Elden Ring has a plethora of different kinds of equipment for players to destroy their enemies. From blasting cannonballs with Ballista to casting spells with different incantations and sorceries. But you know what is the most efficient during extreme close-range combat? Daggers! These little babies can inflict high critical damage with quick attacks. It is best suited for stealth and cheesing opponents. So, here’s our guide on the best daggers and where to find them in Elden Ring.
Best Daggers in Elden Ring
Mentioned below are the best daggers to choose and their locations:
This is a dagger that has a default weapon skill of Quickstep. It can cause the Hemorrhage or Blood loss status to build up and has an FP cost of 3. Wakizashi dagger deals with Strength and Dexterity. You can find it inside one of the locked prisons in Gaol Cave. But you might need to unlock the prisons first.
What I loved about this dagger is its amazing weapon skill. It allows you to switch to defense and avoid the incoming damage from the enemies. As you head back, look for an opening to pierce and slash your enemies. It is one of the best daggers to cheese your opponents. While it doesn’t power stance with other daggers, you can power stance it with katanas.
It is a dagger that deals with Faith and Dexterity attributes. It has an FP cost of 25 and also inflicts Holy damage. Black Knife has a unique weapon skill of the Blade of Death. This skill shoots a projectile at the targeted enemies from a medium range. And this projectile inflicts holy damage. You can find the Black Knife dagger by defeating the Black Knife Assasin at the entrance of Sainted Hero’s grave. It is located to the west of the Rampartside Path at Altus Plateau. You can neither boost it with consumables nor magic. But you can use the Holy Shrouding Cracked tear and Sacred Scorpion charm to boost its damage.
Cinquedea is a dagger that deals with strength and dexterity. It has a default skill of Quickstep and can inflict the Madness status build-up against enemies and has an FP cost of 3. You can find this dagger located at the bottom of the Bestial Sanctum in Greyroll’s Dragonbarrow. It will be in the exterior structure near the statue of a broken rat.
Cinquedea can boost the damage of the equipped Bestial Incantations by 10%. You can also upgrade it with the Somber Smithing Stones.
As the name suggests, this dagger can be a code for misery against enemies. Misericorde dagger has the highest critical damage rate out of all the daggers. It has a default weapon skill of Quickstep. It deals with Strength and Dexterity attributes. To find this dagger, head over to the Stormveil Castle. You will find it near a corpse in the large armory room. You can upgrade it by using the Smithing Stones. In addition to that, you can also apply Ashes of War onto this dagger.
While most the players consider daggers only for stealth, this dagger solely deals with Strength attributes. You can power stance it with different daggers to inflict insane damage. This dagger can trigger the Blood Loss or Hermorhheage stat build-up. But getting this dagger can be a bit of a hassle as it is a rare drop. You can get the Bloodstained dagger by defeating one of the Demi-human Chieftans. You can upgrade this dagger with Smithing Stones and apply Ashes of War for more buffs.
That’s all on the best daggers and where to find them in Elden Ring. If you liked this guide, check out our other guides on the best Int weapons, best strength weapons, and best PvP Magic spells in Elden Ring right here on Gamer Tweak.