Game #183: Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

Game #183: Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
Date: 2015-11-24
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland, OR
vs.: Nekusar; Surrak; Uril the Miststalker
Result: Neutral Scoop Loss

Jaya Ballard, Task Mage, Magic, Time SpiralvsSurrak Dragonclaw, Magic, Prerelease CardsNekusar, the Mindrazer, Magic, Commander 2013Uril, the Miststalker, Magic, Alara Reborn

(it’s been awhile since this game was played, so details may be fuzzy)

It was a long night and I wasn’t going to get the chance to play again for awhile, so I decided to try to get one more game in.  I drew a hand that was a ton of mountains and a ruby medallion. I played a Magebane Armor on Turn 3, and Illusionists Bracers and Guttersnipe on Turn 4.

Uril had an early Kor Spirit Dancer and Luminarch’s Ascension, Nekusar had a Howling Mine and a Font of Mythos, Surrak played Sarkhan Vol. Uril played a Bear Umbra and had an Active Ascension, Sarkhan ultimated  and then Nekusar cast a Teferi’s Puzzlebox.  At that point I knew that there wasn’t going to be much I could do (especially since the few things that would have saved me were in my hand at the time, and thus going away), and I really didn’t feel like wasting time with puzzle-boxing, so I scooped and called it a night.

About the Deck:  Many people have done the “Jaya Ballard with lots of cards with Jaya Ballard flavor text” deck, but I figured that I would too.  I like getting to play pyromancer’s gauntlets and goggles in the deck.  There are some of that cheap Jaya knock-off Chandra in the deck as well. Magebane Armor is a fun self-protection trick for Jaya (and it’s fun to throw Illusionist’s bracers on her too to Inferno for 12).

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