He originally apears hiding in the ground and springs up to spit fire at the player when they stand within 9 spaces of the floor he is guarding. After making his assassination attempt, Knives dives into the floor, not to be seen again.
He deals damaged if contacted or if hit by his fireball.
He has only one Hit Point and can be Beheaded. If disintegrated, he leaves a pile of ash behind.
If the player wants points for killing Knives, they must attack him swiftly, for once he makes his attack and dives into the ground, the player cannot attack him.