Wizard101’s History of Spell Cards


Wizard101 came out 12 years ago, and during that time it went through many changes. One ever-changing feature are the spell cards, particularly the graphics. This article lists all the known spell changes from 2008 up to today. So wait no longer to find out the complete history of spell cards in Wizard101! You can use the following shortcuts to navigate in the article quickly – each number represents specific year (8-2008, 9-2009, etc.):

 

 

2008

Quench


  • Changes Made: Changed spell rank to 2
  • Date of change: 10/2008

Previous version of the spell is currently unknown.

Melt


  • Changes Made: Changed spell rank to 2
  • Date of change: 10/2008

Previous version of the spell is currently unknown.

Dissipate


  • Changes Made: Changed spell rank to 2
  • Date of change: 10/2008

Previous version of the spell is currently unknown.

Freeze


  • Changes Made: Increased accuracy to 70%
  • Date of change: 10/2008

Previous version of the spell is currently unknown.

Stun


  • Changes Made: Increased accuracy to 70%
  • Date of change: 10/2008

Previous version of the spell is currently unknown.

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2009

Cleanse Charm


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost
  • Date of change: 07/2009

Cleanse Ward


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost
  • Date of change: 07/2009

Wyldfire


  • Changes Made: -2 pip cost
  • Date of change: 07/2009

Balefrost


  • Changes Made: -2 pip cost, +10% damage
  • Date of change: 07/2009

Darkwind


  • Changes Made: -2 pip cost
  • Date of change: 07/2009

Sanctuary


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost
  • Date of change: 07/2009

Doom and Gloom


  • Changes Made: -2 pip cost
  • Date of change: 07/2009

This spell gets another update here.

Time of Legend


  • Changes Made: -2 pip cost
  • Date of change: 07/2009

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2010

Heck Hound


  • Changes Made: +10 damage
  • Date of change: 10/2010

Wild Bolt


  • Changes Made: +60% accuracy, effect replaced with 10, 100 or 1000 damage
  • Date of change: 10/2010

Helping Hands


  • Changes Made: Heal split to 50+490 heal
  • Date of change: 12/2010

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2011

Link


  • Changes Made: Damage split to 30 + 150 damage & heal split to  15 + 105 heal
  • Date of change: 05/2011

Colossus


  • Changes Made: +40 damage
  • Date of change: 05/2011

This spell gets another update here.

Empower


  • Changes Made: -200 damage, changed artwork
  • Date of change: 05/2011

Doom and Gloom


  • Changes Made: -15% heal
  • Date of change: 05/2011

Pierce


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost
  • Date of change: 05/2011

Sirens


  • Changes Made: -35 damage
  • Date of change: 11/2011 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

Dr. Von’s Monster


  • Changes Made: Added -25% infection, renamed to ‘Dr. Von’s Monster’
  • Date of change: 11/2011 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

Chimera


  • Changes Made: +90 damage
  • Date of change: 11/2011 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

Unstoppable


  • Changes Made: +10% armor piercing
  • Date of change: 11/2011 (Test Realm)

Extraordinary


  • Changes Made: -5% effect accuracy, +15% armor piercing
  • Date of change: 11/2011 (Test Realm)

Infallible


  • Changes Made: +5% effect accuracy, +15% armor piercing
  • Date of change: 11/2011 (Test Realm)

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2012

Cooldown


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost
  • Date of change: 05/2012 (Test Realm)

Snow Drift


  • Changes Made: +1 pip cost
  • Date of change: 05/2012 (Test Realm)

Healing Current


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost, effect replaced with 100, 400 or 1000 heal
  • Date of change: 05/2012 (Test Realm)

Guardian Spirit


  • Changes Made: -10% heal
  • Date of change: 05/2012 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

Mass Infection


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost
  • Date of change: 05/2012 (Test Realm)

Bad Juju


  • Changes Made: +2 pip cost, -200 damage
  • Date of change: 05/2012 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

Dimension Shift


  • Changes Made: +3 pip cost
  • Date of change: 05/2012 (Test Realm)

Shift


  • Changes Made: +3 pip cost
  • Date of change: 05/2012 (Test Realm)

Supernova


  • Changes Made: -7 pip cost
  • Date of change: 05/2012 (Test Realm)

Spinysaur


  • Changes Made: +200 & +150 damage
  • Date of change: 11/2012 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

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2013

Reshuffle


  • Changes Made: Can now only be used once per duel.
  • Date of change: 04/2013

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2014

Fire Elf


  • Changes Made: +50 damage
  • Date of change: 03/2014

Shift Grendel


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost, +20 & +80 damage
  • Date of change: 04/2014 (Test Realm)

Shift Dread Paladin


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost, +90 damage
  • Date of change: 04/2014 (Test Realm)

Shift Piscean


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost, +110 damage
  • Date of change: 04/2014 (Test Realm)

Shift Greenoak


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost, +90 damage
  • Date of change: 04/2014 (Test Realm)

Shift Sugar Glider


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost, +90 damage
  • Date of change: 04/2014 (Test Realm)

Shift Ogre


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost, +30 damage, remove all changed to remove 1
  • Date of change: 04/2014 (Test Realm)

Shift Thornpaw


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost, +100 damage
  • Date of change: 04/2014 (Test Realm)

Brimstone Revenant


  • Changes Made: +30 damage, added +25% fire trap
  • Date of change: 11/2014 (Test Realm)

