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Kniles the Flenser

  • Rogue
  • Level 4
  • Specializes in backstabbing, bleeding, and teleportation abilities.
  • Will immediately speak to you if approached, he will ask you to give him Atusa's severed leg if it's in any of your party members possesion.

Kniles the Flenser is a NPC in Divinity: Original Sin 2.

 

 

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Notes and Tips

  • To make the fight easier kill the Meat Golem in the cage closest to the entrance of Kniles room with a ranged character then try to snipe the one on the left side of the room while remaining on the ledge.
  • Meat Golems do not have armor, making them easily dealt with if they are frozen.
  • If you have teleport, you can use it on Kniles to move him to the other side of the room and keep him out of the fight for a while.
  • If you have teleport your can use it to pull a Meat Golem out of a locked cage and teleport Kniles into the cage, this will cause Kniles to drop out of combat entirely letting.
  • If you don't want to fight, give him Atusa's servered leg (if in your possesstion) and you can get the face ripper item



    • Anonymous

      21 Oct 2017 21:49  

      // user Leric: //

      With 2 Lone Wolf melee fighter at level 4 on Tactics mode.
      1. Bring Atusa's leg with you.
      2. Speak with Kniles, and get the face ripper (if you are an undead)
      3. Move a coffin to the front of the gates of the Meat Golem Cages which will prevent them to get out in time - they need ~25 turns to get out... 600 life / coffin
      4. step behind Kniles, sleep, Fortify, Encourage quickly, then attack him. If you are lucky, you will have 1 turn before he could do anything.

      I killed him without getting hit by him. I only had to take care of the coming Monks, then Teleport the Meat Golems out of the cages one by one.

      Actually this barrel/coffin trick works on every situation....
      1. Think as a Strategist and prepare the battlefield, imagine what do you need,
      2. Do what a scout would do: sneak the area with 1 person and check the possibilities (I do it without sneaking skill, just be aware of the full red area in SHIFT or sneaking mode...)
      3. "Build a Fort" by bringing as many barrels with you as possible, you dont even need to pick them up, you can easily throw them with your bare hands...
      4. Close all unwanted paths with the barrels, close the melee fighters, they will not attack the barrels ;)
      5. Sneak in to the closest possible location of enemy Rangers or Wizards, sneak behind them and close all paths where the melee fighters could reach you.
      6. Start fight with the most problematic enemies in close combat many vs 1 if possible, and rule the battlefield (Teleport, moving barrels...) to ensure only those enemies can reach you who you want to fight with at the moment.
      7. Enjoy the match ;)

      • Anonymous

        21 Oct 2017 06:38  

        FWIW, there is yet another face ripper in his room on the second floor of the inn in Driftwood. on a shelf next to his bed.

        • Anonymous

          02 Oct 2017 14:47  

          I just sneaked the whole party closest as i can. clustered as possible. then Kniles will teleport to you before the fight... just beat the crap out of kniles, cc (stun, polymorph, etc) him before his turn, and kill him within 2 turns. then, its just picking up the silent monks one by one, and by the time you kill them all, meat golems will break the cage. beat the crap out of them in order. easy fight.

          • Anonymous

            28 Sep 2017 19:36  

            I stole the key of the cage from him before fitting him, then u have time to kill him before the golems break the doors

            • Anonymous

              25 Sep 2017 21:18  

              Not sure if this is intended but I kited Kniles far towards the entrance (near the silent monks) and for some reason the meat golems and the Agitated monks started fighting each other, making this fight absolute faceroll.

              • Anonymous

                24 Sep 2017 12:36  

                I found another way to kill Kniles; this was on the hardest difficulty. First, using the teleportation gloves, you can individually pick off two meat golems on the right side of the room and one of the monks. To do this make sure you are far enough away from everyone else, and then teleport the closest enemy to your group, far away from any support they might have. If you do it right it will be a 1 vs 4 fight which is quite easy. Note you can literally teleport the meat golems out of their cages.

                Now I haven't figured out any angle to do the same on the left hand side of the room (where the sewer grate is). However, it looks like Kniles can only activate his backstabbing teleportation ability if there is an enemy in range. This means if you teleport him into one of the cages previously reserved for his golems, and you're far enough away, he can't escape. Then it becomes a fight against two monks and two meat golems, which is much easier.

                Once they are dead, Kniles somehow appears where he was before you teleported him, and it becomes a 1 vs 4. He's still pretty dangerous but once you whether his first combo, its not too bad. I have no idea how people would otherwise manage to take him on with all his supporters. If it weren't for these gloves I don't know what I would do.

                • Anonymous

                  17 Sep 2017 08:49  

                  If you manage to kill Kniles before he gets a turn, the meat golems will be stuck in their cages until they can break the doors. Means you can deal with the parts of this fight separately. Probably not doable on higher difficulties.

                  • Anonymous

                    Kniles the Flenser [Divinity OS 2 Wiki]16 Sep 2017 09:50  

                    how did you guys make this work? It pulls me out of combat and its all over when i zone in to the other dungeon

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Sep 2017 21:53  

                      I found there is a nice glitch to kill him easily initiate combat on the closest monk to the main stairway have all your guys run to the stairwell leading back into the dungeons have one guy wait for knile to come near teleport him near the stairwell then enter the dungeons he will follow you and sit there he will not attack and he will be easy to kill

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