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

The Dark Dagger is a dagger with innate DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png5,000.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage.




Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The Dark Dagger's blueprint can be bought from Nightwave Offerings. Note that the offerings are on a 7-day rotation, and this weapon may not be available on a succeeding appearance.

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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Oddly, the Dark Dagger uses a Ward polarity for its stance slot, which means it will receive less mod capacity from Mod TT 20px.pngPointed Wind (V), Mod TT 20px.pngHoming Fang (Bar), and Stinging Thorn (V), 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 DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash bleed proc, despite the fact that the Dark Dagger has no physical damage element. This effect is lost if one uses the Mod TT 20px.pngPointed 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.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Dark Dagger and its longer version the DarkSword.pngDark Sword were previously physical damage weapons. Update 13.0 changed them to deal purely DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation 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.pngDark Sword used exactly the same image for the Arsenal and Codex.

Media[edit | edit source]

Dark Dagger Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 26.0

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 2.
  • Damage increased from 35 Radiation to 154 (58 Puncture, 36 Slash, and 60 Radiation).
  • Range increased from 1 to 1.75.
  • Status Chance increased from 10% to 22%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 5% to 8%.
  • Slam Attack increased from 70 to 308.
  • Slide Attack increased from 75 to 308.
  • Parry Angle set to 45.
  • Follow Through increased from 0.3 to 0.9.

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: Update 26.0

See Also[edit | edit source]

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