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Dark Knight (暗黒騎士, Ankoku Kishi?) is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. It has abilities that focus on delivering damage to opponents using the darkness to drain their HP or MP, and also can attack sacrificing their own HP to inflict more damage. It costs 6,900 JP to master.

In the original PlayStation version, Dark Knight was Gaffgarion's exclusive job. His job has since been renamed to Fell Knight. While his two abilities, Shadowblade and Duskblade, appear identical to Sanguine Sword and Infernal Strike, Gaffgarion's variants are slightly more powerful.

Dark Knight is the only standard job in the game, other than the Knight, able to wield Knight Swords. They also have access to their own exclusive weapon type, called Fell Swords, which can only be obtained in Melee and Rendezvous.

The Dark Knight possess the highest attack power of any standard job, it is also the only job in the game with 0% C-EV.

See also: Dark Knight


This warrior exchanges life for power, using Darkness to disintegrate all who stand before him.
Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
Master Knight
Master Black Mage
Level 8 Dragoon
Level 8 Samurai
Level 8 Ninja
Level 8 Geomancer
Hidden: Kill 20 enemies (see note below)
Swords, Fell Swords, Axe, Knight Swords, Flails Helmets Armor, Robes, Clothes Yes

Note: The unit must land the killing blow on twenty enemies, and they must die (their death counter must run out during battle, and the enemy must turn into a crystal or treasure chest). Each party member has its own hidden kill count.

Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 3 8 0% High Average Low Average



Main article: Darkness (Tactics)

Darkness is the Dark Knight's skillset. To use the Darkness abilities the Dark Knight must be equipped with a sword. The skillset includes varying damaging sword attacks.

Support AbilitiesEdit

Name Description JP Needed
HP Boost Increase maximum HP by 20 percent. 2000
Vehemence Increase attack power by 50 percent and decrease defensive power by 50 percent. 400

Movement AbilitiesEdit

Male UnitsEdit

Name Description JP Needed
Jump +3 Increase Jump by 3. 1000

Female UnitsEdit

Name Description JP Needed
Move +3 Increase Movement by 3. 1000

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit



[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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