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FFX2 Dagger Rikku

The Dagger in Final Fantasy X-2.

Daggers (短剣, Tanken?), also known as Dirks, or Knives, are recurring weapons throughout the Final Fantasy series, mostly associated with the Thief and Ninja classes. The daggers that reoccur most are: Gladius, Mage Masher, Sword Breaker, Main Gauche, Assassin's Dagger, and Orichalcum.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

Cat Claws FFII Art

The Cat Claws.

Thieves, Warriors, Red Mages, and Black Mages can equip daggers.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy IIEdit

Orichalcum FFII Art

The Orichalcum.

Every character can equip knives, but only Leila comes equipped with one by default.

List of knives:


Final Fantasy IIIEdit

Knife FFIII Art

The Knife.

The Freelancer, Thief, and Ninja job classes can equip Daggers, furthermore, Ninjas can also Throw them.

List of daggers:


Final Fantasy IVEdit

FF4-MageMasher-DS

The Mage Masher.

FFIV Dagger

Cecil, Kain, Rydia, Edward, Rosa, Palom, and Edge can equip daggers. The Kitchen Knife is considered a dagger, but unequippable. It's the most powerful throwing item for Edge, with an attack power of 255.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy VEdit

Assassin

The Assassin's Dagger.

FFV Knife Icon iOS Freelancers, Cannoneers, Thieves, Gladiators, and Dancers can equip daggers. The Ninja job class's ability also allows the character to Throw daggers. Knives deal damage based on the attacker's Strength and Agility.

List of daggers:


Final Fantasy VIEdit

FFVI Daggers Artwork

Various daggers.

Daggers, or Dirks, can be equipped by some characters, however, there are universal daggers which can be equipped by all characters except Umaro. Locke has his own exclusive daggers. Shadow can also Throw daggers. All daggers enables the Runic command, and a select few can enable the Bushido command.

List of daggers:


Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

Knives are used by the Knife (Female) character.

List of knives:

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Dagger-ffix-weapon
Weapon used by thieves.
—Dagger's description.

FFIX Dagger Icon Zidane is the only character that can equip daggers, however, later, he can equip "thief swords".

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

A pair of daggers are used as weapons by the Thief dressphere.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

FFXI Dagger 27

The Jambiya.

A variety of jobs can equip daggers, but it generally finds the most use by the Thief, Corsair, and Dancer classes. Daggers are low damage, low delay weapons that gain little TP per hit but are capable of attacking very quickly.

Many daggers offer bonuses to a player's stats or additional effect bonuses to make up for its weak damage per hit. Dagger Weapon Skills are by themselves not very impressive, but can be explosively powerful when used in tandem with a Thief's abilities, like Sneak Attack and Trick Attack.

Notable daggers:

  • Mandau
  • Vajra
  • Azoth
  • Perseus' Harpe
  • Thanatos Baselard
  • Jambiya
  • Heart Snatcher
  • Ponderous Gully
  • Khimaira Jambiya
  • Carnwenhan
  • Swordbreaker
  • Blau Dolch
  • Misericorde
  • Stylet
  • Ermine's Tail
  • Sirocco Kukri

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

Danjuro-ffxii

The Danjuro.

By equipping the appropriate licenses, any character can equip one-handed daggers. They are the fastest weapons.

In the Zodiac versions, only the Shikari can equip these weapons.

The damage formula for daggers is:

$ DMG = [ATK * RANDOM(1..1.125)]- DEF] * [1 + STR * (Lv+SPD)/218] $

Due to the weight put on user's Strength and Speed stats recommended dagger users are Vaan and Balthier.

List of daggers:


Final Fantasy XIVEdit

FFXIV Yoshimitsu

Daggers were classified as a type Gladiator's arms alongside swords up until patch 2.3, where they were replaced with additional swords in preparation for patch 2.4. Daggers returned in patch 2.4 as the weapon of choice of the Rogue class and Ninja job.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

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Daggers can be equipped by Noctis and Ignis as his primary arm. They are the fastest weapon for Noctis. Armiger points accumulation multiplier: x1.5. Daggers are good for assaulting single targets, especially ones in Vulnerable state. Daggers cannot be used for air combos or link-strikes when wielded by Noctis.

Forward + Attack: Noctis performs a double stab attack. Resets combos so the player can combo infinitely without performing a finisher.

Side + Attack: Noctis steps around an enemy. Can be used to dodge. Noctis will do a slash when the player stops quickstepping. Alternatively, if the player releases the thumbstick and flicks it again quickly, Noctis will perform an airstep instead of slashing, allowing for a seamless transition to air combos.

