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This is a ranking page for the hero Black Knight - Sinister General from the game Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH). Read on to learn the best IVs (Individual Values), best builds (Inherit Skill), weapon refinement, stats at Lv 40, and more for Black Knight.


Black Knight Rating and Basic Information

FEH Black Knight Banner

Overall Rating 8.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) N/A
(▶Reroll Ranking)
Ranking (including Inherit Skill) B
(▶FEH Tier List)

Black Knight - Sinister General: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? Obtained as a reward from Tempest Trials
・Can also be obtained in the shop.
・Powerful armored unit that can counterattack from any range

Black Knight Skills at 5★


Might: 16  Range: 1
Enables counterattack regardless of distance if this unit is attacked.

Cooldown Count = 3
Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 80% during combat.
(Skill cannot be inherited.)

Grants Def +6 during combat when this unit is attacked.

Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 50%.

Black Knight Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (22) Normal HP ★★☆☆☆
Atk (26) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (8) No Spd IV ★★★★★
Def (9) No Def IV ★★★☆☆
Res (5) Res Bane ★★★☆☆

◯ = Stat gains +4 with a superboon, ✕= Stat goes down by -4 with a superbane, - = No assets or flaws

Neutral IVs by default!

As a hero obtainable only through Tempest Trials, Black Knight will always have neutral IVs by default. The only way to access IVs for this unit is through using Trait Fruits.

+Atk/-HP

The best IVs for Black Knight are +Atk and -HP. Black Knight shines best in being an enemy phase counterattacker. A +Atk IV synergizes with his kit to effectively fill this niche. His HP stat is of less importance, so it is safe to take it as a bane.

If you prefer a tankier Black Knight that can frequently execute follow-up attacks, you can take a +Spd IV instead.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Black Knight to 10. At +10 Merges, Black Knight's Atk will reach such high levels that pushing it up higher is a waste, considering he has access to Black Luna, one of the most powerful special skills in the game. At this point, it would be better to opt with a +Spd IV instead to help him take less follow-up attacks and allow him to make some follow-up attacks on his own. Follow-up attacks also speeds-up special activation.

Black Knight Best Builds

Steady Breather Black KnightHOT

Weapon Skill IconAlondite
Assist Skill IconPivot

Furious Black Knight

Weapon Skill IconAlondite
Assist Skill IconPivot
Passive Skill A IconFury 4
Passive Skill BVantage 3

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This build is based on inheriting the skills Fury and Vantage. Black Knight’s exclusive weapon lets him counterattack a ranged unit, and with Fury and Vantage, he will always attack first whenever a foe attacks him with less than 75% HP.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Black Knight - Sinister General Icon Black Knight - Sinister General (5★)
Black Knight - Sinister General Icon Black Knight - Sinister General (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Refined Black KnightHOT

Weapon Skill IconAlondite
Assist Skill IconSwap

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

This is a high budget build that will guarantee instant activation of Black Luna due to the stacking effects of Alondite's refine, Special Fighter 3, and Swift Stance 3. You can also opt for Swift Stance 2 as his Sacred Seal to further fix his low Res.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Black Knight - Sinister General Icon Black Knight - Sinister General (5★)
Black Knight - Sinister General Icon Black Knight - Sinister General (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

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Black Knight Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Black Knight's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 16 Range: 1 HP: +3
Unit can counterattack regardless of foe's range.
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). At the start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Alondite

Alondite's refine gives Black Knight Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 and also accelerates his Special trigger.

We recommend getting this refine as he will be able to activate Black Luna even faster when paired with other Special acceleration skills like Special Fighter 3.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

Black Knight Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 169
169
HP
HP 48 48
Rank: 18/648
Atk
Atk 34 34
Rank: 334/648
Spd
Spd 34 34
Rank: 275/648
Def
Def 35 35
Rank: 101/648
Res
Res 18 18
Rank: 591/648

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 53 55 38 40 22 208
Lv.40 +10 53 39 38 40 22 192

Note: Black Knight's stats will always have no IVs.

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 48 50 34 35 18 185
5★ Lv.40 48 34 34 35 18 169
4★ Lv.40 45 32 31 33 16 157

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 22 26 8 9 5 70
4★ Lv.1 21 21 7 9 4 62

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
47 41 26 39 27 180
48 38 19 38 36 179
46 36 33 38 21 174
45 37 38 35 19 174
Black Knight Icon Black Knight
48 34 34 35 18 169
60 36 16 41 16 169
50 30 32 39 18 169
55 35 16 38 24 168

Note: Stats bonuses from skills are not taken into account.

Black Knight Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Black Knight Roles

Black Knight - Sinister General Roles
Close Physical Attack ImageClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
Exclusive Skill ImageExclusive Skill All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher
No Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo/Harmonized No Resplendent ImageResplendent

Black Knight is a close ranged physical attacker (range = 1). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage he deals will be equivalent to his Atk minus the foe's Def stat. Additionally, his exclusive weapon lets him counterattack from any range, and he has a powerful exclusive special skill.

