Here’s An Exclusive Magic: The Gathering The Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-Earth Card Preview

A very exciting new set!

The hype has been building for quite some time now, but the next Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond set and arguably one of the most talked-about set releases in recent memory, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, is nearly here. And aside from the general excitement around the drop on June 23rd it also means we’re back with another exciting exclusive card preview.

The straight-to-Modern The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth set will take players to familiar locations in a unique spin on Tolkien’s universe, with its iconic characters imagined in stunning card form and retellings of pivotal events in the Third Age. It’s a huge event for collectors and The Lord of the Rings fans alike, with gorgeous serialised Rings of Power cards in the mix and, of course, the ridiculous The 1 of 1 Ring card, which as the name suggests is completely one of a kind and hiding in wait in a Collector Booster somewhere in the world.

If this is all sounding as exciting as it should, you can head to the official page for Magic: The Gathering The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, and don’t forget to attend your local pre-release event for the set – you can head here to locate your nearest pre-release at a Wizards Play Networks store.

Without further ado though, let’s take a look at the exclusive reveal of one of the brand-new cards in MtG’s The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth set – Fall of Cair Andros.

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Depicting a catastrophic event that saw Sauron send a battalion of Orcs and Easterlings to lay waste to the fortified island of Cair Andros, a critical location in the War of the Ring, this card is a rare, red Enchantment with a 3{R} cost.

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Fall of Cair Andros’ ability creates a number of Orcs based on any excess noncombat damage dealt to an opponent, as +1/+1 counters on either an Army belonging the controlling player or on a 0/0 black Orc Army token created first.

A second ability allows the controller player to tap 7{R} to deal 7 damage to a target creature, which should feed nicely back into the previous effect.

It’s an attractive-looking card too, despite the sombre subject matter, especially in its extended art form as pictured above. You can learn more about the rest of the new set on the official Magic the Gathering website here.


Amazon has The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth pre-orders available now: