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Daggers are one-handed melee weapons. While weaker than other weapon types, they generally possess higher values in critical rates and armor penetration. Their attack speed is also the highest of all melee weapons.

It is also notable that the Warden carries a knife with them at times to allow for instant kills in cut scenes. This is so the cut scenes do not have to be changed according to the weapon the Warden carries with them.

Properties Edit

NameAttributeAttribute modifierSpeed modifier
Daggers50% strength
50% dexterity
(100% strength before patch 1.02a on the PC/patch 1.04 on the consoles)
85%-0.5

Scaling Edit

Tier Base damage Armor penetration Critical chance Range Requisite Runes
Iron (Tier 1) 4.00 4.00 3.00 Melee 10 dexterity 0
Grey Iron (Tier 2) 4.40 4.60 3.30 Melee 12 dexterity 0
Steel (Tier 3) 4.80 5.20 3.60 Melee 14 dexterity 1
Veridium (Tier 4) 5.20 5.80 3.90 Melee 18 dexterity 1
Red Steel (Tier 5) 5.60 6.40 4.20 Melee 24 dexterity 2
Silverite (Tier 6) 6.00 7.00 4.50 Melee 26 dexterity 2
Dragonbone (Tier 7) 6.40 8.00 4.80 Melee 30 dexterity 3
White Steel (Tier 8) 6.80 9.00 5.10 Melee 34 dexterity 3
Volcanic Aurum (Tier 9) 7.20 10.00 5.40 Melee 38 dexterity 3

Daggers Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

Name Damage
Critical chance Armor penetration Strength modifier Runes Enhancements Notes
Beastman's Dagger
Red Steel
Requires: 24 dexterity
5.60 4.20% 6.40 0.85 2 +10% critical/backstab damage Found inside a locked chest in the Templar Quarters.
Crow Dagger
Varies
Requires: 10-30 dexterity
4.00-6.40 3.00%-4.80% 4.00-8.00 0.85 0-3 +15% critical/backstab damage
Dagger
Varies
Requires: 10 dexterity
4.00 3.00% 4.00 0.85 0
Dar'Misu
Varies
Requires: 10 dexterity
4.00 3.00% 4.00 0.85 0
Darkspawn Dagger
Varies
Requires: 10 dexterity
4.00 3.00% 4.00 0.85 0 +0.5 armor penetration
-1 dexterity
Randomly found on some genlocks or in certain darkspawn treasure.
Dead Thaig Shanker
Silverite
Requires: 26 dexterity
6.00 4.50% 7.00 0.85 2 +5 cunning
+0.5 armor penetration
+6 attack
Interrupts spellcasting
Found in a broken chest in Cadash Thaig. Requires The Stone Prisoner DLC.
Duncan's Dagger
Varies
Requires: 24-30 dexterity
5.60-6.40 4.20%-4.80% 6.40-8.00 0.85 2-3 +4 dexterity
+10% critical/backstab damage
+10 damage vs. dragons
Requires the Return to Ostagar DLC
Enchanted Dagger
Grey Iron
Requires: 12 dexterity
4.40 3.30% 4.60 0.85 0 +4 attack
Fang
Varies
Requires: 18 dexterity
5.20 3.90% 5.80 0.85 1-3 PC:
+6 attack
+6 damage vs. beasts


Consoles:
+3 cunning
+5% melee critical chance
+6 attack
+10% critical/backstab damage
+1 nature damage
Acquired from Cyrion by City Elf after returning to the Alienage provided that Vaughan's bribe was not accepted.
Gift of the Grey
Silverite
Requires: 26 dexterity
6.00 4.50% 7.00 0.85 2 +5% melee critical chance Received from Valendrian after rescuing him during the Unrest in the Alienage quest.
Noble's Dagger
Grey Iron
Requires: 12 dexterity
4.40 3.30% 4.60 0.85 0 +1 electricity damage Can be gifted by the Weapon Merchant during the The Nobles' Feast quest during the Dwarf Noble Origin.
Olaf's Prized Cheese Knife
Red Steel
Requires: 24 dexterity
5.60 4.20% 6.40 0.85 2 +1 armor penetration Obtained from a key-required chest (Olaf's Chest) in the Village of Honnleath. Requires The Stone Prisoner DLC.
The Edge
Silverite
Requires: 26 dexterity
6.00 4.50% 7.00 0.85 2 +5 damage
+3% critical strike chance
+4 attack
The Edge is a downloadable in-game item. Once activated, the eponymous dagger appears in the inventory.

