The Beginner’s Guide to Spellwrighting

Wizard101’s Spellwrighting system is one the biggest updates that no one is talking about. This post will discuss the basics:

  1. How you access it
  2. What it currently offers
  3. Its potential uses down the line

What is Spellwrighting?

At its core, Spellwrighting allows wizards to earn new spells AND to upgrade their existing spells. Using new reagents called Spellements, one can learn a new spell entirely or upgrade already learned spells along a predetermined upgrade tree. Each upgrade tier costs more and more spellement as one proceeds. Some Spellwrighting tiers offer differing, independent branches for players to choose from. Thus, it offers wizards a choice as to which way they would like to upgrade their spells. For instance, players may have to decide between a path that upgrades raw damage output or a path that alters or enhances a spell’s utility.

Accessing Spellwrighting

The Spellwrighting system is unlocked as soon as you acquire any type of spellement. Currently, the best way to get spellement drops is from elites or bosses in the Wizard City Underground side area and Loremaster in Dragonspyre.  Once you successfully acquire a spellement, a tutorial tip from Gamma will appear on the UI and a new spellwrighting tab will open in your spellbook. Navigating to this tab will show you how many spellements for each spell you have acquired, show all available upgrade trees, and give you an option to learn or upgrade your spells if you meet the spellement requirements. You can also reset any spells you have upgraded for a crowns fee.

spellwrighting - spellementsWhat it Currently Offers

Two spells, Daybreaker and Nightbringer, are currently available in the spellwrighting system. One can acquire Spellements for these spells as drops from elites and bosses in the new Underground side area. In this way players can stockpile spellements while also farming for the new catacombs gear.

At the time of this writing, Reindeer Knight and Krampus are also available at the Loremaster in Dragonspyre. Hurry and farm these limited time spells and spellements before the Holiday season is over!

Potential Uses

This new system has the largest potential of any update added this fall. Utilizing this update, it is much easier for Wizards to earn spells on the correct wizard. Spellements are tradeable through the shared bank so something like farming Reindeeer Knight spellements on your Storm and using them to train Reindeer Knight on your low level Ice is entirely possible. In addition, virtually any spell can be upgraded in almost any way imaginable. We’ve already held a spellwrighting contest with excellent entries and winners. We have also had hints from the Developers that they will be considering player ideas. Judging from in game observations- it is likely that the Rank 1 mainline spells will be upgraded next. So if you have any ideas, post them on social media or the main boards!

spellwrighting - nightbringer

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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.


  • this is literally a idiotized version of a system I suggested years ago. system I suggested was upgrading of spells by “earning” experience with the spell via successful casting in successful combat (meaning you used it successfully in combat and won the combat). I suggested a xp bar of 1000 xp (1000 successful casts) which made it a not so easy to acquire for every spell. I suggested specific choices such making shields cast 3 shields on cast for addition of 2 pip cost, or single target shields aoe shield for +1 pip cost. or adding 10% of a blade’s power as additional penetration. ect. I suggested these effects be limited to LEARNED spells. and that you could reset effects chosen at penalty of having to regrind the 1000 xp. this would have added immense in-depth strategy to the game. this spellement system is just (word removed by editor) and has elitism and pay-2-win written all over it.

  • This is something that has never been offered to me. I have been in the places you talk about but was never offered. Do I have a glitch. This is not the only thing that was never offered to me.

    • Hi there, in order to unlock the system you must get a spellement drop from bosses or elites in the Catacombs. I recommend choosing a boss to farm and eventually you will unlock this system. Good luck!

      • You can now get spellements from battling Loremaster in Dragonspyre.

  • The bad thing that comes with Spellwriting is that you can’t tc enchant cards that can be Spellwriten and keep them in your side deck for later. For now, this will effect 1 pip card Spellements, so you can never keep tc enchanted 1 pip spells in your side forever [until KI decides to delete Spellements or change how they stack with tc enchants]. This will be even more horrible once Spellements reach 4+ pip spells, as this is basically the same as taking away tc enchants in PvP, like KI tried to do with deleting tc enchants altogether.

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