Jaya Ballard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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

FuzzySupreme on Counter burn : Guttersnipe is back

1 week ago

What about Jaya Ballard???? She ramps for instants and sorcery’s and also gives card Draw

Suns_Champion on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

2 weeks ago

I've cracked into the +200 upvote club with OH LORD JESUS IT'S A FIRE! | Neheb EDH. Feels good :)

Anyone have any experience with Jaya Ballard or Khorvath's Fury in EDH yet? Giving them both a try.

Backinthefrey on Jori's school of ctrl+c and X

2 weeks ago

Here are my personal recommendations (with help from n8dm) for cards to add and cut from the deck. Let me know if you have any questions about cuts or recommendations.

Let's start with permanents:

  • First off, I'd recomment Cast Through Time, very fun especially with Swarm Intelligence.
  • Talrand, Sky Summoner provides aerial blockers and an alternate win condition in case you can't burn out your opponent.
  • Mizzix of the Izmagnus and Baral, Chief of Compliance are great for cost reduction of spells.
  • Nivix Guildmage is a great copy engine.
  • Guttersnipe helps with burning out your opponent.
  • Mnemonic Wall and Archaeomancer help get back your good spells.
  • The Mirari Conjecture does the same thing as the two above, but it's a saga.
  • Metallurgic Summonings helps with getting out chump blockers.
  • Jaya Ballard is a really great addition to the deck.
  • Finally, Precognition Field is good card filtering.
  • Now for instants and sorceries:

  • I would recommend Crush of Tentacles, as it's the perfect boardwipe for the deck.
  • I'm gonna recommend the burn spell Jaya's Immolating Inferno, it's a personal favorite.
  • Snap is great for double casting to trigger Jori En, Ruin Diver.
  • Scour from Existence, Rapid Hybridization, and Chaos Warp are great instant speed removal.
  • Pull from Tomorrow is an amazing card draw spell that fits the X cost theme.
  • Lastly, Beacon of Tomorrows allows for some easy infinite turns if you draw your whole deck (doable:Pull from Tomorrow copied a few times).
  • Now to recommend some cards to cut:

  • Brutal Expulsion is too expensive for a pretty weak effect, it's essentially an expensive version of a weaker Remand + Shock combo.
  • I would like to question your addition of Clockspinning, as it can really only be applied to 3-4 targets.
  • Fall of the Titans is not the greatest of burn spells. It might seem good, but you'll never be able to cast it at full potential, as playing it for its surge cost does require you to spend mana on another spell.
  • I'd recommend you cut Magma Spray, there's much better removal out there.
  • Refuse isn't that great because you have to get it into your graveyard to take advantage of its aftermath effects, that paired with the fact that its initial effect is pretty weak.
  • Turn is also rather weak in this format.
  • Aphetto Alchemist and Fatestitcher have very limited application here, it seems as if you run them just to support Echo Mage and Pyromancer's Goggles.
  • Pyromancer's Assault is too weak , too much of an investment without enough of a payout.
  • Honden of Infinite Rage and Honden of Seeing Winds could be cut as the floor is too low and the ceiling isn't high enough, you're only running two of them.
  • Touch of the Void is pretty much a sorcery speed 3 drop bolt.
  • Teleportal can be cut seeing as you don't have many creatures that you'll be attacking with. The two you do have, Hypersonic Dragon and Sphinx of the Final Word already have flying.
  • Serpentine Spike is way too expensive. It is indeed a 3 for one, but that's at best for 7 mana. I'd recommend you just use a red boardwipe along the lines of Blasphemous Act.
  • Recoup doesn't do a whole lot, and it's debatably bad.
  • Processor Assault should be cut and replaced with Flame Slash. Flame Slash is half the mana for one less damage, and there's no additional cost.
  • Master the Way - I'm sorry, but that's just not a good card.
  • It'd be a good idea to replace Hanweir Battlements with Reliquary Tower, as Hanweir Battlements is really just a haste enabler here.
  • Crumble to Dust is not a really great card in a singleton format, and it can be replaced with Pillage.
  • Total suggestions: 24 Total suggested cuts: 18 ; As an extra side question, what's the purpose of all the exile?

    Korath37 on Mono Red Control: A New Concept

    3 weeks ago

    Drawing into Jaya Ballard allows me to cast all my Removal spells for pretty much Free

    I have Goblin Chainwhirler in the deck as he is a First Strike 3/3 and an Little creatures as well

    I tried to have Removal that dealt damage to a Opponent more on creatures as that will In the long run will kill my opponent

    Thank you for asking Sir_Garde

    marowakcity on

    4 weeks ago

    Are you really trying to cast Jaya Ballard in a 20 land deck?

    Thebiggalactus on Jeskai Superfriends

    1 month ago

    Personally I would recommend you take out Jaya Ballard, to me she doesn't fit your deck that well. Most of the instants or sorceries in your deck are cheap to cast to begin with, you have plenty of card draw so her other +1 doesn't benefit you as much, and her ultimate is just not good enough to have to wait 3 turns for. I would also recommend Fumigate over Urza's Ruinous Blast. Most of the stuff you would want to exile right now are legendary so that benefit doesn't mean as much, and the lifegain from Fumigate could save you in close matchups.

    hardhitta71194 on Jeskai Superfriends

    1 month ago

    I have seen similar lists playing Karn's Temporal Sundering, it’s expensive but really good with Walkers on board. You can also use Jaya Ballard to cast it.

    Daggerfella on Need advice on my haste ...

    1 month ago

    Fast Haste Aggro Mono-Red

    the main goal of this deck is to win quickly, adapt, improvise, & overcome whatever the opponent throws at me. Chandra, Torch of Defiance is considered a bonus; however i mostly have been using her in other decks similar to this as a potential for breathing room by turn 4-5 to get more creatures out or to do some spell damage. Usually i get at most 2-3 uses out of before they destroy her.

    Im thinking the biggest issue might be the cards that are mainboarded should be side boarded, maybe some could use more of the cards in there while others could use less such as the Bomat Courier or the Fanatical Firebrand

    most of the deck relies on preventing opponents from activating abilities, blocking, creating a board presence and getting over blockers. However adding in Rekindling Phoenix would be too much IMHO! id rather not spend that much lol which is why i have war cry phoenix. I have a few cards within the Maybe Board that im considering.

    To be honest, the cards i have a play set of (other than Bomat), i may move down to three to make it so i have 3 of each card in the deck that id need, and potentially the ability to put in more land if i need it.

    Just need a little advice on this before i start playtesting it, i find that i cannot properly playtest it on a digital platform due to how old fashioned i am (even tho im tech savvy i still read and prefer paper books and physical mediums over digital aside from the vidya games) The deck is based on High Speed Death, but i have found THAT Deck to be too slow to win in a bunch of cases especially since dominaria came out and a few people abusing Teferi... Im just not 100% sure about how well this might do, so im asking for help on this one, and id rather win most of my games next FNM if I can.

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