This page notes Paradox's skills, level-up rewards, starter deck, and cards and skills you can get by winning a duel against Paradox.
update 30/08/2022

Description in the game

One of the four Emperors of Iliaster - the remaining survivors of the apocalypse - Paradox travels through time to try to save the future by eliminating the creator of Duel Monsters - Pegasus. However, other legendary Duelists travel through time to battle against him in the Town of Domino. He stole the most powerful monsters from various eras and transformed them into Malefic monsters to create the most powerful deck in history.

Signature Card

Malefic Truth Dragon

Malefic Truth Dragon
Malefic Truth Dragon
DARK Dragon ★12
ATK 5000 / DEF 5000
Truth Universe [R]
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by its own effect, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. If a "Malefic" monster you control, except "Malefic Truth Dragon", is destroyed by battle or by card effect: You can pay half your Life Points; Special Summon this card from your hand or Graveyard. There can only be 1 "Malefic" monster on the field. If there is no face-up Field Spell Card on the field, destroy this card. If this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle: Destroy all face-up monsters your opponent controls.

Malefic Paradox Dragon

Malefic Paradox Dragon
Malefic Paradox Dragon
DARK Dragon ★10
ATK 4000 / DEF 4000
Truth Universe [R]
"Malefic Parallel Gear" + 1 non-Tuner "Malefic" monster
When this card is Synchro Summoned, you can select 1 Synchro Monster in either player's Graveyard, and Special Summon it. There can only be 1 face-up "Malefic Paradox Dragon" on the field. If "Malefic World" is not face-up on the field, destroy this card.

How to Unlock

Paradox's Skill

Leaked Skills

[Skill] descriptionUser
The Opposites
Select 1 of your Level 7 or higher Dragon-Type monsters that is banished or in your Graveyard, and 1 card that has the same Level, ATK, and DEF and a different card name. Add 1 of them to your hand, and return the other to the bottom of your Deck/Extra Deck. Then, return 1 card from your hand to the bottom of your Deck.

This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
Leaked Event Reward

Exclusive Skills

[Skill] descriptionUser
Malefic Dragons
At the beginning of the Duel, add 1 "Malefic Truth Dragon," 1 "Malefic Parallel Gear," 1 "Malefic Stardust Dragon," and 1 "Malefic World" to your Deck, and 1 "Stardust Dragon" and 1 "Malefic Paradox Dragon" to your Extra Deck.

During this Duel, "Malefic World" in your Field Zone will not be destroyed by your opponent's effect, but you can only sSpecial Summon "Malefic" monsters.
Lvl 1
Heavy Starter
If your Deck has 3 or more Level 5 or higher monsters with different names, you will have improved chance of having a Level 5 or higher monster in your starting hand. You cannot Special Summon or activate monster effects until the end of the Main Phase of your first turn.
Lvl 13
World Full of Malice
Begin the Duel with "Malefic World" Set.

If you begin the Duel with a Deck (excluding Extra Deck) that contains at least 5 "Malefic" cards with different names, begin the Duel with "Malefix World" activated.
Lvl 20
Malefic Dragons Power
Your "Malefic Truth Dragon" gains ATK/DEF equal to half your Life Points. In addition, the following effect can be used once per Duel. Banish 1 "Malefic" monster from your Graveyard, and select 1 "Malefic Truth Dragon" you control. Until the end of your opponent's next turn, the next time that monster would be destroyed by a card effect, it is not destroyed.
Malefic Trade
Return one of the following cards you control to the Deck/Extra Deck, and add 1 "Malefic" monster from your Deck to your hand.

● Dragon-Type Normal Monster (except Tokens)
● Dragon-Type Synchro Monster
● Machine-Type Fusion Monster

You cannot Special Summon any monsters other than "Malefic" monsters during the turn you activate this Skill.

This Skill can only be used once per turn and twice per Duel.
Territory of Malice
Return 1 "Malefic" card from your hand to the Deck, and add 1 "Malefic Territory" to your hand from outside of your Deck. Then, you can add 1 "Malefic World" to the bottom of your Deck from outside of your Deck.

This Skill can only be used if you begin the Duel with a Deck (excluding Extra Deck) that contains no monsters other than "Malefic" monsters and Dragon-Type monsters. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
The Blank Card
Can only be used at the beginning of the Main Phase in your 2nd turn. Erase 1 random face-down Dragon-Type Synchro Monster in your opponent's Extra Deck, and add 1 card with the same name to your Extra Deck.

At the beginning of the Main Phase in your next turn, erase the card added by this effect from your Extra Deck, and add 1 card with the same name to your opponent's Extra Deck.

Common Skills

Featured Level-Up Rewards

Exclusive Level Up Rewards

Malefic Paradigm Dragon
Malefic Paradigm Dragon
DARK Dragon ★10
ATK 4000 / DEF 4000
Paradox at Lvl 10, 21 and 35 [UR]
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 "Malefic" monster from your Extra Deck while "Malefic Paradigm Dragon" is not on the field. If "Malefic World" is not on the field, destroy this card. Once per turn: You can send 1 "Malefic" card from your Deck to the GY; return 1 of your banished Level 8 Synchro Monsters to the Extra Deck, then you can Special Summon that monster from the Extra Deck, also you can only attack with "Malefic" monsters for the rest of this turn.
Malefic Cyber End Dragon
Malefic Cyber End Dragon
DARK Machine ★10
ATK 4000 / DEF 2800
Paradox at Lvl 14, 25 and 40 [UR]
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned, except by removing from play 1 "Cyber End Dragon" from your Extra Deck. There can only be 1 face-up "Malefic" monster on the field. Other monsters you control cannot declare an attack. If there is no face-up Field Spell Card on the field, destroy this card.

