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{{See Also|Dark Knight}}
 
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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Dark Knight (''Final Fantasy III'')}}
[[File:FF3-DarkKnight.png|right|250px]]
 
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{{infobox job
The '''Dark Knight''' (まけんし Makenshi lit. "Demon Fencer" or "Magical Fencer") is a Job class obtained from the [[Water Crystal]] in ''[[Final Fantasy III]]''. This version of the class is distinct from the [[Magic Knight]] familiar in the Famicom game. They are trained to harness the negative energies that flow throughout the world. The dark blades they wield are very effective against monsters that divide and multiply. It should be noted that the Dark Knight has a key difference from its 8-bit counterpart; Magic Knights of the original game were able to cast some White Magic, similar to Paladins.
 
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|name=Dark Knight
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|release=FFIII
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|japanese=まけんし
  +
|romaji=Makenshi
  +
|lit=Magic Swordsman
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|image=FF3-DarkKnight.png
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|sprite=[[File:FF3-NES-MagicKnight.PNG|left|Dark Knight sprite (NES).]]
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|obtained=[[Water Crystal (term)|Water Crystal]] ([[Cave of Tides]])
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|stats=See [[#Stats|stats]]
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|weapons=[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Daggers|Daggers]], [[Final Fantasy III weapons#Swords|Swords]], [[Final Fantasy III weapons#Dark Blades|Dark Blades]]<br/>See [[#Weapons|weapons]]
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|armor=Heavy armor<br/>See [[#Armor|armor]]
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|command abilities='''3D versions:''' [[Souleater]]<br/>'''NES version:''' White [[Magic (Final Fantasy III)|Magic]] levels 1-3 (excluding White [[Magic (Final Fantasy III)#Aero|Aero]]
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|recurring appearance=Dark Knight
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}}
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{{Quote|Dark Knights are warriors of the dark blade. Their Soul Eater ability allows them to convert their life into extra damage.|Description}}
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{{Quote|The bearer of this certificate has become infused with the world's negative energies and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Dark Knight.|Mastery certificate description}}
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The '''Dark Knight''' is a [[Final Fantasy III jobs|job class]] obtained from the [[Water Crystal (term)|Water Crystal]] in ''[[Final Fantasy III]]''. They are trained to harness the negative energies that flow throughout the world. The dark blades they wield are effective against monsters that divide and multiply. In the original NES release, the Dark Knight can cast White [[Magic (Final Fantasy III)|Magic]] similar to a [[Paladin (job)|Paladin]].
   
 
==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
  +
===NES version===
*'''Special Ability''' - [[Souleater]]
 
  +
*Special ability - White [[Magic (Final Fantasy III)|Magic]] Levels 1 - 3, excluding [[Magic (Final Fantasy III)#Aero|Aero]]
The Dark Knight sacrifices its own HP to attack all enemies. This is useful for defeating enemies who multiply.
 
   
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{|class="half-width FFIII article-table" style="text-align:center"
==Stats==
 
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|-class="a"
{|border="solid" width="100%" cellspacing="0" width="50%"
 
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!width="50%"|White Magic
  +
!width="50%"|Level
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|[[Cure (ability)|Cure]]
| style="text-align:center" width="10%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Level'''
 
  +
|1
| style="text-align:center" width="10%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Str'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="10%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Agi'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="10%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Vit'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="10%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Int'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="10%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Mnd'''
 
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|[[Poisona]]
|colspan="6" bgcolor="#33CCFF"|<center>'''DS Version'''</center>
 
  +
|1
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|[[Sight]]
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''1'''
 
  +
|1
  +
|-
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!class="b"|[[Toad (ability)|Toad]]
  +
|2
  +
|-
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!class="b"|[[Mini (ability)|Mini]]
  +
|2
  +
|-
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!class="b"|[[Cura]]
  +
|3
  +
|-
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!class="b"|[[Teleport]]
  +
|3
  +
|-
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!class="b"|[[Blindna]]
  +
|3
  +
|}
  +
  +
===3D versions===
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*'''Special ability''' - [[Souleater]]
  +
The Dark Knight sacrifices 20% of its current HP to attack all enemies, which can be useful for defeating enemies who multiply, and is at full damage regardless of [[row]]. It can be used to dispatch multiple enemies at once, but will not be as useful for [[boss]]es and later dungeons. Souleater's maximum damage exceeds 11,350.
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  +
Its damage is calculated using the following formula:
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:Damage Inflicted = Weapon Attack x 5 + JobLv x 10 + Current HP x 0.9
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  +
==Stats==
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{|class="full-width FFIII article-table" style="text-align:center"
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|-class="a"
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!width="8%"|Level
  +
!width="8%"|Str
  +
!width="8%"|Agi
  +
!width="8%"|Vit
  +
!width="8%"|Int
  +
!width="8%"|Mnd
  +
!width="8%"|Level
  +
!width="8%"|Str
  +
!width="8%"|Agi
  +
!width="8%"|Vit
  +
!width="8%"|Int
  +
!width="8%"|Mnd
  +
|-class="b"
  +
!colspan="6"|NES version
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!colspan="6"|3D versions
  +
|-
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!class="b"|1
  +
|20
  +
|20
  +
|10
  +
|2
  +
|3
  +
!class="b"|1
 
