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Deathknight (デスナイト, Desu Naito?) is an enemy Job in Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. It is used by the undead Argath, when the player fights him in Chapter 4. It is a stronger version of the Fell Knight Job used by Gaffgarion.


Argath's Reborn
A dark knight reborn under the protection of demons. Leeches the souls of enemies with a Fell Sword.
Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
None Swords Helmets, Hats Armor, Robes Yes
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 3 7 15% Average Average High Average


Innate AbilitiesEdit

Fell SwordEdit

Fell knight job command. Entreat the powers of darkness to release energy through one's sword.

Note: Argath must be equipped with a sword to use these abilities.

The damage formula for Fell Sword is as follows:

Physical Attack \times (Weapon strength + PWR)
Name Description Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Duskblade Employ the power of darkness to absorb the target's MP.
Element: Dark.
3 1 Now 500
Shadowblade Employ the power of darkness to absorb the target's HP.
Element: Dark.
3 1 Now 100

Reaction AbilitiesEdit

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Counter Tackle Counterattack with a tackle. Physical Attack 180

Support AbilitiesEdit

Name Description JP Needed
Equip Axe Equip axes, regardless of Job. 170
Beastmaster Add an ability to all monsters in neighboring tiles with an elevation difference of 3h or less. 200
Defend Defend oneself against an attack. Adds the Defend command. 50
JP Boost Increase the amount of JP earned in battle. 200

Movement AbilitiesEdit

Name Description JP Needed
Move +1 Increase Move by 1. 200


In Dungeons & Dragons and other fantasy roleplaying games, a death knight is a mighty warrior animated as an undead creature by the gods of death, evil deities, demon lords, or other malevolent forces.

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