The Lady of the Mountain is one of the earliest legendary Magic: The Gathering cards in the game. In fact, the legendary subtype made its debut in Legends. Although this creature may look far from impressive by today’s creature standards, it wasn’t actually that terrible back in the day.
The Lady of the Mountain – 4GR
Legendary Creature — Giant (Uncommon)
Her given name has been lost in the mists of time. Legend says that her silent vigil will one day be ended by the one who, pure of heart and spirit, calls out that name again.
Sure, you need red mana to cast The Lady of the Mountain, however you were left with a fairly beefy body. Compare with Craw Wurm. The cool thing about The Lady of the Mountain (aside from that awesome art and flavor text), was its interaction with other cards as a legend.
You could make The Lady of the Mountain gain “bands with other legends” if you controlled a Mountain Stronghold. Another idea would be to save The Lady of the Mountain with a Karakas in response to an opponent’s removal spell.
These days there’s many more cards which interact with the legendary subtype. Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper will allow you to cast it earlier, Sword of the Chosen will pump it, Reki, the History of Kamigawa will allow you to draw a card for casting it, and Captain Sissay can put her into your hand.
While The Lady of the Mountain isn’t an impressive card on its own, it’s a fantastic example of an older Magic: The Gathering card that’s grown more powerful due to its possible interactions with other cards. You won’t be winning any Vintage or Legacy tournaments with it, but The Lady of the Mountain certainly adds some class to your Commander deck.
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