The Dagger is a melee weapon available to the Light Build.
Attacking with primary fire will quickly slash the Dagger, dealing a small amount of damage.
Clicking secondary fire will perform a stab, which will critically strike enemies that have their back turned. This critical hit deals massive damage, enough to one-shot both Light and Medium Builds.
Hitting an enemy with a charged secondary fire without backstabbing them will deal the same amount of damage as the primary slash, and the primary slash cannot deal bonus damage from behind.
The Dagger is commonly paired with the Cloaking Device specialization to enable effortless flanks.
Pros and Cons
The Dagger is a unique weapon that heavily relies on the wielder to stab enemy contestants in the back to have a significant impact in the match. Wielding this weapon requires precise positioning, game sense, and careful planning to execute a clean assassination on an enemy contestant.
The Dagger's prime weakness is that its damage output when not backstabbing is extremely low, making the wielder a very easy target for any enemy who has noticed their presence.
- OMINOUS OSTHYVEL
- "A couple of weeks before the Closed Beta I was visiting an old friend. During dinner he told me a story about how dangerous a simple “osthyvel” (a traditional Swedish cheese slicer) can actually be… It was a hilarious story and I sent a text to Theodor (artist) and Oskar (animator) to suggest that it could be a weapon. Just two days later it was in the game.! For authenticity, they also scanned a chunk of cheese and then added the amazing slice taunt. The cheese is a Swedish traditional Prästost, you should try it when you visit Sweden, hehe." - Rob Runesson in an interview with RockhoundBlack, March 2023
- The Dagger was formerly titled the "Assassin's Dagger" during CB1.