We believe card legality and format management is vital element to earning the respect of TCG fans and achieving longevity as a game system.
Our philosophy to card legality has been built into the DNA of our product design and organized play program, and aims to:
- Create dynamic meta-games for constructed tournament play
- Support long term utility of card ownership
Classic Constructed Card Legality
Revolving Card Legality Model
Classic Constructed uses a revolving card legality model where cards flow in and out of being legal for tournament play.
A tournament legal Classic Constructed deck may only include generic cards and cards that share the same class as the hero card. Therefore, it's hero cards which ultimately determine the tournament legality of all non-generic cards that exist in Flesh and Blood.
What will happen to hero cards to create a revolving legality model? Living Legend status.
Upon the release date of each booster set, all heroes who have accumulated 10 or more entries on the Roll of Honor, will attain Living Legend status. A hero attains a Roll of Honor entry when that hero wins a professional level tournament. (Professional level tournaments include The Calling, National Champs, and the World Championship.)
You can see Roll of Honor entries, with an overview of each accomplishment, on the Legend page of each hero.
If the class you enjoy playing becomes a Living Legend, you can rest assured another hero with the same class will be released in the future, enabling you to play your favorite cards from that class in new ways in the Classic Constructed format.
Classic Constructed includes every card that has been released in a Flesh and Blood retail product, with the exception of hero cards that have attained Living Legend status, and cards that have been banned from official play.
Any printing of a card that has been released in the following products can be included in a Classic Constructed deck:
- Crucible of War
- Arcane Rising
- Welcome to Rathe
- Hero Deck - Rhinar, Reckless Rampage
- Hero Deck - Bravo, Showstopper
- Hero Deck - Katsu, the Wanderer
- Hero Deck - Dorinthea Ironsong
- Welcome Deck - Ira, Crimson Haze
The following cards are not legal for Classic Constructed official play because they have not been released in a retail product:
- Go Bananas (LSS002-P)
The following hero cards have attained Living Legend status and are therefore not legal in Classic Constructed
The following cards are banned in Classic Constructed:
Roll of Honor
|Hero||Roll of Honor Entries|
Blitz Card Legality
Blitz includes every card that has been released in a Flesh and Blood retail product, with the exception of cards that have been banned from official play.
The following cards are not legal for Blitz official play because they have not been released in a retail product:
- Go Bananas (LSS002-P)
The following cards are banned in Blitz:
Blitz Restricted List
Flesh and Blood is developed with Classic Constructed as the primary constructed format of our development process, based on 60 card minimum decks and 40 health as the baseline. As such, there are some cards that are more powerful in Blitz than they are in Classic Constructed. We expect to add cards to the Blitz restricted list from time to time. This will not affect a cards legality in other formats.
When a card is restricted, a Blitz deck may only contain 1 copy of each unique version of that card. For example, if a restricted card is part of a cycle, a Blitz deck can have 1 copy of each pitch value of that card.
The following cards are restricted to 1 copy per deck in the Blitz format (as of July 1, 2020).
- None (Enjoy doing powerful stuff!)
Ultimate Pit Fight (multiplayer)
All Flesh and Blood cards are legal for Ultimate Pit Fight. (This includes all cards from Welcome Deck 2019, and special promos such as Go Bananas)
This document was last updated on the September 28, 2020.