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A brave and chivalrous warrior of unmatched skill. Uses a knight's sword to unleash the Arts of War.

Description

Knight is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. It is the first real physical job acquired, with abilities that focus mainly on disabling hume characters by lowering their stats or destroying their equipment. The Rend equipment abilities will fail against a target who has equipped the support ability Safeguard and will do damage equal to a normal attack if the target lacks the corresponding equipment. The job costs 3,750 JP to master.

In the War of the Lions, leveling Knight to level 3 unlocks the Monk, and leveling it to level 4 along with separate level requirements for Dragoon and Monk unlocks Samurai. Mastering the job as well as getting the jobs Samurai, Ninja, Geomancer, Black Mage, and Dragoon to level 8, and having 20 kills with the character (meaning the enemy is crystallized or dropped a treasure chest) is needed to unlock the Dark Knight job. The job unlock level requirements tend to be a little lower in the PlayStation version.

While the sprites of knights from the Order of the Northern Sky and the Order of the Southern Sky use almost the same color scheme as with the player-controlled job, they can be distinguished by examining the emblem color on the cape. Blue emblem represents the Northern Sky, and red emblem is of the Southern Sky.

Stats[]

Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
Lv. 2 Squire Swords, Knight Swords Helmets Armor, Robes Yes
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 3 8 10% High Average High Average

Abilities[]

Arts of War[]

Knight job command. Enables the use of "Rend" skills that destroy equipment or reduce attributes.

Description

The Dual Wield ability (acquired using the Ninja job) allows the player to take two chances at "rending" equipment and statistics. For example, players can rend an enemy's speed twice in one turn.

In the PlayStation version, the first four abilities are useless against enemies that cannot equip armor or weapons (i.e. "monsters").

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Rend Helm
(Head Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 300
A technique that destroys the item equipped on the target's head.
Effect: Destroy Headgear
Success Rate: 45 + Physical Attack + Weapon Strength
Rend Armor
(Armor Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 400
A technique that destroys the item equipped on the target's body.
Effect: Destroy Armor
Success Rate: 40 + Physical Attack + Weapon Strength
Rend Shield
(Shield Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 300
A technique that destroys the target's equipped shield.
Effect: Destroy Shield
Success Rate: 55 + Physical Attack + Weapon Strength
Rend Weapon
(Weapon Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 400
A technique that destroys the target's equipped weapon.
Effect: Destroy Weapon
Success Rate: 30 + Physical Attack + Weapon Strength
Rend MP
(Magic Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 250
A technique that reduces the target's MP.
Amount: 50% of Target's Max MP
Success Rate: 50 + Physical Attack
Rend Speed
(Speed Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 250
A technique that reduces the target's Speed.
Amount: -2 Speed
Success Rate: 50 + Physical Attack
Rend Power
(Power Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 250
A technique that reduces the target's physical attack power.
Amount: -3 Physical Attack
Success Rate: 50 + Physical Attack
Rend Magick
(Mind Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 250
A technique that reduces the target's magickal attack power.
Amount: -3 Magic Attack
Success Rate: 50 + Physical Attack

Reaction abilities[]

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Parry
(Weapon Guard)
Block physical attacks with the equipped weapon. Physical Attack 200

Support abilities[]

Name Description JP Needed
Equip Heavy Armor
(Equip Armor)
Equip helms and armor, regardless of job. 500
Equip Shields
(Equip Shield)
Equip shields, regardless of job. 250
Equip Swords
(Equip Sword)
Equip swords, regardless of job. 400

Overview[]

The Knight is the first available job capable of equipping heavy armor. It boasts some of the highest offensive stats , with high HP and attack, while having average MP and magick and the ability to equip robes to benefit magick. A Knight can act as a mixed fighter, employing both physical and magick damage, which helps circumvent the job's weaknesses, which are their speed (they cannot equip speed-boosting Green Beret/Thief's Hat) and mobility (range helps compensate). The Knight is the only job that can equip Knight Swords, aside from Ramza's Squire (on Chapter 4), the arduous to unlock Dark Knight, and the "special knights" (Holy Knight, Divine Knight, Sword Saint, and Templar).

Parry.

The Knight's Parry reaction ability provides an early means to block physical attacks, and is specially useful on classes that cannot equip shields, although it supplements the defenses of those who can. Its support abilities can play a niche for certain jobs, such as giving more frail jobs, such as the Black Mage, the ability to equip shields and heavy armor, and allows the hatless Monks to equip helmets.

Knights remain useful through the early game thanks to their high offensive stats and rend speed (slows enemies, including bosses) given increased range/aim by Archer or Orator, who has the support ability to equip guns. or heal as a tank Chemist who can also use guns.

However, knights tend to be outclassed by Dragoons thanks to their increased mobility and ranged attack options with Jump, as well the "special knights", which boast unique abilities.

Nevertheless, Knights are still a force to be reckoned with, and can become formidable with certain abilities from other jobs, such as using Ninja's Dual Wield with ability swords like the Blood Sword, the Samurai's Shirahadori, and the Tailwind from Luso or Ramza, who can learn with Mettle/Huntcraft to quickly farm Job Points.

Other appearances[]

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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The Knight appears as an enemy.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

Ability Cards
Legend Cards
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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Knight appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Ice-elemental Forward cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Knights of the Crystals[]

Knight appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.

Gallery[]

Etymology[]

A knight is a mounted soldier in armor who served his sovereign or lord in the Middle Ages. The word comes from Old English cniht ("boy" or "servant"), a cognate of the German word Knecht ("servant, bondsman, vassal"). In most European languages (with the notable exception of English), the word for "knight" comes from "horse", thus implying that a knight is a "noble horseman" or a "horse-mounted nobleman".

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