| A pious armoured warrior fighting in the service of the Shining One.
"Now shame to knighthood, brothers!
-Katharine Lee Bates, "The Little Knight in Green". ca. 1890.
Paladins are powerful warriors with holy attributes; they can be considered the holy analogue to hell knights. They are constantly surrounded by a 2-tile halo aura and generally come with heavy armour, a shield of some sort, and a weapon of holy wrath (generally a blessed blade). While they are legitimate threats to undead and demonspawn characters, they are extremely rare, generally only appearing on holy-themed Pandemonium and Ziggurat floors.
Tips & Tricks
- If you want to get a blessed blade without having to worship the Shining One, paladins often carry them.
- As with other holy monsters, killing a paladin may result in the Shining One smiting you with Cleansing Flame. If you're very low on health, avoid killing any paladins lest you suddenly meet an untimely end.
Paladins were removed in 0.13.