- This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Dagger (weapon).
The dagger is a one-handed weapon that may also be wielded in the main hand and off hand. Attacks with dagger skills are usually fast, but cleave fewer foes in melee (with the exception of elementalist skills). Additionally, daggers typically have some skills that aid in self-preservation, the method of which varies greatly by profession.
Crafted by: Weaponsmith
The weapon strength of a level 80 dagger is listed below.
Skills by profession
|Breaching Strike||Burst||¾||8||Burst. Strike your target and remove boons.|
|1||Precise Cut||¼||Strike your foe. This attack deals increased critical damage.|
|1||Focused Slash||¼||Strike your foe. This attack has increased critical-hit damage.|
|1||Keen Strike||¼||Strike your foe and gain might. Gain additional might on critical hit.|
|2||Aura Slicer||¾||6||Leap and strike your foe, inflicting slow.|
|3||Disrupting Stab||12||Inflicts Daze on your target. If your target is using a skill, this attack stuns and deals increased damage.|
|4||Wastrel's Ruin||½||12||Strike your target. Deals more damage to foes not using skills.|
|5||Bladestorm||1½||20||Unleash a flurry of attacks that damages foes and reflects projectiles coming from the front.|
|1||Groundwork Gouge||¼||Swipe past your foe's defenses, exposing their vulnerability.|
|1||Leading Swipe||¼||Rake your dagger across your foe, leaving them bleeding.|
|1||Serpent Stab||¼||Slash across your foe, poisoning them.|
|1||Deadly Delivery||¾||Strike deeply into your foe, inflicting multiple conditions.|
|2||Double Arc||¾||7||Rip your blade through your foe twice, inflicting heavy bleeding. Your pet's next two strikes inflict poison.|
|3||Instinctive Engage||¾||½||Leap forward and slash at your foe. Gain quickness if you successfully strike.|
|4||Stalker's Strike||½||10||Stab and poison your foe while evading attacks.|
|5||Crippling Talon||½||15||Throw a dagger to bleed and cripple your foe.|
|1||Double Strike||Strike your foe twice.|
|1||Wild Strike||Strike your foe again. Gain endurance with a successful strike.|
|1||Lotus Strike||¼||Strike your foe and inflict poison.|
|1||Backstab||Stealth Attack||¼||1||Stealth Attack. Attack your foe from the shadows, striking for double damage if you hit from behind.|
|2||Heartseeker||¾||3||Leap and strike your foe. The less health your target has, the more damage you cause.|
|with no offhand|
|3||Twisting Fangs||Dual Wield||½||4||Dual Wield. Spin in place, hitting nearby foes. Each hit causes bleeding.|
|with offhand Pistol|
|3||Shadow Shot||Dual Wield||4||Dual Wield. Fire an unblockable shot at your foe, which blinds them, and then shadowstep to them for a dagger strike.|
|with offhand Dagger|
|3||Death Blossom||Dual Wield||½||4||Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your opponent, striking nearby enemies three times. Each hit causes bleeding.|
|4||Dancing Dagger||¼||3||Throw a dagger that cripples nearby foes and returns to you.|
|5||Cloak and Dagger||½||5||Stab your foe and vanish in stealth, leaving them vulnerable.|
|1||Dragon's Claw||½||Fling fire in a claw-shaped spread at your foe.|
|2||Drake's Breath||2¼||5||Spray a cone of fire at foes while on the move.|
|3||Burning Speed||¾||12||Slide forward and blast the area, leaving behind a line of fire that burns foes.|
|4||Ring of Fire||¼||15||Damage nearby foes with a ring of fire, burning foes that pass through it.|
|5||Fire Grab||¾||25||Damage foes in a cone in front of you. Deal more damage to burning foes.|
|1||Vapor Blade||½||Cast a vapor blade that inflicts vulnerability and returns to you.|
|2||Cone of Cold||2¼||10||Spray an icy blast in a cone that damages foes and heals allies.|
|3||Frozen Burst||¼||12||Detonate a burst of ice that chills nearby foes.|
