Tuesday Night Takeover

Intro to Blitz: Rules Overview and how to get started!

“It all starts somewhere.”

Blitz is a very fun and quick format for Flesh and Blood. Blitz is the format that I used to learn the game and what had me falling in love with Flesh and Blood. All of the young heroes have the same abilities as their adult counterparts, and just like you would decide a deck in CC, you would decide the same way in Blitz; they do have less health than their adult counterparts but are functionally the same. Blitz is an absolute blast to play and is a very easy format to get into. If you are used to Classic Constructed, the deck construction rules and the young heroes will feel very different, but many of them play similarly. Blitz is an absolute blast, and whether you start out with a premade blitz deck or craft your own, you are guaranteed to have a ton of fun. Without further adieu, let’s get it!

Format Rules for Blitz:

  • 1 Young Hero
  • 52 card-pool (includes weapons, equipment, etc., and cards in the deck)
  • Start with exactly 40 cards in the deck
  • Up to 2 copies of each unique card

Additional Deck Construction Rules:

  • With the exception of generic cards, cards in the deck need to correspond with the hero or class you are playing; for example, if you are playing a guardian hero, you must include guardian attack actions and any card that is a subset of the guardian. There are a ton of cards for each class, and generic cards can be played in any deck.
  • You can have up to two copies of each card, now an important distinction is the red, yellow, and blue versions of cards. For example, you can play two copies of the same card like Snatch (Red) and Snatch (Yel)

Start of Game Procedure:

  • Each game of a match follows the same procedure:
  • Each player reveals their hero card.
  • Choose a player at random; this is typically decided by a dice roll, and then that player decides who will go first.
  • Each player chooses the equipment, weapons, and 40-card minimum deck they will use for this game (chosen from their 52 card-pool).
  • Each player shuffles and presents their deck to the opponent, who may shuffle and/or cut.
  • Each player reveals the weapon(s) and equipment they have chosen for this game, draws cards up to their hero’s intellect, and the first player begins the first turn of the game.

How do I get started?

Blitz is a very fun format that is great for new and old players alike; if you are looking at Blitz to start your Flesh and Blood career, there are a ton of ways to get into it! If you have an LGS that carries Flesh and Blood, that is a great way to get introduced to the format. LSS sells premade dual-pack blitz decks that are a ton of fun and a great way to get introduced to the format. There are also a ton of great resources if you are looking to build a custom Blitz deck; sites like Fabrary and Fabrec are great places to start and get some ideas.

Deciding on a deck can often be the toughest part; if you are a brand new player and don’t have an established playstyle or hero you like yet, picking solely based on art and if you think the hero is cool is a great way to start! Checking out some FAB resources and looking at other players’ lists is a great way to get an idea of what you want to play. This strategy works very well for new players or old players. Another huge benefit is that if you are a long-time FAB player, you can always play the young version of your favorite adult heroes. They are functionally the same, but differences in art can be huge, and if you really enjoy the hero, you would likely enjoy them in blitz as well! There are so many awesome young heroes with very nice art out there, and you can absolutely find the one for you.

Two Blitz Decks to check out!

I have built two blitz decks that are an absolute blast and two of the most popular heroes in the format; just like every format in FAB, there is certainly no right answer for a deck/hero, and everything is meta-dependent, but these are two lists Ive been rocking and having a blast with.

Uzuri Assassins Blitz!

Uzuri is one of my favorite heroes in general, so having them be quite strong in Blitz is just amazing; Uzuri is a blast to play and still maintains that same core assassin framework and playstyle that you would expect if you played them in other formats. If you like Uzuri but a little quicker, I think this may be the one for you! This plays pretty much like a CC version of Uzuri but a little less strong because we only have two copies of every card but we are still going to be utilizing huge equipment like Flick Knives as well as cards like Death Touch (Red) on stealth attacks. This deck is a blast, and as an Uzuri lover, it’s great to see assassins being quite good in blitz as well. Just like most assassin decks, we thrive against the midrange matchup, and decks that try to go long against us struggle as well; we can’t race most aggressive decks, but aggressive decks that consistently utilize their equipment struggle against us. Just like Uzuri in other formats, we have some good and bad matchups, but there aren’t very many heroes we outright lose against when facing them.

