- See also: Dark Knight
The Dark Knight (暗黒騎士, Ankoku Kishi?) is a job class 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 class. His class 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 class in the game, other than the Knight, able to wield Knight Swords. They also have access to their own exclusive class weapon, called Fell Swords, which can only be obtained in Melee and Rendezvous.
The Dark Knight possess the highest attack power of any standard class.
This warrior exchanges life for power, using Darkness to disintegrate all who stand before him.
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 box). 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|
Dark knight job command. Cursed sword techniques cut down the foe.
Note: Units must be equipped with a sword to use these abilities.
The amount of HP/MP drained is as follows:
The amount of damage done by Crushing Blow is as follows:
The damage for Abyssal Blade and Unholy Sacrifice is as follows:
The BF Factor that determines damage for Abyssal Blade and Unholy Sacrifice is:
- If using a knight's sword: (Bravery/100) [damage reduced if Bravery < 100]
- If using a fell sword:([100-Faith]/100) [damage reduced if Faith > 0]
- If using a regular sword: 1
|Sanguine Sword||Absorb HP from the target.|
|Infernal Strike||Absorb MP from the target.|
|Crushing Blow||Inflict damage with a sinister sword.|
|Abyssal Blade||Sacrifice own HP to deal damage to others, with the nearest units suffering the most damage.|
|Unholy Sacrifice||Sacrifice own HP to deal extensive damage to all units in range.|
|HP Boost||Increase maximum HP by 20 percent.||2000|
|Vehemence||Increase attack power by 50 percent and decrease defensive power by 50 percent.||400|
|Jump +3||Increase Jump by 3.||1000|
|Move +3||Increase Movement by 3.||1000|
- The Dark Knight is the only class in the game with 0% C-EV.
- Crushing Blow shares the same animation effect to Templar's Vengeance.
- Abyssal Blade shares the same animation effect to Monk's Shockwave (the ground burst).
|Final Fantasy Tactics Jobs|
|Squire - Chemist - Knight - Archer - White Mage - Black Mage - Monk - Thief - Mystic - Time Mage - Geomancer - Dragoon - Orator - Summoner - Samurai - Ninja - Arithmetician - Dancer - Bard - Mime|
|Holy Knight - Machinist - Skyseer - Netherseer - Divine Knight - Sword Saint - Templar - Dragonkin - Soldier - Astrologer - Cleric - Princess|
|Ark Knight - Assassin - Celebrant - Fell Knight - Rune Knight - Nightblade - Sorcerer|
|Cardinal - Commoner - Duke - Duke - Elder - False Saint - Grand Duke - High Confessor - Viscount - Witch of the Coven|
|The War of the Lions Jobs|
|Dark Knight - Onion Knight - Sky Pirate - Game Hunter - Deathknight|