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Heat Dagger
Weapon Slot Melee
Weapon Type Dagger
Attack Speed 0.750
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 2.3
Puncture wPuncture 36.0
Slash wSlash 6.7
Slam Attacks
Elemental Type Heat b Heat
Radius 5.0 meters
Slide Attacks
Wall Attacks
Stance Polarity Madurai Pol
Weapon Users Malice
Introduced Update 5.0
This short blade weapon has limited range but comes out fast and can inflict fire damage.

The Heat Dagger is a dagger whose blueprint is exclusive to Alert missions. Specializing in Puncture b Puncture damage, its signature trait is the ability to create a blast of fire when slammed into the ground. This combination of Fire and Puncture lets the Heat Dagger have utility against most of the Grineer, effective against both armored and light units.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64‍ 5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum6475 Blueprint2 Blueprint Price: N/A

The Heat Dagger blueprint can be acquired from Alert missions.


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b Puncture damage – effective against Grineer.
  • Slam attacks do 100% Heat b Heat damage with a very high chance to proc
  • Fire AoE jump attack makes this weapon useful against Infested and Cloned Flesh.
    • Panic caused from Heat b Heat proc lasts much longer than a knockdown.
  • Large jump attack radius.
  • One Naramon Pol mod slot.
  • Stance slot has a Madurai Pol polarity, matching Pointed Wind stance, notable for its high damage multiplier
  • Can use the dagger-exclusive Covert Lethality mod.


  • Cannot stagger or panic synthetic enemies (Ospreys, MOAs) on slam attack.
  • Shorter range than most weapons.
  • Low Slash b Slash and Impact b Impact damage – less effective against health and shields respectively.
  • Low critical chance.
  • Low status chance.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Reach can counteract the short hit range of this weapon.


  • If performing a ground slam with this weapon equipped, Valkyr in Hysteria will use the Heat Dagger's radial flame attack.
  • When equipped without a Stance mod, the Heat Dagger adds a 4th lunging stab on its normal attack combo, which propels the Warframe a good distance forward, which is useful for catching up to moving enemies. It also has a 100% chance of inflicting Slash b Slash bleed proc on contact. This effect is lost if one uses the Pointed Wind stance, which replaces the lunge with a sweeping slash.
    • If the lunge lands behind an unalerted enemy, a stealth attack will be performed instead.


  • Jump attacks will make the Heat Dagger emit a visible ring of fire upon slamming the ground. This visual trait is shared with other Heat weapons like the Heat Sword and Dual Heat Swords.
  • The Heat Dagger received a visual change in Update 16.5, giving it a faded color scheme with texture animations similar to those found in Prisma weapons. Its visual model was also sharpened and lengthened to further resemble the Heat Sword.
  • In the Red Veil section of any relay, one of the torturers behind the leader is seen wielding this weapon (possibly) to interrogate the Grineer subject.


  • Heat Dagger in Codex.
  • Heat Dagger Colored Pure Black
  • Color palette
  • Proto-excalibur with heat dagger

Heat Dagger Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

See alsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics

Start a Discussion Discussions about Heat Dagger

  • Heat Sword AOE blast attack?

    3 messages
    • Ze Dagger will proc heat at ze slam - Illuminati 2015
    • to give you a bit more of a clear answer than the person above me, the heat dagger, sword, and dual variety will always produce a heat wave...
  • Need a new Melee Weapon

    4 messages
    • wrote: orthos would fit and is easy to build Not bad I'll give it a try just need to know if the blueprint has to...
    • The Orthos Blueprint is from the market. The Orthos Prime is from the Void.

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