Knights of the Round.

Knights of the Round, also known as Knights of Round (ナイツオブラウンド, Naitsu obu Raundo?), is a recurring summon in the series. It is a group of thirteen knights based on the Knights of the Round Table from Arthurian legend.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Knights of Round is the most powerful Summon Materia. It can be obtained from Round Island, a hidden island in the northeast of the map, only be accessed with a gold chocobo, or as part of the Master Materia set received from the Kalm traveler after defeating Emerald Weapon. Though the name of the Materia is "Knights of Round" in the menu, when picking the orb up the message calls it "Knights of the Round".

When summoned, thirteen medieval knights attack the enemy party. Knights of Round is a series of 13 individual attacks hitting all enemies with damage that ignores target's defensive stats each time at the cost of 250 MP. At its maximum, Knights of Round can do up to 129,987 damage to a single target. It takes one use of Knights of Round to destroy most enemies. The only exceptions are the Weapons, Emerald and Ruby, the final boss, and chocobos. Knights of Round's spell power is equal to 5x the base magic damage.

Though not stated in the game, the final knight is King Arthur (アーサー王, Āsā-ō?) and he has a grander entrance and attack. King Arthur attacks with the weapon Excalibur.[1][1] Director Yoshinori Kitase confirmed that, despite fan theories, the Knights of Round are not the Cetra sealed away by Jenova.[2]

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

The Primal King Thordan and his Knights Twelve.

The Knights of the Round appear as the final boss of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward in the form of Thordan VII and the Heavens' Ward using the power of Nidhogg's eye to assume the form of King Thordan and his Knights Twelve. The Knights Twelve wear armor and use abilities similar to those seen in the Final Fantasy VII summon. While King Thordan is the main enemy he uses an attack called Knights of the Round to summon the other knights (who then use one of their own moves) and uses Ultimate End as a last ditch attack.

In addition, Sers Adelphel, Grinnaux, and Charibert, are fought as individual bosses within the Vault instanced dungeon.

In the Minstrel's Ballad version of the fight, Thordan uses Knights of the Round in the last phase several times, calling different knights to his aid each time.

Three out of Thirteen members are named "King Thordan I", "Flavien de Fortemps", and "Sylvetrel de Dzemael". The names of the other members remain unknown.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Spirits of the former kings of Lucis.

The Knights of the Round appear in the Final Fantasy XV Universe as the spirits of former kings of Lucis. They reside within the Ring of the Lucii, passing on their powers and knowledge to new kings that inherit the ring, or to whomever they deem worthy of wearing it.

According to the Final Fantasy XV Scenario Ultimania, the statues were created 2000 years ago to serve as coffins to each hold the soul of a dead king. From these coffins, the kings would await the coming of the "Chosen King." The statues were also intended to serve as the Wall that protects the kingdom of Lucis.[3]

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In Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Nyx Ulric wears the ring and beseeches the kings of old to lend him their powers so that he may defeat Glauca. The kings agree in exchange for his life. The kings aid Nyx by activating the Old Wall, giant statues that come to life when possessed by the spirit of a king, which fight the giant daemons that Niflheim has set loose on Insomnia.

The old kings combine their powers in the afterlife.

In Final Fantasy XV, Noctis travels across the world seeking the royal arms that belonged to his ancestors, each possessing the power of one of the kings. During Noctis's final battle with Ardyn Izunia, the kings witness their fight beneath the Citadel. Noctis sits on the throne and summons the kings, who one by one fuse with Noctis and are absorbed by the ring, which kills him. The spirit of his father Regis delivers the final blow. In the beyond, the kings join Noctis in destroying Ardyn's corrupted spirit, ending the Starscourge and restoring the light to Eos.

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Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

In the official novel version, the Knights of the Round appeared as a powerful Eidolon instead of Alexander. They are thirteen 30-meter tall warriors in red armor summoned by Kurasame, who has become a l'Cie soon after Caetuna died earlier in the story.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

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These extraordinary knights sat equal to Arthur, serving in the name of justice. Their incessant blows smash all before them. Their violence and power are the greatest of all summons. There is no opposing them.

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The Knights of the Round appear in the rhythm-action series as the ultimate summon. Only a few characters can naturally call forth the knights, and their signature attack, Ultimate End, deals extreme damage to enemies. Because of the attack's power, failing to get a single Critical trigger in the Feature Drive will fail to summon the knights. Alternatively, equipping the Knights' Magicite ensures that any character can summon them, and that they'll be summoned successfully.

The characters that can summon the Knights are:

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[edit | edit source]

The Knights of the Round return as the ultimate summon, and as before, only a few characters can summon them exclusively. Their signature attack, Ultimate End, deals extreme damage to all monsters present in the music stage.

The following characters that can summon the knights are:


Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Knights of the Round (FFVII) was a summoned ability card available through the game's Card Summon draw shop. It would allow the player to use the Ultimate Boon ability, which would restore 10% of the user's HP, along with granting Bravery, Faith, and Boost.

Knights of the Round's card started at rank 3, and could be upgraded to rank 5 through card augmentation. In addition, its Ultimate Boon could be upgraded to level 6, which would drastically reduce the ability's recast cooldown in battle.

Knights of the Round granted the following extra skills and auto-abilities:

Extra skills
  • Enhanced Life
  • Lasting Boons
  • Quick Cast
  • Enhanced Boons
  • Extra Life
  • Duration Boost
Auto-Abilities
  • Enhance Light +3%
  • Enhance Dark +3%


Final Fantasy: Unlimited After[edit | edit source]

The Knights of the Round are summoned by Kaze to destroy the Object Novas around the world.

  • A bladestorm of bonds, Sword Viridian!
  • The squall of fortitude, Kingdom Blue!
  • And finally, a prideful gale, Warrior Platinum!

Followed by saying: "Slaughter! I summon you, KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND!"

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

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The Knights of the Round appear on a Shine-elemental card with their Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call artwork.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

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Knights of the Round from Mobius Final Fantasy appear in the Triple Triad playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

Knights of the Round in the Final Fantasy Creatures set.

Knights of the Round appear in the Final Fantasy Creatures range of figurines.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

The Knights of the Round Table are the main characters in the Arthurian legends of Britain. King Arthur was the leader of the knights, wielding the sword Excalibur. When called, the knights assembled at the Round Table. According to legend, Arthur was betrayed by Mordred, in some accounts held to be his own son. Arthur assembled his knights to a battle to the last man with the traitor, in which Mordred was slain and King Arthur was fatally wounded. Sir Bedivere, the only survivor, took the King to Avalon to rest until he was needed to rule Britain again.

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