously stocked.

Overall, you have a very solid deck! +1

May 19, 2017 4:58 p.m.

MrPlague says... #10

Thanks Snaptune I didn't know Privileged Position couldn't be in the deck. Thought hybrid costs like that were ok.

I have taken it out and put in Well of Lost Dreams

I'll see what I can take out for Glacial Chasm and Venser's Journal. Maybe Phyrexian Arena?

May 20, 2017 5:48 p.m.

Snaptune says... #11

I would take out Transguild Promenade and Rupture Spire out as soon as possible, they slow you down significantly, so consider taking one of those out for the Glacial Chasm.

As for the Venser's Journal, Palisade Giant seems like a good swap since they do similar things (keep your life total high), while also bringing down the overall CMC of your deck.

Have you considered Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless rather than Wall of Limbs? The wall seems slow and difficult to activate in response to removal. The sorcery versions can take people by surprise, and synergize well with Sanguine Bond/Vizkopa Guildmage/Defiant Bloodlord in case the infinite combo is not available.

May 22, 2017 12:40 a.m.

MrPlague says... #12

I'll take out those two lands for Glacial Chasm and a Basic Land until I get another. When I can dump more cash I'll get better dual lands and fetches.

I kind of like Palisade Giant to combo with Avacyn, Angel of Hope. I pretty much cant die unless one of them get exiled or returned to my hand.

Wall of Limbs I didn't really put it in there for its ability. I would only really use the ability if it had about 10 counters otherwise its just to defend myself. But I guess all the life gain from Debt to the Deathless would be just as good.

May 22, 2017 3:47 a.m.

dallo says... #13

Countersquall may fit in this deck

May 27, 2017 7:58 a.m.

DrValium says... #14

Given the amount of life gain Phyrexian Processor would be a fantastic cheese strategy.

May 28, 2017 12:22 a.m.

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