Dagger

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Dagger (weapon).
Dagger concept art.jpg

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 tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith

Overview[edit]

Usable by[edit]

Weapon slot Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer
Main hand 0No 0No Spellbreaker tango icon 20px.png 0No Soulbeast tango icon 20px.png 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Off-hand 0No 0No Spellbreaker tango icon 20px.png 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes

Weapon strength[edit]

The weapon strength of a level 80 dagger is listed below.

Rarity Weapon Strength
Min Max Midpoint
BBasic 563 698 580.5
CFine 704 748 726
DMasterwork 761 808 784.5
ERare 819 869 844
FExotic 924 981 952.5
GAscended
HLegendary
970 1030 1000
PvP 922.5

Skills by profession[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Spellbreaker tango icon 20px.png Spellbreaker[edit]

Breaching Strike.png
 Breaching Strike
Burst 0.75¾ 8 Burst. Strike your target and remove boons.
1
Precise Cut.png
 Precise Cut
0.25¼ Strike your foe. This attack deals increased critical damage.
1 Precise Cut, Focused Slash, Keen Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Focused Slash.png
 Focused Slash
0.25¼ Strike your foe. This attack has increased critical-hit damage.
1 Precise Cut, Focused Slash, Keen Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Keen Strike.png
 Keen Strike
0.25¼ Strike your foe and gain might. Gain additional might on critical hit.
2
Aura Slicer.png
 Aura Slicer
0.75¾ 6 Leap and strike your foe, inflicting slow.
3
Disrupting Stab.png
 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.png
 Wastrel's Ruin
0.5½ 12 Strike your target. Deals more damage to foes not using skills.
5
Bladestorm.png
 Bladestorm
10.5½ 20 Unleash a flurry of attacks that damages foes and reflects projectiles coming from the front.

Soulbeast tango icon 20px.png Soulbeast[edit]

1
Groundwork Gouge.png
 Groundwork Gouge
0.25¼ Swipe past your foe's defenses, exposing their vulnerability.
1 Groundwork Gouge, Leading Swipe, Serpent Stab, Deadly Delivery chainRedirect Arrow.png
Leading Swipe.png
 Leading Swipe
0.25¼ Rake your dagger across your foe, leaving them bleeding.
1 Groundwork Gouge, Leading Swipe, Serpent Stab, Deadly Delivery chainRedirect Arrow.png
Serpent Stab.png
 Serpent Stab
0.25¼ Slash across your foe, poisoning them.
1 Groundwork Gouge, Leading Swipe, Serpent Stab, Deadly Delivery chainRedirect Arrow.png
Deadly Delivery.png
 Deadly Delivery
0.75¾ Strike deeply into your foe, inflicting multiple conditions.
2
Double Arc.png
 Double Arc
0.75¾ 7 Rip your blade through your foe twice, inflicting heavy bleeding. Your pet's next two strikes inflict poison.
3
Instinctive Engage.png
 Instinctive Engage
0.75¾ 0.5½ Leap forward and slash at your foe. Gain quickness if you successfully strike.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

4
Stalker's Strike.png
 Stalker's Strike
0.5½ 10 Stab and poison your foe while evading attacks.
5
Crippling Talon.png
 Crippling Talon
0.5½ 15 Throw a dagger to bleed and cripple your foe.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

1
Double Strike.png
 Double Strike
Strike your foe twice.
1 Double Strike, Wild Strike, Lotus Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Wild Strike.png
 Wild Strike
Strike your foe again. Gain endurance with a successful strike.
1 Double Strike, Wild Strike, Lotus Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Lotus Strike.png
 Lotus Strike
0.25¼ Strike your foe and inflict poison.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Backstab.png
 Backstab
Stealth Attack 0.25¼ 1 Stealth Attack. Attack your foe from the shadows, striking for double damage if you hit from behind.
2
Heartseeker.png
 Heartseeker
0.75¾ 3 Leap and strike your foe. The less health your target has, the more damage you cause.
with no offhand
3
Twisting Fangs.png
 Twisting Fangs
Dual Wield 0.5½ 4 Dual Wield. Spin in place, hitting nearby foes. Each hit causes bleeding.
with offhand Pistol
3
Shadow Shot.png
 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.png
 Death Blossom
Dual Wield 0.5½ 4 Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your opponent, striking nearby enemies three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
4
Dancing Dagger.png
 Dancing Dagger
0.25¼ 3 Throw a dagger that cripples nearby foes and returns to you.
5
Cloak and Dagger.png
 Cloak and Dagger
0.5½ 5 Stab your foe and vanish in stealth, leaving them vulnerable.

