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“The powers he's collecting, they are for a spell.”
“A spell for what?”
“I don't know. But it's in his spellbook on page 149.”
Neuro and Kai, "Versus"

The Book of Spells (also referred to as the Book of Magic) was a magic spell book that belonged to Clouse. After the Serpentine were locked into tombs, Garmadon was used the Book of Spells to banish the Anacondrai generals to the Cursed Realm. Eventually, the book would later fell into the hands of Clouse again until the Tournament of Elements. After Clouse was banished into the Cursed Realm, it came into Lloyd's hands, who decided to burn it as a peace offering to their ancestors.


Spellbound (flashback)

Clouse was seen holding the book while the Anacondrai were fighting the Elemental Alliance at Birchwood Forest.

After the Serpentine War, Garmadon used the spellbook to banish the Anacondrai generals.


Attempting to prevent the battle between Jay and Cole, the ninja head off to meet Neuro, believing he is the key to their answers. Neuro uses his abilities to read Lloyd's mind; following the events of the previous episode, the Master of Mind discovers the fallen foes' dreadful futures. Willing to except an allegiance, Neuro heads to Clouse's spell book to see if he could find anything to help. Unfortunately, he is not successful and apologizes to the ninja.

Spy for a Spy

Nya sneaks in Clouse's room to find the spell and steal the page from it. Clouse notices it, and informs Chen. Eventually, Nya's cover is blown and the spell is found.

The Day of the Dragon

After Clouse's banishment to the Cursed Realm, Chen has Kapau and Chope read the spell, now that they have Skylor and Kai. Eventually, the spell is complete, and everybody with the Anacondrai tatoo is affected and turned into a lookalike Anacondrai.

The Corridor of Elders

After victory over the Anacondrai warriors, Lloyd burns the spellbook, so it never falls into the wrong hands again.


Clouse managed to free the Djinn known as Nadakhan from his imprisonment. Clouse's first wish was to be given back his spell book, he was so excited that he believed that with this magic he wouldn't need his other wishes. However, the book crumbled into ash as Nadakhan explained that the book was burnt shortly after Clouse was banished. This infuriated Clouse as he was forced to make his last two wishes which leads to Nadakhan trapping him later on. description

Also referred to as The Book of Spells. Clouse’s Spell Book is an ancient volume belonging to the Master of Dark Arts, filled with powerful magic and forbidden spells. Master Chen’s particular interest in the book was the Spell of Transformation, which would allow him and his Cultists to turn themselves into Anacondrai. This transformation is only temporary, however – in order to make it permanent, the essence of a true Anacondrai is needed. This little though essential information is found on page 148. Another spell in the book can be used to banish someone to the Cursed Realm. After Master Chen’s defeat, Clouse’s Spell Book was burnt by the ninja.[1]



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  • The Book of Spells contains a total of 759 pages.[citation needed]
  • The spellbook is included as an accessory in 70732 City of Stiix — a set from the next season, which takes place after the book was actually burnt by Lloyd.
  • Clouse still has the Book of Spells in The Realm of Shadows, despite it being burned already in "The Corridor of Elders."
  • The Book of Spells has only two known spells.
    • The Spell of Transformation[1] uses a concentration of all of the Elements, to transform every person with a specific tattoo into an Anacondrai. In order to make the spell permanent, the essence of a real Anacondrai is needed. The spell is located on page 149, and continues on to the next.[2]
      • The spell requires most of the Elements, but a few Elements such as WaterWind, and Time were not required.[3] A reason for this has not yet been given. While Chen refers to having "Every Elemental Power", he is a liar and a criminal so his statements should not be taken as fact.[4]
    • The second spell can be used to curse someone and banish them to the Cursed Realm. This is only done to the Anacondrai generals by Garmadon, and later to Garmadon by Wu and Lloyd in order to free the Anacondrai generals.
      • For some reason, the target individuals of the transformation spell — including Skylor, who had nothing to do with the banishment spell — were reverted back to human form when the Anacondrai generals took the Anacondrai warriors to the Cursed Realm.[5] Eyezor and Zugu were brought back as Anacondrai with legs in "Day of the Departed", but this was most likely what their statues in the Hall of Sidekicks looked like beforehand.



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