Book of Specters

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Book of Specters
Regular
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Gold
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Set: The Witchwood
Type: Spell
Class: Mage
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 2
Abilities: Discard, Draw cards
Tags: Spell-related
Artist: Dave Allsop

Draw 3 cards. Discard any spells drawn.

Known throughout the land as the Spooky-nomicon.

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Book of Specters is an epic mage spell card, from the The Witchwood set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Book of Specters can be obtained through The Witchwood card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Book of Specters can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Book of Specters 400 100
Golden Book of Specters 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Book of Specters is a powerful card draw tool. The card is strongest when run in a deck with mostly minions, allowing you to draw three cards far more consistently. However, it can be okay to run in a slightly more spell-focused deck, so long as it isn't a combo deck. Even discarding one spell is acceptable, since drawing two for two mana is incredible. This is especially the case for an Elemental deck because the main win condition is Frost Lich Jaina, so drawing three cards deeper into your deck is a benefit even if some are discarded.

This card has obvious synergy with Archmage Arugal, adding up to six minions to your hand for only four mana.

Book of Specters can safely draw Aluneth and Frost Lich Jaina, since it only discards spells.

Lore[edit | edit source]

According to Mike Donais, Book of Specters is inspired by The Book of Ur.[2]

From Wowpedia:

"The Book of Ur" is a book written by the mage Ur of Dalaran. It came later into the hands of Archmage Arugal, and was available as an in-game book.

The book describes Ur's studies of the worgen living in the Emerald Dream, and served as the key for Arugal to summon the creatures.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The flavour text is a reference to the Necronomicon[3], a grimoire that appeared in many of H. P. Lovecraft's[4] stories.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Book of Specters, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. YouTube Video by HysteriA at 3:15[1]
  2. Mike Donais. (2018-04-07). Reddit. Retrieved on 2018-04-07.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necronomicon
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft