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 a two weapons equipped, or by having Dual Wield skills slotted. The more skills you have slotted, the faster your skill will increase. 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 7958, Max Health 8744, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1037. 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.
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Skills with this icon may need to be updated following changes in Update 19.

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 Instant Area 7 meters 150 Ultimate
Slash enemies in front of you, dealing [5655 / 5718 / 5780 / 5844] Physical 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.
Slash enemies in front of you, dealing [10514 / 10631 / 10746 / 10861] Physical 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 Each enemy hit increases your damage done.
Slash enemies in front of you, dealing [5841 / 5906 / 5970 / 6034] Physical Damage over 8 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done. Each enemy hit increases your damage done by 5% for the duration, up to a maximum of 30% more damage done.

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 [235 / 237 / 240 / 243] 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 [243 / 245 / 249 / 251] 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 Heals you for a percentage of the damage caused by the final hit.
Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal [243 / 245 / 249 / 251] Physical Damage. The final hit deals 300% more damage and heals you for 60% of the damage caused.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Twin Slashes.png Twin Slashes 4 Instant Enemy 5 meters 2160 Stamina
Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing [473 / 478 / 483 / 488] Physical Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 2352 Physical Damage over 9 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 [552 / 557 / 563 / 569] Physical Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 2352 Physical Damage over 9 seconds. You also reduce their Movement Speed by 40% for 4 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Blood Craze.png Blood Craze Also heals you while active.
Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing [492 / 497 / 502 / 507] Physical Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 2352 Physical Damage over 9 seconds. You also heal for 290 Health every 2 seconds for the duration.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Whirlwind.png Whirlwind 14 Instant Area 5 meters 3780 Stamina
Launch yourself into a lethal spin, dealing [941 / 952 / 963 / 973] Physical Damage to nearby enemies. Deals up to 100% more damage to enemies based on each percentage of their missing Health.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Whirling Blades.png Whirling Blades Reduces the cost and increases your Stamina Recovery.
Cost: [3240 / 3150 / 3060 / 2970] Stamina.
Launch yourself into a lethal spin, dealing 974 Physical Damage to nearby enemies. Deals up to 100% more damage to enemies based on each percentage of their missing Health. You gain Major Endurance, increasing your Stamina Recovery by 20% for 10 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Steel Tornado.png Steel Tornado Increases the radius.
Radius: 9 meters.
Launch yourself into a lethal spin, dealing [974 / 985 / 996 / 1006] Physical Damage to nearby enemies. Deals up to 100% more damage to enemies based on each percentage of their missing Health.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Blade Cloak.png Blade Cloak 20 Instant Self 15 seconds 3780 Stamina
Create a ring of floating razors around you, dealing [332 / 335 / 339 / 343] Physical Damage to all nearby enemies every 3 seconds for 15 seconds. The razors shield you from shrapnel, reducing the damage you take from area of effect attacks by 25%.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Quick Cloak.png Quick Cloak For a brief period after activation you gain Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed.
Create a ring of floating razors around you, dealing [346 / 349 / 353 / 356] Physical Damage to all nearby enemies every 3 seconds for 15 seconds. The razors shield you from shrapnel, reducing the damage you take from area of effect attacks by 25%. For a brief period after activation you gain Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 5 seconds
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Deadly Cloak.png Deadly Cloak Increases the damage.
Create a ring of floating razors around you, dealing [489 / 495 / 501 / 505] Physical Damage to all nearby enemies every 3 seconds for 15 seconds. The razors shield you from shrapnel, reducing the damage you take from area of effect attacks by 25%.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Hidden Blade.png Hidden Blade 38 Instant Enemy 20 meters 2970 Stamina
Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing [1510 / 1526 / 1543 / 1559] Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 40% for 4 seconds. Also grants Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Shrouded Daggers.png Shrouded Daggers The dagger bounces up to 2 times, dealing increased damage with each bounce.
Area: 8 meters.
Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing [1563 / 1579 / 1597 / 1613] Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 40% for 4 seconds. The dagger bounces up to 2 times to other nearby enemies, dealing [1863 / 1883 / 1904 / 1925] Physical Damage on the first bounce and [2232 / 2257 / 2281 / 2306] Physical Damage on the second bounce. Also grants Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Flying Blade.png Flying Blade Increases the damage and range.
Range: 28 meters.
Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing [1654 / 1671 / 1690 / 1708] Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 40% for 4 seconds. Also grants Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20% for 20 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 (WHILE DUAL WIELDING) Increases damage with Dual Wield abilities by 10% against enemies with under 25% Health.
30 2 (WHILE DUAL WIELDING) 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 (WHILE DUAL WIELDING) Increases Weapon Damage by 3% of off-hand weapon's damage.
17 2 (WHILE DUAL WIELDING) Increases Weapon Damage by 6% of off-hand weapon's damage.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Controlled Fury.png Controlled Fury 25 1 (WHILE DUAL WIELDING) Reduces the cost of Dual Wield abilities by 7%.
34 2 (WHILE DUAL WIELDING) Reduces the cost of Dual Wield abilities by 15%.
ON-icon-skill-Dual Wield-Ruffian.png Ruffian 28 1 (WHILE USING DUAL WIELD ATTACKS) Gives you an 8% damage bonus when attacking stunned, immobilized, disoriented, or silenced enemies.
46 2 (WHILE USING DUAL WIELD ATTACKS) 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 gives your melee attacks a 4% chance to bleed enemies for 2311 Physical Damage over 6 seconds. Each mace causes your attacks to ignore 5% of an enemy's Physical Resistance. Each sword increases your damage done by 1.5%. Each dagger increases your Weapon Critical rating.
50 2 Grants a bonus based on the type of weapon equipped: Each axe gives your melee attacks a 8% chance to bleed enemies for 2311 Physical Damage over 6 seconds. Each mace causes your attacks to ignore 10% of an enemy's Physical Resistance. Each sword increases your damage done by 2.5%. Each dagger increases your Weapon Critical rating.