Parrying Dagger (5e Equipment)

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Parrying Dagger

Martial Melee Weapons
Weapon Cost Damage Weight Properties
Parrying Dagger 5 gp 1d4 piercing 1 lb. Finesse, light, special.

Also called a main-gauche, a dagger with a slightly longer and broader blade than usual, with a dull edge and sharpened tip, and an unusually long cross-guard. It is used as a defensive side arm in dueling and fencing.

Special. You can use a bonus action to use this dagger defensively. Until the start of your next turn, as a reaction against taking damage from a melee weapon, you can reduce the damage taken by an amount equal to 1d4ยน.

1. You can add your Dexterity modifier to that damage reduction if you have the Fighting Style two-weapon fighting.

See Also: Sword Breaker (5e Equipment)

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A parrying dagger used to block a sword strike. (source)
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