Link fighting a Black Knight at Dark Hyrule Castle
The Black Knight is a mini-boss that appears in Dark Hyrule Castle in The Minish Cap. It is the strongest variant of the Darknut.
The Minish Cap
The Black Knights appears fairly late in Dark Hyrule Castle and battles similar to the Red Darknut previously encountered. The Black knight hits hard, dealing 3x the amount of damage as the more traditional Silver Darknut. Its charged jab attack will deal 3-full hearts of damage, making it one of the most powerful attacks in the game. The enemy also moves quickly and has a faster recovery time after being hit.
The best strategy is to use Roc's Cape to make a short jump right over the Black Knight's sword and immediately strike. Link wants to just jump with the cape instead of gliding. The Black Knight will take seven slashes, even with the powerful Four Sword to be defeated. Once the first Black Knight is defeated a Blue Portal will appear to warp to the dungeon entrance. Additionally, six more Darknuts, consisting of Silver Darknuts and Red Darknuts will appear in four different rooms within Dark Hyrule Castle, guarding various chambers in the dungeon that each hold Small Keys.
As Link is making his way to the final battle with Vaati, he'll encounter a second Black Knight, this time fought alongside a pair of Red Darknuts.
|Appears in Dark Hyrule Castle. This is the strongest Dark Nut, with a good balance of attack and defense. They will do anything to stop you.|
- ↑ The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia, pg. 167