Infiltrate undetected; reduced visibility when held. Then strike with confidence; hits to irradiated targets restores shields and creates overshields.

The Rakta Dark Dagger is the Syndicate variant of the DarkDagger Dark Dagger, available from the Red Veil. While wielded, enemies have more difficulty in spotting the user, and damaging an enemy afflicted by Radiation b Radiation restores shields and grants overshields.


  • The Rakta Dark Dagger can be acquired by reaching the Rank of Exalted with Red Veil, and spending ReputationLargeBlack125,000 to purchase. As with all Syndicate Weapons, the Rakta Dark Dagger cannot be chosen as the free offering upon ranking up to Exalted rank.
  • Syndicate weapons can be also be acquired via Trading, but only for unranked copies without Forma and Orokin Catalyst installed.
  • Players must have a Mastery Rank of at least 8 to acquire the Rakta Dark Dagger, either through trading or through the Syndicates themselves.


This weapon deals Radiation b Radiation damage.


  • Tied with KarystDagger Karyst for the highest base damage of all standard (non-zaw) daggers.
  • Tied with SwordCeramic d Ceramic Dagger for the fastest attack speed of all single daggers.
  • Grants "Mind Haze" for 30 seconds after drawing weapon, reducing the range where enemies can spot the user.
    • Innate bonus suited to stealth gameplay, as well as being synergistic with the weapon's damage type.
    • Bonus can be reapplied while active.
    • If no other weapons are equipped, effect can be triggered by switching from scanner to melee. Aim>melee to retrigger.
    • Mind Haze remains active for 30 seconds after triggering, regardless of weapon equipped.
  • When held, attacking an enemy under a Radiation b Radiation proc restores shields and grants overshields to the user.
  • Can use the dagger-exclusive Mod TT 20pxCovert Lethality and Dark Dagger-exclusive Mod TT 20pxGleaming Blight mods.
  • Has a Madurai Pol polarity slot.
  • Stance slot has Naramon Pol slot, matches Mod TT 20pxHoming Fang stance.



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


  • When wielded, the Rakta Dark Dagger reduces the range where enemies can spot the player by 33%. For example, while undetected a player will normally be spotted from 15 meters away, whereas holding the Rakta Dark Dagger will make the enemy spot the player from 10 meters away.
  • When wielded, attacking an enemy afflicted by a Radiation b Radiation proc will restore your Shields by 5% of the damage dealt. The amount of shield points restored is affected by damage mods and can even grant Overshields.
    • Additionally, finishing an enemy afflicted by a Radiation b Radiation proc will grant max Overshields (finishers only grant Overshields if the Dagger itself has inflicted the Radiation effect).


  • Mod TT 20pxCovert Lethality complements the Rakta Dark Dagger's stealth passive quite well, allowing players to finish off enemies with a decreased likelihood of being spotted.
  • Mod TT 20pxGleaming Blight is compatible with this weapon, making it more likely to deal Radiation b Radiation procs and allow the player to restore shields for every attack.
    • Alternatively, bring weapons or abilities that can easily generate Radiation b Radiation procs such as the alternative fire of InfCrpShockSwarm Mutalist Quanta.
    • The radial Blight effect will not alert damaged enemies if they are in the unalerted state - unless a Capture target is injured, in which case all enemies in the mission will be alerted.
  • The Rakta Dark Dagger, due to its ability to generate overshields from damaging Radiation b Radiation affected targets, is well suited to the Mod TT 20pxStinging Thorn Dagger Stance, as its Carving Spike combo provides multiple attacks (to apply the Radiation b Radiation status effect) preceeding its final strike, which exposes enemies to Finisher Attacks.
  • When equipped without a Stance mod, the Rakta 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 Rakta 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 concept for the Rakta Dark Dagger's innate effects was designed by the Design Council.


Rakta Dark Dagger Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 24.4.2
  • The Rakta Dark Dagger’s innate upgrade on equip is now called Mind Haze.

Update 24.4

  • Rakta Dark Dagger’s equipped bonus is now an innate upgrade that triggers on equip and lasts for 30 secs (refreshed on Melee equip).
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