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A dark knight reborn under the protection of demons. Leeches the souls of enemies with a Fell Sword.


Deathknight is an enemy job in Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. It is used by the undead Argath when he is fought in Chapter 4. It is a stronger version of the Fell Knight job used by Gaffgarion.


Argath's Reborn.png
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 abilities[]

Fell Sword[]

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


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

The damage formula for Fell Sword is as follows:

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Duskblade 3 1 Now 500
Employ the power of darkness to absorb the target's MP.
Element: Dark.
Shadowblade 3 1 Now 100
Employ the power of darkness to absorb the target's HP.
Element: Dark.

Reaction abilities[]

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

Support abilities[]

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 abilities[]

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


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