She was as wide as any man and taller than most. She had graying hair and a round face.
In "The Wheel of Time Companion" her level of strength is described as 19(7) which is enough for her to be proficient in Traveling.
Dagdara was born in Andor in the year 848 NE and went to the Tower in 863 NE. After spending seven years as a Novice and five as Accepted, she was raised to the shawl in 875 NE.
It was said that Dagdara knew more of Healing than any two other Yellow sisters, till the arrive of Nynaeve and her new Healing weaves. She was among the best healers in the traditional Aes Sedai method, almost on the same range of Samitsu and Suana.
Romanda Cassin would have preferred she become one of the Sitters for the Rebel Hall of the Tower, but she was overruled by Magla Daronos who already held a seat in the Hall and advocated Salita Toranes instead. This was evidence that Romanda was not involved in the Too Young Sitters conspiracy.
After an accident trying to make ter'angreal, she Healed Varilin.
She was present in the Little Tower when Nynaeve Healed both Siuan Sanche and Leane Sharif of stilling, completely shocking everyone. Dagdara immediately asked, in a strangled voice, what made Nyneave think of using Earth and Fire. She then criticized her technique and said that she "used Fire and Earth as if she were trying to bore a hole through stone".
A list from Verin Mathwin confirmed that Dagdara was of the Black Ajah, but we don't know if she was one of the fifty Black sisters to be executed in the rebel camp or one of the twenty able to run away.