Dual Blades

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A weapon that blitzes a target with a flurry of attacks. Activate Demon Mode, continue the offensive to go into Archdemon Mode, which raises your attack speed and power.

Weapon Type Melee
Damage Type Cut Damage
Upgrades ??

Dual Blades (双剣 sou ken, "paired swords") is a weapon category in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Like all Weapons, it features a unique moveset and an upgrade path that branches out depending on the materials used. Please see Weapon Mechanics for details on the basics of your hunter tools.

Use dual blades to unleash a whirlwind of combo attacks on your enemy. Though they're lightweight and relatively simple to use, they cannot be used to guard.

 

Dual Blades Weapon Tree

For full details including the Iceborne Expansion weapons please see Dual Blades Weapon Tree

Also see Iceborne Dual Blades for a list of weapons added with the expansion.

 

 

Dual Blades Traits & Abilities

  • Fast and agile, the dual blades are perfect to chain long and high-damage combos
  • Demon Mode and Archdemon mode allow hunters to get even more attack speed and damage
  • Their rapid nature make Dual Blades ideal for applying status effects.

 

Dual Blades Guide

The Dual Blades are a whirlwind of blades that never stops. They forgo all defense for a relentless offense with the highest attack speed in the game. Dual Blades chain together attacks rapidly, and rack up dozens of hits in the span of seconds. In their normal form, their attacks are basic slashes that can be adjusted on the fly and they have normal dodges. Hunters can also go into Demon Mode, which increases their attack damage, changes their attack moves, grants resistance to knockback and changes their dodge to a quick dash. While in Demon Mode, hunters chain together even longer attacks, and build up a meter which lets them enter Archdemon Mode. Archdemon mode further increases attack damage, and changes the moveset even when not in Demon Mode. The meter for Archdemon Mode will decay over time, requiring Demon Mode to keep it full. Demon Mode drains stamina while it's active. Mastering the flow of combat, and the flow from basic mode to Demon Mode and then to Archdemon mode, will turn hunters into an unstoppable flurry of blades.

 

Demon Dodge

Dual Blades can chain evades repeatedly while in Demon Mode, gaining an almost uninterrupted amount of invulnerability.

 

Archdemon Mode

You can enter Archdemon Mode by landing attacks while in Demon Mode and maxing out the Demon Gauge. There are some special attacks only available in this mode.

 

Heavenly Blade Dance

Heavenly Blade Dance is an impressive flurry of slashes that carves a path down the full length of a monster. 

 

Dual Blades Advantages

  • One of the highest potential DPS out of all melee weapons when using Elemental Damage
  • "Demon" and "Archdemon" modes can chain combos causing extremely high damage without fear of bouncing off the target
  • Dash dodging is fast and has superior i-frame compared with regular rolling

 

Dual Blades Disadvantages

  • Shortest range and reach of all weapons
  • Demon Dance leaves the hunter open to attacks for a very long time
  • Fast sharpness deterioration
  • Very stamina hungry during Demon Mode

 

Dual Blades Controls

Each move has its own Motion Value (MV), which is used when calculating Raw (physical) Damage. See the article on Attack Power for more information.

