Final Bastion’s Spellmaker Guide

Current Version: 2.5.3 | Updated on March 29, 2024

Update notes

  • updated menu icons
  • added lock spell icon (left side of the card)
  • added spring 2024 description icons (75 -> 82)
  • added monochrome card
  • added cantrips type icons
  • added spell copies
  • artworks list revamp (126 -> 231)
  • you can now use images from you PC directly with the ‘Browse’ button
  • added grayscale button that desaturates artworks
  • spells can now be saved with the purple disket icon
  • spellements can now be saved with the green disket icon
  • school and pips are now under same category (School)
  • long spell titles will now scale down instead of overflowing
Check the previous versions at the bottom of the article
The Spellwrighting Contest that introduced the Spellmaker tool for our site is over, but the tool didn’t really get a proper introduction. That’s why I’ve decided to create a guide to explain some of the features that Final Bastion’s Spellmaker tool is capable of. In addition to making your own spell, you can also use the Spell Balancer to make your spell’s damage on par with in-game spells. But more on that later!

The original idea of a Card Maker comes from another official fansite-  Legends of the Spiral, and you can check out their tool here.

The Basics: Title, Accuracy, and Rank

The first thing that we’re gonna do is give our spell a name. Click on the Spell Title box and type in your spell’s name or title. For Accuracy choose a number from 0 to 100. Rank can be any whole number from 0 to 14 or X.

If you’re making an activity spells, you’ll need to click the target icon in the bottom left corner and then you can type into the same box, which is now called Energy box. Clicking the target icon will switch between Energy and Rank field.

School, Card, and Spell Type and School Pips

Next, let’s choose our spell’s school! First, choose School. from the button menu. You can now choose a school by clicking on one of these 15 buttons:


Pip: The Novus update brought a new type of pips to the game – the school pips. You can add up to 4 school pips (and shadow pips) to your spell. You can remove the last added pip by clicking the prohibition icon.

Type: Spell type is the same as spell school:


Card: In case you want to change your spell’s card color (if it’s enchanted by Sun Enchantment spell for example), you can use these color buttons:

Each color represents different school, or type of card. Hover over each one to find out what they’re used for (e.g. gardening, treasure card, beastmoon)

Spell Description and Icons

Now it’s time to decide on what your spell will do, click on th Description box and type in your spell’s description. You can add any of the icons into the description by clicking on them. Each icon gets added at the end of your description, so use keyboard shortcuts (PC: Ctrl + X and Ctrl + V / MAC: Command + X and Command + V) to put everything in place, or simply add them as you type your spell.

Additionaly, you can add a Keyword to the description. These are purple words, that are primarily used in Beastmoon spells. Type your word into the Keyword field and click Add.

Artwork Selection

When selecting artwork, you can choose from the list of artworks or a custom artwork of your own choice in the ARTWORK menu tab. Artwork size can be adjusted with a slider located at the bottom of the Artwork panel. You can also change the artwork position using the arrow keys and flip / mirror your artwork with a mirror button.

If you want to add your own artwork click on the Browse button and choose an image from your PC.


Additional Features

If you want to restrict your spell’s use you can use one of the top buttons to make the spell either NO PVE – not allow the spell in Player VS Enemy duels, NO PVP – not allow the spell in Player VS Player duels, BANNED – not allow the spell anywhere or to make it NO RESHUFFLE  if you don’t want your spell to be Reshuffle-able, the LEVEL LIMIT allows you to limit your spell by level. The target button switches between displaying accuracy and energy on the spell, the CLOAK button enables or disables cloaked icon on your spell and clicking the PIERCE icon will let you add pierce to your spell. LOCK icon can be used for locked spells in Spellement tab.

Spell Balancing

Another part of the SpellMaker is a Spell Balancer tool. This tool can help you make your spells more balanced according to already existing standards. You can read about spell balancing in this article and dev diary by Kingsisle. Please note that this tool isn’t 100% accurate – it’s only based off of current information!

First is a dropdrown box where you can choose the school of the spell. You can also select Heal and Drain which represent Life Heals and Death Drains. Next is rank (Spell Rank) – anything between 0 and 14 and Shadow Pip Cost (Shadow Pips) and school pip cost (School Pips).