Level-Up Rewards

1Skill: Malefic Dragons
2Gems x10
3Night Flight Night Flight
4Gems x10
5Deck Slot
6Gem x15
7UR/SR Ticket x1
8Deck Slot
9Gem x25
10Malefic Paradigm Dragon Malefic Paradigm Dragon
11Inverse Universe Inverse Universe
12Gem x35
13Skill: Heavy Starter
14Malefic Cyber End Dragon Malefic Cyber End Dragon
15Gem x50
16Night Flight Night Flight
17Gem x60
18UR/SR Ticket x1
19Gem x75
20Skill: World Full of Malice
21Malefic Paradigm Dragon Malefic Paradigm Dragon
22Gem x100
23Inverse Universe Inverse Universe
24Gem x120
25Malefic Cyber End Dragon Malefic Cyber End Dragon
26Gem x150
27Deck Slot
28Gem x200
29Gem x250
30Night Flight Night Flight
31Gold x100,000
32Gems x200
33UR/SR Ticket x1
34Gems x250
35Malefic Paradigm Dragon Malefic Paradigm Dragon
36UR Jewel x1
37Gems x200
38Inverse Universe Inverse Universe
34Gems x250
40Malefic Cyber End Dragon Malefic Cyber End Dragon

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Skill: Malefic Dragons

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want prismatic card for his ace. please change the rarity
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You do realise this is not an official Konami site or anything right? Who are you asking? xD
I wish they made his "Malefic Dragons" skill where Malefic world couldn't be targeted by or destroyed by opponent's card effects for an extra layer of much needed protection.
<< Anonymous(Cidthunder)
Anonymous Reply
Using archetypes dependent on field spells like toon kingdom, pandemonium, and sanctuary in the sky is always such an Achilles heel. It only takes one mst to ruin a play
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I know your right and it makes me so sad. So many fun decks that aren't able to shine due to being overly reliant on a single field spell
<< Anonymous(Cidthunder)
Anonymous Reply
What are you all talking about?

Malefic Dragons skill does protect Malefic World from being destroyed.

Unless you meant Malefic Territory.....
Good now we can be sure the rest of the malefic garbage won't clutter the next box
<< Anonymous
Reprint Reply
true, and Konami can reprint them in newer boxes just like they did with other cards
<< Anonymous(Reprint)
Anonymous Reply
There’s no reason to reprint them unless the new box would contain new malefic cards. But that’s not possible.
<< Anonymous
Reprint Reply
as far as I know, that's not how Konami works.
As long as it is profitable, there's a reason for them to do it.
<< Anonymous(Reprint)
Anonymous Reply
It has always been the pattern so far, and I don't see it changing anytime soon.

The cards reprinted are always related to the new cards in the same box. But there won't be any new Malefic cards coming. Therefore, no reprint will happen.
WTF all these skills were datamined in leaks.
How they know leak skills??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
By....uh, datamining them?
Does he really have to show his shaved armpit?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Are you really that disturbed by a shaved arm pit?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Better then a 🔥 hairy one...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I thought Paradox was an android from the future. So I don't think he'd have armpit hair to begin with...
Russians have put Moscow on tracks and its moving fast towards Ukraine!
I was really hoping there would be a skill where I could shuffle a dragon into the deck and get it's malefic counterpart in exchange. Kind of like Dsod Bakura's advance ritual art skill.
Does anyone know when Atticus Rhodes will open?
<< Anonymous(baron gong)
baron Reply
When will be opened
<< Anonymous(baron)
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
baron Reply
I think the date is not clear on the opening
<< Anonymous(baron)
Anonymous Reply
They release 1 GX duelist per year. But he will be the next one. Right after Chumley, Chancellor Sheppard, Amnael, Thelonious Viper and Jesse/Yubel
Brandon Carter
Unlock pegasus zane truesdale event paradox jack Altas
<< Anonymous(Brandon Carter)
Anonymous Reply
Pegasus, Zane, and Jack are all unlockable through Character Unlock Missions in GX...
Paradox Unlock event will be in Late August.
Seto kaiba
<< Anonymous(Seto kaiba)
Mokuba kaiba Reply
konami adding paradox means the chars from different worlds will finally crossover and we may see yuma and yuya join yugi jaden and yusei against paradox 5 on 1. we also finally see kaiba meet declan, zane meet kite, akiza meet mai and alexis, anna kaboom meet the supreme king, etc
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
MangakaJ96 Reply
Don’t get ahead of yourself. I think for the Paradox event, it’ll just be the first three protagonists involved as it was in the movie.
<< Anonymous(MangakaJ96)
MangakaJ96 Reply
Future crossovers like Kaiba meeting Declan may be a possibility, but don’t get your hopes up too high.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm surprised they haven't done this more often to be honest. There are plenty of characters that have made it known they are aware of people from other series they didn't know prior, and have even interacted with them off-screen, but we've had almost no crossover between them. (The one exception being a few DM characters being used for DSOD events, which barely counts.)
Woooohoooo! We get a movie villain! When truth universe box came out I was so sure we wouldn't get him since all his main cards were there.
Do you think there is also a chance to get the first movie villain, Anubis? I would love to see those useless Sphinx cards that never saw any play and are collecting web dust years now get a really good skill to be at least playable like:
"Begin with Pyramid of Light face up on the field, Sphinx monsters can attack the same turn they are summoned".
<< Anonymous
MangakaJ96 Reply
Paradox is canon to 5D’s too.

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