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Hero / Weapon / Equipment
Nerve Scalpel
Spider's Bite
Mask of Perdition
Redback Shroud
Flick Knives
Blacktek Whisperers
The Deck:
Pitch 1:
2x Already Dead (Red)
2x Death Touch (Red)
2x Enlightened Strike (Red)
2x Infect (Red)
2x Infiltrate (Red)
2x Isolate (Red)
2x Leave No Witnesses (Red)
2x Razor Reflex (Red)
2x Shake Down (Red)
2x Sink Below (Red)
2x Sneak Attack (Red)
1x Pummel (Red)
Pitch 2:
2x Eradicate (Yel)
2x Isolate (Yel)
2x Shred (Yel)
1x Spreading Plague (Yel)
Pitch 3:
2x Concealed Blade (Blu)
2x Isolate (Blu)
2x Shred (Blu)
2x Surgical Extraction (Blu)
1x Sedate (Blu)
1x Wither (Blu)
Pitch 1:
1x Shred (Red)
2x Sigil of Solace (Red)
1x Scale Peeler
1x Orbitoclast
1x Nullrune Hood

Big Damage Bravo Blitz!

Love him or hate him, Big Damage Bravo is here! Bravo is a hero I have seen played a ton but never really tested with or played myself before preparing for this article. I have never played them in CC, but in Blitz, they are strong, fun, and hit for an absolute ton of damage. As the name implies we are a big damage deck, hence why we play an absolute ton of blues because we have some very expensive huge attacks. We are very good against a variety of decks but tend to struggle against the aggro matchups only because we take a little while to get going and want to be using all of our hand every turn to swing big. Bravo is an absolute blast, and dominate is a wild ability.

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Hero / Weapon / Equipment
Titan's Fist
Steelbraid Buckler
Crown of Providence
Tectonic Plating
Crater Fist
Civic Steps
The Deck:
Pitch 1:
2x Command and Conquer (Red)
2x Crash Down (Red)
2x Crippling Crush (Red)
2x Earthlore Empowerment (Red)
2x Mangle (Red)
2x Pulverize (Red)
2x Pummel (Red)
2x Spinal Crush (Red)
Pitch 2:
2x Spinal Crush (Yel)
Pitch 3:
2x Boulder Drop (Blu)
2x Buckling Blow (Blu)
2x Chokeslam (Blu)
2x Cranial Crush (Blu)
2x Disable (Blu)
2x Imposing Visage (Blu)
2x Macho Grande (Blu)
2x Rouse the Ancients (Blu)
2x Show Time! (Blu)
2x Tear Asunder (Blu)
2x Thunder Quake (Blu)
2x Unmovable (Blu)
Nullrune Boots
Pitch 3:
2x Debilitate (Blu)

Format Staples for Blitz:

This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but a list of cards as well as equipment/weapons that appear throughout multiple decks within the blitz format. Some of these are main-deck cards, and some are inventory, but since they have implications and see play within multiple decks in the format, they are great pickups and can be used across multiple decks.


Scar for a Scar (Red)

Snatch (Red)

Razor Reflex (Red)

Ravenous Rabble (Red)

Sigil of Solace (Red)

Art of War (Yel)

Sink Below (Red)


Crown of Providence

Balance of Justice

Arcanite Skullcap

Goliath Gauntlet

Fyendal's Spring Tunic

Nullrune Boots and essentially the entire nullrune set.

Format Resources:

Many of these sites support various formats as well.

Fabtcg The official site from the creators of the game Legend Story Studios has awesome information like store locators and info about new and old sets, find decklists from old and more recent tournaments, a great one-stop shop for information.

Fabrary is an amazing resource for decklists and individual information about cards.

Fabdb is another amazing resource for decklists.

Talishar is an unofficial but still amazing version of Flesh and Blood online. It’s a great way to learn the game!

Fabrec is an amazing aggregator of card and deck data, allowing you to understand some of the most played cards in the format.


Well, I hope you enjoyed this one! If you haven’t checked out Blitz, I highly recommend it, and it’s a ton of fun and an amazing way to play Flesh and Blood! If you are looking for a quick and fun and still quite competitive experience, then this is the format for you. I’d love to see your blitz decks and lists if you got them, and if you decide to roll with my lists, let me know how it went! Thanks for checking us out and reading to the end!