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It's the most iconic card in Flesh and Blood, but is it good for the game that one Legendary remains so ubiquitous?

by: Alex Truell

2 months ago

It started as a pressure test. A simple question: What would happen if I ran 9 Salvage Shots and built a deck to support it?

by: Talon Stradley

6 months ago

Explore the path to upgrading your Dash deck from it’s cheap but effective foundation into a more optimized, tournament-ready list.

by: Tim Bierholz

9 months ago

Peer into the darkness, where the Iron Maiden waits for her time in the shadows.

by: Kevin Brayer

10 months ago

Oldhim now becomes the first hero to attain Living Legend in both Blitz and Classic Constructed. Where should an Elemental Guardian player go next?

by: Alex Truell

11 months ago

Story and strategy come together in this Armory-ready Korshem deck.

by: Alex Truell

1 year ago

With new flourishes on the same old trick, Dorinthea has been returning to competitive gameplay in advance of the next Warrior re-feature.

by: Davis Tower Kingsley

1 year ago

With a recent showcase at The Calling: Singapore, the hybrid Mechanologist engine is ready for action.

by: Tim Bierholz

1 year ago

The first time you face down arcane damage, it can feel unblockable; and even with experience, adjusting your gameplan to arcane prevention can feel like a nuisance. Here are some techniques to help your arcane blocking game.

Dromai has been making a strong impression in the early Uprising tournament scene, but her playstyle is anything but intuitive. Kevin offers a core understanding of Dromai's strategy to work from no matter which build you pursue.

by: Kevin Brayer

1 year ago

Combining arcane damage with icy control, Iyslander brings a dynamic playstyle to the table. Learn the basics of the Elemental Wizard, from fusions to frostbite to freeze.

by: Shahmir Samee

1 year ago

Balanced between offense & defense, between magic & might, Briar bridges the gap between humanity and nature.

by: Kevin Brayer

1 year ago

Chane's access to banished power pushed him to the forefront of competitive play, earning him the title of Living Legend. Learn how to harness the power of the shadows.

by: Kevin Brayer

1 year ago

The new Classic Battles box has gotten a lot of attention for Dorinthea's new specialization. But does the new Quicksilver Prodigy create fresh opportunities for Dori in Blitz?

The EVR update for Data Doll MK II did more than just add a Micro-Processor. If you haven't taken a look at the latest model, it's time you refreshed.

by: Thomas Despain

2 years ago

Prepare yourself for shenanigans with Pro Tour: New Jersey's exclusive promotional hero, Yorick!

by: Kevin Brayer

2 years ago

The Everfest may be in full swing, but elsewhere in Rathe, Kassai is preparing for a Blitz. A recent influx of support has pushed this young Warrior to the forefront of the class. Will you be prepared for the Cintari Sellsword?

by: Parker Brown

2 years ago

Korshem's current reputation is eclipsed by the impact of the other landmark, the Great Library of Solana. But Korshem has potential waiting to be tapped.

by: Alex Truell & Mark Chamberlain

2 years ago

While Bravo fights to maintain his hold on the meta against a resurgent Prism, Viserai is primed for a comeback. Drew shares tips and a matchup guide for a midrange deck prepared to challenge the top heroes in Flesh and Blood.

by: Mark Chamberlain & Drew Cordell

2 years ago

Last November, Tyler Horspool piloted Prism to an unexpected first place finish at The Calling: Las Vegas. Driven to the shadows by Briar, Prism is primed for a comeback.

by: Mark Chamberlain & Tyler Horspool

2 years ago

Everfest is nigh! What can we expect when the latest expansion hits the market? What should you be looking for as you crack packs? What's in the carnival slot anyway?

by: Ada Korman

2 years ago

ToA Unlimited! Out of Print announcements! Everfest! What have all these news items meant to the market?

by: Ada Korman

2 years ago

Gaining momentum is key to winning any card game. Davis talks about three ways to use cards to gain an edge on your opponent.

Skirmish season offers a significant format transition from the standards of the last several months. Drew Cordell helps you get your feet beneath you. This article covers the specifics of the Tales of Aria Skirmish season.

by: Mark Chamberlain & Drew Cordell

2 years ago

Drew Cordell's article on refining Bravo for the Road to Nationals was met with a huge response, and its impact continues to grow- our very own Mark Chamberlain won a RtN piloting this deck! Now, Drew answers the call for a matchup guide in this addendum to the original article.

by: Drew Cordell

2 years ago

Drew Cordell explores the duality of Guardian, pairing high defense with staggering offense at the flip of a switch. In Part 1, we look at the decklist and explore its central strategy.

by: Mark Chamberlain & Drew Cordell

2 years ago

Take your Wizard game to the next level with this sophomore-level course in Kano.

by: Steven Young

3 years ago

How the FaB community saved the 1st Edition Monarch experience. Why weapons- and specifically, a wide array of them- are doing more for deck diversity than any card type in the game.

by: Alex Truell & Mark Chamberlain

3 years ago

This deck aims to answer a single question: How quickly can we achieve Maximum Velocity?

by: Kevin Brayer

3 years ago

Leave behind the strength of might and muscle. Embrace the strength of will and knowledge.

by: Steven Young

3 years ago

While the spotlight has been resting firmly on Ira and Dorinthea during the Skirmish series, Viserai has been making a place for himself in the shadows. Kevin Brayer explains the deck that's brought the Arknight into the Top 8.

by: Kevin Brayer

3 years ago

In this series, Ada (Freyja) reviews the important market changes of the past month, discusses significant events, and makes predictions about what will happen to the Flesh and Blood singles and sealed markets in the short and long term.

by: Ada Korman

3 years ago

Davis Kingsley, having recently won three of the Skirmish events he's competed in and placed Top 8 in the rest, shares his thought process, winning deck, and advice on how to approach a meta shifting towards Warrior domination.

by: Davis Tower Kingsley

3 years ago

For those willing to delve deeply and invest the time to learn, Runeblade can be a complex and rewarding class to bring to tournaments of any size.

by: Kevin Brayer

3 years ago