The Knight job is generally seen as an upgrade to the Warrior, but lacks the strict offensive focus of the job, gaining supportive abilities.
Knights are characterized by equipping swords, daggers, knight swords, shields, and heavy armor, and having high physical stats. Knights normally appear clad in heavy armor and battle circlets. A Knight can use Cover to protect his team, as well as low-rank White Magic.
Overtime, within the development of the series, several variations on the Knight job have emerged, taking on various fields of specialty and playing on its hybridization of roles.
- Paladins are holy-aligned knights with greater defensive and supportive abilities, functioning essentially as a higher level Knight.
- Dark Knights are the opposites of Paladins, wielding dark magic and forsaking defense and health for powerful attacks and offensive positions.
- The Mystic Knight can imbue his blade with both White and Black Magic to attach status and elemental effects to his attack.
- Dragoons, or "Dragon Knights", wield spears and use Jump skills.
The Knight is a job received from the Fire Crystal. It can equip swords, knight swords and heavy armor, and uses Cover and level 1 White Magic to protect its comrades.
When the Wind Crystal shatters, the Knight job class is granted to the party. The class focuses on strong attacks and defending abilities.
Lightning's downloadable scenario, Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess, give her a menagerie of new roles, mostly to relate to the 'mythic' theme of her current predicament. Of these, Knight is her Sentinel analogue, reducing damage received and giving her the Immortality ability, effectively blocking all damage.
The Knight job is available early on and is a good physical attacker and uses abilities targeted at a foe's stats and equipment. It can wield heavy armor, swords and the very powerful knight swords, and learns abilities to equip them outside of the job.
Class First moogle of the Cranberry Knights represents the Knight job class.
The Knight is one of the four initial jobs. It is obtained by defeating Argent Heinkel. It specializes in swords and shields and its abilities involve improving physical and magical attack and defense.
The Paladin job is named Knight in the Japanese version. The chapters are named after the jobs, and when saving at the end of the Paladin chapter, the chapter is mistitled "The Knight". Gawain is a Paladin, and when he first appears in battle his name appears as "Knight", however the Japanese name is "Burtgang Knight" with "Knight" written as 騎士 (Kishi?).
Morrow gets an alternate costume based on the Knight job from the "Phantom Beast Great Decisive Battle!" event. The costume can only be seen when Morrow is equipped with the "Knight Equipment" accessory, and provides a 40% boost to max HP and 90 to attack power.
The Knight is a class with very high defense and moderate attack power. It wields an arsenal of offensive abilities.
To represent the original Final Fantasy, the Warrior class was chosen to be a character. He is simply named the Warrior of Light. During EX Mode, his class is upgraded to the Knight, which grants him defensive blessings and holy swords that attack his opponent are summoned during his combos.
In the Duel Colosseum, when selected, the Knight job card increases the card selection area by one. Effect is lost after losing a battle or when the card is no longer selected.
The Knight job card reappears in the new Labyrinth mode, and increases the card selection area by one while in effect.
The Warrior of Light's new alternate outfit as a Warrior's EX Mode is based on the original Final Fantasy incarnation of the Knight.
The Knight is also an advanced job that can be selected for a character in the player's party for Quick Battle, Friend Cards, or wireless matches. As an advanced job, the Knight is unlocked by an earlier character passing along the Warrior or White Mage job to the next party member with the other job. The Knight grants +2 ATK and DEF.
The massive sword of this seasoned warrior proves that size does indeed matter.
The Knight is a character available to the party. He uses the Critical ability during battle, and is unlocked at level 12.
These valiant warriors take the brunt of enemy attacks. Their hardiness makes them among the most durable members of any party, and with abilities that enable them to protect their allies, they can help keep the entire party on their feet.
Knight appears as a recruitable character. He is unlocked after completing the Chaos Shrine on Classic in the world of the original Final Fantasy as the First Time Reward. Knight reuses the sprite from Final Fantasy All the Bravest.
His initial Soul Break is Knight's Shield I which at the expense of one Soul gauge segment raises user's Defense for a short time. The helm Diamond Helm (III) can grant Knight with Knight's Shield II Soul Break which at the expense of two Soul gauge segments raises user's Defense for a short time.
He can equip accessories.
Knights are balanced in offense and defense and specialize in defensive abilities that can be used for guarding. Their initial usable equipment types are swords and pavises, though they can equip Bucklers as well. Knight's are proficient in sword skills and thus, have a lower load as a result. Their unique ability is Provoke, which increases malice in enemies in an area around the Knight (making enemies more likely to attack them).
Knights from the Final Fantasy III 3D version and Final Fantasy Grandmasters appear on Triple Triad cards in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.
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- Cyan Garamonde's job wasn't listed within the Super Nintendo version of the North American Final Fantasy VI. It was removed. Within the Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, his job is given as Knight. The English Game Boy Advance version retained the job titles and Cyan is a Samurai.