The Phantom Knights

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The Phantom Knights
"The Phantom Knights of Ragged Gloves", "Silent Boots" and "Ancient Cloak".
  • 幻影騎士団ファントム・ナイツ
  • 幻影騎士団 (base)
  • ファントム・ナイツ (ruby)
  • Fantomu Naitsu (romanized)
  • Phantom Knights (manga)
  • Phantom Knights (anime)
  • Les Chevaliers Fantômes
  • Die Phantomritter
  • I Cavalieri Fantasma
  • 팬텀 나이츠
  • Os Cavaleiros Fantasmas
  • Los Caballeros Fantasma
Anime appearances
Manga appearances

Phantom Knights will never fall! No matter how many times you destroy them, they will always revive!

— Yuto on the "Phantom Knights"

"The Phantom Knights", known as "Phantom Knights" (幻影騎士団ファントム・ナイツ Fantomu Naitsu) in Japan, is an archetype of DARK Warrior monsters and Trap Monsters used by Yuto in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime and manga. It is a sub-archetype of the "Phantom Knights" archetype.



The monsters visually appear to be ghostly beings, while the Trap Monsters appear to be animated armor/weapons surrounded by ghostly flames. They use the naming scheme "The Phantom Knights of {adjective} {clothing item/weapon}" in the TCG, or "Phantom Knights {adjective} {clothing item/weapon}" in the OCG, with the namesake item being featured in the artwork of each respective card.


The adjectives for the monsters appear to be words related to disrepair, disuse, and emptiness; while the adjectives for the Trap Monsters seem to relate to darkness, death, emptiness, and mistake.

In Japanese, their Kanji reads "げんえいだん" (Gen'ei Kishidan)


Effect Monsters[edit]

Level The Phantom Knights Equipment origin
3 Ancient Cloak Robe
Ragged Gloves Gloves
Silent Boots Boots
Stained Greaves Greaves
Torn Scales Scale armor
4 Cloven Helm Close helmet
Fragile Armor Plate armor
Raider's Wing -

Trap Monsters[edit]

Level The Phantom Knights Equipment origin
- Mist Claws Claws
2 Lost Vambrace Vambraces
Wrong Magnetring Legcuffs
3 Tomb Shield Shield
4 Dark Gauntlets Gauntlets
Shade Brigandine Brigandine
Shadow Veil Veil

Xyz Monsters[edit]

Rank The Phantom Knights Equipment origin
2 Cursed Javelin Javelin
3 Break Sword Sword
4 Raider's Knight -

Link Monsters[edit]

LINK The Phantom Knights Equipment origin
3 Rusty Bardiche Bardiche

Playing style[edit]

"The Phantom Knights" monsters involve manipulating their cards while they are in the Graveyard. Though they have other effects, the Main Deck monsters share a common effect of banishing themselves from the Graveyard in order to search each other/their Spell/Trap Cards out or place each other/their Spell/Trap Cards in the Graveyard. Their Spell and Trap Cards also have effects that can be activated from the Graveyard in order to Special Summon more "The Phantom Knights", including multiple Trap Monsters. These plays are meant to set up the Xyz Summon of Rank 2-4 DARK Xyz Monsters, supporting them with stat-increasing and protection effects.

Recommended cards[edit]

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