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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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skillRestart
Essential cards
CostExpensive
Pack
(Box reset)
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.
Arkana
Arkana

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
Restart
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.

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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Anonymous 17hour ago
So will the new Buster Blader deck with DNA Surgery shut down spell books now?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13hour ago Reply
run 2 CC with switcheroo
Anonymous 20hour ago
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 20hour ago
why is it that spellbook of fate can banish azure eyes when it just got summoned? isn't it supposed to prevent card effects from targetting dragons? am i missing somethings? pls explain
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17hour ago Reply
Apparently fate doesn't target. So azure is not immune to it.
<< Anonymous
Mogalord 10hour ago Reply
well yeah, not apparently, it is literally
rick 1days ago
spellbrick
<< Anonymous(rick)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
slowbooks
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3hour ago Reply
Spellbore
Aster lover 7days ago
Not looking forward to seeing this deck even more after the nerfs. It is always the same thing: get the blue kid, use books to search through your whole deck in one turn, get 2 or three fates to banish stuff, lather, rinse, repeat for every duel and it takes forever. It is so very boring and long that you can actually have lunch while waiting for this deck.
Anonymous 8days ago
Really cool deck, not op at all
Just decent enough !!!
However, silent magician is such a cute girl lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
^.^
Anonymous 8days ago
They don't call it Skillbooks for nothing...
Anonymous 11days ago
How do u guys deal with heavy-backrow-decks like Amazoness?
Recently I saw many Silent Spellbook decks with Cosmic Cyclone, but I don't think that it's enough since Amazoness decks usually have about 10 trap cards, and you are not always lucky to draw 2-3 of Cosmic Cyclone in first 2-3 turns.
Sure you can use Fate to return 1 trap card, but that means you have to sacrifice position change and banish effects, since Fate can only be used once per turn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
Blizzard princess or Jinzo
Anonymous 19days ago
Replace one Silent Magician with Jinzo and you will be good against Amazoness
Anonymous 19days ago
Not the easiest way to reach KoG but still good enough to reach it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous No. 2 14days ago Reply
When you convert gems into equal ammount of required money to obtain the same number of packs, a regular meta deck with multiple copies of UR cards is a lot more expensive than only 3 copies of Silent Magician.
The only difference is that Silent Magician can only be obtained for money.
Also, chill - the ammount spent on Silent Magician is nothing compared to what many whales spend on boxes.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
I second that. It's ludicrous to have those "Pay 4 Power" players buying multiple structure deck to have the upper hand to "F2P" players like us which are only applicable to a one-time purchase with gems in-game except Spellbound Silence.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Get a job than lol
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous 3hour ago Reply
Lol i can't imagine playing spellbooks without blue boy. Ima try this out
Anonymous 21days ago
CHANGE THE NAME OF THE DECK TO SKILLBOOKZ :V :V :V :V !!!!!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
=D
Anonymous 21days ago
I do not like this deck, not only because it is very slow, players can also endlessly recycle and reuse their banishing spell and effectively destroy 1 card on your field each turn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21days ago Reply
This deck only banish 1 card per turn, amazoness can banish every single monster you have in a turn. A hard once per turn banish is not even a problem at the current state of the game.

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