Card Legality Policy

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

Revolving Card Legality - Living Legend

Flesh and Blood uses a revolving card legality model where cards flow in and out of being legal for tournament play.

A tournament legal constructed deck may only include generic cards and cards that share the same class and/or talent as the hero card used. Therefore, it's hero cards which ultimately determine the tournament legality of all non-generic cards that exist in Flesh and Blood.

A hero stops being legal when it has attained Living Legend status.

Becoming a Living Legend

Upon the release date of each booster set and scheduled banned & restricted announcement, all heroes who have reached the Living Legend points threshold, along with their signature weapon, will attain Living Legend status. The thresholds are:

  • Adult heroes - 1000 Living Legend points
  • Young heroes - 500 Living Legend points

Gaining Living Legend Points

A hero gains Living Legend points by winning tournaments that award Living Legend points. Events that award Living Legend points include:

  • World Championship
  • Pro Tour
  • Calling
  • Battle Hardened
  • National Champs
  • Road to Nationals
  • Pro Quest
  • Skirmish

Living Legend points by event type and Living Legend leaderboards are available on the Living Legend page below.

Classic Constructed Card Legality

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 or suspended from official play.

Cards from the following products can be included in a Classic Constructed deck:

  • Uprising (as of June 24, 2022)
  • Classic Battles: Rhinar vs Dorinthea (as of May 27, 2022)
  • History Pack 1
  • Everfest
  • Tales of Aria
  • Tales of Aria Blitz Decks
  • Monarch
  • Monarch Blitz Decks
  • Crucible of War
  • Arcane Rising
  • Welcome to Rathe
  • Welcome to Rathe Hero Decks
  • Ira, Crimson Haze Welcome Deck

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)
  • Ruu'di, Gem Keeper (LSS001-P)
  • Taipanis, Dracai of Judgement (JDG001)
  • Taylor (LSS003)
  • Yorick, Weaver of Tales (LSS004)

The following hero cards and their signature weapons have attained Living Legend status and are therefore not legal in Classic Constructed:

  • None

The following cards are banned in Classic Constructed:

  • Awakening (as of May 2, 2022)
  • Ball Lightning
  • Drone of Brutality
  • Duskblade
  • Plunder Run

The following cards are suspended in Classic Constructed:

  • Autumn's Touch (as of May 2, 2022 and until Bravo, Star of the Show becomes Living Legend)
  • Bloodsheath Skeleta (as of May 2, 2022 and until Viserai, Rune Blood becomes Living Legend)
  • Seeds of Agony (as of May 2, 2022 and until Chane, Bound by Shadow becomes Living Legend)

Suspended cards may be unsuspended earlier than the specified time frame.

Blitz Card Legality

Blitz includes every card that has been released in a Flesh and Blood retail product, with the exception of 'adult' hero cards, hero cards that have attained Living Legend status, and cards that have been banned or suspended from official play.

Cards from the following products can be included in a Blitz deck:

  • Uprising (as of June 24, 2022)
  • Classic Battles: Rhinar vs Dorinthea (as of May 27, 2022)
  • History Pack 1
  • Everfest
  • Tales of Aria
  • Tales of Aria Blitz Decks
  • Monarch
  • Monarch Blitz Decks
  • Crucible of War
  • Arcane Rising
  • Welcome to Rathe
  • Welcome to Rathe Hero Decks
  • Ira, Crimson Haze Welcome Deck

The following cards are not legal for Blitz official play because they have not been released in a retail product:

  • Go Bananas (LSS002-P)
  • Ruu'di, Gem Keeper (LSS001-P)
  • Taipanis, Dracai of Judgement (JDG001)
  • Taylor (LSS003)
  • Yorick, Weaver of Tales (LSS004)

The following hero cards and their signature weapons have attained Living Legend status and are therefore not legal in Blitz:

  • Viserai & Nebula Blade

The following cards are banned in Blitz:

  • Awakening (as of May 2, 2022)
  • Heartened Cross Strap (as of May 2, 2022)
  • Stubby Hammerers (as of June 24, 2022)
  • Ball Lightning
  • Drone of Brutality
  • Duskblade

The following cards are suspended in Blitz:

  • Seeds of Agony (as of May 2, 2022 and until Chane becomes Living Legend)
  • Snapback (as of May 2, 2022 and until the next scheduled announcement following the conclusion of Skirmish season 5)
  • Sonata Arcanix (as of May 2, 2022 and until the next scheduled announcement following the conclusion of Skirmish season 5)
  • Stir the Aetherwind (as of May 2, 2022 and until the next scheduled announcement following the conclusion of Skirmish season 5)

Suspended cards may be unsuspended earlier than the specified time frame.

Ultimate Pit Fight (multiplayer)

All Flesh and Blood cards are legal for Ultimate Pit Fight. (This includes cards not released in a retail product.)

Commoner

Commoner is a casual play format that includes all common and rare cards that have been released in a Flesh and Blood retail product, with the exception of 'adult' hero cards and cards that have been banned or suspended.

The following cards are banned in Commoner:

  • None

The following cards are suspended in Commoner:

  • None