[Top 3] Warframe Best Daggers and How to Get Them

Karyst Prime

There’s nothing better, in my opinion, than running through a Warframe mission wielding nothing but a melee weapon, and getting stealth kill after stealth kill. Not only do you get massive affinity bonuses from it, but it makes you feel like a total tough guy.

Here is a list of the best three daggers in Warframe, and how to get them. What you do with them after that is up to you, but I’d hope you’d wreak havoc on all the Grineer and Corpus scum you come across.

1. Karyst Prime

This masterblade is the heavier, oversized and far more lethal version of the signature weapon of an extinct order of Tenno assassins.

The Karyst Prime is easily the best dagger in Warframe, capable of dealing insane damage numbers. You will need a mastery rank of at least 12 to wield and craft this dagger.

Why is Karyst Prime Great

  • The Karyst Prime has the highest damage of all Warframe daggers with a base damage output of 344, and the second highest base damage of all Warframe melee weapons. With toxin damage next to slash, it easily bypasses shields and armor.

  • You gain an extra 10% to your movement speed when you have Karyst Prime equipped, which is great because, honestly, who doesn’t love being able to fly through missions even faster?

  • Karyst Prime has unbelievably high critical chance and critical multiplier, as well as status chance, the highest range of all Warframe daggers, and high follow through.

How to Get Karyst Prime

Karyst Prime Details

2. Sheev

Built for close combat, the Sheev’s plasma blade slices through flesh and armor with equal ease.

The Sheev is a unique dagger of Grineer design, originally obtained from the Operation Gate Crash event You need a mastery rank of 5 to craft and wield this deadly weapon.

What Makes Sheev Great

  • The Sheev has extremely high slash damage, dealing damage to foes’ health with ease. 

  • Sheev has a good critical chance, decent critical multiplier and very good status chance.

  • Sheev is compatible with the Covert Lethality mod, doubling your finisher damage when using it.

  • Sheev has a stance slot modified with the Madurai polarity, allowing you to use the Stinging Thorn and Pointed Wind stance mods. 

How to Get Sheev

Sheev Details

3. Rakta Dark Dagger

Infiltrate undetected; reduced visibility when held. Then strike with confidence; hits to irradiated targets restores shields and creates overshields.

I absolutely love the stealth that the Rakta Dark Dagger delivers as you use it, making it perfect for spy missions. You must have a mastery rank of 8 or higher to acquire this nifty little blade.

Why is Rakta Dark Dagger Great

  • The Rakta Dark Dagger Deals radiation, slash and puncture damage, making it an all around decent dagger. It deals great damage to shields, and health.

  • This dagger has the fastest attack speed of all Warframe daggers, along with awesome status and critical chance. 

  • After switching to your Rakta Dark Dagger, you cast “Mind Haze” for 30 seconds which reduces the range from which enemies can see you, with makes it perfect for stealthier gameplay.

  • Rakta Dark Dagger is compatible with the Dark Dagger exclusive Gleaming Blight mod, which doubles your status chance and gives you +1 “Blight”

How To Get Rakta Dark Dagger

Rakta Dark Dagger

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