Invisible swordsman

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The Invisible swordsman is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a phantom swordsman that has been granted great power by a demonic god.


The appearance of an invisible swordsman is that of a disembodied indigo blue cape that holds a silver longswords on its left side. According to its bestiary description in VIII, the swordsmen are former knights that sacrificed their bodies to Rhapthorne, the Lord of Darkness, in exchange for power. Much like its demonic master, they are able to call upon the anger of gods and drop down meteors from the sky onto their opponents. After battle, the invisible swordsmen are able to drop their ragged capes and rusty swords for adventurers to use.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Invisible swordsman (ダークナイト Dākunaito)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Invisible swordsman.png 511 0 314
Defense Agility Experience Gold
178 128 505 55
Bestiary no. 228
Family Undead
In-game description A knight that traded his physical body for the power of the Lord of Darkness. Lofts his sword high in the air to call down a divine punishment upon his foes.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Anger of the Gods (84~96 Bang damage four times randomly to entire party)
Location(s) Dragovian Path
Heavenly Dais
Item(s) dropped Dark robe164
Rusty old sword1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
50% 100% 50% 100%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
100% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 100% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 50% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
Damage inflicted by Anger of the Gods increased to 160~192.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Invisible swordsmen appeared from Version 1.0 of the game. Although they have lost the ability to call upon the anger of the gods, they are now capable of placing curses with their slashes, using Falcon Slash, calling forth Lightning, and empowering themselves with Gale Fource.



Its Japanese name is the same as Dark slime knight's

Related enemies[edit]