Dragon’s Dogma 2 best daggers – all daggers list and how to get them

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Looking for the best daggers in Dragon’s Dogma 2? Thieves make use of daggers to deal incredible damage against targets of all sizes. Read on to learn about all the daggers in the game and our top picks.

For more on the game, check out our best Thief build for beginners and our tips and tricks for Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Dragon's Dogma 2 best daggers: An image of a Thief near a chest in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
An image of a Thief near a chest in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best daggers in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Based on our time with the game, we’ve picked out the best early-game, mid-game, and late-game daggers in Dragon’s Dogma 2. These will let you get up close to your enemy and dish out some punishment. Read on for our top three picks and why you should get them as soon as possible in the RPG.

Stilettos – best early-game dagger in Dragon’s Dogma 2

  • Strength: 74
  • Magick: 0
  • Slash Strength: 100
  • Strike Strength: 0
  • Knockdown Power: 89

Stilettos can be purchased early on at Roderick’s Smithy in the first city you will enter in the game. It’s got decent stats and is a step up from the base daggers your Thief or pawn will come equipped with. They cost 5300 Gold.

Spite – best mid-game dagger in Dragon’s Dogma 2

  • Strength: 162
  • Magick: 0
  • Slash Strength: 100
  • Strike Strength: 0
  • Knockdown Power: 156

Spite can be purchased for 27800 Gold at Awaran’s Arms in Bakbattahl. They can also be bought at Celeste’s Smithy in Checkpoint Rest Town. This one’s a good upgrade because it can inflict the Blight debilitation, poisoning foes. Pair that with good stats and you can see why it’s worth a purchase. If you’re handing these to a pawn, don’t forget to check them for Dragonsplague in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Don’t spend all your Gold on one character

While you might want to give the best gear only to your Arisen, giving all your pawns better gear will improve your odds against the creatures of Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Framae Blades – best late-game dagger in Dragon’s Dogma 2

  • Strength: 290
  • Magick: 0
  • Slash Strength: 100
  • Strike Strength: 0
  • Knockdown Power: 184

These blades have the best stats in the game, making them worth their massive cost. Find them at the Volcanic Island Armory for a whopping 60000 Gold. While that might sound like a lot, you’ll get loads of Gold on your way to this location via quests and treasure.

Dragon's Dogma 2 best daggers: An image of a Thief's inventory, highlighting the Throatcutters daggers in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
An image of a Thief’s inventory, highlighting the Throatcutters daggers in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Image captured by VideoGamer.

List of all Daggers in Dragon’s Dogma 2 and where to get them

Dagger NameStrengthSlashKnockdownCost in GoldLocation
Criteria4510069830Borderwatch
Throatcutters60100751360Vernworth, Melve
Stilettos74100895300Vernworth
Superior Criteria6910069N/APre-order bonus
Snagdaggers11810013114800Vernworth
Spite16210015627800Bakbattahl, Checkpoint Rest Town
Battahli Biters21910013136200Bakbattahl
Divine Razors23710015545500Bakbattahl
Signs of Valor90100804100Nameless Village
Helmbarte Daggers1231001219890Checkpoint Rest Town
Bardiche Daggers15510014222300Checkpoint Rest Town, Nameless Village
Dowsing Spikes23010023430 Seeker TokensGuild Hall
Dragon’s Vein330100198N/AN/A
Framae Blades29010018460000Volcanic Island

That covers the best daggers in the game. These should be able to get you through all kinds of challenges. Expensive pawns purchased with Rift Crystals in Dragon’s Dogma 2 may arrive with better daggers from this list as they’ll be at a higher level than you. If you want more durability, consider our best Fighter build for beginners in Dragon’s Dogma 2. As for ranged fighters, consider these Archer and Mage builds.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 best daggers FAQs

Who can use daggers in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Only the Thief vocation can use daggers in the game.

How to get the best daggers in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

You can get better daggers by purchasing them from vendors in the game’s cities.

About the Author

Antony Terence

Antony Terence is a Guides Writer for VideoGamer. While he is particularly fond of city-builders, shooters, and strategy titles, he won’t turn down a good JRPG or a turn-based roguelike.

Dragon’s Dogma 2

  • Release Date: March 21, 2024
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X
  • Genre(s): Action, Action RPG, Adventure, RPG
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