"Shadow Paladin" (シャドウパラディン Shadō Paradin) is a clan from the nation of United Sanctuary. 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.
Being the dark counterpart to Royal Paladin, Shadow Paladin focuses on Superior Calling rear-guards from the deck, however instead of drawing strength from allies those rear-guards are used as sacrifices to gain strength. Shadow Paladin retires their own rear-guards to greatly increase their Vanguard's [Power] while also retiring the opponent's rear-guards to weaken their field, to that end they use rear-guards with low [Power] that can be called for low costs which can then be used as fodder, or generate resources to recover the losses from sacrificing their own allies.