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"Shadow Paladin" (シャドウパラディン Shadō Paradin) is a clan from the nation of Co united.gif United Sanctuary, which has Imaginary Gift Force. The clan is themed around knights, dragons, wizards, and animals, among others, with a focus on sticking to the shadows and dark magicks. It is an irregular army within the holy nation, as there are hardly any records of the clan's existence.


As the dark counterpart of Royal Paladin, Shadow Paladin plays similarly, focusing on amassing a field of rear-guards by generating card advantage. However, unlike Royal Paladin, Shadow Paladin focuses on calling weaker units as fodder for their boss units' powerful abilities, which demand the player to retire several of their units as a cost. For that purpose, the clan often uses rear-guards that are low on Power but can be called quickly for low costs. At the same time that Shadow Paladin builds up their own field, they undermine the opponent's field, as they have several abilities that cause the opponent to retire their own rear-guards. Those retired units can be used as cost too if are bound from the bind zone.

The Dragwizard has an grade 1-centric strategy who is calling and having some grade 1 in the field, that get more power and skills, also the ace card with its superior ride skill, can give critical to those grade 1.

The Witches can manipulate the circles allowing multiples Vanguard circles and manipulate the drop zone to call weaker units in the opponent's side to destroy opponent's strategies.

Shadow Paladin has the Force Imaginary Gift, which can further increase the power of their units, and can compensate for the weaker offense of their fodder rear-guards or make more pressure with the powerful units..

Known/Notable Fighters



Name Type Description
Angel Shared
Abyss Dragon Shared
Demon Shared
Elf Shared
Giant Shared
Ghost Shared
High Beast Shared
Human Shared
Sylph Shared


Name Type Description
Blasters Sub-clan Special knights of the dark army.
Blaster Dark Archetype The strongest knight of the dark army.
Phantoms Archetype Shadowy dragons who lead the dark army.
Revengers Sub-clan
Witches Sub-clan

Sets containing Shadow Paladin Cards

Booster Sets

Set Name No. of Cards
V Booster Set 02: Strongest! Team AL4 16
V Booster Set 04: Vilest! Deletor 18
V Booster Set 06: Phantasmal Steed Restoration 23
V Extra Booster 12: Team Dragon's Vanity! 22
V Booster Set 10: Phantom Dragon Aeon 24

Trial and Start Decks

Set Name No. of Cards
V Trial Deck 04: Ren Suzugamori 14
Special Series 03: Start Deck Blaster Dark 16
Special Series 06: Special Deck Set Majesty Lord Blaster 1

Extra Collections

Set Name No. of Cards
Special Series 05: Festival Collection 6
Special Series 09: CLAN SELECTION PLUS Vol.1 7
V Special Series 02: V CLAN COLLECTION Vol.2 7
V Special Series 04: V CLAN COLLECTION Vol.4 7

List of Shadow Paladin Cards

Grade 0

Card Name Race Type
Abyss Grail Angel Heal Trigger
Abyss Healer Angel Heal Trigger
Belial Owl High Beast Critical Trigger/Sentinel
Crisis Revenger, Fritz Human
Dark Shield, Mac Lir Human Draw Trigger/Sentinel
Darkside Trumpeter Angel Critical Trigger
Death Feather Eagle High Beast Critical Trigger
Dragprince, Rute Elf
Dragwizard, Babd Elf Draw Trigger
Fullbau High Beast
Grim Revenger Demon Critical Trigger
Howl Owl High Beast Draw Trigger
Promising Knight, David Human

