Wizard

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Wizards are immortal spirits who adopted the guise of wise men to aid the races of Middle-Earth in their struggle against Sauron. In this game, they are a race that only appears as a handful of unique characters, although two of them are main characters of Lord of the Rings and thus have many different versions. Five wizards appear in Lord of the Rings:

While Lord of the Rings aficionados might note that the wizards are actually Maiar in the guise of men, in this game "wizard" is considered as a separate race from Maia. The only character with the race of Maia in this game is Sauron himself. Cards which affect wizards do not affect Sauron, and no card mentions Maia by name.

Interactions[edit]

There are both Free Peoples and Shadow wizard cards, so this leads to some unusual interactions. Some cards can interact with both Free Peoples and Shadow wizards, including Perspective (18U25) , Alatar Deceived (13R78) , Pallando Deceived (13U79) , Radagast Deceived (13R80) , Staff of Saruman, Fallen Istar's Stave (13R81) , and Throne of Isengard (17R39) .

Possession and artifact cards that say "Bearer must be a wizard" without specifying a culture or card type can be played on your opponent's wizard characters, although this is almost impossible with Free Peoples cards and rarely useful with Shadow cards. These cards include Wizard Staff (2C29) , Brego (4U263) , Horse of Rohan (4C283) , Shadowfax, Roaring Wind (13R40) , and Staff of Saruman, Fallen Istar's Stave (13R81) . All of these cards can be transferred from Gandalf or Radagast to a minion version of Saruman (or vice versa!) by Strange-looking Men (11R100) .

These cards all either interact with all wizards, or with all Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf culture wizards; cards that interact with Gandalf or Saruman by name have not been included. All cards below are Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf culture Free Peoples cards or Culture Isengard.svg Isengard culture Shadow cards unless otherwise noted.


See Also[edit]


List of Cards with the Wizard Race[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
Gandalf, Friend of the Shirefolk (1R72) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Gandalf is strength +1 for each of these races you can spot in the fellowship: Hobbit, Dwarf, Elf, and Man.
Gandalf, The Grey Wizard (1P364) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Fellowship: Exert Gandalf to play a companion who has the Gandalf signet. The twilight cost of that companion is -2.
Gandalf, The Grey Pilgrim (2P122) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard At the start of each of your turns, you may draw a card.
Gandalf, Greyhame (4R89) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Fellowship: If the twilight pool has fewer than 2 twilight tokens, add Twilight 2.svg to play a character from your discard pile.
Gandalf, The White Wizard (4C90) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard While you can spot 3 twilight tokens, Gandalf is strength +3.
Gandalf, Mithrandir (6R30) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Damage +1. Each time the fellowship moves, wound Gandalf.
Gandalf, Defender of the West (7C36) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard While you cannot spot 3 companions of the same culture, Gandalf is strength –2.
Gandalf, Manager of Wizards (7R37) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Skirmish: Place 3 cards from hand on top of your draw deck to make a minion skirmishing an unbound companion strength –3. Any Shadow player may place 3 cards from his or her hand on top of his or her draw deck to prevent this.
Gandalf, Leader of Men (8R15) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard When Gandalf is in your starting fellowship, his twilight cost is -2.
Radagast, The Brown (9R+26) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard The move limit is +1.

Each time the fellowship moves during the regroup phase, each opponent may discard 2 cards from hand to draw 2 cards.

Gandalf, Leader of the Company (11S33) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard While Gandalf is in region 1, each other companion is strength +2. While Gandalf is in region 2, each companion is strength +1. While Gandalf is in region 3, he is strength +2.
Gandalf, The White Rider (12R27) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Skirmish: If Gandalf is not assigned to a skirmish, exert him and another unbound companion skirmishing a minion to make Gandalf strength +3 and have him replace that companion in that skirmish.
Gandalf, Bearer of Obligation (13R33) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard While Gandalf is the Ring-bearer, each time the fellowship moves, add 3 burdens unless you spot 2 other companions and discard 2 Culture Gandalf.svg cards from hand.
Gandalf, Powerful Guide (15R29) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard To play, spot 2 Hobbits.

Each time you play a spell, you may add a burden to wound a minion.

At the start of each skirmish involving Gandalf, you may draw a card and then discard a card from your hand.

Gandalf, Returned (17R17) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard When you play Gandalf (except in your starting fellowship), you may play a Culture Gandalf.svg possession on him from your draw deck or discard pile.

Each time Gandalf wins a skirmish, you may reinforce a Free Peoples token.

Gandalf, Wise Guide (19P8) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Fellowship.

Response: If an event is played, exert Gandalf twice to cancel that event.