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist[edit]

Fire Attunement.png
 Fire Attunement
1
Dragon's Claw.png
 Dragon's Claw
0.5½ Fling fire in a claw-shaped spread at your foe.
2
Drake's Breath.png
 Drake's Breath
20.25¼ 5 Spray a cone of fire at foes while on the move.
3
Burning Speed.png
 Burning Speed
0.75¾ 12 Slide forward and blast the area, leaving behind a line of fire that burns foes.
4
Ring of Fire.png
 Ring of Fire
0.25¼ 15 Damage nearby foes with a ring of fire, burning foes that pass through it.
5
Fire Grab.png
 Fire Grab
0.75¾ 25 Damage foes in a cone in front of you. Deal more damage to burning foes.
Water Attunement.png
 Water Attunement
1
Vapor Blade.png
 Vapor Blade
0.5½ Cast a vapor blade that inflicts vulnerability and returns to you.
2
Cone of Cold.png
 Cone of Cold
20.25¼ 10 Spray an icy blast in a cone that damages foes and heals allies.
3
Frozen Burst.png
 Frozen Burst
0.25¼ 12 Detonate a burst of ice that chills nearby foes.
4
Frost Aura.png
 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 Frost Aura, Transmute Frost chainRedirect Arrow.png
Transmute Frost.png
 Transmute Frost
0.5½ 10 Cause your frost aura to violently explode, healing allies and damaging foes.
5
Cleansing Wave.png
 Cleansing Wave
0.75¾ 30 Heal yourself and nearby allies, curing a condition.
Air Attunement.png
 Air Attunement
1
Lightning Whip.png
 Lightning Whip
0.75¾ Lash your foe with lightning.
2
Convergence.png
 Convergence
0.5½ 8 Shock a foe and inflict weakness. Gain fury for each foe hit.
3
Shocking Aura.png
 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 Shocking Aura, Transmute Lightning chainRedirect Arrow.png
Transmute Lightning.png
 Transmute Lightning
0.5½ 10 Cause your shocking aura to violently explode, stunning enemies who are struck by it.
4
Ride the Lightning.png
 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.png
 Updraft
40 Gain swiftness from a gust of wind that launches nearby foes.
Earth Attunement.png
 Earth Attunement
1
Impale (elementalist skill).png
 Impale
0.75¾ Spear your foes on a giant stone spike.
2
Ring of Earth.png
 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.png
 Earthen Rush
0.5½ 18 Quickly dash along the ground, summoning spikes along the way and then delivering an area strike.
4
Earthquake.png
 Earthquake
0.75¾ 30 Trigger a quake at your location, knocking down foes and dealing massive damage.
5
Churning Earth.png
 Churning Earth
2 30 Make the earth churn, crippling nearby foes before unleashing a seismic wave that damages and bleeds them.

Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver[edit]

Fire Attunement
Water Attunement
Fire + Water
3
Steam Surge.png
 Steam Surge
Dual Attack 0.75¾ 18 Dual Attack. Slide to an area, blasting foes with steam while healing nearby allies.
Fire Attunement
Air Attunement
Fire + Air
3
Plasma Burst.png
 Plasma Burst
Dual Attack 0.75¾ 15 Dual Attack. Burn your foes within a plasma blast.
Fire Attunement
Earth Attunement
Fire + Earth
3
Ashen Blast.png
 Ashen Blast
Dual Attack 0.5½ 12 Dual Attack. Blind your foes with burning ashes.
Water Attunement
Air Attunement
Water + Air
3
Katabatic Wind.png
 Katabatic Wind
Dual Attack 0.25¼ 18 Dual Attack. Release a frigid wind that damages foes.
Water Attunement
Earth Attunement
Water + Earth
3
Mud Slide.png
 Mud Slide
Dual Attack 1 20 Dual Attack. Trip your foes with mud as you slide past them.
Air Attunement
Earth Attunement
Air + Earth
3
Grinding Stones.png
 Grinding Stones
Dual Attack 0.5½ 18 Dual Attack. Shred foes with a storm of stones. Take reduced damage while the storm is active.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

1
Necrotic Slash.png
 Necrotic Slash
Slash your foe twice.
1 Necrotic Slash, Necrotic Stab, Necrotic Bite chainRedirect Arrow.png
Necrotic Slash.png
 Necrotic Stab
Strike your foe again.
1 Necrotic Slash, Necrotic Stab, Necrotic Bite chainRedirect Arrow.png
Necrotic Bite.png
 Necrotic Bite
0.25¼ Strike your foe and gain life force.
2
Life Siphon.png
 Life Siphon
10.75¾ 10 Siphon health from your foe. Healing effectiveness increases if you are bleeding. Damage increases if your foe is bleeding.
3
Dark Pact.png
 Dark Pact
1 15 Immobilize your foe. Bleed yourself.
4
Deathly Swarm.png
 Deathly Swarm
0.5½ 18 Unleash an insect swarm, blinding multiple foes. Transfer three conditions to your target on a successful attack.
5
Enfeebling Blood.png
 Enfeebling Blood
0.75¾ 25 Inflict weakness and bleeding on foes in the target area.

Related traits[edit]

Proficiencies[edit]

Enhancements[edit]

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