Daggers

Diablo 2 daggers

Diablo 2 Daggers aren’t commonly used owing to their low damage. There is just one dagger-specific skill in the game, the Necromancer’s Poison Dagger. However, that’s still an underpowered skill in Diablo 2 outside of the early game or single-player.

Shorter and less damaging, these melee weapons can be used with a shield by any character, and generally have a faster swing speed than the larger, two-handed models, though they do lower damage and have less durability as a trade-off. These are best used with a shield, or dual-wielded if you are a Barbarian.

The Diablo 2 dagger class is the only type of weapon in the game a Necromancer can use with his Poison Dagger skill. The skill adds poison damage to his melee attack, but only works with daggers. As it’s unlikely any other class will have much use for daggers, since added to their low damage is the fact that daggers have a surprisingly slow Attack Rate, it seems like saving good ones for your Necromancer friends will be something to plan on.

  • Damage Bonus: This determines how you multiply the item damage by your stats to reach the actual damage. Each 100 points in that stat doubles your weapon’s total physical damage. All Daggers in the Expansion are 50/50 Str/Dex, which means that every 100 points in either of those stats doubles the weapon’s total (non-elemental) damage. This is a very good thing, since all points in Str or Dex add bonus damage.
  • Item Level: Used in many in-game calculations. Monsters must be of this level to drop the item, and it factors in when you get to gamble for this item type as well.
  • Weapon Speed: A relative comparison to other weapons of the same type. 0 is the base -10, -20, etc is faster, 10, 20, etc is slower, always in increments of 10. Each 10 is equivalent to an SIAS item. Characters are abbreviated to their first letter, with Am = Amazon and As = Assassin.
  • Range: Goes from 1 (least) to 5 (most), and is identical for all weapon types. I.E. a 3 sword = a 3 spear = a 3 hammer. All daggers have the least range, one, same as most melee weapons.

Diablo 2 Daggers – Normal

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc StatsAttack Rate
Diablo 2 Dagger

Dagger

1-4 Damage
16 Durability
Str Req: None
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 3
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 1
D2X Sockets: 1
Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×2
Weapon Speed: -20
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Fast: P
Diablo 2 Dirk Dagger

Dirk

3-9 Damage
20 Durability
Str Req: None
Dex Req: 25
Item Level: 9
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 1
D2X Sockets: 1
Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×2
Weapon Speed: 0
Attack Rate:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Normal: P
Diablo 2 Kriss

Kris

2-11 Damage
24 Durability
Str Req: None
Dex Req: 45
Item Level: 17
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-3
Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -20
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Fast: P
Diablo 2 Blade

Blade

4-15 Damage
24 Durability
Str Req: 35
Dex Req: 51
Item Level: 23
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 1
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -10
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As
Fast: /B/D/N/P/S

Throwing Knives

Designed to be used as a ranged weapon, all throwing knives have lower damage hand to hand than when thrown.

  • Stack Size: Min = the smallest stack a monster can drop. Max = the largest a stack can possibly be. Throwing weapons stack only on others of their exact same type and mods.
  • Throwing weapons are indestructible when used for melee in Diablo II. In the expansion, each one in the stack has durability just like other melee weapons.
  • Throwing weapons are never magical in Diablo II, only in the expansion.
ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc StatsAttack Rate
Diablo 2 Throwing Knife

Throwing Knife

2-3 Melee
4-9 Thrown
Str Req: None
Dex Req: 21
Item Level: 2
Clvl Req: None
Stack Size: 40-160
Melee Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Dex/Str
Inv Size: 1×2
Weapon Speed: 0
Attack Rate:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Normal: P
Diablo 2 Balanced Knife

Balanced Knife

1-8 Melee
6-11 Thrown
Str Req: None
Dex Req: 51
Item Level: 13
Clvl Req: None
Stack Size: 30-160
Melee Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: -20
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Fast: P

Exceptional

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc StatsAttack Rate
Diablo 2 Dagger

