handmaids dagger

Handmaid's Dagger

icon wp physicalAttack
85 physical defense shield icon 30.0
icon magicbonus
0
magic defense shield icon
20.0
icon firebonus
0
fire defense shield icon
15.0
icon lightningbonus
0 lightning defense shield icon 15.0
icon darkbonus
0
dark defense shield icon
20.0
icon wp critical
110 icon wp stability 15
icon weight 0.5
icon durabilitiy
40
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
E E - -
4 8 0 0
weapon type icon Dagger damage type icon Slash / Thrust
skill icon Blind Spot icon fp cost 10

Handmaid's Dagger is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



Dagger used by handmaids of the Profaned Capital. Each successful attack replenishes a slight amount of FP.

It is said that these women took pleasure in wounding others.

Skill: Blind Spot
Use against shielded foes to break through their guard by attacking from the side. 




Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • The Handmaid's Dagger has a motion value of 330 on backstab, 396 on riposte, and 66+385 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a dagger does not change with Hornet Ring.
    • This means that aside from a difference in AR, no infusion is strictly better for ripostes, as all infusions will get the same motion value, with the only difference being AR. Use whatever infusion will net the most damage for the best results.
  • The Handmaid's Dagger has a range of 22.3366xl on the 1h R1 and 25.6165xl on the 2h R1, thus making it the shortest dagger.
  • This dagger restores 1 FP for each succesful hit. This works even if the enemy is blocking.
  • When in the offhand, the moveset of the basic attack changes to a stab, which has a guaranteed 2 hit combo. This also restores 2 FP per hit
  • The pathetic damage of this short weapon makes it rarely used, and the low FP restore on hit makes simple weapons far more valuable.



Location/Where to Find

  • Dropped by Jailer Handmaid [PC] 4.00% (Can be easy farmed at the "Yhorm the Giant" bonfire)




Moveset and Videos:

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Handmaid's Dagger Upgrade Table

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, 12 titanite shards, 12 large titanite shards, 12 titanite chunks and 1 titanite slab.

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability
Regular 85 - - - - E E - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +1 93 - - - - E E - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +2 102 - - - - E E - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +3 110 - - - - E E - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +4 119 - - - - E E - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +5 127 - - - - E E - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +6 136 - - - - E E - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +7 144 - - - - E E - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +8 153 - - - - E D - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +9 161 - - - - E D - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +10 170 - - - - D D - - - - - 30 20 15 15 20 15

 


Table Key

 

Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison

 Weight

icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      The weapon art should be a grab that deals 6 stabs. The damage would like 10 - 12 per hit so obviously the total damage wouldn't be broken, but it would restore at least 30 fp per stab for a total of 180 fp restored. I think this would make it relevant for any fp user.

      • Anonymous

        If you want to use it purely as utility I suggest you don't upgrade this weapon at all. Find an enemy you know won't hit you or isn't a threat to you. The lower the upgrade of the weapon, the more hits it takes to kill an enemy. And more hits means more FP for you.
        For invaders though, you're better off killing a phantom to refill your ashen flask and vice versa.

        • Anonymous

          what would have been interesting is if it gave you fp for crits and also gave fp based on damage done
          as is your best bet is actually to break the thing and find an enemy to farm fp on
          i use it to finish off people with tears

          • Anonymous

            Would have been real nice if it could be simple infused, providing a nice means of restoring FP both passively and by attacking. The extra FP wouldn't have been game breaking and would have increased the usage of this weapon.

            • Anonymous

              Honestly not a bad weapon, just outclassed by other better daggers. Blindspot is still a pretty nasty WA when you repeatedly catch people with it. A good backup weapon for light mages

              • Anonymous

                you can generate tons of fp if you use this dagger along with the executioner greatsword. Good for casters whose spells costs above 55 fp

                • Anonymous

                  I actually find this weapon quite challenging to use but once you get the hang of it then its a good weapon. Its not only the damage it deals but who uses it and what skill they have with it

                  • Anonymous

                    I found an unorthodox use for this thing. Because I always run dark hand for a caster while leveling to save shards for the catalyst, I thought I'd try this as an off hand between fireball nukes. Dark hand light attack does a step which stuns and also closes the gap while tracking. You can then true combo into offhand dagger twice and repeat the process to stun lock enemies. Curiously enough, you seem to be able to true Combo into combustion in a loop as well.