Back + Attack: Noctis will step away and start slinging daggers as a ranged attack. If the player builds enough distance while holding Back + Attack, Noctis will perform a dropkick.

NameAttackCriticalModifiers/NotesValueObtain
Daggers
Daggers-FFXV
208Max MP: +4
Magic: +5
+50% damage to enemies in vulnerable status
Buy: 50
Sell: 25
Default: Ignis at start of game
Shop: Hammerhead
Well balanced and lively daggers that inflict extra harm on vulnerable foes.
Avengers
Avengers-FFXV
438Max MP: +4
Magic: +5
Critical bonus when the wielder has low HP: Critical + (5 + 1.5n)% where n is every percentage point reduction under 30% HP
Buy: 150
Sell: 75
Find: North of Three Valleys (Leide; Map)
Shop: Hammerhead, Galdin Quay, Prairie Outpost
Daggers that unleash their full potential in times of peril. When the wielder is in poor health, they deliver critical strikes against the foe.
Cutlasses
Cutlasses-FFXV
588Max MP: +6
Magic: +10
10% chance to inflict Mollified
Buy: 300
Sell: 150
Shop: Wiz Chocobo Post, Coernix Station - Cauthess
Daggers for agile and cunning fighters. They sap the attacking strength of foes.
Mythril Knives
Mythril-Knives-FFXV
628Max MP: +6
Magic: +50
Buy: 600
Sell: 300
Shop: Taelar Rest Area, Lestallum
With blades forged of mythril, these knives enhance the wielder's magic.
Plunderers
Plunderers-FFXV
1118Max MP: +10
Magic: +10
Absorbs elemental energy when dealing the finishing blow to an enemy
Buy: —
Sell: 0
Trade: Caem Carrots x4 at Cape Caem farm
Unique daggers crafted with Insomnian technology. They absorb the elemental powers of defeated foes.
Patch notes: Was made sellable in Patch 1.03
Assassin's Daggers
(Assassin Daggers)
Daggers-FFXV
1268Max MP: +7
Magic: +10
10% chance to inflict Poison
Buy: 1500
Sell: 750
Find: Malacchi Pond fishing spot (southeast from chocobo racing track; Map), Vesperpool region (southeast from the lake; Map), Daurell Caverns (from the fishing spot, go up then right)
Shop: Lestallum, Verinas Mart, Ch.7: Imperial vendor outside Steyliff Grove
Blades favored by assassins, infused with venom. They may inflict poison with each strike.
Delta Daggers
Daggers-FFXV
1538Max MP: +6
Magic: +15
10% chance to inflict Compromised
Buy: 5000
Sell: 2500
Find: Near the Rock of Ravatogh (Map), Malmalam Thicket (south from the ice deposit; Map)
Shop: Altissia, Cartanica, Tenebrae, Gralea
Short but deadly blades, designed to inflict gaping wounds, depriving foes of their defense.
Plunderers II
Plunderers-FFXV
1838Max MP: +15
Magic: +30
Absorbs elemental energy when dealing the finishing blow to an enemy
Buy: —
Sell: 0
Upgrade: Bring Plunderers to Cid with a Barbed Scythe
An upgraded pair of unique daggers crafted with Insomnian technology. They absorb the elemental powers of defeated foes.
Patch notes: Was made sellable in Patch 1.03
Main Gauches
Daggers-FFXV
1928Max MP: +7
Magic: +21
+50% damage to enemies in vulnerable status
Buy: 8000
Sell: 4000
Default: Ignis in Ch.14
Shop: Ch.14: Hammerhead
Well-balanced and lively daggers that inflict extra harm on vulnerable foes.
Orichalcum
Cutlasses-FFXV
2238Max MP: +9
Magic: +20
Light-elemental
Buy: 10000
Sell: 5000
Find: Costlemark Tower (across the beam near the start, top of the spiral; Map)
Shop: Meldacio Hunter HQ
Short blades infused with holy light. They are deadly when used against daemons, who fear all that is sacred.
Ulric's Kukris
(Ulric's Twin Swords)
Ulrics-Kukris-FFXV
23413Max HP: +282
Max MP: +24
Strength: +8
Vitality: +15
Magic: +48
Spirit: +20
Shot Resistance: 21%
Fire Resistance: 5%
Ice Resistance: 7%
Lightning Resistance: 4%
Dark Resistance: 19%
+1% to HP and MP recovery rates
Buy: —
Sell: 15000
Find: Defeat Psychomancer in Ch.14: Insomnia (in Windows/Royal Edition Psychomancer only drops the daggers when using Chapter Select, not when loading a game cleared save as normal)
A pair of blades wielded by a hero who fought for the future of his homeland. One was forged in the Crown City, and the other in Galahd.
Organyx
(Organics/Ogrenix)
Cutlasses-FFXV
2488Max MP: +10
Vitality: +25
Magic: +23
Spirit: +32
Fire Resistance: 10%
Ice Resistance: 10%
Lightning Resistance: 10%
Dark Resistance: 10%
Buy: —
Sell: 6000
Find: Ch.15: Galdin Quay (north along the road; Map), Ch.15: Fociaugh Hollow maze
Blades forged to be the ultimate pair of daggers, enhacing most wielder attributes.
Vigilantes
Cutlasses-FFXV
2908Max MP: +5
Magic: +20
5% chance to inflict Stop
Buy: —
Sell: 7500
Find: Ch.15: Glacial Grotto maze
A special alloy forms the core of this pair of blades. They cut with such force as to stop foes in their tracks.
Zwill Crossblade
(Solin Shape)
Avengers-FFXV
3458Max MP: +5
Magic: +25
+80% damage at full HP
Buy: —
Sell: 10000
Reward: Wondrous Weapon (Randolph)
Blades for virtuosos who know how to avoid blows. Deadliest when the wielder is at full health.
Mage Mashers
Mage-Mashers-FFXV
668Max MP: +13
Magic: +32
-30% Fire/Ice/Lightning damage
Buy: —
Sell: —
Download: Pre-order bonus, Weapon: Mage Mashers (FFIX) DLC
Daggers set with protective gems. They mitigate damage from fire, ice, and lightning when equipped.
Spelldaggers
Spelldaggers-FFXV
1780Strength: +28
Spirit: +16
Exploits any enemy's elemental weakness.
Buy: —
Sell: —
Download: Complete Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis
Daggers imbued with elemental energy. They deal devastating damage to enemies vulnerable to a specific element.

