A lone warrior, Phantom Striker appears to those that he deems worthy of challenging him. Light on his feet and wielding a rapier, this enigmatic fighter also controls the power of lightning! Always in search of an honorable battle, Phantom Striker may reward those who fare well against his cyclonic charge.
"Phantom Striker:I misjudged your ability. Your skill in dodging so many of my attacks is uncanny! You are surely capable of carrying out your quest! Take this reward, and farewell!"
If Plague Knight's health had reached below half in battle: Edit
"Phantom Striker:Ah… you see… book knowledge will never replace swordsmanship. Despite your sizeable arsenal, I was still able to land many strikes. But one should never underestimate even the lowliest enemy. I shall leave you with that thought!"
Depending on how well the player battled him, the Phantom Striker will have different dialogue at the end of the battle and reward Shovel Knight or Plague Knight differently: If their health goes below half of its amount or if they heal, the Phantom Striker will leave behind ten gems with a value of one piece of gold each. But if they defeat him without losing half of their health or healing, the Phantom Striker will leave a reward of ten gems each with a value of 200 pieces of gold for a total of 2000 gold.
Phantom Striker, Propeller Knight and Mr. Hat are the only main characters in Shovel Knight to use a sword as a weapon, furthermore Phantom Striker and Propeller Knight both wield a Rapier.
Phantom Striker's dialogue ends with praise even if Plague Knight uses the Leech Liquid.