Jaya Ballard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Mythic Rare

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Jaya Ballard

Legendary Planeswalker — Jaya

+1: Add . Spend this mana only to cast instant or sorcery spells.

+1: Discard up to three cards, then draw that many cards.

-8: You get an emblem with "You may cast instant and sorcery cards from your graveyard. If a card cast this way would be put into your graveyard, exile it instead."

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Jaya Ballard Discussion

lucabuda on Izzet time for a controlled burn? (post rotation)

6 hours ago

It would be useful to have Jaya Ballard too, at least in the sideboard. Anyway, through Thousand-Year Storm you can easily make more than 20 damage in one turn with a card like Wizard's Lightning, for example. I wouldn’t say that, but in my opinion the storm is just illegal. =P

FastIsFaster on Guttersnipe burn

2 weeks ago

I would recommend using as many one-drop spells as you can if you are building around Guttersnipe. Consider some of the following:

Warlord's Fury and Crash Through both will let you draw a card, and they cost less than Chart a Course, and you don't have to swing in with creatures (this is especially important when Guttersnipe is your only creature out).

Rescue allows you to protect your Guttersnipe without having to use space for Siren Stormtamer, and it will also allow you to bounce a land you have already used and play it and use it again (if you haven't played a land for turn.

Jaya Ballard seems way too slow for this deck, and for 5 mana I would rather have The Mirari Conjecture out.

In my build, I found myself holding onto Doublecast for a long time, hoping to set up a crazy big damage play, but I switched to Primal Amulet  Flip, I found I played it out as soon as I drew it, and within a turn or two it was flipped, doubling my spells every turn after

That-old-noob on RB Guttersnipe Wizard Burn

2 weeks ago

Hey ZolvaNation, do you think Jaya Ballard or Chandra, Bold Pyromancer would work for my deck? I'm not a fan of their cmc, but just curious. I'm also looking at ways to increase my card advantage. Warlord’s Fury has got my interest there.

DarthVirulence on UR guttersnipe

3 weeks ago

I came up with almost the same list minus one Jaya Ballard and plus 4 Doublecast - Also Enigma Drake and Fight with Fire

I like it a lot!!

mcondero on Burning Vengeance

1 month ago

Jaya Ballard synergizes with pretty much everything in the deck!

Suns_Champion on OH LORD JESUS IT'S A FIRE! | Neheb EDH

1 month ago

TheRedGoat thanks for the thoughts! After some play testing, I agree with you on Jaya. I thought she'd be good but turns out you were right on all counts. I still have high hopes for Fury though!

No update yet, but for anyone interested here are some changes to look forward to!

Out: Jaya Ballard, Price of Glory, Loreseeker's Stone, Nim Deathmantle, Akroma's Memorial

All potentially on the line to make room for the testing of Treasure Nabber, Endless Atlas, Enchanter's Bane, Sunbird's Invocation.

Poaralion on R/U Control

1 month ago

Hey ! Deck seems really nice, I love this kind of stuff.

Jaya Ballard isn't that great in those kind of deck I think. I would swap it for a Glimmer of Genius and maybe a Hour of Devastation .

I would put the Glimmer of Genius in the maindeck. This card is really awesome.

Else, everything seems pretty strong. If you want some spicy stuff, maybe get a couple of Insult / Injury in the sideboard for a surprise victory ?

Arc_N7_Mereel on Want opinions before *FNM/SS*

1 month ago


Saw you were looking for suggestions and such, so thought I would provide some input... 1) I find 4 Bomat Courier to be high, only because it's not usually a card I play more than twice in any one game. I suppose if you find it in your hand you could use it for fodder with Hazoret the Fervent. I would maybe switch out two of these for something with some 'oomf' like a Jaya Ballard and a Glorybringer … Jaya can help any burn deck, but helping the accessibility of your burn cards, and the dragon adds a flying element that posts some serious side effects.

2) Guttersnipe is very solid with burn decks, could move some stuff around to perhaps add 2. Even when the opponent holds a creature advantage, if you have him and just a shock, that's 4 damage with one land and no attacking. Very useful to keep up the burn when your hands begin to fizzle out.

3) Fight with Fireis another card I would consider. It's a game ender if you kick it, and is usually best used in the late mid-end game where burn decks are the most weak.

Just my thoughts! Hope these help!

Please review my deck as well and let me know your thoughts!

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