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Creative Deck Profile: Spellbook Magistrate of Prophecy

Assemble the magistrate of the Arcana: Crowley has arrived to Endymion.

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Strategic Summary:

Welcome back for another CDP, this time featuring the Spellbook and Prophecy archetypes, along with a few other Spellcaster friends. The Spellbook archetype was notable, when introduced to the game, for being the first archetype predominantly composed of Spell cards. Spellbook Magician of Prophecy was the archetype’s only monster, and noone expected the monster the deck was about to become. That was, until the most powerful quickplay spell card entered the game, warping the meta to serve as the sole bastion against the full might of the Dragon Rulers. But that’s the past, let’s let those forbidden tomes be sealed away to posterity. Instead, I want to focus on how you make use of the Prophecy theme with modern Spellcaster support options, and turn over a new chapter for the theme.

Let’s start with the focus – themed in part off of tarot cards, the Prophecy archetype contains a series of boss monsters of various levels, a set of level 3 enablers, and a couple low-level advantage options. World of Prophecy is the primary boss, recovering two Spellbook Spell cards from your GY when special summoned by a Spellbook or Spellcaster, then if you have 4 Spellbooks in hand with different names, you can reveal them to destroy all other cards on the field. High Priestess of Prophecy tones down that destruction, offering targeted destruction and the ease of being summoned from the hand by revealing 3 Spellbooks. Finally, Reaper of Prophecy gains additional effects when it is summoned, based on the number of Spellbooks in your GY, and Prophecy Destroyer can recover itself to your field by banishing 3 Spellbooks from your GY. The theme originally debuted as an Xyz-based archetype; however, the theme’s Xyz monsters really haven’t stood the test of time well. What has survived is the theme’s ability to tutor any Spellbook you need for the situation through a variety of means, or simply hard drawing it with Spellbook of Knowledge.

Before rambling too much further on connecting all of these individual Prophecy monsters together, I also want to highlight the inclusion of a small Magistus engine, as both Crowley, the Magistus of Grimoires and Zoroa, the Magistus of Flame give today’s strategy an additional boost in both advantage and combo power, especially when you factor in Crowley’s ability to trigger Stoic of Prophecy! Between these two options and Magicians’ Souls, you will easily be able to summon the theme’s link monster, Crowley, the First Propheseer, giving you even more tutoring power for Spellbooks. And who wouldn’t love a copy of Spellbook of Fate to disrupt any opponent in their tracks, if you haven’t searched it already. Unlock the hidden secrets of the mystic Spellbook tomes and unveil your true Prophecy!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 22
| World of Prophecy
| High Priestess of Prophecy
| Prophecy Destroyer
| Reaper of Prophecy
| D.D.M. – Different Dimension Master
||| Crowley, the Magistus of Grimoires
| Performage Trick Clown
|| Zoroa, the Magistus of Flame
| Fool of Prophecy
| Justice of Prophecy
| Temperance of Prophecy
| Amores of Prophecy
|| Spellbook Magician of Prophecy
|| Stoic of Prophecy
||| Magicians’ Souls

Spells: 20
|| Spellbook of Knowledge
| Spellbook of Power
| Spellbook of Miracles
||| Spellbook of the Master
|| Spellbook of Eternity
| Foolish Burial
||| Spellbook of Secrets
||| Spellbook of Fate
|| Spellbook of Life
|| The Grand Spellbook Tower

Extra:
| Fortune Lady Every
| Hierophant of Prophecy
| Norito the Moral Leader
| Empress of Prophecy
| Ninaruru, the Magistus Glass Goddess
| Rilliona, the Magistus Glass Witch
| Borrelsword Dragon
| Accesscode Talker
|| Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians
| Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable
|| Crowley, the First Propheseer
| Magistus Maiden Artemis
| Relinquished Anima

 


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