Jaya Ballard

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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
Ravnica Allegiance: Mythic Edition (RNAMED) Mythic Rare
Dominaria (DOM) Mythic Rare

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Jaya Ballard

Legendary Planeswalker — Jaya

+1: Gain . 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

BMHKain on BMH's Ordeal as a Man in a #MeToo conqured World

4 weeks ago

@4Lark: (sigh...) All right. I have the category set in mind for the revising of this deck; but it seems to farther itself away from such ideas as Female Rights, to just straight out what seems like a bad novella in general. If I can find a way to find the right balance for my opinions on such things, & not intentionally offending others, I'll resume from there. BTW, thanks again for the help thus far.

...

...I wonder how to make a Burn Deck w/ Instants/sorceries as the main weapon; & some Chandra's, Jaya Ballard , Koth of the Hammer , among various other burn effects? This I'll speak of later, for now, I have to even the odds w/ whatever the Macro/Micro thing is. Maybe you could simplify what you mean by that? I seem to be getting my ass handed to me by a glitch (ERROR MACRO) that physically took individual form (ERMAC). ;/

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Awe, I actually like most Planeswalkers though :3

I sort of feel like Jaya Ballard could have been a bit different. She's an incredibly powerful Pyromancer, after all. Instead, they developed her sort of as a spell-slinger.

So, here's a more burn-centric version of Jaya, while keeping in line her spell-slinging potential.


Jaya Ballard

Legendary Planeswalker - Jaya

+1 Draw 1 card. Until the end of your turn, you may cast one sorcery spell as though it had flash. You may discard a card from your hand. If you do, draw an additional card.

-3 Until the end of your turn, cards in your hand have "Discard this card: Deal 2 damage to any non-player target."

-8 Exile any number of cards from your hand and from your graveyard. Each instant and sorcery spell you exile this way deals 5 damage to any target. If a creature would be destroyed in this way, exile it instead.

5


Since she is repurposing your spells, I don't feel like she needs to ramp.

Make a Mad Max inspired Vehicle.

Yiggler on Melek the Weird Wizard

1 month ago

I like it, but I feel like it might be a bit slow. The only forms of ramp, rock, reducer or ritual I can find are Arcane Melee and Jaya Ballard and that in a spellslinger build seems like a recipe for disaster.

TypicalTimmy on how do i make tons ...

1 month ago

griffstick, holy mother of god that's brutal


Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Jaya Ballard

Chandra, Bold Pyromancer

Koth of the Hammer

Generator Servant

Infernal Plunge

Mana Geyser

Geosurge

Seething Song

Pyretic Ritual

Treasonous Ogre

Red Mana Battery

Mage-Ring Network

Desperate Ritual

Soulbright Flamekin

Braid of Fire

Rite of Flame - It'll net you for as the card itself with be in the graveyard as the spell resolves on the stack ;)

Inner Fire

Catalyst Elemental

Gilded Lotus and any of the other variations of it out there

Uhhh.... that's all I know of in red.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Tymias Warchanter GG

Legendary Planeswalker - Tymias

+1: Add GG. Only use this mana to cast instant or sorcery spells.

+1: Until end of turn, whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, scry 1.

-6: You gain an emblem with "whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, create a 1/1 green squirrel creature token".

Starting loyalty: 3


Basically a green izzet walker. It combines Jaya Ballard's first ability, a very blue scry trigger and an ultimate that is the green version of Murmuring Mystic. As all of these abilities are on the weaker end, he gets three loyalty to start with.


The walker was done as I saw TypicalTimmy's post, so I'll still post it. But do his challenge from above.

TheACTR on Mardu Spellslinging

2 months ago

Sorry for the long comments

For subtractions I would remove: Council's Judgment The 3 for 1 potential is nice but you don't have full control of the spell. Plus you have plenty of removal. I'd cut it or run Grasp of Fate in its place

Cut / Ribbons You are playing this for Ribbons but Torment of Hailfire is just better and requires less hoop jumping. And you have Skull Storm, Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless. In fact, Skull Storm can probably be cut too.

Entreat the Angels I like this card but not in this deck.

Insult / Injury You have VERY few damage based sources and that makes this card a dead draw a lot of times.

Jaya's Immolating Inferno Despite two 3 CMC commanders this may be hard to cast sometimes. This would be much better suited as a Comet Storm or Fireball

Rakdos's Return I just think this spell suffers from sorcery speed. Your experience may differ but I have always found I had better things to do with my turn.

Commune with Lava I have a thing against the 'cast it or it's gone forever' card advantage that red gets so this is just prejudice. If you like it, obviously ignore me.

Murderous Cut It isn't bad. Maybe this is drawing unwarranted hate. Potentially costing 1 is pretty sweet.

Jaya Ballard She has three very meaningful abilities but she is so hard to cast reliably in a 3 color deck. Again, your mileage may vary.

Anyways, I love this deck and I hope I helped you with my suggestions. Obviously, I am no expert and my opinions aren't gospel. I hope I didn't come across as rude in these messages either. If I come up with more ideas I will post them later. Good luck!

hkhssweiss on BMH: The Inverted Brainchild (Melek Superstorm)

2 months ago

BMHKain

Focus on cutting down your cards to 100 first. From there test and revise, see which card is your weakest link. What card are you not happy to see and what card are you happy to see. Work backwards in terms of efficiency. What is your main storm combo? Your alternative?

Start with 36 lands, add in your main lines of winning, add in your back up line, than start adding pieces. The community here can help you as well but you have to know what you want to do. As for recommendation on cuts, here is a list that I see that is the weakest links.

Pyromancer's Goggles, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Archaeomancer, Rise from the Tides, Mystic Speculation, Mystic Retrieval, Mizzium Mortars, Invoke the Firemind, Infernal Plunge, Ignite Memories, Howl of the Horde, Empty the Warrens, Devastation Tide, Bribery, Blatant Thievery, Will Kenrith, Jaya Ballard, Jace's Sanctum, Metallurgic Summonings, Wild Ricochet, Opt, Insidious Will, Firemind's Foresight, Cryptic Command, Counterflux, Comet Storm

The above list is one of either things, it's too redundant, doesn't help your plan to storm, doesn't add any value, or it's too high cost on storm turns. Cut the cards first before thinking of swaps, if you keep on adding cards you won't be able to refine and get too clustered in deciding. Hope that helps.

Beeksie on Mono Red Burn

2 months ago

Nice! I threw together a list as well: here. After spending way to much time researching cards this weekend... I found a couple other interesting options that may be a good fit for this combo-style burn deck.

First, Jaya Ballard looks amazing. She does everything we want to be doing in this deck, and the emblem would enable the combo from the graveyard. Primal Amulet  Flip is another option that I think could be great in speeding up a more spell-focused deck. I think it would shine against control.

I also like Demanding Dragon to contend with some of the bigger creature threats in the format. If we can burn everything else to the ground, this could be a great form of removal for Ghalta, Carnage Tyrant or Doom Whisperer. It also goes 1-for-1 with Lyra (who is a massive headache for mono-red in my experience). In playing the regular Frenzy Red build, I often found myself overwhelmed by creatures that were just bigger than anything I had. This would be a step toward midrange, but the meta almost demands it.

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Jaya Ballard occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.15%

Standard:

All decks: 0.04%