Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is a powerful new mythic rare "Magic: The Gathering" card spoiled today Oct. 7, 2013. Revealed in a tweet by Chris Kluwe, Oloro, Agless Ascetic will be joining Derevi, Empyrial Tactician in Wizards of the Coast's upcoming multiplayer product "Commander" (2013 Edition)."
Oloro, Ageless Ascetic - 3WUB
Legendary Creature - Giant Soldier (Mythic Rare)
At the Beginning of your upkeep, you gain 2 life.
Whenever you gain life, you may pay 1. If you do, draw a card and each opponent loses 1 life.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is in the command zone, you gain 2 life.
Featured in the "Eternal Bargain" deck, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic allows you to gain life two life every turn even when it's in the command zone. If it's in play, you're able to draw an additional card and make each opponent lose a life "whenever you gain life" for just one mana.
One card in particular that shines alongside Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is Exquisite Blood. Exquisite Blood lets you gain life whenever an opponent loses life. This will trigger Oloro, Ageless Ascetic and allow you to draw a card and make your opponents lose another life each. You'll be able to fireball all your opponents for life and cards during your upkeep.
There's lots of interesting things you can do with Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, even without casting it. Over the course of a long game, the life gain will add up. Just ten turns equals 20 life. There's several cards that refer specifically to "whenever you gain life."
Ajani's Pridemate allows you to put a +1/+1 counter on it whenever you gain life, and Archangel of Thune will put a +1/+1 counter on your entire team. Drogskol Reaver allows you to draw a card whenever you gain life. You'll probably want additional ways to gain life in your deck. Suture Priest, Soul Warden, and Auriok Champion make three great additions. Another fantastic inclusion is Chalice of Life/Death.
Oloro, Ageless Ascetic makes a fantastic addition to control decks packing sweepers like Supreme Verdict, Meriless Eviction, and Terminus because it'll buy you valuable life and time to overwhelm your opponents in card advantage. Just watch out for commander damage.
How will you use Oloro, Ageless Ascetic?
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