Blight knight

The Blight knight is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IX. It is a powerful skeletal warrior armed with a wicked broadsword.


Blight knights are large skeletal swordsmen that wear a set of purple and grey armour, wielding a giant sword in one hand and a round shield in the other. Long ragged capes that drag along the ground are attached to their pauldrons. Their bones have been plundered from the bodies of warriors that fell in battle challenging them. In battle, the skeletal knights specialise in defensive tactics, casting Bounce on themselves to redirect enemy spells and launching counterattacks against would-be melee attackers. They are also capable of landing desperate attacks with their massive swords. In some spinoff games such as Stars and Super Light, the blight knights have traded in their broadswords for a deadly Headsman's axe instead.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

Blight knight (ヴァルハラー Baruharā) 
Model HP MP Attack
  965 24 695
Defence Agility Experience Gold
598 298 7,000 192
Bestiary no. #237
Family Undead
In-game description These demonic masters of battle know no fear, and calmly await attacks, then counter them with catastrophic quickness.

They burgle the bones from brawny enemies they've beaten to beef up their bodies and get better at battle.
Spell(s) Bounce
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Counter Wait
Location(s) Grotto (Ice, rank 12)
Item(s) dropped Skull helm164
Veteran's helm1128
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
-50% 50% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 50% -50% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
100% 100% 50% 50%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
50% 50% 50% 50%
Charm Resistance *


The blight knight's Japanese name, Valhalla (ヴァルハラー, Baruharā), is a reference to a majestic hall in Norse mythology located in Asgard where half of the einherjar, warriors who were chosen to battle in the afterlife, reside. It is ruled over by the god Odin.

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