Online:Dual Wield

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Dual Wield is one of the six weapon skills available in Elder Scrolls Online. You can advance through this skill line by equipping two One-Handed weapons.

Learning[edit]

The Dual Wield skill line is granted the first time you kill an enemy with two weapons equipped. You can increase your skill by engaging in combat with two weapons equipped, or by having Dual Wield skills slotted. The more skills you have slotted, the faster your skill will increase. Dark Elves are naturally gifted at Dual Wielding, and will learn the ability more quickly than other races. In addition, you can earn free levels in the skill line by reading Skill Books, which may be found randomly on bookshelves anywhere. The skill books which increase Dual Wield are:

Skill Perks[edit]

Dual Wield has an associated skill line that is revealed through use of a One-Handed weapon in each hand. Known abilities are listed below. Notes

  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50 Champion Points160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 12000, Max Health 16000, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1000. The actual numbers you see in the game may depend on a variety of factors, including skill line rank, your equipped weapons and armor, other skills, enchantments, etc. As such, they should only be used as a comparative reference.

Ultimate Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost of Ultimate.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Lacerate.png Lacerate 50 0.5 seconds Area 8 meters 8 seconds 150 Ultimate
Slash enemies in front of you, causing them to bleed for [8978 / 9071 / 9162 / 9277] Bleed Damage over 8 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Rend.png Rend Increases the duration.
Duration: 16 seconds.
Slash enemies in front of you, causing them to bleed for [16751 / 16933 / 17123 / 17294] Bleed Damage over 16 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Thrive in Chaos.png Thrive in Chaos Converts into a conal attack. Each enemy hit increases your damage done.
Radius: 15 meters, Target: Cone.
Slash enemies in front of you, causing them to bleed for 9306 Bleed Damage over 8 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done. Each enemy hit increases your damage done by [3 / 4 / 5 / 6]% for the duration. This effect can stack up to 6 times.

