Dark Paladin


Spellcaster / Fusion / Effect  DARK / 8
"Dark Magician" + "Buster Blader"
Must be Fusion Summoned. When a Spell Card is activated (Quick Effect): 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. Gains 500 ATK for each Dragon monster on the field and in the GY.

2900/2400 
CARD ID: 98502113
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TCG SETS

TCG SetSymbolRarityLowAvgTrend
Dark Revelation Volume 1 DR1-EN160 Ultra Rare7.80€9.72€10.47€
Duel Master's Guide promotional cards DMG-001 Secret Rare26.98€19.23€23.23€
Duel Terminal 3 DT03-EN034 Duel Terminal Rare Parallel Rare4.99€4.99€3.27€
Duelist Pack: Yugi DPYG-EN016 Ultra Rare1.50€4.63€5.37€
Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World Mega Pack LCYW-EN048 Secret Rare15.00€18.49€23.85€
Legendary Dragon Decks LEDD-ENA34 Common0.02€0.17€0.11€
Magician's Force MFC-105 Ultra Rare8.49€17.25€15.18€
Millennium Pack MIL1-EN041 Common0.02€0.29€0.20€
Structure Deck: Yugi Muto SDMY-EN043 Common0.06€0.33€0.35€
Yugi's Legendary Decks YGLD-ENC41 Common0.05€0.32€0.31€

Card Trivia

 This monster is the cover card for both Magician's Force and Duelist Pack: Yugi.
When the 1st Edition packs of Magician's Force were released, the artwork for this card was that of the Duel Master's Guide Dark Paladin. It was later corrected.
This monster further suggests that Buster Blader and Dark Magician may have some connection. The two monsters do resemble each other, especially in their armor, and their attack and defense power is somewhat alike. They are counterparts, also, in one being a physical attacker (Warrior), and the other a magical one (Spellcaster). Also, Skilled White Magician and Skilled Dark Magician, the two cards that can Summon Buster Blader and Dark Magician respectively, share very similar ATK, DEF and effect.
This monster also has a Trap negating counterpart, in Sorcerer of Dark Magic, who also must remain face-up on the field to resolve its effect. Yugi also Special Summoned that monster using Dark Magician in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light, in that case Tributing it instead of using it as a Fusion Material.
The explosion in the background of the Duelist Pack: Yugi version looks similar to the card art of Diffusion Wave-Motion, the card Yugi used on Dark Paladin to win his Duel against Kaiba in the Battle City Finals.
This is the first Nomi Fusion Monster to be released in the TCG.
This card's first OCG (but second TCG) artwork is taken from , specifically from the panel showing this monster being Summoned.
This card's second OCG (but first TCG) artwork is taken from the title page for .
This card's third OCG/TCG artwork is taken from , specifically from the next panel after this monster attacked, showing the 3 Blue-Eyes White Dragons exploding. However, he has his right arm stretched out further and raised higher in the manga.
This card has 100 ATK more than and 100 DEF less than Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman, another Fusion Monster that lists Buster Blader as one of its Fusion Materials.

Rulings




OCG Rulings



Even if "Dark Paladin" is sent to the Graveyard after being Fusion Summoned, it cannot be Special Summoned by the effect of "Monster Reborn".: Dark Paladin

The effect "This card gains 500 ATK for each Dragon-Type monster on the field or in either player's Graveyard." is a Continuous Effect.

If the number of Dragon-Type monsters on the field or in either player's Graveyard changes, this card's ATK also changes.

The effect "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." is a Quick Effect. (It does not target. Discarding 1 card is a cost to activate this effect. It can be activated during the Damage Step.)

If "Offerings to the Doomed"/"Raigeki Break"/etc is chained to the Spell/Trap Card-negating effect of "Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8"/"Dark Paladin"/"Sorcerer of Dark Magic"/"Gladiator Beast Heraklinos" so that "Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8" etc is not face-up on the field at resolution

Previously Official Rulings


"
Dark Paladin" cannot be Special Summoned, EXCEPT by Fusion Summon. So you cannot Special Summon "Dark Paladin" using "Monster Reborn", etc., even if he was properly Summoned before. You cannot Special Summon "Dark Paladin" using "Magical Scientist", etc.

You can use "substitute" Fusion Material Monsters such as "Goddess With the Third Eye", etc. to Fusion Summon "Dark Paladin".

"Dark Paladin"s Spell-negating effect is a Quick Effect, so it can be activated during your opponent's turn.

You can activate "Dark Paladin"s Spell-negating effect multiple times in the same chain.

"Dark Paladin"s Spell-negating effect can be chained to.

"Dark Paladin"s +500 ATK effect is a Continuous Effect. While "Skill Drain" is active, the effects of "Dark Paladin" are negated.

Mentions in Other Rulings

Skill Drain:" "Skill Drain" negates Quick Effects such as "Dark Paladin"

The Dark - Hex-Sealed Fusion / The Light - Hex-Sealed Fusion / The Earth - Hex-Sealed Fusion:" This monster's second effect cannot be used to Special Summon Fusion Monsters that can only be Summoned by Fusion Summon, such as "Dark Paladin".

Wave-Motion Cannon:" Your opponent cannotuse "Dark Paladin"when you send "Wave-Motion Cannon" from the field to the Graveyard. Your opponent CANuse "Dark Paladin"when you first activate "Wave-Motion Cannon" (meaning when you place it face-up on the field).

Out of Date

If you activate "Dark Paladin"s Spell-negating effect, and your opponent chains "Ring of Destruction" to destroy "Dark Paladin", the Spell Card is still negated even though "Dark Paladin" is destroyed.The latest print of "Dark Paladin" uses Problem-Solving Card Text, which states that it must be face-up on the field to resolve this effect.

If you activate "Dark Paladin"s Spell-negating effect, and your opponent chains "Book of Moon" to flip "Dark Paladin" face-down, the Spell Card is still negated even though "Dark Paladin" is face-down.