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Black Knight (class)

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Black Knight

Ss fe10 black knight.png
The Black Knight in Radiant Dawn.


This enigmatic knight was formerly one of Daein's Four Horsemen. He wields the skill Eclipse.

Unit type(s)

Armored

Weapon(s)

Sword, Lance

Skill(s)

Shove, Eclipse

The Black Knight (Japanese: 漆黒の騎士ダークナイト Dark Knight) is a third-tier advanced infantry class which is exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. As its name suggests, this class is exclusive to the Black Knight in both his brief playable roles and his appearances as a boss, whereas in the preceding game, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, he was simply a General. It is a modified, more powerful version of the Marshall class available to other playable characters.

The Black Knight class possesses extremely fearsome HP, strength and defense, exceeding those of normal classes by a significant margin. The remainder of its stats are high, with even its speed, the closest thing it has to a weak point, being respectable. The class's strengths are improved even further by the Black Knight's signature weapon, Alondite, which not only sports increased range and great power but also gives a boost to its user's defense. Whenever he is playable, the Black Knight is literally impossible to defeat as no enemies are able to even deal 1 HP of damage to him, and when he appears as a boss in Part 4, defeating the Black Knight is an extended game of attrition where Ike must slowly build up damage on him while surviving his onslaught.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 70 38 18 40 30 0 35 25 6 13 Swords SS Lances S

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 70 40 20 40 35 30 40 35 20 99 Swords SS Lances SS

Miscellaneous stats

Game Experience CRP Gold Weight mod. Capacity Vision Size
Radiant Dawn -- -- -- +12 70 3 --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Eclipse Innate (mastery skill).

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Master class

Black Knight

Playable Black Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Black Knight Radiant Dawn
Playable Black Knight (class) units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Black Knights

Enemy Units
Name Game
Black Knight Radiant Dawn
Enemy Black Knight (class) units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable NPC Black Knights

Other Units
Name Game
Black Knight Radiant Dawn
Neutral Black Knight (class) units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Radiant Dawn
(class roll, NTSC)
This enigmatic knight was formerly
one of Daein's Four Horsemen.
He wields the skill Luna.
デイン王国のかつての【四駿】
漆黒の鎧を身にまとう謎の騎士
奥義【月光】の使い手
Radiant Dawn
(class roll, PAL)
This enigmatic knight was formerly
one of Daein's Four Horsemen.
He wields the skill Eclipse.
--
Radiant Dawn
(help, NTSC)
This enigmatic knight was formerly
one of Daein's Four Horsemen.
He wields the skill Luna.
デイン王国のかつての【四駿】
漆黒の鎧を身にまとう謎の騎士
奥義【月光】の使い手
Radiant Dawn
(help, PAL)
This enigmatic knight was formerly
one of Daein's Four Horsemen.
He wields the skill Eclipse.
--

Trivia

  • The Black Knight is one of only five playable classes in Radiant Dawn whose members can achieve multiple SS ranks. The others are the Light Priestess, Vanguard, Chancellor and Saint. Of these classes, the Saint is the only one which is not exclusive to a single character.
  • The North American description erroneously states that the Black Knight wields Luna instead of Eclipse. This error occurred due to Luna and Eclipse sharing the same Japanese name. This was corrected in the PAL release.
  • The English description erroneously refers to Daein's Four Riders as the "Four Horsemen". This error occurred due to "rider" and "horseman" both being valid translations of the Japanese term 駿.
  • The Black Knight class shares all of its stats with a Marshall variant belonging to Zelgius. This variant is unused outside of cutscenes.
  • The Black Knight class is one of only six classes to share its name with the character who bears it; the other character–class pairs to do this are Giffca, Grima, the Flame Emperor, the Death Knight, and The Immaculate One.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English

Black Knight

As with the character bearing this class, this is derived both in name and in concept from the black knight stock literary figure, who masks their identity and that of their liege by not display heraldry. Black knights are usually portrayed as villainous figures who use this anonymity for misdeeds.

Japanese

漆黒の騎士ダークナイト

Officially romanized as Dark Knight; literally "Jet Black Knight" from the kanji with a hiragana character in the middle. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 漆黒の騎士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ダークナイト) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.

Spanish

Caballero Negro

Black Knight

French

Chevalier Noir

Black Knight. Abbreviated to Chev. Noir in gameplay due to space restrictions.

German

Schwarze Ritter

Black Knight

Italian

Cavaliere nero

Black knight

Gallery

References

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBanditBow KnightCitizenDracoknightFighterFire MageHorseLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPilgrimPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageVendorWind Mage
Advanced classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterDruidFalconknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Master classes Arch SageAssassinBlack KnightChancellorDragonlordEmpressGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnateQueenReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSpiritSummonerTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHawk KingHeronRavenRaven King) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)