"Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire."
- - Jaya Ballard, task mage (as relayed on the "Sizzle" card)
Jaya Ballard was a pre-Mending planeswalker. She started off her career as a task mage, which was a term for unaffiliated problem-solvers-at-large who operated during Dominaria's Ice Age. She was an associate of Jodah, the Archmage Eternal, and eventually became a planeswalker after various crazy adventures with him. It was previously hinted that she founded Keral Keep, the monastery where Chandra Nalaar trained.
She currently has a creature card and one planeswalker cards. Even though spellshapers did not originally exist in card form during the Ice Age, Jaya's creature card is templated as one, with each of the spells she shapes mimicking a famous card that featured one of her quotes (Pyroblast, Incinerate, and Inferno, in order).
|Planeswalkers of Magic: The Gathering|
|Original Five:|| Ajani Goldmane - Chandra Nalaar|
Garruk Wildspeaker - Jace Beleren - Liliana Vess
|Alara:||Elspeth Tirel - Nicol Bolas - Sarkhan Vol - Tezzeret|
|Zendikar:||Gideon Jura - Nissa Revane - Sorin Markov|
|Scars of Mirrodin:||Karn - Koth of the Hammer - Venser|
|Innistrad:||Tamiyo - Tibalt|
|Return to Ravnica:||Domri Rade - Ral Zarek - Vraska|
|Theros:||Ashiok - Kiora - Xenagos|
|Tarkir:||Ugin - Narset|
|Kaladesh:||Dovin Baan - Saheeli Rai|
|Other:||Dack Fayden - Vivien Reid|
|Commander 2014:||Daretti - Freyalise - Nahiri - Ob Nixilis - Teferi|
|Pre-mending:||Bo Levar - Commodore Guff - Jaya Ballard - Urza|