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Paladin of Photon Dragon
You can Ritual Summon this card with "Luminous Dragon Ritual". You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 1 "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" from your hand or Deck. When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: Draw 1 card.
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3 is average.
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Date Reviewed - Feb. 10, 2014
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Paladin of Photon Dragon (remember Paladin of
White Dragon?) well this is the better version, for
a better Monster, if you hadn't figured that out
yet. Ritual shouldn't make you immediately think
this card is crap. It actually makes it rather fun
to use. Why we're wasting a day tomorrow to review
the Magic card with this I don't know, but it lets
you remove itself from the Graveyard (along with the
necessary Monster(s) to Summon this card too. It's
versatile, 1900 attack and Light are great (for
Level 4) and the Warrior doesn't hurt either. A
simple Tribute to Special Summon Galaxy Eyes from
your Deck or Hand (ignoring the normal Summoning
conditions) is good. Plus if you feel like or have
to keep this guy on the Field, each time it destroys
an opponent's Monster, you Draw one card. It might
be harder than it seems to utilize, despite the
evidence saying otherwise, but I'd try one in the
Paladin of Photon Dragon
You can Ritual Summon this card with "Luminous
Dragon Ritual". You can Tribute this card; Special
Summon 1 "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" from your hand
or Deck. When this card destroys an opponent's
monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard:
Draw 1 card.
Hurray! A new Ritual Monster! Paladin of Photon
Dragon is a new Ritual Monster used by Kaito in the
ZeXal anime. Statwise it is a LIGHT/Warrior and a
Photon monster so it has plenty of support there.
1900 ATK is very good for a level 4, 800 DEF isn’t.
This card is the Photon version of Paladin of
White Dragon, but with a different effect. Instead
of instantly killing Face-Down monsters, this card
draws a card with it destroys a monster in battle.
Drawing cards is always a good thing but, this
monster probably will never be used for than due to
its main effect.
The main effect is you can tribute this card and
you special summon a “Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon"
from your hand or Deck. Able to summon a 3000 ATK
from anywhere is always good, but what makes this
effect even better is that there are no conditions;
No it can only be used in Main Phase 2, the summoned
monster can attack and none of its effects are
negated. Also Paladin of Photon Dragon has another
way of being Ritual Summoned which will be discussed
tomorrow when we look at Luminous Dragon Ritual.
Still this is a Ritual monster, the most
unsupported card type in the whole game, so it has
all the problems associated with this.
Overall a great effect, decent stats but until
more Ritual Support comes, this probably won’t see
Welcome back from the weekend folks, and to a
week that I hopefully won't miss most of. Today we
look at Paladin of Photon Dragon, which follows the
pattern of support for Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon
that mirrors the Blue-Eyes support of a decade ago.
Long-time players likely remember Paladin of
White Dragon, which had very similar stats as this
new card does today. You can tribute either of them
to summon their respective 3000 beater dragons from
the deck. White Dragon lets you destroy face-down
monsters with ease, while this new one lets you draw
a card each time you destroy a monster. That's not
bad, and the 1900 attack can help it happen.
Furthermore, it's a warrior, opening up a multitude
of search options.
But I digress. The reason you WON'T be seeing
either of these is due to that blue border around
the cards. By being Ritual monsters, you will have
to give up at least 3 cards to summon them. Given
how easy it is to summon either of these monsters in
this day and age, that's unacceptable. The only
ritual monster that really sees play anymore is
Herald of Perfection, and there's a reason for that.
Entire decks are based on that card. You will not
sin with this. Take that 3 card investment, make the
XYZ that can summon a Galaxy-Eyes from the deck, and
carry on with your life.
Paladin of Photon Dragon is a decent ritual
monster card. It is a level 4 light warrior type
monster, which there is plenty of support for, and
only needs 4 levels of tribute to ritual summon it.
It also has a very solid 1900 attack value to
coincide with it's lackluster 800 defense value.The
good news is this card makes "Galaxy Eyes Photon
Dragon" more playable then in its previous state.
