Spellbook: deck recipe

Duel Links Spellbook deck, Spellbook in the current meta, how to use.
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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.


Hot New Top
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
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.
Usually I don't mind any kind of deck thrown at me, but spellbook are just boring to see. It's plainly boring... Same thing over and over again, and they waste my time like no other deck. I am not saying they are op, actually my current deck has a 100% winrate against them, it's just boring to face... How can player even like playing with it? I really wonder.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
idk it's just a type I guess? I get it's boring to play against because mirror match is so boring for me lol but idk honestly I just love spellbooks maybe is because I love spellcasters and this is the only competitive spellcaste deck idk but honestly spellbooks are my favorite deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Well different people have different taste or preference. What u think is boring, might be not to them.
Hey guys, i bought yesterday 2 spellbound silence does any of you guys have a tip to build a deck out of 2 and not 3?
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
Build it with 2 of them instead of 3. That's it.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Test Reply
Check this
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous 30days ago Reply
This deck is annoying. Takes forever to play.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
You can get a third silent magician with the dream ticket.
Anonymous 30days ago
Does this deck require a lot of luck because of the fact that you need one prophecy and one silent magician in your hand? Or is it common to pull that?
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous 30days ago Reply
Idk how this ended up at Tier 2 (a tier 1 imo) but overall a fun deck to go with if you like searching and boring your enemy out of the match. Has a very nice synergy with the spellbooks and if you get good with it it feels like your opponent has no chance at all against this deck... but they always have.
<< Anonymous(Desolate)
Anonymous Reply
I think it was because of the predictable of SpellBook players. Right now, Silent SpellBook was the most common vs 30 cards SpellBook
<< Anonymous
Desolate Reply
But people are relatively stupid and usually don't know how to fully utilize the deck. (Sounds a bit harsh) but it really is the matter that people need to understand the deck and what all cards do in a full circle of synergy to understand how to checkmate youre opponent.
Can someone explain to me how this deck is tier 2? cause I only lost 10% of most of my rank matches with this deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I still don't see why its a tier 2. did people find a good counter to it or something?
<< Anonymous
Ren Reply
I think it's "tier 2" in my opinion, it really need that opening hand to make a good start. A whiz in furry deck can negate spells. But if you run a silent magician, you can just beat her down. The amazon deck can just banish every monster card. But I just banish every onslaught I see. Maybe that just me. But the "tier list" is b.s. I've beaten furry decks and amazon decks.
<< Anonymous(Ren)
Anonymous Reply
your point makes sense and I also defeated both of them. but in the end, it ends up with you needing a good hand. plus I think Amazons also has the hand problem if they don't open with princesses.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Tier 2 because of the nerf skills associate with it (Restart) even with the additional of Silent Magician, you generally need a good hand to even play.
Anonymous No. 2
Can anyone explain the per-turn rotation for this deck?
I recently finished building this deck (Silent Magician version) and I know the basics from dueling against it, but when playing it myself I often find myself running out of good cards to thin my deck by my 3rd/4th turn, so I must be doing something wrong.
1.Do you always go for banishing effect?
2.Do you always start with blue boy / secrets if you have them in your hand?
3.Do you always add master with eternity?
4.How to determine which spell to duplicate with master?
5.How to know which cards to banish to reuse them for later?
Thanks for your answers.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
BBBlader Reply
1. you want to go for banishing but mostly as a defence.
2. you want to start off with either blue boy or secrets so that u can thin your deck to get silent. if you have organization you would like to end with it so u can set what the next card you draw on your next turn.
3. yes to build up magic cards in your grave to use fate
4. the card u duplicate is up to what u need.
5. secrets or fate
<< Anonymous(BBBlader)
Anonymous No. 2 Reply
5. But, doesn't that mean you can only use fate three times per duel? If you always go for Master with Eternity and you banish Fate from your graveyard for 2nd and 3rd activation, that would mean you've run out of fates to use, right?
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
BBBlader Reply
5. when you use fate u banish master and secret for the first fate, but after the first fate, all other fate will banish fate with 2 other cards so that u can use Eternity to get fate back into our hand allowing you to use fate 5 times a duel.
<< Anonymous(BBBlader)
Anonymous No. 2 Reply
Oh, I see. Thanks for the tip.
Not a good deck to play if you have arthritis.
This deck has made me a lot more productive. I can get so much sit done in the time it takes my opponent to finish their first turn.
Is the deck still worth it ??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Anytime u start as second against fury it is a lose then.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 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
Anonymous Reply
Lmao u clearly don't play spellbook. Tricky is bad imo in 20 card. -1 on spellbook usage/search, blizzard ver is better.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I use both blizzard and tricky
Ex-furry player
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 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

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