|5
 
|5
 
|5
 
|5
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|5
 
|5
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''10'''
+
!class="b"|10
  +
|26
  +
|26
  +
|14
  +
|7
  +
|8
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!class="b"|10
 
|10
 
|10
 
|10
 
|10
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|10
 
|10
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''20'''
+
!class="b"|20
  +
|31
  +
|31
  +
|18
  +
|12
  +
|12
  +
!class="b"|20
 
|17
 
|17
 
|15
 
|15
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|15
 
|15
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''30'''
+
!class="b"|30
  +
|37
  +
|37
  +
|22
  +
|17
  +
|17
  +
!class="b"|30
 
|24
 
|24
 
|20
 
|20
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|20
 
|20
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''40'''
+
!class="b"|40
  +
|42
  +
|42
  +
|26
  +
|21
  +
|22
  +
!class="b"|40
 
|31
 
|31
 
|24
 
|24
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|24
 
|24
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''50'''
+
!class="b"|50
  +
|48
  +
|48
  +
|30
  +
|26
  +
|27
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!class="b"|50
 
|38
 
|38
 
|29
 
|29
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|29
 
|29
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''60'''
+
!class="b"|60
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|53
  +
|53
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|34
  +
|31
  +
|31
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!class="b"|60
 
|44
 
|44
 
|34
 
|34
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|34
 
|34
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''70'''
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!class="b"|70
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|59
  +
|59
  +
|38
  +
|36
  +
|36
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!class="b"|70
 
|51
 
|51
 
|38
 
|38
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|38
 
|38
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''80'''
+
!class="b"|80
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|64
  +
|64
  +
|42
  +
|41
  +
|41
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!class="b"|80
 
|58
 
|58
 
|43
 
|43
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|43
 
|43
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''90'''
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!class="b"|90
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|70
  +
|70
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|46
  +
|46
  +
|46
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!class="b"|90
 
|65
 
|65
 
|48
 
|48
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|48
 
|48
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="#33CCFF"|'''99'''
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!class="b"|99
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|75
  +
|75
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|50
  +
|50
  +
|50
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!class="b"|99
 
|71
 
|71
 
|52
 
|52
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|}
 
|}
   
==Equipment==
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===MP growth===
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{|class="half-width FFIII article-table" style="text-align:center"
===Weapons===
 
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|-class="a"
{|border="solid" width="100%" cellspacing="0" width="100%"
 
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!width="10%"|Level
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!width="10%"|Lv.1
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!width="10%"|Lv.2
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!width="10%"|Lv.3
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!width="10%"|Lv.4
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!width="10%"|Lv.5
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!width="10%"|Lv.6
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!width="10%"|Lv.7
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!width="10%"|Lv.8
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b" colspan="9"|NES version
| style="text-align:center" width="15%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Name'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="10%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Attack Power'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="15%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Other Bonuses'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="15%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Element'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="20%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Other Information'''
 
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|1
|colspan="5" bgcolor="#33CCFF"|<center>'''Daggers'''</center>
 
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|4
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|10
|Knife
 
|8
+
|7
  +
|2
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Dagger
 
|9
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Mythril Knife
 
|14
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Spark Dagger
 
|23
 
| +2 Agility
 
|Lightning
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Main Gauche
 
|35
 
| +3 Agility
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Poison Dagger
 
|40
 
| +4 Agility
 
|None
 
|Inflicts Poison.
 
|-
 
|colspan="5" bgcolor="#33CCFF"|<center>'''Swords'''</center>
 
|-
 
|Golden Sword
 
|5
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Longsword
 
|10
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Mythril Sword
 
|17
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Tyfring
 
|28
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Salamand Sword
 
|30
 
|None
 
|Fire
 
|Casts Fire when used.
 
|-
 
|Freezing Blade
 
|32
 
|None
 
|Ice
 
|Casts Blizzard when used.
 
|-
 
|Serpent Sword
 
|25
 
|None
 
|Lightning
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Royal Sword
 
|50
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Blood Sword
 
|55
 
|None
 
|None
 
|Absorbs a fraction of damage dealt.
 