Gandalf, Stormcrow (0P64) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard
Gandalf, Stormcrow (0D17) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Damage +3. Defender +3. Skirmish: Exert Gandalf to make a companion strength +1.
Gandalf, Stormcrow (0W17) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard
Gandalf, Returned (0W32) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard When you play Gandalf (except in your starting fellowship), you may play a Culture Gandalf.svg possession on him from your draw deck or discard pile.

Each time Gandalf wins a skirmish, you may reinforce a Free Peoples token.

Gandalf, Powerful Guide (0W38) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard To play, spot 2 Hobbits.

Each time you play a spell, you may add a burden to wound a minion.

At the start of each skirmish involving Gandalf, you may draw a card and then discard a card from your hand.

Gandalf, Olorin (V1_14) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard At the start of your fellowship phase, you may spot 2 Culture Elven.svg allies and exert Gandalf to shuffle a Culture Gandalf.svg or Culture Elven.svg card from your discard pile into your draw deck.

While you can spot 3 Culture Elven.svg allies, Gandalf is strength +2.

While you can spot Elrond, Galadriel, and Celeborn, Gandalf is strength +2.

Saruman, Rabble-rouser (4R33) Culture Dunland.svg Dunland Minion • Wizard Saruman may not be assigned to a skirmish.

Each time the fellowship moves, the Free Peoples player must exert a companion for each Culture Dunland.svg Man you can spot. Skirmish: Exert Saruman to make a Culture Dunland.svg Man strength +2.

Saruman, Keeper of Isengard (3R68) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard Saruman may not take wounds during the archery phase and may not be assigned to a skirmish.

Uruk-hai are fierce.

Response: If an Uruk-hai is about to take a wound, exert Saruman to prevent that wound.

Saruman, Servant of the Eye (3C69) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard Saruman may not take wounds during the archery phase and may not be assigned to a skirmish.

Assignment: Exert Saruman to assign an Culture Isengard.svg minion to a companion (except the Ring-bearer). That companion may exert to prevent this.

Saruman, Black Traitor (4R173) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard Saruman may not take wounds during the archery phase and may not be assigned to a skirmish.

When you play Saruman, you may discard a condition.

Shadow: Exert Saruman to play Saruman’s Staff from your discard pile.

Saruman, Master of Foul Folk (5R56) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard Saruman may not take wounds during the archery phase and may not be assigned to a skirmish.

Each time the fellowship moves, you may heal each Culture Isengard.svg Orc twice.

Shadow: Exert Saruman to play an Culture Isengard.svg possession from your discard pile.

Saruman, Of Many Colours (12R54) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard Damage +1. Fierce. Lurker. (Skirmishes involving lurker minions must be resolved after any others.) When you play Saruman, name a culture. Each companion of the named culture is strength –1.
Saruman, Instigator of Insurrection (17R37) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard Saruman cannot be assigned to a skirmish.

While you can spot 6 companions, each minion gains hunter 2.

Response: If a hunter minion is about to take a wound, exert Saruman to prevent that.

Saruman, Many-coloured Wizard (0D20) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard Damage +3. Fierce. Assignment: Exert Saruman to assign him to an unbound companion. Skirmish: Exert Saruman to make him strength +1.
Saruman, Many-coloured Wizard (0W20) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard
Saruman, Instigator of Insurrection (0W36) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard Saruman cannot be assigned to skirmish an unwounded character.

While you can spot 6 companions, all minions gain hunter 2.

Response: If a hunter minion is about to take a wound, exert Saruman to prevent that.

Saruman, Fell Voice (V1_30) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard While you cannot spot a weather, Saruman may not take wounds in the archery phase and may not be assigned to a skirmish.

While at a site bearing a weather, each Culture Isengard.svg minion is strength +2.

Response: If the fellowship moves from a site bearing a weather, discard this minion to exert each companion.

Saruman, Coldly Still (17S48) Culture Men.svg Men Minion • Wizard Each Culture Men.svg minion bearing a possession is strength +2.

Skirmish: Exert Saruman to play a Culture Men.svg possession from your discard pile.

Saruman, Agent of the Dark Lord (12S144) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Wizard Lurker. (Skirmishes involving lurker minions must be resolved after any others.)

Skirmish: Exert Saruman to make an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion strength +2.

Each time a companion is killed, you may heal Saruman.

Saruman, Curunir (17S115) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Wizard Each time an Culture Uruk-hai.svg hunter wins a skirmish, heal a different Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion.

Skirmish: Exert Saruman twice to make a companion lose the hunter keyword until the start of the regroup phase.

Saruman, Master of the White Hand (17R116) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Wizard Each companion is resistance -1.

Skirmish: Exert Saruman to discard a condition borne by a companion skirmishing an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion.