Grade 1

Card Name Race Type
Abyss Router Angel
Abyssal Owl High Beast
Apocalypse Bat Ghost
Black Sage, Charon Giant
Black-winged Swordbreaker Angel
Blaster Dagger Human
Blaster Javelin Human
Blue Espada Dragon Abyss Dragon
Calvary Feather Dragon Abyss Dragon
Cherishing Knight, Branwen Human
Cold-blooded Witch, Luba Elf
Coolbau High Beast
Dark Armor Revenger, Rinnal Human
Dead Armor Dragon Abyss Dragon
Defitbau High Beast
Demon World Castle, Endefort Golem
Dragwizard, Knies Elf
Ensnaring Mage, Conohr Elf
Fear Sword Dragon Abyss Dragon
Foldbau High Beast
Freezing Witch, Bendi Elf
Frontline Revenger, Claudas Human
Gururubau High Beast
Hardship Sage, Decron Giant
Heritmyu High Beast
Malefaction Hunter, Macdobar Elf
Inflexible Arrow, Muorda Elf
Invest Falcon High Beast
Knight of Accomplishment, Dilaelt Human
Knight of Blinking Slash, Grite Human
Knight of Darkness, Rugos Human
Perennial Knight, Rimmon Human
Knight of Machinations, Abagdo Human
Knight of Old Grudges, Matholuh Human
Knight of Resistance, Limwris Human Sentinel
Strict Order Knight, Liuails Human
Lacerate Crescent Angel
Mage of Entwined Roots, Awalgin Elf
Manibau High Beast
Nightmare Painter Sylph
Self-Control Revenger, Rakia Human
Shadowshifter Dragon Abyss Dragon
Skull Witch, Nemain Elf
Transient Revenger, Masquerade Human
Wily Revenger, Mana Elf
Witch of Extirpation, Bheara Elf Sentinel
Witch of Nostrum, Arianrhod Elf

Grade 2

Card Name Race Type
Abstruse Knight, Golmarc Human
Barrier Troop Revenger, Dorint Human
Blaster Axe Human
Blaster Dark Human
Blaster Rapier Human
Cursed Lancer Human
Damp Hood Dragon Abyss Dragon
Dark Bond Trumpeter Angel
Dark Cloak Revenger, Tartu Human
Darkness Maiden, Macha Human
Darkpride Dragon Abyss Dragon
Darkside Pegasus High Beast
Dragfighter, Meadow Human
Dragwizard, Liafail Elf
Dragwizard, Morfessa Human
Dragwizard, Buagriu Elf
Fallen Dive Eagle High Beast
Gapecleave Dragon Abyss Dragon
Gigantech Enforcer Giant
Gloomy Crescent Angel
Impetuous Knight, Ferdiad Human
Jammer Intruder Human
Knight of Authority, Demne Human
Knight of Entrancement, Cailte Human
Knight of Ferocity, Macmorna Human
Knight of Fighting Spirit, Dordona Human
Mage of Destruction, Feidlech Elf
Mage of Intensity, Math Elf
Morion Spear Dragon Abyss Dragon
Nullity Revenger, Masquerade Human
Overcoming Revenger, Rukea Human
Productive Witch, Neness Elf
Reclusive Knight, Aengus Giant
Refusal Mage, Bregis Elf
Sharp Fang Witch, Fodla Elf
Solbau High Beast
Spalbau High Beast
Tragic Knight, Cathbad Human
Triple Dark Armor Human
Witch of Calamity, Emer Elf
Witch of Iron Chains, Ness Elf
Witch of Reality, Femme Elf

Grade 3

Card Name Race Type
Astral Chain Dragon Abyss Dragon Heal Guardian
Astute Knight, Baddaden Human
Claret Sword Dragon Abyss Dragon Force
Danger-lunge Dragon Abyss Dragon Force
Dark Mage, Badhabh Caar Elf Force
Dark Metal Dragon Abyss Dragon Force
Dragdriver, Luard Elf Force
Dragheart, Luard Elf Force
Fiend Light of Insincerity, Sechnaill Demon
Fiery Knight, Loeg Human
Gust Blaster Dragon Abyss Dragon Force
Illusionary Revenger, Mordred Phantom Elf Force
Knight of Foolhardiness, Lughaid Human Force
Knight of Exhaustion, Ireged Human
Knight of Severity, Dubdrenn Human Force
Mesmerizing Witch, Fianna Elf Force
Onyx Dust Dragon Abyss Dragon Force
Phantom Blaster Dragon Abyss Dragon Force
Phantom Blaster Overlord Abyss Dragon Force
Pulverize Knight, Daman Human Force
Revenger, Raging Fall Dragon "Яeverse" Abyss Dragon Force
Revenger, Raging Form Dragon Abyss Dragon Force
Shadow Blaze Dragon Abyss Dragon Force
The Dark Dictator Human Force
Witch of Sculptured Group, Annelyn Elf Force