|-
 
|Ancient Sword
 
|80
 
|None
 
|None
 
|Inflicts Paralysis.
 
|-
 
|Defender
 
|95
 
| +5 Vitality
 
|None
 
|Casts Protect when used.
 
|-
 
|Break Blade
 
|125
 
|None
 
|None
 
|Inflicts Gradual Petrification.
 
|-
 
|Ragnarok
 
|140
 
| +5 to all stats
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Ultima Weapon
 
|155
 
| +15 to all stats
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|colspan="5" bgcolor="#33CCFF"|<center>'''Katanas'''</center>
 
|-
 
|Ashura
 
|100
 
|None
 
|None
 
|Effective against multiplying enemies.
 
|-
 
|Kotetsu
 
|105
 
|None
 
|None
 
|Effective against multiplying enemies.
 
|-
 
|Kiku-ichimonji
 
|115
 
|None
 
|None
 
|Effective against multiplying enemies.
 
|-
 
|Masamune
 
|132
 
| +10 Agility
 
|None
 
|Effective against multiplying enemies.
 
|-
 
|Murakumo
 
|140
 
| +20 Agility
 
|None
 
|Ultimate equipment from the [[Legendary Smith]]. Effective against muliplying enemies.
 
|}
 
 
===Armor===
 
{|border="solid" width="100%" cellspacing="0" width="100%"
 
|-
 
| style="text-align:center" width="15%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Name'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="10%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Defense Power'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="10%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Magic Defense Power'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="20%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Other Bonuses'''
 
| style="text-align:center" width="30%" bgcolor="#68DC78"|'''Other Information'''
 
|-
 
|colspan="5" bgcolor="#33CCFF"|<center>'''Head'''</center>
 
|-
 
|Leather Cap
 
 
|1
 
|1
|1
+
|0
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
  +
|0
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|20
|Mythril Helm
 
  +
|8
 
|4
 
|4
 
|3
 
|3
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|30
|Shell Helm
 
|6
+
|9
  +
|5
 
|5
 
|5
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|40
|Ice Helm
 
 
|10
 
|10
 
|6
 
|6
  +
|6
|None
 
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|50
|Feathered Hat
 
|10
+
|11
|16
+
|7
  +
|6
| +2 Agility
 
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|60
|Ribbon
 
|23
+
|12
|20
+
|7
  +
|7
|None
 
  +
|0
|Protects against all status ailments.
 
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|70
|Genji Helm
 
|24
+
|12
|15
+
|8
  +
|8
|None
 
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|80
|Crystal Helm
 
|31
+
|13
|17
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|colspan="5" bgcolor="#33CCFF"|<center>'''Body'''</center>
 
|-
 
|Vest
 
|1
 
|1
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Rusty Mail
 
|1
 
|1
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Leather Armor
 
|3
 
|1
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Mythril Armor
 
|10
 
|3
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Shell Armor
 
|18
 
 
|9
 
|9
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Ice Armor
 
|20
 
|9
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Flame Mail
 
|21
 
|11
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Demon Mail
 
|38
 
|17
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Genji Armor
 
|44
 
|22
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Crystal Mail
 
|55
 
|24
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|colspan="5" bgcolor="#33CCFF"|<center>'''Arm'''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Bronze Bracers
 
|1
 
|1
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Mythril Gloves
 
|3
 
|1
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Gauntlets
 
 
|8
 
|8
|4
+
|0
  +
|0
| +1 Strength and +1 Vitality
 
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
  +
|0
 
|-
 
|-
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!class="b"|90
|Power Bracers
 
 
|13
 
|13
 
|9
 
|9
  +
|9
| +2 Strength and +2 Vitality
 
  +
|0
|None
 
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
 
|-
 
|-
  +
!class="b"|99
|Diamond Gloves
 
|15
 
|7
 
| +3 Strength and +3 Vitality
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Protect Ring
 
|18
 
|18
 
| +2 to all stats
 
|None
 
|-
 
|Genji Gloves
 
|20
 
 
|14
 
|14
  +
|10
| +4 Strength and +4 Mind
 
  +
|9
|None
 
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|0
  +
|}
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==Equipment==
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In the NES version the Dark Knight had a much more limited equipment list, only being able to equip Dark Blades, [[Moonring Blade (weapon)|Moonring Blade]], [[Ragnarok (weapon)|Ragnarok]], [[Ribbon (equipment)|Ribbon]], [[Demon equipment]], [[Genji equipment]], and [[Crystal equipment]].
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===Weapons===
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{|class="full-width FFIII article-table"
  +
|+'''[[Final Fantasy III weapons|Weapons]]'''
  +
|-class="a"
  +
!style="width:25%"|Daggers
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!style="width:25%"|Swords
  +
!style="width:25%"|Dark Blades
 
|-
 
|-
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|valign="top"|
|Crystal Gloves
 
