Baby's Nail
baby's nail at the ready

In Game Description

A dagger treated with plague. The blade is curved like a talon.

A dagger often used by women and children for assassination. Among the various unique weapons, this is one of the especially sinister.

Availability

There are two ways to obtain this dagger per play through:

  1. This dagger can be found at the end of 3-1, after or during the boss fight. It's behind the altar at the end of the church and is safer to take during the boss fight than after it. If you choose to take it after the fight, then you need to walk slowly and face the wall, or else the Gargoyles will grab you.
  2. You can also obtain it by killing Sage Freke in the Nexus.

General Information

Image Name Damage Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction %
Guard Break
Reduction
babys-nail.jpg Baby's Nail 55/0/0
Plague 120
(Slashing)
(Piercing)
100 0.7 7/0/0/0
E/D/-/-
40/10 25

Move Set

Upgrades

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Req. Material Special Notes
Baby's Nail 55/0/0
Plague 120
E/D/-/- Default -2 HP/sec Plague Damage
Baby's Nail +1 55/0/0
Plague 180
E/D/-/- Colorless Demon Soul -3 HP/sec Plague Damage
Baby's Nail +2 55/0/0
Plague 240
E/D/-/- Colorless Demon Soul -4 HP/sec Plague Damage
Baby's Nail +3 55/0/0
Plague 300
E/D/-/- Colorless Demon Soul -5 HP/sec Plague Damage
Baby's Nail +4 55/0/0
Plague 360
E/D/-/- Colorless Demon Soul -6 HP/sec Plague Damage
Baby's Nail +5 55/0/0
Plague 420
E/D/-/- Colorless Demon Soul -7 HP/sec Plague Damage

Thanks to the JP Wiki for the upgrade information.


Key

Name: Names displayed are according to the Atlus (NA) version of the game. Name changes from the Asian version, if any, will appear in parentheses.
Damage: The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are X / Y / Z:
  • X is Physical Damage
  • Y is Magical Damage
  • Z is Fire Damage

Bleed, Poison and Plague are bonus damage over a period of 60 seconds. So, if a weapon has "Bleed 120", the victim will suffer 120 damage over 60 seconds, or 2 damage per second.

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Normal
  • Blunt
  • Slashing
  • Piercing

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different types of damage types.

Durability: The durability of the weapon. The effectiveness of the weapon will severely deteriorate when the durability falls below 30%.
Weight: The Weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 50% 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.
Stats Needed: The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively. The Requirement stats for an weapon are W / X / Y / Z:
  • W is the Strength required
  • X is the Dexterity required
  • Y is the Magic required
  • Z is the Faith required

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 50% bonus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 18 Strength can wield a Great Axe (Requires 26 Strength) properly if the weapon is held with both hands.
(18 x 1.5 = 27)

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).
Damage Reduction %: The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking. The Damage Reduction % stats for a shield are X / Y / Z:
  • X is Physical Damage
  • Y is Magical Damage
  • Z is Fire Damage
Guard Break Reduction: The Guard Break Reduction determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher Guard Break Reduction also allows you to block stronger attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.
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