en-us The Rathe Times - https://rathetimes.com The Rathe Times is a bespoke news and content outlet for the fantastic trading card game, Flesh & Blood. Three's a Charm https://rathetimes.com/articles/threes-a-charm No number within the World of Rathe carries the same amount of weight as the number three. From average defense values and maximum pitch, to the number of cards you need in a turn to have a serious impact, "three" means a lot in Flesh & Blood. %pm, %06 %b %2021 %23:%13:%35 data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7 https://rathetimes.com/articles/threes-a-charm Exploring the Fringes: Calling an Audible https://rathetimes.com/articles/exploring-the-fringes-calling-an-audible Each class has a big pool of cards to swim in. Don't limit yourself to the mainstream. %am, %06 %b %2021 %11:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/75d1d8dd-a25a-47bb-b25f-af19d0d2d3b1/Banner_alex_flexrune.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C41%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/exploring-the-fringes-calling-an-audible Exploring the Fringes: Tinkering with Dash https://rathetimes.com/articles/exploring-the-fringes-tinkering-with-dash Each class has a big pool of cards to swim in. Don't limit yourself to the mainstream. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/747fc7af-87c4-45fb-83aa-c9cedbdd3b36/Banner_alex_mechtheory.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C61%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/exploring-the-fringes-tinkering-with-dash Thoughts and Baubles: Launch Edition https://rathetimes.com/articles/thoughts-and-baubles-launch-edition Welcome to The Rathe Times! In this special launch edition of Thoughts and Baubles, we take a look at the state of the game, online tournaments, and Monarch fearmongering. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/d4fbe64f-2633-48ee-b602-d2a011f749a9/ThoughtsandBaubles.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C20%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/thoughts-and-baubles-launch-edition FaB101: Rhinar and the Brute Class https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab101-rhinar-and-the-brute-class Learn the basics of Rhinar's Brute strategy, from weapon selection to hand management. %pm, %16 %b %2021 %18:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/92ad3860-2c5e-4238-b028-133ca6be5e98/Class101BannerBrute.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab101-rhinar-and-the-brute-class Matching Up with Runeblade https://rathetimes.com/articles/matching-up-with-runeblade Prepare your Viserai deck with strategies for all matchups in the Classic Constructed format. %pm, %23 %b %2021 %14:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/a9210f7b-40ab-4b7c-8b92-29536f428775/Banner_Chun_Runematch.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C20%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/matching-up-with-runeblade Building Constructed Azalea - Part 1 https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-constructed-azalea-part-1 Ranger has proven a difficult class for many to get their head around, and if the meta is any clue than she is certainly a tough nut to crack. Hayden Dale walks us through his journey with the infamous Ranger, sharing insights and advice on this hero requiring finesse. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/6b04ed3e-a7af-43f8-b9a5-dfa2d4f3db38/Banner_Hayden_Ranger.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-constructed-azalea-part-1 No, Pricy First Editions Are Not Destroying the Game https://rathetimes.com/articles/no-pricy-first-editions-are-not-destroying-the-game Many are scared that first edition boxes are ruining the game due to their increased cost. Although this is a fair concern, it's not entirely accurate. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/ab22ea26-d99d-4284-b9cd-3e69b38769a6/monarch.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C521%2C3000%2C1515 https://rathetimes.com/articles/no-pricy-first-editions-are-not-destroying-the-game Building Constructed Azalea - Part 2 https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-constructed-azalea-part-2 In part 2 of this 4-part series, Hayden returns with Azalea in tow, after a few weeks of testing and with some fresh ideas. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/6b04ed3e-a7af-43f8-b9a5-dfa2d4f3db38/Banner_Hayden_Ranger.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-constructed-azalea-part-2 FaB101: Viserai and the Runeblade Class https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab101-viserai-and-the-runeblade-class 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. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/ef8bb63a-30a5-4b98-97d7-a8fe1b95d7d2/Class101BannerRuneblade.