Short Blades

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The Short Blades skill denotes how adept your character is at using daggers and short swords. Although these weapons have the lowest base damage in the game, you can attack especially fast with them, and they do obscene amounts of damage when used for stabbing. This skill crosstrains with the Long Blades skill.


Ba DD DE Dg Ds Dr Fe Fo Gr Gh Gn Ha HO Hu Ko Mf Mi Mu Na Op Og Pa Sp Te Tr Vp VS
1 -1 0 -1 -1 0 N/A 0 -1 -1 8 2 0 0 3 2 1 -2 0 0 -1 0 1 1 -2 1 -1

The average aptitude of all species, excluding coloured draconian, is 0.346.

List of Short Blades

Name Dam Hit Speed Hands Size Missile Throw Dam Type Prob
Dagger 4 +6 10 One Little None No Piercing 10
Quick blade 5 +6 7 One Little None No Piercing 2
Short sword 6 +4 11 One Small None No Piercing 10
Rapier 7 +4 12 One Small None No Piercing 10

The Captain's Cutlass is a unique short blade that deals slicing damage.


  • In 0.16, cutlass was renamed to rapier. Short sword and rapier damage type was changed from slicing to piercing.
  • In 0.14, sabre was renamed to cutlass.
  • In 0.9, knife was removed.

See Also

Melee Short BladesLong BladesAxesMaces & FlailsPolearmsStavesUnarmed Combat
Ranged BowsCrossbowsThrowingSlings
Physical FightingArmourDodgingStealthShields
Magical SpellcastingInvocationsEvocations
Spell Schools AirConjurationsEarthFireHexesIceNecromancyPoisonSummoningTranslocationsTransmutations