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For information on how to obtain this transformation, see Dark Knight Quest.
For the Generation about Dark Knights, see Generation 3: Dark Knight.
For the equipment, see Dark Knight Set.
 
 
...I now beg this person as the one that draws power from the greed and desire within... Oh, the power of darkness, may you provide the eternal power to your obedient servant!!!
 

 

Black Wizard

Description

A Dark Knight's Armor.

The Dark Knight, also known as Corrupt Knights of Light, is the embodiment of Human anger and sorrow funneled into the form of a warrior of darkness. Dark Knights were originally rightful Paladins who had lost their faith in Morrighan. As minions of Cichol, Macha and Morgant, they desire chaos and destroy everything and everyone who gets in their way. Morgant claims that Dark Knights were organized to "correct" humanity's faults. The characters are described in the book Dark Knights and the Armor of Blackness.

The ability to transform into a Dark Knight is granted to the player after completing the Generation 3 scenario. After completing The Path of the Dark Knight Quest, all Paladin Skills and their ranks will be converted into the corresponding rank of Dark Knight skills: Spirit of Order is converted to Soul of Chaos, Power of Order is converted to Body of Chaos, Eye of Order is converted to Hands of Chaos, Sword of Order is converted to Mind of Chaos, Paladin Heavy Stander is converted to Dark Heavy Stander, Paladin Natural Shield is converted to Dark Natural Shield, and Paladin Mana Deflector is converted to Dark Mana Deflector. The only skill that is unaffected by these changes is Control of Darkness, as there is no Paladin equivalent.

Despite countless protests from the NPCs, becoming a Dark Knight has no impact to the mainstream storyline.

Warning: Once a player has become a Dark Knight, it is impossible to switch back to a Paladin.