Active Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, while two one-handed weapons are equipped, for a cost.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Flurry.png Flurry 2 Instant Enemy 7 meters 2700 Stamina
Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal [430 / 435 / 442 / 443] Physical Damage. The final hit deals 300% more damage.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Rapid Strikes.png Rapid Strikes Each hit increases the damage of the subsequent hit.
Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal [446 / 449 / 454 / 460] Physical Damage. Each hit increases the damage of the subsequent hit by 3%. The final hit deals 300% more damage.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Bloodthirst.png Bloodthirst Converts into Bleed Damage and heals you for a percentage of the damage caused.
Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal 446 Bleed Damage and heals you for [30 / 31 / 32 / 33]% of the damage caused. The final hit deals 300% more damage.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Twin Slashes.png Twin Slashes 4 Instant Enemy 5 meters 10 seconds 2700 Stamina
Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing [751 / 760 / 768 / 775] Bleed Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional [2997 / 3023 / 3053 / 3090] Bleed Damage over 10 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Rending Slashes.png Rending Slashes Increases the initial damage and reduces the enemy's Movement Speed.
Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing [930 / 941 / 950 / 959] Bleed Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 3097 Bleed Damage over 10 seconds. You also reduce their Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Blood Craze.png Blood Craze Whenever an enemy takes damage from the bleed you are healed.
Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing 775 Bleed Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 3097 Bleed Damage over 10 seconds, and heals you for [619 / 626 / 634 / 640] Health each tick.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Whirlwind.png Whirlwind 14 Instant Area 6 meters 3510 Stamina
Launch yourself into a lethal spin, dealing [2248 / 2271 / 2297 / 2321] Physical Damage to nearby enemies.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Whirling Blades.png Whirling Blades Ability deals more damage the less Health enemies have.
Launch yourself into a lethal spin, dealing [2326 / 2350 / 2377 / 2400] Physical Damage to nearby enemies. Deals up to 100% more damage to enemies with less than 50% Health.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Steel Tornado.png Steel Tornado Increases the radius. Reduces cost as ability ranks up.
Cost: [3510 / 3420 / 3330 / 3240] Stamina, Radius: 9 meters.
Launch yourself into a lethal spin, releasing a flurry of blades around you that deals 2326 Physical Damage to nearby enemies.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Blade Cloak.png Blade Cloak 20 Instant Area 5 meters 10 seconds 3780 Stamina
Envelop yourself in a protective cloak of razors, gaining Major Evasion for 10 seconds, reducing damage from area attacks by 20%. Every 2 seconds the shrapnel will pulse, dealing [512 / 517 / 523 / 528] Physical Damage to all enemies within 5 meters.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Quick Cloak.png Quick Cloak Increases duration and grants Major Expedition for a short duration after casting.
Duration: [11 / 12 / 13 / 14] seconds.
Envelop yourself in a protective cloak of razors, gaining Major Evasion for [11 / 12 / 13 / 14] seconds, reducing damage from area attacks by 20%. Every 2 seconds the shrapnel will pulse, dealing 529 Physical Damage to all enemies within 5 meters. You also gain Major Expedition for 4 seconds, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Deadly Cloak.png Deadly Cloak Doubles the damage.
Envelop yourself in a protective cloak of razors, gaining Major Evasion for 10 seconds, reducing damage from area attacks by 20%. Every 2 seconds the shrapnel will pulse, dealing [1056 / 1067 / 1078 / 1092] Physical Damage to all enemies within 5 meters.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Hidden Blade.png Hidden Blade 38 Instant Enemy 22 meters 3780 Stamina
Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing [1796 / 1814 / 1832 / 1855] Physical Damage and granting you Major Brutality and Sorcery, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 20% for 20 seconds. If the enemy hit is casting an ability they are interrupted, set Off Balance, and stunned for 3 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Shrouded Daggers.png Shrouded Daggers Increases the damage, and the dagger now bounces up to a total of three times.
Area: 8 meters.
Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve that bounces up to 3 times to nearby enemies, dealing [2326 / 2350 / 2377 / 2400] Physical Damage per hit. If enemies hit are casting they are interrupted, set Off Balance, and stunned for 3 seconds. You also gain Major Brutality and Sorcery, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Flying Blade.png Flying Blade Casting the ability again against the same target causes you to jump to them. Extends the duration of Major Brutality and Sorcery.
Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing [1861 / 1881 / 1903 / 1922] Physical Damage and marking them for 5 seconds. If the enemy hit is casting an ability they are interrupted, set Off Balance, and stunned for 3 seconds. While an enemy is marked, reactivating this ability on them allows you to jump to them, dealing [2789 / 2820 / 2851 / 2882] Physical Damage. Casting grants you Major Brutality and Sorcery, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 20% for 40 seconds.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Passive abilities are active all the time, so long as two one-handed weapons are equipped.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Slaughter.png Slaughter 5 1 Increases damage with Dual Wield abilities by 10% against enemies with under 25% Health.
30 2 Increases damage with Dual Wield abilities by 20% against enemies with under 25% Health.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Dual Wield Expert.png Dual Wield Expert 10 1 Increases Weapon and Spell Damage by 3% of off-hand weapon's damage.
17 2 Increases Weapon and Spell Damage by 6% of off-hand weapon's damage.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Controlled Fury.png Controlled Fury 25 1 Reduces the Stamina cost of Dual Wield abilities by 7%.
34 2 Reduces the Stamina cost of Dual Wield abilities by 15%.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Ruffian.png Ruffian 28 1 Gives you an 8% damage bonus when attacking stunned, immobilized, disoriented, or silenced enemies.
46 2 Gives you a 15% damage bonus when attacking stunned, immobilized, disoriented, or silenced enemies.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Twin Blade and Blunt.png Twin Blade and Blunt 41 1 Grants a bonus based on the type of weapon equipped: Each axe increases your Critical Damage done by 3%. Each mace increases your Armor Penetration by 825. Each sword increases your Weapon and Spell Damage by 71. Each dagger increases your Critical Chance rating by 405.
50 2 Grants a bonus based on the type of weapon equipped: Each axe increases your Critical Damage done by 6%. Each mace increases your Armor Penetration by 1650. Each sword increases your Weapon and Spell Damage by 142. Each dagger increases your Critical Chance rating by 812.