|Changes At:||Prontera Chivalry|
|Number of Skills:||10|
|Total Skill Points:||76|
|Total Quest Skills:||1|
The Knight class is the primary second job for the Swordman class. Being a hack and slash type of character, Knights are granted access to a new mastery that will open a new type of weapon to wield aside from the Swordman's swords. They are also allowed to acquire powerful AoE skills like the famed Bowling Bash and the spear exclusive skill, Brandish Spear.
See Knight Job Change Guide for detailed information.
Changing into a Knight from a Swordman requires the player to complete a number of tasks:
- Item Collection
- A Written Test
- Battle Test
- Word Association Quiz
- A test of self control
- Personality Quiz
- STR: 70-90
- AGI: 60-90
- VIT: 60-90
- INT: 1
- DEX: 40-50
- LUK: 1
These knights try to get the best of both realms. By having a good chemistry of AGI and VIT depending on the user's playing style, they gain survivability in some areas while losing it in others. Hybrids are denoted by which stat is the highest. AGI-VIT Knights usually stick with a setup similar to an AGI knight. VIT-AGI Knights, likewise, generally stay with the setup of a VIT Knight.
Ranking by efficiency, players tend to use AGI-VIT combination because of its higher ASPD which allows players to do Pierce chaining or if not solo with Twohand Quicken with a decent ASPD. This build was the best for pre-Transcendent patch Knight dueling.
AGI Two-Hand Sword
- STR: 90-100
- AGI: 80-99
- VIT: 10-30+
- INT: 1
- DEX: 40-60
- LUK: 1-10
AGI Knights believe that the best way to decrease damage is to prevent it from ever happening. They have high ASPD and flee, but vitality, and by extention health, are low compared to other Knights. Additionally, using two-handed swords pushes their attack power higher than most VIT Knights. Their main method of attack is Twohand Quicken, which increases ASPD by 30%. When faced with multiple foes, they break out Bowling Bash. Finally, Counter Attack allows for a higher critical chance against evasive or fortified foes.
- STR: 80+
- AGI: 1-20+
- VIT: 90-100
- INT: 1-12
- DEX: 40
- LUK: 1
VIT Knights are good tanks in Ragnarok Online. They have the highest health and good defense rate, and unlike agility Knights, they usually use shields for added defense and Spear type weaponry. Levels mostly by mobbing, utilizing their tanking ability.
- STR: 100+
- AGI: 40
- VIT: 80
- INT: 1-30
- DEX: 45-60
- LUK: 1
SVD Knights (STR/VIT/DEX) may seem similar to VIT Knights, but they have more uses than just being meatshields. Their damage output is higher while maintaining decent VIT, allowing them to excel at MvPing or PvP in comparison.
Strength should be 100 at a minimum, most knights typically get around 120. This allows knights to be able to gain 1-hit-KO against High Orcs and possibly Minorous. At later levels, these knights will typically go to Thor's volcano and use pierce against Kasas.
Intelligence is a variable stat, and general consensus seems to be that at least 12 points in it is necessary. If the player is able to gain 1-hit-KOs while using an Earth Deleter Card, no intelligence may be needed.
Agility is not for defence and should only be gotten for the purpose of using Pierce at a faster rate.
- STR: 100-110
- AGI: 70+
- VIT: 40+
- INT: 1
- DEX: 40+
- LUK: 1
Another type of AGI Knights are those who use Spear type weapons. Using high AGI to decrease the ASPD delay of Pierce, AGI Spear Knights can dish out high amounts of damage using elemental spears to rapidly use Pierce on large size monsters. One famous leveling method is Pierce chaining with Aspersio in Chivalry against Raydrics to Abysmal Knights.
The intention of this build, unlike the Two-Handed Sword build is not to dodge 95%, but to deal damage with rapid Pierce and sometimes AoEs before the enemy can do harm to you. For that reason, AGI Spear Knights often have more STR than AGI.
- STR: 70-80+
- AGI: 70-90+
- VIT: 1-30
- INT: 1
- DEX: 1-20
- LUK: 30+
The AGI-Critical aka AGI-LUK Knight is essentially a knight with crit-sin stats. The advantages to this are obvious, Knights have more health than assassins, a passive health regeneration, and are also capable of attaining higher attack speeds. However, this will not be able to match the critical rate of an Assassin, and will have significantly less flee.
