Walking Ballista


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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

SynergyBuild on How do You determine the ...

4 days ago


Nah man, Food Chain Ayula is a tier 0 deck, being mono-green it is impossible that it doesn't hit 200 mana turn one, and all of that mana being green allowing you to cast Food Chain and Bear-ternal Scourge to cast Ayula and infinitely pump it, fighting all opponents, getting infinite mana to dump into the Walking Ballista that was fetched with your signature spell; Enter the Bearfinite, which draws your whole bear deck and places it onto the field, giving you no maximum bear size.

This deck also has Veil of Summer as its second signature spell for the partner bearmander, Yeva, in bear mode. This means since you have 2,000 mana turn zero you can flash in all of your bears and protect them from 0 mana countermagic.

Now that you have your bears, infinitely large everything and 20,000 mana turn negative one you can then cast Mother Bear to loop it with Bearshnod's Altar and Pull from bear-ternity, to gain infinitely more bears, infinitely pumping them all with your infinitly big Ayula.

Turn negative infinity, instant 100% win. Even has a 100% winrate in the mirror.

UnderworldFiend on Daretti, Duke of Dumpsters

1 week ago

Imperial Recruiter , Walking Ballista , Wurmcoil Engine , Illusionist's Bracers , Kuldotha Forgemaster and Throne of Geth . Your other proliferation costs too much when you don't have infinite mana, bracers will make things like welder, forgemaster, and ravager pop off more effectively, and recruiter will fetch 2/3 of those. Wurmcoil is just too much value to not have.

Demarge on New Chain Veil Combo

1 week ago

yeah this is more parts than what any sort of game should allow happen in commander you would need also some way to have marsil etb trigger 3+ times, needs haste or to live a turn round, and a planeswalker to abuse. All without any of these pieces being effects that tutor/draw/self mill in any way. You could build this combo, but you would need spectators and not opponents to pull it off.

But to make this combo quite a bit more consistent why not replace veil and planeswalkers with Walking Ballista , less cards to combine and on it's own can be useful.

DuTogira on New Chain Veil Combo

1 week ago

This combo works fine with just Gilded Lotus + Mairsil, the Pretender + Morphling . I'm... a little unsure what Quicksilver Elemental is doing to help this combo, since Mairsil, the Pretender already gains the activated abilities of all cards exiled by her with a cage counter.
As far as your pay-off, sure The Chain Veil works, but it requires you to have a walker in play. You could just as easily use something like Cinder Pyromancer or Walking Ballista to make your payoff simpler.
I'd also recommend something like Deadeye Navigator as your "flicker" enabler. Other than having to assemble that 4-5 (depending on how you count Deadeye Navigator ) card combo, you just face the issue of having to stick Mairsil, the Pretender for a full round or somehow give her haste so that she can tap for mana a-la Gilded Lotus ability.

It totally works, but I don't think it's cEDH material by any stretch of the imagination. Lots of moving pieces (read "opportunities for disruption") that are still gated by summoning sickness. Cool find though! It's always nice to see new combo ideas in commander!

Asimiir on Thrasios & Kydele, EDH

1 week ago

here are some cards you could add to your deck

There are many other cards you should add to your deck but they are not for every budget. Cards like :

What do you think?

RebelliousDink on Chulane $200 food chain combo

1 week ago

As said in the other Chulane deck I saw, Aluren is such a great card that there's no reason not to play it.

Sure, you won't Walking Ballista win with it. You will, however, Aetherflux Reservoir win with it.

Aluren + Shrieking Drake , Whitemane Lion , Man-o'-War , Dream Stalker , Fleetfoot Panther , or Silver Drake is infinite castings. Playing into 3 times as many creatures to combo off with is, statistically, far more favorable and leads to a rather peculiar if not overlooked Bant Storm win.


Check out my build. I definitely keep the Food Chain combo in, since it can be a turn 2 win, and it is very good, but I also went balls out and threw a huge heft of Aluren spice in there.

I am also very fond of things like Collector Ouphe to simply shut down Sol Ring , Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , and given Mox that's legal, and even opposing Aetherfluxes (in which case I will Aluren win with Laboratory Maniac , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , or even Approach of the Second Sun .

DINOSAURS65556 on Chulane's fast food chain

1 week ago

Hey, I'm just letting you know I am building a budgeted version of this deck, based around food chain with a $200 budget. So naturally I can't have all the amazing combo pieces, but I'm thinking of replacing those for counterspells, and win with the reliable Food Chain + Chulane, Teller of Tales + Eternal Scourge , finding Walking Ballista and winning the game that way.

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Walking Ballista occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.31%

Green: 4.54%


All decks: 0.46%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Golgari: 0.11%