It’s time to wield your weapons and prepare for epic battles as we explore all the Flesh and Blood sets! Since its debut in 2019, Flesh and Blood has gained immense popularity among card gamers. This trading card game, similar to Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, or Yu-Gi-Oh, stands out with its focus on intense one-on-one combat between powerful Heroes.
Don’t be fooled by the term “Hero” though – it doesn’t necessarily mean they are virtuous or heroic in the traditional sense. It simply signifies their formidable strength in battle. In just a few short years, Flesh and Blood has captivated fans with its richly detailed world and continuous expansion of the lore and roster of Heroes.
So, let’s dive into the different sets that have been released and discover what each one has to offer!
1. Welcome to Rathe (2019)
The first installment of Flesh and Blood, Welcome to Rathe, faced the daunting task of introducing players to the game’s intricacies and captivating world. Legend Story Studios exceeded expectations right from the start. The stunning artwork, design, and unique gameplay mechanics set the stage for the game’s success. Welcome to Rathe focuses on stringing together combos of attacks through the “Combat Chain,” offering a fighting video game experience akin to the likes of Soul Calibur. The set features a mix of brightly colored Heroes and menacing characters, each representing a different Class. Heroes can only use equipment, actions, and attacks that match their Class, adding another layer of strategy to the game. Welcome to Rathe garnered well-deserved acclaim and attention, propelling Flesh and Blood into the trading card game spotlight.
2. Arcane Rising (2020)
Following Welcome to Rathe, the limited First Edition release of Arcane Rising introduced four new Classes to the game: Mechanologist, Ranger, Runeblade, and Wizard. With the Mechanologist, the set also brought a touch of Steampunk aesthetic and increased focus on magic. Arcane Rising continued the impressive artwork and design established by its predecessor. Shortly after the Unlimited Edition of Welcome to Rathe, the Unlimited Edition of Arcane Rising hit the shelves towards the end of 2020.
3. Crucible of War (2020)
In August 2020, Crucible of War expanded upon the previous Hero cards and introduced new ones. This set offered new character choices for most Classes, enriching the gameplay experience. Notable additions included unique versions of existing Heroes and the introduction of new Classes. The Merchant Class debuted with the incredibly creepy Kavdaen, Trader of Skins. The Shapeshifter Class welcomed Shiyana, Diamond Gemini, a versatile Hero capable of utilizing specialization cards from any Hero’s deck. Crucible of War provided exciting new options for Flesh and Blood deck building.
4. Monarch (2021)
Following the re-releases of Welcome to Rathe and Arcane Rising, Monarch’s First Edition arrived in May 2021. This set introduced a celestial clash between the forces of light and darkness, featuring Illusionists and Light Warriors combating Shadow Brutes and Shadow Runeblades. Monarch expanded the options for Warriors, Brutes, and Runeblades and offered new generic cards for all Classes. Monarch’s Unlimited Edition followed in June 2021, further bolstering the card pool.
5. Tales of Aria (2021)
September 2021 saw the release of Tales of Aria, which introduced Elemental Heroes. Elemental Guardian, Elemental Ranger, and Elemental Runeblade added a fresh twist to the existing Classes. The set also featured Elemental cards that could be used by multiple Elemental Heroes. Standard Guardian, Ranger, and Runeblade Heroes received new cards, expanding the possibilities for existing Heroes in combination with new equipment and actions.
6. Everfest (2022)
With its vibrant red and white aesthetic, Everfest captured the enchanting atmosphere of a magical carnival. This colorful set brought back Bravo, one of the original Heroes, in an updated form with an Elemental subtype, alongside three new characters. Genis Wotchuneed represented the Merchants, Iyslander debuted as a new Elemental Wizard, and Valda Brightaxe stepped in as another Guardian. Everfest also introduced fantastic cards for other Classes and offered a selection of generic actions and equipment.
7. History Pack 1 (2022)
History Pack 1 was a special release aimed at bringing new players into the game by reprinting key cards from the first year. These white-bordered cards distinguished themselves from their original releases and allowed players to catch up on missed opportunities.
8. Classic Battles: Rhinar vs Dorinthea (2022)
Classic Battles: Rhinar vs Dorinthea presents a unique opportunity for players. It features two pre-constructed Blitz decks, pitting the Brute and Warrior Heroes against each other. This set is an excellent entry point for beginners, as it provides a quickstart playmat and a booklet offering insights into the lore of the featured Heroes. Additionally, Classic Battles: Rhinar vs Dorinthea appeals to collectors with its cold foil treatments and full art mentors.
9. Uprising (2022)
Uprising arrived in June 2022, immersing players in a Far East-inspired realm with a strong focus on dragons. The set introduced the Draconic keyword, allowing for new strategies and interactions with cards specific to the Draconic subtype. Uprising also showcased Marvel rarity cards, featuring breathtaking artwork that collectors and players alike adore.
10. Dynasty (2022)
November 2022 saw the release of Dynasty, set in a lavishly designed palace inspired by Asian history and mythology. Continuing the use of the Draconic subtype, Dynasty presented Emperor, Dracai of Aesir, a versatile Royal Draconic Warrior Wizard Hero. The Assassin Hero Class made its debut with the introduction of Arakni, and the Guardian Class received Yoji, Royal Protector.
11. Outsiders (2023)
In 2023, Outsiders became the first set to feature multiple Heroes of the same Class. This release also unveiled hybrid cards usable by multiple Classes, adding depth to gameplay. With a darker thematic and aesthetic approach, Outsiders astonished players with special Marvel rarity cards featuring art reminiscent of Renaissance/Enlightenment medical illustrations.
12. Dusk Till Dawn (2023)
July 2023 marked the return of the Light Illusionist Prism in Dusk Till Dawn. The set explored the Angels and Demons themes present in Monarch, showcasing awe-inspiring full art cards. These stunning cards, considered among the most beautiful in any CCG/TCG, visually immersed players in the game’s fantastical world.
13. Bright Lights (2023)
Bright Lights, released in October 2023, embraced the steampunk utopia of Metrix City, with a strong focus on the Mechanologist Class. It introduced the innovative “Crack, Shuffle, Play” format, allowing players to start with three packs and immediately dive into the game. The Expansion Slot feature in booster packs offered high rarity cards, expanding the lore and class focus of the set. Bright Lights showcased the boundless creativity and commitment of Legend Story Studios to push the boundaries of Flesh and Blood.
These sets demonstrate the ongoing evolution of Flesh and Blood, keeping it an exciting and innovative experience for years to come. Legend Story Studios, despite their rapid success, refuse to rest on their laurels, continuously delivering new and captivating content for players to enjoy. With each set, Flesh and Blood solidifies its place as a thrilling and immersive trading card game.
Be prepared for battles like never before – Flesh and Blood awaits!