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Spellbook: deck recipe

Duel Links Spellbook deck, Spellbook in the current meta, how to use.
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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
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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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:D
COOL DECK !!!, but SLOW hehe
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.
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.
Anonymous
Combined this with jinzo traps psyhcic shockwave, and you will start trolling
Dank Magician
My face when before Sylvans were released and only leaked, I was lambasted for saying they would break the meta, yet they did.

Get rekt gamea skrubs ;).
Waffles
How can this deck target Hazy flame monsters? Specifically Spellbook of fate
<< Anonymous(Waffles)
Xenon Reply
Fate dodge the target mechanic as it DON'T target.
<< Anonymous(Waffles)
Anonymous Reply
Because of shit rules there is different between banish/destroy one card and Target one card
<< Anonymous(Waffles)
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, it clearly was an erratum and it made a new rule. so stupid.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It was never an erratum erratum nor a new rule. Spellbook of fate always works like that since its initial release.

Yugioh is always strict on wording. If a card doesn't specifically say "target" it doesn't care about card that can't be targeted like hazy. That's why card like geargianchor and spellbook of fate can still "choose" your hazy for their effect.
Anonymous
i just put one shockwave and jinzo in this its op lol.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Can you describe how to play this deck properly after added shockwave and jinzo? Thank you.
Anonymous
this deck is gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
Anonymous
I think the main problem with this deck is that every single spellbook player is super slow. The fact that you have to confirm every search they do just slows the game into boredom.
Anonymous
Can someone explain to me the high skill cap needed to play thisdeck. From almost every game i play it seems as though SB's are a one trick deck. Secrets into master(or fate if master is in hand) use master on secrets, get some other third SB into the GY then Fate. Rinse and Repeat
<< Anonymous
Arklight Reply
As a spellbook user myself i think the tricky part of this deck is how to allocate your resources efficiently. Deciding which spells to be anished, left in the GY for master, also ensuring that you never run out resources to use fate in continuous succession.

I wont say SB is that hard to play, but this deck surely can't afford any marginal error, especially when this deck relies heavily on fate.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If you have the perfect hand, that's the way to go. The hard part comes when you don't have the perfect hand or your opponent has some negation and you have to think your way through.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If you are dealing with a weak deck, then that would be your play till you win. But against most top tier decks, you'll find that 1 Fate per turn is not nearly enough to overcome their plays. Also, by turn 3, you'll find it harder to repeat the plays as you have spent a couple of cards in the last 2 turns. Managing resources is crucial and 1 misplay can cost you the game.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Thank you guys this is really helpful!
Anonymous
Silent magician is the way to go now or spellbook works fine without it too?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Silent Magician is a definitely a good add-up thanks to it's spell negation effect (easy win for mirror match). But people could still reach KOG with purely spellbook/prophecy build.

As the meta is rapidly changing nowadays, you might need to think twice on spending a lot to get that lovely Waifu.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah i start to lose the will to spend on this game with the rapid meta changes and nerfs.
Anonymous
How does spellbook do vs fur hire?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Just SB of Fate their first master and you pretty much broke the deck's destructive combo. Or you could include some anti-meta cards such as forbidden chalice or divine wrath, solemn scolding to negate the monter's swarming effect. But ofc, this would be easier if u take the first turn, things might ugly if u go second.

Pretty much my duel with fur hire has a good win rate given that u go first.

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