Spellbooks, ever since the Summer Update 8.2 have provided a source of defense from attacks, as well as showing spells, and best of all, raising a mage's magic level by different amounts.

Spellbooks are one handed and go in your shield slot, however they can go in the arrow slot but no affect will occur on your magic level. In relation to normal shields, spellbooks have very low defense, so may not be as attractive to people on a solo hunt, but better used in a team hunt where the mages don't have to take hits.

Name Image ID
Spellbook Spellbook.gif 3059
Spellbook of Dark Mysteries Spellbook_of_Dark_Mysteries.gif 8090
Spellbook of Enlightenment Spellbook_of_Enlightenment.gif 8072
Spellbook of Lost Souls Spellbook_of_Lost_Souls.gif 8075
Spellbook of Mind Control Spellbook_of_Mind_Control.gif 8074
Spellbook of Warding Spellbook_of_Warding.gif 8073
Spellscroll of Prophecies Spellscroll_of_Prophecies.gif 8076