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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


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total_euphoria says... #1

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... #2

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... #3

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... #4

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... #5

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... #6

Countersquall may fit in this deck

May 27, 2017 7:58 a.m.

DrValium says... #7

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

May 28, 2017 12:22 a.m.

MrPlague says... #8

@DrValium omg I didn't know that card existed XD I'm gonna try make room for that :D.

May 28, 2017 3:07 a.m.

CasualMagicSS says... #9

Well, you are off to a great start as I've played against that commander numerous times. One of the few commanders that actually does something in the command zone.

I agree with Snaptune, since card price is obviously not a problem, Id consider getting some additional Aura enchantments to help make your deck more aggressive and have some synergy. Nice deck all in all. Would be great to play against.

May 30, 2017 12:35 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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Avg. CMC 4.25
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