Lesser Sapphire Spellstone

Lesser Sapphire Spellstone Card

Lesser Sapphire Spellstone is a 7 Mana Cost Rare Shaman Spell card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Summon 1 copy of a friendly minion. (Overload 3 Mana Crystal to upgrade.)

Flavor Text

A stone of blue, embraced with glee
By murloc lords beneath the sea
Soon numberless they swarmed the shore
First two, then four, then more...and more...

Cards Relating to Lesser Sapphire Spellstone

Sapphire Spellstone
Type: Spell - Cost: 7
Summon 2 copies of a friendly minion. (Overload 3 Mana Crystals to upgrade.)
Greater Sapphire Spellstone
Type: Spell - Cost: 7
Summon 3 copies of a friendly minion.

Lesser Sapphire Spellstone Card Review

Unlike this card’s Druid alternative, the Sapphire upgradable spell does not look too exciting at first. It’s a class-restricted Faceless Manipulator on a spell, however it costs a lot more. In this frame, the Lesser version of the Spellstone seems unplayable, although an argument could always be made for critical mass – if your deck wanted Faceless Manipulator in the first place, wouldn’t it want more of them? Probably, but such a deck does not currently exist. It might however, once you unlock the Spellstone’s upgraded version. Even the first upgrade is already exactly opposite its Lesser version in terms of value – now costing less than two Manipulators while doing the same thing. The Greater version of this card is some amazing value, that much is certain.

Now, the question becomes “Can the Spellstone deck exist?” On one hand, Overload is bad. Not as a mechanic, but as a cost. It’s a drawback on powerful cards and as such, it is a punishing mechanism. Current Shaman decks actively avoid Overload cards, however we cannot overlook the synergy with the new Snowfury Giant from KFT. Keeping in mind that the vast majority of Shaman’s controlling tools are Overload cards, the “Overload deck” could become a real thing. I imagine it will have a somewhat similar play pattern to the current Evolve Shaman where they have the Doppelgangster + Evolve combo for two rounds of powerful board floods, except it’s a Snowfury Giant + Greater Sapphire Spellstone combo for two rounds of very, very powerful board floods of 4 8/8s. Something to keep an eye out for is the fact that the Spellstones only upgrade while they are actually in your hand (as far as we are aware right now, anyway), so that can be a major downside to this type of strategy.

Card Review by Chimbarozo

Leave a Reply


  1. Lingon
    November 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Big Shaman will be a thing once again.

  2. PandaWolf525
    November 11, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    List of Creatures this works great with. Al’Akir, Aya, Earth Elemental, Flamewreathed Faceless, Snowfury Giant, White Eyes, Cairne, Chromaggus, Thaurissan, Rag, It goes on but you get the idea, All teh Giants work great with it if you can play them out for 3 or less.

  3. me
    November 9, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Turn 9: Moorabi
    Turn 10: Summon 3 copies of Moorabi and play frostrider

    BOOM add nine Moorabis to your hand.

    (Yes I know this is extremely hard to pull off and it’s not really worth doing in the first place but you have to admit that it would be funny)

  4. Crapcrack
    November 7, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Flamewreathed Faceless shenanigans

  5. Nebulonstyle
    November 5, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Doesn’t specify that it has to be in your hand

    • Rip
      November 5, 2017 at 11:38 am

      I noticed the same thing, but

      ” Keep in mind that the spellstone must be in your hand to become upgraded. ”

      I got this off the Spellstone Mechanic Guide from this site. Bit of a let down but I still think these cards have potential. I do like how Blizz is adding more cards that benefit from Overload like Snowfury last expansion. Idk how viable they’ll be but they’ll be interesting either way.


  6. Draxx
    November 4, 2017 at 4:38 am

    Otk shaman in wild:
    Play thaurisan with some 1 mana spells, ancestral cały and final version of this
    Next turn U summon 4 malygoses for 9 mana

  7. Threather
    November 3, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Okay, I think this card is better than you guys give it credit for.
    Of course it can be used on Aya on board if she survives but it has obvious synergy with cards like Thing from below and Snowfury giant.
    Drop that 0 mana 8/8 then copy it 2-3 times and you got a big board. Or use it on Carnivorous cube that will be on meta.

    I think it has pretty good synergy with turn 6 doppel + evolve into this.

    Overall seems like a superior card to jade chieftain as this one is 99% guaranteed 2 extra 8/8 or 5/5s.
    Terrible top deck though, hope shaman gets some extra card draw, else you will be running double manatide and double stonehill just to keep this card viable.
    4/5 card

    • Yggdreigon
      November 28, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      You already DO run double manatide and stonehill regardless

  8. CrispyBanana
    November 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I think it is mentioned to be played with this 3 mana 2/8 taunt but doing it on turn 10 is probably to late to stop any aggro. Moreover to make it work you have to overload for 3 mana, play a huge minion that lives and cast a 7 cost spell, too much to make it work

    • MrElectroPe
      November 3, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Well, but you dont overload when u play it, if u overload while this is in your hand then it willwas transform into a better version of this