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Life and Death

An Enchantment pillow fort focused on gaining and taking life. Most games are won without casting Oloro at all. This is a mostly passive deck.

Start by casting just enough Enchantments to keep yourself from being in any real danger. Gain two life on the upkeep of each of your turns. An early game Energy Field , Dissipation Field , No Mercy , or Propaganda will usually be enough of a detterent. Don't worry if you have to take some combat damage early game, you'll be able to establish a stronger pillow fort and gain the life back.

The removal Enchantments like Darksteel Mutation , Arrest , and Prison Term should be saved for enemy Commanders or otherwise game winning threats. Zur the Enchanter is great for fetching these Enchantments during combat.

There are six board wipe spells in total. Terminus , Merciless Eviction , and Descend upon the Sinful can all work remove creatures with Hexproof / Indestructable. Use the board wipes strategically and try to be sure none of the Blue players are going to counterspell. If you have a decent pillow fort up, don't be afraid to hold the board wipe for a few turns.

Righteous Aura can keep you alive almost indefinitely late game if you have enough White mana. Humility + Pestilence is always fun. Estrid's Invocation and Copy Enchantment are extremely versatile and can be used to double the effects of things like Painful Quandary or Rhystic Study . Academy Rector is a great chump blocker and can be used to put Omniscience into play.

To win the game try casting Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood or Debt to Debtless and Exsanguinate for a lot mana. Replenish will usually win when cast late in the game. Magister Sphinx is great for taking down a player who has gained a lot of life. You can also try using Hatred during your opponent's combat phase when they are attacking someone else to get an unexpected killed.

Mostly just sit back and don't worry about doing too much or getting off your chair, just like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic .


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Date added 4 years
Last updated 4 years

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

9 - 0 Mythic Rares

51 - 0 Rares

20 - 0 Uncommons

3 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.87
Tokens Angel 4/4 W, Horse 5/5 W, Treasure
Folders Commander
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