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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.

Comments

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Anonymous
God this deck is such a bore to go against
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
What's wrong? Tired of losing against those "dumb" deck

Git gud scrub
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No I usually run through those dumb decks. Just calling it as it is. Can't face the truth? Yeah,truth hurts, bud.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
All you guys missed the entire point of this topic. Chess is the real answer to spellbooks.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ya their turns take ages.
Anonymous
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(Not complex)
Anonymous Reply
Tell me what other meta deck is more complex than spellbook? Just because they have least counterplay doesn't mean they are not complex.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Sylvans is far more complex. You have to push yes everytime l.
<< Anonymous
Not complex Reply

Knowing how to use combos in decks is generally not complex.
Learning that doesnt take long.

Complexity in yugioh is more in how you deal with counterplay and the decision making, predicting etc that comes with it.

A lack of counterplay makes a deck easy and forgiving.

<< Anonymous(Not complex)
Anonymous Reply
Knowing the combos is not enough.You need to think through your plays deoending on opponent's deck and prepare your play for the next turn. It's not just about using fate to banish each turn, as what inexperienced SB players usually think. Anyone can use this deck but not anyone can win with it consistently. It rewards the more skilled players.
Anonymous
So dudes, I decided to destroy the myth behind Silent Magician and the "pay to win" issue; I tested if it was true, so I choose Cyber Angels, a Spell based deck. Took out Saffira and started playing, and guess what EVERY SINGLE TIME I FACED THAT POOR WIFE, I ENDED WINNING; because she's only able to negate spells ONCE PER TURN.

How do you say the card is too op?
I don't bother if these EX packs become series, they are exclusive cards for fans, who want to support the game. No one is forcing you to buy it, because it's not by any mean "Overpowered".

So that's it, even Handicaped, with a Spell-based deck, and NO SAFFIRA AT ALL.
You can win against Silent Magician.
And these haters, yeah, these people that keep complaining. I'm afraid they have never played duel links; but they keep hating, trying to boycott the game for no reason.

Anyway, leaving these raging and incoherent folks aside, I wish you all happy dueling !
<< Anonymous
Perseus Reply
The real problem with this deck, it's the fact it's kinda slow...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21days ago Reply
broken my asssssss
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
Reading cards > Get crazy and think that if he beats you means the card is broken and everything is P2W
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
<*
Vs fur hire
How do you deal with fur hire that starts first.
They swarm in turn 1.

Than its your turn.

How to keep your spellcaster alive when you face a turn 1 swarm that can even use monster destruction effects on top.
<< Anonymous(Vs fur hire)
Anonymous Reply
You just dont deal with fur hire with this deck, kind of sad.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If they dont have a perfect opener hand you can still win going second.

If you can start your win chances are high.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If they dont have a perfect opener hand you can still win going second.

If you can start your win chances are high.
<< Anonymous(Vs fur hire)
Anonymous Reply
The weakness of wiz is her cost. Play around their hand size and burn expendable spellbooks until you're reasonably certain that you can get away with your main plays. Like, play power or master. If they go through, good! But if they don't, more fuel for fate and you can recycle with eternity. Just play around their hand size my boi
Mah boi
Sylvans and Amazoness are really annoying to deal with. Their cards will be semi-limited because of that. Even though Amazoness wasn't crippled enough...
But Spellbooks remained untouched. Even worse: they got a buff behind a paywall - the new Silent Magician.
Behold one of the worst cancers from Duel Links!
<< Anonymous(also)
Mah boi Reply
The truth has been spoken
<< Anonymous(Mah boi)
Anonymous Reply
Spell books have been hit with the restart nerd though.
<< Anonymous
Mah boi Reply
All meta decks (Masked Hero, Amazoness, Geargia, Spellbook - you name it) will be affected by the Restart nerf, except Sylvans.
And Spellbook doesn't need its first draw that much, they will search their Spells anyway...
<< Anonymous(Anonymous.)
Anonymous Reply
OMG I am totally laughing at your comments. Thanks for entertaining me dude HAHAHA
Anonymous
Never is Spellbook Tier 1....

He needs LUCK and LUCK and more LUCK to win the games...
<< Anonymous(BlueMinotaur)
Anonymous Reply
Thanks, i'll try it.
What is the best hand for the deck?
<< Anonymous
BlueMinotaur Reply
You always want to open with Secret or Blue Boy + any Spellbook card.
<< Anonymous(BlueMinotaur)
Anonymous Reply
Is it better to have princess early or late?
<< Anonymous
BlueMinotaur 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
Let's make spellbooks more broken and cancerous! No seriously Spellbooks and Silent Magicians need to be limited.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Seriously 30bucks aint that bad compared to spending money for a golddigger
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
F this deck. U make people watch your whole chain of stupid combo. I rather face furs than this bs.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Lol salty dude here ^. Have fun playing vs furries.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21hour ago Reply
lol I agree, spellbooks are as slow as sylvan fungi when chaining. whereas fur hire are destructive but at least they're straightforward.
Anonymous
To be honest its more of a thinker deck. It has so much room for missplays if you have a miss step. You need to play well to maintain your resource. Definitely not a beginner type of deck you need to know how to play it before playing it. If you use it efficiently this deck is golden though.
<< Anonymous
Geo Reply
Hahaha agree 100%
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Sylvan player said.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No they dont an it is SPELLBOOKS REQUIRE YOU KNOWING WHAT TO SEARCH BASED ON WHAT UR OPP. HAS ON FIELD AN WHAT YOU OPEN WITH YOU WOULD KNOW THAT IF U PLAYED THE DECK
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Especially the 20 card variant. You need to calculate your resource and manage it according to your position in the duel. The 30 card variant is a different story though its more luck based I guess... Since it really depend on what you draw first turn and what you mill out.
Anonymous
HAVE YOU SEEN THOSE ANNOYING BOTS THAT PROMOTE SCAMMING WEBSITES IN GLOBAL CHAT?

