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Black Darknuts are Minibosses in Cadence of Hyrule.[1]


Black Darknuts are the strongest variety of Darknut that appear across Kingdom of Hyrule. Like all enemies, they move to the beat of the music but can move faster than most Minibosses since they move on every single beat, making them speedy yet powerful enemies. They also carry a shield that protects them from frontal attacks and can push the heroes backwards as they move, making them dangerous in areas where they can pin the heroes against walls or push them into holes and other hazards. Every few beats, they will lower their shield which will temporarily expose them to attack. When their shield is down, they will only swing their sword if the hero is either standing still or tries to run to their sides.

When the opportunity to strike the hero arises, they will hold out their sword for one beat and 5 warning tiles will flash in a horseshoe formation before they swing their sword on the second beat, dealing damage to anything within 3 spaces in front of them and anything that was already standing at their sides.

Equipping the Ring of Piercing, the Great Bow, or Fragarach will enable the heroes to attack them through their shields.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ブラックナイト (Burakku Naito) Same as English.
French Republic FrenchEU Darknut Noir Black Darknut
Federal Republic of Germany German Darknut Noir Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Cavaliere Nero Same as English.
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Blacknut
Ferrus negro Triforce piece

Black Ferrus

See Also[]


  1. "Defeated By: Black Darknut" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule)