- Main article: Armor Knight
The Armor Knight is a Humanoid class introduced in Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. They are the female replacement of the male Heavy Knight class from earlier games, even sharing the same backstory as the Heavy Knights. A notable Armor Knight is Barbara. Armor Knights possess naturally high defense aptitudes although their movements are very low due to the weight of the armor they wear.
The Armor Knight is the designated "tank" of the humanoid category of characters, with their extremely high DEF and RES growth being their greatest asset. This makes them extraordinary decoys, especially against bosses or when protecting low-HP characters.
Unfortunately, the Armor Knight's offense is jagged at best. Their attacking Aptitudes are all sub-par at early tiers, with ATK starting at 100%, and all other attacking stats below 90%. (SPD in particular is the lowest of creatable Humanoids, making Knights pitiful at evasion.) This makes it somewhat difficult for the Knight to deal proper damage early on in the game, though Professional Specialists can alleviate this to some degree by enabling a higher critical chance.
By far, the Knight's greatest weakness is an extremely low MV. The Armor Knight's innate MV is a measly 3 Panels, which makes advancing in big maps difficult without Shoe accessories.
The Knight's Evilities are especially useful to a defensive player. One allows them to automatically defend when receiving any attack that isn't from behind, while yet another lets them activate a Protect Action from any area of the map.
The Knight is also an excellent character to achieve Likeability towards, as it raises the likelihood of activating a Protect Action.
“A knight who relies on heavy armor. Protects allies with her high defense.”
—Job Description, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness “You chose your opponent poorly!”
—Armor Knight, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness “Graduates of a military academy that trains knights to protect Netherworld nobles. In addition to fighting, they are trained in etiquette. When they graduate, they are appointed to work for a noble and are given a set of obsidian armor. Recently, the number of female knights has rapidly increased, and they now nearly outnumber the men.”
—Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
|Cool Looking Armor Knight||Defender||When defending, protect ally units regardless of distance.|
|Sadist Armor Knight||Defensive Stance||Always defends when attacked from the front or side.|
|Shy Armor Knight||Advance Guard||Decrease damage taken by 80% when defending.|