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C20%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab101-viserai-and-the-runeblade-class Bravo on a Budget https://rathetimes.com/articles/bravo-on-a-budget Wesley shows what Guardian can do with nothing but Commons. %pm, %09 %b %2021 %15:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/04d8dc80-0a81-4152-9344-530068be81ff/Banner_budget_bravo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=2%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/bravo-on-a-budget Building Constructed Azalea - Part 3 https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-constructed-azalea-part-3 Part three of Hayden's Azalea experiment expands the classes she's been tested against and includes a host of fringe card choices to see her across the line, bringing with her a rain of arrows. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/6b04ed3e-a7af-43f8-b9a5-dfa2d4f3db38/Banner_Hayden_Ranger.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-constructed-azalea-part-3 Are We Ready for Player Vs. Environment? https://rathetimes.com/articles/are-we-ready-for-player-vs-environment Wesley thinks the signs are pointing to a PvE mode on the horizon. What might that look like in Flesh and Blood? %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/55249a6c-9873-4534-946b-a8ed63c2a59a/Banner_Wesley_Brawnhide.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/are-we-ready-for-player-vs-environment Building Constructed Azalea - Part 4 https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-constructed-azalea-part-4 In his conclusive finale, Hayden resolves his deep dive into Ranger with some game plans, sideboarding, matchup-specific advice, and a word of warning of how not to play her. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/6b04ed3e-a7af-43f8-b9a5-dfa2d4f3db38/Banner_Hayden_Ranger.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-constructed-azalea-part-4 Interview with Saint Hung https://rathetimes.com/articles/interview-with-saint-hung Saint Hung is by now a renown figure within the Flesh & Blood community. In this interview, I try and find out what makes him tick, why Flesh & Blood, and what else keeps him occupied. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/0abe2a21-d11d-46ce-8964-7dc633b8d0ff/ScreenShot2021-03-08at3.28.16pm.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=319%2C52%2C1677%2C845 https://rathetimes.com/articles/interview-with-saint-hung The Encounter https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-encounter In this introductory piece, Kirk explores an encounter between Katsu, and a chance engagement with the brute, Rhinar. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/d6a40efe-f2ad-4978-bb11-9df245f15319/katsuvsrhinar.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C28%2C1596%2C805 https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-encounter Building Azalea with Hayden Dale https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-azalea-with-hayden-dale Azalea has a reputation as the weakest Hero in the Crucible of War era. Hayden Dale sets out to contest that in a 4-part series, finally concluded here at the Rathe Times. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/6031648c-c7ce-4fb8-bc30-1b00422323df/ClassBannerAzalea.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-azalea-with-hayden-dale Rayvwen - YouTube Deck Tech channel https://rathetimes.com/articles/rayvwen-youtube-deck-tech-channel Rayvwen has been creating YouTube deck tech videos now for some time. His unique appeal? The quality of the videos he produces. Let's find out more about him. %pm, %17 %b %2021 %14:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/a3a61689-87f9-4d9d-bd43-e4f7acf4a788/rayvwen.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C65%2C2491%2C1258 https://rathetimes.com/articles/rayvwen-youtube-deck-tech-channel Steelblade Supremacy: How Dorinthea Loosened Ira's Chokehold on Blitz https://rathetimes.com/articles/steelblade-supremacy-how-dorinthea-loosened-iras-chokehold-on-blitz 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. %am, %16 %b %2021 %03:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/369feb39-bd6e-4cfc-85db-f7ae7fa18104/Banner_davis_pro.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C41%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/steelblade-supremacy-how-dorinthea-loosened-iras-chokehold-on-blitz Is There More to Bravo? (Or is he as shallow as he seems?) https://rathetimes.com/articles/is-there-more-to-bravo-or-is-he-as-shallow-as-he-seems Bravo is good with a hammer, but is that all there is to him? %pm, %18 %b %2021 %14:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/420e7b30-1a62-4fdb-aa3d-76a7654fd27e/Banner_alex_bravo_1d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C20%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/is-there-more-to-bravo-or-is-he-as-shallow-as-he-seems