Dagger of death ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 10s
Danger Level 8
Material Iron

Dagger of death is a rare type of weapon in ADOM, and one of the naturally suffixed item types in the game. They have base stats of (+1, 5d5+2), though slight variations (higher or lower) can occur with the to-hit and damage of a given dagger of death.

In its unidentified form, a dagger of death is indistinguishable from a regular dagger. The 'safest' ways of determining whether a dagger is a dagger of death or a regular one is by magical identification means, or by attempting to sell it (daggers of death are much more valuable than normal daggers).


Daggers of death are very powerful weapons, with maximum damage outputs surpassing those of many types of eternium weapons, and are certainly useful until better weapons are found. Since they are made of iron, care will need to be taken with them to protect them from burning, corrosion and rusting.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Daggers of death can be randomly generated as all other generic loot. Like other 'naturally suffixed' items, it is possible to wish for some.

Greater Identify information[]

---------------------- uncursed dagger of death (+1, 5d5+2)---------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +1 bonus to hit and causes 5d5+2 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d4
points of damage.

Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.