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.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Cat Claws.

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

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

The Orichalcum.

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

List of knives:


Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Knife.

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

List of daggers:


Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

The Mage Masher.

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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 | edit source]

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

The Assassin's Dagger.

Icon. 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. but due to a bug, this only adds 0 or 1 to the damage modifier (Chicken Knife is the inly exception, making it stronger than it may initially look). Knives only take 50% of the target's Evade into calculations.

List of daggers:


Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Knives are used by the Knife (Female) character.

List of knives:

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

Zidane's dagger.

Weapon used by thieves.

Dagger's description

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

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

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

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

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 XII[edit | edit source]

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:

Daggers use the Speed damage formula. Damage depends on the weapon, the user's Strength and Speed and character level. The characters' stats can vary. Vitality varies the most, by 30%, Strength varies 10%, and Speed 9%. The male characters have the highest Strength+Speed.

List of daggers:


Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

The 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 XV[edit | edit source]

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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.png
(recurring)
208Max MP: +4
Magic: +5
+50% damage to enemies in vulnerable status
Buy: 50
Sell: 25
Default: Ignis at start of game
Shop: Ch.1–8: Hammerhead
Well balanced and lively daggers that inflict extra harm on vulnerable foes.
Avengers
Avengers-FFXV.png
(recurring)
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: Ch.1–8: 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.png
(recurring)
588Max MP: +6
Magic: +10
10% chance to inflict Enfeebled
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.png
(recurring)
628Max MP: +6
Magic: +50
Buy: 600
Sell: 300
Default: Noctis in Close Encounter of the Terra Kind
Shop: Taelpar Rest Area, Lestallum
With blades forged of mythril, these knives enhance the wielder's magic.
Plunderers
Plunderers-FFXV.png
1118Max MP: +10
Magic: +10
Absorbs elemental energy when dealing the finishing blow to an enemy
Buy: —
Sell: 1
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.png
(recurring)
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 - Ravatogh, 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.png
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, Zegnautus Keep
Short but deadly blades, designed to inflict gaping wounds, depriving foes of their defense.
Plunderers II
Plunderers-FFXV.png
1838Max MP: +15
Magic: +30
Absorbs elemental energy when dealing the finishing blow to an enemy
Buy: —
Sell: 1
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.png
(recurring)
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, Kingsglaive Base Camp (Windows/Royal Edition)
Well-balanced and lively daggers that inflict extra harm on vulnerable foes.
Orichalcum
Cutlasses-FFXV.png
(recurring)
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.png
(recurring)
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
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.png
(recurring)
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 (Level 10 campsite)
Blades forged to be the ultimate pair of daggers, enhacing most wielder attributes.
Vigilantes
Cutlasses-FFXV.png
(recurring)
2908Max MP: +5
Magic: +20
5% chance to inflict Stop
Buy: —
Sell: 7500
Find: Ch.15: Greyshire Glacial Grotto maze (first haven)
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.png
(recurring)
3458Max MP: +5
Magic: +25
+80% damage at full HP (calculated from current HP, not from max 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.png
(recurring)
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
(Elemental Daggers)
Spelldaggers-FFXV.png
1780Strength: +28
Spirit: +16
Exploits any enemy's elemental weakness
Stays in inventory from the start of a new game
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.
Garuda's Plumes
(Garuda Fangs)
Garudas Plumes daggers weapon for Adventurer from Another World from FFXV.png
1768Max MP: +6
Strength: +22
Vitality: +24
Magic: +29
Spirit: +20
Strengthened aerial attacks
Buy: —
Sell: 1
Trade: 1x Mythril Knives & 1x Vortex Feather & 10 Allagan Tomestones at Y'jhimei's trading post in Perpetouss Keep
Can be purchased once
Daggers that house the raging power of the Lady of the Vortex. Inflict great damage with aerial attacks.
Patch notes: Added in patch 1.27 for Adventurer from Another World
Plumes of the Vortex
(Vortex Fangs)
Garudas Plumes daggers weapon for Adventurer from Another World from FFXV.png
320100Max MP: +60
Strength: +31
Vitality: +31
Magic: +31
Spirit: +22
Deal 50% more damage with aerial attacks
Aerial warping MP cost halved
Always inflicts a critical hit
Glows green in battle
Buy: —
Sell: 1
Trade: 1x Garuda's Plumes & 4x Vortex Feathers & Adamantite & 20 Allagan Tomestones OR just 99x Allagan Tomestones at Y'jhimei's trading post in Perpetouss Keep
Can be purchased once
Daggers that unleash the raging power of the Lady of the Vortex. Inflict great aerial damage and reduce aerial MP consumption.
Patch notes: Added in patch 1.27 for Adventurer from Another World

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

The Blind Knife.

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

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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

The 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 Rift[edit | edit source]

The Tonberrian.

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.

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Vagrant Story[edit | edit source]

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

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Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

FFT-0 Daggers Icon.png

Rem's Dagger.

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

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[edit | edit source]

List of daggers:

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord[edit | edit source]

The Assassin Dagger.

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Final Fantasy Adventure[edit | edit source]

FFA Amanda's Dagger.png

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

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

Daggers appear as a type of weapon.

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Final Fantasy Legend II[edit | edit source]

FFLII Dagger Icon.png

Daggers appear as a type of weapon.

List of daggers:

Final Fantasy Legend III[edit | edit source]

Daggers appear as a type of weapon.

List of knives:

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

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 Default[edit | edit source]

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 Layer[edit | edit source]

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 Dimensions[edit | edit source]

List of knives:

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Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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.

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

The Valiant Knife.

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

The Dancing Dagger.

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

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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