Quote from gumgodI've been wanting to build a Jaya EDH for a while, and am just now throwing one together. I was wondering about your thoughts on the Kaldra package. Sword of kaldra in particular seems good of you run into a lot of indestructible things in your meta. I haven't tested it yet though, and I'd have to pull it out of my Sisay deck since I only have one. Turns that second ability into something nice and turns any other creature in your deck into a real threat. Also exile all creatures seems good, and even better of you have Akroma's memorial in play.
Quote from BügeIt seems like Crawlspace would be a better option than Caverns of Despair. The 'space affects only you, making swarm strategies unviable against you alone, whereas the Caverns will lock down and frustrate the whole table. They both have political applications, I will admit. Some people might be glad for the global restriction of the Caverns, but I'd still choose Crawlspace.
Second, Crawlspace can be dug up with Goblin Welder in a pinch. Which reminds me, why not use Great Furnace as Welder fuel?
Quote from SaraceenPsychoOr Smoke ^^.
Quote from Archangel29Hey, Weebo. I've been a longtime follower of this primer and have had a preliminary Jaya list put together for quite a while, just didn't want to spend the couple hundred that it would take to finish her since I have 3 completed decks at the moment. I was hoping you could give me some feedback on cuts, etc.
I have any card I was considering as a possibility on the maybeboard and, with the size of it, it's gotten to be a bit difficult to prioritize which cards are important. It doesn't have to be a complete or in depth rundown by any means, simply what cards I have in my mainboard that are less of a priority than specific cards from my maybeboard.
Here's the link: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jaya-ballard-planeswalker/
Thank you in advance for the advice. I really enjoy reading through the updates you have on here.
(obviously, the expensive maybeboard cards would be in the main deck if I could afford to drop 300 dollars on 2 cards, so just ignore those. They'll find a spot if and when I get them.)
Quote from WyvernSlayerThat is a delicious Jaya brew you have. Very similar to my own, although I do have a few questions/comments regarding your card choices:
Alpha Brawl - how has this been for you? It looks good on the surface as a "board wipe" of sorts, but 8 mana puts it behind All Is Dust (which you're already running) and arguably even Mogg Infestation (which I had reasonable success with and is a fiendish trick with Repercussion).
Shield of Kaldra - Seems pretty clunky, but you do have Sword of Fire and Ice in your maybeboard, so I assume this card is set to be improved upon.
Braid of Fire - Seems good in theory, but I've never been able to get it to do anything meaningful. For the initial cost I'd rather just play a mana rock.
Wake of Destruction - I love you.
And you'll want to find room for Past in Flames, for sure - that card is bonkers.
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@WyvernSlayer: Looks spicy. How have all the walkers and X-cost burn spells been treating you?
Quote from BügeBurnished Hart seems like it would be a good addition to this deck.