Skill type: Skill
Skill subtype: Weapon Skill
Primary user: Thief, Bard, Various others
Syntax: Automatic

Small, bladed weapons, daggers are one of the simplest melee weapons, often favoured by scholars for this reason, most other professions in Avendar also receiving training in them. Rogues are more intimately trained in their usage, learning techniques both flashy and subtle. Typically thrusting or slashing weapons, due to their length, they are poor at warding off blows though it is likewise difficult to parry against a dagger. Someone wielding a dagger will have a harder time getting around a shield, a stone phalanx, or a fighter's fending.