Additionaly there are three toggles which affect the final value:


  • Area of effect or a spell that hits multiple targets, -25%


  • Damage over time, spell that applies a DOT that hits or heals target for multiple rounds, +25%

Secondary Effect

  • In case your spell does more than one thing, you can enable the Secondary Effect button

In case you enable the Secondary Effect button, two more boxes will be interactable:

  • Effect cost is the actual cost of the pip cost of the secondary effect that you spell will do
    • For example if your spell casts -25% negative damage charm, the effect cost will be 0 – since it’s the same value as the spell Weakness, if you choose Spirit Trap instead, the Effect cost will be 1 (note that you must input an integer, decimals will not be read properly)


  • Tempo cost is usually 1, but spells like Rusalka’s Wrath where the effect may or may not occur has a lower Tempo cost. Rusalka has 0.3 (input non-whole numbers in as decimals rather than fractions)

The SpellMaker uses following DPP values shown in these two tables. First is the official DPP chart released in a dev diary by Kingsisle, the second one was researched and calculated for the SpellMaker using various sources (mostly the article mentioned above).


The Following school and type combinations are not defined and will always show 0:

  • Advanced DPP
    • Shadow
  • HPP
    • Ice
    • Death
    • Myth
    • Shadow
    • Drain
    • Sun
    • Moon
    • Star

The calculated values will appear in the boxes below, first is the still value and second is the ranged value.

Range calculation example:0

Base dmg is 470, so 470- 40 = 430 and 470 + 40 = 510

These ranges apply only to most original non-shadow spells. The newly balanced spells (like Sirens) have different range.

Spellement Paths

With the version 1.5 the Spellmaker tool is now able to create spellement paths. First click on the SPELLEPATH icon on the left side menu. Now whenever there’s a blank fire card, you can just click on it and it will change to the current spell you’re able to see by pressing any other tab. You can reset the first Base Spell by clicking the following button: 

Each spell tier can be changed with a dropdown box located above it

Choosing 0 will disable the current path. Remember that each time you change the number of spells in this dropdown, all the spells within that tier will reset. Here is an example of a spellement path you can create: 

More Features?

This concludes the guide for our SpellMaker tool. If you have any questions or found some inconsistencies make sure to let us know in the comments. We’re also working on adding some new features in the future! Here are three custom spell examples: Moon Strike, Dyvim’s Revenge and Star Blessing.


Version history

27 March 2024 – Version 2.5

  • updated menu icons
  • added lock spell icon (left side of the card)
  • added spring 2024 description icons (75 -> 82)
  • added monochrome card
  • added cantrips type icons
  • added spell copies
  • artworks list revamp (126 -> 231)
  • you can now use images from you PC directly with the ‘Browse’ button
  • added grayscale button that desaturates artworks
  • spells can now be saved with the purple disket icon
  • spellements can now be saved with the green disket icon
  • school and pips are now under same category (School)
  • long spell titles will now scale down instead of overflowing
13 April 2023 - Version 2.4
  • More description icons added (72 -> 75)
  • Minor menu UI adjustments
  • Spell Balancer has been updated, shadow pips are still using legacy values though
  • Image loading has been updated and should no longer freeze the tool, incorrect links will trigger error message
13 February 2023 - Version 2.3
  • School pips limit increased (3 -> 4)
  • More artworks were added (84 -> 126)
  • More description icons were added (65 -> 72)
  • Accuracy and Energy fields were merged into one
  • You can now add artworks from almost any website
  • Spell Balancer has been completely removed and is being updated
16 December 2022 - Version 2.2
  • Added the school pips
  • Added protected DoT, HoT and Deferred Damage icons
  • Removed the old shadow pip icon and its text box
  • Spell Balancer is now marked as outdated
16 July 2022 - Version 2.1
  • Added rank 9-11 artworks
  • Artworks now have better quality
  • Added Beastmoon Battle Card, Pet Snack and Reagent cards
  • Added pet snack description icons
  • Added pierce enchant to the card
  • All card buttons were moved to one place
  • School icons no longer change the card color
  • Removed castle magic from school icons

1 May 2022 - Version 2.0
  • Tool resolution changed to 1280×720
  • UI cleanup
  • Icon tab was removed, moved to Text tab
  • Cloak and level restriction icons are now available
  • New description icons: self (new), trap (new), blade (new), afterlife, aura
  • List of artworks was reworked again – it now contains rank 1-8 spells
  • Random artwork button was removed
  • Artworks can now be mirrored / flipped with a mirror button
  • Keyword field is now available- you can now add purple keywords to spell description
  • Text tooltip was removed from most buttons

19 Feb 2022 - Version 1.5 
  • Flat damage description icon has been added
  • The artwork list has been remade and now features 45 different artworks
  • Spellement path has been added
  • Intro color background has been adjusted
  • Text doubling bug has been fixed

