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Oloro EDH



Starting a list for Oloro the awesome.


jaminfine says...


How do you win?

I see a ton of disruption and creature hating, as well as a good bit of pillowforting. But I don't see any wincons. Ajani Goldmane has a nice ultimate but you can't rely on that. Debt to the Deathless will help, but its not really a wincon on its own. Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond is a nice infinite combo but you can't just wait to draw them both in a game with no tutors.

I sure doubt you'll win with general damage haha.

October 12, 2013 2:48 p.m.

hopesfall86 says...


Thanks for the feedback. Win conditions are still one of the things I'm trying to figure out. I've been deliberately leaving tutors out of my decks lately to make them more random and generally cut down on shuffling and turn length but it certainly does reduce combo consistency.

I'm wondering if more planeswalkers is the way to go? Maybe creatures like Aetherling or Sphinx of Jwar Isle?

October 16, 2013 9:28 a.m.

jaminfine says...


Personally, I've never seen a deck with so many enchantments. Sorin Markov is pretty nice because he sets someone's life total to 10. You have a LOT of lands. Probably too many. especially considering all of those mana artifacts, I would take out 6 or 7 lands. Also you have a 3.88 average cmc, which is on the low side, so the excess lands aren't really helping you.

Not really sure what direction you want to take the deck, but extort is one option. Thrull Parasite is awesome, Tithe Drinker is great. Basilica Screecher is another nice one. They are basically just really cheap creatures you can get out early that allow you to extort every subsequent spell. Now your opponents are forced to waste their powerful removal on these little twerps or face the wrath of consistent life drain.

October 29, 2013 3:18 p.m.

jaminfine says...


OH! also every time you extort be sure to save one mana to draw a card off of Oloro :] making these little twerps into amazing life drain + card draw

October 29, 2013 3:19 p.m.

EDHisthebest says...


Exsanguinate is very good in this deck and Sphinx's Revelation is a strict upgrade to mind spring as well as Necropotence which is a strict upgrade to greed and combos with venser's journal nicely.

November 14, 2013 1:50 p.m.

Cardgenius101 says...


This decklist is pretty interesting, and I couldn't judge the deck without knowing the meta you're in. The play group I'm with is very casual while I'm rather competitive, restricting the amount of counters, combos, and overall win cons I'm allowed to have in a deck. Personally, one thing I would do is review the amount of "ramp"/mana artifacts you have. The mana costs are overall pretty high so I feel like you need more than 6 artifacts to help, especially since oloro himself is sitting at 6 mana.

November 17, 2013 5:42 p.m.

Osprey_93 says...


Necropotence is a must with Venser's Journal or in this deck in general.

I'd consider running Erebos in the place of greed to shut down the mirror match lifegain as well.

November 18, 2013 2:59 p.m.

sharkhunter66 says...


this definitely needs Paradox Haze

November 18, 2013 11:43 p.m.

Osprey_93 says...


Yep, Paradox Haze and for the love of god, Hatred

November 19, 2013 5:41 p.m.

fabryx88 says...


It's a nice deck, but, each commander deck must contain exactly 100 cards including the General. This deck has 118. Now I'm trying it with small variations and seems to work well.

February 25, 2014 9:44 a.m.

vivi4710 says...


ghostly prison, also serra ascendant, magister sphinx usually can take down one opponent just watch out for bribery.

February 28, 2014 3:59 a.m.

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$135.58 $207.93 $370.27
Date added 6 months
Last updated 6 months
Legal formats Commander / EDH, Legacy, Vintage
Cards 117
Avg. CMC 3.88

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