Green Gets New Planeswalker In Ellywick Tumblestrum In Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

A brand-new planeswalker from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms has emerged from the dungeon!

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Codename Entertainment, take a look at the first planeswalker to be previewed from Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms — Ellywick Tumblestrum!

+1: Venture into the dungeon.

The first planeswalker previewed from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms also introduces a new, complex mechanic — venture into the dungeon. In short, dungeons are placed in your Command Zone (yes, even in formats outside Commander). When you venture into the dungeon, the player puts a venture marker on the first room of the dungeon and the room ability activates. Each time you activate a venture ability beyond the initial one, you’ll move your marker deeper into dungeon, triggering actions as you go, until the dungeon is complete. For reference, here are a few dungeons you can expect to navigate through.

-2: Look at the top six cards of your library. You may reveal a creature card from among them and put it into your hand. If it’s legendary, you gain 3 life. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

Using Ellywick’s -2 ability allows you to dig for creatures, and you may even find some willing to help you venture further into the dungeon. The conditional life gain is also a nice added bonus if your deck is packing legendary creatures.

-7: You get an emblem with “Creatures you control have trample and haste and get +2/+2 for each differently named dungeon you’ve completed.”

Ellywick’s ultimate ability resembles many green planeswalkers — granting trample, haste, and bonus stats, but rather than having the stat bonus be a static number, it looks at the number of dungeons you’ve completed, meaning it can be anywhere from +0/+0 to upwards of +4/+4 and beyond. Better keep track of those dungeons you’ve completed!

So what do you think of Ellywick Tumblestrum? How will the venture into the dungeon mechanic impact your favorite formats? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is scheduled for release on July 23. View our official preview gallery.