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Dark Knight (DRK) Guide

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We don't yet have a Dark Knight guide, however the page exists for the gear section.

Dark Knight is a support job that branches off the damage dealing class Archer. The idea behind the job is that it sacrifices some damage in order to buff party members via songs. This guide will talk about how to play the job at level 50 and it should be noted that it may not be the only way to play it. Others may disagree, but see it as a starting point and build on it from there.


The best gear for your Dark Knight constantly changes depending on what was added in the latest patch so it is important to do your own research on top of this guide. We have broken the gear down into tiers in order to give some indication of what you can use before you get up to that item level tier.

Slot Best Next Tier Third Tier
Main Hand Prototype Midan Metal Greatsword
Midan Metal Greatsword
Augmented Hellfire Guillotine
Horde Guillotine
Head Augmented Hellfire Mask of Fending
Midan Headband of Fending
Hellfire Mask of Fending
Yafaemi Circlet of Fending
Prototype Midan Headband of Fending
High Mythrite Helm of Fending
Body Augmented Hellfire Armor of Fending
Midan Coat of Fending
Hellfire Armor of Fending
Yafaemi Mail of Fending
Prototype Midan Coat of Fending
High Mythrite Cuirass of Fending
Hands Midan Gauntlets of Fending
Augmented Hellfire Gauntlets of Fending
Yafaemi Gauntlets of Fending
Hellfire Gauntlets of Fending
Prototype Midan Gauntlets of Fending
High Mythrite Gauntlets of Fending
Legs Midan Breeches of Fending
Augmented Hellfire Breeches of Fending
Hellfire Breeches of Fending
Yafaemi Chain Hose of Fending
Prototype Midan Breeches of Fending
Eikon Leather Breeches of Fending
Feet Midan Sabatons of Fending
Augmented Hellfire Sabatons of Fending
Hellfire Sabatons of Fending
Yafaemi Sabatons of Fending
Prototype Midan Sabatons of Fending
High Mythrite Sabatons of Fending
Waist Midan Belt of Fending
Augmented Hellfire Belt of Fending
Hellfire Belt of Fending
Yafaemi Belt of Fending
Prototype Midan Belt of Fending
High Mythrite Plate Belt of Fending
Neck Midan Neckband of Fending
Augmented Primal Choker of Fending
Primal Choker of Fending
Prototype Midan Neckband of Fending
Ear Augmented Primal Earrings of Fending
Midan Earrings of Fending
Primal Earrings of Fending
Prototype Midan Earrings of Fending
Rings Augmented Primal Ring of Fending
Midan Ring of Fending
Primal Ring of Fending
Prototype Midan Ring of Fending
Wrist Midan Bracelets of Fending
Augmented Primal Bracelet of Fending
Primal Bracelet of Fending
Prototype Midan Bracelets of Fending


In FFXIV all materia can be added to any slot so this guide only lists the materia that is useful for the Dark Knight rather than where to put it.

Vitality - HP
Strength - Melee attack damage and block/parry damage reduction
Dexterity - Chance of block/parry
Savage Might - Determination
Quickarm - Skill Speed
Heavens' Eye - Accuracy
Savage Aim - Critical Hit Rating

As you will be limited by how much of a certain stat you can apply to gear through stat caps it is a good idea to use a variety and add stats to gear which aren't already on the piece.

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