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A Dagger

The dagger is an inexpensive, functional, versatile weapon. Unlike most melee weapons, daggers can also be thrown at range in a pinch. Usually a fallback or for those who can afford nothing better, daggers have seen use since before the first Age of Darkness.

According to Vetron's Guide to Weapons and Armour, the dagger has a "1" effectiveness rating.


Daggers first appeared in Ultima I and have been in the series ever since. They were first throwable in Ultima III.

However, there are several special kind of daggers:


Ten inches of beautifully worked steel make the standard Britannian dagger. The traditional basket hilt looks very functional. A favorite weapon of novices.

- from The History of Britannia (Ultima IV)

Daggers offer two choices. The common dagger is useful when its ability to be concealed is a benefit; and it can be thrown in open combat. The main gauche is more formidable, especially when used as a second weapon.

- from Book of Lore (Ultima V)

Useful for stabbing and cutting in close-quarter fighting or throwing in long range combat, the dagger is a most convenient and lightweight weapon to keep on hand.

- from Compendium (Ultima VI)