This short blade weapon forged using dark metals has limited range but comes out fast.

The Dark Dagger is a one-handed Dagger, only obtainable via Nightwave Offerings. Of the single daggers, the Dark Dagger is unique in its innate Radiation b Radiation damage.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:N/A

The Dark Dagger blueprint can be acquired from the Nightwave Offerings.


This weapon deals Radiation b Radiation damage.




  • Dark Dagger, compared to Rakta Dark Dagger:
    • Lower base damage (35.0 vs. 50.0)
    • Lower attack speed (0.92 vs. 1)
    • Different Stance Polarity (Unairu Pol vs. Naramon Pol)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 8)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Oddly, the Dark Dagger uses a Unairu Pol polarity for its stance slot, which means it will receive less mod capacity from Mod TT 20pxPointed Wind (Madurai Pol), Mod TT 20pxHoming Fang (Naramon Pol), and Stinging Thorn (Madurai Pol), the only stance mods for daggers. It is recommended that the stance slot be repolarized into the desired polarity if one wishes to keep using the Dark Dagger for optimal modding.
  • When equipped without a Stance mod, the Dark Dagger adds a 4th lunging stab on its normal attack combo that propels the Warframe a good distance forward, which is useful for catching up to moving enemies. It also has a 100% chance of inflicting Slash b Slash bleed proc, despite the fact that the Dark Dagger has no physical damage element. This effect is lost if one uses the Mod TT 20pxPointed Wind stance, which replaces the lunge with a sweeping slash.
    • If the lunge lands behind an unalerted enemy, a stealth attack will be performed instead.



  • The Dark Dagger and its longer version the DarkSword Dark Sword were previously physical damage weapons. Update 13.0 changed them to deal purely Radiation b Radiation damage on their normal attacks, making them the first melee weapons to do so.
  • Prior to Update 19.0, the Dark Dagger and the DarkSword Dark Sword used exactly the same image for the Arsenal and Codex.


  • Dark Dagger U17 remodel
  • Dark Dagger - redesign

Dark Dagger Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 22.2.5
  • Fixed the Dark Daggers not being visible in the Codex.

Update 17.3

  • The Dark Dagger can now be used in PvP.

Update 15.0

  • Dark Dagger augment added. Gleaming Blight adds 25% status chance.

Update 5.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 22.20.8

See alsoEdit

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