Greetings all.
I have been reading through the Silmarillion and I notice that many of the first age heroes and villians are much more powerful than the heroes and villians in the 3rd age.
Because of this I have been wondering how powerful Morgoth was when he began to take over Arda. I see Sauron as extremely powerful but how would he fare against Morgoth?
Questions I ask are:
-How skilled was Morgoth in hand to hand?
-How powerful was he?
-How skilled was he with "Magical" Powers?

cheers.