Lesser Ruby Spellstone

Lesser Ruby Spellstone Card

Lesser Ruby Spellstone is a 2 Mana Cost Rare Mage Spell card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Add 1 random Mage spell to your hand. (Play 2 Elementals to upgrade.)

Flavor Text

The final stone undid its master
Spun into wards by nameless caster
Azari wailed a savage roar
Now sealed in nether, evermore.

Lesser Ruby Spellstone Additional Information

They specifically made this card a bit awkward for Exodia (Quest) Mage to use, says Mike Donais:

Right, we also wanted it to not be good in the existing quest mage deck since it runs very few elementals. If people want to run it in quest mage then they need to add a few elementals and change up the deck. – Source

Ruby Spellstone Progression

Cards Relating to Lesser Ruby Spellstone

Ruby Spellstone
Type: Spell - Cost: 2
Add 2 random Mage spells to your hand. (Play 2 Elementals to upgrade.)
Greater Ruby Spellstone
Type: Spell - Cost: 2
Add 3 random Mage spells to your hand.

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  1. Wasabi
    December 5, 2017 at 6:20 am

    I am going to try this in my new elemental quest mage deck:

    Shifting Scroll and the Servants of Kalimos need to be reviewed and might be switched for board clears or something like Harrison Jones. But I totally like the idea of a elemental quest mage without an exodia combo, but with two “charging” giants… 😉

  2. Phi
    December 3, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I like this card in quest. I already use Shimmering tempest so a good fit without changing anything. would probably look to add a few more elementals though. any suggestions?

    • Asperkraken
      December 9, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Leyline Manipulator is wonderful with this card, since most Mages run Primordial Glpyh and Cabalist’s Tome.

    • Asperkraken
      December 9, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Also the new Arcane Artificer is a great fit. That extra armor really helps mage hold down the defense.

  3. Boby
    November 25, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Do those spell stones upgrade if you dont have them i hand ?

  4. nidnam
    November 24, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Dont forget, Shimmering Tempest and Steam Surger are both elementals… I could see elemental quest mage being a thing…. Depending on what else we get this xpac

    • hihi
      November 26, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      and fire fly and the new arcane artificer one that gains you armor

  5. Mitpaul
    November 24, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Interesting card but, heck man why get rid of the gnarly wings in the artwork for the final upgrade??

    • Fattypandaz
      November 24, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      “Gnarly” Yea I agree they look pretty cool, imagine what this card would be like golden with the wings aswell, what a shame 🙁

  6. Jaych
    November 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I like the design here. Makes a potential for a 2-Mana Cabalist’s Tome, but makes you play cards you don’t always play in the traditional Mage lists. I’m a fan, but I don’t think it’s that incredible.

    3 Stars from me.

    • yggdreigon
      November 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      it serves 2 purposes
      first, cabalist thome is going wild in 3 months
      second, jaina deathknight is a dead card as of now and they are trying to give people reasons to use the lest used deathknight hero

      • Whitenerdy
        November 25, 2017 at 10:54 am

        Jaina is off-meta, but not a dead card. I climbed to legend this month and last with jaina grinder mage

        • amorgos13
          November 29, 2017 at 12:18 pm

          Can you tell me your deck please?

  7. IXC
    November 24, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Great! Exactly what mage needed! More random bullshit spell generation!!!!! Can’t wait to die to the fifth fireball with the fourth polymorph taking out my taunt so their fourthwater elemental created by a third copy of molten reflection they don’t even run in the deck can kill me when they would’ve died two turns earlier if they hadn’t had four ice blocks and used the meteor that they don’t even hard-run…..

    • Fanderay
      November 24, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Great comment mate, I totally agree with you.

    • Kento3285
      November 27, 2017 at 5:53 am

      Nice rant! A bit of RNG involved there, doesn’t always happen, but funny comment. I personally liked the pre-rng hearthstone where you only have cards you started with. I wish discover became a copy of a card in your deck exclusively. Then it would be consistent but not as versatile. Make the game much more reasonable.

    • Andy
      November 28, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Lol that’s a bit of a stretch but ok

  8. Milwaukee
    November 24, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Elemental mage is currently good on “paper”. When you actually play the game, your elementals fall short vs jade druid, gets aoe’ed vs priest and simply remains slow vs rogue-shaman. I dont see a world where 2mana-do-nothing-on-board-spell helps you with any of these matchups.