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Knife|Knife]]
|40
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Dagger|Dagger]]
|18
 
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Mythril Knife|Mythril Knife]]
| +3 Strength and +3 Vitality
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Spark Dagger|Spark Dagger]]
|None
 
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Main Gouche|Main Gauche]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Poison Dagger|Poison Dagger]]
  +
|valign="top"|
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Golden Sword|Golden Sword]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Longsword|Longsword]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Mythril Sword|Mythril Sword]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Tyfring|Tyfring]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Salamand Sword|Salamand Sword]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Freezing Blade|Freezing Blade]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Serpent Sword|Serpent Sword]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Royal Sword|Royal Sword]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Blood Sword|Blood Sword]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Ancient Sword|Ancient Sword]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Defender|Defender]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Break Blade|Break Blade]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Ragnarok|Ragnarok]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Ultima Weapon|Ultima Weapon]]
  +
|valign="top"|
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Ashura|Ashura]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Kotetsu|Kotetsu]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Kiku-ichimonji|Kiku-ichimonji]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Masamune|Masamune]]
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Murakumo|Murakumo]]
  +
|}
  +
  +
===Armor===
  +
{|class="full-width FFIII article-table"
  +
|+'''[[Final Fantasy III armor|Armor]]'''
  +
|-class="a"
  +
!style="width:25%"|Shields
  +
!style="width:25%"|Head
  +
!style="width:25%"|Body
  +
!style="width:25%"|Arms
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|valign="top"|
|colspan="5" bgcolor="#33CCFF"|<center>'''Shield'''</center>
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Leather Shield|Leather Shield]]
|-
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Mythril Shield|Mythril Shield]]
|Leather Shield
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Ice Shield|Ice Shield]]
|2
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Demon Shield|Demon Shield]]
|1
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Shield|Genji Shield]]
|None
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Crystal Shield|Crystal Shield]]
|Protects against some status ailments.
 
  +
|valign="top"|
|-
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Leather Cap|Leather Cap]]
|Mythril Shield
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Mythril Helm|Mythril Helm]]
|3
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Shell Helm|Shell Helm]]
|3
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Ice Helm|Ice Helm]]
|None
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Feathered Hat|Feathered Hat]]
|Protects against some status ailments.
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Ribbon|Ribbon]]
|-
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Helm|Genji Helm]]
|Ice Shield
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Crystal Helm|Crystal Helm]]
|6
 
  +
|valign="top"|
|4
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Vest|Vest]]
|None
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Rusty Mail|Rusty Mail]]
|Protects against some status ailments.
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Leather Armor|Leather Armor]]
|-
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Mythril Armor|Mythril Armor]]
|Demon Shield
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Shell Armor|Shell Armor]]
|12
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Ice Armor|Ice Armor]]
|8
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Flame Mail|Flame Mail]]
|None
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Demon Mail|Demon Mail]]
|Protects against some status ailments.
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Armor|Genji Armor]]
|-
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Crystal Mail|Crystal Mail]]
|Genji Shield
 
  +
|valign="top"|
|18
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Bronze Bracers|Bronze Bracers]]
|13
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Mythril Gloves|Mythril Gloves]]
|None
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Gauntlets|Gauntlets]]
|Protects against some status ailments.
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Power Bracers|Power Bracers]]
|-
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Diamond Gloves|Diamond Gloves]]
|Crystal Shield
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Protect Ring|Protect Ring]]
|20
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Gloves|Genji Gloves]]
|15
 
  +
*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Crystal Gloves|Crystal Gloves]]
|None
 
|Protects against some status ailments.
 
 
|}
 
|}
  +
  +
==Other appearances==
  +
===''[[Final Fantasy Artniks]]''===
  +
[[File:FF3 Dark Knight N I Artniks.png|right|100px]]
  +
Ingus appears as a Rank N Dark Knight card. The Dark Knight appears as a character card.
  +
{{clear}}
  +
  +
===''[[Final Fantasy Trading Card Game]]''===
  +
Dark Knight appears with Ice-, Earth-, and Lightning-elemental cards. All four playable characters from the 3D remakes are represented.
  +
  +
<gallery>
  +
1-049c Dark Knight TCG.png|Luneth.
  +
1-048c Dark Knight TCG.png|Ingus.
  +
ArcDarkKnight TCG.png|Arc.
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RefiaDarkKnight TCG.png|Refia.
  +
</gallery>
  +
  +
===''[[Triple Triad (Portal App)|Triple Triad]]''===
  +
[[File:019a Dark Knight.png|right|100px]]
  +
Dark Knight from the 3D remake appears as a Triple Triad card in the version playable via ''[[Final Fantasy Portal App]]''.
  +
{{clear}}
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
  +
<gallery>
<center>{{Gallery
 