                    That needs further testing but could be the big brain meta use for this thing. A true caster tool.

                    • I just wish it had longer range, I think a really long utility dagger with low damage output could be fun to use but it looks shorter than the other daggers. At least it'll always be useful as an FP regen tool.

                      • Anonymous

                        A purely niche, utility weapon. Does poor damage, but that's kind of the point since you regen FP from each hit, not each kill, and you can't hit an enemy anymore once they're dead. Only for those desperate for FP with no other recourse.

                        • Anonymous

                          im pretty sure this is the only backhanded knife(if i remember correctly) in the game(the blade's point faces behind you)

                          isnt a great weapon but its interesting

                          • Anonymous

                            If this restored more fp, or could at least be infused (with simple), it could have cut out a niche as a nice backup weapon for a pure caster. But it's doomed to be worse then literally anything else with a simple infusion.

                            • Anonymous

                              It's not the worst weapon exactly, just the most niche. Actually, I think it might be the only pure utility weapon in the game. Old Wolf Curved Sword, Lothric War Banner, even Lothric Long Spear are all viable enough to use on their own. But not this bad boy.

                              • Anonymous

                                with it's awful scaling and ludicrously low base damage, it makes it actually rather good for players who don't have an ashen flask on them, run out of FP? well no worry young ex-giant dad! just pull out this dagger and stun lock some snovabich until your FP's full again!

                                • Anonymous

                                  If you are a noob that googled this weapon to see if it was any good, no, no it isn't. It's arguably the worst weapon in the game. Sell it, stuff it in your storage box, discard it; just don't use it.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Ah yes... another weapon that is outclassed by everything else in favor of a gimmick that doesn't do anything. Literally use a simple infused offhand tool instead

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Clearly not enough FP regen for a build with spells. But Blindspot is neat cuz it allows for a very aggressive play style. And Since this weapon kicks back fp for every hit, maybe all it's supposed to do is feed its own weapon art. More swiping = more WA = more damage? Sounds good on paper, but I need to test it out.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Because This is a weapon meant for PVE, not PVP. Aside from the Ashen Estus, there are 4 other ways to get back FP. 1st is from consummables that replenish FP, 2nd from simple infusion, third is from Aldrich's Sapphire, and last is from weapons, which exclusively count the Handmaiden's Dagger, and Executioner's Greatsword. You could used consummables, but who really uses them when you have estus? Let's say, you exclusively use a simple caestus/small parry shield alone. That gives you 3.5 FP in 10s. Which means if you're empty on FP, you have to kite an enemy for 100s to get back enough FP for 1 Soulspear. Given that you could potentially die in clutch which usually amounts to less than half the time it takes to get 3.5 FP, this is goddamn pathetic and inefficient. The icing on this turd cake is that if an enemy/boss attacks with an unparryable move, you're basically equipping dead weight. And really, no one uses a ceastus to fight unless you're desperate in PVE or for builds in PVP. It's the same as using short fingernails to separate 2 lego pieces stuck together. On the other hand, the Handmaid's Dagger is a lightweight weapon that gives 1 FP on every single hit. It deals so little damage, because From wants you to get as much FP as you can per enemy. This is basically the FP version of the Sun Princess Ring. It's trying to encourage a semi-agressive playstyle similar to the rally mechanic in Bloodborne. Because it has low weight, you can go for a light build with fast rolls, get 2-3 whiffs in, and dodge away. Now imagine if you combine the Handmaid's Dagger, a simple infused caestus/parry shield, executioner's greatsword, and Aldrich's Ruby. You can basically farm FP back from killing mobs in PVE. And if you add this lot further; Sun Princess Ring, Blessed Weapon, Prayer for Favor from Filianore's Chime, and Replenishment, that would make for one-hell of an interesting no-estus run. Viable challenge for anyone who isn't a hardcore speedrunner or LobosJr.