  • : Standard Attack (Can be chained up to 3 times). MVs:
    • Double Slash: 8 + 10
    • Double Slash Return Stroke: 9 + 10
    • Circle Slash: 9 + 11 + 11
      • (back-ps4-controls-small + circle-ps4-controls-smallafter any Standard Attack) Turn Slash: 5 + 5
  • : Lunging Strike (can be done in any direction as a follow-up attack). MVs: 3 + 3 + 5 + 5
    • circle-ps4-controls-small after Lunging Strike: Left Roundslash. MVs: 17 + 7 + 5
  • r2-ps4-controls-small: enter/exit Demon Mode
  • Demon Mode triangle-ps4-controls-small: Demon Attacks (can be chained up to 3 times). MVs:
    • Demon Fangs: 11
    • Twofold Demon Slash: 14 + 7
      • (side triangle-ps4-controls-small after Twofold Demon Slash) Left/Right Fade Slash: 7
      • (triangle-ps4-controls-small after Fade Slash) Rising Slash: 9
    • Sixfold Demon Slash: 10 + 10 + 9 + 9 + 16 + 16
  • Demon/Archdemon Mode circle-ps4-controls-small: Flurry Rush (can be chained up to 3 times. MVs:
    • Demon Flurry Rush: 5 + 5 + 4 + 4 + 8 + 8
      • (triangle-ps4-controls-small after Demon Flurry Rush) Rising Slash: 8
    • Right Roundslash: 15 + 7 + 5
    • Right Double Roundslash: 19 + 11 + 7
      • (l2-ps4-controls-small after Right Double Roundslash) Claw Attack: 8
        • (triangle-ps4-controls-small after a successful Claw Attack) Spinning Rising Slash: 23 + 23 (softens the part)
  • Demon Mode triangle-ps4-controls-small + circle-ps4-controls-small: Blade Dance. MVs: 17 + 17 + 6 + 6 + 10 + 10 + 9 + 9 + 11 + 11 + 9 + 9 + 12 + 12 + 7 + 20
  • Archdemon Mode triangle-ps4-controls-small + circle-ps4-controls-small: Demon Flurry. MVs: 5 + 5 + 4 + 4 + 8 + 8
  • Midair triangle-ps4-controls-small: Jumping Double Slash. MVs: 9 + 12
  • Demon Mode x-ps4-controls-small off a ledge /circle-ps4-controls-small against a scalable wall: Midair Spinning Blade Dance. MVs: 10 + 10 + 15 + 15
    • if Midair SBD connects with a monster through its length: Heavenly Blade Dance. MVs: 17 + 11 + 11 + 17 repeatedly (damage decreases the more you go down the back of the monster) 
    • triangle-ps4-controls-small during Midair SBD/Heavenly Blade Dance: Spinning Blade Dance Finisher. MVs: 20 + 20 + 12 + 12
  • Demon Mode circle-ps4-controls-small down a slope: Sliding Slash. MVs: 10 + 10 + 13 + 13
    • x-ps4-controls-small during Sliding Slash: Midair Spinning Blade Dance (follow-ups are the same as above)
  • l2-ps4-controls-small after most attacks: Evade Shot (fires a slinger burst while evading)

Note 1: Archdemon Mode becomes active out of Demon Mode after filling the Demon gauge and stays active until the gauge is depleted.

Note 2: and attacks can be chained together almost freely.

 

Dual Blades are a type of Weapon in Monster Hunter World (MHW). This page shows a visual gallery of all different styles for Dual Blades. Weapons are often upgraded based on previous decisions, with different paths leading to different looks and necessitating different materials. You can find detailed upgrade path information in the Dual Blades Weapon Tree or by clicking each individual weapon below.

Iceborne Dual Blades are Master Rank Dual Blades in Monster Hunter World Iceborne (MHW). These rare 9 and above weapons were added with the Iceborne Expansion and can only be obtained by players who own the expansion. The weapons use Master Rank Materials that can be obtained by completing quests and doing endgame content.

Iceborne Dual Blades

 

Name Attack Affinity Element Rare
Chrome Cross I gem_level_1gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
308 0% poisonPoison 300 9
Chrome Cross II gem_level_1gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
336 0% poisonPoison 330 10
Chrome Cross III gem_level_1gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
364 0% poisonPoison 360 11
Usurper's Fulgur gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
336 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 180 10
Usurper's Fulgur + gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 210 11
Cross Destroyers I gem_level_3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
294 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 300 9
Cross Destroyers II gem_level_3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
364 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 330 10
Hidden Tomahawk I -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
308 10% poisonPoison 210 10
Hidden Tomahawk II gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
322 15% poisonPoison 240 10
Blazing Warhawks gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
336 -10% waterblight Blast 180 11
Bazel Bombers gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
364 -10% waterblight Blast 240 12
Blizzarioths -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
308 15% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 180 10
Blizzarioths + -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
322 20% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 210 10
Mountain Blizzarioths -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 25% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 270 11
Asefar al-Nasr I -- 
 
 
 
 
 
308 20% Sleep Sleep 180 9
Asefar al-Nasr II -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
364 20% Sleep Sleep 210 10
Rex Chain I -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 -15% waterblight Blast 210 10
Rex Chain II gem_level_1  
 
 
 
 
 
 
378 -15% waterblight Blast 240 10
Twin Flames gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
322 10% poisonPoison 270 fireFire 270 10
Wyvern Lovers gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
336 10% poisonPoison 300 fireFire 300 10
Guild Knight Sabers gem_level_3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
294 0% waterWater 150 9
Master Sabers gem_level_3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
308 0% waterWater 180 10
Holy Guild Knight gem_level_3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 0% waterWater 210 11
Hulking Choppers I gem_level_3 
 