You can tribute the card to special summon a Galaxy
Eyes Photon Dragon from your Hand or Deck, or you
can choose to just attack and destroy a monster by
battle and draw a card, a nice effect that is
somewhat easy to utilize given the formidable 1900
atk on this monster.
There is nothing game breaking or changing about
this card, but it ad's further support for those who
would like to utilize Galaxy Eyes Photon
Dragon.Paladin of Photon Dragon is a solid tech and
a better than average "rare" card, although it will
never sculpt or alter the meta in any noticeable
Advanced: 2.5/5 (Decent card for it's own archetype,
Mechanic Design: 3.5/5 (Easy to use, versatile, and
it allows you the chance to + resources, not bad at
Art: 4.5/5 (The image looks more powerful than the
card actually allows)
Paladin of Photon Dragon
I love this monster...it's like Paladin of White
dragon but instead lets you summon a Galaxy-Eyes
Photon Dragon instead of a Blue-Eyes White Dragon.
The fact that the monster allows you to draw cards
is pretty cool...it has a decent attribute, being
dragon is epic and 1900 attack is pretty cool. The
only issue this monster has is that it is a ritual
monster. Under normal circumstances it's going to
come to the field as a minus two (the ritual spell
and monster(s) as tribute fodder) but if you're
playing ritual search monster cards or ritual spells
that utilize the graveyard this minus issue is
easily negated & this monster can be summoned by
breaking even using the searcher as tribute fodder.
Drawing cards is always a good thing. How many times
you're going to get this effect if at all...who
knows? This monster would of been game breaking if
it wasn't a ritual and just an effect
monster...sadly we're not that lucky. I like
Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, I love the photon
archetype.... Consistency is key to winning duels,
ritual monsters and ritual spells are often times
too inconsistent to use. The cool thing about this
little ritual monster is its ritual spell card
'Luminous Dragon Ritual'...the fact it allows you to
use it from the graveyard and remove the ritual
material from the graveyard means honestly if you're
playing the appropriate ritual search monsters you
can summon this dude as a plus in many
circumstances. One of the best designed ritual
monsters I've seen... totally worth looking into.
Paladin of Photon Dragon
Does this card remind you of an
In ten years since the original Paladin was
released, Konami has learned a few things. The
attack restriction was a dumb idea, so they removed
it. And now that flip effects aren't as popular as
graveyard effects, “draw 1 card” is a better battle
effect than “destroy the defense position monster”.
On top of that, Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon is an
inherently better monster than Blue-Eyes. But while
I appreciate the nostalgia and the support for
Ritual monsters, it has flaws.
It's a Ritual monster. It relies on a Ritual
Spell. It's useless without that card. You need to
use up 2 cards to summon this (the ritual spell and
the tribute). It's a negative two (-2) card, unless
you gain back that advantage (like destroying a
creature in battle and then summoning the dragon),
but it's still vulnerable to removal cards like
It has merits if you use it wisely, but it still
starts out as a minus two and that's a damning fact.
Ah, the glorious days of the Kaiba Evolution
Starter deck where you summoned Sonic Bird and hoped
you drew Paladin of White Dragon. If you did, you'd
get a Blue-Eyes by the Main Phase 2 and you were
unstoppable! This card, today's card, the card I'm
reviewing, the card you're here to learn about
hearkens back to those days. Kind of.
Hello, my dear guppies, and welcome to Terrorking's
review of Paladin of Photon Dragon. This card is
like Paladin of White Dragon, except you can tribute
it for a GEPD the moment you summon it, so as to
have a Battle Phase. If, for some reason, you don't
want to summon GEPD with it, you can use it to give
yourself a few cards through battle. Or you can make
it, then do battle and draw, and then bring out
Regardless of how you use it, this card isn't bad.
However, it's not very good either. In its own
Photon Archetype you have a better option that lets
you summon GEPD from the same places: Starliege Lord
Galaxion. It's chief advantage over Paladin is not
being a Ritual. So yeah, run that instead of this
Countering Paladin: The only Ritual you should wanna
counter is Fairy-Type.