Back To Basics Spell Ideas:

Welcome once again to another spell idea article! In celebration of Wizard101’s ten year anniversary, I designed some spells that revamp some familiar mechanics with some unique twists. We are going back to the basics with a new blade, shield and convert for each of the 7 main schools of magic.

Much as all the original blades, shields and converts were 0 pips, these new spells will all be 1 pip to reflect their increased power. Today we will be introducing the Death school version of these spells. All cards created with Legends of The Spiral’s Card Creator!

  • Name: Revenant Blade
  • Type: Positive Charm (Blade)
  • Accuracy: 100%
  • Cost: 1 pip

Description: A blade that only activates on self hit spells. Once activated, said self hit spell will not trigger death damage blades and the caster will gain a power pip after casting the self hit.

Explanation: This is a blade that makes self hits usable in the current high speed meta and also gives death a way to avoid sacrificing its entire set-up.

basics death spell ideas

  • Name: Lethe Barricade
  • Type: Positive Ward (Shield)
  • Accuracy: (100%)
  • Cost: 1 pip

Description: A shield that also removes the effects of the spell it is blocking

Explanation: This is a shield that reduces damage while removing effects. So if a Balance cast Loremaster into this shield, the damage would be reduced and the mantle and weakness would not cast.

basics death spell ideas

  • Name: Elysium
  • Type: Manipulation
  • Accuracy: 100%
  • Cost: 1 pip

Description: Convert 2 power pips to white pips or two white pips to power pips. Can target any player, friend or enemy.

Explanation: A powerful conversion tool that brings pip manipulation back to the death school (its first pip manipulation since empower). When it targets an ally it prioritizes converting white pips to power pips. When it targets an enemy it prioritizes converting power pips to white pips. However, it will always convert 2 pips so be careful how you use this spell. For example, if you cast it on a teammate with all power pips it will convert 2 power pips to white pips)

Check out the “Back to Basics” spell ideas
for the other schools as well!

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Eric Stormbringer

A Wizard101 player since 2009, Eric has always enjoyed PvP at the level cap. Known for his contributions to Storm PvP, Eric is nonetheless knowledgeable about all max level schools, tactics and gameplay styles. Eric loves analyzing the nitty gritty of spell and game mechanics, particularly as they apply to 1v1 PvP and can often be found offering feedback and suggestions on a variety of platforms.


  • OK this is off topic but can someone investigate may cast shatter? I feel like pretty much anything trigger it after the update. (ex: traps, shield, stunned, pet shield cast, smoke screen, etc) I was in a match where one person may cast shatter cast on all 4 of us on my side after my pet cast Legion Shield its frustrating

    • Hmmm.. Interesting!

  • Those look awesome. Great job

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