- LUK: BaseLv + 1
- Remaining stats are left to the reader's discretion.
This is a special build that relies on the usage of the weapon called curses the wielder randomly, if the player has one more point of total LUK than their baselevel, the curse effect can be negated.. Because the Muramasa
The Morrigane gear set helps immensely with this build, as it lowers the base luk required to meet the curse immunity requirement, as well as giving a large amount of crit and lucky/perfect dodge.
Most Knights have different sets of gear for special purposes, regardless of what their build is. Items from these sets are interchangeable, while some are very situational. For example, a Demi Human monsters, but not against any other race of monsters. These are merely suggestions and examples; the reader should know what exactly best fits them. It also focuses on armor equipment, not just weapons. Note: this guide is outdated in some areas as a lot of ingame content has changed, it's a year old, don't quote Rav on it. The guide was also intended for Knights not yet transcended to Lord Knights, hence the lack of Valkyrie Armor and some other weapons. The role of a Knight in WoE used to be more supportive, few ever Provokes (or have in the history of Ragnarok Online) and it wouldn't make much of a difference now anyway (aside from everyone having Evil Druid carded armor). Armor switching is also becoming increasing useless. Ultimately, most Knights and Lord Knights brute force their way through PvP/WoE, and it is unlikely there will be a complete detailed guide about either class: so play however. Just don't be stupid and miss out on Spear Stab.may prove to be more useful than a in a map rich with
All Knights once shared the same goal of obtaining over 80 DEF. While this is no longer as desirable for WoE/PvP with the addition of many defense-ignoring skills or items such as the Ice Pick, it is still a successful set up for PvM. These armors reduce damage received, which is helpful for tanking MvPs or mobbing.
- In short, use armor with the highest base DEF and a high upgrade. +10 would reduce the most damage, but +7s can suffice. Also use equipment that provides considerable Perfect Dodge.
- Using armor with high base DEF is important: a +6 Cap (4 base DEF) and a +4 Helm (6 base DEF) may appear to have the same overall armor DEF (10). However, each upgrade only adds +2/3 defense. The Cap, in truth, supplies 8 DEF while the Helm delivers 8.67
- Sometimes the highest base DEF gear is too limited to over-upgrade. Move onto the second best.
- Middle headgear:
- DEF) (2
- Lower headgear:
- DEF) (1
- Body armor:
- DEF) (10
- DEF) (8
- Cards: MvPs usually break body armor; DEF. Select monsters use elemental skills that require elemental armor for resistance. Against , a armor would reduce its painful Meteor Storm to 25% of the original damage. For general tanking, and sometimes cards are still employed. prevent this and add 1
Leveling equipment is the most diverse – nearly anything can be worn. All defensive gear can be replaced with low DEF stat-increasing gear to level faster at the cost of becoming exceptionally vulnerable to monster attacks. Conversely, a financially lacking player might not do so, to reduce Potion consumption. These are some ideas for gear that will contribute to damage output or increased EXP gain if used properly. They will not enable its user to level faster if they die more than it is worth, or are not able to "take on" as many monsters.
- Top headgear:
- Middle headgear:
- Slotted / with cards suggested for the top headgear, save
- STR +1) (
- Body armor:
Killing MvPs with intent to be the MvPer is different from tanking them, although a lot of the same gear can be carried over. Receiving damage from MvPs rewards tank damage points, so taking as much damage as possible may be ideal. If this is too risky, do not substitute any defense gear for damage gear, besides Safety Rings for Muscle Rings or . Remember to always use /correct elemental armor when needed.
- two race cards, one element card, one size card
- or two element cards, one race card, one size card
If a race card is unavailable, use 3 element cards and 1 size card or 2 element cards and 2 size cards (3:1 or 2:2). Likewise if an element card is unavailable. If both race and element do not exist, a quadruple size weapon can be considered. The same method can be used with Katanas, if MvPing with Bowling Bash, although they require high STR to out damage two slotted Two Handed Swords. Sabers only have three slots max, so a 2:1 or 1:1:1 must be made.
