Gandalf the Grey
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vintage Legal

Gandalf the Grey

Legendary Creature — Avatar Wizard

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, choose one that hasn't been chosen yet —

  • 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.

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Jimmithee on Union of the Two Towers

9 months ago

it might be a bit weird for the theme, but Gandalf the Grey synergises with the deck well...

Caerwyn on UB: LOTR

1 year ago

With the important note that it is still early in spoiler season at the time of writing, I have been rather disappointed with the designs of the unique cards thus far. A lot of them feel like a half-hearted attempt on a fan card thread by someone who only vaguely remembers the books. Take, for example, Gandalf the Grey--the stat block feels like a generic Izzet spellslinger, and thus fails to capture any real feel of the character. Or Tom Bombadil having the "God" creature type. Bombadil is one of the most mysterious characters in the lore, and even Tolkien was reluctant to talk about him. One of the few times Tolkien did speak up was to expressly disavow the notion that Bombadil was a God stand-in (recall, Tolkien was devout Catholic and the world of Arda is likewise monotheistic).

The reskinned cards, such as Gorgoroth as Wasteland and The Bridge of Khazad-dûm as Ensnaring Bridge are excellent and, frankly, do a better job representing the books than anything created specifically for this set. The two instants we have seen thus far also seems solid and do a good job capturing the books' general feel (plus, I am glad to see Reprieve referencing one of my favorite chapters of the book).

Overall, looking forward to seeing more spoilers--especially non-Legendary Creature spoilers--and hope things improve as we see more cards.

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