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Knightbane achievement in Halo MCC


Kill 1000 Knights.

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How to unlock the Knightbane achievement

  • SashamorningSashamorning
    18 Nov 2014 18 Nov 2014 18 Nov 2014
    Assuming you want to grind this after the campaign, the best place to do it is to load up Midnight, Rally Point Bravo. You'll fight through a couple of rooms and down a shaft. (These rooms are some great places to get Watcher kills.) Eventually you'll go through some portals into a room with a lot of Covenant weaponry.

    Grab the Gravity Hammer and the Incineration Cannon. You should get a checkpoint either here or just through the portal.

    During this next section, there are about 6 Knights, 1-2 Watchers and a bunch of crawlers. I found the following path to be the most efficient to take out the Knights.

    Once through the portal, there's a Knight directly in front of you. Hit him with the Hammer. Then run up the ramp to the right and look off in the distance down a few platforms. You'll see a Watcher move up from a Knight. If you can shoot that Knight fast enough with the Cannon, it'll take both of them out and save you some work.

    Jump down. There are two Knights on this platform, and about 3 on the one below that. Go crazy with the Hammer and take everyone down. Then, either when you kill everything or die, restart the checkpoint. Rinse, repeat.

    This is also a great place to earn a few others as well, especially Chief, Smash if you don't have it're almost guaranteed to get it without even trying. The medals will also pile up as you get multikills.

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    EggBigotPretty sure that if you let the Watcher resurrect the Knights you will get extra kills that will count towards the achievement!
    Posted by EggBigot on 24 Jan 15 at 15:42
    YinI'm having fantastic luck with this method! I'd recommend that everyone also give the Scattershot a try; you can take out each Knight with a single shot (save the higher tier one which requires two). You can run through the room killing stuff at further range than the Hammer allows, without the need for the lengthy reloads with the Incineration Cannon. If that doesn't work for you, the solution's recommendation works just as well! Thanks!
    Posted by Yin on 04 Aug 16 at 18:40
    WulfTekI will say, if you intend to slowly chip away at the MCC, whilst I am working through Legendary Spartan Ops missions there's a LOT of Prometheans, so before grinding this out consider working through Spartan Ops first.

    Edit: I gained a few hundred kills on both Watchers and Knights, and probably over 1000 Crawlers.
    Posted by WulfTek on 17 Jan 21 at 01:28
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  • AStarfoxAStarfox
    13 Dec 2014 13 Dec 2014 02 Feb 2015
    Taking a leaf out of Sasha’s guide, I also used the campaign mission Midnight and had the level start at Rally Point Bravo. Once you’ve worked your way through a series of rooms and portals you’ll eventually end up in a room with a Gravity Hammer, BR, Carbine and the Incineration Cannon. If you’re anything like me and want to get this achievement out the way quickly, grab yourself the Incineration Cannon and enter the portal which opens up in the room. A second or two after entering this portal a checkpoint will be awarded. Simply blast the Knight in front of you and reload checkpoint.

    I was getting around 12-15 Knight kills per 60 seconds and got around 280 downs in 20 minutes. I also found this achievement more bearable using the snap features for visible progression.

    UPDATE: If you're having difficulty getting the checkpoint to trigger after the portal, it is because your letting your character stand still. When entering the armory room, make sure you continuously jump / melee until you're through the next portal. Once through, stop and a checkpoint will be awarded. Thanks goes to Bond 007 for finding this out.

    Here’s a short video I recorded:
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    Sket SlayerDavis' method worked first time for me too!
    Posted by Sket Slayer on 19 Jan 20 at 00:15
    GSR CAORDavis is a legend. worked for me too
    Posted by GSR CAOR on 13 Aug 20 at 18:12
    The Last RascalHad the same problem and Davis’ trick did it. Great solution!
    Posted by The Last Rascal on 24 Feb 23 at 03:26
  • dingleingusdingleingus
    21 Feb 2015 21 Feb 2015
    I thought the other solutions here were good, but the best way I found netted 11 Knight kills every ~90 seconds or so, letting me grind from 50% to unlock in a maybe a couple hours.

    Easy difficulty, Infinity, checkpoint Charlie. Rush through for a bit until you enter the Mantis (past the section with the tank/hunters). You'll know you're at the spot when you, a) get in the Mantis, and b) Cortana says, "The path to the maintenance causeway is jammed".

    You should get a checkpoint as you're jumping into that Mantis. Then just proceed through the door and down the hallways, killing a total of 11 Knights, and reload the checkpoint. The first Knights spawn in a group of 2, then 2, 1, 2, 2, and 2. After those last 2 reload the last checkpoint to avoid getting a new one - my checkpoint was literally as I was getting in the Mantis so it made grinding very easy.
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    ParadoxReal8Great solution
    Posted by ParadoxReal8 on 10 Jul 17 at 15:09
    KurenaiTsuki XGreat solution
    Posted by KurenaiTsuki X on 10 Nov 18 at 14:25
    Furr E NutsThis solution isn't working as explained to get about 11 knights. From what I'm seeing there is a CP after taking out the first 4 knights in the first hallway and hallway to the right. After this if you move down the hallway to the right towards the next area, in the middle of this hallway pops a check point. However you can still collect about 6-7 knights in the last section and restart the CP here and grind the 6-7 knights or you can restart the CP where you get in the mantis if you don't go down the middle right hallway. If you don't kill the Watcher, and if you kill the knight closest to the Watcher while he's close, it will re-spawn one or two additional Knights and thats it. Kinda slow doing it this way however do able.
    Posted by Furr E Nuts on 06 Jan 19 at 20:30
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