Details

Dark Knight Disarm activated.
  • A Dark Knight transformation can last indefinitely. After approximately 2.5 hours of in-game time, a warning message will appear (""The power of darkness has begun to press upon my body. The armor is draining me of my life!"), and the player's Health will start to drain, at the rate of 10 HP/sec, which when attacked, the drain will pause until the animation of being attacked has ended, then it will continue at its normal pace. Once health reaches 0 or Deadly, the transformation will end. Players may cancel this drain by un-transforming, or choose to prolong the transformation by drinking Life Potions or HP Elixirs, receiving Healing, Party Healing, or Restful Wind.
    • For each age after 10 transformation time is decreased by 2 seconds; every additional rebirth adds 7 seconds.
    • Life Drain cannot be used under the Disarm phase.
    • If Mana Shield is used during the Disarm phase, HP will still be drained rather than MP.
    • Demigod's HP Recovery effect will be canceled during Disarm.
    • Respite's HP Recovery directly conflicts with Disarm, reducing the HP loss, halting it, or completely negating it while recovering HP based on Respite's rank.
  • Dark Knight bonuses to Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence are subject to a random modifier. Each Dark Knight starts out with 100 additional Str, Dex, and Int base at a 100% roll, increasing to 200 additional Str, Dex, and Int at a 100% roll if you are rank 1 of that respective skill. One stat out of Strength, Dexterity, or Intelligence will get an enhanced bonus of 180% of normal, one will get an added bonus of 60% of normal, and one will get the added normal bonus. Which one receives the modifier upon each transformation is random, but may be affected by the ranks of Body of Chaos, Hands of Chaos, and Mind of Chaos.
    • There are 4 possible modifiers from the transformation, as two never occur.
      • 60% of STR bonus from Body of Chaos, 100% of DEX bonus from Hands of Chaos, 180% of INT bonus from Mind of Chaos
      • 60% of STR bonus from Body of Chaos, 180% of DEX bonus from Hands of Chaos, 100% of INT bonus from Mind of Chaos
      • 100% of STR bonus from Body of Chaos, 180% of DEX bonus from Hands of Chaos, 60% of INT bonus from Mind of Chaos
      • 180% of STR bonus from Body of Chaos, 60% of DEX bonus from Hands of Chaos, 100% of INT bonus from Mind of Chaos
      • 180% STR, 100% DEX, 60% INT and 180% INT, 100% STR, 60% DEX will never occur.
    • The secondary bonuses (Balance from Body of Chaos, Injury from Hands of Chaos, Critical from Mind of Chaos) are also subject to the 60%/180% modifiers.
    • HP, MP, and Stamina boosts are also randomized.
      • HP and MP will always at least be equal to a Paladin's of equal rank, up to a max of the amounts listed in the table below. The amount received is random and varies with each transformation.
      • The Stamina bonus for a particular transformation is based upon how much Stamina a Paladin of equal rank Spirit of Order would have received. The formula is: Paladin Equivalent Stamina - [(HP Increase + MP Increase) / 2] = Dark Knight Stamina Bonus.
      • However, a Dark Knight will never have as much stamina as a Paladin of an Equal Rank.
    • Note: A Dark Knight does not receive 60% - 180% of their own base stats. They receive that % modifier of the transformation's base stats (e.g. A Dark Knight with Rank F Body of Chaos has 100 base Strength, and the player has 250 base Strength. They will only get +60, +100, or +180 Strength; original stats have no effect on this.). Therefore a Dark Knight's Strength, and Dexterity will always be less than a Paladin of an equal rank, unless a 180% roll is received.
  • Dark Knight status boosts are added on top of the player's base stats. Titles equipped prior to transformation will not take effect while transformed.
  • It is not possible to gain any of the accomplishment titles that involve stats while transformed (e.g. The Strong - 200+ Str, The Skillful - 200+ Dex)
  • Taming Wild Animals and Transformation Mastery may not be used while transformed as a Dark Knight.
  • A bug has been observed: The sound of the Dark Knight's Transformation cannot be heard during cutscenes.
    • Though not actually a bug, more the sound of a Dark Knight transformation is only linked to the cutscene of the transformation. An internal file that controls Visual and Audio effects in fact doesn't have the sound effects active for the transformation, and so no sound can be heard from other player POVs.
  • It is impossible to un-train Dark Knight-based skills, even with Skill Reset Capsules.
  • Players transformed into Dark Knights are not allowed to enter the Black Orb, Goddess Pendant, or Mythril Mine dungeons. Furthermore, they will not be allowed to transform while inside those dungeons.
  • Dark Knights bear different Two-Handed Sword, Bow, and Wand animations compared to a Human/Paladin.
  • If you happen to be transformed into a Dark Knight when you rank Soul of Chaos through a form change threshold (e.g., Rank 6 to Rank 5), your form will actually change while you are transformed (e.g., Black Knight to Chaos Knight). The transform timer will not reset, however.
    • All your bonus stats will reset to a 100% bonus amount during skill ranking.
  • There are several pets that will transform with you as a Dark Knight. They are the Bombay, Bengal, and the Siamese.
    • When the master transforms using Soul of Chaos, the pet will transform as well, and it will gain a title to match its master.
    • While transformed, the pet's stats increase by 20% of the increase gained by the master.
      • For example, if the master has Rank 1 Body of Chaos, the master gains either 120, 200, or 360 Strength, depending on the modifier. In this case, the pet would receive 20% of what the master gains, either 24, 40, or 72 Strength, depending on which modifier the master receives.
    • Note that the pet does not actually possess any Dark Knight transformation skills. The transformation is solely tied to the pet's Special Ability and in turn to the master's Dark Knight skills. You cannot transform while playing as the pet, and you cannot make the pet transform other than by using Soul of Chaos yourself.

Skill Ranking

For ranking Dark Knight skills, you must use points gained from leveling. Each level gives the player 10 points, which can either be kept in Soul of Chaos for advancement, or distributed to any of the other skills. At rank F, each skills requires 100 points (10 levels) to rank. At rank E, they require 110, and so on.

  • Note: When distributing points to skills, they are taken away from Soul of Chaos, and cannot be taken back from the skill they are sent to.
    • So to get each skill to rank E would require 800 points, or 80 levels.