 
 
 
 
322 0% waterblight Blast 210 9
Hulking Choppers II gem_level_3 
 
 
 
 
 
350 0% waterblight Blast 240 10
Hulking Choppers III gem_level_3 
 
 
 
 
 
392 0% waterblight Blast 270 11
Icefeather decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki 
 
 
 
 
 
 
364 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 180 11
Untouched Hel decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki 
 
 
 
 
 
 
378 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 210 12
Anja Twinrippers I -- 
 
 
 
 
 
322 -20% fireFire 210 9
Anja Twinrippers II -- 
 
 
 
 
 
378 -20% fireFire 360 10
Fulguring Tornado I -- 
 
 
 
 
 
336 10% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 210 10
Fulguring Tornado II gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
350 15% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 240 10
Diablos Clubs III gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
378 -10% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 150 10
Thanatos Mauls gem_level_2gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
406 -10% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 180 10
Sulfurteinn Ortho decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki 
 
 
 
 
 
378 0% Paralysis 180 10
The Stripping Shears decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki 
 
 
 
 
 
406 0% Paralysis 210 11
Mammoth Direbones I decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki 
 
 
 
 
 
336 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 330 9
Mammoth Direbones II decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki 
 
 
 
 
 
392 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 360 10
Jyura Keenblades I gem_level_3 
 
 
 
 
 
322 0% waterWater 240 9
Jyura Keenblades II gem_level_3gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
364 0% waterWater 300 10
Raven Tessen gem_level_3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 15% poisonPoison 180 10
Wolf Tessen gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
378 20% poisonPoison 210 11
Beo Hatchets I gem_level_2gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
294 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 270 9
Beo Hatchets II gem_level_2gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 360 10
Shattering Flames I decoration_level_4_mhw_wikigem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
350 0% fireFire 180 10
Shattering Flames II decoration_level_4_mhw_wikigem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
364 0% fireFire 210 10
Smoldering Cities gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
308 0% fireFire 150 10
Smoldering Cities + gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
336 0% fireFire 180 10
Smoldering Kingdoms gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
364 0% fireFire 240 11
Abyss Eaters I gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
280 0% Paralysis 150 9
Abyss Eaters II gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
322 0% Paralysis 210 10
Brachydios Blasters I -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
308 0% waterblight Blast 240 10
Brachydios Blasters II gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
336 0% waterblight Blast 300 10
Kadachi Greathawks I gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
294 10% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 210 9
Kadachi Greathawks II gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
322 10% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 330 10
Crimson Viperclaws I gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
322 10% poisonPoison 240 9
Crimson Viperclaws II gem_level_1gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 10% poisonPoison 270 10
Sin + -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
308 20% fireFire 210 10
Crime -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
322 30% fireFire 300 10
Nether Chainblades -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
322 20% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 240 10
Death Row -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
336 20% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 300 11
Enduring Sacrifice gem_level_1gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
294 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 390 10
Enduring Surrender gem_level_1gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
336 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 510 11
Boundless Farsight gem_level_1gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
392 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 330 12
Wunderkirins -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
336 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 450 11
Blizzard and Blaze gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
364 10% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 330 waterblight Blast 330 11
Consummate Pair -- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
392 -15% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 210 12
Despot's Blitz gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
364 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 240 12
Ruinous Decimation gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
406 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 180 12
Accursed Chain gem_level_1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
406 -30% Sleep Sleep 210 11
Wyvern Strife gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
376 15% fireFire 360
poisonPoison 360
12
Magdaros Volcancross gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
392 -20% waterblight Blast 240 11
Soulfire Fangs "Blaze" 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 20% waterblight Blast 120 12
Soulfire Fangs "Ruin" 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
378 0% waterblight Blast 90 12
Soulfire Fangs "Styx" 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 10% waterblight Blast 150 12
Suzuka Takamaru gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
406 -10% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 60 11
Suzuka Otakemaru gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
434 -10% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 90 12
Drakespirit Hellclaws gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 150 11
Stygian Bloodclaws gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
378 0%  Dragon 210 12
Xeno Raqs + decoration_level_4_mhw_wikidecoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
392 15% Dragon 240 12
Safi's Hellclaws decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
378  5% fireFire 90 12
Safi's Aquaclaws decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
378  5%  waterWater 90 12
Safi's Boltclaws decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
378  5%  mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 90 12
Safi's Frostclaws decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
378  5%  iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 90 12
Safi's Drakclaws decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
378  5%  mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 90 12
Safi's Bindclaws decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
378  5%   Paralysis 90 12
Safi's Dreamclaws decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
378  5%  Sleep Sleep 90 12
Safi's Shatterclaws decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
378  5%  waterblight Blast 90 12
Safi's Venomclaws decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
378  5%  poisonPoison 90 12
Zireael +decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
364 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon  (300) 12
Guild Palace Sabers gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 10% waterWater 210 10
Royal Savior Daggers gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
378 15% waterWater 330 12
Demonlord Hellfists
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
406 15% mhw-thunder-damage_s270 12
Lightbreak Twins decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
420 0% waterblight Blast 120 12
Alatreon Dual Blades gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
350 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 330 11
Alatreon Madness gem_level_2gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
392 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 480 12
Bergel Vetra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
378 15% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 360 11
Strong Ale decoration_level_4_mhw_wikidecoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
392 -15%

