KeithDB (Premier Login KeithDB) Forum Owner Posted Jul 27, 2011 10:59 AM
Well, being the former D&D playing nerd I am, I remember an issue of the fantasy role playing magazine "The Dragon" having an article entitled something to the effect of "Gandalf was a 5th Level Magic User." The article took the "spells" Gandalf apparently cast in the books and applied them to their D&D parallels and noted that they were not very high level spells.
I am inclined to agree that Dumbledore could kick Gandalf's arse, even Gandalf the White. I mean Dumbledore can teleport and cast death spells and walls of fire far beyond Gandalf's best.
Though, at particularly for Gandalf the White, once you read The Silmarillion and understand better who and what Gandalf is, there is a strong argument that he never showed anything approaching the full extent of his powers.
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