Cardfight #63: Witch Shadow Paladin Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #63 sees us pit our friend’s Witch Shadow Paladin deck, played by ZaCaptain, against Dempster’s Blue Storm Aqua Force deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Witch deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Blue Storm deck, click here.

Take note that this build is one that is used for this cardfight. Changes may have been already made at this point in time by the owner. You are welcome to learn from this deck profile, if you are looking to build one, but we highly encourage you to build yours to fit you.

First Vanguard
Witch of Banquets, Lir

4 Black Crow Witch, Eine (Critical)
4 Witch of Black Doves, Goewin (Critical)
4 Lizard Witch, Aife (Draw)
4 Witch of Black Cats, Milcra (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
2 Witch’s Familiar, Kuroma
2 Witch of Nostrum, Arianrhod
4 Witch of Precious Stones, Dana
1 Cherishing Knight, Branwen
4 Karma Collector (Sentinel)

Grade 2s:-
4 Inspection Witch, Deirdre
2 Dark Night Maiden, Macha
3 Witch of Reality, Femme
3 Witch of Intelligence, Dehtail

Grade 3s:-
4 Mesmerizing Witch, Fianna
1 Sharp Fang Witch, Fodla
3 Cultus Witch, Rias

Strides and G Guardians:-
1 Rain Element, Madew
1 Snow Element, Blizza
1 Dark Knight, Grim Recruiter
4 Witch Queen of Transfiguration, Sinclair
1 Dark Dragon, Distress Dragon
4 Dark Dragon, Phantom Blaster “Diablo”
4 Dark Knight, Ludvik (G-Guardian)


  • I will not be commenting on how the deck was built, as it belonged to a friend of ours. So this part will focus more on how this deck is played.
  • The focus of the deck is to get your opponent’s Grade 0s out on the field. There are two ways to do it. Call from the drop zone or from the deck. Opponents will be aware of what they are up against, and they will do whatever it takes to make sure they can deny you your ability to call from the drop zone. That’s where units like Fianna, Dehtail and Rias will come in.
  • The deck does suffer slightly from a lack of hand size, so Kuroma and Fianna’s 3rd skill to draw will help, if you are unable to stride, although Kuroma requires your opponent to have two Grade 0s.
  • It is sad to say that this deck, in its current state, has it very hard against today’s decks. Your opponent still gets to choose whether to call a unit from Dehtail’s skill, and what to call from Fianna’s Legion skill. That means that units like Encourage Angel can deny you of your needed Grade 0s with its skill. In such situations, you’ll need to come up with Plan C for all that you do with this deck.
  • Those usually come in your strides. Using them situationally will benefit you in the long run. Considering all pre-requisites are met, Sinclair can deny your opponent of their G-Guardians, while forcing them to use their Counterblasts, while Phantom Blaster Dragon will force your opponent’s Perfect Guards while forcing him to retire his units. You can play any strides of your choosing. but as you can see with Distress Dragon, things can get very fun.
  • All in all, a Shadow Paladin Witch deck will test your awareness of your opponent’s field. As long as you stay informed of the state of the field, you can go far with this deck, even in this day of Vanguard.

As always, if you have any queries, comments or suggestions, feel free to let me, Dempster or Leon know. If you like this and would like to see more Vanguard content that we have come up with, feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us here on our blog. You can keep up to date on all of our releases on Twitter@CrossboneVGs, and on our Facebook page. You can also support us over at Patreon, where we have some awesome perks available for you guys.

Stand up, my Vanguard!
– ZaCaptain

Cardfight #63: Witch Shadow Paladin Deck Profile

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