She granted me new life, so that I may take yours
— Specter Knight


Specter Knight is one of eight Knights of "The Order of No Quarter" who serves the Enchantress. He is the boss of The Lich Yard.

Specter Knight is a thoroughly cruel Knight, showing sheer coldness towards his enemies, as well somewhat sarcastic. His cause of death has not yet been revealed. He shows to be thankful to the Enchantress, who, according to him and his official bio, brought him back from the dead.

When about to face Shovel Knight, he taunts him with the memory of Shield Knight by insisting she is dead. Before battling Plague Knight, he is quick to mock him for his cowardice, being the only one able to reduce Plague Knight to stunned silence. Whilst many of his comrades acknowledge Shovel Knight's strength to some extent after the Battle Royale, Specter Knight instead affirms his faith in the Enchantress and assures Shovel Knight that he cannot succeed.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 8-C | At least Low 7-B

Name: Specter Knight, Donovan

Origin: Shovel Knight

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Knight, Undead

Powers and Abilities: Sickle Proficiency, Very good at close combat, Levitation, Teleportation, Can Summon Skeletons, Darkness Manipulation, Immortality (Type 7), Explosion Manipulation via Skeleton Sniper, Duplication, Summoning, Resurrection, Absorption of summoned minions (regains health), Lightning Manipulation, Minor Time Manipulation with the Chronos Coin, Soul Manipulation with Bounding Soul, Forcefield Creation, Regeneration (Low) via Will Skull, Intangibility

Attack Potency: Likely Large Building level (Can fight Shovel Knight), Likely Higher with explosions | At least Small City level (Comparable to Shovel Knight)

Speed: Supersonic (Can fight Shovel Knight) | Massively Hypersonic combat speed (Moves his scythe faster than lightning)

Lifting Strength: Unknown | Unknown

Striking Strength: At least Class GJ, Likely Higher (Can damage Shovel Knight) | Probably Class TJ+

Durability: Likely Large Building Level (Can take several hits from Shovel Knight), Immortality makes him harder to kill | At least Small City level (Comparable to Shovel Knight)

Stamina: Very High (Can fight Shovel Knight)

Range: Some inches with sickle, Unknown with explosions

Standard Equipment: A sickle, cloaks, Dread Talon, Will Skull, Throwing Sickle, Spider Scythe, Chronos Coin, Bounding Soul, Shadow Mirror, Barrier Lantern, Hover Plume, Judgement Rush, Skeletal Sentry, Caltrops

Intelligence: Very good fighter (Could keep up with Shovel Knight), Likely average overall.

Weaknesses: Is reliant on The Enchantress to come back to life.

Key: The Lich Yard | Tower of Fate


Shovel Knight OST - The Apparition (Spectre Knight Battle)

Shovel Knight OST - The Apparition (Spectre Knight Battle)


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