Dark Knight Gear Guide

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Introduction

Dark Knight is a respectable damage dealing job that can surpass most jobs in versatility and overall damage. With Devastating weaponskills and Incredible Dark magic...BUT to become the top Dark knight in your league, you need the proper gear! Dark Knight along with many other damage dealing jobs are very gear dependant! wearing the best gear is not only important but vital. So it's time to pimp your rid--er' Dark knight--The Sapphira way <(^ _^)>

Level 1-9

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Base RSE

At these Levels, gear is the least of your concerns, a good set of RSE will do just fine.
























Level 10-15

Head Piece
Faceguard
Hand Piece
Legionnaire's Mittens
Leg Piece
Scale Cuisses
Feet Piece
Scale Greaves
Body Piece
Scale Mail
Ring Slot 1
Courage Ring or Balance Ring
Ring Slot 2
Courage Ring or Balance Ring
Earring Slot 1
Cassie Earring or Shell Earring+1
Earring Slot 2
Cassie Earring or Shell Earring+1
Neck Piece
Justice Badge
Waist Piece
Leather Belt+1
Back Piece
Traveler's Mantle


  • Summary - The Gear Here is the best defense-wise for your level, the Courage and Balance rings are interchangeable and moreso since DEX+1 = ACC+1 since a previous update. Macro the Dexterity rings for melee then swap for Strength during a weaponskill. As for Items such as Leather Belt and Justice Badge, they are not needed but in the sake of putting SOMETHING in the slot. they are nice. the MND+ will increase your resistance to certain white magic debuffs. While Shell earrings might be useless by level 16, they are one of the best pieces you can get for the earring slot, many monsters in Valkurm Dunes use abilities that are Fire (Goblins, Lizards) and Water (Damselflies, Crabs) based.

Level 16-20

Head Piece
Lizard Helm
Hand Piece
Legionnaire's Mittens
Leg Piece
Lizard Trousers
Feet Piece
Lizard Ledelsens
Body Piece
Lizard Jerkin
Ring Slot 1
Courage Rings or Balance Rings
Ring Slot 2
Courage Rings or Balance Rings
Earring Slot 1
Bone Earring or Cassie Earring
Earring Slot 2
Bone Earring or Cassie Earring
Neck Piece
Justice Badge
Waist Piece
Brave Belt
Back Piece
Traveler's Mantle
  • Summery - Minor Changes around now, but needed. as a Damage dealer you will more often then not take hate and proper gear will determine if you die in 1 hit or 3 hits. Brave Belt increases your Strength a bit more so thats an extra boost to ws damage and your regular melee attacks. Bone Earring replaces Shell, as attack will aid you better then the minor elemental resistance shell provides.

Level 21-24

Weapon
Cruel Scythe
Head Piece
Beetle Mask
Hand Piece
Kingdom Gloves
Leg Piece
Beetle Subligar
Feet Piece
Beetle Leggings
Body Piece
Beetle Harness
Ring Slot 1
Balance Ring
Ring Slot 2
Balance Ring
Earring Slot 1
Beetle Earring
Earring Slot 2
Beetle Earring
Neck Piece
Fang Necklace
Waist Piece
Brave Belt
Back Piece
Night Cape
  • Summary - Well, small level gap here but there are a couple of key equips at 25. Most of this can stay the same. The beetle gear is cheap and great for this level. Try the +1 if you can afford it. The Fang Necklace is key and should be purchased as soon as can be worn. The Beetle Earrings are also key and can be worn for a very long time. Balance Rings offer the DEX for the ACC that we can't get right now. I also tossed in the Cruel Scythe, which is a very notable scythe for this level range.

Level 25-29

Weapon
Cruel Scythe
Head Piece
Empress Hairpin
Hand Piece
Kingdom Gloves
Leg Piece
Republic Subligar
Feet Piece
Beetle Leggings
Body Piece
Beetle Harness
Ring Slot 1
Balance Ring
Ring Slot 2
Balance Ring
Earring Slot 1
Beetle Earring
Earring Slot 2
Beetle Earring
Neck Piece
Fang Necklace
Waist Piece
Brave Belt
Back Piece
Night Cape
  • Summary - Mostly the same except for two things. The Empress Hairpin is your first peice of unreasonable gear and should be obtained as soon as possible. The Emperor Hairpin can be purchased if you have a lot of money. Also, the Republic Subligar is a key item for this level because it significantly raises your attack.

Level 30-34

Weapon
Mrc.Cpt. Scythe
Secondary Weapon
Brass Grip
Head Piece
Fancy Spectacles
Hand Piece
Royal Squire's Mufflers
Leg Piece
Republic Subligar
Feet Piece
Centurion's Greaves
Body Piece
Centurion's Scale Mail
Ring Slot 1
Archer's Ring
Ring Slot 2
Shikaree Ring
Earring Slot 1
Beetle Earring
Earring Slot 2
Beetle Earring
Neck Piece
Fang Necklace
Waist Piece
Brave Belt
Back Piece
Night Cape
  • Summary - Big changes here. Enter the Brass Grip. The accuracy rings are also key here. Obviously the Archer's Ring is expensive and the Shikaree is hard to get. Stick with the Balance Ring if you can't get either. The Fancy Spectacles are good during the daytime only. The Royal Squire's Mufflers are also key for the ACC you need so badly. Upgraded the Beetle gear to the Centurion's, but you could use another good DEF/EVA gear if you want.

Level 50-59

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Item Name
Head Piece
-
Hand Piece
-
Leg Piece
-
Feet Piece
-
Body Piece
-
Ring Slot 1
-
Ring Slot 2
-
Earring Slot 1
-
Earring Slot 2
-
Neck Piece
-
Waist Piece
-
Back Piece
-

Level 60-69

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Item Name
Head Piece
-
Hand Piece
-
Leg Piece
-
Feet Piece
-
Body Piece
-
Ring Slot 1
-
Ring Slot 2
-
Earring Slot 1
-
Earring Slot 2
-
Neck Piece
-
Waist Piece
-
Back Piece
-

Level 70-74

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Item Name
Head Piece
-
Hand Piece
-
Leg Piece
-
Feet Piece
-
Body Piece
-
Ring Slot 1
-
Ring Slot 2
-
Earring Slot 1
-
Earring Slot 2
-
Neck Piece
-
Waist Piece
-
Back Piece
-

Level 75+

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Item Name
Head Piece
Ace's Helm
Hand Piece
-
Leg Piece
-
Feet Piece
-
Body Piece
Adaman Hauberk
Ring Slot 1
-
Ring Slot 2
-
Earring Slot 1
-
Earring Slot 2
-
Neck Piece
-
Waist Piece
-
Back Piece
-