Abyssal dagger

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Abyssal dagger
Abyssal dagger.png
Released1 October 2015 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsWield, Drop
ExamineSomething sharp from the body of a defeated Abyssal Sire.
Value115,001 coins
High alch69,000 coins
Low alch46,000 coins
Weight0.453 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange2,105,954 coins (info)
Buy limit8
Daily volume239
Advanced data
Item ID13265
Abyssal dagger detail.png
Abyssal dagger (p) detail.png
Abyssal dagger (p+) detail.png
Abyssal dagger (p++) detail.png

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.

 Attack bonusesAbyssal dagger equipped male.pngAbyssal dagger equipped female.png
 Defence bonuses
 Other bonusesSlot
StrengthRangedMagic damagePrayerWeapon slot
Base attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: Stab SwordCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Stab Sword.pngStabStabAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
LungeStabAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
SlashSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockStabDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performs the abyssal dagger's special attack, Abyssal Puncture.

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]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Abyssal demon Wilderness Slayer Cave124 Multicombat.png11/32,000
Abyssal demon Standard124 Multicombat.png11/32,000
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png11/32,000
UnsiredN/A Casket.png126/128

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Special attack

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
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.