Dark Knight

Class Properties

Class GroupExplorers
Job GroupWarrior
Primary StatSTR
Secondary StatDEX
Legion Bonus
Increases %Max HP
Primary Weapon
Secondary Weapon
Iron Chain
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Link Skill

All Actives

Active Buffs:
Skill Hyper Body[200s]
Skill Cross Surge[200s]
Skill Maple Warrior[900s]
Toggles:Skill Accept Final Pact(Special)
Summons & Placables:
Skill Evil Eye(Toggle)
Skill Radiant Evil[3s](20s cd)
Buffs with Cooldowns:
Skill Dark Resonance[30s](70s cd)
Skill Dark Thirst[25s](90s cd)
Skill Epic Adventure (Warrior)[60s](120s cd)
Skill Darkness Aura[40s](180s cd)
Skill Weapon Aura[140s](180s recharge, up to 2 charges)
Skill Maple World Goddess's Blessing[60s](180s cd)
Skill Blitz Shield[5s](15s cd)
Skill Impenetrable Skin[18s](120s cd)
Skill Dead Space[10s](360s cd)
[Skill Final Pact Final Pact:
Skill Lesser Pact[2s](180s / 110s cd)
Skill Moderate Pact[8s](260s / 180s cd)
Skill Greater Pact[40s](900s / 600s cd)
(Cooldown is reduced if enemies are defeated or bosses are hit a certain number of times)]
Skill Dead Space(360s cd)
Damage Reduction (%Max HP):
Skill Spear of Darkness(-10% while casting | 10s cd)
Skill Darkness Aura[40s](-10% / up to 30% HP Barrier | 180s cd)

Special thanks to DiXiMaN, Moobs, and the Dark Knight Discord for their help in making this overview!

For more in-depth info, visit the Class Discord at https://discord.gg/N36cqyAVfa

Base Stats (From Skills)

Crit Rate: [Skill Hex of the Evil Eye +10%] [Skill Lord of Darkness +30%] [Skill Final Pact +30% when above 20% HP]
Crit Damage: [Skill Lord of Darkness +8%] [Skill Barricade Mastery +15%] [Skill Final Pact +15% when above 20% HP]
Damage: [Skill Weapon Mastery +5% when spear is equipped]
Final Damage: [Skill Cross Surge +50% & up to +20% from buff] [Skill Final Pact +35% when above 20% HP]
Ignore DEF: [Skill Dark Resonance +30%]
Knockback Resistance: [Skill Warrior Mastery +40%] [Skill Power Stance +60%]
Attack Speed (Weapon): Stage 7
Abnormal Status Resistance: Skill Endure 20]

Example Skill Build Path

1st Job:Skill War Leap -> Skill Iron Body -> Skill Warrior Mastery -> Skill Slash Blast -> Skill Upward Charge
2nd Job:Skill Weapon Mastery -> Skill Physical Training -> Skill Agile Arms -> Skill Hyper Body -> Skill Iron Will -> Skill Final Attack -> Skill Spear Sweep -> Skill Evil Eye Shock
3rd Job:Skill Cross Surge -> Skill Lord of Darkness -> Skill Hex of the Evil Eye -> Skill Endure -> Skill Evil Eye of Domination -> Skill Evil Eye Shock II -> Skill La Mancha Spear -> Skill Rush
4th Job:Skill Barricade Mastery -> Skill Final Pact -> Skill Revenge of the Evil Eye -> Skill Power Stance -> Skill Maple Warrior -> Skill Dark Impale -> Skill Gungnir's Descent -> Skill Magic Crash -> Skill Dark Resonance -> Skill Hero's Will
  • All 1st to 4th Job skills can be maxed
  • Put one SP into each skill first and then max each skill in this order
  • For any skills that have prerequisites, follow them first before following build path
Hyper Skill Passive Build
  • Skill Final Pact - Damage Skill Final Pact - Critical Chance Final Pact - Damage and Critical Chance
  • Skill Evil Eye - Hex Reinforce Skill Evil Eye - Reinforce Evil Eye - Hex Reinforce and Reinforce
  • Skill Gungnir Gungnir's Descent - Reinforce
Recommended Skills for Boost Node Trios
Primary Trio
Skill Dark Impale Skill Gungnir's Descent Skill Evil Eye
Secondary Trio
Skill Nightshade Explosion Skill Rush Skill Final Attack
  • Any combination of these skills are good but preferred from same category as you want to max primary first
  • 4 Boost Nodes total are needed to reach Master Level 60 for these skills (with Matrix Points used)
    • Nodes with the same Main Skill (skill at the top) cannot be equipped at the same time
All Possible Skills Obtainable for Boost Nodes
Skill Final Attack Skill Spear Sweep Skill Evil Eye Skill La Mancha Spear Skill Rush Skill Dark Impale Skill Gungnir Skill Nightshade Explosion
Recommended Inner Ability
  • ***Regions w/ Attack Speed 0 Cap***
  • Attack Speed +1
  • Buff Duration +38%
  • Boss Damage +10% / Meso / Item Drop +15%
  • ***Regions w/ Attack Speed 2 Cap ***
  • Boss Damage: +20%
  • Buff Duration +38%
  • Damage to Debuffed +8% / Attack +21 / Meso / Item Drop +15%

How to create a Dark Knight

To create one, choose the 'Explorers' option in the Character Creation screen and then continue through the story until you reach the town MapIcon Lith Harbor Lith Harbor where Sugar has a quest called 'The Adventure Begins'. Accept the quest and choose the option 'Warrior' when prompted

Continue with the story until Lv. 30 as a Warrior and talk to Dances with Balrog to accept a quest called 'The 3 Ways of the Warrior'. Complete the quest by choosing the option Spearman and you will be on the path to a Dark Knight. Spearman is the 2nd job of Dark Knight

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Skill Icons + Animations: Ikasuu
Boost Nodes Build + Inner Ability + Hyper Passive Build: Dark Knight Discord
5th Job Skill Animation: KyoWantsCute