|Skill: Short Blade|
Successful Attack: +0.75
Characters with great Short Blade skill are more effective with short, quick, thrusting weapons like daggers, tantos, short swords, and wakizashis.
The following races receive bonuses to their Short Blade skill:
The following classes have Short Blade as a Major skill:
The following classes have Short Blade as a Minor skill:
The Master Trainer of Short Blade is Todwendy, at the Lucky Lockup in Balmora. Other trainers of note are:
See Short Blade Trainers for the complete list.
The following books will increase your Short Blade skill:
The following factions include Short Blade as one of their favored skills:
- Berne Clan
- Dark Brotherhood (not joinable)
- House Hlaalu
- Morag Tong
- Thieves Guild
This is a list of base short blade weapons. A complete list of short blade weapons, including enchanted and unique ones, is also available.
The dagger and short sword are Western Imperial weapons. The tanto and wakizashi are styled after Akaviri blades. These weapons are light and fast, most effective against lightly armored opponents, but a skilled user can outlast more heavily armed and armored opponents. The dagger, tanto, and short sword are thrusting weapons, the wakizashi a chopping and slashing weapon. Rank them by effectiveness as dagger, tanto, short sword, and wakizashi, with dagger least effective. - Garothmuk gro-Muzgub
* The Iron Fork is not found in game. It is the base item for the Fork of Horripilation.
** Silver Daggers sometimes appear in a cursed variety, identified as "Ancient Silver Dagger". See Cursed Items for details.
*** A cursed version of the Glass Dagger also exists. The cursed version may be identified on sight by its lower damage values.