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Spellbook: deck recipe

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Overview

Spellbooks are generally a support archetype for Spellcasters. They excel at searching and boosting Spellcaster monsters with Prophecy monsters acting having the most synergy with them. With all that, the only thing lacking from Spellbooks/Prophecy right now is a boss monster to invest their support in.

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Example Deck

Blizzard Princess

Blizzard PrincessBlizzard PrincessSpellbook Magician of ProphecySpellbook Magician of ProphecySpellbook Magician of ProphecyStrength of Prophecy
Spellbook of SecretsSpellbook of SecretsSpellbook of SecretsSpellbook Library of the CrescentSpellbook of FateSpellbook of Fate
Spellbook of FateSpellbook of PowerSpellbook of PowerSpellbook of EternitySpellbook of EternitySpellbook of the Master
Spellbook of the MasterTreacherous Trap Hole

Dark Magician of Chaos

Dark Magician of ChaosThe TrickySpellbook Magician of ProphecySpellbook Magician of ProphecySpellbook Magician of ProphecyReaper of Prophecy
Fool of ProphecyFool of ProphecySpellbook of SecretsSpellbook of SecretsSpellbook of SecretsSpellbook of Life
Spellbook of FateSpellbook of FateSpellbook of FateSpellbook of PowerSpellbook of EternitySpellbook of Eternity
Spellbook of the MasterSpellbook of the Master

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Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand.
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How to Use

Deck Search

Searching and thinning your deck is what this deck really excels at. Most cards in this deck has some form of search function to get Spellbooks or Prophecy monsters out from your deck.

  • Spellbook Magician of Prophecy can search out any Spellbook spell card from your deck when he is Normal or Special summoned. Very useful for getting any need card from your deck. You first search out Spellbook of Secrets and then use Spellbook of Secrets to search out the Spellbook you want. The extra step is to thin your deck further and load your graveyard.
  • Spellbook of Secrets can search out any card from your deck with Spellbook in it's name, including Spellbook Magician of Prophecy.
  • Spellbook of Power boosts one of your Spellcaster-type monsters by 1000 attack and allows you to search for another Spellbook card when it destroys a monster by battle.

Special Summon

When searching monsters this deck excels at special summoning your searched monster directly from the deck onto the field. Once per turn, Fool of Prophecy can mill any Spellbook spell card from your deck helping you reach his effect's activation condition. During the end phase when you have 5 or more Spellbook spell cards in the graveyard you can special summon a level 5 or higher Spellcaster from your deck. The best thing you could do with this is special summon Reaper of Prophecy, and then with Reaper of Prophecy search out a Spellbook from your deck and special summon Dark Magician of Chaos. Dark Magician of Chaos can then retrieve a spell card from your graveyard, this combo results in a plus 3 in card advantage.

Blizzard Princess

Summon Blizzard Princess by tributing Spellbook Magician of Prophecy or any 1 Spellcaster-type monster. She effectively shuts down your opponent's backrow for the rest of the turn after she is summoned allowing you to attack safely. Some easy ways to summon Blizzard Princess include using The Tricky or Legion the Fiend Jester as tribute fodder so that you can tribute summon into Blizzard Princess during the same turn.

Strength of Prophecy

Use Strength of Prophecy's effect to boost the attack of a Spellcaster-type monster on your side of the field by 500. Usually his effect will be used on himself first so that you can boost him enough to keep him on the field. His effect is also a good way to recycle Spellbooks in your graveyard back to the deck, which can then be searched by Spellbook of Secrets or Spellbook Magician of Prophecy.

Spellbook Library of the Crescent

Use Spellbook Library of the Crescent to search your deck for Spellbook spell cards. You can only use Spellbook Library of the Crescent if you have no Spellbook cards in your graveyard and the card that gets added to your hand is chosen at random by your opponent. But it could still be worth running this card to fuel your graveyard without losing card advantage. This could also help in some situations where your graveyard runs out of Spellbooks because of Spellbook of Fate and/or Prophecy of Strength removing them from the grave.

