Monster Hunter World Guide: Dual Blades

Monster Hunter World features 14 different weapon types, with the Dual Blades being one of them. In this Guide we’ll take a look at exactly how to use this Weapon to its fullest, as well as show you some things you may not know about it. If you’re new to the game or you are a veteran of the franchise and just need a quick refresher, this Guide is for you.

Dual Blades Guide

The Dual Blades are the Fast and Furious weapon of Monster Hunter: World, rewarding an extremely aggressive style of play. The Dual Blades boast the highest attack speed of any weapon in the game and aren’t particularly hard to learn, thus they are recommended for new players. There is no way to block when using Dual Blades so Hunters wielding them will have to learn to Evade or face the consequences.

  • Difficulty: Low
  • Role: DPS
  • Mobility: High
  • Sharpness: Low

Basic Combos

Unlike some other weapons, Dual Blades have a vast quantity of combos, and so much so that it would be impossible to list them all here and still make a short concise guide. Players are encouraged to play around with both and triangle-playstation-button_smalls in various combinations because they all pretty much work and the variance in attacks is not large enough for a beginner to worry about.

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These are merely a few of the possible combinations.

Special Attacks and Things of Interest

  • Players using Dual Blades can enter Demon Mode, by pressing . Demon Mode allows the player to attack for more damage at an absurdly rapid rate without fear of bouncing off of their target. While in this Mode two things will occur: 1) your Stamina will deplete on its own whether you attack or not and 2) you will fill your Archdemon Bar. Once your Archdemon Bar is full (solid red) you will gain further increased attack. When your Stamina has been fully depleted you will enter Archdemon Mode which alters your normal moveset, only leaving this when you re-enter Demon Mode (kudos to Viotech from the MHW Discord for the clarification).
  • When in Demon Mode or Archdemon Mode if you press + triangle-playstation-button_smalls you will perform a flurry of slashes and attacks called Blade Dance that deals crazy damage. However, you are locked into place for the duration of the combo and cannot exit it, so be sure to use it when you won’t be struck.
  • When in Demon Mode you can perform a spinning mid air attack by dashing off the edge of a ledge or cliff. It can hit for a decent amount of damage, so learn to use this when possible if you can.
Archdemon

Blade Dance hits incredibly fast, but you are completely stationary and are vulnerable to attacks when doing it.

The Dual Blades have the shortest reach of all weapons, requiring the player to be at near point blank range in order to connect with attacks. This can put them in a dangerous position when facing monsters that hit hard and have somewhat unpredictable attack patterns.

Final Tips

Stamina management is the name of the game when using the Dual Blades, as Demon Mode will drain it quickly. Keep a close eye on your gauge and be sure to exit it with  when you aren’t fighting so you don’t run out.

As mentioned above, you cannot block when using Dual Blades so you must become more proficient with Evade than other players using other weapons. You also dash when in Demon Mode so you will need to get a feel for this as you play.

Because of the rapid pace at which you attack, the Sharpness of your weapon depletes much faster than most other weapons. Be sure to use a Whetstone when you are low and keep your Blades in good shape at all times to prevent them from bouncing.

Sharpness

You can see how quickly the sharpness goes down. This clip is just a bit slower than real time.

Be sure to check out our other Weapon and Monster Guides for all your needs and if you have specific questions be sure to check out the Monster Hunter World Wiki. Good Luck Hunters! May the furs be with you!

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