Gandalf, Leader of Dwarves (30S25) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Wise. Each time you reconcile, draw 2 cards. Skirmish: Play a [Gandalf] skirmish event and add a doubt to play a Dwarf from your draw deck. Skirmish: Play a [Dwarven] skirmish event to make an Orc skirmishing Bilbo strength -2.
Gandalf, Friend of Thorin (30S26) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Wise. While you can spot 2 [Dwarven] follower, Gandalf cannot be discarded. The twilight cost of Thorin is -2. Fellowship: Discard a [Dwarven] follower and add a doubt to draw 3 cards.
Gandalf, The Grey (30S27) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Wise. Each time you play a [Gandalf] event, you may wound a minion (except Smaug). Fellowship: Add 2 doubts to play an artifact or a Dwarf companion from your draw deck or discard pile.
Gandalf, Leader of the Company (30S28) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Wise. Gandalf cannot be discarded. At the start of each of your turns, you may add a doubt to play a Dwarf companion from your draw deck.
Radagast, The Brown (31HH17) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Ally • Home 5 • Wizard Wise. Fellowship: Play Gandalf from your discard pile to make the move limit for this turn +1. Choose an opponent who may draw 2 cards.
Saruman, The White (32HG24) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Ally • Home 3 • Wizard Wise. Gandalf is defender +1. Fellowship: Discard a Wise ally to play Gandalf from your discard pile. Skirmish: Exert Saruman to make a Wise character strength +2 (limit +2).​


List of Cards that Interact with the Wizard Race[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
Wizard Staff (2C29) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Staff Bearer must be a Wizard.

Skirmish: Exert bearer twice to make a minion strength -3.

Wizard Staff (7C52) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Staff Bearer must be a Wizard.

Skirmish: Exert bearer twice to make a minion strength –3.

Sent Back (9R27) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition • Support Area Skirmish: Discard this condition to discard each minion skirmishing a Wizard. Place that Wizard in your dead pile.

Fellowship or Regroup: Play a Wizard (even if another copy of that Wizard is in your dead pile).

Borne Far Away (10R14) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Fellowship Spot your Wizard to exchange a companion in hand with a companion in your dead pile or discard pile.
Gathering Wind (10C16) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Maneuver Exert your Wizard and choose a number. Make each minion with that twilight cost strength –2 until the regroup phase.
Out of the High Airs (10R17) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Response If the fellowship moves during the regroup phase, exert your Wizard to discard each minion.
The Art of Gandalf (11U28) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Support Area To play, spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard.

Regroup: Stack a spell from hand here.

Fellowship: Discard a Culture Gandalf.svg card from hand to take a card stacked here into hand.

Ease the Burden (11U29) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Fellowship Exert a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard to remove a burden (or 2 burdens if the fellowship is at a dwelling site).
Final Account (11C31) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Fellowship To play, exert a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard.

Discard 2 cards from hand to take a Free Peoples card and a Shadow card from your discard pile into hand.

G for Grand (11S32) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition • Support Area While you can spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard, each companion who has resistance 6 or more is strength +1.
Gandalf's Staff, Ash-staff (11R34) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Artifact • Staff Bearer must be a Wizard.

If bearer is Gandalf, he gains muster. (At the start of the regroup phase, you may discard a card from hand to draw a card.) Each time bearer wins a skirmish, choose a Shadow player who must wound a minion.

Inspiration (11C36) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Skirmish Spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard to reveal your hand and make a minion strength –3 for each companion in your hand (or –4 for each if the fellowship is at a battleground site).
New Authority (11U37) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition • Support Area To play, spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard.

Each time a Shadow card adds a burden, you may remove Twilight 3.svg.

Response: If a minion uses its special ability, discard this condition to cancel the effect of that special ability.

New-awakened (11U38) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Fellowship Spell. Toil 2. (For each Culture Gandalf.svg character you exert when playing this, its twilight cost is –2.) Spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard to discard 2 conditions from play.
Prolonged Struggle (11C39) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Skirmish Exert a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard and spot 2 companions who each have resistance 7 or more to wound a minion that Wizard is skirmishing twice.
Discoveries (12R26) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Fellowship Spell. Toil 3. (For each Culture Gandalf.svg character you exert when playing this, its twilight cost is –3.)

Spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard and X other companions to examine the top X cards of your draw deck. Replace those cards in any order.

Introspection (12U29) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Fellowship Spell. Choose one: Spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard to choose an opponent who must discard one of his or her conditions from play; or spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard at a battleground site to discard a condition from play.
Salve (12C32) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition Spell. To play, spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard.

Bearer must be a companion. Limit 1 per bearer.

Response: If bearer is about to take a wound that would kill him or her, discard this condition to prevent that wound.

