According to Vetron's Guide to Weapons and Armour, the dagger has a "1" effectiveness rating.
However, there are several special kind of daggers:
- Great dagger - This one has the damage rating of a two-handed sword.
- Poison dagger - Poisons the enemy.
- Korghin's Fang - A magical dagger found on Pagan.
- Serpentine dagger - A dagger with an interesting history.
Ten inches of beautifully worked steel make the standard Britannian dagger. The traditional basket hilt looks very functional. A favorite weapon of novices.
Daggers offer two choices. The common dagger is useful when its ability to be concealed is a benefit; and it can be thrown in open combat. The main gauche is more formidable, especially when used as a second weapon.
Useful for stabbing and cutting in close-quarter fighting or throwing in long range combat, the dagger is a most convenient and lightweight weapon to keep on hand.