Poignard

9-18 Damage
16 Durability
Str Req: 25
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 31
Clvl Req: 19 *
D2 Sockets: 1
D2X Sockets: 1
Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×2
Weapon Speed: -20
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Fast: P
Diablo 2 Dirk Dagger

Rondel

10-22 Damage
20 Durability
Str Req: 25
Dex Req: 58
Item Level: 36
Clvl Req: 24 *
D2 Sockets: 1
D2X Sockets: 1
Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×2
Weapon Speed: 0
Attack Rate:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Normal: P
Diablo 2 Kriss

Cinquedeas

8-26 Damage
24 Durability
Str Req: 25
Dex Req: 88
Item Level: 42
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-3
Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -20
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Fast: P
Diablo 2 Blade

Stiletto

11-30 Damage
24 Durability
Str Req: 73
Dex Req: 97
Item Level: 46
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 1
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -10
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As
Fast: /B/D/N/P/S

* All Exceptional items are Clvl 25 in Diablo 2. Some lower-quality ones are slightly lower in the expansion.

Exceptional Throwing Knives

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc StatsAttack Rate
Diablo 2 Throwing Knife

Battle Dart

8-16 Melee
11-24 Thrown
Durability: 6*
Str Req: 25
Dex Req: 52
Item Level: 31
Clvl Req: 19 **
Stack Size: 40-75
Melee Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Dex/Str
Inv Size: 1×2
Weapon Speed: 0
Attack Rate:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Normal: P
Diablo 2 Balanced Knife

War Dart

6-24 Melee
14-27 Thrown
Durability: 20 *
Str Req: 25
Dex Req: 97
Item Level: 39
Clvl Req: 25
Stack Size: 30-60
Melee Range: 1
D2 Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
D2X Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: -20
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Fast: P

* Throwing weapons when used for melee combat lose durability, but at 1/3 the rate of normal weapons. When an item loses full durability it vanishes from the stack, just as if you’d thrown it.
** All Exceptional items are Clvl 25 in Diablo 2. Some lower-quality ones are slightly lower in the expansion.

Elite

Elite daggers can be found in late Nightmare and all through Hell difficulty.

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc StatsAttack Rate
Diablo 2 Dagger

Bone Knife

23-49 Damage
26 Durability
Str Req: 38
Dex Req: 75
Item Level: 58
Clvl Req: 43
D2X Sockets: 1
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×2
Weapon Speed: -20
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Fast: P
Diablo 2 Dirk Dagger

Mithril Point

37-53 Damage
55 Durability
Str Req: 55
Dex Req: 98
Item Level: 62
Clvl Req: 52
Sockets: 1
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×2
Weapon Speed: 0
Attack Rate:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Normal: P
Diablo 2 Kriss

Fanged Knife

15-57 Damage
36 Durability
Str Req: 42
Dex Req: 86
Item Level: 67
Clvl Req: 59
Sockets: 1-3
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -20
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Fast: P
Diablo 2 Blade

Legend Spike

31-47 Damage
47 Durability
Str Req: 65
Dex Req: 67
Item Level: 70
Clvl Req: 66
Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -10
Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As
Fast: B/D/N/P/S

Elite Throwing Knives

Elite throwing knives can be found late in Nightmare and all through Hell difficulty.

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc StatsAttack Rate
Diablo 2 Throwing Knife

Flying Knife

Melee Dmg: 23-54
Throwing Dmg: 23-54
Durability: 6*
Str Req: 48
Dex Req: 141
Item Level: 58
Clvl Req: 48
Stack Size: 40-75
Melee Range: 1
Dmg Bonus:
D2: 100 Str
D2X: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×2
Weapon Speed: 0
Melee Attack Rate:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Normal: P
Diablo 2 Balanced Knife

Winged Knife

Melee Dmg: 27-35
Throwing Dmg: 23-39
Durability: 20*
Str Req: 45
Dex Req: 142
Item Level: 77
Clvl Req: 57
Stack Size: 30-60
Melee Range: 1
Dmg Bonus:
D2: 100 Str
D2X: 50/50 Str/Dex
Inv Size: 1×2
Weapon Speed: -20
Melee Attack Rate:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/S
Fast: P

 

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