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

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 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? 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 Calling, National Champs, Pro Tours, and the World Championship.)

You can see Roll of Honor entries on this page, 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 there will be multiple heroes of each class available over time, enabling you to play 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)

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)

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)

The following cards are banned in Blitz:

  • Drone of Brutality (as of March 26, 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!)

Roll of Honor

Roll of Honor as of June 8, 2021
Hero Roll of Honor Entries
Azalea 0
Benji 0
Boltyn 0
Bravo 3
Chane 1
Dash 1
Data Doll 0
Dorinthea 1
Ira 1
Kano 0
Kassai 0
Kavdaen 0
Kayo 0
Katsu 1
Levia 0
Prism 0
Rhinar 1
Shiyana 0
Viserai 0

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 July 27, 2021.