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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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Ex-furry player 3days ago
I don't know every weaknesses and strenghts of this deck, but do u think that it will be the most powerful in the meta after fur hires'nerf?
(Please, don't blame me for my past...)
<< Anonymous(Ex-furry player)
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
the silent version maybe but after restart nerf they killed 30 cards version which was my favorite, still fur hire are still good even with the nerf, they didn't kill them like sylvans
Anonymous 10days ago
Let's make spellbooks more broken and cancerous! No seriously Spellbooks and Silent Magicians need to be limited.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Beaver warrior will always be the best
<< Anonymous
Anonymous No. 2 3days ago Reply
Yeah, bro, they are gonna limit the card people paid 30 bucks to get 3 of...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
I barely see them lol why are you complaning when not everyone can't pay for silent version
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
Only time I ever see 3 of them is if the Vanguard uses them. Only people with no life buy 3 of the EX or complain about having to buy it.
Anonymous 10days ago
Stop posting restart version becuz nobody use it. I zse spell specialist to get spell in hand. Show of nightmares can cause brickhands.
Anonymous 19days ago
The only good thing about fur hires is that the made SB less viable, I only duled a couple all season. FTH is not only effective against furries, but also this deck so they can’t pull off their banish book card or get the silent clown own the field as easily.
:D
COOL DECK !!!, but SLOW hehe
Anonymous
has someone reached kog recently with spellbooks? (no pay version)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
7
I'm trying, it has taken me 2 days to grind for every Spellbook card needed
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I did, but you need grass is greener and go first
Anonymous
how about they include a 15-30 second time limit each turn for anybody who includes spellbook of fate in their deck. if time runs out, they lose.
Newb
Is the deck still worth it ??
<< Anonymous(Newb)
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
It's actually a really good counter to furies. If you go first you pretty much win. If you go second, if they don't draw wiz you pretty much win too
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
^ WTF, no. Only if they go first, otherwise they will be crushed
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
Anytime u start as second against fury it is a lose then.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
Actually it's better to go second with basically any tank deck. ESPECIALLY with The Tricky. Four cards in your hand, five on the second turn. If you have Yami's first skill that puts the Yami field spell out, plus one of your cards being one that adds more to your hand, and two Tricky in you first pull, you're golden. Use the spell to add more cards, special summon both Tricky, equip cards, win.
Anonymous
Combined this with jinzo traps psyhcic shockwave, and you will start trolling
Anonymous
This person’s deck + Vagabond’s 8000 LP challenge = an easy victory for me. Vagabond decked himself out while I played defense with my Masked HEROs deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Before you assume anything, this was the deck I used. I run 2 Anki, 2 Goka, and one Vapor in my Extra Deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
:D XD!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
You might as well run a devk only with 3 monsters:
Horus lv 10, Sorcerer of dark Magic and toon barrel dragon
And only play against "both start with 3 monsters" Vagabond
<< Anonymous
Kamen Raider 9days ago Reply
Nice deck name ma boi
Anonymous
Should I still use restart even after the nerf?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No, siwtcheroo and destiny draw is much better. You can also use draw sense earth if you don't have destiny draw.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No dude. You'll skip turn next draw if u use restart
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
It's still worth it for me. I got king of games with restart in a day after I stopped using meme decks and wiped the dust off the spellbook deck lol
Xenon
How can this deck be fun? Really it feels like you waste a lot of your lifetime playing it(or playing against it)... O.O
<< Anonymous(Xenon)
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
cause it takes brain to manage your resources than actually special summons monster (aka furries), plus it feels good to beat that furries using this.

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