MTG Lord of the Rings Card List: A Journey Through Middle-Earth in Magic Form

Unveiling the Treasures: Exploring the MTG Lord of the Rings Card List

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The highly anticipated MTG Lord of the Rings set is set to bring the epic world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth to life in the realm of Magic: The Gathering (MTG). As fans eagerly await the release of this extraordinary crossover, the card list has finally been unveiled and showcases a blend of both book and film content from the Lord of the Rings series. Join us as we delve into the MTG Lord of the Rings card list, uncovering the iconic characters, moments, and artifacts that will grace the decks of players and collectors alike.

The full card list has been released, but here we’ll take a look at some highlights.

MTG Lord of the Rings Card List

The Fellowship of the Ring and other characters

The heart of the Lord of the Rings saga lies in the diverse and heroic members of the Fellowship of the Ring. Frodo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Samwise Gamgee, and many many more. Each one has a different colour identity, and each with different abilities – and of course all of them legendary, so you can build a commander deck around any of them.

Some of our favorite picks for the iconic Lord of the Ring Characters are:

CharacterColour IdentityEffects
Frodo, Sauron’s BaneWhite– If Frodo, Sauron’s Bane is a Citizen, it becomes a Halfling Scout with base power and toughness 2/3 and lifeline.
– If Frodo is a Scout, it becomes a Halfling Rogue with “Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game if the Ring has tempted you four or more times this game. Otherwise, the Ring tempts you.”
Samwise the StoutheartedWhiteFlash
When Samwise the Stouthearted enters the battlefield, choose up to one target permanent card in your graveyard that was put there from the battlefield this turn. Return it to your hand. Then the Ring tempts you.
Gandalf, Friend of the ShireBlue Flash
You may cast sorcery spells as though they had flash.
Whenever the Ring tempts you, if you chose a creature other than Gandalf, Friend of the Shire as your Ring-bearer, draw a card.
Gollum, Patient PlotterBlack When Gollum, Patient Plotter leaves the battlefield, the Ring tempts you.
– Sacrifice a creature: Return Gollum from your graveyard to your hand. Activate only as a sorcery.
Sauron, the NecromancerBlackMenace
Whenever Sauron, the Necromancer attacks, exile target creature card from your graveyard. Create a tapped and attacking token that’s a copy of that card, except it’s a 3/3 black Wraith with menace. At the beginning of the next end step, exile that token unless Sauron is your Ring-bearer.
Bilbo, Retired BurglarRed, BlueWhen Bilbo, Retired Burglar enters or leaves the battlefield, the Ring tempts you.
Whenever Bilbo deals combat damage to a player, create a Treasure token.
Frodo BagginsWhite, GreenWhenever Frodo Baggins or another legendary creature enters the battlefield under your control, the Ring tempts you.
As long as Frodo is your Ring-bearer, it must be blocked if able.
Gandalf the GreyBlue, RedWhenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, choose one that hasn’t been chosen —
• You may tap or untap target permanent.
• Gandalf the Grey deals 3 damage to each opponent.
• Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control. You may choose new targets for the copy.
• Put Gandalf on top of its owner’s library.
Tom Bombadil White, Black, Green, Red, BlueAs long as there are four or more lore counters among Sagas you control, Tom Bombadil has hexproof and indestructible.
Whenever the final chapter ability of a Saga you control resolves, reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a Saga card. Put that card onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. This ability triggers only once each turn.
Gandalf the WhiteWhiteFlash
You may cast legendary spells and artifact spells as though they had flash.
If a legendary permanent or an artifact entering or leaving the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.

Powerful Artifacts and Weapons

Middle-Earth is brimming with powerful artifacts and weapons that have become synonymous with the Lord of the Rings narrative. The MTG Lord of the Rings set will naturally feature iconic items like the One Ring itself, Sting (Bilbo and Frodo’s elven blades), Andúril (Aragorn’s sword), the Evenstar pendant, and more. More importantly though, accompanying this set is the new mechanic based on the One Ring. Certain creatures will give you ‘Burden Counters’ which represent the corrupting nature of The One Ring in the lore; as the longer one held it, the further and more it would corrupt them. Which ties into one of the effects of the One Ring: “At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life for each burden counter on The One Ring.”

Other special artifacts and weapons you can expect are:

ArtifactColourEffect
The One RingColorlessIndestructible
When The One Ring enters the battlefield, if you cast it, you gain protection from everything until your next turn.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life for each burden counter on The One Ring.
{T}: Put a burden counter on The One Ring, then draw a card for each burden counter on The One Ring.
Gimli’s AxeRedEquipped creature gets +3/+0.
As long as equipped creature is legendary, it has menace. (It can’t be blocked except by two or more creatures.)
Equip {2}
Barrow-BladeColorlessEquipped creature gets +1/+1.
Whenever equipped creature blocks or becomes blocked by a creature, that creature loses all abilities until end of turn.
Equip {1}
Mirror of GaladrielColorless Scry 1, then draw a card. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each legendary creature you control.
Trailblazer’s BootsColorlessEquipped creature has nonbasic landwalk. (It can’t be blocked as long as defending player controls a nonbasic land.)
Horn of GondorColorlessWhen Horn of Gondor enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Human Soldier creature token.
{3}, {T}: Create X 1/1 white Human Soldier creature tokens, where X is the number of Humans you control.

Legendary Locations and Landscapes

From the serene beauty of Rivendell to the treacherous peaks of Mount Doom, the landscapes of Middle-Earth are integral to the Lord of the Rings saga. The Shire, Lothlórien, Mordor, and Helm’s Deep will all feature in Land art but equally there are some notable location that are unique Legendary land.

LocationEffect
Minas TirithMinas Tirith enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a legendary creature.
{T}: Add {W}.
{1}{W}, {T}: Draw a card. Activate only if you attacked with two or more creatures this turn.
Mines of MoriaMines of Moria enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a legendary creature.
{T}: Add {R}.
{3}{R}, {T}, Exile three cards from your graveyard: Create two Treasure tokens.
Barad-dûrBarad-dûr enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a legendary creature.
{T}: Add {B}.
{X}{X}{B}, {T}: Amass Orcs X. Activate only if a creature died this turn.
Shire Terrace: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Shire Terrace: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

Final Word

As the release date approaches, anticipation continues to build. Collectors and players alike eagerly await the opportunity to acquire these treasured cards and construct their own decks inspired by the mythic world of Lord of the Rings. Prepare to step into the realm of Middle-Earth and embrace the magic of the MTG Lord of the Rings set, where the power of the ring and the destiny of nations lie in your hands.

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