Walking Ballista


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
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

multimedia on Nikya of the Old Ways EDH

18 hours ago

Hey, for improvements consider more draw, recursion, tutors and more powerful mana sinks?

Nikya's ability doesn't let you cast noncreature spells so you need to be creative in how you can tutor for creatures. Fauna Shaman is great, but you need to draw her or have ways to tutor for her. Nikya can make a lot of mana with her ability, but you need creatures to use all the mana with. You will not always have a big creature to use all the mana to cast therefore mana sinks give you something to use the mana with.

Cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Gruul Guildgate
  • Rupture Spire
  • Kazandu Refuge
  • Thran Dynamo
  • Firewild Borderpost
  • Illusionist's Bracers
  • Borborygmos
  • Leaf Gilder
  • Terra Stomper
  • Karametra's Acolyte
  • Savageborn Hydra
  • Silvos, Rogue Elemental
  • Ulasht, the Hate Seed
  • Explosive Vegetation
  • Kodama's Reach
  • Zendikar Resurgent

Good luck with your deck.

Vman on Modern competative:Please help me tune ...

21 hours ago

Its not typical , thats why its unique. Modern dredge wasnt a typical dredge deck either and look at it now. Stax pieces arr generally known to only be effective in multiples. And i play a fair amount considering im also running Walking Ballista to shoot down accelerants and enablers. Give the deck a few plays maybe ud like it :)

Chandra585 on Memories Old and New

22 hours ago

This is a great idea for a forum. I have a great memory of this deck: Magic Roons, Laddie. I was playing a game and I wound up with Ashnod's Altar , Trostani Discordant , and Eldrazi Displacer on field and Walking Ballista in hand. At the time, I had no idea that this was an infinite combo. My friend groaned and said “Oh crap, you just win here, right?” “Huh? I do what?” I took another look at the board and everything clicked. I am not ashamed to say that I let off a bit of an evil laugh.

vorpalaxe on Scape On!

1 day ago

i like it. think about 2 Karn Liberated and liek 1 ulamog. i would add a Wurmcoil Engine or two. Ancient Stirrings can grab a land so it will pretty much always grab something. i may take out an Amulet of Vigor or two, also. maybe add some Walking Ballista

naturesnake420 on Ani-moar!

1 day ago

You have Ancestral Statue but you should also consider Cloudstone Curio . Also I like Walking Ballista as another wincon.

Vman on Tron lands without exped map ...

4 days ago

If its any relevant insight im playing both Hangarback Walker and Walking Ballista , the deck functions absolutely fine without tron mana, i was just wondering if the possible boost os worth it over playing more random colorless lands. T6 10 mana is quite nice if it happens on a decent basis :)

Mj3913 on Abyssal Might: Sea Monster Tribal EDH

6 days ago

I see you can make infinite green mana, so why not capitalize on that?. You could do this alternatively by adding Simic Growth Chamber (Voyaging Satyr target). Genesis Wave your deck to the field, add Laboratory Maniac as an alternate win con maybe as you can potentially do the the same with the Hydroid?. Tap everything on board with Icy Blast and/or Gridlock . Nimbus Swimmer for a giant flying sea monster. Walking Ballista to take out everyone/thing.

And if you're not into infinite things then perhaps you'd like Shaman of Forgotten Ways . A bit of creature ramp and a secondary ability that gets overlooked/forgotten alot that can net you a win, esp. against heavy lifegain decks. Well, hope this helps for your first cycle advice ;).

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Walking Ballista occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0,22%

Green: 2,38%

Blue: 0,46%

Black: 0,46%

Golgari: 0,55%


All decks: 0,16%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,04%

Black: 0,05%

Green: 0,06%

Blue: 0,07%

Red: 0,03%

White: 0,03%

U/R (Izzet): 0,08%

Golgari: 0,07%

G/U (Simic): 0,1%

Rakdos: 0,04%

RUG (Temur): 0,2%

BUG (Sultai): 0,08%