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Dark Knight

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.
Not to be confused with Black Knight. For the unused class from Mystery of the Emblem, see Dark Knight (Mystery of the Emblem).
Dark Knight

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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)

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.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP 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 -- -- -- -- --
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
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
See class growth rate 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.
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


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


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
Ma 3ds02 dark knight playable.gif
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

Using a Master Seal while talking to Tiki.

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


Base class Promotion method Advanced class

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

Warriors: Three Hopes

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma ns01 paladin playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after mastering Paladin (all units except Jeritza). Ma ns01 dark knight playable.gif
Dark Knight

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
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.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE A roguish knight-errant. Uses fire and debuffs to cloud the battlefield and confound foes. ??


Etymology and other languages

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

Dark Knight




Officially romanized as Dark Knight.


Caballero oscuro

Dark knight


Paladin noir

Black paladin



Dark knight


Cavaliere oscuro

Dark knight


다크 나이트

Dark knight

Simplified Chinese


Dark knight

Traditional Chinese


Dark knight



  1. Unused content in Fire Emblem, Serenes Forest, Retrieved: April 10, 2012

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 GolemHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusUmbral BeastWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorKing of LiberationRuffianSaintVerrat
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable base classes ArcherClericDancerDark KnightDark MageGreat KnightLordMageMalig KnightManaketeMercenaryMyrmidonNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOutlawPaladinPegasus KnightPriestessShrine MaidenSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSwordmasterTacticianTricksterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Playable advanced classes AdventurerBlade LordCrown PrinceDark CrusaderDivaDivine DragonFalcon KnightGrandmasterGreat LordGuardian KnightHeroHigh PriestessHigh PrinceHoshido NobleLodestarMalig MasterMaster MerchantNohr NoblePrimaPrincessSageSniperSorcererSpear 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
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Base classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Unique Intermediate classes Armored LordFluegelHigh LordSilverheartWyvern Master
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark MageFortress KnightGrapplerPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Master classes Bow KnightDancerDark BishopDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantTricksterWar MasterWyvern Lord
Unique Master classes AsuraBarbarossaDeath KnightEnlightened OneEmperorGreat LordSaint
Monster Classes Altered Demon BeastAltered GolemDemonic BeastExperimental Demon BeastGiant CrawlerGiant WolfGolemThe Immaculate OneWild Demon Beast
Other enemy/NPC classes AgastyaAvestaCommonerGurganLordNoblewomanPrionsa