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Dark Knight
A Slayer who released the Demon from his Arm.
Role Dealer.png
Specialized Weapon Short Sword, Katana, Bludgeon, Zanbato, Lightsabre
Specialized Armor Cloth, Light Armor, Heavy Armor, Plate Armor
Class Information Skill Type: Magical/Physical
Damage Type: Percent
Class Difficulty: Difficulty Star.PNG Difficulty Star.PNG Difficulty Star.PNG
Inflict Element? Shadow Damage Boost.png Shadow Element
Inflict Status Effect? None
Alternate Names Dark Knight
Korean: 다크나이트
Chinese: 黑暗武士 (lit. Dark Warrior)
Japanese: ダークナイト
Neo: Awakening
Neo: Dark Knight
Alternate Names Neo: Dark Knight
Korean: 진(眞) 다크나이트
Neo- Dark Knight Cut In.gif
All my limits have disappeared after I was released from Kazan… My power knows no end.

The boy was infected by Kazan's syndrome and banished from his town after being disowned by his parents. He wanders around and is captured by the Imperial Guards.

The princess stimulates the boy’s mind and accelerates the infection driving the boy into insanity.

The boy is selected as a test subject for the Transfer Test and is sent to Vilmark. Other test subjects, the guards, and even Iris fears the repulsive boy in the final stages of his infection.

The Transfer Test fails and the boy accidentally slips into the Time Gate and goes through many trials. He is freed from the Kazan infection.

The boy wanders around the Time Gate and meets an adventurer in a similar situation as him.

The boy, now a Dark Knight, sees the end of time. He sacrifices most of the power he has gained in the Time Gate to return to Arad in an attempt to prevent the horrible future he witnessed.

The Dark Knight is an unique variant of the Male Slayer in that it utilizes the attacks of the original 4 subclasses in one single moveset. He has access to many of the Slayer's most powerful skills and is able to freely chain them together with his Time Break ability, which not only links corresponding skills but dramatically increases its' damage when chained together. Dark Knight plays a much more offensive role compared to other Slayers, whereas other Slayers possess more defensive tools such as Guard.png Guard, Flip Side Counter.png Flip Side Counter, Afterimage of Keiga.png Afterimage of Keiga, Diehard.png Diehard, or Mind's Eye.png Mind's Eye.

Further along the game, the Dark Knight can awaken after completing certain Piece of Time quests. After obtaining 9th Piece of Time, the Dark Knight is able to obtain their first awakening. After obtaining the 13th Piece of Time, he is able to obtain his second awakening.

  • Dark Knight does not have a unique subclass cosmetic effect or a 1st Awakening cosmetic effect.
  • His 2nd Awakening cosmetic is a glowing purple aura fuming off his shoulders.

Achieving Second Awakening

The Dark Knight must first reach level 75.

  1. Talk to Siran in the City of Shonan.
  2. Collect 5 Seal of Empress Skardi.png Seal of Empress Skardi.
  3. Clear EX: Gold Dragon Tournament.
  4. Collect 5 Seal of Emperor Helm.png Seal of Emperor Helm.
  5. Clear EX: Silver Dragon Tournament.
  6. Clear Tainted Time Gate.

Awakening as a Neo: Dark Knight

I moved my feet to take a step.
In that instant, the time stopped and someone spoke.


When I turned, someone else spoke.

“Not there either.”

Unable to take any step, I asked in the air out of frustration.
But no answers to be heard.
The endless repetition of questions and answers in countless moments.
At the end of it an answer finally came.

“That’s it. That’s the way.”

Finally I could take a step, and time flowed again.
But when I tried to take the next step, time froze again, and someone spoke.


When I asked who they were, someone answered.

“I am you of all moments in time.”

And the ‘me’ continued to answer me.

“This path is the last time that ‘I’ will take, the one true path. So this path must contain all the times.”

The end of a long journey, filled with questions for the answer.
Having heard the answer from ‘me’, ‘I’ turned around.
There I saw the hesitating me of just a moment ago.
And that moment, the realization of countless ‘me’ myriads of time flowed into me.

‘I’ told ‘me’.


The Dark Knight must first reach level 100.

  • Complete the True Awakening 1 Quest line and obtain Ability Intensification.

Obtaining Ability Intensification

Upon completing Awakening Quest Icon.png Scroll of Enlightenment the following skills have decreased SP cost:

With Scroll of Enlightenment.png Scroll of Enlightenment learns the skill Clues to Awakening.png Clues to Awakening and can reinforce Time Break (Dark Knight).png Time Break (Dark Knight).

Learns new skills:

  • Complete the True Awakening 2 Quest line.


