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"Spellbook" ( () (どう) (しょ) Madōsho) is an archetype of Spell and Trap Cards that supports Spellcaster-Type monsters. The archetype, prior to "Return of the Duelist", had two cards that merely contained "Spellbook" in their names. Also, "Spellbook" cards from "Return of the Duelist", except "Spellbook of Wisdom", all share the restriction that only 1 copy can be activated per turn. This archetype is part of and supported by the "Prophecy" archetype.

Most of the cards in this archetype are Spell Cards. The exceptions are "Hidden Spellbook" and "Spellbook Magician of Prophecy". As such, numerous support cards like "Spellbook of Life" cannot use them for their effects, nor can they help you get or use them. "Prophecy" cards usually specify a "Spellbook" Spell Card in which they are also excluded. However "Spellbook of Secrets" is an exception as it does not specify a Spell card specifically so it can still search them out.

Due to these cards searching each other out, they can be useful in Deck Thinning. Additionally, due to their effects benefiting Spellcaster-Type monsters, these cards can easily be used in a Spell Counter-based Deck for massive amounts of Spell Counters to be created. "Hidden Spellbook" can be used in this case to recycle those cards for future use.

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