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]

Knight abhorrent (しにがみのきし Shinigami no kishi)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Knight abhorrent XI sprite.png 1,222 28 387
Defense Agility Experience Gold
546 97 1,738 520
Bestiary no. #412
Family Demon
In-game description These wicked warriors are every bit as awful as their name suggests, and they serve their dark master by slicing foe's souls from their bodies.
Spell(s) Kaboom
Skill(s) Blocks attacks with its shield.
Location(s) Champs Sauvage - Whale Way Station (third act)
The Battleground (third act)
Item(s) dropped Molten globules132
Psyche swiper1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance *
N/a -150% 50% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
0% -150% 50% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
25% 50% 0% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
50% 0% 0%

This monster does not have a vicious, nor a malicious variant.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Knight abhorrent (しにがみのきし Shinigami no kishi) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Knight abhorrent DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 demon family icon.png 1,370 280
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
580 640 480 380
Bestiary No. #420
Rank A
In-game description These knights clad in crimson steel carry the cruel stench of death around with them. They have made the solemn vow to take the heads of a thousand foes
Talents Pest Controller (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Sizzmeister (lv. 1)
Health Professional (lv. 20)
Tit for Tat (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Commander (lv. 1)
Close Scraper (lv. 1)
Rando-Oomph (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart Knight errant DQM3 portrait.png X Bone baron DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
25% 50% 50% 0%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
0% 0% -25% 25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
50% 50% 25% -25%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
0% 0%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[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 (★☆☆)
The Dragonlord’s Island
Sprite Knight abhorrent builders.png

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Knight abhorrent appears as an A-rank monster of the Demon family on the Dread dragon's banner. Starting with Version 2.0 of the game, it could be scouted from any limited banner, as well.

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
120 791 290 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
422 290 341 307 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

Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi[edit]


  • 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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