Requires The Edge DLC.
The Rose's Thorn
Dragonbone
Requires: 30 dexterity
6.40 4.80% 8.00 0.85 3 +2 dexterity
+1/+2 health regeneration in combat
+3 damage
+5% melee critical chance
+30% critical/backstab damage
Can be bought from Garin in Orzammar Commons. Rare drop by the Smuggler Leader during the quest Law and Order in Awakening.
Thorn of the Dead Gods
Varies
Requires: 12 dexterity (Tier 2)
14 dexterity (Tier 3)
26 dexterity (Tier 6)
4.40 (Tier 2)
4.80 (Tier 3)
6.00 (Tier 6)
3.30% (Tier 2)
3.60% (Tier 3)
4.50% (Tier 6)
4.60 (Tier 2)
5.20 (Tier 3)
7.00 (Tier 6)
0.85 0 (Tier 2)
1 (Tier 3)
2 (Tier 6)
Tier 2:
+2 damage
+2 armor penetration

Tier 3:
+1 damage
+1 armor penetration

Tier 6:
+3 damage
+3 armor penetration

This item does not scale. Instead there are three distinct tiers for this item - Tier 2, 3 and 6. The Tier 2 dagger can be purchased from Barlin in the tavern in Lothering. Two of the Tier 3 daggers can be stolen from Anwer Dace (the first time when he is found in the Aeducan Thaig and the second time when he returns to Orzammar's Diamond Quarter). The Tier 6 dagger is found in a chest after finding The Drifter's Cache.
Varathorn's Dar'Misu
Veridium
Requires: 18 dexterity
5.20 3.90% 5.80 0.85 1 +2 armor penetration
+6 attack
Found on the corpse of Varathorn if killing the elves during Nature of the Beast

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Edit

Name Damage
Critical chance Armor penetration Strength modifier Runes Enhancements Notes
Darkspawn Dagger
Varies
Requires: 10 dexterity
4.00 3.00% 4.00 0.85 3 +2 cunning
+2 damage
Dumat's Claw
Dragonbone
Requires: 30 dexterity
6.40 4.80% 8.00 0.85 3 +9 defense
+2 damage
+2 attack
Looted from the corpse of the Pirate leader in the Pirate Infested Shore random encounter. Jerrik Dace comes equipped with it in the The Golems of Amgarrak as well.
Scout's Dirk
Dragonbone
Requires: 30 dexterity
6.40 4.80% 8.00 0.85 3 Automatically equipped by Sigrun when she joins the party.
Talon of the Skies
Dragonbone
Requires: 30 dexterity
6.40 4.80% 8.00 0.85 3 +10% melee critical chance
+4 attack
+2 fire damage
Sold by Glassric the Weaponsmith in the City of Amaranthine.
Tooth of the Mountain-Father
Volcanic Aurum
Requires: 40 dexterity
7.20 5.40% 10.00 0.85 3 +1 damage
+2.5 armor penetration
+2 fire damage
Looted from Mosley the Snake at Forlorn Cove during A Daughter Ransomed
Twinblade
Dragonbone
6.40 4.80 % 8.00 0.85 3 +1% melee critical chance
+0.5 armor penetration
+2 attack
+1 cold damage
Restriction: Warden-Commander
Voice of Velvet
Volcanic Aurum
Requires: 40 dexterity
7.20 5.40% 10.00 0.85 3 +1/+2 health regeneration in combat
+3 damage
+5% melee critical chance
+25% chance to dodge attacks
+100% critical/backstab damage
+5 cold damage
Sold by the Bartender in the Crown and Lion.

Leliana's Song Edit

Name Damage
Critical chance Armor penetration Strength modifier Runes Enhancements Notes
Bastard Thorn
Silverite
Requires: 26 dexterity
6.00 4.50% 7.00 0.85 0 Found in the corpse of Jovi Merice.
Orlesian Purse-Cutter
Iron
Requires: 10 dexterity
4.00 3.00% 4.00 0.85 0 +2 dexterity
Improves backstabs
Leliana starts with this dagger.
Pelerine Slip-Knife
Dragonbone
6.40 4.80% 8.00 0.85 0 +3 damage
+5% melee critical chance
Generates cleansing aura
+1 stamina regeneration in combat
+30% critical/backstab damage
Given to Leliana by Dorothea when the former wakes up in the dungeon.

The Darkspawn Chronicles Edit

Name Damage
Critical chance Armor penetration Strength modifier Runes Enhancements Notes
Darkspawn Dagger
Steel
Requires: 14 dexterity
4.80 3.60% 5.20 0.85 0 +0.5 armor penetration
Enchanted Dagger
Veridium
Requires: 18 dexterity
5.20 3.90% 5.80 0.85 0 +4 attack

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