MTG Card Zalto, Fire Giant Duke
Formats and restrictions
Text of card Zalto, Fire Giant Duke
Trample Whenever Zalto, Fire Giant Duke is dealt damage, venture into the dungeon. (Enter the first room or advance to the next room.)
Fire giants love to fight on a large scale, and Duke Zalto is one of the greatest warmongers of his age.
Rules and information for Zalto, Fire Giant Duke
If Zalto is dealt lethal damage, you will still get to venture into the dungeon.
If Zalto is dealt damage by multiple sources at the same time (usually creatures blocking it), you will only venture into the dungeon once.
To venture into the dungeon, a player moves their venture marker into the next room of the dungeon they are currently in. If they aren't currently in a dungeon, that player instead chooses a dungeon card from outside the game, puts it into the command zone, and moves their venture marker onto the first room.
Moving into a dungeon room will cause its room ability to trigger.
Once you resolve the last room ability of a dungeon, that dungeon is now completed and is removed from the game.
A player may only have one dungeon in the command zone at a time.
The player venturing into the dungeon chooses which dungeon they will venture into. They may choose a dungeon that they have already completed this game.
Dungeon cards are not part of a player’s deck or sideboard. In both constructed and limited formats, players can use any dungeon card when they venture into the dungeon.
You can only move forward (well, downward) in a dungeon, never backwards or sideways.
Dungeons are removed from the game as a state-based action.
If you somehow venture into the dungeon while a room’s ability is on the stack, you will continue on in the dungeon. If you’re already in the last room, complete that dungeon and start a new one.
Choosing the dungeon or room to venture into is part of resolving the venture into the dungeon keyword action. Once that choice is made, players may not respond until after the appropriate room ability has triggered.