This monster can only be Ritual Summoned with the Ritual Spell Card "White Dragon Ritual." You must also Tribute monsters whose total Levels equal 4 or more from the field or your hand. When this monster attacks a face-down Defense Position monster, destroy the face-down monster with this card's effect without flipping it face-up or damage calculation. You can Tribute this card to Special Summon 1 "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" from your hand or your Deck. ("Blue-Eyes White Dragon" cannot attack during that turn.)
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Date Reviewed - May 04, 2010
Paladin of White Dragon, a Level 4, Light
attributed, Dragon type monster, who is also,
unfortunately, a Ritual. This card would be beyond
amazing if it was just an Effect monster. We have
1900 attack which is good (yet meaningless) and 1200
Now, when Paladin of White Dragon attacks a face
down Defense monster, destroy that monster
immediately using this cards effect without flipping
it face up. This is obviously good as you're pretty
much eliminating whatever was down. Also, you don't
You can tribute this card to Special Summon one
Blue Eyes White Dragon from your Hand or Deck,
although the Blue Eyes cannot attack during that
turn, so this is likely something you want to do at
the end of your turn. Anyway, this is obviously
geared for Blue Eyes and his own Deck. If you're
playing that Deck for fun, I'm still not sure I'd
waste the cards for this, Blue Eyes does have some
support after all.
Paladin of White Dragon …
An interesting card … especially as of late now with
the Ritual Fiends at your disposal … Back in the day
when people were dead set on making a Blue Eyes deck
work, this card was something to contend with. But
then again, 1900 ATK at the time was something of a
rarity on a 4 star monster, and this Paladin could
do a lot of the heavy lifting on his own, even
without getting a Blue Eyes involved. Most
non-tribute monsters couldn’t face him in battle, so
face-down DEF was their only option, and he’d
demolish them in that state. And, then of course –
his ability to bring out Blue Eyes.
Nowadays? Well the scape of the game is different,
but I still believe a dedicated Blue Eyes deck could
find a place for him. Plus with the helpful
shortcutting of the Ritual Fiends? I think the
Paladin could be a lot of fun and borderline useful.
Paladin of White Dragon:
With all of the face-down monsters being played
right now (Ryko, GK Spy, Hamster), I actually
considered throwing a few of these guys into a
ritual deck with relinquished. Of course, that
didn't really pan out the way I had hoped. Anyway,
this guy would have been a great (and usable) card
if they had just made him an effect monster instead
of a Ritual. Instead he gets thrown into the "for
fun only" pile. Also, I hate the art, it looks like
hes riding the Michelin Man.
Best case scenario for Paladin: You summon Manju
(gain the Ritual). You then spend Manju + another
card in hand to get out Paladin. Paladin kills a
face-down monster and then you get BEWD.
In this best case scenario you have netted an
even trade. While brilliant new Ritual support is
slowly being released (allowing you to remove the
Ritual spell or the Djinn monsters), most of it
doesn't apply to older Ritual monsters.
Compare Paladin to a monster like Demise or the
new Herald of Perfection and it simply does not
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