ReDead Knight

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ReDead Knight
ReDead Knight.png
ReDead Knight from Twilight Princess
Game(s)Twilight Princess
Non-canon AppearancesLink's Crossbow Training
Hyrule Warriors
Habitat(s)Arbiter's Grounds
Cave of Ordeals
Effective WeaponsBomb Arrows
Ball and Chain
Jump Strike

ReDead Knights are enemies in Twilight Princess.[1] In the Prima game guide of Twilight Princess, they are simply known as ReDeads.[2] Unlike ordinary ReDeads, they do not jump on their victims' backs and bite them, instead relying on a huge, bandaged sword to attack. They also have a bandaged appearance, as well as rusty armor and a torn, red cloak.

In the Japanese version, ReDead Knights are actually known as Gibdos. The fact that they are swathed in bandages in Twilight Princess further connects them to the mummified appearance of the Gibdo. However, in Hyrule Warriors, they are correctly referred to as Gibdos, as the ReDead Knight is a fire-based variant.


Characteristics and Weaknesses

ReDead Knights only appear in the Arbiter's Grounds and the Cave of Ordeals. When first encountered, a ReDead Knight lays motionless on the ground, until Link wanders too close, when it rises and drags its sword towards him. When Link is within the monster's attack range, it will release a paralyzing scream, and finish its attack with a powerful blow from its sword.

Twelve Arrows, two Bomb Arrows, the Ball and Chain, and the Jump Strike can be used to defeat a ReDead Knight. Also, in wolf form, they can be killed by L-targeting them and continuously biting it twice. With one or two Knights in the area, they should be attacked from afar. The third Hidden Skill, the Back Slice, can be used if Link is caught in the ReDead Knight's scream by pressing the A-Button and tilting the control stick left or right. When the enemy brings down his sword, Link will roll around it and slice at it, leaving it vulnerable for even more damage.

Large groups of ReDead Knights found in the Cave of Ordeals can often surround Link, causing the fight to be much more frustrating. In the cave, it is best to use the wolf form, as Link can target one ReDead and rapidly press A. Link will jump onto and bite the ReDead the moment the scream is over.

Other Appearances

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Link's Crossbow Training

ReDead Knights appear in Link's Crossbow Training in Level 7-1. They behave similarly as their Twilight Princess incarnations, and as they are shot down, more appear to attack. They rise up from inside coffins, usually very close to the camera in an attempt to startle or scare their opponents. A single shot to the head with a normal Arrow will destroy them; though using Bomb Arrows is the best way to kill larger groups that appear.

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Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Gibdos and ReDead Knights appear as elite Captains. The Gibdos take on the appearance of ReDead Knights from Twilight Princess, while the enemy known as the ReDead Knight is a fiery variant.

As Captains, ReDead Knights often appear fighting alongside enemy hordes. Their special attack involves screaming while releasing a shock wave around it or a wave of noise, which stuns any opposing Warrior, including infantry troops, who are caught in it. Once stunned, they will then attack their enemy with their swords. Their screams, however, also leaves them vulnerable to attacks as it exposes their Weak Point Gauge. ReDead Knights are especially weak to Bombs, which will send them flying into the air.

When defeated, ReDead Knights will either drop ReDead Bandage or ReDead Knight Ashes Materials.


Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan ギブド (Gibudo) (TP)
フレイムギブド (Fureimu Gibudo) (HW)
Flame Gibdo


See Also


  1. "If you get too close to the ReDead Knight, it will freeze you with a scream." (Twilight Princess Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 86)
  2. "The ReDead has a paralyzing scream that stops you, and then a sword attack to damage you." (Twilight Princess Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 19)