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July 16th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Ellywick Tumblestrum 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The greatest bard in the multiverse is here to sing her song of victory!

Ellywick Tumblestrum is the latest Champion to join the Idle Champions roster with Midsummer 4! Read on to hear the music of her bardic might!

I. Ellywick Tumblestrum

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    Thanks to a lucky draw from the notorious Deck of Many Things, Ellywick Tumblestrum is now the Greatest Bard in the Multiverse! Her magnificent music has dazzled beings across many planes, including royalty from the Feywild. The Summer Queen and the Queen of Air and Darkness were so moved by her performance that they gifted the bard her exquisite instrument, the beautiful lute Morningmist. She tells tales of her amazing adventures at the Witchlight Carnival, aided by her frog companion Groak.


Ellywick is a Support, Gold Find, and Healing Champion who uses the Deck of Many Things to augment her abilities. When you want to add her to your formation you can swap her with Tyril (Slot 10).

II. Ellywick's Stats

Race: Gnome Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Class: Bard Gender: Female
Age: 125

STR: 12 DEX: 17 CON: 14
INT: 13 WIS: 12 CHA: 20

Role: Support, Gold Find, Healing
Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Strahd, Zariel
Slot: 10 (Tyril)


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III. Ellywick's Design

Ellywick Tumblestrum is not only a featured Planeswalker in the latest Magic: The Gathering release: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, she is also a character you may encounter in the upcoming D&D TRPG Adventure: The Wild Beyond The Witchlight. We are so excited to continue the fun that Magic started with Ellywick's debut, and get everyone up to speed on her before you run into her on your next D&D campaign!

When we started to design Ellywick, we had the benefit of learning her backstory from The Wild Beyond Witchlight, but also what her Planeswalker Card would bring to the table. It allowed us to take inspiration from both brands' representations of Ellywick to create our own!

Ellywick's title of 'Greatest Bard in the Multiverse' is a powerful title, and it's all based on a lucky pull from the Deck of Many Things. Thanks to the Moon card, she was granted the ability to cast a wish spell, and as those of us lucky enough to wield that power in a D&D game know, a wish spell is not something you cast lightly. She used her wish to become the Greatest Bard in the Multiverse, and join an elite set of bards in Idle Champions, including Calliope, Birdsong, Vlahnya, Paultin, Qillek, Freely, Hew Maan, Orisha, and of course: Deekin. Well, maybe she didn't use the wish spell to join our motley crew, but it was at least a fun side effect!

Because The Deck of Many Things was so integral to her backstory, we leaned heavily on it for her design. The Deck of Many Things is filled with cards that are both beneficial and detrimental, and as Ellywick progresses with the Champions, she pulls a random card from the deck, bringing those effects to the rest of the party! They might buff her Powerful Following which increases the damage of Champions in the column behind her, embolden her Greatest Song In The Multiverse which reduces the health of enemies, or bring extra luck to her Fortunate Soul ability which increases how much gold is found. But there is a small chance a card will be pulled that will make enemies faster and more powerful! There are 5 cards she can pull from the Deck of Many Things, and we took inspiration from both Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons with how those cards affect both Ellywick and the formation.

Her Specializations allow you to increase the power of one of her abilities and increase the chance of drawing more beneficial cards, while her Ultimate Call Of The Feywild takes direct inspiration from her Planeswalker card, bringing 6 fey creatures forth to heal her allies and harm her enemies.

IV. Ellywick's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Quick Strum — Ellywick strums her lute, Morningmist, three times in quick succession, sending out three streaks of magical musical energy that damages random enemies.

Formation Abilities

  • The Deck Of Many Things — Ellywick draws a random card from the Deck of Many Things, gaining the effect as listed below. The effect persists until she draws a new card. She draws a new random card from the Deck of Many Things after completing 100 areas in the formation. This card replaces any card she is already holding. She can draw the same card multiple times during an adventure, but can not draw the same one twice in a row. Possible cards include:
    • Knight (25% chance) - Grants one Knight stack for every 100 monsters killed while this card is active. Knight stacks affect Ellywick's Powerful Following ability.
      • A maximum of 25 Knight stacks can be earned each time this card is active, and all Knight stacks persist after the card is discarded.
    • Moon (25% chance) - Grants one Moon stack for each boss loot sack earned while this card is active. Moon stacks affect Ellywick's Greatest Song In The Multiverse ability.
      • A maximum of 20 Moon stacks can be earned each time this card is active, and 50% of the total Moon stacks persist after the card is discarded, rounded up.
    • The Fates (5% chance) - Disables all existing stacks from The Deck of Many Things while this card is active.
      • When this card is discarded, all existing stacks amounts are re-enabled and increased by 25%, rounded up.
    • Flames (20% chance) - Grants one Flames stack when this card is drawn. All monsters move 100% faster and deal 100% more damage while this card is active for each Flames stack you have, stacking additively.
      • All Flames stacks persist after the card is discarded.
    • Gem (25% chance) - Gain one Gem stack for every three gems collected while this card is active. Gem stacks affect Ellywick's Fortunate Soul ability.
      • A maximum of 20 Gem stacks can be earned each time this card is active, and 75% of the total Gem stacks persist after the card is discarded.
  • Powerful Following — Ellywick increases the damage of Champions in the column behind her by 100%. This ability is increased by 10% for each Knight stack that Ellywick has, stacking additively and applying multiplicatively.
  • Greatest Song In The Multiverse — Ellywick plays music that emboldens the hearts of her allies and saps the will of her enemies. This ability decreases the max health of enemies by 50%. For every 5 Moon stacks the enemy health debuff is applied again, stacking multiplicatively with itself.
  • Fortunate Soul — Gold Find is increased by 50%. This ability is increased by 5% for each Gem stack Ellywick has, stacking additively and applying multiplicatively.

Specializations

  • For The Fans — The effect of Knight stacks on Powerful Following is increased to 25% per stack. In addition, the chance to draw the Knight Card is increased by 10%, while the chance to draw Moon and Gem cards is decreased by 5% each.
  • Faster Tempo — It only takes 3 Moon stacks instead of 5 to increase the effect of Greatest Song In The Multiverse. In addition, the chance to draw the Moon Card is increased by 10%, while the chance to draw Knight and Gem cards is decreased by 5% each.
  • All That Sparkles — The effect of Gem stacks on Fortunate Soul is increased to 7.5% per stack. In addition, the chance to draw the Gem Card is increased by 10%, while the chance to draw Knight and Moon cards is decreased by 5% each.

Ultimate Ability

  • Call Of The Feywild — Ellywick draws six feywild creatures to her; they appear on the right side of the screen and dash towards her across the enemies, dealing damage as they pass by. Once they are gathered, Powerful Following is increased by 200% for 15 seconds and all Champions adjacent to Ellywick are healed for 50% of their max health. After 15 seconds they dash off again to the right, dealing damage to any remaining or newly spawned enemies.


V. Ellywick’s Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Powerful Following
Slot 4: Fortunate Soul
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

It was an absolute pleasure to get the opportunity to reveal Ellywick Tumbestrum's card for Magic the Gathering: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms! We enjoyed the challenge of portraying her epic bardic abilities, as well as the excitement and chaos of one of the most fabled magic items in Dungeons and Dragons. Let us know how excited you are to use Ellywick in your formations, or if you've ever had a game that used the Deck of Many Things, on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

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