Are you serious?
First of all, knights will only die in 2 hits against other knights or against Vanguards who manage to precisely land 2 heavy attacks right on the head with a giant weapon. Every other class can easily die in 1-2 hits, yet knights can survive 3, and against weaker smaller weapons 4+ hits. If you can’t handle archers in melee, then you are just bad and the archer is not completely clueless about basic melee techniques.
If archers are completely OP, why is it they rarely top charts? Even the good ones only get to stay in the upper 50%, unless the rest of the team are completely clueless.
Yes im serious. Knights also die in 2 hits from a bodkin/warbow. So knights die in 2 hits from 3 of 4 classes. And they are supposed to be tanks?
Knights can only kill other classes in 1-2 hits if they use something like a maul. But generally, you cant use a maul against vanguards or archers (you can but its very ineffective and puts you at a massive disadvantage), you need to switch to the secondary. Which means 3-4 hits to kill them just like every other class. Vanguards dont need to switch to their secondaries nearly as often as knights do.
A knight has a tiny bit more armor (can survive maybe 1 extra hit), and that is offset by being extremely slow both in movement AND weapon speed with only moderate weapon reach. They are a versatile class, but also the weakest overall.