A Magic: The Gathering Drizzt card was one of the three new cards revealed for the upcoming set Adventures in the Forgotten Realms as part of a video feature focusing on R.A. Salvatore's iconic Drow character.
Longtime fans of Dungeons & Dragons are well-familiar with Drizzt Do'Urden. For those of you who aren't, he is a Drow Ranger that was created by R.A. Salvatore many, many years ago. He made the choice to flee the Drow realm of the Underdark in search of freedom, fighting battles with his friends in the Forgotten Realms setting.
A lengthy feature called "All Things Drizzt" debuted earlier today featuring an interview with the character's creator, a game developer on the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, and Wizards of the Coast's World Building & Narrative Design Manager Meris Mullaley. It's well worth watching, but it also had some neat surprises for tabletop fans: a total of three new Magic: The Gathering cards were revealed today. Let's break 'em down!
Magic: The Gathering Lolth, Spider Queen Planeswalker Card
First up is a new Lolth, Spider Queen Planeswalker Card making her debut in Magic: The Gathering - Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. Lolth is a powerful Drow goddess who enjoys manipulating her followers.
Lolth, Spider Queen (3BB)
Legendary Planeswalker - Lolth
Whenever a creature you control dies, put a loyalty counter on Lolth, Spider Queen
0: You draw a card and you lose 1 life.
-3: Create two 2/1 black Spider creature tokens with menace and reach.
-8: You get an emblem with "Whenever an opponent is dealt combat damage by one or more creatures you control, if that player lost less than 8 life this turn, they lose life equal to the difference."
Her Darwinian machinations are reflected in her Planeswalker card; she gains a loyalty county anytime one of your creatures dies. These can be used to inflict powerful damage on an enemy player's life if you play your cards right.
Magic: The Gathering Drizzt Card – Legendary Creature
Next up is the Magic: The Gathering Drizzt card, a Legendary Creature that encapsulates much of what people love about this iconic character.
Drizzt Do'Urden (3GW)
Legendary Creature - Elf Ranger
When Drizzt Do'Urden enters the battlefield, create Guenhwyvar, a legendary 4/1 green Cat creature token with trample.
Whenever a creature dies, if it had power greater than Drizzt's power, put a number of +1/+1 counters equal to the difference.
Drizzt Do'Urden is well-known for dual-wielding a pair of scimitars nicknamed Icingdeath and Twinkle; that bit of lore is reflected in his Double Strike ability. His constant companion Guenhwyvar joins him in battle when he comes onto the field.
Aside from the standard card, the Magic: The Gathering Drizzt card is also getting a "rulebook showcase frame" that evokes the style of the older Dungeons & Dragons books.
Magic: The Gathering Bruenor Battlehammer Legendary Creature Card
Finally, we have the Bruenor Battlehammer Magic: The Gathering card. This king of the Mithral Hall is a longtime friend of Drizzt and a powerful warrior in his own right.
Bruenor Battlehammer (2RW)
Legendary Creature Dwarf Warrior
Each creature you control gets +2/+0 for each Equipment attached to it.
You may pay 0 rather than pay the equip cost of the first equip ability you activate each turn.
Bruenor has spent a good chunk of his life trying to reclaim his throne in the Mithral Hall, succeeding several times throughout the course of his adventures. Along with Drizzt, he was a member of the Companions of the Hall, a group of brave adventures who retook Mithral Hall in battle. As with Drizzt's cards, Bruenor is also getting a rulebook showcase variant.
The Magic: The Gathering Drizzt card and the other two additions are pretty sweet; you'll be able to have your fun with them when Adventures in the Forgotten Realms debuts later this year.
As for our beloved Drow hero, we might get to see him in an upcoming movie set in the Forgotten Realms; a live-action TV show focused on Drizzt is also in development. You can check out the "Sleep Sound" animated short that was a part of the "All Things Drizzt" feature from earlier today; you can also check out the official Legend of Drizzt website.
What do you think of the Magic: The Gathering Drizzt card? What other heroes and creatures would you like to see represented in the upcoming Forgotten Realms set? Let us know in the comments below!