Title? I don't need no stinkin' title.
I always assumed Gandalf was a politician with access to a fireworks supplier and flash bangs (to scare off the goblins) who had a fast horse. The only real magic he did while there were witnesses was when he broke his staff. Absolutely everything else we're just supposed to take his word for it.
I mean, the guy had a good PR department, but that was about all.
Of course comparing LOTR with D&D is about as useful as comparing D&D to superheroes. There are some superficial similarities along with just as many differences.