Traveled Leader (12C34) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Maneuver,Regroup Spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard to replace a site in the fellowship’s current region with a site from your adventure deck.
Shadowfax, Roaring Wind (13R40) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Mount Bearer must be a Wizard.

When you play Shadowfax, you may reinforce a Culture Gandalf.svg token.

Skirmish: Remove 2 Culture Gandalf.svg tokens to wound a minion skirmishing bearer.

Traveler’s Homestead (13R42) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition • Support Area To play, spot a Wizard.

When you play this, add X Culture Gandalf.svg tokens here, where X is the current region number.

Maneuver: Discard this from play or remove 2 tokens from here to discard a Shadow condition from play.

A New Light (17U15) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Fellowship Spell.

Spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard to return a minion to its owner's hand from its owner's discard pile. Reveal that Shadow player's hand and discard a minion from his or her hand.

Gwaihir, The Windlord (17R20) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Follower Aid - Add a threat. (At the start of the maneuver phase, you may add a threat to transfer this to a companion.)

If bearer is a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard, each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may exert a minion (if that minion is a Wizard, wound it instead).

Scintillating Bird (17R23) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition • Support Area Spell.

Fellowship: Exert your Wizard and choose an opponent to name either Free Peoples or Shadow. Reveal the top three cards of your deck. If you revealed at least two of the chosen card type, take those cards into hand, otherwise, discard those cards.

Shadowfax, Greatest of the Mearas (17R24) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Mount Bearer must be a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard.

Discard all other possessions on bearer and bearer may not bear a hand weapon.

Fellowship: Add a threat to remove a burden.

Drawn to Full Height (18C19) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Skirmish Spell. Spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard to make a minion lose all strength bonuses from possessions.
One-Upsmanship (18U23) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Maneuver Spell. Spot 2 pipeweed cards to remove a burden for each Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard you can spot.
Perspective (18U25) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition • Support Area Maneuver: Add 2 threats and spot a Wizard to prevent a Shadow player from using special abilities on Shadow cards until the regroup phase.
Radagast's Herb Bag (18R26) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession Bearer must be a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard.

Each time you play a Culture Gandalf.svg spell, you may exert bearer to wound a minion.

Stern Words (19P9) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition To play, spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard.

Bearer must be a companion.

Each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may transfer this condition to another companion.

Brego (4U263) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Mount To play, spot a Culture Rohan.svg Man. Bearer must be a Man, Elf, or Wizard. When you play Brego, you may heal bearer.

At the start of each skirmish involving bearer, each minion skirmishing bearer must exert.

Horse of Rohan (4C283) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Mount To play, spot a Culture Rohan.svg Man. Bearer must be a Man, Elf, or Wizard.

At the start of each skirmish involving bearer, each minion skirmishing bearer must exert.

One of You Must Do This (3C63) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Maneuver: Exert an Culture Isengard.svg minion to make the Free Peoples player exert X companions, where X is the number of these races you can spot in the fellowship: Dwarf, Elf, Man, and Wizard.
Alatar Deceived (13R78) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Condition • Support Area Each time a Wizard wins a skirmish, this condition becomes a fierce, damage +1 Wizard minion until the start of the regroup phase that has 11 strength and 1 vitality, and cannot take wounds or bear other cards. This card is still a condition.
Pallando Deceived (13U79) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Condition • Support Area At the start of the maneuver phase, you may exert a Wizard to make this condition a fierce Wizard minion until the start of the regroup phase that has 10 strength and 1 vitality, and cannot take wounds or bear other cards. This card is still a condition.
Radagast Deceived (13R80) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Condition • Support Area Each time a Wizard heals, this condition becomes a fierce Wizard minion until the start of the regroup phase that has 12 strength and 1 vitality, and cannot take wounds or bear other cards. This card is still a condition.
Staff of Saruman, Fallen Istar's Stave (13R81) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Artifact • Staff Bearer must be a Wizard.

Regroup: If Saruman is the only minion you can spot, discard this artifact from play to return him to your hand.

Throne of Isengard (17R39) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Artifact • Support Area Each time you play Saruman, spot a minion. That minion is fierce until the start of the regroup phase.

Each Wizard is strength +3 and damage +1.

Massing in the East (3U92) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Event Regroup: Exert a Culture Sauron.svg minion to discard a card from the top of the Free Peoples player’s draw deck for each of these races you can spot in the fellowship: Dwarf, Elf, Man, and Wizard.
Pinnacle of Zirakzigil (11S255) Culture Site.svg Site Site Mountain. At the start of your fellowship phase, you may exert 3 companions to play a Wizard from your dead pile.
Wizard Staff (32HH63) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Artifact • Staff Bearer must be a Wizard. At the start of each of your turns, you may exert bearer to take a [Gandalf] spell from your draw deck into your hand.​




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