Final Fantasy 16: Knight of The Splendent Heart [Full Guide]

Here is how you can locate and defeat Knight of the Splendent Heart in Final Fantasy 16.

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Final Fantasy 16: Knight of the Splendent Heart

Knight of the Splendent Heart is an A-rank rare hunt found in Royal Meadows and challenging to defeat on the battlefield. However, beating him will get you many valuable rewards.

Key Takeaways

  • Knight of the Splendent Heart In FF16 is an A-rank Notorious Mark.
  • Players can find him at the Penitent’s Gate in the Royal Meadows.
  • Fortunately, there is a Fast Travel Obelisk at your point of interest. Therefore, use it to reach the Knight.
  • Your enemy is a very fierce warrior and performs aggressively in battle.
  • Players must stay cautious and prioritize their counter-attacks to cause significant damage.
  • Dodge the Mirage attacks, followed by a strong Lunge attack using Titan’s Eikon Abilities to help you escape with a counter.
  • Don’t initiate an attack; wait for the opponent to take action, then plan a counter accordingly.
  • Upon achieving victory, you will get 17,000Gil, 35 Renown, 9000 XP, 105 AP, and x2 Meteorites.

Knight Of The Splendent Heart Location

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Map Location of the hunt | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Players can get access to the Knight of the Splendent Heart through a main story quest, “Back to their Origin.” The quest is unmissable, you only have to keep progressing in the campaign mode until it appears. After completing it, you will have the hunt available on the hunt board that will allow you to engage with this Notorious Mark.

Knight of the Splendent Heart rests in Royal Meadows. To get there, players must be in the Holy Empire of Sanbreque first. Luckily, there is a Royal Meadow Obelisk that will take you there. Moreover, travel northwards after Fast Travel to find the Knight outside the Penitent’s Gate.

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First look at the Knight upon arrival | Image By: VeryAli Gaming

Attacking Moves By The Opponent

The Knight of the Splendent Heart is a challenging opponent that unleashes hell on the battlefield. He will try his best to take you out on the field, therefore, you must stay cautious of his attacking moves. Here are some of these attacks that will be frequently used against you.

  • Successive Mirage Attacks: The knight will use Mirage Dive, Mirage High Dive, and Phantom Mirage attacks simultaneously whenever you witness blue marks on the field. After these indicators, you can expect objects to fall on you, or the Knight himself will jump on you with a strong punch. A typical way to avoid these attacks is to run out of the targeted areas.
  • Lunge Attack: After unleashing Mirage moves, the Knight of the Splendent Heart will use his Lunge attack to strike you. The strike can be lethal, hence, use Precision Dodges as a counter to Lunge attack. Furthermore, if you have accurate timing, use Titan Eikon’s abilities to dodge as well.
  • Double Jump: The knight uses two kinds of jump techniques. One of them is used after the health bar is dropped below the halfway mark, so it causes more damage. The attack hits after the ground is covered by illusions. Stay safe from the attacking move successfully by running in one random direction to dodge the illusion immediately before it strikes.
  • Thrusts: Sometimes after the Mirage attacks, the knight will perform charge thrusts on Clive to hurt his health. It is the easiest ability to counter if you can sense these thrusts coming.
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The knight’s attack in action | Picture Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Strategies To Implement During Battle

The important thing to do before diving into the battle is to plan out some strategies that you must implement when it’s the right time. These strategies will help you stay focused on the main objective so you don’t drift away and lose the battle.

  • Primarily focus on the next move enemy will perform and put effort into dodging it.
  • When the knight is charging at you with his sword, you can use the Precision Block ability as a counter-attack that will deal significant damage.
  • Always stay prepared for getting out of sight of the blue lasers that drop objects from the sky. This can cause a severe blow to your health which you can not survive.
  • Always keep a defensive mindset during combat and try to rely more on counterattacks rather than initiating an attack yourself.
  • Along with Precision Dodge, players can also utilize Titan Eikon Abilities against Knight’s attack.

Paired with thoughtful strategies, players should understand the ability set they should keep with them when they arrive in the presence of the Knight of the Splendent Heart. These abilities will take down the Knight in very less time, therefore, causing loads of damage.

  • Precision Dodge: Precision Dodge will help you counter the Mirage attacks or when the knight plans on hitting you with his sword. These are also useful when the enemy rushes at you for immediate contact.
  • Eikon Abilities: Titan’s Eikon Abilities are successful against the Lunge attack presented by the Knight. You must time it perfectly for proper dodge.

Battle Winning Rewards

After succeeding, the hunt, combined with the combat advantage, will reward you with some items necessary for progressing in the campaign. Here is a complete list.

  • 17,000 Gil 
  • 35 Renown
  • 9000 XP Points (for leveling up characters)
  • 105 Ability Points (to upgrade or unlock abilities)
  • x2 Meteorites (unique)
Rewards of winning
Complete Reward list after the battle | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Here, our guide on the Knight of the Splendent Heart in Final Fantasy 16 ends. We hope that it was helpful and you were able to defeat the Notorious Mark with no difficulties. If you fail a few times, you can always fight him again as it will give you a better experience. 

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