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

The Heat Dagger is a dagger whose blueprint is exclusive to the Nightwave Offerings. Specializing in Puncture b Puncture damage, its signature trait is the ability to create a blast of fire when a slam attack is used. This effect and the fact that the Heat Dagger has puncture damage as its main damage type makes it effective against armored Grineer units.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 75 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:N/A

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


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b Puncture damage – effective against armor.
  • Slam attacks do 100% Heat b Heat damage with a very high chance to proc
    • Heat b Heat damage is effective against Flesh and Infested.
    • Panic caused from Heat b Heat proc lasts much longer than a knockdown.
  • Stance slot has a Madurai Pol polarity, matching Mod TT 20pxPointed Wind stance.
  • Innate Naramon Pol polarity.
  • Can use the dagger-exclusive Mod TT 20pxCovert Lethality mod.


Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Using Mod TT 20pxReach or Mod TT 20pxPrimed Reach can counteract the short hit range of this weapon.


  • If performing a ground slam with this weapon equipped, ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr in Hysteria130xDark Hysteria will use the Heat Dagger's radial flame attack.
  • 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 Slash b Slash proc on contact. 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.


  • Jump attacks will make the Heat Dagger emit a visible ring of fire upon slamming the ground. This visual trait is shared with other Heat weapons like the Heat Heat Sword and DualHeat Dual Heat Swords.
  • The Heat Dagger received a visual change in Update 16.5, 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.
  • In the Red Veil section of any relay, one of the torturers behind the leader is seen wielding this weapon (possibly) to interrogate the Grineer subject.


  • Heat Dagger in Codex.
  • Heat Dagger Colored Pure Black
  • Color palette
  • Proto-excalibur with heat dagger

Heat Dagger Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 17.3
  • Heat Dagger can now be used in PvP.

Hotfix 13.0.3

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

Update 11.3

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

Hotfix 6.1.2

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 22.19.1

See alsoEdit

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