Handsome Fomori


  • Changes Made: Added -25% accuracy mantle
  • Date of change: 11/2014 (Test Realm)

Catalan


  • Changes Made: +10 damage, added -25% accuracy mantle
  • Date of change: 11/2014 (Test Realm)

Luminous Weaver


  • Changes Made: +40 damage
  • Date of change: 11/2014 (Test Realm)

Lord of Night


  • Changes Made: +15 drain damage
  • Date of change: 11/2014 (Test Realm)

Keeper of Flame


  • Changes Made: +75 damage
  • Date of change: 11/2014 (Test Realm)

Glowbug Squall


  • Changes Made: -100 damage
  • Date of change: 11/2014 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

Call of Krulhu


  • Changes Made: -270 drain damage
  • Date of change: 11/2014 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

Gaze of Fate


  • Changes Made: Added +25% balance global
  • Date of change: 11/2014 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

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2015

Catch of the Day


  • Changes Made: +5 damage, remove all changed to remove 2
  • Date of change: 04/2015 (Test Realm)

 

Ragging Bull


  • Changes Made: +179.5 damage, -15% accuracy mantle
  • Date of change: 11/2015 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

Rusalka’s Wrath


  • Changes Made: +93 damage, +5% to blade, -20% to weakness
  • Date of change: 11/2015 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

Wings of Fate


  • Changes Made: +65 damage & heal
  • Date of change: 11/2015 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

Winged Sorrow


  • Changes Made: +70 damage, effect replaced with -30% weakness
  • Date of change: 11/2015 (Test Realm)

This spell gets another update here.

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2016

Dark Fiend


  • Changes Made: -1 round delay, changed to constant damage
  • Date of change: 08/2016

This spell gets another update here.

Dark Nova


  • Changes Made: -1 round delay, changed to constant damage
  • Date of change: 08/2016

This spell gets another update here.

Dark Shepherd


  • Changes Made: -1 round delay, changed to constant damage
  • Date of change: 08/2016

This spell gets another update here.

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2018

Bad Juju


  • Changes Made: Effect replaced with 25% from HP (PVP only)
  • Date of change: 07/2018

Updated Scion Spells


  • Date of change: 11/2018

Article for these spell changes already exists on Final Bastion. Click the image on the right to view it.

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2019

Burning Rampage


  • Changes Made: +1 round to DOT
  • Date of change: 11/2019

Guardian Spirit


  • Changes Made: Changed to ‘NO PVP’
  • Date of change: 11/2019

Loremaster


  • Changes Made: -155 damage, -5% to weakness, -10% to mantle
  • Date of change: 11/2019

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2020

Summer Test Realm 2020


  • Date of change: 07/2020 (Test Realm)

This updated brought many spell changes. All of them are explained in the following article. Click the image on the right to view it.

Detonate


  • Changes Made: -3 pip cost
  • Date of change: 08/2020

Balance of Power


  • Changes Made: -2 pip cost, effect replaced with +25% global balance damage
  • Date of change: 08/2020

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More changes are listed in two categories below:

Other Spell Changes

Below is a list of spells which’s dates of changes are currently unknown. Most of them have old card format and bigger font. Note that some of the cards are in low quality.

Sprite


  • Changes Made: +63 heal
  • Date of change: Unknown

Satyr


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost
  • Date of change: Unknown

Death Trap


  • Changes Made: +5% damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

Blood Bat


  • Changes Made: -10 damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

Troll


  • Changes Made: -20 damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

Cyclops


  • Changes Made: -30 damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

Humongofrog


  • Changes Made: +5% accuracy, -30 damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

Humongofrog


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost, +10% accuracy, -255 damage, changed to AOE
  • Date of change: Unknown

Humongofrog


  • Changes Made: -3 pip cost, -20% accuracy, +30 damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

Ninja Pigs


  • Changes Made: +2 pip cost, -25% accuracy, +325 damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

Minotaur


  • Changes Made: -61 damage, changed artwork
  • Date of change: Unknown

Frost Beetle


  • Changes Made: +5% accuracy, -15 damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

This spell was constructed based on a concept shown in this video.

Evil Snowman


  • Changes Made: +1 pip cost, +5% accuracy, +70 damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

This spell was constructed based on a concept shown in this video.

Troll


  • Changes Made: +5% accuracy, -10 damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

This spell was constructed based on a concept shown in this video.

Cyclops


  • Changes Made: -1 pip cost, +5% accuracy, -105 damage
  • Date of change: Unknown

This spell was constructed based on a concept shown in this video.

Visual Changes

These spell changes doesn’t directly affect game play. Two examples of each change are listed below.

Artwork changes


 

 

 

Icon changes


 

   

Text to icon changes


 

 

If you know above changes that weren’t listed in the article let us know in the comments!

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stormbreaker

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.

4 COMMENTS

  • I’m pretty sure Heckhound was buffed from 120 damage per pip to 130 damage per pip at one point… for some reason I remembered it being the same time Fire Elf was buffed (and Fire got a slight health boost too at the that time) but according to Google it happened in the fall of 2010 instead! Still pains me every time I see Fire boosted, but then again, my main is Storm and my main PvP wizard is Ice!

    • Thanks! Updated.

  • I don’t know when the change happened but Reshuffle was changed as well. The change was making it no longer possible to reshuffle previously used copies of itself, ie: the 1X on its side.

    • Thanks, added. And it was changed in April 2013.

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