Dual Blades


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) 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.


Dual Blades Weapon Tree

For full details, please see Dual Blades Weapon Tree



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 Duel Blades ideal for applying status effects.


Dual Blades Guide

  The Duel 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. Duel 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.



Dual Blades Advantages

  • Deals fast and High Damage if combos connect.
  • "Demon" and "Archdemon" modes can chain combos causing extremely high damage without fear of bouncing off the target.
  • Certain Duel Blades have a diffrent element or status effect on each blade.


Dual Blades Disadvantages

  • Each attack is low in damage
  • Cannot guard or block - meaning players must roll instead, which cannot be done when mid-combo.
  • Sharpness deterioration is fast
  • Shortest range of all melee weapons.
  • The "Demon" and "Archdemon" modes drain stamina until the player manually stops it.


Dual Blades Controls

  • Triangle: Standard Attack (Can be chained up to 4 times)
  • While moving, Circle: Lunging Strike (Can be chained up to 4 times)
  • While jumping from a ledge in Demon Mode, Triangle: Cartwheel Attack (Attack extends if first few swings hit)
  • While in Demon/Archdemon Mode, Triangle + Circle: Blade Dance
  • R2: Enter Demon Mode/Cancel Demon Mode

Note 1: Demon Mode changes your basic moves and dodge ability, but the controls are the same.

Note 2: Tirangle and Circle attacks can be chained together freely.


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All Dual Blades Alphabetical


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