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

FFT Blind Knife

Daggers can be equipped by the Chemist, Squire, Thief, and Dancer jobs.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

FFTA Tiptaptwo

Hume Thieves and moogle Jugglers can equip knives, which cost less when bought at Cyril and Baguba Port. The Ninja ability "Throw" allows them to throw knives.

List of knives:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Tonberrian FFTA2

Knives can now be equipped by Hunters, Rangers, Thieves, Chocobo Knights, Jugglers, the Dancer, and the Heritor.

The Dagger also appears as the weakest knife, providing a simple boost of 20 to the Attack stat.

List of knives:

Vagrant StoryEdit

There are twelve types of daggers. They are short-ranged, light, edged, and piercing weapons.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

FFT-0 Daggers Icon
Type-0 Dagger

Rem's Dagger.

Rem Tokimiya wields twin daggers as her weapon of her choice.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit

List of daggers:

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a DarklordEdit

MLaaDL Assassin Dagger T

The Assassin Dagger.

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Final Fantasy AdventureEdit

FFA Amanda's Dagger

The only dagger that appears is the Throwing Dagger used by Amanda.

The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

Daggers appear as a type of weapon.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

FFLII Dagger Icon

Daggers appear as a type of weapon.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

Daggers appear as a type of weapon.

List of knives:

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

FF4HoL Wind Dagger

The Wind Dagger.

Knives can be equipped by all jobs, but are best suited for the Bandit, Dancer, and Dark Fencer crowns.

List of knives:

Bravely DefaultEdit

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The Dagger.

The jobs best suited for wielding daggers are the Thief, Merchant, Ninja, Salve-Maker, Vampire, Performer and Ranger. Any job can be well suited to wield daggers when equipped with the Dagger Lore support ability. The Special Attacks for daggers are charged by using items.

List of daggers:

Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

Sweet KissBS

Sweet Kiss.

All daggers deal 50% more damage to beasts. The jobs best suited for wielding daggers are the Thief, Merchant, Ninja, Patissier, Fencer, and Ranger. Any job can be well suited to wield daggers when equipped with the Dagger Lore support ability.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

List of knives:

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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Daggers appear as a type of weapon. Firion, Emperor Mateus, Onion Knight, Bartz, Terra, Ultimecia, Zidane, and Kuja are the only characters that can equip them originally, though.

List of daggers:

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Daggers are also available to Kain, Gilgamesh, Squall, Laguna, Tidus, Vaan, Gabranth, and Lightning. Daggers also slightly increase defense when equipped.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB Valiant Knife SR

The Valiant Knife.

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

Dancing Dagger ATB

Daggers can be equipped by the Thief, Dancer, Locke, and Rinoa.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Dagger Icon
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