Jaya Ballard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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


3 days ago

This is janky and great. I was building something similar for a friend using Jaya Ballard , and there's lots here I hadn't considered. I had never heard of Satyr Firedancer, and now I love it.

TypicalTimmy on Tibalt / Wheel of Fortune Oathbreaker

2 weeks ago

You may want the Planeswalkers that add red mana.

Jaya will allow you to get mana and loot. CTOD gives you mana or card advantage. CBP only gets you mana, but comes with a free Shock tacked on as well.

I_Play_MTG_Arena on Grixis Control - Budget 2.0

2 weeks ago

The Card draw is now: 1x Jaya Ballard , 1x Dack Fayden , 2x Serum Visions , x2 Faithless Looting , x3 Compulsive Research , and x2 Anticipate . Thanks for the sugestion!

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Ziusdra, I'm sorry but I must disagree with Lightning Bolt as a powerful Signature Spell for a couple of reasons.

  • It requires your Oathbreaker to be out on the field. This is a hefty requirement to use an Instant.

  • Paying for 3 damage is great. Paying is okay. Paying is insane. Paying is so laughable that it'd never be cast. After the first two castings, it loses it's value.

I made an Oathbreaker deck that's designed to be budget and runs Jaya Ballard with Collective Defiance because she can cast it immediately after coming out thanks to her +1, it scales with mana, and it is very flexible in it's use; Aka utility.

Here is the deck Budget Oathbreaker - Jaya Ballard if you'd like to take a look at it. It's one of five mono-colored decks. I just made a post about it in the Oathbreaker thread I started.

Aminatou's Game


Choose one -

Return target permanent to the top of it's owner's library. If it was a permanent you owned, scry 3.

Fateseal 3.

Entwine: Pay 2 life or discard a land.

Let's play hide and seek. Only I hide your future and you seek out madness.

I'd actually like to see another Aminatou . She's extremely interesting and I wonder how she would have acted in WAR. She obviously would have never shown up, because she would have seen her own future there and decide to merely not Planeswalk. But let's assume she had?

Make her a Mythic level Planeswalker so that she gets access to all three abilities and has a static ability on top of it :)

Strike_Rouge on KOTH FLING (Oathbreaker wins)

4 weeks ago

Before I begin, I'd like to preface this with the fact that I want this to work, you have no idea.

1.) How do you intend to fish out Genju of the Spires ? It seems fairly important for the deck to run, but I worry it will get flooded out of the odds by the 56 Mountains.

2.) How do you cast things when there's little/no land on your side of the field? I think a deck like this would appreciate some kind of ramp, especially since Fling is going to get hella pricey after the first one or two castings.


What others already said:

Mana ramp:

Misc. Utility:

. . .

That's all that comes to mind off the top of my head. I'll be interested in seeing if/how this deck progresses.

Maqi on Feather Redeems Boros in EDH [Primer]

2 months ago

Jaya Ballard s Emblem would be nice next to Feather.

Coward_Token on "Bird Leaf" | Feather EDH

2 months ago

I thought of you right away when I saw this one, congrats. My musings, hopefully it's not all Captain Obvious:

  • You seem to have already picked up on it but Feather can recur spells on the end of each turn so Instants are a bit preferable (and Flash-enablers)

  • Mark of Asylum , Tajic, Legion's Edge and/or The Wanderer might be nice for more when you want to burn your own critters

  • I'm not sure how Flashback & Jump-Start interacts with Feather's ability, but if it turn out to be OK spells with that are a bit less dependent on your commander being out since you can cast them once from your hand without her, and then safely recur them again once she's on the field. Some combination of Recoup , Past in Flames or even Jaya Ballard might also be used to enable the recursion of lost spells.

  • No Sunforger ? Seems pretty perfect here, for more than two reasons

  • Harness by Force is basically Threaten with Buyback if that's your jam

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Jaya Ballard occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.11%