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Dragon dagger
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger(p)
Release date 25 February 2004 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch Clean: 18,000 coins

Poison: 14,400 coins

Low Alch 12,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 30,000 coins
(Jukat)
Exchange price Clean:
17,616 coins
Poison:
18,192 coins
Poison+:
18,290 coins
Poison++:
23,549 coins
Weight 1 kg
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A powerful dagger.
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Dragon dagger detail
Dragon dagger(p) detail
Puncture

A player performing the dragon dagger's special attack, Puncture.

The dragon dagger (sometimes referred to as DD or DDS/DDP++ in its super-poisoned form) is the second strongest dagger in RuneScape and can be wielded by players with at least 60 Attack, after completion of the Lost City quest. The dagger is popular due to its cheap price and its potentially devastating special attack.

The dragon dagger can be purchased from Jukat in the Zanaris marketplace for 30,000 coins, or from Rasolo the Wandering Merchant near the Baxtorian Falls for 60,000 coins. Urbi also sells them in her shop in Sophanem, although they will never be in stock unless a player sells some to her first.

Bonuses
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A player wielding a dragon dagger.
Attack icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+40 +25 -4 +1 +0
Defence icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +1 +0
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Magic Damage icon Prayer icon

Weapon slotlist

+40 +0 +0% +0
Monster attack speed 6


Special attackEdit

The dragon dagger's special attack, Puncture, deals 2 hits at once with an extra 25% accuracy and 15% max hit for each of the 2 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 2 hits when the special is used on NPCs.

The special attack's highest possible hit under normal combat conditions is 50 damage for each of the 2 hits, or a total of 100 damage. Although rare, the poisoned dagger's special attack is known to occasionally stack with the poison damage, resulting in a theoretical maximum hit of 106.

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.

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles dagger Combat style Type Experience
Stab Stab Attack and Hitpoints
Lunge Stab Strength and Hitpoints
Slash Slash Strength and Hitpoints
Block Stab Defence and Hitpoints

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Dragon impling N/A 3 (p++) 3; Uncommon
Brutal green dragon 227 1 3; Uncommon
Chaos Elemental 305 1 3; Uncommon
Dust devil 93 1 3; Uncommon
K'ril Tsutsaroth 650 1 (p++) 3; Uncommon
Ninja impling N/A 1 (p+) 3; Uncommon
Dust devil 93 1 4; Rare (1/128)
Choke devil 264 1 4; Rare (1/128)
Brutal blue dragon 271 1 4; Rare
Brutal red dragon 289 1 4; Rare
Brutal black dragon 318 1 4; Rare
Magpie impling N/A 1 4; Rare
Stranger

The stranger uses the dragon dagger's special attack, Puncture.

TriviaEdit

  • The stranger that may be encountered during Desert Treasure uses a poisoned dragon dagger, and is capable of using the special attack rapidly. 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, unlike other weapons.