Large knife, Etorphine (M99), Garrotting wire. Occasionally a cordless drill, hammer and chainsaw, set of scalpels and other surgical equipment.
Dexter first sedates his victims with M99, wraps them up, ties them down and stabs them in the heart (specifically the left ventricle). He has been known to alter his method for certain victims, for example he kills Arthur Mitchell with the same hammer Mitchell used to kill one of his victims.
Method of Disposal
Bodies are subjected to post-mortem dismemberment. The severed pieces are then put in biodegradable bin liners and dumped in the Atlantic Ocean (specifically, the Bay Harbor.
Dexter (along with his brother Brian) witnessed the brutal murder of their mother in a cargo container at a very early age. After seeing Laura Moser chainsawed to pieces, they were then left in the cargo container for three days.
Following the events of Season Two, Dexter has rekindled his relationship with Rita Bennett following the situation with Lila West and the Bay Harbor Butcher Investigation has all but dissolved with the prime suspect in that case being the deceased former Sergeant James Doakes. Dexter continues his life as a Serial killer while staying comfortably in a relationship with Rita but finds soon that not only will he be gaining a "best friend" in Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado but also that he will be a father, as Rita becomes pregnant. With a new Serial killer in town known as The Skinner, Miami Metro Homicide proceeds to track their suspect while Dexter focuses more on the fact that someone knows the dark truth of Dexter being a killer...and accepts it.