    • Yggdreigon
      November 24, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      wait till 2018, this card is meant as a replacement for cabalist thome

    • hihi
      November 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      But elemental mage keeps getting buffed with the elemental that gains you armor, the 4/4 that costs 0 if you cast a big spell (pretty easy for mage with firelands or flamestrike), and more are likely coming in the expansion

  9. Bingo
    November 24, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Clearly the best spellstone so far, but also the most difficult to upgrade. It encourages elemental mage which is not that much played. Great design.

  10. CD001
    November 24, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Hmmmm “Play 2 Elementals” … that means Water Ellies summoned by Frost Lich Jaina’s hero power won’t count, doesn’t it?

    • KaiZer
      November 24, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Exactly! They are in fact “summoned” and not “played” from hand.

    • Cyclometh
      November 24, 2017 at 9:16 am

      No the word “play” means that you have to use the elementals from hand. The priest quest and shaman quest say “summoned” which is why nzoth, finja, and primalfin totem count towards the quests count. The warrior quest specifically says “play” which is why nzoth doesn’t work when reviving taunts and chain gang doesn’t get 2 activations. So, sadly, it’s not as good as we would like it to be.

      • KaiZer
        November 24, 2017 at 9:19 am

        I forgot to clarify that it doesn’t count! Sorry 😛

  11. Maciej
    November 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

    it could be also activated by 1/2 elementals which cost 1 mana i would call it better version of cabalist tome.

  12. Crapcrack
    November 24, 2017 at 2:57 am

    It’s obviously great in elemental mage. Quest mage COULD use this but i’m not sure because u need elementals too support it. But hey elemental mage is my favorite mage deck so i’m hyped!

    • XeXeede
      November 24, 2017 at 7:13 am

      Actually will an upgraded version count as a spell that starts in your deck? That could make it viable if they just want to run like two fire flies or something

  13. sober667
    November 24, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Imagine cabalist tome was for two mana oh wait……

  14. Konzo
    November 24, 2017 at 12:18 am

    New quest completion method?

    • nuevofalso
      November 24, 2017 at 12:22 am

      Don’t think so, what elementals use quest mage?

      • Liam Davies
        November 24, 2017 at 2:48 am

        The new elemental quest mage deck!

        • Crapcrack
          November 24, 2017 at 3:03 am

          That deck would never work.
          1. U need some elementals
          2. U need all other minions like Arcanologist, Archmage antonidas, Sorcerer’s apprentice etc.
          3. U need ALOT of spells, u need freeze, discoveries, quest, burn and secrets.
          How are u gonna fit all of this into 30 cards?

          • Perry Manson
            November 24, 2017 at 4:39 am

            maybe with a different win condition, the giant version need just 3 cards to work.. i dunno i’m just thinking.

          • Hellios
            November 24, 2017 at 5:51 am

            Wow, mr.Smartypants. You need Antonidas and Sorcs? Where did you get that idea? Just cause exodia mage is run with the quest most of the time that doesnt mean you NEED them in the deck. Just mind you Alex + Giants was also viable with the quest. I for one expect some crative deck building and this card is legit strong with AND without the quest.

    • Zer0w
      November 24, 2017 at 12:33 am

      I Think You Can Use this Card in 3 deck
      1 . Exodia Quest (Add 2 This Spell In Deck ) Dont needed upgrade Only Use 1 Spell for 2 Quest completing
      2 . Highlander Elemental Mage ( Upgrade And Use More Spell )
      3 . Secret Mage ( Use For Drop Secret more )

      • Ertje
        November 24, 2017 at 2:52 am

        1. replacement for cabalist tome? because that seems to be the weakest link now, no risk of cluttering your hand with 3 high cost useless/slow cards

      • Crapcrack
        November 24, 2017 at 3:06 am

        Using this for one spell sucks, we already have Primordial glyph that let’s u CHOOSE spell and discount it. Plus u can get useless spells like Glacial mysteries.

  15. marshall
    November 24, 2017 at 12:18 am

    nice, kabalist tome for 2 mana