Legacy Etherite Dagger

Etherite Dagger Spooky Sparkle Made of a strange metal not known to the living.

Legacy version of

Tier ST (Limited)
Shots 1
Damage 110–215 (average: 162.5)
Projectile Speed 16 tiles/second
Lifetime 0.24 seconds
Range 3.84 tiles
Amplitude 0.2 tile(s)
Frequency 0.2 cycle(s)/shot
Rate of Fire 110%
Fame Bonus 4%
Feed Power 500

Loot Bag Assigned to Orange Bag
Drops From None
Obtained Through Current offers on RealmEye’s trading pages

Notes
Part of the Legacy Skuld 2 The ReGhostening set.

While having the strongest damage and an increased fire rate (even greater than the Dirk of Cronus), the small plummet of range is what nerfs this dagger. Most dagger classes can risk the range reduction (dependent on your dagger), in exchange for the heavy DPS increase.

If used on a Rogue, this dagger will fall into the right hands, as the use of a cloak nullifies the downsides of having a lower range, and allows the user to get closer without too high of a risk.

Note, however, this stategy won’t work in highly-populated areas, as the enemies will just target other players, which may end up causing you to take damage anyway.

This item has remained unsoulbound throughout its time in the game and is often used in high-value trading exchanges between players, and as a way for players to compact their stored wealth, due to the weapon’s enduring desirability and resaleability as one of the best unsoulbound daggers.

When the entire Legacy Skuld set is equipped, the weapon projectile changes to:
Spooky Sparkle

History

Added in Release 27.2.0 (Dec 2014) under its original name Etherite Dagger.

This item was first released via the Alchemist and caused controversy as, due to sharing characteristics with the soulbound UT Dirk of Cronus (higher DPS and lower range than a tiered dagger), it was viewed as being a way of introducing an equivalent item for sale via the nexus shop. With Etherite being tradeable, and arguably an even better item than Dirk of Cronus was at that time, it was felt that Etherite thus devalued and undermined the Dirk’s worth.

Etherite Dagger was not added as a drop until Sep 2016 when as part of an ‘ST Weekend’ event it was added to Ghost of Skuld (at double drop rate throughout the event), and it remained an ongoing drop after the event ended in Patch 27.7.X5 (Sep 2016).

It used to drop in a cyan bag before the addition of orange bags in Patch X.18.0 (Oct 2017).

This dagger used to give +4 VIT and +4 WIS. However in Patch X.20.0 (Dec 2017) this bonus was moved to the Spectral Ring of Horrors as a rebalance within the ST set. The damage was also tweaked: 116-214 (av: 165) -> 115-215 (av: 165).

In Patch X.23.0.0 (May 2018) the item was given a rework to balance it versus the UT Dirk of Cronus, changing:

  • Rate of Fire: 109% -> 110%
  • Damage: 115-215 (av. 165) -> 110-215 (av. 162.5)
  • Shot Speed: 190 -> 160
  • Range: 3.99 -> 3.84

In Patch X.32.1.0 (Oct 2019) the item was renamed to Legacy Etherite Dagger upon the release of a new soulbound version of the weapon: Etherite Dagger. The original-now-Legacy version was removed as a drop at this time.