Dark Paladin | Deck and Rulings

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Dark Paladin

Dark Paladin
Monster TypeSpellcaster
Card typeFusion / Effect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Quick Effect / Condition / Continuous Effect


"Dark Magician" + "Buster Blader"
Must be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. During either player's turn, when a Spell Card is activated: You can discard 1 card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. This card must be face-up on the field to activate and to resolve this effect. This card gains 500 ATK for each Dragon-Type monster on the field or in either player's Graveyard.

How to get / rarity

PackCrimson Kingdom [UR]
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card trader--




  • High attack and good defense.
  • Magic Jammer + a better Buster Blader effect in 1 monster.


  • Both the fusion material monsters are level 7 monsters.

Tips, related cards, skills

Trap Jammer

With its ability to stop/prevent spell cards altogether, you can pressure your opponent even further by using Trap Jammer. This will help protect, not just Dark Paladin, but your other monsters from cards like Mirror Wall or other traps.

Fusion substitutes

Dark Magician and Buster Blader uses different supports, and since it doesn't say that it needs those exact monsters as the fusion materials, you can use fusion substitute monsters instead. This will allow both of them to shine individually in their own decks, or make a fusion oriented deck by putting both Dark Paladin and Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman.

Outstanding Dog Marron

You can use Outstanding Dog Marron or Sword of Deep-Seated so you can activate Dark Paladin's ability without losing a card.

Tour Bus From the Underworld

Allows you to bring back your monster from your graveyard to your deck. This can be good if you have other cards to search for them again.

Diffusion Wave-Motion

Allows Dark Paladin to attack multiple monsters in a turn and negate all their effect monster's effects.

Mirage Dragon

Increases Dark Paladin's attack and prevents your opponent from being able to activate traps during battle phase.





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If you use this 🔥 beyond farming please disappear.
<< Anonymous(Dark magician)
Anonymous Reply
According to my experience:90 dark cavarly, 9% amulet dragon, 1% dark paladin. I just replaced it for another synchro monster to use with nights end sorcereer.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
this card will be the first to be replaced when a good Xyz rank 7 arrives
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
It's an excellent card. I was angry because it's not once per turn. I don't know why they make this sort of extreme effect not once per turn in some monsters.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
The effect is not OPT, but still limited by the number of cards in the hand of the player controlling this card, that the player is willing to discard as cost.

Also, it only stop Spells. It does nothing against Monster effects and Traps.
Candend 20days ago
Since synchro or even upcoming xyz, this card is underwhelmed. Negating spell card is 2nd best negating mechanic in the game after monster. But card like Dark Cavalry, Ebon High and the new one: Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon have better effects. But still Dark Paladin is excellent beater and decent old boss monster
New bug, Dark Paladin can't be summoned at first turn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
New bug, people don't read balance changes.

A Trick Up the Sleeve got nerfed. No SS during your first turn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Now it can be summoned with eye of timaeus, yep... first turn
No puede ser lo obtuve en mi 3er paquete!!!!!
Pulled this one on my 3rd pack kek
How many boxes did you open to get this card?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
opened 100th box, no dark paladin yet xD
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'll add up to this frustration - 88 and counting. >_>
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
154 for one Dark Paladin

Still no Vamp Lord, BB Dragon Destroyer OR RE Wyvern.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I believe this thread is one of the oldest ones, back when there was still a reigning GK meta. Like wow, Dark Paladin is a real, certified, pain-in-the-ass card to get.
This one in a complete buster blader deck is pretty much insta win. RIP whoever faces you D:
I got this one with just 5 boxes.
Rip kaiba.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Rip kaiba
Totally worth getting since many characters can be easily farmed with this card, such as alexis, etc.
I activate my card:
Difusion Wave motion !
First try both dark paladin and vampire lord

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