Best Option: Remove It The Golden Knife was a fun gimmick back in the day. However, today it feels like everyone and their mother has one. Regardless of how many there are though, it still makes you wary of pvp and most people wouldn’t fight in their god set because of this. Having a one hit kill item just because you were lucky doesn’t seem fair. Now, if you don’t remove it (you should though), here are a few ways it could be balanced. Other Option: Make it Better Chances If the Knife stays, maybe there could be some sort of success or destroy rate like a rune. It has a certain percent chance of working. Backfiring Now this is the edgy suggestion, I doubt a lot will like it but there could be small chance of the Golden Knife backfiring it and killing you. I know this sound counterintuitive but what it would do is make people that use the knife go naked so they aren’t afraid of losing anything. Either that or they wouldn’t wear anything useful or that good. That gives the person using the knife a chance to kill them before losing everyone. Cooldown Just literally put a cooldown on the Golden Knife. Countdown This suggestion is probably another unpopular one; If there isn’t backfiring, when you hit someone with a Golden Knife, there could be a 3-5 second countdown before they are killed with a small chance to fight back. Half Knife Instead of instantly killing someone, maybe it could just be to where it removes half of their health, or 75%, or some number. Another chance for them to fight back. I think a lot of people are tired of the Golden Knife, and I would much rather see it removed than have to implement a nerf for it. If they don’t remove it, I hope you add one of the suggestions here or another one that someone else comes up with. Let me know why you think.