A recommended way to kill Knights is by kiting them. When in groups, it is recommended to separate one from the rest of the group, killing it, then separating another. As they usually do their battle cry before attempting to attack again, players may find it effective to attack a Knight while it is doing this, then backing away as soon as it tries to headbutt the player.
Befriending at least 5 Pigs can easily kill all the Knights and other chess monsters around the Wooden Thing. Alternatively, the attacks of the Clockwork Rook will damage the other chess monsters. With a bit of timing and luck, you can use the Rook to destroy the other chess monsters. When trying to kill a Knight for its Gears, do not use fire. A death by fire will cause it to drop Ashes instead.
Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill Clockwork Knights when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.
|No. of hits for||71||23||18||12||10||9||8||6-11||5 or 7||6||5||3||2||1|
- The Damaged Knight was added in A Moderately Friendly Update.