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Dark Knight (暗黒騎士, Ankoku Kishi?, lit. Darkness Knight), is a job which makes its debut in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. It requires no base class and begins at level 30, unlocked by completing the quest "Our End" offered by an Ishgardian Citizen at The Pillars (13, 8).

ProfileEdit

The pious Ishgardian clergy guide the flock, and the devout knights protect the weak. Yet even the holiest of men succumb to the darkest of temptations.
None dare to administer justice to these sacrosanct elite residing outside the reach of the law. Who, then, defends the feeble from the transgressions of those meant to guide and protect them?
A valiant few take up arms to defend the downtrodden, and not even the holy priests and knights can escape their judgment. Pariahs in their own land, they are known by many as "dark knights".
These sentinels bear no shields declaring their allegiance. Instead, their greatswords act as beacons to guide the meek through darkness.

Dark Knight is a tank job, with similar abilities to Paladins and Warriors. The job wields greatswords. In battle, Dark Knights use magicks to infuse their blades with the powers of darkness to strike down their enemies and defend their allies. Like with other jobs introduced in the expansion, Dark Knight has no base class and starts at level 30, but requires players to complete the main story quest up through the quest "Before the Dawn" before it can be unlocked.

StoryEdit

After the citizen tells the Adventurer about Dark Knights, they eventually discover Fray. Confident that the Adventurer has the potential to become a great Dark Knight using the darkness within them, Fray instructs them to go on various heroic tasks and bring out the darkness within them. Later on, after helping innocents from the Amal'jaa in Eastern Thanalan, Fray tells the Adventurer that while they are close, they are not fit for the job, although they do not completely give up.
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EquipmentEdit

Dark Knights share armor and accessories with Gladiator and Marauders, with the exception of specific artifact gear. They wield two-handed greatswords in battle.