Retrieve

To maximize the use of your Spellbooks you also want to retrieve them for reuse. Dark Magician of Chaos can retrieve a spell card from the graveyard everytime he is summoned. Spellbook of Eternity can retrieve a Spellbook card banished by Spellbook of Fate.

Revival

Spellbook of Life can be used to revive a Spellcaster-type monster from your graveyard, the best targets are Dark Magician of Chaos, Reaper of Prophecy or Fool of Prophecy depending on the situation. Dark Magician of Chaos is the easiest target because he simple allows you to retrieve a spell card when he is summoned. Reaper of Prophecy is good if Dark Magician of Chaos is still in your deck and you have 5 Spellbooks in your graveyard, you also get to search a Spellbook from your deck. Fool of Prophecy is a great target if you want to gain a lot of card advantage while Dark Magician of Chaos and Reaper of Prophecy are still in your deck.

Spellbook of Fate

Spellbook of Fate has varying effects depending on the number of Spellbook card you remove from play as cost.

  • The first effect is useful for protecting yourself against opponent's backrow. Use it before the battle phase to return cards like Wall of Disruption to the hand without your opponent getting a chance to activate it. This effect can also help you disrupt Sea Stealth Attack boards.
  • The second effect can be used to defend against attacks and change your opponent to a vulnerable position similar to Enemy Controller's first effect. Additionally it can disrupt effects that activate upon summoning like Cyber Angel Dakini and some Sylvan monsters by flipping them face-down.
  • The third effect is just a way to get rid of anything from the field by banishing it, and keep in mind this does not target nor does it destroy meaning it is effective even against monsters with those forms of protection.

Spellbook of the Master

Spellbook of the Master is a good card to use in any Spellbook deck, because it can use the effect of any Spellbook normal spell in your graveyard. This bypasses the the Spellbook's activation condition. Also since all Spellbook cards have a hard once per turn effect, Spellbook of the Master allows you to practically activate it's effect twice in one turn.

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Comments

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Anonymous 1days ago
God this deck is such a bore to go against
<< Anonymous(Haha)
Anonymous 7hour ago Reply
what was this good comeback? I see a lot of basic ass shit much like the deck in question for this thread, basic and simple AF.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6hour ago Reply
I agree it can be boring for opponent. What I dont agree with is people comparing it to Sylvans and CA in terms of difficulty to play. Please try to play the deck properly before jumping to conclusions.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6hour ago Reply
Lol to the person saying the deck is basic AF. I dare you to name all the plays that the deck can do in one sentence. Because pretty much I can do it for Sylvans and CA. If this is simple, then okay maybe it is, but what would you call Sylvan and CA? Dumb maybe. Lol
<< Anonymous(Clueless)
Antonio Rodriguez 1hour ago Reply
Lmfao
SGA 8hour ago
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I did not have a space on my phone so I deleted a few things (I have galaxy s6) and mistakenly I deleted one of Google's apps and now I can not log in to YUGIOH and I have my duelist ID and my google play remembers all my data. But for some reason the YUGIOH app does not let me in the game and I'm really afraid I will not be able to play agin.
So if anyone has any idea what Supposed to do plesa send me an email (my email segev8640@gmail.com) thank
SGA 9hour ago
helpppppp !!!
Hello everyone, something terrible happened to me and I would be happy if someone could help me.
I did not have a space on my phone so I deleted a few things (I have galaxy s6) and mistakenly deleted one of Google's apps and now I can not log in to YUGIOH and I have my duelist ID so if anyone has any idea I would be happy to help
If you know anything please contact me at my email (segev8640@gmail.com) thank
Anonymous 16days ago
Never is Spellbook Tier 1....

