ReDead Knights are undead warriors that appear in Twilight Princess. Unlike in previous appearances, 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.
ReDead Knights only appear in the Arbiter's Grounds and the Cave of Ordeals. When first encountered, a ReDead Knight lay motionless on the ground, until Link wanders too close. It will then rise up and drag its sword towards Link. When Link is within the monster's attack range, it will release a paralyzing scream, finishing its attack with a powerful blow from its sword.
Twelve Arrows, two Bomb Arrows, the Ball and Chain, and the Jump Strike can 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, 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.
The large groups of ReDead Knights found in the Cave of Ordeals can often surround Link, causing the fight to be much more frustrating. Here, it's best to use wolf form, as Link must target one ReDead and rapidly press A. Link will jump and bite the ReDead the moment the scream is over.
ReDead Knights appear in Link's Crossbow Training in Level 7-1. They act the same as in Twilight Princess, and as ReDead Knights are shot down, more appear to attack. They rise up like vampires awaking from a coffin, 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 kill them; using the bomb arrows is the best way to kill the groups that appear.
ReDead Knights are set to appear as captains in the upcoming Hyrule Warriors.
In the Japanese version, ReDead Knights are known as Gibdos. The fact that they are swathed in bandages in Twilight Princess further connects them to the mummified appearance of the Gibdo, and aside from their sword, their behavior is consistent with Gibdos from Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. It is unknown what brought about the name change in the American version.
Their resemblance to Egyptian mummies reflects the Ancient Egyptian theme of the Arbiter's Grounds.