Dark Knight Skills

Type of Skill Skill Name Status Increase
Active Soul of Chaos.png Soul of Chaos Life, Mana, Stamina, Form
Control of Darkness.png Control of Darkness Allows monster control
Passive Body of Chaos.png Body of Chaos Strength, Balance
Hands of Chaos.png Hands of Chaos Dexterity, Wound%
Mind of Chaos.png Mind of Chaos Intelligence, Critical
Passive Defense Dark Heavy Stander.png Dark Heavy Stander Heavy Stander
Dark Natural Shield.png Dark Natural Shield Natural Shield
Dark Mana Deflector.png Dark Mana Deflector Mana Deflector

Summary

Soul of Chaos

Rank F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Required Level-ups 0 10 11 12 14 16 19 22 26 30 35 40 46 52 59
Required Level-ups (Total) 0 10 21 33 47 63 82 104 130 160 195 235 281 333 392
Additional Life (Max) 440 480 520 560 600 660 720 780 840 900 960 1020 1080 1150 1300
Additional Life (Min) 220 240 260 280 300 330 360 390 420 450 480 510 540 575 650
Additional Mana (Max) 210 220 230 240 250 260 280 300 330 360 390 420 460 500 600
Additional Mana (Min) 105 110 115 120 125 130 140 150 165 180 195 210 230 250 300
Additional Stamina (Max) 357 365 382 400 427 450 470 500 527 555 582 620 655 688 725
Additional Stamina (Min) 195 190 195 200 215 220 220 230 235 240 245 260 270 275 250
Title Dark Knight Black Knight Chaos Knight Infra Black

Body of Chaos

Rank F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Required Level-ups 0 10 11 12 14 16 19 22 26 30 35 40 46 52 59
Required Level-ups (Total) 0 10 21 33 47 63 82 104 130 160 195 235 281 333 392
Additional Strength (180%) 180 189 198 207 216 225 252 261 270 279 306 315 324 333 360
Additional Strength (100%) 100 105 110 115 120 125 140 145 150 155 170 175 180 185 200
Additional Strength (60%) 60 63 66 69 72 75 84 87 90 93 102 105 108 111 120
Additional Balance 5 6 7 8 9 10

Hands of Chaos

Rank F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Required Level-ups 0 10 11 12 14 16 19 22 26 30 35 40 46 52 59
Required Level-ups (Total) 0 10 21 33 47 63 82 104 130 160 195 235 281 333 392
Additional Dex (180%) 180 189 198 207 216 225 252 261 270 279 306 315 324 333 360
Additional Dex (100%) 100 105 110 115 120 125 140 145 150 155 170 175 180 185 200
Additional Dex (60%) 60 63 66 69 72 75 84 87 90 93 102 105 108 111 120
Additional Min Injury 20 21 24 25 28 29 32 33 36 37 40 41 44 45 48
Additional Max Injury 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68

Mind of Chaos

Rank F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Required Level-ups 0 10 11 12 14 16 19 22 26 30 35 40 46 52 59
Required Level-ups (Total) 0 10 21 33 47 63 82 104 130 160 195 235 281 333 392
Additional Intelligence (180%) 180 189 198 207 216 225 252 261 270 279 306 315 324 333 360
Additional Intelligence (100%) 100 105 110 115 120 125 140 145 150 155 170 175 180 185 200
Additional Intelligence (60%) 60 63 66 69 72 75 84 87 90 93 102 105 108 111 120
Additional Critical (60%) 6 6.6 7.2 8.4 9 10.2 10.8 12
Additional Critical (100%) 10 11 12 14 15 17 18 20
Additional Critical (180%) 18 19.8 21.6 25.2 27 30.6 32.4 36

Control of Darkness

Rank F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Required Level-ups 0 10 11 12 14 16 19 22 26 30 35 40 46 52 59
Required Level-ups (Total) 0 10 21 33 47 63 82 104 130 160 195 235 281 333 392
Mana Use 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25
Tame Range 1200
Duration [sec] 180 240 300 360 420 480 540 600
Load Time [sec] 0
Cooldown Time [sec] 6

Dark Heavy Stander

Rank F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Required Level-ups 0 10 11 12 14 16 19 22 26 30 35 40 46 52 59
Required Level-ups (Total) 0 10 21 33 47 63 82 104 130 160 195 235 281 333 392
Damage Reduced (%) 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 20
Auto Defend Rate (%) 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 20

Dark Natural Shield

Rank F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Required Level-ups 0 10 11 12 14 16 19 22 26 30 35 40 46 52 59
Required Level-ups (Total) 0 10 21 33 47 63 82 104 130 160 195 235 281 333 392
Damage Reduced (%) 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 20
Delay Reduced (%) 20 22 24 26 28 30 36 38 40 42 48 50 52 54 60
Knockdown Gauge Reduction (%) 20 21 22 23 25 24 27 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 40

