Deft dagger

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Deft dagger
Deft Dagger.png
Japanese サウザンドダガー
Romaji Sauzan daga
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest IX,
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Varies

The Deft dagger is a recurring weapon in the series. This dirk is incredibly sharp, but the real appeal is that it gives the user a chance to go first in battle: in the ninth game this means that who uses the dagger will always go first during combat when using normal attacks, and in subsequent titles it increases the chance for preemptive strikes for the whole group.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

 Deft dagger
Rarity ★★★★☆
Attack +132
Equipable by Mages, Thieves, Warriors, Omnivocational master
Recipe Dashing dagger x 1, Reset stone x 1
Found Rank 10 Grotto chests, 1%
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 20,000
Flavor text A mysterious knife that imparts unbeatable briskness.
Notes User will always go first with regular attacks

If multiple characters are using the dagger, then the regular turn-order algorithm is used for those with copies, with the most agile going first as expected.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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An enigmatic knife with which its easy to make a surprising first strike on the enemy
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +86
Evasion +1%
3% chance for preemptive strike in battle
Price Location
N/A Turn in 65 mini medals at L'Académie
Forging difficulty
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The deft dagger upgrades into the darting dagger through the A Hero's Book of Basic Weapons forging manual, which is found in the Tower of Lost Time.

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