The Warmage (魔剣士, Makenshi?, lit. Magic Swordsman), also known as Dark Knight or Knight of Darkness, is a recurring job in the series.
First introduced in Final Fantasy III as a unique melee job able to cast weaker White Magics, later installments would have the job altered to become an alternate variant of the recurring Dark Knight job, giving it the ability to perform the Souleater ability and absorption magics.
While it is considered separate from the Dark Knight job in Japanese, certain installments such as Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions and Final Fantasy Dimensions have acknowledge the Warmage's connection to recurring Dark Knight job.
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Dark Knight is a job class obtained from the Water Crystal. 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.
This warrior's magicked blade seeks out the weakness of its target.Description
The Warmage is an enemy job class available to viera units. Many of their skills derive from the Mystic Knight job, such as Fire Sword, Blizzard Sword, and Lightning Sword. Their appearance is based on the Fencer class in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.
However, due to Knight being used as the Japanese name for the Paladin job in Final Fantasy XIV, Brynden's job title in Japanese is instead Magic Swordsman (魔剣士, Makenshi?), being named after the Dark Knight job in Final Fantasy III, likely a reference to the job acting similarly to the recurring Knight and Paladin in the original Famicom versions of the title.
The Dark Knight appeared as a character card.
The Warmage makes a cameo appearance as a Record Sphere category for specific characters, often increasing the character's physical attack power and Darkness ability damage potency or usable ranks.
Duane's job class is Warmage. His skillsets include the Darkside ability, along with several Break-type and Black Magic abilities. His Limit Bursts focus on dealing heavy physical dark-elemental damage attacks, while also absorbing the enemy's HP.
Duane once again appears as a Warmage, with the job's name being translated as Dark Knight of Remorse (悔恨の魔剣士, Kaikon no Makenshi?, lit. Magic Swordsman of Remorse). The job's abilities focus on dealing dark-elemental damage and inflicting several different debuffing effects to enemies.
The Dark Knight job appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Ice-, Earth-, and Lightning-elemental Backup and Forward cards. The cards depict Arc, Luneth, Ingus, and Refia from Final Fantasy III.
The Dark Knight from Final Fantasy III appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via the Final Fantasy Portal App.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Bravely series[edit | edit source]
The Hellblade exclusively appears as a job in Bravely Default II, with the Asterisk holder being Adam Holograd. Being a fusion of the series' recurring Spell Fencer and Dark Knight jobs, the Hellblade's Diabolism skillet focuses on sacrificing heavy portions of HP and MP to attack enemies with elemental imbued swords.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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.Dark knights, also known as