The smallest of weapons, yet among the deadliest. Daggers are powerful little armaments, they’re easy to conceal and don’t take up much space. Often used by mages and assassins, daggers are a good choice for those who don’t have the skill to wield swords, or require something a bit more subtle for their dirty work. Wielding two daggers at once provides double the lethality, as I’m sure you’re aware. If you’re a fan of daggers in Skyrim and you want to know which ones you need to keep your eye out for, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at the top 10 best daggers in Skyrim!
10. Valdr’s Lucky Dagger
Taking on the apperance of a Steel Dagger is Valdyr’s lucky dagger, which despite having low base damage, is an awesome dagger to obtain early on. At no point should you bother using this as soon as you can use those higher on the list but for a low level character? It’s perfect. It has a 25% chance to critically hit per strike, but this is not considered an enchantment so you can add something else to it as well. The critical hit takes it up 7.5 base damage which puts it higher than Orcish and even Dwarven daggers!
(Spoilers) How to obtain: Really easily, you simply find Valdr sitting outside Moss Mother Cavern. You need to heal him (giving him a Healing Potion will do the job), he’ll then ask you to clear out a relatively straightforward cave. Upon reaching the end, Valdr will reward you with this dagger.
9. Glass Dagger
You can’t help but love the appearance of Glass items, they look absolutely incredible and the glass dagger is no exception. It’s a good choice for those Dragonborns who are just starting to make it in the world, but a low base damage means you should abandon it as soon as you start hitting a high level.
(Spoilers) How to obtain: This dagger can be looted or bought after reaching level 20.
Yet another steel dagger lookalike, Bloodthorn is quite useful depending on how you use soul gems, if at all. As expected from a steel dagger, it does have low base damage but it’s great for finishing enemies off if you can make use of the enchantment. If an enemy dies within 3 seconds of being struck by Bloodthorn, it’s soul is stolen and placed inside a soul gem.
(Spoilers) How to obtain: Found on a balcony in Hag’s End.
7. Ebony Dagger
Ebony daggers have a relatively high base damage, they’re the best choice for players who are fairly deep into their adventures. It’s on the list for having a higher damage than most of its counter-parts but in all honesty, it’s not the greatest dagger in Skyrim. If you read the spoiler, you’ll see its not the easiest to obtain and you might find yourself skipping the Ebony variant of your favorite weapon type.
(Spoilers) How to obtain: Similar to the Glass dagger, except you need to reach level 35.
6. Stalhrim Dagger
Ebony daggers have the same base damage as Stalhrim you say? Yeah, you’re right. But Stalhrim daggers have 0.5 less weight than Ebony daggers, giving them the advantage on this list. Although this is down to opinion, Stalhrim daggers look much better than Ebony daggers, which basically look like sticks.