"By stabbing this dagger you'll be able to protect yourself and escape from hostile situations."
— Item examination

Dagger is a Defense Item which appears in 2002's Resident Evil.

Gameplay Edit

As a Defense Item, it is automatically used when grabbed by an enemy. It can deal major damage to Zombies; Crimson Heads; Hunters and Cerberuses, and can kill in two uses.


Chris using the dagger to escape from a zombie.

Daggers can only be used once in the game, and replacements must be collected; otherwise the player will be at risk of biting when attacked again. Skilled players can retrieve a used Dagger from corpses however, if they perform a Critical Hit (i.e. a fatal headshot) with a Shotgun or Magnum on the enemy immediately after.

Locations Edit

Depending on the difficulty level Easy, Normal, Hard and Real Survival, the amount of Daggers found in game would be lower (by in easy and normal finding more than 10 and in Hard and Real survivor around 7).

Further notesEdit

  • In the Real Survival mode, if a player doesn't use the dagger (or another Defense Item) when the T-002 grabs them, it will thrust its huge claw in their abdomen area, killing them instantly.



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