Knight Abhorrent

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The Knight Abhorrent is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, introduced in the original Dragon Quest. Crusaders covered in crimson, they are one of the most frightening members of the Dragonlord's army, bringing brawn and brains to serve its master.


Like their blue-armored brothers, the Knight Abhorrent is a hulking humanoid knight clad from head to toe in heavy armor colored in shades of red, pink, and orange, wielding a sharp battle axe in one hand and a round shield in their offhand. The knights have large gems on their faulds and on the center of their shields. Their helmets have tall yellow plumes and completely obscure the wearer's face underneath. Their description in Heroes II states that the suits of armor have no wearer underneath and have been animated by evil magic. After a long absence from the main series, the knights made their reappearance in X and XI.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Knight Abhorrent (しにがみのきし Shinigami no kishi)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Knight Abhorrent DQ NES.png 90 14 70 140 105 86 57
Spell(s) Midheal
Location(s) Dragonlord's Castle
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
132 716 1516 116
Remakes (SFC, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Knight Abhorrent DQ SNES.pngArmoredknight DQ GBC.pngDQ Knight abhorrent iOS.png 98 14 172 152 105 99 57
Spell(s) Midheal
Location(s) Dragonlord's Castle
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
116 17 77 07

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Knight abhorrent (しにがみのきし Shinigami no kishi)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Knight abhorrent DQH2.png 12571 590g Yes
List No. #132
Field Notes An abandoned suit of blood-red armour infused with evil energies in order to bring it back to life. It's far too big to fit a normal knight, but the mystery of who once wore it is one that has yet to be solved.
Location(s) Blackrock Ravine
Item(s) Dropped Platinum ore, Monarchic mark

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Knight abhorrent (しにがみのきし Shinigami no kishi)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
135~338 30~46 0~62 Chains (★☆☆), Cell door (★☆☆)
Sprite Knight abhorrent builders.png

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Knight Abhorrent appears as an A-rank monster of the Demon family on the Dread dragon's banner. It was eventually added to the normal pool and could be scouted from any banner.

Knight Abhorrent (しにがみのきし Shinigami no kishi)Tactlogo.png

DQT Knight Abhorrent.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Devil.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max level HP MP Move
110 736 270 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
393 270 318 286 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Dazzling Slash Sizzle Smouldering Slash
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Sizz-type Physical Potency +10% / Stats Up Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Sizzle Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Sizzle Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Raises Sizz-type potency of allies, including itself, by 5% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +10 AGL +15 Sizzle Potency +2%
Perk Details
Sizz-type Physical Potency +10%: Raises Sizz-type physical potency by 10%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Very Weak Half Res Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Half Res Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Super Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Immune


Abhorrent is a term that describes a person of being deserving of the most intense hatred and revulsion. In Japanese, their name is しにがみのきし shinigami no kishi, which translates to "Death's Knight" (as in, the grim reaper).


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