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The Wight Knight is a character in Dragon Quest IX and a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series.


The Wight Knight makes his first appearance atop a black stallion, presenting a formidable presence as the game's second boss. Clad in ebony armor adorned with golden accents and sporting a tattered white cape, he cuts an imposing figure. His most notable characteristic is his helmet, boasting golden horns jutting out from the sides and a crimson plume cascading from the rear. As the battle begins, his visor flips upward, unveiling a skeletal countenance illuminated by fiery red eyes. He carries a lance resembling a black javelin, secured to his back in the overworld sprite.


At first hostile, but once defeated by the Hero he becomes much kinder. Originally full of malice at the thought of betrayal by his betrothed, he seeks to destroy anyone and anything that would get in his way. After being defeated and told what has happened to his kingdom he becomes grateful, kind, and determined to find the truth of his time spent asleep.


Main Games[]

Dragon Quest IX[]


The hero first encounters the Wight Knight on the shores of Loch Storn. The Wight Knight initially terrorizes the town of Stornway, believing the Princess Simona to be his long-lost love Princess Mona. After defeating the "Wight Knight" he asks the hero to apologize to the king of Stornway on his behalf for the misunderstanding and heads off in search of his native kingdom, Brigadoom. While he was alive, he was known as the "Right Knight.

Wight Knight (also known as the Right Knight) is the former lover of Princess Mona and the subject of a nursery rhyme told to Princess Simona by her old nursemaid. He, years in the past, was transformed by Morag and forced into a slumber for what the demoness believed to be eternity.

However, after the revival of the Gittish Empire caused an earthquake when they attempted to destroy the Observatory as well as the Realm of the Almighty, he was awoken and immediately headed to what he thought was Brigadoom to seize who he thought was his Princess Mona. He defeats the entire palace guard and demands that the King of Stornway send Princess Simona to Loch Storn. By the time the Hero arrives in Stornway, the king has already put up a notice, desperate for somebody to rid his kingdom of this dark knight. After arriving and waiting at Loch Storn until after dusk, the Hero and his companions face off against the Knight.

His humiliation after he realizes that the princess in Stornway was not Mona spurs him to travel to Zere to inquire as to which way Brigadoom is. After being informed by the Hero where the fallen kingdom is located, he goes ahead of the party and arrives at the throne room, only to discover that the earthquake had also awoken Morag. As the Hero enters the room, the Knight falls victim to one of Morag's most potent curses and is forced to kneel there until the demoness is defeated and the curse is broken. Morag tries to cast a spell on the Hero, but it doesn't work, and they have a battle. When Morag is defeated, Princess Simona and a handful of royal guardsmen then arrive at Brigadoom, and Mona, through her descendant Simona, dances with the Knight one last time before his spirit departs for the afterlife.

The Song for Right Knight[]

The Right Knight sets off on his steed,
In search of evil he rides.
If he can defeat the terrible beast,
He'll be home to wed his bride.
The town is full of laughter,
Preparing a feast fit for a queen,
Och! But then disaster!
The Right Knight's nowhere to be seen!
Bird, north, Brigadoomward on,
Tell her that her knight is gone,
Bird, north, Brigadoomward on,
Tell her that her knight is goooone!

#258 - Wight Knight
Undead Family
IX - Wight Knight sprite HP MP Attack Defence Agility
296 255 53 50 45
Exp Gold Drop Handwear Iron gauntlets (100%)
800 200 G
Description: Black-clad knight errant who once terrorised the people of Stornway in mistaken search of his long-lost love.

He was actually once a handsome young chevalier whose fair face set hearts aflutter in the castle.

Normal attack
Bolt Cutter
Encountered at:
Loch Storn

The Wight Knight is one of the first bosses in the game, so it isn't too difficult to defeat him as long as your characters are around level 10. The strategy for this boss is first to have four characters, (however, this can also be done with just one character) so Wight Knight will not wipe you out with attacks like Multithrust (which deals four hits to random party members) and Bolt Cutter, which is a more powerful physical attack. He can heal himself with the Heal spell. It is a good idea to have a priest or a team member that knows Heal as Wight Knight has some fairly strong attacks.

Your minstrel should not use Crack in the fight, as the Wight Knight is strong against Ice, and instead heal or attack physically. They can also Egg On your warrior or other attackers.

He is weak against fire, wind and earth, so it is helpful to have a mage that uses Frizz handy. Just whittle down his health and heal up after his attacks and you should be fine.

Attributes Resistance[]
Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast Illusion Sleep Death Drain MP
125 50 125 125 100 100 75 0 0 0 100
Confusion Silent Petrify Paralyze Poison Attract Attack ↓ Defense ↓ Agility ↓ Magic Res ↓
0 25 0 0 0 5 50 100 75 100

Monster series[]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[]

Joker 2 Professional Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Phantom swordsman + Grim reaper = Wight Knight
Synth type Special
Rank and Slot No.[]
Joker 2 Professional Rank and Slot No.
Rank B
Slot No. One

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

Terry's Wonderland 3D Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown

Rank and Slot No.[]
Terry's Wonderland 3D Rank and Slot No.
Rank Unknown
Slot No. Unknown

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

Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown

Rank and Slot No.[]
Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Rank and Slot No.
Rank Unknown
Slot No. Unknown

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[]

Super Light Synthesizing
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown
Synth type {{{Synth type}}}

Rank and Slot No.[]
Super Light Rank and Slot No.
Rank S
Slot No. Unknown


Main Games
IX - Wight Knight sprite
Side Games
Joker 2 Joker 2 Professional Terry's Wonderland 3D Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below Stars Super Light Joker 3



  • The Wight Knight may also be a reference to the game White Knight Chronicles, developed by Level-5, which also played a part in the making of Dragon Quest IX.
  • The Name "Wight Knight" is pronounced the same as a white knight although showing that he is undead.
  • His appearance is very similar to Phantom of the Great Darkness who appears in Dragon Quest X.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Chevalier Karbon
German Schwarzer Ritter
Spanish Caballero Oscuro
Italian Cavaliere dell'Ombra
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese 黑騎士雷歐科恩
Korean Unknown

Related monsters[]

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