Legends Masterworks

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13O7, the Legends reprint of Denethor, Last Ruling Steward (13R64)LOTR-EN13S064.0 card.jpg

Following the introduction of Legends Foil cards in Shadows, Black Rider followed up with a new rank of ultra-rare foil cards dubbed the Legends Masterworks series (usually shorted to just Masterwork). Such cards used tweaked versions of the alternate templates first used in the Countdown to the King collection, with tweaks ranging from minor (expanding the size of gold accents on background elements) to major (using dark text on a pale background rather than the white on dark used in the Countdown). Masterworks were also foiled and were issued a new Collector's Info, with the rarity being a Ring symbol (usually represented with O in text) and issued a new number 1-9.

Masterworks were inserted into booster packs at a rate of approximately 1 in every 35 packs[1]; when combined with the 1 in 9 odds of Legends insertion, each pack retained a 1 in 7 chance of having either an RF or a Masterwork enclosed. Like RF cards, Masterworks always replaced the regular rare.

Masterworks cards were included in Black Rider (set 12), Bloodlines (set 13), The Hunters (set 15), Rise of Saruman (set 17), and Treachery & Deceit (set 18).

Cultures[edit]

Ultimately, not every culture was represented as a Masterwork; indeed, if a culture wasn't part of the original Countdown Collection then it never received a later Masterwork template. As a result Masterworks are ultimately biased towards Free Peoples cultures. Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven, Culture Gollum.svg Gollum, Culture Shire.svg Shire, Culture Men.svg Men, Culture Orc.svg Orc, and Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai never received the Masterwork treatment (and of course neither did Culture Dunland.svg Dunland, Culture Isengard.svg Isengard, Culture Raider.svg Raider, or Culture Sauron.svg Sauron, though these cultures were already set aside post-Shadows).

Curiously, Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven already had a template ready as seen by Gimli, Skilled Defender (0P46)LOTR-EN00S046.0 card.jpg and Axe of Erebor (0P40)LOTR-EN00S040.0 card.jpg, but for unknown reasons never made the leap to Masterwork.

The following is a gallery showcasing each culture's alternate template.


List of Masterwork Cards[edit]

Black Rider




Bloodlines




The Hunters




Rise of Saruman




Treachery & Deceit



References[edit]




Physical Products
Card Product Booster Packs
Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lordsThe Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of FangornReturn of the KingSiege of GondorReflectionsMount DoomShadowsBlack RiderBloodlinesThe HuntersRise of SarumanTreachery & Deceit
Starter Decks Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lordsThe Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of FangornReturn of the KingSiege of GondorMount DoomShadowsBlack RiderBloodlinesThe HuntersRise of Saruman
Deluxe Starter Sets Fellowship of the RingThe Two Towers
Draft Packs Fellowship Draft PackTowers Draft PackExpanded Middle-earth
Card Variants ReprintsFoilTengwarLegendsLegends Masterworks
Tengwar Anthologies The Fellowship of the Ring AnthologyThe Two Towers AnthologyThe Return of the King AnthologyThe War of the Ring Anthology
Complete Packs The Nine Riders CollectionThe Wraith CollectionAge's End
Other Two-Player QuickStart SetRace to Mount DoomUncut Sheets
Unreleased Beta Cards Of Very Little Importance (Beta)Fortune of Fate (Beta)Always a Baggins in Bag End (Beta)Maiden of the Golden Ale (Beta)Ripples in the Pool (Beta)Of Very Little Importance (Beta)It's the Beard (Beta)There are NO Dwarven Women! (Beta)
Non-card Product Merchandise HatsT-shirtsPinsPostersPostcardsBindersAd SpotsDice
Magazines Scrye MagazineInQuest MagazineFan Club Official Movie Magazine

Scrye TTT Player's GuideScrye ROTK Player's Guide

Unreleased Merch 2002 Toy Fair CalendarFilm Cell Cards
New Line Fax Proofs Lithograph ProofsBalrog Promo ProofMines of Moria Booster Pack ProofsMines of Moria Card ProofsMines of Moria Packaging ProofsMines of Moria Poster ProofToy Fair Calendar ProposalMines of Moria Sell Sheet ProofRealms of the Elf-lords Promo ProofsFilm Cell Card Proposal