Black Knight's Strengths

Counterattack from 2 spaces away with Alondite

Black Knight's exclusive skill Alondite has the built in effect of Distant Counter, letting him counterattack ranged foes. As low mobility is one of the drawbacks of armored units, this skill allows him to take out foes at a distance despite his inherent mobility setback.

Inflict massive damage on even the toughest foes with Black Luna

Black Knight has the exclusive special skill Black Luna. This skill has the same cooldown count as Luna, but it treats the foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 80% during combat, inflicting heavy damage. This will be very strong even against blue colored foes or those with a very high Def stat, making it highly useful in any situation.

Due to the effects of his refine

Additional defensive ability with Steady Stance

His A slot skill Steady Stance 3 will give him Def +6 when the foe initiates combat. Unlike the related skills Close Def 3 and Distant Def 3, his Res stat will not increase, but having a guaranteed Def buff regardless of the weapon used is a huge plus. Black Knight already has an incredible Def stat, so Steady Stance helps to solidify him as a physical wall.

Can warp to allies who are in a pinch

His B skill Wings of Mercy 3 will let him warp to any ally with less than 50% HP. Black Knight's low mobility is seriously aided by the power to warp over such a wide area.

Access to a Special effect refine!

He has access to a Special effect refine and you can read more about it in the Weapon Refinement section!!

Black Knight's Weaknesses

Low Res stat

With his low Res stat, Black Knight is weak to magic attacks. In particular, Blue Mages like Reinhardt can wipe him out with in one fatal swoop. Keep him out of the range of mages, and in particular keep an eye on enemy blue mages.

Weak to armor-effective skills

As an armored unit, Black Knight will take significant damage from units with weapons like Armorslayer or Heavy Spear. Be wary of your foes' weapons and attack accordingly.

Should you Unlock Potential?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? A Rank Icon

We Recommend You Unlock Potential for Black Knight - Sinister General!

We recommend that you use Unlock Potential to bring Black Knight - Sinister General from 4 Stars to 5 Stars. Black Knight - Sinister General is a very useful Armored ace, so we recommend you Unlock Potential for Black Knight - Sinister General if your team lacks a strong Armored ace.

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Black Knight - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 4★
8 1 No Effect 4★
11 1 No Effect 4★
16 1 Enables counterattack regardless of distance if this unit is attacked. 5★

Assists

This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.

Specials

Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res -30%. 4★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 50% during combat. 4★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Treats foe's Def/Res as if reduced by 80% during combat.
(Skill cannot be inherited.)
5★

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants Def +2 during combat when this unit is attacked. 4★
Grants Def +4 during combat when this unit is attacked. 4★
Grants Def +6 during combat when this unit is attacked. 5★
Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 30%. 4★
Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 40%. 4★
Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 50%. 4★

Black Knight as a Source Hero

Black Knight Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inherit Steady Stance 3

You may wish to use Black Knight to inherit Steady Stance 3. However, the number of obtainable duplicates of this unit is quite limited, and he will only be reobtainable through Hero Grails. Think hard before foddering him off for skills.

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How to Get Black Knight / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Black Knight

Obtained as a Reward in Tempest Trials

Black Knight is a limited time Hero who can be obtained as a reward for your score in the Tempest Trials. They do not appear in regular summons. After the event has ended, they can be obtained by using Heroic Grails.

Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Robert Clotworthy
Illustrator Daisuke Izuka
Appears In

Illustration

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Quotes: Special Triggered

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Know your place.
Will you survive?
Fool.
Give your all.

Quotes: Castle

See Castle Quotes
To think a world such as this could exist... If I stayed here, then perhaps…
Circumstances being what they are, I shall lend you my strength. However, just one shall ever be my true master.
surpass General Gawain...is my ultimate goal as a swordsman.
I share a sword style with Ike, of the Greil Mercenaries... We also shared a master.
I learned the sword from a man I once called master. And now, that man…
No... I have nothing to share.

Lv 40 Dialogue

See Lv 40 Dialogue
I learned the sword from one of my fellow Four Riders, Gawain. He was a general without compare…
I fought my master, and I won. However, by then he had already cast aside his true skill.
This means I have not truly surpassed him.
But defeating one whose strength rivaled his own could be another means of achieving that goal.
I have forever longed for such a battle.
Not everyone would understand such drive, but as one who also lives by battle, I thought that perhaps you…
Well, that is all.

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    • What is a recommended hero merge level for endgame that we should target eg for edelguard? Is M+1 good enough?

    • >>[63]
      Thanks a lot Mike. Yes that’s duo/ninja Lyn. I’ll keep it then.

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