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Dark Knight

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Not to be confused with the Black Knight of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn or with the character of the same name. It is also not to be confused with the unused, unrelated Dark Knight class from Mystery of the Emblem.

Dark Knight

Ss fe14 dark knight.png
Leo as a Dark Knight in Fates.

A mysterious knight versed in black magic, this class can move again after taking certain actions.

Unit type(s)
  • Beast (Awakening, Fates)
  • Mounted (Three Houses)
  • Infantry (replaces Mounted when dismounted; Three Houses)
Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Dark Knight (Japanese: ダークナイト Dark Knight) is an advanced mounted class debuting in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is one of the class change options available to Mages and Dark Mages, and functions very similarly to the Mage Knight class of the Jugdral games as a mixed class with access to both physical weapons and magic, making it ideal for them to attack enemies on their weaker defensive stat. Its physical and magical offensive stats are roughly balanced, leaning slightly more toward magic than strength, and it has decent defensive stats with its defense being its highest stat overall.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Awakening 25 4 5 6 5 0 9 5 8 -- -- -- -- Swords E Tomes E
Fates 19 8 6 6 5 3 8 6 8 -- -- -- -- Swords/Katanas E Tomes/Scrolls E
Three Houses 32 10 17 14 16 12 13 15 7 -- -- -- -- --
Warriors
(Leo)
60 5 8 6 6 6 4 11 15 -- -- -- -- Tomes E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Awakening 80 38 41 40 40 45 42 38 10 -- Swords A Tomes A
Fates 55 32 31 28 27 31 34 30 ?? -- Swords/Katanas B Tomes/Scrolls A
Warriors
(Leo)
999 81 150 99 103 103 68 191 15 -- Tomes S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Awakening 50/95% 15/35% 15/40% 15/40% 15/30% 0/30% 10/35% 5/30% -- -- -- --
Fates 15% 20% 10% 5% 5% 5% 15% 5% -- -- -- --
Three Houses 10/40% 5/15% 10% 0% -5/0% 0% 5/20% 10/45% 5% -- -- Lances +3 Reason +3
Riding +3
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class modifiers

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Movement
Three Houses 1 1 2 2 -1 (1) 0 2 (1) 3 0 3 (2)

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Awakening Slow Burn Learned at Level 5.
Awakening
Fates
Lifetaker Awakening: Learned at Level 15.
Fates: Learned from Level 15 and up.
Fates Seal Magic Learned from Level 5 and up.
Three Houses Canto Innate.
Three Houses Black Tomefaire Innate.
Three Houses Dark Tomefaire Innate.
Three Houses Seal Resistance Class mastery. (200 class Exp required)

Class change

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Mage
and
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Dark Mage
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 dark knight playable.gif
Dark Knight

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 dark mage playable.gif
Dark Mage
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 sorcerer playable.gif
Sorcerer
or
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Dark Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Master class
Any class Level 30
Master Seal
Lances C, Reason B+, Riding A
Ma ns01 dark knight playable.gif
Dark Knight
This class is available for any unit.


Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Cavalier
Using a Master Seal while talking to Tiki.
Paladin
or

Dark Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Warriors

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Dark Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15.
Dark Crusader

Playable Dark Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Ares Awakening
Olwen Awakening
Selena Awakening
Leo Fates: Conquest, Revelation, Warriors
Playable Dark Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Dark Knights

Enemy Units
Name Game
Farber Awakening
Anguilla Awakening
Leo Fates: Birthright, Revelation, Warriors
Lord Arundel Three Houses Azure Moon
Blaiddyd Three Houses Verdant Wind
Abel Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
Enemy Dark Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Awakening A seasoned, mounted mage
who wields tomes and swords.
??
Fates Nohrian. An eldritch knight trained in
both swordsmanship and magic.
??
Three Houses A mysterious knight versed in black magic,
this class can move again after taking
certain actions.
黒魔法が使える騎士。
戦闘後、再び移動できる。
魔法が使える兵種。
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE A roguish knight-errant. Uses fire and debuffs to cloud the battlefield and confound foes. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Dark Knight --
Japanese ダークナイト Officially romanized as Dark Knight.
Spanish Caballero oscuro Dark knight
French Paladin noir Black paladin
German Dunkelritter Dark knight
Italian Cavaliere oscuro Dark knight
Korean 다크 나이트 Dark knight
Simplified Chinese 暗骑士 Dark knight
Traditional Chinese 暗騎士 Dark 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 Awakening
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericDark MageFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestTacticianThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBow KnightDark FlierDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGrandmasterGreat KnightGreat LordGriffon RiderHeroPaladinSageSniperSorcererSwordmasterTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar MonkWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BrideConquerorDancerDread FighterEntombedGrimaLodestarManaketeMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassRevenantSoldierTaguelVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch
Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerDeath KnightEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Special classes Dark FlierTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar Monk
Master classes Bow KnightDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantWar MasterWyvern Lord
Monster classes Altered Demonic BeastAltered GolemBlack BeastDemonic BeastExperimental Demonic BeastFlying Demonic BeastGiant BirdGiant CrawlerGiant Demonic BeastGiant WolfGolemGuardian GolemLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneKing of LiberationRuffianSaintUmbral BeastVerrat
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable base classes ArcherClericDancerDark KnightDark MageGreat KnightLordMageMalig KnightManaketeMercenaryNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOutlawPaladinPegasus KnightPriestessShrine MaidenSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSwordmasterTacticianTricksterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Playable advanced classes AdventurerBlade LordCrown PrinceDark CrusaderDivaDivine DragonFalcon KnightGrandmasterGreat LordGuardian KnightHeroHigh PriestessHigh PrinceHoshido NobleLodestarMalig MasterMaster MerchantNohr NoblePrimaSageSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWar ClericWyvern Lord
Enemy base classes Myrmidon (SamuraiMercenary) • Thief (NinjaOutlaw) • Cavalier (Expert Rider) • Soldier (Spear Fighter) • Pegasus Knight (Sky Knight) • Knight (Armored Knight) • Fighter (Oni SavageAxe Fighter) • Wyvern Rider (Wyvern Warrior) • Great Knight (Steel Knight) • ArcherMage (DivinerDark Mage) • Manakete (Ryujin)
Enemy advanced classes Swordmaster (Hero) • Assassin (Master NinjaAdventurer) • Paladin (Master Rider) • Halberdier (Spear Master) • Falcon KnightGeneral (Shield Master) • Warrior (Oni ChieftainBerserker) • Wyvern LordGuardian Knight (Sturdy Knight) • SniperSage (OnmyojiSorcerer) • Fafnir (Great Ryujin)
Other enemy/NPC classes Outrealm FiendVelezarkVillager