暗黒 / あんこく [ankoku] or 'darkness' in Japanese.

Final Fantasy IV

Type: Command, Augment Ability
Use: Cecil (Dark Knight form), others (DS version only)
Obtain: initial ability as Dark Knight
Obtain: steal the Augment from Odin
Effect: (DS version) gain the Darkness status. Increases your attack power, but each attack consumes your HP
Effect: (earlier versions) consume HP to deal damage to all enemies

Final Fantasy VIII

Type: Command
AP Required: 100
GF: Diablos, Doomtrain, Eden
Effect: enables you to use the command Darkside – sacrifice your own HP in exchange for damage
Other: as 'Darkside'

Final Fantasy IX

Type: Sword Skill
Use: Adelbert Steiner
Learn from: ?
Other: consumes HP to cause Shadow damage to enemies

Final Fantasy XI

Type: Job Ability
Learn at: DRK30, Use: any
Cast Time: instant, Recast: 6 min, Duration: 1 min
Range: self, Radius: self, Cumulative Enmity: 1, Volatile Enmity: 1,300
Description: Consumes (10% of your) HP to enhance attacks
Other: converts the consumed HP to damage, when used from a sub job only half the consumed HP is converted to damage, adds ACC+25 for the duration
Other: can be modified by merits and Warrior's Cuisses
Other: as 'Souleater'

Final Fantasy XII

Type: Skill, MP: 0
Element: Physical / None, Accuracy: always hits
Target: enemies, Radius: single, Range: (weapon), Charge Time: 35
Long Range: (weapon), Magick Evasion: no, Safety Nullify: no, Reflect: no
Faith Effect: -, Recover MP: Inquisitor, Remove Sleep/Confusion: no
License: Souleater, LP: 35
Buy: 6,400 gil (sell: -)
Shop: Bhujerba (after Lhusu)
Effect: Consumes own HP to deal damage to one enemy. Damage is decided by the user's ATK, STR and level as well as the target's DEF. HP consumed is 20% of user's max HP, rounded down. Heals the Undead.
Other: as 'Souleater', which is in fact another ability entirely

A Realm Reborn


Type: Dark Knight Ability
Learn: DRK30 (quest), Use: DRK
Cast time: (instant), Recast: 5 s, Duration: (until cancelled)
Potency: -, Range: 0, Radius: 0
Description: MP is slowly drained while increasing damage dealt by 15%. (20% in PvP) MP refreshing statuses have no effect. Effect ends upon reuse. MP cost is reduced by 1/3 in PvP areas
Other: as 'Darkside'

4 Heroes of Light

Type: Ability, AP: 1
Target: front row enemy, Element: -, Power: -
Speed: 10, Fixed Enmity: 10, Volatile Enmity: 10
Learn: Dark Fencer 1
Description: Sacrifice some of your own HP to deal heavy damage to a foe
Effect: costs 20% of max HP. Can kill you. Has no element even if weapon does. Damage is greater the more HP is left
Other: as 'Darkside'


Type: Unique Ability, AP Cost: 200, Power: 40, Element: 100 Slashing
Cast time: instant or more, Recast: 40 sec
Learn: Dark Knight, Equip: Dark Knight
Description: Consumes HP by pressing the button to raise the power of the physical attack dealt. Also absorbs the enemy's physical strength and defense in order to raise the caster's stats.

Record Keeper


Effect: Deals damage on all targets, and user takes recoil damage
Learn: Cecil Harvey (Dark Knight) (equip Dark Blade (IV))
Type: Limit, Rarity: -
Target: all enemies, Element: -, Gauge cost: 1 bar

Category: Ability

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