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Dark Knights are warriors of the dark blade. Their Soul Eater ability allows them to convert their life into extra damage.
—In-game description

The Dark Knight (まけんし, Makenshi?, lit. Demon Swordsman" or "Magic Swordsman) is a Job class obtained from the Water Crystal in Final Fantasy III. They are trained to harness the negative energies that flow throughout the world. The dark blades they wield are very effective against monsters that divide and multiply. In the original NES release of the game, the Dark Knight could cast White Magic similar to a Paladin.

AbilitiesEdit

NES VersionEdit

White Magic Level
Cure 1
Poisona 1
Sight 1
Toad 2
Mini 2
Cura 3
Teleport 3
Blindna 3

3D VersionsEdit

The Dark Knight sacrifices 20% its current HP to attack all enemies, which can be useful for defeating enemies who multiply, and is at full damage no matter whether the Dark Knight is in front/back row. It can be used as a way to dispatch multiple enemies at once, but will not as useful for the bosses the later dungeons the party face. Souleater's maximum damage will reach 11350+.

Its damage is calculated using the following formula:

Damage Inflicted = Weapon Attack x 5 + JobLv x 10 + Current HP x 0.9

StatsEdit

Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd
NES Version 3D Versions
1 20 20 10 2 3 1 5 5 5 5 5
10 26 26 14 7 8 10 10 10 10 10 10
20 31 31 18 12 12 20 17 15 17 15 15
30 37 37 22 17 17 30 24 20 24 20 20
40 42 42 26 21 22 40 31 24 31 24 24
50 48 48 30 26 27 50 38 29 38 29 29
60 53 53 34 31 31 60 44 34 44 34 34
70 59 59 38 36 36 70 51 38 51 38 38
80 64 64 42 41 41 80 58 43 58 43 43
90 70 70 46 46 46 90 65 48 65 48 48
99 75 75 50 50 50 99 71 52 71 52 52

MP GrowthEdit

Level Lv.1 Lv.2 Lv.3 Lv.4 Lv.5 Lv.6 Lv.7 Lv.8
NES Version
1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
20 8 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
30 9 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
40 10 6 6 0 0 0 0 0
50 11 7 6 0 0 0 0 0
60 12 7 7 0 0 0 0 0
70 12 8 8 0 0 0 0 0
80 13 9 8 0 0 0 0 0
90 13 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
99 14 10 9 0 0 0 0 0

EquipmentEdit

In the Famicom version the Dark Knight had a much more limited equipment list, only being able to equip Dark Blades, Moonring Blade, Ragnarok, Ribbon, Demon Equipment, Genji Equipment, and Crystal Equipment.

WeaponsEdit

Name Attack Other Bonuses Element Special Effect
Daggers
Knife 8
Dagger 9
Mythril Knife 14
Spark Dagger 23 +2 Agility Lightning
Main Gauche 35 +3 Agility
Poison Dagger 40 +4 Agility Inflicts Poison.
Swords
Golden Sword 5
Longsword 10
Mythril Sword 17
Tyfring 28
Salamand Sword 30 Fire Casts Fire when used.
Freezing Blade 32 Ice Casts Blizzard when used.
Serpent Sword 25 Lightning
Royal Sword 50
Blood Sword 55 Absorbs a fraction of damage dealt.
Ancient Sword 80 Inflicts Paralysis.
Defender 95 +5 Vitality Casts Protect when used.
Break Blade 125 Inflicts Gradual Petrification.
Ragnarok 140 +5 to all stats
Ultima Weapon 155 +15 to all stats
Dark Blades
Ashura 100 Effective against multiplying enemies.
Kotetsu 105 Effective against multiplying enemies.
Kiku-ichimonji 115 Effective against multiplying enemies.
Masamune 132 +10 Agility Effective against multiplying enemies.
Murakumo 140 +20 Agility Ultimate equipment from the Legendary Smith. Effective against multiplying enemies.

ArmorEdit

Name Defense Magic Defense Other Bonuses Special Effects
Head
Leather Cap 1 1
Mythril Helm 4 3
Shell Helm 6 5
Ice Helm 10 6
Feathered Hat 10 16 +2 Agility
Ribbon 23 20 Protects against all status ailments.
Genji Helm 24 15
Crystal Helm 31 17
Body
Vest 1 1
Rusty Mail 1 1
Leather Armor 3 1
Mythril Armor 10 3
Shell Armor 18 9
Ice Armor 20 9
Flame Mail 21 11
Demon Mail 38 17
Genji Armor 44 22
Crystal Mail 55 24
Arm
Bronze Bracers 1 1
Mythril Gloves 3 1
Gauntlets 8 4 +1 Strength and +1 Vitality
Power Bracers 13 9 +2 Strength and +2 Vitality
Diamond Gloves 15 7 +3 Strength and +3 Vitality
Protect Ring 18 18 +2 to all stats
Genji Gloves 20 14 +4 Strength and +4 Agility
Crystal Gloves 40 18 +4 Strength and +4 Vitality
Shield
Leather Shield 2 1 Protects against some status ailments.
Mythril Shield 3 3 Protects against some status ailments.
Ice Shield 6 4 Protects against some status ailments.
Demon Shield 12 8 Protects against some status ailments.
Genji Shield 18 13 Protects against some status ailments.
Crystal Shield 20 15 Protects against some status ailments.

Other AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

FF3 Dark Knight N I Artniks

Ingus appears as a Rank N Dark Knight card in Final Fantasy Artniks. The Dark Knight appears as a character card.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Dark Knight appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with Ice-, Earth-, and Lightning-elemental cards. All four playable characters from the 3D remakes are represented.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]Dark knights, also known as black knights, were a minority group of knights who refused to serve lords or kings. Instead they either looted and raided, hunted bounties, or lived off the charity from the more humble folk, in much the same manner as a Japanese ronin. As they had no master, and thus no squire, they would paint their armor a signature black color to prevent rust and damage. Dark knights were considered by many a necessary evil, as they would protect villages and lesser people from invaders and bandits, but would also cause problems in the regions they dwelt in to sustain themselves.

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