Manikin Knife
manikin knife

In-Game Description

Knife of the manikins of Harvest Valley.

The peculiar art of puppetry
is a vestige of the two lost lands.
The Queen, entranced by poison,
used it to beckon unknowing souls
to the defiled valley.

Availability

Dark Souls 2 & Scholar of the First Sin:

Manikin (Dagger) drop - very rare.

General Information

Image Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight Enchantable?
Items/Spells
manikin-knife-lg.png 52/0/0/0/0

(Slash/Thrust)
0/53 150 10 6/14/0/0

D/C/-/-/-/-
45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15 15 80 1.0 Yes/Yes

Move Set

Notes

  • It gains physical and bleed damage when infused with Magic, Fire, Lightning, Dark, or Poison.

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Materials Cost Souls
Manikin Knife +0 52/0/0/0/0 0/53 D/C/-/-/-/- - -
Manikin Knife +1 57/0/0/0/0 0/55 D/C/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Shard 580
Manikin Knife +2 62/0/0/0/0 0/58 D/C/-/-/-/- 2x Titanite Shard 720
Manikin Knife +3 67/0/0/0/0 0/61 D/C/-/-/-/- 3x Titanite Shard 870
Manikin Knife +4 73/0/0/0/0 0/63 D/C/-/-/-/- 1x Large Titanite Shard 1,150
Manikin Knife +5 78/0/0/0/0 0/66 D/C/-/-/-/- 2x Large Titanite Shard 1,300
Manikin Knife +6 83/0/0/0/0 0/69 D/C/-/-/-/- 3x Large Titanite Shard 1,440
Manikin Knife +7 89/0/0/0/0 0/71 D/C/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 1,730
Manikin Knife +8 94/0/0/0/0 0/74 D/C/-/-/-/- 2x Titanite Chunk 1,870
Manikin Knife +9 99/0/0/0/0 0/77 D/C/-/-/-/- 3x Titanite Chunk 2,010
Manikin Knife +10 105/0/0/0/0 0/80 D/C/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Slab 2,300

Infusions

Magic

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base magic damage, INT stat bonus, magic damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Magic Manikin Knife +0 53/18/0/0/0 0/54 E/D/C/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Magic Manikin Knife +1 ?/?/0/0/0 0/? E/D/C/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Magic Manikin Knife +2 ?/?/0/0/0 0/? E/D/C/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Magic Manikin Knife +3 ?/?/0/0/0 0/? E/D/B/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Magic Manikin Knife +4 ?/?/0/0/0 0/? E/D/B/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Magic Manikin Knife +5 ?/?/0/0/0 0/? E/D/B/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Magic Manikin Knife +6 ?/?/0/0/0 0/? E/D/B/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Magic Manikin Knife +7 ?/?/0/0/0 0/? E/D/B/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Magic Manikin Knife +8 ?/?/0/0/0 0/? E/D/B/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Magic Manikin Knife +9 ?/?/0/0/0 0/? E/D/B/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Magic Manikin Knife +10 ?/?/0/0/0 0/? E/D/B/-/-/- 43.7/20.0/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7

Fire

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base fire damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, fire damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Fire Manikin Knife +0 53/0/18/0/0 0/54 E/D/-/C/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Fire Manikin Knife +1 ?/0/?/0/0 0/? E/D/-/C/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Fire Manikin Knife +2 ?/0/?/0/0 0/? E/D/-/C/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Fire Manikin Knife +3 ?/0/?/0/0 0/? E/D/-/B/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Fire Manikin Knife +4 ?/0/?/0/0 0/? E/D/-/B/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Fire Manikin Knife +5 ?/0/?/0/0 0/? E/D/-/B/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Fire Manikin Knife +6 ?/0/?/0/0 0/? E/D/-/B/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Fire Manikin Knife +7 ?/0/?/0/0 0/? E/D/-/B/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Fire Manikin Knife +8 ?/0/?/0/0 0/? E/D/-/B/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Fire Manikin Knife +9 ?/0/?/0/0 0/? E/D/-/B/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Fire Manikin Knife +10 ?/0/?/0/0 0/? E/D/-/B/-/- 43.7/8.7/40/28.7/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7

Lightning

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base lightning damage, FTH stat bonus, lightning damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Lightning Manikin Knife +0 53/0/0/18/0 0/54 E/D/-/-/C/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Lightning Manikin Knife +1 ?/0/0/?/0 0/? E/D/-/-/C/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Lightning Manikin Knife +2 ?/0/0/?/0 0/? E/D/-/-/C/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Lightning Manikin Knife +3 ?/0/0/?/0 0/? E/D/-/-/B/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Lightning Manikin Knife +4 ?/0/0/?/0 0/? E/D/-/-/B/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Lightning Manikin Knife +5 ?/0/0/?/0 0/? E/D/-/-/B/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Lightning Manikin Knife +6 ?/0/0/?/0 0/? E/D/-/-/B/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Lightning Manikin Knife +7 ?/0/0/?/0 0/? E/D/-/-/B/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Lightning Manikin Knife +8 ?/0/0/?/0 0/? E/D/-/-/B/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Lightning Manikin Knife +9 ?/0/0/?/0 0/? E/D/-/-/B/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Lightning Manikin Knife +10 ?/0/0/?/0 0/? E/D/-/-/B/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/40/18.7 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7

