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Black Knight (class)

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Black Knight

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The Black Knight in Radiant Dawn.

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


Sword, Lance


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.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 70 38 18 40 30 0 35 25 6 13 25 -- WiiRankSword.png SS WiiRankLance.png 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 ? ? WiiRankSword.png SS WiiRankLance.png SS

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Radiant Dawn 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Is wii shove.png Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii eclipse.png Eclipse Innate (mastery skill).

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Advanced 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

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Game Text
Radiant Dawn This enigmatic knight was formerly one of Daein's Four Horsemen. He wields the skill Luna. ??


  • 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 three classes to share its name with the character who bears it; the other character/class pairs to do this are Giffca and Grima.

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". 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
German Schwarze Ritter Black Knight
Italian Cavaliere nero Black knight



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.
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Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
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Genealogy of the Holy War
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Thracia 776
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The Binding Blade
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Fire Emblem
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Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
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Path of Radiance
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Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
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Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
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Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Introduced in
Three Houses
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