The Illusion Fades: Moving on from Prism, Sculptor of Arc Light

by Rhea Adams, Mark Chamberlain 2nd September 2022 7 : 04
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Prism, Sculptor of Arc Light has made Flesh and Blood history as the third adult hero to attain Living Legend status.

Prism was a beloved hero, and dedicated fans and competitive players alike picked up the deck for a number of reasons. Herald and aura variants of Prism played uniquely compared to any other deck in Flesh and Blood. Her ability to attack on unconventional gameplay axes made Prism a gatekeeper, preventing decks that couldn’t deal with spectra from frequenting the top tables of events. Prism also put up some of the most consistent results of any hero in the history of Classic Constructed- but the luminescence of that sun has dimmed, and the halls of the Great Library of Solana are quieter than usual. As a new meta with half as many Illusionist heroes dawns on the Nationals season, former devotees of Sol are considering which deck to master next.

The Opportunity to Win Any Game

For players looking to pick up a deck that will be competitive no matter how the new meta shakes out, Briar, Warden of Thorns is a solid choice. Briar has quickly become the deck to beat after The Calling: Singapore and Pro Tour: Lille, and that won’t change in the future. She has access to one of the most powerful non-attack actions in the game with Channel Mount Heroic, and one of the most efficient weapons in the game with Rosetta Thorn. Channel Mount Heroic’s power buffs mean that Briar can win even the most unfavored of matchups so long as she draws a little lucky- an experience that Prism players finding a perfectly timed Arc Light Sentinel might resonate with.

A Controlling Gameplan

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Rhea Adams

Rhea Adams (@onhiteffect on Twitter and YouTube) is a pro player on Team Ascent, a part-time content creator, and a full-time lover of all things Flesh and Blood. She started playing just before Tales of Aria released, and though she dabbles in every class, Iyslander – particularly the icy arcane variant of the deck – holds a special place in her heart. While competing is fun, her favorite part of the game is meeting new people and making new friends – always feel free to stop by during an event and say hi!

Mark Chamberlain

Our narrator, Mark Chamberlain, is a long-time card game player-- but they're all sitting on the shelf while he practices Guardian in Flesh and Blood. Mark is based out of Colorado Springs, USA.