The Black Knight, also known as the SwordMan, is an enemy in Final Fantasy IV. It is an undead enemy and may be harmed with curative magic. It has high Attack and Defense, but is not much of a threat as Fire-elemental equipment can be found earlier in the dungeon. Black Knights usually travel in pairs or fours.

Stats[edit | edit source]


Easy Type

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Black Knight appears as an enemy.

Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

These knights are cursed to think but a single thought for all time--none shall pass.


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Black Knights are fought in Fabul Waterway. They use Rabid Fire and drop the Diamond Sword.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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. In some legends, black knights were reputed to be nigh-invincible in combat.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

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