AbilitiesEdit

ActionsEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast TP Cost Range Radius Class (Job) Affinity
Hard Slash
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1 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 70 3y 0y DRK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Shadowskin
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2 Ability Instant 90s 0 0y 0y DRK
Reduces damage taken by 20%.
Duration: 20s
Spinning Slash
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4 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y DRK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity.
Combo Action: Hard Slash, Combo Potency: 220.
Scourge
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6 Ability Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y DRK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Damage over time with a Potency of 40 for 18s (30s with trait).
(combined total potency of 500 with trait)
Unleash
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8 Ability Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be N/A (MP cost) 0y 5y DRK
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity.
Low Blow
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10 Weaponskill Instant 25s 0 3y 0y DRK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Stun Duration: 5s (PvP 3s).
Additional Effect: 30% chance that next parry will reset the recast timer.
Syphon Strike
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12 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y DRK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Hard Slash, Combo Potency: 250
Combo Bonus: Restores MP
Unmend
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15 Spell Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be N/A (MP cost) 15y 0y DRK
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity.
Additional Effect: 30% chance that next Unleash will cost no MP.
Duration 15s.
Blood Weapon
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18 Ability Instant 40s 0 0y 0y DRK
Increases attack speed by 10% and converts physical damage dealt into MP.
Duration: 15s.
Cannot be used while under the effect of Grit.
Reprisal
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22 Weaponskill Instant 30s 0 3y 0y DRK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 210.
Can only be used immediately after parrying an attack.
Additional Effect: Lowers target's damage dealt by 10% for 20s.
Power Slash
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26 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y DRK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Combo Action: Spinning Slash, Combo Potency: 300
Dark Arts Combo Effect: Increased enmity.
Dark Arts fades upon execution.
Grit
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30 Ability Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be N/A (MP cost) 0y 0y DRK
Reduces damage received by 20%, while lowering damage dealt by 20% and increasing enmity
Also increases chance to hit by 5%.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Darkside
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30Complete the quest Ishgardian Justice Ability Instant 5s N/A (MP cost) 0y 0y DRK
MP is slowly drained while increasing damage dealt by 15%. MP refreshing statuses have no effect.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Dark Dance
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34 Ability Instant 60s 0 0y 0y DRK
Increases parry rate by 20%*30% with Enhanced Dark Dance at 44. Can only be executed while succumbing to the Darkside.
Duration: 20s
Dark Arts Effect: Evasion increased by 20%
Dark Arts fades upon execution.
Blood Price
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35Complete the quest The Voice in the Abyss Ability Instant 40s 0 0y 0y DRK
Restores partial MP when damage is taken.
Duration: 15s
Souleater
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38 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 0 3y 0y DRK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Syphon Strike, Combo Potency: 260
Dark Arts Potency: 240
Dark Arts Combo Potency: 400
Grit Effect: Absorbs 50%*100% with Soul Devourer at 48 of damage dealt as HP.
Dark Arts fades upon execution.
Dark Passenger
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40Complete the quest Heroic Reprise Ability Instant 30s N/A (MP cost) 10y 0y DRK
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Can only be used when succumbing to the Darkside.
Dark Arts Potency: 250
Dark Arts Effect: Blind. Duration: 15s.
Dark Arts fades upon execution.
Dark Mind
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42 Ability Instant 60s 0 0y 0y DRK
Reduces magic vulnerability by 15%. Can only be used when succumbing to the Darkside.
Duration: 10s.
Dark Arts Effect: Increase magic vulnerability reduction to 30%.
Dark Arts fades upon execution.
Dark Arts
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45Complete the quest Declaration of Blood Ability Instant 5s N/A (MP cost) 0y 0y DRK
Attune with the darkness within you, increasing the potency of several actions. Can only be used when succumbing to the Darkside. Effect fades if Darkside is canceled.
Duration: 10s
Shadow Wall
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46 Ability Instant 180s 0 0y 0y DRK
Reduces damage taken by 30%.
Duration: 10s
Delirium
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50 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y DRK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Syphon Strike, Combo Potency: 280
Combo Bonus: Reduces target's INT by 10% for 20s.
Effect does not stack with Dragon Kick.
Living Dead
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50Complete the quest Our Answer Ability Instant 300s 0 0y 0y DRK
Grants the effect of Living Dead. When HP is reduced to 0 while under the effect of Living Dead, instead of becoming KO'd, your status will change to Walking Dead.
Living Dead Duration: 10s
While under the effect of Walking Dead, most attacks will not lower your HP below 1. If, before the Walking Dead timer runs out, HP is 100% restored, the effect will fade. If 100% is not restored, you will be KO'd.
Walking Dead Duration: 10s
Salted Earth
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52Complete the quest The Knight and the Maiden Fair Ability Instant 45s 0 15y 0y DRK
Creates a patch of salted earth, dealing unaspected damage with a potency of 75 to any enemies who enter.
Duration: 21s
(combined total potency of 525 per target)
Plunge
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54Complete the quest Kindred Spirits Ability Instant 30s 0 15y 0y DRK
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 200.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Abyssal Drain
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56Complete the quest Original Sins Spell Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be N/A (MP cost) 15y 0y DRK
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 120 to target and enemies near it.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Dark Arts Effect: Absorbs 100% of damage dealt as HP.
Dark Arts fades upon execution.
Sole Survivor
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58Complete the quest The Flame in the Abyss Ability Instant 120s N/A (MP cost) 25y 0y DRK
Marks the target with the status Another Victim. If that target should be KO'd in battle, 20% of your maximum HP and MP will be restored.
Duration: 15s
Carve and Spit
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60Complete the quest Absolution Ability Instant 60s 60 3y 0y DRK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. Also restores MP if used while not under the effect of Dark Arts.
Dark Arts Potency: 450
Dark Arts fades upon execution.

TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Enhanced Vitality
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8 Increases vitality by 2.
Enhanced Vitality
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8 Increases damage reduction granted by Shadowskin to 20%.
Enhanced Vitality II
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16 Increases vitality by 4.
Clean Weapon
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20 Shortens Blood Weapon recast time to 40 seconds.
Enhanced Vitality III
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24 Increases vitality by 6.
Hasty Reprisal
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28 Shortens Reprisal recast time to 30 seconds.
Enhanced Scourge
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32 Extends Scourge duration to 30 seconds.
Low Blows
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36 Grants a 30% chance that your next parry will reset the Low Blow recast timer.
Enhanced Unmend
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40 Grants a 30% chance that after casting Unmend your next Unleash will require no MP. Duration: 15s
Enhanced Dark Dance
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44 Improves Dark Dance parry rate increase to 30%.
Soul Devourer
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48 Increases Souleater absorb HP effect to 100% of damage inflicted

Cross-classEdit

Dark Knight can cross-class abilities from Marauder and Gladiator.

PvP ActionsEdit

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