Regardless of who is more powerful Magneto would have made the army battles horribly one-sided.
why is Gandalf winning? what's the most impressive thing he did in LOTR?
and when was Magneto limited to just metal? saying he would be useless in a fight if Gandalf wasn't carrying a sword. last I recal Mags had stuff like forcefields
They drive out these long epic speeches just to cast one single lightning bolt or to destroy a small bridge and they use weak looking tk to fight each other!
Magneto was far more impressive, shown levitating the jet and lifting up cars with ease.