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Dark Paladin

Dark Paladin
AttributeDARK
Monster TypeSpellcaster
Card typeFusion / Effect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Quick Effect / Condition / Continuous Effect
Level★8
Passcode98502113
ATK2900
DEF2400

text

"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--
Other--

Evaluation

Rating-/10

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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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Comments

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Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
I dare say that this is the best monster card in the game currently, tied with relinquished. Ppl need to realize how game changing negating spell is. Almost every deck uses spell, bar dino beatdown.
<< Anonymous(Edgar81539)
NOT THE OP ANOYMOUS Reply
Who the f*ck summon dark paladin turn one without protection?set up first, try to gain card advantage using crystal seer etc. Play it with last gamble also help creating your beloved card advantage. Im sick of seeing vanilla otc variants, yet konami help it by releasing red lotus lol. I want to try something new and fun to play. Like this badass dark paladin.
<< Anonymous(NOT THE OP ANOYMOUS)
Anonymous Reply
If someone CAN summon Dark Paladin first turn, it means they have 3 non-setup cards in their hand. The chance that the final card in their hand is Crystal Seer or something is then extremely small.
<< Anonymous(NOT THE OP ANOYMOUS)
Anonymous Reply
Uh ppl DO summon dark paladin turn 1. Why? To negate Black Illlusion Ritual, OtC and the currently meta TOON KINGDOM. If your opponent doesn't have anything, most likely they can only summon 1 monster, so they can only use 1 OtC or something
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not true at all if you have sphere kuriboh in the graveyard you can summon relinquished with just two cards in your hand
Anonymous Duelist
Hello,
I happened to attain this card; however, what I would like to know is if the programming code is flawed or not. See, when I tried to attack my opponent, they activated Enemy Controller. I, of course, expected Dark Paladin to negate the spell card, but you see, this did not happen. Twice. Strange thing. So, in a duel against a standard, world duelist, I played one of my own spells when Dark Paladin was on the field. Now, the spell should have been negated (or, it should have granted me an option to discard one card, in order to negate), but it did no such thing. Is this card, perhaps, flawed? --A game bug maybe? What are your thoughts?
<< Anonymous(Hanabi)
Anonymous Duelist Reply
No "Angel 07" was on the field, so yes, it is probably a bug in the system which needs to be resolved as quickly as possible.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous Duelist)
Anonymous Reply
i just played against kaiba with paladin in the field and when he activated enemy controller twice paladin negated it's effect. maybe it was a bug but has been fixed?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Duelist Reply
Yes, I did try Dark Paladin in PvP duels; yes, his effect did work, however, the same is not veracious for standard duelists in the Duel world. But, I suppose that shouldn't matter to most people.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous Duelist)
Anonymous Reply
Just built a deck around him, and can confirm his effect appears to be working properly in PVP. So long as you have any cards in your hand and he's face up on the field, you should get a prompt.

Got prompts for despell, Econ, Order of charge . . canceled them all :)
Anonymous
Fusion META ERA IS COMMING!
<< Anonymous(Edgar81539)
Anonymous Reply
Earth-Hex Sealed Fusion uses fusion materials on the field.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I've realized my mistake.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeah but you cant search for those cards
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Nope, That's optional if on the field
Anonymous
dark paladin + boosted mirage dragon = your opponent is fu**ed
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
unless he has kuriboh, and boost mirage dragon with Wicked-Breaking Flamberge so you can prevent any monster effects that may destroy your monsters, not to mention you need to boost mirage dragon in order to avoid getting it destroyed by a 4 star monster and wrecked by a security orb or a mirror wall...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Please explain how mirage dragon can get wrecked by security orb/mirror walls??? LMAO bruh you stuck in silver?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
dude, i was talking about paladin when i said wrecked and about mirage dragon when i said destroyed by a 4 star monster. just to clarify
Anonymous
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
Someone.
Is this card still considered good?
The reason I ask is that since then, there are now Silent Magician Lv8 and Horus the Black Flame Dragon Lv8 who have similar effects of negating spell cards and being able to do so WITHOUT discarding a card for their effect. Both Horus and SM are easier to summon with Lv Up compared to DP.
<< Anonymous(Someone.)
Someone. Reply
Ok my bad (slightly). Silent Magician Lv8 only cancels spell effects used against it.
Dark Paladin can cancel any activation of a spell card. However Horus does the same.
<< Anonymous(Someone.)
Galaxy-Eyes Cipher. Reply
It's still a good card.
Strangely enough, even with silent magician and horus in the game, they don't make this card useless or obsolete. Still a very viable card.
Anonymous
If you use this cancer beyond farming please disappear.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
imagine being this mad
AussieRiolu
Also I reckon this thing will be great against Kaiba too. Won't need to worry about ECon. D.D Warrior on the other hand...
<< Anonymous(AussieRiolu)
Anonymous Reply
just use a card that negates the effect of a destroyed monster (eg Wicked Flamberg Baou)
<< Anonymous(AussieRiolu)
Anonymous Reply
just use a card that negates the effect of a destroyed monster (eg Wicked Flamberg Baou)
Anonymous
My experience against dragon beatdown decks using Dark Paladin & BB fusion is pretty solid. They barely last 3 turns after you summon the big Boi.

Either rage quit or got wrecked hard
<< Anonymous
Beta Reply
Nah duh. They're blatant dragon slayer cards after all...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
or they steal your lonely dragon destroyer with e-con and then rage quit after 5 minutes trying to understand why it can't attack, oh boy hahaha "what's wrong, done already?"
Anonymous
Lol. This card is more like spell lockdown card than anti dragon. With mirage dragon, your opponent literally can't do anything
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
*Crash into mako's yomi ship*
<< Anonymous
Beta Reply
That's what Diffusion Wave Motion is for. It invests a fair bit to get the stun effect but it can be done.
Anonymous
It's worth to open Crimson Kingdom just for this card?
<< Anonymous
3rd rate duelist Reply
Ask yourself do you like/good playing with fusion deck. also, if you start late in this game. i say NO.

Reason:
1) others cards are useless comparing to the latest boxes
2) ask yourself do you want a deck with either Dark magician or Busterblader in it?
3) i don't see many duelist running dragon deck
4) if you like it effect of negate spell card, Horus dragon does a better job
<< Anonymous(3rd rate duelist)
Anonymous Reply
Thanks!
I just start since 2 month.
I thought of this card because it is often recommended for farm LG's and events.

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