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Set: The Fellowship of the Ring
Kind: Free People
Culture: Gandalf
Twilight: 4
Card Type: CompanionWizard
Strength: 6
Vitality: 4
Resistance: 6
Signet: Frodo
Game Text: Gandalf is strength +1 for each of these races you can spot in the fellowship: Hobbit, Dwarf, Elf, and Man.
Lore: ”'Among the Wise I am the only one that goes in for hobbit-lore: an obscure branch of knowledge, but full of surprises.'”
Rarity: R

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General Strategy

Gandalf, FotS is a powerful version of Gandalf who is only really usable in Fellowship Block, as subsequent sets released many cards that punish multi-cultural/multi-racial fellowships, such as Grima, Chief Counselor. Also, new versions of Gandalf were released that could obtain strength bonuses from other sources, such as Gandalf, The White Wizard and Gandalf, Mithrandir. Nonetheless, this is the strongest Gandalf available in Fellowship block and works well as a good tank, as he can get up to 13 strength with Glamdring and Wizard Staff. Even if you can't spot all the specified races, spotting 3 is still enough for this Gandalf to be a strong choice (if you have less than 3 you should consider The Grey Pilgrim). Note that you will always be able to spot a Hobbit, so his base strength is actually 7. As this is the best choice of Gandalf for fighting, good cards to use with him are Trust me as you once did (With a Gandalf signet fellowship) and Mysterious Wizard as a large pump, although Servant of the Secret Fire may be preferable due to its increased versatility.

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The Fellowship of the Ring

Other Versions of Gandalf

Defender of the West (P) Mithrandir (P) Stormcrow (P) Leader of the Company (P) Stormcrow (D) The Grey Wizard The Grey Pilgrim Greyhame The White Wizard The White Wizard (T) Mithrandir Defender of the West Manager of Wizards Leader of Men Leader of Men (T) Leader of the Company Leader of the Company (T) The White Rider The White Rider (F) The White Rider (O) Bearer of Obligation Bearer of Obligation (F) Bearer of Obligation (O) Powerful Guide Powerful Guide (H) Powerful Guide (F) Powerful Guide (O) Returned Wise Guide

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