He needs LUCK and LUCK and more LUCK to win the games...
<< Anonymous(BlueMinotaur)
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Thanks, i'll try it.
What is the best hand for the deck?
<< Anonymous
BlueMinotaur 2days ago Reply
You always want to open with Secret or Blue Boy + any Spellbook card.
<< Anonymous(BlueMinotaur)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Is it better to have princess early or late?
<< Anonymous
BlueMinotaur 14hour ago Reply
The earlier you draw Princess, the better so you can close the game before your opponent can get a chance to retaliate. But you should prioritize drawing Secret/Blue Boy + another Spellbook over drawing Princess in your opening hand.
Anonymous 2days ago
past 2 month to earn diamond and got this deck and already got platinum, i wonder how fast it can be to be kog? when people need at least 1 year maybe more to achieve it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Yeah Platinum late month is nothing. It's like from Silver to Gold
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23hour ago Reply
A fellow achieved kog within 4 days and u talk about a whole year! Lmfao
Anonymous 1days ago
This deck is budget man c'mon
Anonymous 1days ago
The 30 card grass version is the best one imo. Even if you can't start with grass, the deck still function so well and consistent for me. I even beat amazoness (one of the bad matchup) without opening with grass. Got me to kog this season.
Neia4Waifu 8days ago
This deck is very good for the future with the much mentioned Knowledge, but there are others very worthy of mention as Temperance of Prophecy to summon a World of Prophecy, World of Prophecy, etc.
<< Anonymous(Neia4Waifu)
Neia4Waifu 8days ago Reply
Temperance of Prophecy.
<< Anonymous(Neia4Waifu)
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
If those 3 cards are actually released, spellbook will surely become tier 0 deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Yeah man but Spellbook of Judgment is the most broken card for this archetype.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Releasing judgment would end duel links
Anonymous 8days ago
Silent Swordsman is released way too soon, this deck hasn't got any chance to become truly meta yet.....
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
On the other hand, LV deck and Spellbook deck both have roughly the same speed assuming they got their best cards early in the duel.

It all depends on who goes first and the opening hands lmao
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Horus is already in the game and is better that silent swordsman but is slow and no lot of people use them
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Actually horus and silent magician (lv decks that negates spells), and no one still using them, silent swordsman being in the shouldn't say spellbooks dies, because not everyone plays spellbooks, while you waste money on silent people beats you with amazoness and others.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Rely on archetype that totally counters sb (not so used) and gets destroyed by every other deck of the meta? Not the best choice my dude.
Anonymous 8days ago
This archetype excels at thinning and searching. Could it be used for an Exodia deck?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Definitely no.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Nope, too much "space" for brick and getting otk.
Anonymous 6days ago
I’ll be honest I think this deco sucks, I’ve never lost to one, but then again I’m a brain dead otk masked hero player so they usually don’t have enough time to do anything
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Really? I beat someone using m hero like ya with spellbook yesterday,its a shame,ragequit in 3rd turn
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
SB counters Masked Hero really bad, you must have encountered the worst players ever...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
You have faced bad players, it's impossible to otk a spellbook unless it bricks on first hand (very rare).
Anonymous 7days ago
How are you all saying this deck is complex? You are simply ensuring you have one stupid quick play spell down every turn, using the same 3-4 cards in the same sequence every turn. It’s the most time consuming, skill-less and annoying deck currently in game. Another cheep deck for thick’os to win because people can’t be arsed waiting around and leave. If you use this deck, you yourself, are cancer
<< Anonymous
Jc 6days ago Reply
The deck just takes some getting used to since you have so many combos you can use it's tough to find one that works for you. I'll just say don't forget spell counter monsters like
Blast Magician
Magical Something
Skilled Blue Magician
<< Anonymous
Stfu 6days ago Reply
Don’t be salty, I’ll say what I want. If you have an issue, report me.... me anonymous.
<< Anonymous(Stfu)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Trolls really fell off since 2013, damn
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Haters = loser....i guess u r just a foolish silver player,its a shame dude,just say u ve got beaten by a spellbook and now u mad,no excuse for loser like ya

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