Lesser Diamond Spellstone
|Set:||Kobolds and Catacombs|
|Tags:||Death-related, Random, Resurrection effect, Spell-related|
|Artist:||Tyler West Studios|
Resurrect 2 different friendly minions. (Cast 4 spells to upgrade.)
A diamond, white, this stone the eighth
A precious jewel for those of faith
A whispered prayer restores the lost
But none among them know the cost.
How to get
|Lesser Diamond Spellstone||100||20|
|Golden Lesser Diamond Spellstone||800||100|
- Diamond Spellstone will only resurrect a distinct minion, meaning if you have multiple versions of the same minion die, you'll only get one copy of it back. For example, if you have multiple dead Saronite Chain Gangs, it will only resurrect one of them. This also means that minions that summon separate token minions instead of copies, such as Doppelgangster or Big-Time Racketeer will function as you expect with the spellstone, being capable of summoning the base minion as well as its generated minions.
A card that is well tailored for Summoner Priest decks, as most of them run a small number of large minions and many spells to compensate, making it easier to upgrade this card as the match goes on. Shadow Visions in particular has great synergy with this card, as both itself and the Spell copy it Discovers will count towards this card's upgrading. Ideally used in the late game when most of your opponent's removal options are exhausted, and this card is likelier to be fully upgraded.
Another variant of Priest decks that capitalizes on the Spellstone is a kind of OTK or Miracle-inspired deck, which runs powerful spell-based minions such as Radiant Elemental, Lyra the Sunshard, Prophet Velen, and Malygos, letting you refill your hand rapidly through Lyra or Mind Blast your opponent to death.
In arena, this is a poor choice given the reduced likelihood of spells in your draft, and the large number of dubiously useful minions it might summon.
- Lesser Diamond Spellstone, and its upgrades, originally didn't require resurrected cards to be unique, this however lead to problems with Malygos and Prophet Velen.
- Patch 10.0.0.22611 (2017-12-06): Added.
- IGN (2018-01-17). The Hearthstone Team on Designing Cubelock and Why They Like Big Priest. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.