List of knife skills in Dragon Quest IX

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The following are knife skills in Dragon Quest IX. Knife skills can be learned via the Warrior, Mage, and Thief classes.

Toxic Dagger[edit]

A swift strike that has a 50% chance to envenomate an enemy. Costs 2 MP to use and 3 skill points to learn. Despite the similar name, this skill has no relation to the Poison Dagger weapon.

Fly Swat[edit]

An attack that deals 50% more damage to insect monsters. Requires 13 skill points to learn.


Does 50% more damage to enemies that have been poisoned or paralyzed. Costs 3 mp to use and requires 35 skill points to learn.

Assassin's Stab[edit]

An attack that possesses a 13% chance to instantly kill a target. Costs 3 MP to use and 58 skill points to learn.

HP Hoover[edit]

A knife attack that hurts the enemy and heals the user by 1/4th of the damage dealt. Costs 4 MP to use and 88 skill points to learn.


Does an extra 50% damage to enemies that are confused or asleep for 3 mp. Requires the 'Knifing Know-How' in a character's inventory to use.

Omnivocational Knifemaster[edit]

Enables the character to use knives with any vocation.