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This short blade weapon has limited range but comes out fast and can inflict fire damage.

The Heat Dagger is a dagger with high DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture and innate DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage, making it suitable against Grineer units.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000.



  • Grants a 10% Movement Speed bonus when held (i.e. melee mode or quick melee).
  • Normal Attack
    • High disposition


  • Normal Attack
    • Low crit chance
    • Very low attack speed
    • Low attack range
    • Very low status chance
    • Very low crit multiplier


The Heat 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 75 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A


  • When equipped without a Stance mod, the Heat Dagger adds a 4th lunging stab on its normal attack combo, which propels the Warframe a good distance forward, which is useful for catching up to moving enemies. It also has a 100% chance of inflicting a DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash proc on contact. This effect is lost if one uses the Mod TT 20px.png Pointed 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.
  • Slam attacks always apply a DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat proc, even if the weapon is modded to not deal DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage.


  • Before Update 26.0 (2019-10-31), the Heat Dagger used to emit a visible ring of fire from slam attacks. This visual effect was also shared with the HeatSword.png Heat Sword and DualHeatSwords.png Dual Heat Swords. Since then, all melee weapons make the same effect when doing slam attacks.
  • The Heat Dagger received a visual change in Update 16.5 (2015-05-12), giving it a faded color scheme with texture animations similar to those found in Prisma weapons. Its visual model was also sharpened and lengthened to further resemble the Heat Sword.
  • The icon of the heat dagger is misleading of its actual appearance as the model was changed in Update 16.5 (2015-05-12). The spike in the front of the guard is actually at the back, while at the front of the guard a cylinder with a tube takes its place; while the blade is much thinner and longer at the top. There is also a clear difference between the Heat Dagger Forest-Camo Skin icon and actual model. The HeatSword.png Heat Sword andDualHeatSwords.png Dual Heat Swords also suffer from this problem.
  • Out of the family of Heat weapons (HeatSword.png Heat Sword, DualHeatSwords.png Dual Heat Swords, Heat Dagger) the Heat Dagger is the only one out of these that deals innate DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage, not only on radial slams.


Heat Dagger Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 30.9 (2021-11-11)

  • Cleaned up elemental FX on the Heat Dagger.

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 3.
  • Damage increased from 45 to 208 (14 Impact, 76 Puncture, 56 Slash, and 62 Heat).
  • Range increased from 1 to 1.75.
  • Status Chance increased from 5% to 14%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 5% to 14%.
  • Critical Damage increased from 1.5x to 1.6x.
  • Slam Attack increased from 90 to 416.
  • Slide Attack increased from 96 to 416.
  • Parry Angle set to 45.
  • Follow Through increased from 0.3 to 0.9.

Update 17.3 (2015-09-02)

  • Heat Dagger can now be used in PvP.

Hotfix 13.0.3 (2014-04-10)

  • Fixed Heat Dagger front facing finisher attacks not dealing damage.

Update 11.3 (2013-12-12)

  • Heat Dagger now deals Fire Damage on Charge Attacks and Ground Slams.

Hotfix 6.1.2 (2013-02-05)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

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