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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
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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.
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
Restart or Switcheroo?
Like this deck but i've lost too often because my heart of the cards fails and i dont pull silent magician.
Anonymous
Not the easiest way to reach KoG but still good enough to reach it
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
Switcheroo is actually pretty nice.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Anonymous Reply
how u tell he is not a whale? Obviously he is one.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
another whale showing off.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
lol i cant imagine playing spellbook without SPELLBOOK OF FATE... i will be amazed if anyone try that.
Critical Hit
It is high time somebody semi limited some of these. Especially that "Infinite banish Fate" combination that's so low IQ!
Kishin
I wonder if The Tricky + Blizzard Princess instead of Silent Magician can still keep Spellbooks a tier 2 deck? Of course, Silent is faster and more aggressive with LV8, but some combination of Tricky and Blizzard can be a very nice and cheap option, I guess. Blizzard is pretty strong by herself and not only locks spells, but traps too! However, of course, just for the turn.
Tricky can discard dead cards Crescent, and works well to summon Blizzard on the same turn.
Anonymous
holy crap this is deck is killing my brain
NOOBITA
just use a stall trap deckout deck and this spellbook lose to deckout
Aster lover
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(James)
Aster lover Reply
Try the deck? Um, no thank you. I'd just fall asleep behind the screen while I search through my whole deck in one turn. And when did I say I was having problems beating this deck or that I was "salty"? My last round before I ranked up to stage 2 in the KC Cup was blue eyes spellbook. Konami just needs to skip the scenes for snorebooks.
<< Anonymous(James)
Aster lover Reply
I lose to it a lot, but I am getti g better, so it is not a problem.
<< Anonymous(Aster lover)
Aster lover Reply
*getting
<< Anonymous(James)
Aster lover Reply
Basically, if they can get enough fates at once to destroy all of my traps at once before I can replace them and then special summon enough and beef something up with spellbook of power, there isn't much I can do with 0 traps and 0 or 1 weak 4 star monster. But thankfully, that doesn't always happen.
GIGALOLGOGAGAGIGO
BLUE EYES SPELLBOOK
Anonymous
Any card that forces your monsters to be of any other type besides spellcasters, completely destroys this deck. I am a spellbook player and I can tell you cards that force my monsters to be for example dragon types, completely brick this deck. You cant play anything useful. You cant even sacrifice for silent magician.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
also, if you use a deck with various traps, you can give spellbook players a hard time.
This deck is not OP, it has a clear weakness.
Aster lover
Spellbook Zane!
Anonymous
Anyone else think that playing with 2 Silent Magician is better than 3 for consistency?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Can’t see how
Innova
With "that grass looks greener" + Dark magician of chaos this deck is a such a decent f2p option. Reached kog plenty of times with it.
<< Anonymous(Innova)
Anonymous Reply
Can you please share the deck?

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