Walking Ballista


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Walking Ballista

Artifact Creature — Construct

Walking Ballita enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

: Put a +1/+1 counter on Walking Ballista.

Remove a +1/+1 counter from Walking Ballista: It deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

Walking Ballista Discussion

Grubbernaut on Midrange Sultai

1 day ago

4x Treasure Cruise seems a bit high, especially with no JVP; I might recommend going -1 Cruise, -1 Traverse the Ulvenwald , -1 Walking Ballista and +3 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip. This will make all of your cards a little better by filling the yard, and also be less of a nonbo for Grim Flayer when you delve away the yard with Cruise.

I think you also want 2-4 Fatal Push in the mix, and that'll also get better with JVP, for flashback potential. That being said, I think this looks like a good list that's a lot of fun. Sultai is fantastic in pioneer.


8vomit on Brago Deck - 20 cards ...

1 day ago

Looked through the list, you have a ton of ETB effects, and you are already running peragrin drake, so you might as well run Deadeye Navigator and Palinchron combo. You're also already running blue sun's zenith, so it's a perfect fit. Consider Walking Ballista as a back up blue sun/general value.

You know the old saying, if you cant beat them, join them in combo race.

SirHerpaderp on Meren of Clan Nel Toth Reanimator

1 day ago

Hey multimedia! Thank you again for your in-depth feedback. I was thinking about Woodfall Primus mainly to have another combotarget next to Triskelion for Mikaeus, the Unhallowed to get via Tooth and Nail . But since this does need a sac outlet it seems way less good than mike + trike (which can end the game immediately).

The 4 card-combo you mentioned around Protean Hulk seems nice, tho I'm a little bit concerned how often you can actually go for this combo without drawing the crucial cards too early. I'm still sad that the Hulk can't fetch Mikaeus + Walking Ballista and Viscera Seer to go off directly. But maybe I'm missing something here. In terms of enabling the combo Tooth and Nail seems a little bit better than the Hulk (although it costs 2 more mana).

multimedia on Meren of Clan Nel Toth Reanimator

2 days ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. I don't think adding Woodfall Primus and Greater Good will help to bring consistency. It's adding more CMC which is what you should cut from your deck not add.

Primus has potential as high end creature with an aristocrat theme with Blood Artist / Zulaport Cutthroat , but you're not playing that theme. Melira, Sylvok Outcast can prevent -1/-1 counter from stopping persist thus you can loop Primus with a sac outlet destroying all your opponents noncreature permanents. Adding an aristocrat to this loop makes it infinite life loss for opponents.

There's also an infinite persist combo that Protean Hulk can tutor for: Melira, Sylvok Outcast + Lesser Masticore + Disciple of the Vault + Viscera Seer . This combo is looping Masticore with Seer resulting in infinite life loss of opponents from Disciple since Masticore is an artifact.

You have part of a game winning combo that Hulk can tutor for already Mikaeus and Seer. Adding Walking Ballista who's CMC is 0 finishes the combo by doing infinite damage to your opponents with Ballista. Cards that can reanimate and sac Hulk are powerful especially at instant speed: Necromancy , Apprentice Necromancer , Wake the Dead and Footsteps of the Goryo .

Goretast on Chulane, Collector of Combos [[Aluren]]

2 days ago

Looks pretty solid. I find myself slowly going away from Laboratory Maniac and to Walking Ballista to win because Labman is a dead draw too often. Faeburrow Elder is another bloom tender and goes great with all your untaps. Village Bell-Ringer is also amazing with your dorks and Chulane bouncing bell-ringer to go infinite. Earthcraft is also great to go off and goes infinite with just Shrieking Drake .

greyninja on Creatues That Work Well With ...

4 days ago

Olivia Voldaren I run as a commander. Basilisk Collar and Quietus Spike are in the 99

Walking Ballista would be alright. There's tons of dragons like Balefire Dragon , Flameblast Dragon , Siege Dragon , Drakuseth, Maw of Flames , Vampiric Dragon , etc etc

I like where your head is at! I wish Archetype of Finality wasnt that just seems too high

RNR_Gaming on You Wanted More?

6 days ago

You might want to try Walking Ballista as a 4 of. its arguably the best mana sync creature in the format and can be used both offensively, defensively, and as each to finish off someone if the board state is clogged.

RNR_Gaming on How fast are commanders figured ...

1 week ago

I mean combo would probably be a birthing pod line involving Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Restoration Angel or Devoted Druid with Walking Ballista and Vizer Of Remedies . I don't typically play naya but that's the route I'd go at least for combos. Doubling Season with planeswalkers may also be pretty spicey especially the ones with relevant ultimates.

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Walking Ballista occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Golgari: 0.11%


All decks: 0.31%

Green: 4.54%


All decks: 0.46%