"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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Not true at all if you have sphere kuriboh in the graveyard you can summon relinquished with just two cards in your hand
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?
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...
Now it can be summoned with eye of timaeus, yep... first turn
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.
Ask yourself do you like/good playing with fusion deck. also, if you start late in this game. i say NO.
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