How to Buy a Splinterlands Spellbook

Read to buy a Splinterlands Spellbook? This is the first step in your Splinterlands journey and it’s sort of akin to buying the game. Until you buy a Spellbook, you’re unable to tackle most of the basics in Splinterland, like earning rewards, advancing leagues, even customizing your username.

Thankfully, Splinterlands has provided a variety of ways to get your hands on a Spellbook. But if you’re not a cryptocurrency veteran, this may prove a bit daunting. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Before You Begin

This guide assumes that you’ve already created an account at Splinterlands and set it up.

If you haven’t already done so, here are the steps.

How to Create a Splinterlands Account

Visit Splinterlands and click Play Now.

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A window will open and you’ll click on Create Account on the left.

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Then create that account. You can use my referral codeqwidjib0 — in case there are any active referral promos.

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Then you can link up a wallet (like Metamask) or create a password. You’ll be able to link up wallets later in the experience, including quite a few more than the ones mentioned during signup. So for now, you’ll probably want to just create a password.

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You’ll now enter a password and confirm your email. Congratulations, you’re in! Welcome to Splinterlands.

Buy a Splinterlands Spellbook

Once your account is created, you should be greeted by a screen that looks like the one below. Click on Buy Spellbook.

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This presently takes you to the Shop, also accessible using the coins icon on the top menu. If you’re presented with a confusing Special offer, try clicking the Packs tab. You’re looking for this block on the Summoner’s Spellbook:

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The Learn More link describes the Summoner’s Spellbook thusly:

“By upgrading your account, you will now be able to buy, trade, own, rent, earn, and manage your digital assets within the game. In other words, it empowers ANYONE to become a professional gamer. You may now profit from your time playing Splinterlands! In addition to unlocking a wide range of earning opportunities, you will also gain access to your Hive wallet keys in the Settings menu. This will provide you with true ownership of all account assets, including related cryptocurrencies and the power to log in to other Hive platform applications.”

Currently, there is no active Promo Code; just the Referral Code mentioned earlier, which sometimes carries its own benefits, but is different. So ignore that. Free spellbooks aren’t a thing; they’re an important device to deincentivize multiple accounts.

Buy a Summoner’s Spellbook using PayPal

You can now pay using PayPal, which includes Visa, MasterCard, and American Express in a variety of fiat currencies:

Australian dollarAUD
Brazilian real BRL
Canadian dollarCAD
Chinese Renmenbi CNY
Czech korunaCZK
Danish kroneDKK
Hong Kong dollarHKD
Hungarian forint HUF
Israeli new shekelILS
Japanese yen JPY
Malaysian ringgit MYR
Mexican pesoMXN
New Taiwan dollar TWD
New Zealand dollarNZD
Norwegian kroneNOK
Philippine pesoPHP
Polish złotyPLN
Pound sterlingGBP
Russian rubleRUB
Singapore dollarSGD
Swedish kronaSEK
Swiss francCHF
Thai bahtTHB
United States dollarUSD

Buy a Summoner’s Spellbook using Cryptocurrency

If PayPal isn’t convenient for you, you can select the final option to pay using 23 different cryptocurrencies by leveraging SimpleSwap. Here are are all accepted currencies for purchasing a Splinterlands Spellbook:

  • Dark Energy Crystals (DEC)
  • Splintershards (SPS)
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Litecoin (LTC)
  • Binance USD (BUSD)
  • WAX (WAX)
  • EOS (EOS)
  • Tron (TRX)
  • Hive (HIVE)
  • Hive Dollars (HBD)
  • Steem (STEEM)
  • Steem Dollars (SBD)
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
  • Electroneum (ETN)
  • Game Credits (GAME)
  • Basic Attention Token (BAT)
  • Sandbox (SAND)
  • Uniswap (UNI)
  • Gala Games (GALA)
  • Enjin Coin (ENJ)
  • Dai Stablecoin (DAI)
  • Polyient Games Unity (PGU)
  • LeoFinance (LEO)

If You Already Have Crypto

It’s possible that you already have Bitcoin or a related altcoin sitting in a wallet somewhere, and if so, just follow the steps, which go:

  1. Select currency and click Buy.
  2. Send the prescribed amount to the wallet address given (be sure to account for transaction fees).
  3. Click on Payment Sent.

You’ll be given a hash to track your transaction and a notice that this may take up to 24 hours. In my experience, it shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes. If you’re feeling antsy, you can track your transaction on the Hive Block Explorer or jump on the Splinterlands Discord for help.

If You Don’t Already Have Crypto

If you’d like to buy your Summoner’s Spellbook using crytpo but don’t yet have any, it’s ideal to fund your account using the game’s native currency: Dark Energy Crystals (DEC). Here’s how to buy DEC and deposit it on the platform by leveraging Binance.

After You Buy Your Spellbook

How to Set Up Your Splinterlands Wallet

Before you buy a Spellbook, your account is worth $0.

But as soon as you do, that will change. So take a moment to make sure that you have access to your own wallet and funds. On the right drop-down menu, you should now see a link that says Request Wallet Keys.

Do that and you should receive an email with a link to retrieve your keys within the hour.

Keep these keys safe and don’t give them out to anybody for any reason.

How to Manage Your Splinterlands Wallet

You can withdraw your funds, cards, packs, and basically any other assets from the Splinterlands platform at anytime. You’ll find aftermarkets for them sites like Tribaldex and AtomicHub.

The recommended tool for all of this is the Hive Keychain Extension that’s available in the Google Chrome Web Store. Like all Google Chrome extensions, it also works in Brave Browser.

Once set up, you’ll be able to manage access to most every Hive blockchain project with a simple click, including the Splinterlands platform.