The following are knife skills in Dragon Quest IX. Knife skills can be learned via the Warrior, Mage, and Thief classes.

Toxic Dagger

A swift strike that poisons an enemy. Costs 2 MP to use.

Fly Swat

An attack that deals heavy damage to bugs.


Does heavy damage to enemies that have been poisoned or paralyzed.

Assassin's Stab

An attack that may instantly kill a target. Costs 3 MP to use.

HP Hoover

A knife attack that hurts the enemy and heals the user. Costs 4 MP to use.

Omnivocational Knifemaster

Enables the character to use knives with any vocation.


Deals heavy damage to confused or sleeping monsters. Skill can be used if the book, Knifing Know-How is in the character's items and a knife is equipped.