The Knight is one of the Classes you can play as in Vagante with focuses on sword combat, shielding and holy magic.
"Not the sharpest edge, but it does its job."
Slide backwards or forwards while stabbing. Hitting an enemy while sliding deals extra damage.
Hold down and attack while falling for a falling attack. Hold up and attack to do a weaker overhead slash.
Hold your attack button to gather strength.
Draw your sword faster than the enemy can react. Vorpal attack speed.
Move left or right while holding down in the air to perform a powerful sword spin attack.
Take no damage from falling.
Swinging your weapon after damaging enemies manifests holy light.
Stored Divine Weapon charges give bonus defense against elemental damage.
Negate fatal damage once per floor.
Hold down to block physical attacks.
Aspect of Rock
Become immune to knockbacks when taking damage.
Gain a recharging defensive shield.
Correctly timing blocks will reflect attack damage.
Aspect of Steel
Some attacks will be automatically blocked.
The Second Chance affinity was reworked in 1.07.1 to completely negate fatal damage once per level rather than leaving the player at 1 hp. i.e. taking 55 damage while at 50 hp will not kill the player and will leave them at 50 hp.
Prior to this the second chance affinity revived the player until 1HP but halved all of their stats each time.