Jaya Ballard, Task Mage


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning (PD2) Rare
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare

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Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

Legendary Creature — Human Spellshaper

, , Discard a card: Destroy target blue permanent.

, , Discard a card: Jaya Ballard, Task Mage deals 3 damage to target creature or player. A creature dealt damage this way can't be regenerated this turn.

, , Discard a card: Jaya Ballard deals 6 damage to each creature and each player.

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Jaya Ballard, Task Mage Discussion

pizzagod13 on Card creation challenge

4 days ago

Card is Felidar Guardian

Felidar Guardian 3W

Creature - Cat Beast

When ~ enters the battlefield if it is not a token, you may exile another target permanent you control other than cards named Felidar Guardian then return that card to the battlefield under its owners control.

Make a Jaya planeswalker card ( Jaya Ballard, Task Mage)

[email protected]_only on Slaughterhouse 9000

1 week ago

I'd argue that Gonti, Lord of Luxury fits better for jack - the whole ability to use an enemy's deck against them, along with deathtouch, and a hint of class.

other options that I thought about for him were Dire Fleet Ravager or Nekrataal. (although the ravager fits well for Hatchet face too, or Nekrataal for murderrat)

For Crawler, there needs to be some built in regenerate - Slith Bloodletter and Mortivore come to mind, but if you wanted to keep it legendary, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade works too. Masticore fits more for the acid spitting aspect, but not so much for the growth / adaptation.

Burnscar feels like Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

Darkling Stalker could go for alot of the lesser members, like night hag or Nyx. Avatar of Woe wise feels like it belongs in the deck somehow.

Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni as a non-general version of bonesaw?

just tossing out ideas, seeing if anything sticks. Not finished with worm, only around chap 27 at the time of posting this. glad to see another story-based deck around!

RicketyEng on MS: Wool Over the Eyes

1 week ago

There were so many awesome little moments in today's story. Jace's planeswalk and his comments and questions after arriving is probably my favourite part. "Gideon! I'm not dead!" Who else thinks they're on the Weatherlight? Do we all figure that was Jaya Ballard, Task Mage too? I also really enjoyed Jace's internal dialogue during his moment of doubt. Haha, Ugin needs to "step up."

I'm a bit disappointed that the Sun Empire ended with control of Orazca; I voted for the River Heralds. I was also hoping for there to be more to the story of claiming the city than just the emperor's victory march.

oshen on Alesha

1 month ago

I can see you are working on a bit of a budget so I will try to stick to budget suggestions, but I am going to make a few suggestions that are more expensive for you to shoot for later.

I think the deck is good for a first run. I understand that it isn't quite where you want it yet, and you have ideas of what you want to add; I suggest adding those to the Maybe Board or Acquire Board to keep others from suggesting cards you already have in mind.

Firstly, recursion is great, but right now I see no way for you to get your creatures into the yard aside from attacking/blocking. So I recommend the following list for making sure you always have a reanimation target:

Secondly, I think you need to trim most of the creatures in your deck that have more than 2 power so that you have more reanimation targets for Alesha. I suggest replacing them with cards that have good ETB effects such as:

Lastly, you will want some cards that benefit from all the death you will be causing. I suggest the cards below:

This is by no means an extensive list as I just spent a short time searching based on cards I already knew paired well. Most of these should be rather cheap additions and fairly easy to come by.

Hope this helps.

Ender666666 on Doesn't Play Well With Others (Creatureless Red)

1 month ago

Sure thing, I'll take a look. My friend mercury01 has a Jaya Ballard, Task Mage deck here Jaya's Slow Burn that might also be of help.

Is there something specific you want help with?

Also, do you mind giving this a real +1?:)

berryjon on Looks like Jaya's coming back ...

2 months ago

Given the framing and the focus of the image, I figure Creature, not 'Walker. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage was a pre-Spark incarnation cast forward through time, and I doubt Wizards wants to roll back their decision to pass over having a 'Walker Jaya in favour of Nalaar.

ZendikariWol on The Lease of Life

2 months ago

Mmkay. I'm a guy who likes a bit of spite in my games, so land destruction sounded like fun.

Probably add Where Ancients Tread for redundancy. Anvil of Bogardan is awesome and also forces opponents to discard. Grimoire of the Dead is also just absurd if your opponents can't answer it. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage is DEADLY in a blue-heavy meta. Hoarding Dragon, though not very offensive, can search up caged sun. Stalking Vengeance, given time to sit, is immensely powerful removal. Hoard-Smelter Dragon is great artifact removal. Heartstone accumulates a LOT of value over time. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker is a free extra Feldon. Skullclamp is also a pile of value.

Also sorry about those that I didn't notice. I'm blind I guess.

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