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8 Best Daggers in Dark Souls 3

8 Best Daggers in Dark Souls 3

We have made many lists for several specific weapon types for Dark Souls 3, but the most interesting weapons you can choose are the Daggers. They are great for Dexterity builds and a great weapon if you want to deal some high critical damage. There are quite a few Daggers in the game.

Remember that each Dagger on this list is used for different builds, so they aren’t in a very specific order. We go by each weapon’s scaling, speed, damage, and skills. If one looks interesting to you, go and find it.


If you want a weapon with insanely high attack speed and high critical damage, then you might want to look at the Daggers.

1. Corvian Great knife

Location: Dropped by Corvians in the Road of Sacrifices, Farron Keep, Painted World of Ariandel, and Untended Graves.

This weapon is considered the best Dagger in the game. It is good, but it does have its flaws. The thing that makes this weapon good is its skill. It bypasses any shield that you attack with the Blind Spot skill. It deals a ton of damage and is the perfect attack to use with any shield enemy in the game.

It also has some insanely good scaling. The only downside to this weapon is that it is the heaviest Dagger of the bunch. This won’t be too much of an issue if you have light armor on to have maximum stamina for each attack. Other than that, the weapon is probably the Dagger in the game.

2. Aquamarine Dagger (DLC)

Location: Found in The Dreg Heap. After the initial drop-down from the Stone-humped Hag’s perch, run past the Harald Legion Knight. The item can be found up the stairs behind the Harald Knight.

This is the only Dagger on the list that requires you to own the DLC. It is found in the Ringed City DLC and pretty early on in the Dreg Heap. What makes this Dagger unique is the fact that it actually scaled with Dexterity and Intelligence. This makes it a good weapon to use with a Mage build. Its skill is fun as well.


It is similar to a couple of spells. It makes the sword grow larger with magic and swings like a straight sword. The only downside to this weapon is that there is no critical modifier, so it won’t deal nearly as much damage as other Daggers. Other than that, it is a great Dagger to use.

3. Brigand Twindaggers

Location: Found in the Road of Sacrifices, on a corpse behind where the madwoman spawns.

This weapon is very odd since they are a unique weapon. It is one weapon very similar to the Sellsword Twinblades, but you can use two weapons when you have it equipped. The skill isn’t really a good aspect of it since you probably won’t use it too much, but it is ultimately a great Dagger for any Dexterity build.

People consider it a great weapon for PvP since you can seriously damage your enemies. The combos you can do with it are fun to use, and it never gets old when you destroy an invader. It does deal great Bleed damage, so if you enjoy Daggers, this might be your go-to weapon for that.

4. Bandit’s Knife

Location: Starting weapon of the Thief class. Greirat of the Undead Settlement also sells it for 1,500 Souls.

This weapon sacrifices some daggers’ high crit damage to provide bleed build-up. This makes it an excellent choice to buff with Carthus Rouge or to infuse with a Blood Gem. It is actually one of the easiest Daggers to get since you can literally start using it if you choose the Thief class.


If you didn’t choose the Thief class, you can purchase it from Greirat in the High Wall of Lothric when you release him from his cell. Quickstep might seem a little lame, but it definitely is a useful skill for any Daggers since you do need to have a good way to get away from your enemy quickly.

5. Dagger

Location: Sold by the Shrine Handmaid for 300 Souls. The Hollow Assassins also drop it in the High Wall of Lothric.

This is probably the most basic Dagger you can get in the game. Just look at what it is called. You can’t get any more basic than this. Even though it is extremely easy to get, it is actually one of the best Daggers in the game. It has an insanely high critical damage output, and it also does really well with basically any Infusion you place on it.

It also works extremely well with the Hornet Ring. If you don’t know, the Hornet Ring increases your Critical attacks, making Riposte do insane amounts of damage. If you want to try out a Dagger, this is the easiest one to get your hands on immediately. Just make sure you know how to use it.

6. Rotten Ghru Dagger

Location: Dropped by dagger-wielding Ghrus in the Farron Keep.

This Dagger is not the best in the game, but it has a unique look that no other Dagger has. It is actually fairly easy to get since it is only found within Farron Keep. You don’t really need to get far into the game to get it, although it is a little less than halfway through. Its damage isn’t what makes this weapon good.

What makes this weapon worth it is that it deals poison damage. It is extremely useful if you are fighting an enemy with much health. It will deal damage when you aren’t even hitting it, so it will be easier to take this enemy out. It is a great weapon if you enjoy poisoning your enemies.

7. Handmaid’s Dagger

Location: Dropped by the Jailer Handmaids in the Profaned Capital.

This Dagger is one of the more annoying ones to get, but you won’t be disappointed. It is very similar to the Corvian Knife, but it doesn’t deal nearly as much damage. It also has the Blind Spot skill that allows you to bypass any shields with the attack. It is a great attack, and it is extremely useful for any enemy.


It also has a special passive ability that gives you +1 FP every time you hit an enemy. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is a cool passive ability. It is better than not having any passive ability at all. Plus, the Dagger itself looks very cool as well.

8. Mail Breaker

Location: Starting equipment for the Sorcerer class. Found on a corpse in the room before Greirat’s cell in the High Wall of Lothric.

This is more of a piercing weapon than a Dagger, but it is considered a Dagger. It is small and deals a ton of critical damage. Not only is it good, but the skill, similar to the Blind Spot skill, allows you to bypass any shields the enemies hold. It is not a crazy weapon, but it is fun.

It is also very easy to get since it is the starting weapon for the Sorcerer class. If you don’t choose Sorcerer, you can find this weapon in one of the cells next to Greirat’s cell in the High Wall of Lothric. It can be Infused with pretty much anything, and it is up to you to determine what you want your build to be with it.