23 Dec 2021 - Version 1.4
  • Artwork position can now be adjusted with the arrow keys
  • Added a slider that can adjust the artwork size
  • Added the shadow pip description icon
  • Fixed icon duplicates
  • Artwork list is now sorted by original spell’s pip cost
  • Additional 11 artworks added to the artworks list

16 Nov 2021 - Version 1.3.5
  • Added new description icons
  • New NOPVP and NOPVE icons added

25 Sep 2021 - Version 1.3
  • New UI implemented
  • Additional 11 artworks added to the artworks list
  • Activity spells were added (fishing, gardening and castle magic)

23 Aug 2021 - Version 1.2
  • Copying and pasting links now works properly
  • Artworks list was added

22 Aug 2021 - Version 1.1
  • Bug fixes

14 Aug 2021 - Version 1.0
  • Initial release

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Wizard101 player since 2012. Stormbreaker is mainly interested in PvE and game’s storyline. Even though he’s not really into PvP, he likes doing tournaments once in a while. Other interest include crafting and fishing for rare items across the Spiral.


  • Will the new icons introduced in the Spring Update (chromatic, shield weakness, select target, select ally) be added>

    • Yes

  • I would love to have the option to increase the text limit. I’d love to use the program to create my own little card w101 card game irl, but in this case, a longer limit would be needed. Even if the text becomes too small to squeeze in, I’d still use it often!

    • Oof, sorry for the mistyping in the above post! It was 2am, please understand.I hope my point was still able to come across. Also, have you considered sharing the source code on Github for others to suggest new additions with implementations?

    • I’ll look into it, thanks for the suggestion.

  • Will there be a copy limit icon in the spell path soon?

    • Yes, thanks for the suggestion.

  • Is there a way to save your card? or download it?

    • You can just take a screenshot and crop it

  • wooooooooooo balancer is back

  • Can you make it possible to put more symbols into the spellmaker by loading it like the artwork?

    • Maybe, but there’s no need for that, all in-game description icons are in the list.

  • Can you add a custom school feature?

  • Will you update the balancer in the next update?

    • Hopefully in the next one (2.4 or 2.5).

  • Can you make it so that you can load local images from your file system instead ofI Imgur links?

    • I’ve tried implementing that multiple times, but it didn’t work properly. But you can use other image hosting websites to upload your images.

  • Please update the Spell Maker with School Pips, protected icon variants and updated shadow pips

    • Added in version 2.2 and updated in 2.3.

  • Can you improve the text in the next update?

    • What do you mean by improve? I could make the text sharper, but it would look less identical to the ingame card text.

  • Can you add Armor Piercing for self hits?
    Ex: Kiss Of Death (Item Card from Spooky Carnival Suit)

    Great work btw!

    • Thanks, yes it will be added in the next update.

      • I have some questions.

        1. Will the PvP Level Restriction feature be added in the next update?

        2.When is the next update coming

        3. And will the Spellmaker get a mobile port int he future?

        • 1. Yes.
          2. Probably in a few weeks.
          3. Not plans for that yet.

  • Could you please add the Flat Damage icon

    • Yes, it will be added in the next update.

  • Is there a way to crop/position custom artwork so it aligns with the card?

    • Hi, for now there isn’t, but I can add something like that in the next update. For now it’s best to choose an artwork that has same width and height (for example 400×400 pixels). This way the artwork should fit perfectly in the spell.

  • what do I do with my card when it is done?

    • Just like with in-game spells, take a screenshot and crop it in any photo editing program (paint works too).

  • Hi
    Do you know why my pic is not uploading on my card? I copied it from imgur and it is not showing on the card. please help.
    Thank You.

    • Hi, make sure you open your image in the new tab before copying the link. Then paste it into the blue box and click the icon above. Example:

  • This Spell Creator is easily one of the coolest things I’ve tinkered around with. Is there a chance you could add the shadow pip symbol to the list of symbols for the spell description?

    • Thanks! It will be added in the next version update.

  • Would it be possible to expand the list of artworks already in the spellmaker to include every card art used in the game? I want to be able to use images from spells like Woolly Mammoth or utility spells such as Stun and Beastmoon Boon, but I’m absolutely awful at cropping these images myself.

    • Yeah, we’re currently working on adding all the artworks that have the full size artwork available, but we might add other ones too. Although there’s a lot of them and they’ll probably have lower quality. So it might take some time.

      • That’s great to hear! No need to rush, just glad to hear that it is happening. 🙂

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