Dark Paladin to farm Espa Roba Lvl 40

Dark Paladin deck to beat Espa Roba Lvl 40, tips for using the deck, farming Espa Roba Lvl 40.
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Using Dark Paladin to farm Espa Roba can be pretty quick and simple, and doesn't require character exclusive skills. Once you summon him, you only need to negate his 1 Tribute to The Doomed. Afterwards, you simply need to just pass the turn until the last turn where you perform the standard Vassal combo.

Score7,000- 8,000
Essential cardsDark Paladin

Example deck

King of the SwampBlue Dragon SummonerBuster BladerBuster BladerBuster BladerGravekeeper's Vassal
Beastking of the SwampsBeastking of the SwampsDark MagicianDark MagicianDark MagicianFusion Gate
Union AttackUnion AttackAnti-Magic ArrowsPolymerizationPolymerizationPolymerization
Emblem of Dragon DestroyerSecret Pass to the Treasures--Dark PaladinDark Flare Knight

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUsers
Can be used after starting hand is distributed. Shuffle all the cards from your hand into the Deck. Then draw the starting hand again.
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How to use this deck

Dark Paladin

You will need at least 1 Dark Paladin to be able to use this deck. This is so that you can negate Espa Roba's Tribute to The Doomed. He also doesn't have any monster that can go over Dark Paladin's attack, unless he uses Gravity Blaster, then you'll need to destroy that monster, even if you lose the "effect damage only" bonus. You only need 1 other special summonable monster with at least 1750 attack to get Vassal to reach 10,000 with double Union Attack. (2900 + 1750) x 2 = 9300 + 700 (Vassal's attack) = 10,000.

Essential materials

You will need to bring some Dark Magician and Buster Blader's in the deck. This helps make sure that you get them early on in the duel, and getting at least 1 with a fusion substitute monster is already enough for Dark Paladin. You can change/replace some copies of them for more Blue Dragon Summoner, or King of the Swamp, but it is recommended that you at least bring 2 of each in the deck.


Blue Dragon Summoner is used to defend you from attacks, as well as getting Dark Magician from your deck. King of the Swamp is a good fusion substitute monster that you can bring multiple copies of, since it can also help with thinning your deck. Beastking can be replaced with any other fusion sub, or to other draw cards like Crystal Seer / Jar of Greed.


Deal the finishing blow using the standard Vassal combo, which is to summon him on last turn, and use Secret Pass to the Treasures, and some Union Attack. Just make sure that you don't negate your own spell cards by activating Dark Paladin's effect during the setup. Against Espa Roba, you will have to bring Anti-Magic Arrows to make sure that your Vassal's attack will get through. Otherwise, he will can negate your attack with Pulse Mines.

To get the most out of Vassal, make sure that you don't deal any kind of battle damage to Espa Roba. This is so you can get victory through "effect damage only," which will give a higher score.


Other useful cards

With 1 Dark Paladin, you can use this as the other special summonable monster to help boost Vassal's attack.
The Fiend Megacyber
The Fiend Megacyber
Don't destroy any of Espa Roba's monsters so that you can special summon this on the last turn to help boost Vassal's attack.
Pot of Benevolence
Pot of Benevolence
In case your opponent draws more cards than you, or if you have discarded your own card.
Planet Pathfinder
Planet Pathfinder
To search for Fusion Gate from your deck.


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Anonymous 16days ago
Possible Optimizations:

1) Elemental Hero Woodsman (SR)
- 2000 DEF means it can act as a wall if Espa Roba hasn't summoned Jinzo yet
- synergizes well with "Substitute Fusion materials" in your deck to easily summon E-Hero Terra Firma with 2500 ATK (beware of Pulse Mines though)
- high DEF means it can wall and survive a turn, enabling the player a guaranteed Polymerization card the next turn
- (minus) 1 card count advantage when drawing Fusion spell to prevent Espa Roba decking out first
- for Skill-specific decks, it can be searched with Draw Sense: Earth, together with Buster Blader (and Earth Hex Fusion as well)

2) Fusion Sage
- for optimal results, use 3:1 ratio of Polymerization to this card
- while Fusion Gate and Fusion Recycling Plant can both consistently search for a Fusion spell, Fusion Sage excels at -1 card count, preventing Espa Roba from decking out first

3) 2x, instead of 3x Buster Blader is decent, and manageable enough.

Anonymous 17days ago
This is such an expensive deck. I just use a lot of destroy machine cards with array, then illusionist for BEUD for 10k union attack. 7-8k+ points.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
expensive? how? where? when?
PokiDraco 17days ago
December updates are Marik, Bonz, Bakura, and Arkana unlockable
<< Anonymous(PokiDraco)
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
And final one?
Anonymous 16days ago
First marik
Then duel a thon bonz
Then battle city ...arkana?( Nightmare!??)
Finally someone who wants to keep Zane?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
Bakura before arkana.
Anonymous 17days ago
this is not upcoming events december :(
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
gamea is drunk
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
<< Anonymous
ABC 17days ago Reply
They're really drunk kkkkk
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
Classic GameA
Roludo 16days ago
Dec event is dark paladin farm?
Anonymous 17days ago
very inconsistent deck.
Anonymous 17days ago
When espa roba using tribute to the doom and targeting my dark paladin, there is no effect activation button to cancel tribute to the doom's effect, it's just straight destroyed my dark paladin. Is that a glitch?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
nope it's your fault,you probably was watching porn while you was playing and just let it kill you!
<< Anonymous
- 17days ago Reply
If you have no cards in your hand to discard
Anonymous 17days ago
not December updates. but HELL EFFING YEA, FINNALY GETTING WING DRAGON OF RA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous 17days ago
Why would you farm Espa roba?
<< Anonymous
ivarire 17days ago Reply
Just for Recycler
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Just want collect playmate
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
For Pulse Mine & Scrap Shit
<< Anonymous
PhilosophicalPsycho 17days ago Reply
drop skills and gems
Leukocyte 17days ago
You also have to negate Gravity Blaster/Mind(Brain) Control. GameA get your game on. -.-
<< Anonymous(Leukocyte)
Haihapppen 17days ago Reply
Personally, he never activated those 2 cards when I had my Paladin on the field, so who cares anyway
<< Anonymous(Haihapppen)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Cuz of the erata for Brain Control he cant actually use it on Dark Paladin, and will neither use it unless you have a legal target, thats why he usally drops it for cost of tribute to the doom
<< Anonymous
PhilosophicalPsycho 17days ago Reply
Brain Control can't be used on Dark Paladin. He won't activate Gravity Blaster because the boost it gives still won't be enough to beat Paladin, so he won't try. (Unless he happens to have Pulse Mines set to switch your monster into Defense. But this is a rare occurrence. And even if it does happen, you can still negate it.) GameA isn't all that great, but you need to get your game on too.
Anonymous 17days ago
It's consistent enough, but for some fucking reason I keep getting bad starting hands and bad draws against this green haired cunt! Restart ain't helping shit. And for some other random reason he starts with Gravity Blaster, making shit more complicated for no reason!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
For me is same shit today... At least get 3 pulse mines yesterday. But today first brick hand restar and worst hand ever
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
green haired cunt! lol!!!!!!!!!
<< Anonymous
Little_Dooze 17days ago Reply
Meme of the day my friend
<< Anonymous
PhilosophicalPsycho 17days ago Reply
Draw Sense Water. After taking a single direct attack, you can search for King of the Swamp from your deck.

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