The ruby cards in Disney Lorcana: Rise of the Floodborn promise to provide new ways to thoroughly screw your opponent over. Ruby has always been the most aggressive ink colour in the trading card game and the latest set certainly doesn’t see this changing. If you want to overwhelm your opponent early on and leave them too staggered to continue, then you’ll want to get some of these ruby ink cards from Rise of the Floodborn into your decks.
Lorcana Rise of the Floodborn ruby cards
- Felicia, Always Hungry
- Mother Gothel, Withered and Wicked
- Honest John, Not That Honest
- Raya, Leader of Heart
- Shere Khan, Menancing Predator
- Lady Tremaine, Imperious Queen
- Scar, Vicious Cheater
Choosing which ruby cards to build your deck around just got a lot easier with the release of Rise of the Floodborn. We’ve been through the entire new set and picked out the ruby cards we think will make the most impact in players’ decks.
Prepare to spread mayhem and smash through your opponents’ defenses with the best Lorcana ruby cards in Rise of the Floodborn.
1. Felicia, Always Hungry
Grab the lead early on with this kitty cat
A cat mount who features in the ‘80s Disney film The Great Mouse Detective, Felicia, Always Hungry lives up to her name with this ruby card in Rise of the Floodborn. Costing a measly one ink, Felicia, Always Hungry, provides players with an impressive three strength for such a cheap price.
Though this card also has the Reckless ability, meaning that it cannot be used to quest and must challenge, it’s an excellent pick for the early game as it can help keep your opponent from finding a foothold with weaker characters.
2. Mother Gothel, Withered and Wicked
Damaged but formidable
Rapunzel’s tyrannical adoptive mother doesn’t look like she’s having a great time on this card, as she rapidly ages into a pile of dust. This terrible fate is somewhat reflected in the card’s gameplay mechanics themselves, with Mother Gothel, Withered and Wicked arriving in play with three damage tokens. However, even with the damage this card is a powerful play for a two-ink cost, especially at the very start of a game where ruby players often thrive. Getting a three-strength card in play, potentially by the second turn, is a good leg-up for almost any player.
3. Honest John, Not That Honest
A nasty piece of work, if we’ve ever seen one
With a reputation for shiftiness and mischief from his appearance in Pinocchio, Honest John brings those traits very smoothly into this Rise of the Floodborn ruby card. Honest John, Not That Honest is a three-ink card that has some decent stats – two strength and three willpower – but it’s the ability that makes this card worth putting in your deck.
Easy Street means that every time you play a Floodborn character – many of which are in the new Lorcana set – every opponent loses one lore. If you can keep Honest John, Not That Honest hanging around then your opponents are going to have a really difficult time winning the game.
4. Shere Khan, Menacing Predator
As if you needed more incentive to challenge
The iconic villain from The Jungle Book maintains his image as being one scary tiger thanks to his Disney Lorcana debut. Shere Khan, Menacing Predator is a great card to put out whenever you’re in a strong position to challenge your opponent, which should happen often if you’re playing with ruby cards.
The card’s stats are just fine – three strength and three willpower – but its ability, Don’t Insult My Intelligence, is ideal for a ruby ink deck due to the fact that it gains you a lore every time one of your characters challenges another.
5. Raya, Leader of Heart
This princess is ruthless in battle
One of the new Lorcana set’s Floodborn cards and the main character from Raya and the Last Dragon, Raya, Leader of Heart is possibly the most ruby ink card ever released.
Costing six ink, Raya, Leader of Heart, is a strong card thanks to its combination of stats and ability. Though five strength and three willpower might initially seem like a bad deal, thanks to the card’s Champion of Kumandra ability – which means Raya, Leader of Heart, doesn’t take damage when challenging a damaged character – it's actually very good that the stats are weighed so heavily in favour of strength over defence.
6. Lady Tremaine, Imperious Queen
Acting terribly and looking fabulous
Cinderella’s evil stepmother fulfills her ultimate dream of gaining the throne in this fantastically designed Rise of the Floodborn card. Lady Tremaine, Imperious Queen, is a Shift card – meaning that it can be played at a reduced cost if you already have another Lady Tremaine card out, which is placed on top of and takes on all existing tokens from that.
Though her stats aren’t anything to write home about at a cost of six ink, her ability, Power to Rule At Last, certainly is worth taking notice of thanks to the fact that it forces opponents to choose a character to banish when it’s played.
7. Scar, Vicious Cheater
Your opponents had better be prepared
Uncle to The Lion King’s little Simba and usurper extraordinaire, Scar, Vicious Cheater is a high-cost ruby card in Rise of the Floodborn for an equally high reward.
Paying seven ink will get you a six-strength, five-health card with Rush – allowing the player to challenge with this card the turn it’s played – as well as an ability that sees Scar, Vicious Cheater be readied up whenever it successfully banishes another character.
This means that players can put him to use as soon as they play him, banishing opponents’ characters and making it very difficult for opponents to target Scar, Vicious Cheater with their own challenges.