Spellbook: deck recipe

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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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Essential cards
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Visions of IceVisions of Ice

Spellbound SilenceSpellbound Silence

Example Deck

Spellbound Silence Version

Silent Magician LV8Silent MagicianSilent MagicianSilent MagicianSpellbook Magician of ProphecySpellbook Magician of Prophecy
Spellbook Magician of ProphecySpellbook of SecretsSpellbook of SecretsSpellbook of SecretsSpellbook of FateSpellbook of Fate
Spellbook of FateSpellbook of PowerSpellbook of the MasterSpellbook of the MasterSpellbook of the MasterSpellbook of Eternity
Spellbook of EternityTreacherous Trap Hole--------

Show of Nightmare Version [Updated]

The TrickyThe TrickyThe TrickySpellbook Magician of ProphecySpellbook Magician of ProphecySpellbook Magician of Prophecy
Spellbook of SecretsSpellbook of SecretsSpellbook of SecretsSpellbook of FateSpellbook of FateSpellbook of Fate
Spellbook of PowerSpellbook Library of the CrescentSpellbook Library of the CrescentSpellbook of EternitySpellbook of EternitySpellbook of the Master
Spellbook of the MasterSpellbook of the Master--------

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Show of Nightmares
Can be activated if you have 3 or more Spell cards with different name in your Graveyard. Randomly add 1 spell card in your graveyard to your hand. This skill can only be used once per duel.

Blizzard Princess Version

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 Version

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

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand.
Bandit Keith
Bandit Keith

How to Use

Silent Magician

While Spellbooks will cover all your support, Silent Magicians will be your main beaters. Summoning the Non-LV Silent Magician should be done by tributing a Spellbook Magician of Prophecy after you have used up his search effect. You should then try to protect her and keep her on the field so that you can activate Spellbook of the Master and Spellbook of Fate. Spellbooks are really good at maintaining their card advantage, so you should have no problem keeping Silent Magician above 2000 attack if used properly. If ever she does get destroyed you can special summon Silent Magician LV8 which has 3500 attack and is immune to your opponnet's spell effects.
Silent Magician is also extremely valuable in a mirror match and when dueling against other meta decks because she can negate key cards like Spellbook of Fate, Masked Change, and Ties of the Brethren.

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.


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.


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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Anonymous 18days ago
Every time you play against this deck on PvP, just report them for slow play. It’s the best way to deal with this Blue boy banish nonsense. Eventually it’s users can’t play anymore.
<< Anonymous(Yugiknowz )
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Pointless nerf

Most of the decks that I meet play 2 fates and I did not notice the difference.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
I can almost taste your tears. Guess the flavor. Salty, just like you and your comment.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
There is a difference actually,it means that i cannot use tth in spellbook anymore.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20hour ago Reply
Lol What?
Salt is an important spice and your sh!t is not edible at all
Anonymous 2days ago
RIP my favorite deck, so sad after reading the new banlist cards.

Best deck in all time to reach KoG, there goes spellbook. </3
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
You clearly don't know anything about spellbooks, the nerf is really Minor
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21hour ago Reply
semi limiting this thing doesn't do shit. make it limited like they did to amazoness trap. it's the same search with prophecy boy and amazoness princess so why not semi-limit it too. they're basically the same.
Anonymous 26days ago
Really hope Fate gets semi-limited so people cannot run TTH in SB deck. Triple Fate with TTH and Silent Magician negating spell are just too much
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
you got oyur wish, are you happy
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Of all the current tier one decks, this deck should be the one people cry out for a limiting for. This is why they should add Dark Law to the game, put Mask Change 2 so more people have access to it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
this deck is tier 3 and doesn't need a nerf since so many cards counter it and also use sealed tombs in any deck and you counter it lmao people who complain about this deck are just potatoes or bitter people who lost against this deck or also unfair people who just hate this deck and want it to be nerf it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Sealed tombs doesnt counters this deck though.Sealed tomb prevents special summoning from the graveyard so it only shuts down blue eyes,vampires etc.And also spellbooks runs breaker this days and you can't use dna surgery etc to change them to change the type to others and they continue to banish cards
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Besides that,spellbook always top deck ttp in their starting hand.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
Read sealed tombs effect again, and then come back here.
Anonymous 13days ago
This deck have a great defense but not very huge offense , can easily take down OTK strat with silent and fate :p
need to stop using decks that take 2 weeks to chain. oh let me just drink coffee while you chain. i'll just go shopping while you chain. or let me just build a house while you chain.
<< Anonymous
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Anonymous 26days ago Reply
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Anonymous 27days ago
Todos aquellos que critican esta cubierta es por envidia de no poder comprar las magas top, así que no digan que el mazo es basura sólo porque ustedes no lo pueden armar, bola de resentidos envidiosos.
Anonymous 29days ago
Whats the better alternative? Blizzard princess or dark magician of chaos?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
blizzard because bg
Angry Newbie 23days ago
Who the hell recommend this deck for the new player?
This deck is cancerous chain forever. Now I'm getting bored because of way too many chains. Even on auto duel.
<< Anonymous(Angry Newbie)
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
This isn't an auto duel deck. It only takes forever if you don't know what you're doing.
Anonymous 25days ago
I floodgated silent magician lv8 and then the next turn he flipped it face up!!
Is this some kind of spellbook effect or the guy was a cheater?
because usually when I floodgate something it stays like that permanently
<< Anonymous
Konami 25days ago Reply
Because the player probably chained his spellbook of fate to his monster and changed it facedown position and if it does, the player can flip back his to face up because it resolved after floodgate effect.

<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
I won the duel
This is the first time when spellbooks use fate's second effect on me
they always use the third :)
Activates DNA surgery, makes all their spellcaster monsters no longer spellcasters
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Breaker Reply
**Spends spell counter** Where were we? Oh yes. Infinity Banishing.
<< Anonymous(Breaker)
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
I love breaker too
It looks like this is another one of these interactive decks, if you do not have a specific counter card against, you autolose. They just keep banish everything you put on the table during your turn and recycling this spell
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It is ironic because these are speed duels but when playing against this decks, it takes forever.

It is worse when farming skills by losing quickly in PvP. I got my LP down to 500LP and usually no cards in hand, but they still do their their whole play. At peast some get it, and just beat me right away.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous No. 2 29days ago Reply
I usually run backrow heavy decks and simply out-resource Spellbook decks.
They usually deck out.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
Como se nota que quisieras jugarlos, es una lástima que no tengas como comprarlo.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
Su comentario no muestra intención de querer jugar, sino más bien de mostrar cuan molesto es que destierren tus cartas mientras esperas por largo rato (his comment dont desire to play spellbook. He only wanna talk about how annoying is when spellbook banished your cards while you wait a loooong turn)

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