|4||Frost Aura||30||Protect yourself with frost armor that reduces incoming damage by 10%. While active, it chills foes that hit you. Each attacker can only be affected by this once per second.|
|4||Transmute Frost||½||10||Cause your frost aura to violently explode, healing allies and damaging foes.|
|5||Cleansing Wave||¾||30||Heal yourself and nearby allies, curing a condition.|
|1||Lightning Whip||¾||Lash your foe with lightning.|
|2||Convergence||½||8||Shock a foe and inflict weakness. Gain fury for each foe hit.|
|3||Shocking Aura||25||Envelop yourself with electrical energy that stuns nearby foes if they attack you. Each attacker can be affected by this only once every 2 seconds.|
|3||Transmute Lightning||½||10||Cause your shocking aura to violently explode, stunning enemies who are struck by it.|
|4||Ride the Lightning||30||Ride the lightning to your foe, then strike all nearby foes with an electrical burst. If a foe is hit by the burst, the skill's recharge is halved.|
|5||Updraft||40||Gain swiftness from a gust of wind that launches nearby foes.|
|1||Impale||¾||Spear your foes on a giant stone spike.|
|2||Ring of Earth||1||6||Use the earth to launch yourself into the air and strike foes in a small radius. Deliver a larger ring of earthen spikes upon impact.|
|3||Earthen Rush||½||18||Quickly dash along the ground, summoning spikes along the way and then delivering an area strike.|
|4||Earthquake||¾||30||Trigger a quake at your location, knocking down foes and dealing massive damage.|
|5||Churning Earth||2||30||Make the earth churn, crippling nearby foes before unleashing a seismic wave that damages and bleeds them.|
|Fire + Water|
|3||Steam Surge||Dual Attack||¾||18||Dual Attack. Slide to an area, blasting foes with steam while healing nearby allies.|
|Fire + Air|
|3||Plasma Burst||Dual Attack||¾||15||Dual Attack. Burn your foes within a plasma blast.|
|Fire + Earth|
|3||Ashen Blast||Dual Attack||½||12||Dual Attack. Blind your foes with burning ashes.|
|Water + Air|
|3||Katabatic Wind||Dual Attack||¼||18||Dual Attack. Release a frigid wind that damages foes.|
|Water + Earth|
|3||Mud Slide||Dual Attack||1||20||Dual Attack. Trip your foes with mud as you slide past them.|
|Air + Earth|
|3||Grinding Stones||Dual Attack||½||18||Dual Attack. Shred foes with a storm of stones. Take reduced damage while the storm is active.|
|1||Necrotic Slash||Slash your foe twice.|
|1||Necrotic Stab||Strike your foe again.|
|1||Necrotic Bite||¼||Strike your foe and gain life force.|
|2||Life Siphon||1¾||10||Siphon health from your foe. Healing effectiveness increases if you are bleeding. Damage increases if your foe is bleeding.|
|3||Dark Pact||1||15||Immobilize your foe. Bleed yourself.|
|4||Deathly Swarm||½||18||Unleash an insect swarm, blinding multiple foes. Transfer three conditions to your target on a successful attack.|
|5||Enfeebling Blood||¾||25||Inflict weakness and bleeding on foes in the target area.|
- Dagger Proficiency — You can wield daggers in both hands.
- Dagger Proficiency — You can wield a dagger in your main hand.
- Dual Wielding — Attack speed is increased when wielding a main-hand weapon in your off hand.
- Sun and Moon Style — Gain bonuses for each dagger you equip: Main hand—Interrupts grant quickness. (Only occurs once per interval.) Off Hand—Heal for a percent of your outgoing critical damage.
- Ambidexterity — Gain condition damage. Gain additional condition damage while wielding a torch or dagger. Torch and Dagger skills recharge faster.
- Dagger Training — Gain bonus power, which is increased when wielding a dagger.
- Quickening Thirst — Increases movement speed while above the health threshold. Dagger skills recharge faster if activated while above the health threshold.