- 2:1 - 2x element & 1x race or 2x race & 1x element
- 1:1:1 - 1x element 1x race 1x size
Other weapons to consider: Ice Pick, ,
PvP demands excessive armor switching to combat statuses and elements. Defensive gear is useful against most Enchant Deadly Poison Sonic Blows, and Double Strafing, but otherwise reduction gear prevails. A moderate amount of MDEF is good, but it is often overrated: 80 MDEF makes Knights susceptible to too much, and isn't needed when little damage is taken with half the MDEF and elemental armors.
- Top headgear:
- Middle headgear:
- Body armor:
- Elemental armors, if used properly, can reduce more damage than any other piece of equipment in PvP. It is suggested that they are kept in separate types of armor for quick equipping. Key elements: Poison ( ), Undead ( - also stops Stone Curse and Frozen), Wind ( ), Shadow ( ), Ghost ( ), Fire ( ).
- Water attacks, can no longer be frozen & 10 MDEF) (+5% resistance to
- MDEF) (10
- Cards: -30% from element cards (i.e. ), ,
- Ice Pick, etc. & carded weapons,
- Status inflicting weapons (i.e. quadruple , quadruple )
Most of the PvP gear can be transferred to WoE. Skills and ranged attacks don’t do as much damage however, so not as much gear is mandatory. The most vital are:
- Unfrozen Armor
- Cranial Shield
- Status Weapons
Against the Emperium, Ice Picks are the best weapon available, coupled with . Evil Druid armor is helpful at the Emperium to negate Aspersio from enemy Priests, although another can simply be consumed or weapon switched to remove the Holy property.
See Swordman Skills for first class skills.
|Knock targets backward, causing up to 500% damage in a 3x3 cell area that hits twice.||10||Offensive|
|Attacks an area of ememies around the caster. Damage for each enemy increases the closer they are to the caster.||10||Offensive|
|At maximum level removes the 50% ASPD penalty when riding a PecoPeco.||5||Passive|
|Block an enemy's attack and automatically perform one critical attack on them, ending the Counter Attack stance.||5||Active|
|Enables Knights or Crusaders to ride a Peco Peco.||1||Passive|
|Strikes a single target for an amount of hits based on target's size. Requires a Spear class weapon.||10||Offensive|
|Must be wielding a Spear weapon. Throws the equipped spear at a single target (the spear does not require retrieval).||5||Offensive|
|Adds +4 ATK per skill level to Spear weapons. If the player is riding a PecoPeco, an additional +1 ATK per skill level is added.||10||Passive|
|Strikes a target enemy and all enemies in a line between the player and the target. Requires a Spear. All struck enemies are knocked back 6 cells.||10||Offensive|
|Temporarily increase Attack Speed when a Two Handed Sword weapon is equipped for the skill's duration.||10||Supportive|
|Ranged attack: Rush a target, dealing more damage depending on how far away you are from it.||1||Offensive||40||Charge Attack Quest|
Knight Spirit enables use of
|Temporarily increase ASPD by 30% when wielding One-Handed Swords.||1||Supportive|
The Levels in which one receives a certain bonus
|Knight & Lord Knight|
|Bowling Bash • Brandish Spear • Cavalier Mastery • Charge Attack • Counter Attack • One-Hand Quicken • Peco Peco Ride • Pierce • Spear Boomerang • Spear Mastery • Spear Stab • Twohand Quicken|
|Aura Blade • Clashing Spiral • Frenzy • |
|Quests||Knight Job Change Guide • Knight Skill Quest • Rebirth Walkthrough|
|Weapons||One Handed Sword • Spear • Two Handed Sword|
|Classes of Ragnarok Online|
|Novice Class||Novice • High Novice • Super Novice|
|First Class||Acolyte • Archer • High First Class • Magician • Merchant • Swordman • Thief|
|Second Class||Priest • Monk • Hunter • Bard • Dancer • Wizard • Sage • Blacksmith • Alchemist • Knight • Crusader • Assassin • Rogue|
|Transcendent Second Class||High Priest • Champion • Sniper • Minstrel • Gypsy • High Wizard • Scholar • Mastersmith • Biochemist • Lord Knight • Paladin • Assassin Cross • Stalker|
|Expanded Class||Gunslinger • Ninja • TaeKwon Kid • TaeKwon Master • Soul Linker|