|Released||1 October 2015 (Update)|
|Examine||Something sharp from the body of a defeated Abyssal Sire.|
|High alch||69,000 coins|
|Low alch||46,000 coins|
|Exchange||2,105,954 coins (info)|
The abyssal dagger is the most powerful dagger in the game and requires 70 Attack to wield. Players have a 13/64 (~20.3%) chance of receiving an abyssal dagger when using an unsired on the Font of Consumption at the centre of the Abyssal Nexus, giving it effectively a chance of 1/492 (~0.20%) per Abyssal Sire kill. Players also have a 1/32,000 (~0.003%) chance of receiving an abyssal dagger as a drop from abyssal demons.
The abyssal dagger surpasses the staff of the dead in both Strength and accuracy, with +5 Attack bonus, and +3 Strength bonus over the staff. Players should note that the abyssal dagger is primarily a stab weapon while the staff of the dead is primarily a slash weapon. The Zamorakian hasta surpasses the abyssal dagger as a stab weapon with its prayer bonus, defensive stats, and additional stab attack bonus, but many players choose not to use the hasta due to its combat styles being limited to defensive and controlled (shared).
It can be upgraded to the Abyssal dagger (bh) with the use of an Abyssal dagger imbue scroll, which increases its stab attack bonus by 10 and lowers the damage reduction of its special attack from 15% to 5%. However, the upgraded version can only be used for Pking in the Bounty Hunter minigame.
|Base attack speed||Range|
Combat styles[edit | edit source]
|Category: Stab Sword||Combat Style||Style type||Weapon Style||Experience||Invisible Boost|
|Stab||Stab||Accurate||Attack and Hitpoints||+3 Attack|
|Lunge||Stab||Aggressive||Strength and Hitpoints||+3 Strength|
|Slash||Slash||Aggressive||Strength and Hitpoints||+3 Strength|
|Block||Stab||Defensive||Defence and Hitpoints||+3 Defence|
Special attack[edit | edit source]
The abyssal dagger has a special attack, Abyssal Puncture, which hits twice in quick succession with a 25% increase in accuracy and 15% reduced damage, consuming 25% of the player's special attack energy. A single attack roll is performed, meaning that either both hits are successful, or both hits miss. The damage calculation rolls against the opponent's slash defence.
The highest the dagger can possibly hit with its special attack is 43-43 against players and 49-49 while using a salve amulet (e) against undead creatures. The abyssal dagger's special attack is notedly weaker than the dragon dagger's; this is evident when comparing the abyssal dagger's max hit of 43-43, to the dragon dagger's max hit of 49-49. However, it is more accurate against higher defence monsters due to its higher attack bonuses. This makes it a more accurate option at the cost of max hits.
Item sources[edit | edit source]
|Abyssal demon Wilderness Slayer Cave||124||1||1/32,000|
|Abyssal demon Standard||124||1||1/32,000|
|Greater abyssal demon||342||1||1/32,000|
Used in recommended equipment[edit | edit source]
|5||Adamant dragon/Strategies (Melee)|
|4||Chambers of Xeric/Challenge Mode/Strategies (Melee)|
|5||Chambers of Xeric/Strategies (crystals)|
|4||Galvek Speed-Trialist (Melee)|
|1||Giant Mole/Strategies (Melee & Prayer Budget)|
|5||Giant Mole/Strategies (Melee)|
|4||Glough Speed-Trialist (Melee)|
|5||King Black Dragon/Strategies (Melee BIS smuggle)|
|5||King Black Dragon/Strategies (4-item melee)|
|2||Krystilia/Strategies (Dragonhide (Melee + Ranged))|
|2||Krystilia/Strategies (Defence and Prayer)|
|5||Lizardman shaman/Strategies (Melee)|
|5||Metal dragons/Strategies (Melee)|
|5||Mithril dragon/Strategies (Melee)|
|5||Nightmare Zone/Strategies (Melee (Absorption, AFK))|
|5||Rune dragon/Strategies (Melee)|
|4||Slayer task/Jellies (Melee)|
|4||Slayer task/Suqah (Melee (South))|
|4||Slayer task/Trolls (Melee (Prayer))|
|4||Slayer task/Trolls (Melee (DPS))|
|5||Slayer training (Melee)|
|4||Tombs of Amascut/Strategies (Melee switch)|
|4||Abyssal Sire/Strategies (Melee)|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|9 March 2023
(update | poll)
The special attack cost has been reduced from 50% to 25%.
|7 July 2021
The position of the weapon and its variants on female players has been adjusted so that they appear to be equipped properly.
|5 November 2015
(update | poll)
The Abyssal Dagger special attack now provides a 25% accuracy increase on top of the existing effect.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The abyssal dagger is one of only five daggers held with its blade pointing down; the other four are Keris, the dragon dagger, the hunting knife, and the killer's knife.
- The examine text for the abyssal dagger references it being from the body of the Abyssal Sire, despite the fact that it can technically be obtained as a drop from normal Abyssal Demons.