This pack contains a lot of Spellcaster support in the form of the Spellbook cards, therefore it is a good pack for dedicated Spellcaster players. The Gusto Archetype are able to recycle their graveyard back to deck and easily special summon their monsters, but are generally lacking in power. There are also some individual cards in this pack that could be useful for previously existing decks. Tribute Burial could greatly help any deck that struggles to tribute summon a high-leveled monster and make their deck work. Treacherous Trap Hole is a good card for decks with a low to none Trap card count being able to destroy 2 cards for the price of 1. Mage Power could potentially be a 1500 attack boost.
During either player's turn, when a Spell/Trap Card that targets this card is activated: Negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. When another face-up monster you control is targeted for an attack: You can send 1 Spell/Trap Card you control to the Graveyard; change the attack target to this card.
When your opponent Special Summons a monster (except during the Damage Step): You can discard 1 card; Special Summon this card from your hand or Graveyard. There can only be 1 "Dragon Ice" on the field.
You can Tribute Summon this card in face-up Attack Position by Tributing 1 Spellcaster-Type monster. After this card was Normal Summoned, your opponent cannot activate Spell/Trap Cards for the rest of that turn.
Banish 1 Spellcaster-Type monster from your Graveyard and reveal 1 other "Spellbook" Spell Card in your hand to target 1 Spellcaster-Type monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target in face-up Attack Position and equip it with this card. The equipped monster's Level is increased by the Level of the monster that was banished for this card's activation. You can only activate 1 "Spellbook of Life" per turn.
Once during this turn, if you would Tribute Summon a monster that requires 2 Tributes, you can banish 1 monster from each Graveyard and Tribute Summon that monster without Tributing, also you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn.
Well, Spellbook is the next Sylvan, only problem is that it requires way more thinking. That's why it feels like it hasn't powercreeped the previous box. Once more people learn how to use it, it has the potential to take over the meta.
Are spellbooks good enough to get to king of games. I'm trapped in platinum between the cheats and the tryhards. I have every spellbook card and am working on getting my third copy of the super rares. Currently I am using an SSA that keeps getting otked on turn one or two of opponent every other duel.
Well I tried a lot of variety of spellbook deck. It definitely can hold their own against the top tier deck with Spellbook of Fate. Though it takes time to master it since the deck have a lot of room for missplays. Most of my losses are because of missplays that I did in the duel. Me myself still learning the deck to be honest since I am still quite new to it.
Did you read the card? It says "Target 2 monsters..." That means it targets.
Hey guys, after i lost a ranked duel, right after they updated the ranked duels rules or something like that, i was downgraded to silver 1 from golden 1, and my victories seem to be 0( i had some 69 victories), anyone else have this issue and how you fix it, i already send an email to konami regarding this, please if you know why this happen help me, it was right after spending thousands of gems for obtain the ...king white night dragons from the new minibox just because i like it, please help
Aquablast, aren't you a bit dumb? I didn't tell in my post that it was a single match, 30 minute pvp could mean a cumulative experience. Also, why would I exaggerate on meager things when Sylvans as a big joke is already a thing? Lastly, even if I did an intentional grammatical error, wouldn't one normally ascribe my post as a sarcasm? Pls don't reply if you will just be a noob.
> "a" spellbook deck
> imply that it's singular match
> "didn't tell it was a single match
Here is my Spellbook deck, for those who are thinking of playing one as well. Save Fate for last-- focus on ditching every other books into the grave first. If you can summon Blizzard Princess, then Fate can probably take care of whatever troublesome card your opponent has, and allowing you an OTK. (Since I use Power of Dark, Blizzard Princess + Power would give her exactly 4000 ATK points.) Just beware:
1. This deck has no way of dealing with the backrow outside of Blizzard Princess, so you'll have to risk dealing with them the hard way (i.e. triggering them).
2. If someone summons Horus Lv8... well, them's the breaks. I guess you could put in a monster destruction trap/effect monster if you're really worried...? But most people don't play Horus anyway.
3. Magician's Circle is quite instrumental for me, since it lets you summon another spellcaster from deck, including Reaper, who can then search for a spellbook and maybe summon another Reaper. Or early on, you can search for another Fool to ditch books faster into the grave, or just grab the Magician for an instant spellbook. Sometimes another monster is just what you need to win the duel too... so it won't be the same without Magician's Circle, which unfortunately isn't from this box.
Actually, Tricky might be a better replacement for Double Summon. It could allow you to discard a spellbook that is stuck in your hand (like the Library or Eternity), and would still give you what you need to tribute summon Blizzard Princess, or just plain there to do more damage, and it won't brick if you draw Tricky without another monster... unlike Double Summon.
Here is my Gusto deck, and no, it's not very good. You might want to get rid of Windrose and specialize more in Reeze or Space Time Police. (Maybe adding more E-con if you're going all-in with monster stealing. Hazy Flame would shred you completely though.)