                                        • what's the best overall armor set for protection?
                                          So I know armor isn't that that good, but however, I really just wanna try the highest overall armor. I've been looking forever but It's all so confused with calcs and what not. Does anyone know the best hybrid armor set that generally covers the most damage you'd take?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I tried backstabbing with this thing. It didn't even do better than the rest of my weapons with 100 critical modifier.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              The wiki is wrong, that's not the worst dagger but the worst WEAPON, item, thing in the game, or in the universe

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Shame it cannot be infused, it would have been the perfect FP source once infused with Simple. Regain FP just sitting around and simply attacking.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Just a quick note if you don't bother to upgrade it you can deal less damage there for gaining more hits available to generate more FP just saying

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    theres something weird, right now I have this weapon upgraded to +9and its giving me 161 base damage at +10 its giving me 170 idk whats going on :l

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Severely underrated weapon. No, it doesn't do a lot of damage, but that's the point. Its an FP recovery tool, not a killing tool.

                                                      There are a lot of mobs in the game that are relatively easy to staggerlock and/or are easily dodgable. Smack those enemies around a bit with this thing to restore FP and extend the amount of time you have before needing to use an ashen estus. This is especially handy on casters, who can really appreciate the ability to effectively extend their FP bar before having to use an ashen estus. The rate of recovery is also significantly faster than a maxed-out Simple infusion when you can attack with it, and due to its light weight you can pair it with a Simple infused caestus for a total of only 1 weight, allowing you to increase FP gains by either equipping both at the same time, or swapping to the caestus when not using the dagger. Go even further by holding an executioner's greatsword in your other hand while you murder things with this dagger.

                                                      An example: it takes a couple seconds for my 12 str/20dex caster to kill a basic, non-threatening corvian in the corvian village on NG, with the dagger using the offhand moveset (recovering 2 fp a hit). By holding an executioner's greatsword in my right hand while doing this, I recover 16 FP. Even without the Dusk Crown Ring on, that's still a charge of, say, Great Chaos Fire Orb every 2 kills. Pretty nice if you ask me!

                                                      • What if this thing got some Intelligence scaling (probably D rank, about) on its base physical damage? Just as sort of a niche thing for it to do. Admittedly, I don't have much lore justification for this one, just thought it'd be neat way to buff it. Speaking of buffs, why couldn't one be able to buff it? I understand infusing, given its unique FP regain property, but its not like it applies some self-buff or has a weird WA, its WA is just a variant attack. If they did that, you might see it being used as an off-hand/sidearm type weapon for Intelligence builds, which is more of a role than it seems to fill right now...

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Why this weapon cant be infused? Its a weapon that restores fp but cant be used properly by a wizard or pyro. Why, just why o.O?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The blind spot weapon art is actually quite nice on this dagger because of how underused and inconspicuous it is. No one expects it.
                                                            The weapon art travels far, comes out fast and recovers quickly making this dagger quite useful against parry fishers and also the very low weight.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I would totally pay for this thing to parry in left hand lol. I would pay so *****en much. T_T it would be so much better...

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Guys, this is actually a nice soul farming bonus. They sell for 1K souls each in and drop in a very nice soul farming area.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  This thing's got its uses for low level invasion builds going through the game. It has neato damage for no investment at all beyond upgrading it, and the AR multiplier for its offhand icepick grip is almost the same as its 2H moveset's AR multiplier. If you have a slow main hand weapon, definitely consider using this, especially since it can obliterate shield mobs. Too bad it comes in so late into the game, and its scaling is utter trash despite the incredible base damage.I only wish that its offhand moveset had the icepick swings on L1 AND Blind Spot on L2, not blocking with it! Seems like programming such a thing would be too hard for From Software...

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Anyone else notice that when this dagger is equipped in the left hand it's reversed? From brief checks it seems to be the only dagger which does. I just thought it was pretty neat.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Wanted to do a simple infusion... But nooooo. Why have infusion restrictions with this? I FP per attack sucks.

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