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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Dark Knight

By
Nathan Garvin

Eldritch abomination? Or sorcerer plopped on a horse?

Nohrian. An eldritch knight trained in both swordsmanship and magic.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 15%
Strength 20%
Magic 10%
Skill 5%
Speed 5%
Luck 5%
Defense 15%
Resistance 5%
Weapons
Katana/Swords, Scrolls/Tomes
Skill Effect
Seal Magic After battle, the enemy’s Magic is dropped by -6 points
Lifetaker If the user initiates battle and defeats the enemy, recovers 50% of the damage dealt

Much more well-balanced than the Sorcerer at the cost of Magic, the Dark Knight also enables use of swords. Similar to the Malig Knight, most characters in the game including Leo who would be a Dark Knight are skewed heavily towards Magic, making it difficult to use Swords. But the option is there and the growth rates of the Dark Knight do promote Strength.

Seal Magic is great for protecting allies with low Resistance if up against a mage-heavy army (and for creating a seal-bot, a unit who specializes in sealing multiple stats at once), but Lifetaker is really what you’re going to be going for. Unlike Sol, Lifetaker is not chance based and instead will always activate so long as you defeat the enemy you choose to attack. It’s an easy way to relieve pressure off your healers and create a unit that is very much self-sufficient.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Tactical RPG
  • Guide Release
    20 April 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Cassie Sun

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You are the Avatar, born into the Hoshido royal family but raised by the Nohr royal family. With the two families on the brink of war, you must choose whether to follow your destiny tied to your birthplace or the fate bound to the kingdom which raised you. Birthright charts the path of the Hoshido family and their defense against the Nohr. But ultimately the choice is yours.

Our guide will include the following:

  • Complete coverage of the main story.
  • All side quests uncovered.
  • Gameplay details and tactics on how to get the best from your game.
  • Details on features new to the Fire Emblem series.
  • Skills, monsters, Promotions and Reclassing explained and much, much more!

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