Fancy Spellbook

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Bound in human skin! Written in human blood! Covered, for some reason, in tiny human hairs!
— Spellbooks publicity blurb

The Fancy Spellbook is an item given to players who fill their unfilled fancy spellbook with three spellbook pages. The type of a Spellbook Page added does not matter.

With this item equipped in the action slot, it functions like the Spellbook Magazine; that is, the player's hand emits green flames, but with sparkles, in the Loadout view, and the player can Pickup and cast Magic spells. When a player starts or joins a round on a Halloween map that has magic spells without a spellbook equipped, a notification is displayed allowing the player to equip it or cancel the notice by the using the keys given the notification. The notification repeats until the player equips a spellbook or leaves the Halloween map.

Despite only requiring three spellbook pages to begin functioning as a spellbook, players can continue to insert more pages into the book, which increases one of the counters in the description for the respective page type added.

Related achievements

Backpack Spellbook Magazine.png Bereavements

Helltower: Hat Out of Hell
Helltower: Hat Out of Hell
Get the loot from Skull Island in Hell

Update history

October 29, 2013 Patch (Scream Fortress 2013)

  • The Fancy Spellbook was added to the game.


  • The names of the spellpages are in Latin. They translate to the following:
    • Tumidum: Swollen or distended; self-confident or presumptuous. A neuter adjective (tumidus, a, um).
    • Gratanter: Gratefully or gladly; pleasantly. An adverb (= grate).
    • Audere: To have a mind (to do something); to dare. An infinitive verb (audeo, ausus sum, ere).
    • Congeriae: Not an actual Latin word, but is reminiscent of Congeries: A heap; collection or accumulation. A noun (congeries, ei).
    • Veteris: A form of Vetus, meaning old, ancient, of times past. Another adjective (vetus, veteris).
  • The publicity blurb is in direct reference to The Evil Dead, a series of horror films revolving around the Necronomicon, a spellbook described similarly.
    • The Necronomicon, in turn, is a fictional book from the horror stories written by H. P. Lovecraft.


See also