 Paralysis 120

Sleep Sleep 60

10
Master Ale decoration_level_4_mhw_wikidecoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
420 -15%

 Paralysis 150

Sleep Sleep 90

11

 

Dual Blades Gallery MHW

 

Dual Blades Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Dual Blades Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kulve Taroth Dual Blades

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safi'jiiva Weapons:

 

 

 

Weapons
Bow  ♦  Charge Blade  ♦  Great Sword  ♦  Gunlance  ♦  Hammer  ♦  Heavy Bowgun  ♦  Hunting Horn  ♦  Insect Glaive  ♦  Lance  ♦  Light Bowgun  ♦  Long Sword  ♦  Switch Axe  ♦  Sword & Shield

 

   

Dual Blades
Anja Cyclone  ♦  Arcanaria  ♦  Blacksteel Twins  ♦  Blazing Hatchets  ♦  Bone Hatchets  ♦  Chrome Slicers  ♦  Dark Ripper  ♦  Diablos Clubs  ♦  Diablos Hatchets  ♦  Dragonbone Twinblade  ♦  Dragonbone Twinblades  ♦  Dual Destroyers  ♦  Dual Slicers  ♦  Freeze Chain  ♦  Freeze Daggers  ♦  Garon Hatchets  ♦  Jyura Hatchets  ♦  Kadachi Claws  ♦  Kirin Bolts  ♦  Lava Cyclone  ♦  Luminous Daggers  ♦  Madness Pangas  ♦  Magda Ungulae  ♦  Mahda Ungulae  ♦  Matched Slicers  ♦  Nergal Gouge  ♦  Pulsar Hatchets  ♦  Rending Beaks  ♦  Strong Hatchets  ♦  Taurus Pangas  ♦  Wild Hatchets

 




    • Anonymous

      15 Jun 2020 15:56  

      Downy crake love, empress daggers, dragonbone twinblades, zireal, and other weapons are not apart of the bone tree this page is inacurrate, plz fix fetra

      • Anonymous

        17 May 2019 06:57  

        I don't like the demon theme at all. I would get rid of it if I were you. Too many Christian players to miss out on.

        • Anonymous

          25 Nov 2018 13:43  

          Here's a thought: STOP making the "Controls" section show just the PS4 buttons. This game is available on Xbox, too, and Xbox controllers use entirely different button shapes. Do you have any clue how USELESS PS4 control diagrams are for Xbox players?!

          • Anonymous

            19 Apr 2018 10:37  

            One of the few weapons you can get animation locked into. Nothing is more embarrassing than doing your combo only to have yourself swinging at the air because of a long chain you missed.

            • Anonymous

              09 Apr 2018 23:13  

              While in demon mode, if you hold left or right on the stick during the triangle-triangle-triangle combo, the third trianlge turns into the "fade slash" which allows you to infinite.

              • Anonymous

                06 Feb 2018 03:58  

                It should be noted that you can infinitely stay in demon mode even with no stamina by simply spamming your Circle, Triangle, Triangle, Circle, etc combo. As long as you do not fail to keep the combo going, or get staggered from a hit, you can stay in demon mode with zero stamina.

                • Anonymous

                  04 Feb 2018 00:43  

                  While in demon mode, you can also O dash onto pillars and walls to run up them and then whirlwind dash off of them.

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