|File:Luneth-DarkKnight.png|[[Luneth]].
+
Luneth-DarkKnight.png|[[Luneth]] as a Dark Knight.
|File:Ingus-DarkKnight.png|[[Ingus]].
+
Arc-DarkKnight.png|[[Arc]] as a Dark Knight.
|File:Refia-DarkKnight.png|[[Refia]].
+
Refia-DarkKnight.png|[[Refia]] as a Dark Knight.
|File:Arc-DarkKnight.png|[[Arc]].
+
Ingus-DarkKnight.png|[[Ingus]] as a Dark Knight.
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Ffiii dark knight trading arts.png|''Final Fantasy III'' Trading Arts Mini figurine.
}}</center>
 
  +
</gallery>
  +
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==Etymology==
  +
{{Etym|Dark knight}}
   
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{{navbox jobs FFIII}}
{{FFIIIJobs}}
 
[[Category:Final Fantasy III Jobs]]
+
[[Category:Jobs in Final Fantasy III]]

Latest revision as of 23:45, 22 February 2020


Dark Knights are warriors of the dark blade. Their Soul Eater ability allows them to convert their life into extra damage.

Description

The bearer of this certificate has become infused with the world's negative energies and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Dark Knight.

Mastery certificate description

The Dark Knight is a job class obtained from the Water Crystal in Final Fantasy III. They are trained to harness the negative energies that flow throughout the world. The dark blades they wield are effective against monsters that divide and multiply. In the original NES release, the Dark Knight can cast White Magic similar to a Paladin.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

NES version[edit | edit source]

  • Special ability - White Magic Levels 1 - 3, excluding Aero
White Magic Level
Cure 1
Poisona 1
Sight 1
Toad 2
Mini 2
Cura 3
Teleport 3
Blindna 3

3D versions[edit | edit source]

The Dark Knight sacrifices 20% of its current HP to attack all enemies, which can be useful for defeating enemies who multiply, and is at full damage regardless of row. It can be used to dispatch multiple enemies at once, but will not be as useful for bosses and later dungeons. Souleater's maximum damage exceeds 11,350.

Its damage is calculated using the following formula:

Damage Inflicted = Weapon Attack x 5 + JobLv x 10 + Current HP x 0.9

Stats[edit | edit source]

Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd
NES version 3D versions
1 20 20 10 2 3 1 5 5 5 5 5
10 26 26 14 7 8 10 10 10 10 10 10
20 31 31 18 12 12 20 17 15 17 15 15
30 37 37 22 17 17 30 24 20 24 20 20
40 42 42 26 21 22 40 31 24 31 24 24
50 48 48 30 26 27 50 38 29 38 29 29
60 53 53 34 31 31 60 44 34 44 34 34
70 59 59 38 36 36 70 51 38 51 38 38
80 64 64 42 41 41 80 58 43 58 43 43
90 70 70 46 46 46 90 65 48 65 48 48
99 75 75 50 50 50 99 71 52 71 52 52

MP growth[edit | edit source]

Level Lv.1 Lv.2 Lv.3 Lv.4 Lv.5 Lv.6 Lv.7 Lv.8
NES version
1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
20 8 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
30 9 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
40 10 6 6 0 0 0 0 0
50 11 7 6 0 0 0 0 0
60 12 7 7 0 0 0 0 0
70 12 8 8 0 0 0 0 0
80 13 9 8 0 0 0 0 0
90 13 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
99 14 10 9 0 0 0 0 0

Equipment[edit | edit source]

In the NES version the Dark Knight had a much more limited equipment list, only being able to equip Dark Blades, Moonring Blade, Ragnarok, Ribbon, Demon equipment, Genji equipment, and Crystal equipment.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Weapons
Daggers Swords Dark Blades

Armor[edit | edit source]

Armor
Shields Head Body Arms

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Artniks[edit | edit source]

FF3 Dark Knight N I Artniks.png

Ingus appears as a Rank N Dark Knight card. The Dark Knight appears as a character card.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

Dark Knight appears with Ice-, Earth-, and Lightning-elemental cards. All four playable characters from the 3D remakes are represented.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

019a Dark Knight.png

Dark Knight from the 3D remake appears as a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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.

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