How to beat Fabled Automaton Knight in Nightingale

Aakrit Sharma
Puk in Nightingale

Nightingale lets you travel across a wide range of realms that are filled with ferocious enemies. The first boss encounter in the game can be overwhelming for anyone, so here’s how to beat Fabled Automaton Knight in Nightingale.

Nightingale has received a mixed response from the Steam community since its Early Access began in February 2024. While the stunning open-world and dungeon design has gained a lot of praise, many believe that the combat is yet to achieve depth and complexity.

One of the best ways to test your mettle in Nightingale is by going against bosses and the game puts you in a boss fight soon after you complete the tutorial.

If you’re struggling to progress, here’s how to beat the Fabled Automaton Knight in Nightingale, including the best weapons to use against the boss and tips to avoid its attacks.

Fabled Automaton Knight in Nightingale
The boss doesn’t use its sword in the battle.

Where to find Fabled Automaton Knight in Nightingale

You can find the Fabled Automaton Knight in Nightingale in the ground floor of the Abeyance Realm Site of Power. The location pops up soon after you complete the tutorial and before reaching the main boss, you’ll have to clear all the enemies in different levels of the Site of Power.

Lastly, enter the room with the device and interact with the button to summon the boss.

Nightingale Fabled Automaton Knight boss guide

The Fabled Automaton Knight in Fable has one primary attack through which it dashes towards you and intiates a pyro attack that deals fire damage. This is the only move you have to worry about, so notice the animations carefully and dodge at the right time. Alternatively, use the pillars in the arena to stay back and defend.

Before attacking, the blue crystal in the knight’s hands will glow with red energy, which is your sign to run away. However, when the boss is just standing, make sure to target the sphere as it’s the most vulnerable spot on the body as well.

Best weapons to use against Fabled Automaton Knight

Mauls and Pickaxes are two of the best weapons to use against the Fabled Automaton Knight in Nightingale

Tips to prepare for the fight

Here are some tips that’ll come in handy when you take on the Fabled Automaton Knight:

  • Hire NPCs and give them Mauls or Pickaxes. While you stay outside the boss’ range, the NPC can trigger its aggro and take the most of the beating. You’ll also benefit from the additional damage they deal.
  • Bring enough Healing Salves and Potions. The entire dungeon is loaded with enemies and they respawn if you die to the boss, so make sure that you don’t run out of healing items.
  • Boost your mobility using the Thinned Veil card.
Character and recruit hitting Fabled Automaton Knight in Nightingale.
Exploiting weaknesses is key to winning boss fights in Nightingale.

Nightingale Fabled Automaton Knight boss fight rewards

By defeating the Fabled Automaton Knight, you can talk to Puck and activate the Antiquarian card. On top of that, you’ll get Tier 1 Nightingale Essence Dust too.

Well, this was everything to know about beating the Fabled Automaton Knight in Nightingale. For similar content, check out:

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].