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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Dark Seals Guide – How to Beat Death Knight, Get Dark Seals

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Looking for a way to get Dark Seals in Fire Emblem: Three Houses? Well, you have come to the right place. Our Fire Emblem: Dark Seals guide will explain how to get Dark Seals and enemies you can defeat in each chapter to get the Dark Seal, how to beat Death Knight, and more

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Dark Seals

In the Garreg Monastery players can find different seals during various chapters. These seals are unique examination seals that let you unlock one of the most interesting classes, Dark Mage. In various chapters of the game, you can find a Death Knight that’ll drop a Dark Seal.

How to Get Dark Seals

Dark Seals are found in Chapter 4, 6, 8, 12, and 18. It can take a while to get all Dark Seals to unlock different characters but you can get the seals via an alternative method.

You can ready a thief with a Steal skill to get Dark Seals in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This skill is useful when defeating him isn’t required by the mission. You can re-class your character when the Death Knight weak and steal the Dark Seal from him.

Keep in mind that you need a higher speed stat than the Knight himself to successfully steal the seal. If that’s not the case, you’ll need to defeat him to get the Dark Seal.

How to Defeat the Death Knight

Now for the tough part, how to defeat the Death Knight? He isn’t easy to take down which should be clear enough from his name. But there are effective methods to beat him in combat.

Mainly, we found two ways to beat the Death Knight in the main story mode without raising any proficiencies thoroughly. You can beat the Death Knight with a team of average level 5-7 at the start of the mission.

Note: Raise your character level if these methods don’t work.

Gambits and Knighkneeler

The first effective method to take down the Death Knight is to use Gambits and Knightneeler. Use offensive gambits to deal damage to the enemies without worrying about counter attacks. Raise the hit rate by using gambit boosts with allies nearby before using the gambit.

Knighkneeler is an effective combat art against mounted enemies so use this to finish off the Death Knight.

Get Ready for Battle

Before getting into battle, there are a couple of things that you should do. The following is what we recommend you to do in order to get ready for the battle ahead:

1 At least one character should have Knightkneeler
2 Train Knightkneeler character to have about 15 Mt
3 Get a steel lance and equip it on the Knightkneeler character
4 Assign a battalion to the Knightkneeler character
5 Assign battalion with offensive gambits to the character who has high physical or magic attack
6 Recommended gambits are: onslaught, group magic: ice, and assault troop

Combat Tips

The following are some battle tips that should help you out:

1 Rout at least 80% of the enemies
2 Don’t beat the commander to prevent mission completion. Keep some enemies around for RNG adjustment
3 Bring all allies around Death Knight
4 Character with a range of two or more is placed in the second square of Death Knight for linkage
5 Even though the damage you deal is low, it is important to keep attacking Death Knight’s HP
6 Increase the damage by the character with Knightkneeler by using rally or support
7 Use the Knightkneeler on Death Knight to beat him
8 If you fail to kill Death Knight in one go, the character that attacked is likely to die
9 Use divine pulse to try again but before trying to kill Death Knight, attack the remaining enemies to adjust the RNG. Your attack on Death Knight will give the same result if you don’t adjust RNG

Combat Arts and Knightkneeler

Death Knight is fast and has an attack speed of 14 when you first encounter him. You must attack him with a unit of an attack speed of at least 11. Deal damage using combat arts before using the Knightneeler to bring him down. This method is most effective when playing with the Black Eagles house as they have high speed.

Get Ready for Battle

Before getting into battle, there are a couple of things that you should do. The following is what we recommend you to do in order to get ready for the battle ahead:

1 Train many characters to get at least 11 speed.
2 Not required to use steel weapons if you have 10+ allies.
3 Assign a high damage battalion and attacking knights to characters with at least 11 Spd.
4 Get a steel lance and give it to Knightkneeler character.
5 Offensive gambits assigned to the Knightkneeler character

Combat Tips

The following are some battle tips that should help you out:

1 Rout at least 80% of the enemies
2 Don’t beat the commander to prevent mission completion. Keep some enemies around for RNG adjustment
3 Bring all allies around Death Knight
4 Character with a range of two or more is placed in the second square of Death Knight for linkage
5 Make the most use of skills that increase attack power to boost the damage dealt of the character with at least 11 Spd. You can use support and rally as well
6 Use the Knightkneeler on Death Knight to beat him
7 If you fail to kill Death Knight in one go, the character that attacked is likely to die
8 Use divine pulse to try again but before trying to kill Death Knight, attack the remaining enemies to adjust the RNG. Your attack on Death Knight will give the same result if you don’t adjust RNG

This was our Fire Emblem; Three Houses Dark Seals Guide, hope this helps you in the game.

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