Since "Season 2 - Act.01 - Reborn" patch, you can only create and play with this character if you already have any other character (excluding Creator) on level 70 or above, since the game categorizes it as a "Supplementary Story Character" that doesn't fit in the main story, instead it tells you the story from another point of view behind the episodes on the Time Gate area.

Combo System

The Dark Knight has a unique combo system called Time Break. This is a system unique only to the Dark Knight, allowing him to create a skill combo and increase the damage for each skill chained together. It is important for the player to understand DK's combo system to fully bring out his potential; not only in damage, but also in utility. The following may look and sound daunting, but when actually played, it is all quite simple.


The first row of hotkeys can have up to 6 skills lined up for each key. From top to bottom, they are referred to as Phase 1 to Phase 6 skills. These lined up skills makes up a “combo” chain. When you use one skill after the other from the same combo key the next skill is stronger. Skills in combo hotkeys are given cancels and can be cancelled out of. Expanded hotkeys (the top row) are normal hotkeys unaffected by combo system or time break cancelling.

Using the auto setting function will default all combos to the recommended combo for each hotkey. This is not recommended due how unreliable some combos become. It is ideal to make a combo that suits your play style.


  • The damage amplification values from 1st to 6th Phases are: 100% → 130% → 150% → 180% → 200%.
  • All skills in the same combo share a single cooldown (CD). Combo CDs are averaged from the skills that make up the combo. It is a common strategy to have 1 strong skill with 4-5 other low CD skills to compress the overall CD of a combo to spam one powerful move.
  • When you use a combo skill, the next Phase skill of the chain is available for use almost immediately, bar some skills. You have until 2 seconds after the previous skill ends to use the next skill. If not used in that time frame, the whole combo will go into CD. When you are flinched/KD during a combo in any way, the combo will enter CD. If you use any skill that is not a part of the combo whether it is a Phase 1 combo starter, expanded hotkey skill, or even Evade/Ancient Memory, the combo will enter CD. When you burn through all the skills in a combo, it will enter CD.
    • It is possible to refresh the combo timer (but only to 1 second rather than 2 seconds) with the following actions:
      • Stopping your dash (Stopping and restarting your dash is the most convenient and reliable method)
      • When the first basic X attack is completed
      • Picking up items
  • All Phase 2 and higher skills get a brief period of Super Armor (Status).png Super Armor (Status) (SA) when they are used. With enough speed, skills can be used so fast in succession that this brief period can equate to full SA on skills. Stage 1 skills will not have SA unless the skill itself has SA.
  • When cancelling, you can change the direction you are facing by holding your movement key in the opposite direction. This allows for some unique movements that no other class can mimic.
  • DK does have its own variant of Slayer's Upward Slash.png Upward Slash (Uppercut.png Uppercut), but it is not bound to the default Z key due to combo system. Z is a blank key on DK.


Dark Knight Skills

Active Skills

Passive Skills

Dark Knight TP Skills

Dark Knight Awakening Skills

Dark Knight 2nd Awakening Skills

Dark Knight Neo: Awakening Skills

General Skills

Active Skills

Passive Skills

General TP Skills

General Neo: Awakening Skills

General Togglable Skills

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Subclass Inspiration

  • The Dark Knight's theme is based around Darkness and Destruction as a polar opposite to Creator's Light/Creation, later expanding into Time Manipulation for his Awakenings.
  • He may bear a slight resemblance to Ghirahim, one of two main antagonists featured in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
  • The Dark Knight is one of few classes who can take on either a Physical or Magical role.


  • Prior to being released, it's implied that his Global title was going to be called Destroyer, only for the Male Launcher's Second Awakening to receive it instead.
  • In European Folklore, Black Knights are usually stock characters that often portray villainous roles who refuse to serve lords, kings, and sometimes associate themselves with death or darkness, which befits him since he is a Kazan-less Male Slayer.
    • Oddly, the Asura once had this as his former Awakening in the Nexon-DFO localization to avoid using deity-related names.


  • The Dark Knight's skills prior to his awakening are of the first four Slayer subclasses, redesigned with a dark theme.
    • Because the class was created much later after the Dark Knight's release, no skills for the Ghostblade were redesigned for the Dark Knight.
  • Time Break (Dark Knight).png Time Break (Dark Knight) - Vergil's Judgment Cut End. (Devil May Cry 4 ~ 5)




Playable Classes

Male Slayer

Female Slayer

Female Fighter

Male Fighter

Male Gunner

Female Gunner

Demonic Lancer


Female Mage

Male Mage

Male Priest

Female Priest




Dark Knight