Dark

Reduces: Physical base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base dark damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, dark damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Dark Manikin Knife +0 53/0/0/0/18 0/54 E/D/-/-/-/C 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Dark Manikin Knife +1 ?/0/0/0/? 0/? E/D/-/-/-/C 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Dark Manikin Knife +2 ?/0/0/0/? 0/? E/D/-/-/-/C 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Dark Manikin Knife +3 ?/0/0/0/? 0/? E/D/-/-/-/B 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Dark Manikin Knife +4 ?/0/0/0/? 0/? E/D/-/-/-/B 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Dark Manikin Knife +5 ?/0/0/0/? 0/? E/D/-/-/-/B 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Dark Manikin Knife +6 ?/0/0/0/? 0/? E/D/-/-/-/B 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Dark Manikin Knife +7 ?/0/0/0/? 0/? E/D/-/-/-/B 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Dark Manikin Knife +8 ?/0/0/0/? 0/? E/D/-/-/-/B 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Dark Manikin Knife +9 ?/0/0/0/? 0/? E/D/-/-/-/B 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7
Dark Manikin Knife +10 ?/0/0/0/? 0/? E/D/-/-/-/B 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/30 13.7/13.7/13.7/13.7

Poison

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base poison damage, poison damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Poison Manikin Knife +0 53/0/0/0/0 57/54 E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7
Poison Manikin Knife +1 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7
Poison Manikin Knife +2 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7
Poison Manikin Knife +3 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7
Poison Manikin Knife +4 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7
Poison Manikin Knife +5 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7
Poison Manikin Knife +6 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7
Poison Manikin Knife +7 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7
Poison Manikin Knife +8 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7
Poison Manikin Knife +9 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7
Poison Manikin Knife +10 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 25/13.7/13.7/13.7

Bleed

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base bleed damage, bleed damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Bleed Manikin Knife +0 43/0/0/0/0 0/82 E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7
Bleed Manikin Knife +1 ?/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7
Bleed Manikin Knife +2 ?/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7
Bleed Manikin Knife +3 ?/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7
Bleed Manikin Knife +4 ?/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7
Bleed Manikin Knife +5 ?/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7
Bleed Manikin Knife +6 ?/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7
Bleed Manikin Knife +7 ?/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7
Bleed Manikin Knife +8 ?/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7
Bleed Manikin Knife +9 ?/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7
Bleed Manikin Knife +10 ?/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 43.7/8.7/28.7/28.7/18.7 13.7/25/13.7/13.7

Raw

Reduces: Stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Base damage.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Raw Manikin Knife +0 59/0/0/0/0 0/60 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Manikin Knife +1 65/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Manikin Knife +2 71/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Manikin Knife +3 78/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Manikin Knife +4 84/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Manikin Knife +5 90/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Manikin Knife +6 96/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Manikin Knife +7 102/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Manikin Knife +8 108/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Manikin Knife +9 114/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Manikin Knife +10 120/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15

Enchanted

Reduces: Stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: INT stat bonus (excluding weapons that have base magic damage).
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Enchanted Manikin Knife +0 52/0/0/0/0 0/53 E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Manikin Knife +1 57/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Manikin Knife +2 62/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Manikin Knife +3 67/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Manikin Knife +4 73/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Manikin Knife +5 78/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Manikin Knife +6 83/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Manikin Knife +7 89/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Manikin Knife +8 94/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Manikin Knife +9 99/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Manikin Knife +10 105/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/C/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15

Mundane

Reduces: Base damage, stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Damage scaling from lowest stat.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Mundane Manikin Knife +0 26/0/0/0/0 0/26 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Manikin Knife +1 28/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Manikin Knife +2 31/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Manikin Knife +3 33/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Manikin Knife +4 36/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Manikin Knife +5 39/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Manikin Knife +6 41/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Manikin Knife +7 44/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Manikin Knife +8 47/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Manikin Knife +9 49/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Manikin Knife +10 52/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15

Key

Damage:

The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Striking
  • Slashing
  • Thrusting

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See Weakness for physical reduction, Resistance for elemental reduction.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B:

Counter Strength: Damage multiplier when hitting an enemy that is performing an action such as attacking. Value of 100 means no extra damage.
Poise Damage: The ability of the weapon to break the poise of an enemy.
Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively.
The stats required for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon,
while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.

Also keep in mind that your character gains a 100% bonus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing
the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 14 Strength can wield a Great Club (Requires 28 Strength)
properly if the weapon is held with both hands. (14 x 2 = 28)

Stat Bonuses:

The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat.
This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill).
See Scaling for more information.
The Bonus Stats for a weapon are A/B/C/D/E/F:

  • A is the Strength stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • B is the Dexterity stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • C is the Intelligence stat bonus that influences the Magical attack of the weapon.
  • D is the Intelligence and Faith stat bonus that influences the Fire attack of the weapon.
  • E is the Faith stat bonus that influences the Lightning attack of the weapon.
  • F is the Intelligence or Faith stat bonus that influence the Dark attack of the weapon(The lower of the two stats is chosen as the bonus stat).
Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage
Aux Effect Reduction:

The Aux Effect Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much of the effect the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Aux Effect Reduction % stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

Stability: Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.
Durability: The durability of the weapon.
Weight: The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going
over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.
Enchantable? Items/Spells: Determines whether or not the weapon can receive a temporary damage buff by items and/or spells. Note that if you decided
to infuse the weapon it cannot be enchanted by items.
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