There are 10 playable classes in the PC game Rogue Legacy. The Knight is the most basic class, sporting balanced stats, a small spell selection, and a simple special ability when upgraded to a Paladin. It is the first class you will play in the game and one of the most common classes because it is always a possible option. The following guide to the Knight in Rogue Legacy will help you become familiar with this basic class.
Attributes – The Knight uses the base stats of your character without modification. Since most classes have at least one stat that is below baseline, this means the Knight generally has higher than average stats. The Knight does not possess any other inherent special ability.
Unlock – The Knight is unlocked as soon as you start the game.
Upgrade – The Paladin is unlocked by purchasing the third castle upgrade. It is cheap enough that you should easily get it on your second or third run through the castle. Once unlocked, the Paladin grants two special abilities. The normal special ability allows the Paladin to block an attack at the cost of 25 mana points. An alternate special ability, activated by pressing down as you press the special ability button, turns the Paladin into a statue. This ability costs mana points for each second it is active and both blocks damage and damages enemies that touch you while it is active. The former is generally more useful than the latter because it protects you well from projectile attacks.
Spells – The Knight only has access to basic spells. If you have a choice of two or more Knights, you should give preference to Axe, Scythe, or Conflux, because these spells can hit enemies above and below you. The Knight is very good at dealing with enemies straight ahead and doesn’t need spells that fire in a straight line.
Equipment – The best way to support a Knight is to support the strengths of the Knight. This means focus on increasing strength and armor first, with a good sword and good chest piece. Magic isn’t that useful for a Knight, so equip limb armor last. Finally, unless you have access to the Sage Cape or better, most capes aren’t that good for you.
Runes – The best way to support the Knight is with a few runes that augment movement, like the Vault Rune or Sprint Rune. A Bounty Rune is also good for a Knight, but Curse Runes are even better because they will earn you more gold and the Knight is powerful enough to deal with tougher enemies.
Strategy – As a well rounded character, the Knight can attempt just about any challenge, but you will get the best results simply using the Knight to farm gold while learning the patterns of enemies. Your well-balanced stats make you very good at fighting enemies, so leave no room without killing everything in your path. If you can teleport to a later section, always do so, because tougher enemies give better rewards. You won’t find as many chests with a Knight, but you will be perfectly set up to face mini-bosses when you find them. If you find the boss room, enter it. You probably won’t win the fight, but you should survive long enough to learn all the patterns of the boss.