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 Model - Living Legends

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.

What will happen to hero cards to create a revolving legality model? Attaining Living Legend status.

Becoming a Living Legend

Upon the release date of each booster set, all heroes who have reached the Living Legend points threshold will attain Living Legend status. The thresholds are:

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

The Living Legend leaderboards are published on this page.

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
  • National Champs
  • Road to Nationals
  • Pro Quest / PTI
  • Skirmish

Living Legends Points by Event Type

The number of points per event will be published on fabtcg.com when each tournament series or event is announced. The points schedule below is for indicative purposes only. The actual number of points per event may vary from the schedule below, as the number of events that make up each season changes over time.

Living Legend Points by Event Type (indicative)
Event Type Points per Event
World Championship 300
Pro Tour 200
Calling 100
US National Champs 80
National Champs (>48 players) 40
National Champs (≤48 players) 20
Road to Nationals 6
Pro Quest / PTI 6
Skirmish 3

Beyond Legendary

If the class you enjoy playing becomes a Living Legend, you can rest assured, there will be multiple heroes of each class available over time, enabling you to play with all your favorite class cards in new ways.

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 from official play.

Any printing of a card that has been released in the following products can be included in a Classic Constructed deck:

  • Tales of Aria (as of September 24, 2021)
  • Tales of Aria Blitz Decks (as of September 24, 2021)
  • 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)

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

  • None

The following cards are banned in Classic Constructed:

  • Drone of Brutality (as of March 26, 2021)
  • Duskblade (as of September 24, 2021)
  • Seeds of Agony (as of September 24, 2021)

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 from official play.

Any printing of a card that has been released in the following products can be included in a Blitz deck:

  • Tales of Aria (as of September 24, 2021)
  • Tales of Aria Blitz Decks (as of September 24, 2021)
  • 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)

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

  • None

The following cards are banned in Blitz:

  • Drone of Brutality (as of March 26, 2021)
  • Seeds of Agony (as of September 24, 2021)

Blitz Restricted List

Flesh and Blood has been developed with Classic Constructed as the primary tournament format of our development process, based on 60 card minimum decks and 40 health hero 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 card's legality in other formats.

When a card is restricted in the Blitz format, a 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 in the Blitz format:

  • None (Enjoy doing powerful stuff!)

Living Legend Leaderboards

Adult Hero Living Legend Leaderboard as of September 17, 2021
Hero Living Legend Points
Chane, Bound by Shadow 402
Katsu, the Wanderer 274
Prism, Sculptor of Arc Light 172
Ser Boltyn, Breaker of Dawn 120
Dorinthea Ironsong 118
Dash, Inventor Extraordinaire 100
Bravo, Showstopper 108
Rhinar, Reckless Rampage 24
Viserai, Rune Blood 12
Kano, Dracai of Aether 6
Azalea, Ace in the Hole -
Levia, Shadowborn Abomination -
Young Hero Living Legend Leaderboard as of July 29, 2021
Hero Living Legend Points
Ira, Crimson Haze 196
Chane 63
Dorinthea 48
Kano 33
Bravo 21
Boltyn 12
Prism 12
Dash 3
Kassai, Cintari Sellsword 3
Katsu 3
Viserai 3
Azalea -
Benji, the Piercing Wind -
Data Doll MKII -
Kavdaen, Trader of Skins -
Kayo, Berserker Runt -
Levia -
Rhinar -
Shiyana, Diamond Gemini -

Ultimate Pit Fight (multiplayer)

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


This document was last updated October 9, 2021.