There are many different enemies that you can find through the hunt board. Among those different hunts lies the Final Fantasy 16 Knight of the Splendent Heart. Although it possesses a fairly straightforward moves, it can be quite tricky to locate and defeat without a proper strategy in place.
Here is a quick look at the Knight of Splendent Heart’s location & more info on this A-rank boss in FF16.
Final Fantasy 16 Knight Of The Splendent Heart Location
Before embarking on the quest to find the Knight of the Splendent Heart, there are necessary pre-conditions. First, you need to complete the Under New Management II side quest.
- This quest can be initiated by conversing with Isabella, who is situated in the eastern part of Northreach.
- The side quest becomes accessible post the completion of the Under New Management side quest, which is available during the main quest of FF16’s Across the Narrow.
Secondly, you need to unlock the Hunt for the Knight of the Splendent Heart.
- In Final Fantasy 16, you will undertake several Notorious Marks quests.
- The Knight of the Splendent Heart is part of these hunts.
- The Hunt Board lists out these marks, from which you can pick your desired target and commence the fight.
- The hunt for the Knight of the Splendent Heart can only be taken up post the completion of the main quest, Back to Their Origin.
- Once done, the mark becomes visible on the Hunt Board.
After completing the mission and activating the hunt, you can move on to locating the Final Fantasy 16 Knight of the Splendent Heart.
- The Royal Meadows, positioned north of Northreach in the Holy Empire of Sanbreque, hosts the Knight of the Splendent Heart.
- To pinpoint the location, it is stationed at the northern end of the area, in proximity to the Royal Meadows obelisk.
- Standing on a stone path, the Knight of the Splendent Heart is quite visible to any player in the area.
For a more precise location, the Knight of the Splendent Heart is found at The Penitent’s Gate in Sanbreque.
- The Knight is hard to miss, located right outside the gate to the city.
- The Holy Empire of Sanbreque also houses the Behemoth King.
- To reach it, fast travel to Northreach Obliske, then head northeast to find the monster just outside the gate to the city.
Final Fantasy 16 How To Beat Knight Of The Splendent Heart
As you prepare for the encounter with the Knight of the Splendent Heart, it’s crucial to understand that his offensive arsenal is fairly limited. The battle largely hinges on two types of attacks:
- Mirage Dive, Mirage High Dive, and Phantom Mirage: These unique abilities allow the Knight of the Splendent Heart to deliver a bombardment of attacks onto FF16’s Clive. You can avoid these attacks by steering clear of the vertical blue lines that signal the imminent onslaught.
- Lunge: Following the aforementioned special abilities, the Knight of the Splendent Heart executes a substantial lunge attack. A precision dodge at the right moment can help you evade the attack. Alternatively, the Titan Eikon Abilities can counter the strike, provided the timing is impeccably precise.
Dealing with the Knight of the Splendent Heart, the most potent dragoon in Final Fantasy 16, requires swift and tactical gameplay.
- His jump technique, which is showcased in two variants, particularly when his HP drops, floods the battlefield with dragoon illusions that crash into the ground, followed by a final blow from the Knight himself.
- Continuous movement in a general direction and dodging the illusions right before they connect is advisable.
- Stay alert for the final blow, as there’s a brief delay before it strikes.
One other tactic in the Knight’s repertoire involves two speedy charging thrusts, one following the other.
- Though they are easy to dodge, being ready for them is key, as they often follow the mirage dives.
In this battle, leveraging Titan’s prowess can be game-changing.
- The Knight of the Splendent Heart tends to rush at you following his abilities, and a well-timed Precision Block at the impact point can diminish a substantial amount of his health through a counter-attack.
- Keep an eye out for beams of light that descend from the sky and detonate upon hitting the ground.
- Staying in constant motion and dodging away from these points of impact is critical.
The Knight of the Splendent Heart’s special attacks, notably Mirage Dive, Mirage High Dive, and Phantom Mirage, all bear similarities – shiny blue spectacles of light appear, and moments later, the Knight lands directly on top of those marked areas. The spectacles of light are shown in the image above.
- Concentrating on these signs and making sure to run and dodge effectively can be beneficial.
- Additionally, during Mirage High Dive and Phantom Mirage, he performs a lunging attack at the end of the first attack.
- Be cautious and prepared for this move.
- The Knight’s lunging attack at the end of Mirage High Dive and Phantom Mirage tends to be in a straight line.
- You should aim to perfect the timing to counter them with Titan’s Raging Fists and Titanic Block abilities, as they can deal quite a lot of damage.
Upon defeating the Knight of the Splendent Heart, the rewards are substantial. You are rewarded with the following:
- 9000 Experience Points
- 105 Ability Points
- Two meteorites.
The completion of the hunt itself earns you:
- 17,000 Gil
- 35 Renown
With that, you know everything about the Final Fantasy 16 Knight of the Splendent Heart! Although not quite hard to locate or defeat, knowing the right strategies can truly help out in completing the hunt. The trickiest part is unlocking the Hunt in the first place, as there are many prerequisites involved.
However, your journey does not end here, as there is still much more to discover, such as different characters, eikons, and dominants! You can also uncover different weapons and even unlock all sorts of achievements with our trophy list.
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