Legends Masterworks

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13O7, the Legends reprint of Denethor, Last Ruling Steward (13R64)

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).


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. Dwarven, Gollum, Shire, Men, Orc, and Uruk-hai never received the Masterwork treatment (and of course neither did Dunland, Isengard, Raider, or Sauron, though these cultures were already set aside post-Shadows).

Curiously, Dwarven already had a template ready as seen by Gimli, Skilled Defender (0P46) and Axe of Erebor (0P40) , 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


The Hunters

Rise of Saruman

Treachery & Deceit


Physical Products
Card Product Booster Packs
The Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lords
The Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of Fangorn
Return of the KingSiege of GondorMount Doom
ShadowsBlack RiderBloodlines
The HuntersRise of SarumanTreachery & Deceit
Starter Decks The Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lords
The Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of Fangorn
Return of the KingSiege of GondorMount Doom
ShadowsBlack RiderBloodlines
The HuntersRise of Saruman
Deluxe Starter Sets The Fellowship of the RingThe Two Towers
Draft Packs Fellowship Draft PackTowers Draft PackExpanded Middle-earth
Card Variants Print Runs (First Edition, A Revision, B Revision, Duplicate Version) • ReprintsFoilTengwarLegends (RF)Legends 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
Prizes League KitsDGMA PrizesTournament Prize SupportTournament Foils
Promo Distribution Oversized CardsMagazine InsertsDVD InsertsRetail Reward IncentivesEvent PromosThe Countdown CollectionThe Weta CollectionLOTRO Promos
Other Two-Player QuickStart SetRace to Mount DoomWeta Book CardsProduct Box CountsUncut SheetsSpacer CardsCustomizable League CardsHunters Design-a-Card Contest
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 CardsOfficial Signed 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