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Phantom Striker
Mister bolt
Theme Fighting With All of Our Might
Weapon Fleuret

Power. Honor. The traits of a respectable warrior.

Phantom Striker is one of many Knights in the world of Shovel Knight. He is also one of the Wandering Travelers The Phantom Striker was created by Steven Ness as a Director for a Day.

Personality and TraitsEdit

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.


As Shovel Knight: Edit

"Shovel Knight: What magic is this?"
"Phantom Striker: Power. Honor. The traits of a respectable warrior."
"Shovel Knight: Sir, I don’t believe we’ve met."
"Phantom Striker: We meet today, on the field of battle. We have both defeated many knights, and traveled far. Today we fight."
"Shovel Knight: Stand aside! You and I have no reason to battle."
"Phantom Striker: Conflict is a reason unto itself, brave knight. Today, you will be tested. Are you ready? "

If Shovel Knight's health is above half: Edit

"Phantom Striker: Your skills are as vast as I thought! I shall follow your journey from the shadows. Farewell, Shovel Knight!"

If Shovel Knight's health had reached below half or has used Ichor of Renewal: Edit

"Phantom Striker: Ha! I’ve been bested… but barely. You still need training to overcome what lies ahead. Farewell, Shovel Knight!"

As Plague Knight: Edit

"Phantom Striker: Ah. The alchemist. Tales of your exploits have reached far and wide."
"Plague Knight: Heh, hahaha, uh…really? And who are you?"
"Phantom Striker: An… interested party. I seek only to find the bravest fighters, and test them."
"Plague Knight: What, by rubbing your shoes in the carpet and poking them? I’ve got places to be, haha! Zap!"
"Phantom Striker: Then prove your worth!"

If Plague Knight's health is above half: Edit

"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!"

If Plague Knight drank tonics: Edit

"Phantom Striker: And your reliance on tonics has no place in a proper duel!"

After Phantom Striker leaves: Edit

"Plague Knight: (Hahaha, I wonder if people can tell when I roll my eyes under this mask…)"

Trivia Edit

  • 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.


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