Top 10 Best Daggers in Old School RuneScape (OSRS)

Like their performance in all other games, daggers are a slashing weapon, capable of attacking rapidly in close quarters. In RuneScape, they also have a small magic attack bonus for a little bit of variety. Members can also add poison to their daggers, further increased their potency in combat.

Overall though, scimitars have the same attack speed of daggers but with higher damage bonuses. It’s recommended to use them for maximum efficiency but if you have your heart set on daggers, feel free to use them!

 


10. Steel Dagger

Steel Dagger, one of the best Daggers in Old School RuneScape

Only the 3rd worst dagger in the game, steel daggers will be used at lower levels as its attack requirement is incredibly low. Easily obtainable, this dagger variant will be a reliable choice during your early adventures!

Grand Exchange Price: 17

Attack Requirement: 5

Stab Bonus: 8

Slash Bonus: 4

Crush Bonus: -4

Strength Bonus: 7

How to obtain: Craft with a Smithing level of 30. Buy from the Varrock Swordshop or Grand Exchange.

 


9. Black Dagger

Black Dagger, one of the best Daggers in Old School RuneScape

Providing slightly higher stats over the previous entry, the black dagger is the next step up. You can also keep an eye out for a white dagger, although it’s much harder to obtain.

Grand Exchange Price: 219

Attack Requirement: 10

Stab Bonus: 10

Slash Bonus: 5

Crush Bonus: -4

Strength Bonus: 7

How to obtain: Buy from the Varrock Swordshop or Grand Exchange. Dropped by Cyclops commonly. Also a possible reward from Treasure Trails.

 


8. Mithril Dagger

Mithril Dagger, one of the best Daggers in Old School RuneScape

Offering some decent bonuses, the Mithril dagger will serve you well. Costing just a few pennies, obtaining this dagger will allow you to maximise your DPS as you progress through your attack level.

Grand Exchange Price: 80

Attack Requirement: 20

Stab Bonus: 11

Slash Bonus: 5

Crush Bonus: -4

Strength Bonus: 10

How to obtain: Craft with a Smithing level of 50. Buy from the Varrock Swordshop or Grand Exchange.

 


7. Wolfbane

Wolfbane, one of the best Daggers in Old School RuneScape

Providing the same stats the Mithril dagger, Wolfbane is a unique weapon, sporting a cool appearance. Being one of just 3 daggers in the game to offer a Prayer bonus is nice too!

Unfortunately, this dagger can’t be poisoned but overall, it’s a collectible item for sure.

Grand Exchange Price: N/A

Attack Requirement: 20

Stab Bonus: 11

Slash Bonus: 5

Crush Bonus: -4

Strength Bonus: 10

How to obtain: Reward from the Priest in Peril quest.

 


6. Rune Dagger

Rune Dagger, one of the best Daggers in Old School RuneScape

Finally, we’re starting to get the good daggers. Particularly the Rune version, providing some nice stats to help acquaint yourself with the higher levels. Retaining a small asking price, you’ll certainly need to get a Rune dagger on your journey.

Grand Exchange Price: 4517

Attack Requirement: 40

Stab Bonus: 25

Slash Bonus: 12

Crush Bonus: -4

Strength Bonus: 24

How to obtain: Craft with a Smithing level of 85. Buy from the Grand Exchange.

 


5. Kitchen Knife

Kitchen Knife, one of the best Daggers in Old School RuneScape

One of the more bizarre entries on this list, a Kitchen Knife shouldn’t be as powerful as a proper dagger but it is. To even wield this weapon, 8 subquests of Recipe for Disaster must be completed.

Despite having identical stats and being harder to obtain, I placed the Kitchen Knife above the Rune Dagger due to its unique aesthetic.

Grand Exchange Price: 6906

Attack Requirement: 40

Stab Bonus: 25

Slash Bonus: 12

Crush Bonus:  -4

Strength Bonus: 24

How to obtain: Buy from the Culinaromancer’s Chest or the Grand Exchange.

 


4. Keris

Keris, one of the best Daggers in Old School RuneScape

This dagger has a multitude of special purposes, with the main one dealing 33% extra damage when fighting against Kalphites and Scabarites. Weirdly enough, it has also prayer and even additional magic attack/defense bonuses!

Grand Exchange Price: N/A

Attack Requirement: 50

Stab Bonus: 40

Slash Bonus: 20

Crush Bonus: -10

Strength Bonus: 30

How to obtain: Defeat the Giant Scarab during the Contact! quest.

 


3. Toktz-Xil-Ek

Toktz-Xil-Ek, one of the best Daggers in Old School RuneScape

Not a full on dagger, yet it’s treated as such by the game. Toktz-Xil-Ek sacrifices stabbing power for slashing bonuses, as well as having no crush bonus penalty.

Additionally, if you’re wearing have a Berserker Necklace, the damage this dagger provides is increased by 20%!

Grand Exchange Price: N/A

Attack Requirement: 60

Stab Bonus: 16

Slash Bonus: 48

Crush Bonus: 0

Strength Bonus: 39

How to obtain: Costs 37,500 Tokkul at the weapon shop in Mor Ul Rek. TzHaar-Xil also has a rare chance of dropping it.

 


2. Dragon Dagger

Dragon Dagger, one of the best Daggers in Old School RuneScape

It really is hard to believe how cheap this item is, so much so that the RuneScape community have a soft spot for it. Such a high damage output compared to its price is crazy!

The Dragon dagger has a special attack called Puncture. This allows you to consume 25% of your special attack energy to hit twice with increased accuracy.

Completion of the Lost City quest is required to wield this dagger.

Grand Exchange Price: 17,600

Attack Requirement: 60

Stab Bonus: 40

Slash Bonus: 25

Crush Bonus: -4

Strength Bonus: 40

How to obtain: Purchase it from the Grand Exchange, Rasolo the Wandering Merchant or Jukat. A multitude of monsters have this item as a potential drop too, see the full list on the wikia.

 


1. Abyssal Dagger

Abyssal Dagger, the best Dagger in Old School RuneScape

No other dagger matches this weapon’s effectiveness in combat, as it gives you some pretty incredible stat bonuses.

Abyssal Puncture is its special attack, hitting twice quickly for 25% increased accuracy, but 15% reduced damage and consuming 50% of your special attack energy.

With a price much higher than every dagger on this combined, the Abyssal Dagger is undoubtedly the best weapon of its type in the game!

Grand Exchange Price: 8,300,000

Attack Requirement: 70

Stab Bonus: 75

Slash Bonus: 40

Crush Bonus: -4

Strength Bonus: 75

How to obtain: Buying it from the Grand Exchange is the only guaranteed way. Otherwise, Abyssal Demons have a tiny chance of dropping it.

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