Dark Mana Deflector

Rank F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Required Level-ups 0 10 11 12 14 16 19 22 26 30 35 40 46 52 59
Required Level-ups (Total) 0 10 21 33 47 63 82 104 130 160 195 235 281 333 392
Damage Reduced (%) 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 20
Delay Reduced (%) 20 22 24 26 28 30 36 38 40 42 48 50 52 54 60
Knockdown Gauge Reduction (%) 20 21 22 23 25 24 27 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 40

Comparison with other Transformations

  • This table is assuming all transformation skills are at rank 1.
  • The values listed directly comes from the skills themselves and do not include the bonuses gained from the Strength, Intelligence, Dexterity, Will, and Luck stats gained from the skills.
  • Blue indicates the highest in comparison to the other transformations, red indicates the lowest.
    • For cases where Dark Knight has less than 100% chance of being the highest or lowest, Dark Knight and the second place will both be highlighted.
Paladin Dark Knight Beast Falcon
Secondary Active Skills - Control of Darkness Giant Full Swing Elven Magic Missile
Additional Life 650 650-1300 800 500
Additional Mana 300 300-600 200 700
Additional Stamina 1200 250-725 600 400
Additional Strength 250 120, 200, 360 200 200
Additional Intelligence 0 120, 200, 360 200 200
Additional Dexterity 250 120, 200, 360 200 200
Additional Will 50 0 200 200
Additional Luck 0
Additional Minimum Damage 34 0 12 15
Additional Maximum Damage 34 0 18 30
Additional Magic Attack 0
Additional Minimum Injury Rate 68 48 0 0
Additional Maximum Injury Rate 68 68 0 0
Additional Critical 0 12, 20, 36 12 18
Additional Balance 12 10 30 18
Additional Defense 15 0 0 0
Additional Protection 6 0 18 18
Additional Magic Defense 12 0 0 0
Additional Magic Protection 4 0 0 0
Additional Armor Pierce 0
Passive Defense Activation Bonus 80% 100% 100% 80%
Damage Reduction (%) 20
Melee Auto Defend Rate (%) 30 20 30 30
Non-Melee Delay Reduction (%) 30 60 30 30
Non-Melee Knockdown Gauge Reduction (%) 40

Appearance

  • Dark Knights are black and have no real visible color change, with the exception of the Black Knight.
    • Like the Paladin, color-specific areas (specifically, the hair) on the Black Knight are determined by the color of Robe the player is wearing. Otherwise, the color is that of the player's name. Sometimes, if the player is not wearing a robe, the color-specific areas will be that of the player's clothing color.
  • The appearance changes based on the rank of Soul of Chaos.
    • Rank F - Dark Knight
    • Rank A - Black Knight
    • Rank 5 - Chaos Knight
    • Rank 1 - Infra Black

Dark Knight

The form obtained after achieving Rank F Soul of Chaos:

Male Female
Dark Knight Dark Knight (M).png Dark Knight (F).jpg

Black Knight

The form obtained after achieving Rank A Soul of Chaos:

Male Female
Black Knight BlackKnightM.jpg BlackKnightF.jpg

Chaos Knight

The form obtained after achieving Rank 5 Soul of Chaos:

Male Female
Chaos Knight Chaos Knight (M).png Chaos Knight (F).png

Infra Black

The form obtained after achieving Rank 1 Soul of Chaos:

Male Female
Infra Black Infra Black (M).png Infra Black (F).png

Trivia

Related Enchants

Name Type, Rank Enchants Onto Effect(s) Comes On/From
Raging
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Suffix, rank 8 Weapon +18 Str If Body of Chaos Rank 4+
+26 Int If Mind of Chaos Rank A+
+12 Dex If Hands of Chaos Rank 7+
+23 Will
+20% Critical If wearing Infra Black title
+5x Repair Cost
? (Edern, sold randomly in his shop's Advanced Tab after clearing his secret part-time job)
Alteration
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Suffix, rank 8 Shields -15 Stamina
+20 Str if Spirit of Order Rank A+
-10 Dex
+80% Repair Cost
+15-25 Str if Daemon of Physis Rank A+
+15-25 Str if Soul of Chaos Rank A+
Enchant Scroll (Ghost of Partholon Adv., Hard, Elite)