Well, guess what... !
People responsible for those bots...
ARE THE VERY SAME PEOPLE THAT:
*** Created some kind of Glitch (that lasted a couple of days, but even so, promoted the "glitch" everywhere, (as if it would have lasted years!)).
*** Came here to this website to promote hate about the Kaiba Cup (April).
*** Hated when Sylvans came out (and still keep doing it from time to time).
*** Hated on Amazoness deck as well.
*** And today, these people is the VERY SAME that hates HARD! on Silent Magician deck, trying to make people believe it's Pay-to-Win, Tier 0, big etc.

Clever huh?
By the time the 12th mini box is released.
These folks, these "haters" that try to boycott the game by any means necessary, are going to FIND ANY EXCUSE to spread hate and rumors about the new release. YOU CAN MARK MY WORDS, it's going to be so, and you guys will notice.

I'm not trying to convince you.
I don't need to.
Because it's going to happen.

I'm just saying...
So you guys can know...

Who could be so interested about ruining other's bussines?
Well, I investigated a little.
THESE PEOPLE, THESE FOLKS, ARE RESPONSIBLE AS WELL ABOUT BOYCOTTING MICROSOFT's XBOX ONE X - Weird huh?

It seems, that these guys... do not like any other company besides their HUGE CORPORATIONS. Yet, they have been very nicely welcomed here, in the USA.

Interesting.
This is not the way, you should know that; I guess YOU are reading this as well.
If you want to protect your money that badly, you can't conspire against others, and specially not against the ones who have opened their walls to you.

I don't wish any "punishment" to you, nor I wish some kind of "revenge".
But you should know... this world can't be a place where everyone "Eats before being Eaten".
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
About microsoft u are pretty much right, they have implanted some stupid belief about sony being the best "play station nation wooohoo" and that rubbish. Ps4 has fake 4k, and it's not as powerful as xbox onex, but the press never mentions it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Lame Station 4 with fake 4k
<< Anonymous
Terra Reply
No one said silent sb is t0. And u can spam thousand posts on this site mentioning it being useless card behind a paywall but ppl who use it already know their capabilities. And ur conspiracy theory is a bit too much to take in....next thing u d have posted is trump won the elections because of these people.
<< Anonymous(Terra)
Anonymous Reply
Kappa
Yugiknowz
Has no type of business being in tier 1, most of its wins come from opponent falling asleep and disconnecting waiting for its turn to finish. I play Masked Heros, CA, and Geargia and I’ve never lost to this deck in Platnium or Legend.
<< Anonymous(Yugiknowz)
Anonymous Reply
Faced this deck in plat and legend pleanty of times with Sylvan, CA, aliens and even flying fish! Lol and have yet to lose to it. Granted people still figuring it out, but, it's not even that. My decks mentioned are just too fast and they can't stop it. But once they figure out that problem it'll be a great archtype
<< Anonymous(Yugiknowz)
BlueMinotaur Reply
You need to know which plays to stop with Fate for it to be effective, depending on opponent's decks. I even won against Geargia who opened with Ties to the Brethren but it takes a lot of patience and u gotta take some hits for a turn and survive. I didn't like the Grass deck as it has tendencies to brick based on my personal testing.
<< Anonymous(Yugiknowz)
Anonymous Reply
how are you only in legend with 3 tier 1 decks.....
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No
David
Can we like confirm that f2p players can not play with this deck as they are going to shut down by mirror play Silent Magician and that this deck has reached a new level of not only being "Expensive" but "p2w" level?... Sigh and I really liked my SB deck until now.
<< Anonymous(Brazilian Guy)
F2P Reply
Yeah I honestly don't know what's all the outrage about. I also don't care if I can't obtain Silent Waifu because I'm F2P. There's a whole lot of other competitive options out there.
<< Anonymous(David)
Anonymous Reply
it NOT about not being able to get this card, its what it will mean for future releases. If konami can get away with paywall cards, they'll will do it more.

see things long-term, not just the pb in front of you
<< Anonymous
furhirekiller Reply
I mean, they made a f2p game with NO ADS and people complain about them putting a paywall behind a pair of cards? "Oh Komoney just want our wallets, Komoney this, Komoney that".
I personally think Konami is extremely generous when compared to other f2p games especially in this type of genre. You want silent magician? then pony up, its the least you could do to support the devs.
<< Anonymous(furhirekiller)
furhirekiller Reply
The real life TCG is p2w all the way. Whoever bought the most boosters had the most cards and could build better decks.
LIFE IS P2W lmao. Get used to it.
Sylvan player
This Spellbook deck is now officially the new cancer! so stop hating us skillvans cuz it's hard to say yes
<< Anonymous(Sylvan player)
Anonymous Reply
When you figure out how spellbooks work they are suddenly not the new cancer anymore.

Sure their turns are slow but getting oneshot by sylvans isnt any better.
<< Anonymous(Sylvan player)
Anonymous Reply
Its not like Horus/Silent Magician are actual cards in duel links that dont receive magic effects. . .
<< Anonymous(Sylvan player)
Anonymous Reply
well, Fate only works once a turn, and needs to have a spellcaster to use. If you are facing lots of SB, use this tips to change your deck to deal with it.
<< Anonymous(Sylvan player)
Anonymous Reply
It's Ironic how everyone was hoping for the new banlist to nerf Spellbooks, but not only did they remain untouched due to the fact that they really aren't as good as other top decks if played improperly, but they even got a damn buff with Silent Magician. Everyone, just surrender your wallets now XD.

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