Dragon dagger

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Dragon dagger
Dragon dagger.png
Released29 March 2004 (Update)
Also calledDD
Quest itemNo
ExamineA powerful dagger.
Value30,000 coins
High alch18,000 coins
Low alch12,000 coins
Weight0.453 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange17,329 coins (info)
Buy limit70
Daily volume13,567
Advanced data
Item ID1215
Dragon dagger detail.png
Dragon dagger(p) detail.png
Dragon dagger(p+) detail.png
Dragon dagger(p++) detail.png

The dragon dagger is the second-strongest dagger available in Old School RuneScape, behind the abyssal dagger. It can be wielded by players with at least 60 Attack after completion of the Lost City quest.

If casting either of the alchemy spells on a dragon dagger, use a cleaning cloth on poisoned versions to make more profit, as the value of the unpoisoned dagger is higher than any of the poisoned versions, 18,000 coins compared to 14,400 coins.

As with most dragon equipment, the dragon dagger cannot be made from raw materials using the Smithing skill.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesDragon dagger equipped male.pngDragon dagger equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
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 performing the dragon dagger's special attack, Puncture.

The dragon dagger's special attack, Puncture, deals two hits at once with an extra 15% accuracy and 15% damage for each of the two hits, consuming 25% of the wielder's special attack energy. Puncture rolls against opponent's slash defence roll.

When used against other players, both hits are applied simultaneously. There is a slight delay between the two hits when the special is used on NPCs.

The special attack's highest possible hit under normal combat conditions is 48 damage for each of the two hits, or a total of 96 damage. Although rare, the poisoned dagger's special attack can occasionally stack with the poison damage, resulting in a theoretical damage stack of 102. Against a slayer target with a Black mask or Slayer helm equipped, the maximum becomes 52 per hit, dealing a maximum of 104 damage.

For these reasons, the dragon dagger is a staple 'knock-out' weapon in PvP combat, and a cheap option for a high damage spec weapon in PvM. Dragon claws are often superior, but carry a much higher price.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

Dragon dagger[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Brutal black dragon318 Multicombat.png11/128
Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png11/128
Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png11/128
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png111/128
Choke devil264 Multicombat.png13 × 1/128
Crystal impling jarN/A Casket.png(noted)1/18
Crystal impling80; 90 Hunter icon.png(noted)1/18
Dust devil Regular93; 110 Multicombat.png11/128
Dust devil Wilderness Slayer Cave93 Multicombat.png11/126
Gold Chest (black)N/A Casket.png12/144.18; 2/142.44
Gold Chest (brown)N/A Casket.png12/143.99; 2/142.26
Gold Chest (crimson)N/A Casket.png12/144.08; 2/142.35
Gold Chest (purple)N/A Casket.png12/144.28; 2/142.54
Gold Chest (red)N/A Casket.png12/143.91; 2/142.17
Magpie impling jarN/A Casket.png11/20
Magpie impling65; 75 Hunter icon.png11/20
Revenant cyclops82 Multicombat.png21/211.89
Revenant dark beast120 Multicombat.png21/123.75
Revenant demon98 Multicombat.png21/175.04
Revenant dragon135 Multicombat.png21/99.5
Revenant goblin15 Multicombat.png21/1,727.79
Revenant hellhound90 Multicombat.png21/191.71
Revenant hobgoblin60 Multicombat.png21/361.47
Revenant imp7 Multicombat.png21/3,025
Revenant knight126 Multicombat.png21/106.45
Revenant maledictus397 Multicombat.png21/99.5
Revenant ork105 Multicombat.png21/145.2
Revenant pyrefiend52 Multicombat.png21/409.03
Reward casket (elite)N/A Casket.png11/32.3
Reward casket (master)N/A Casket.png11/30.3
Shadow Wyrm267 Multicombat.png13 × 1/76
Spoils of warN/A Casket.png11/600
Wyrm99 Multicombat.png11/76

Dragon dagger(p++)[edit | edit source]

Dragon impling jarN/A Casket.png(noted)1/19
Dragon impling83; 93 Hunter icon.png(noted)1/19
K'ril Tsutsaroth650 Multicombat.png12/127

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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in stock
sold at
bought at
Rasolo the Wandering MerchantSouth of Baxtorian Falls15m Coins 10000.png 60,000Coins 1000.png 3,000Member icon.png
Iorwerth's ArmsPrifddinas25m Coins 10000.png 45,000Coins 1000.png 7,500Member icon.png
Blades by Urbi.Sophanem0N/ACoins 10000.png 45,000Coins 1000.png 7,500Member icon.png
Myths' Guild Weaponry2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US] of Myths' Guild25m Coins 10000.png 30,000Coins 10000.png 18,000Member icon.png
Jukat (shop)Zanaris25m Coins 10000.png 30,000Coins 10000.png 18,000Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
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.

6 February 2020

The tooltip for the dragon dagger's special attack now correctly states its accuracy buff as 15%.

13 October 2016

The Dragon Dagger special attack no longer hits twice at the same time in PvM scenarios.

29 January 2015

The super strong poisoned variant was renamed from "Drag dagger(p++)" to "Dragon dagger(p++)".

22 August 2006
  • The extra strong poisoned variant was renamed from "Dragon dagger(+)" to "Dragon dagger(p+)".
  • The super strong poisoned variant was renamed from "Dragon dagger(s)" to "Drag dagger(p++)".
29 March 2004

The item became permanently available with the launch of RuneScape 2.

25 February 2004

The item was added to the RuneScape 2 Beta.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The stranger uses the dragon dagger's special attack, Puncture.
  • The stranger that may be encountered during Desert Treasure uses a poisoned dragon dagger, and is capable of using the special attack in rapid succession. Saradomin wizards and melee-using Ancient wizards also use a poisoned dragon dagger.
  • If the dragon dagger's special attack deals more damage than required to kill the opponent, it will provide experience for the surplus damage, like other weapons with a multi-hit special attack, such as dragon claws.
  • The dragon dagger is one of only three daggers with its blade pointing down; the other two are the keris and the abyssal dagger.
  • Prior to 22 August 2006, weapon poison(+) and weapon poison(++) variants of the dragon dagger were named dragon dagger(+), which was for extra strong weapon poison, and dragon dagger(s), which was for super weapon poison — hence the nickname, "DDS". This was later changed to the current (p+) and (p++) naming convention to avoid confusion with Saradomin items, which also use (s).[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. "Naming conventions". 22 August 2006. (Archived from the original.) Old School RuneScape News.