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Dual Wield


Skilltree: Weapon
Description:
The Dual Wield skill-line is part of the "Weapons" category in the Elder Scrolls Online. The Dual Wield skill-line has active skills that you can activate during combat and passive skills that are always active as long as you have a Dual Wield weapon slotted. The skill-line is also often referred to as DW (Dual Wield).

How do you unlock the Dual Wield skill-line?


The Dual Wield skill-line is granted to you after killing an enemy with a Dual Wield weapon. You can use any random Dual Wield weapon that you bought or picked up from a monster to uncover the Dual Wield skill-line. You have to slot two individual one handed weapons, one in your main hand and the other one in your off hand slot for it to count as "Dual Wield".

How do you level up the Dual Wield skill-line?


To level up the Dual Wield skill-line in the Elder Scrolls Online you have to either equip a Dual Wield weapon or slot skills from the Dual Wield skill-line. Having more Dual Wield skills slotted on your active bar will increase the amount of experience that you gain towards the skill-line. To level up the Dual Wield skill-line, you can simply kill monsters or complete quests to gain experience points. Reading books from bookshelves in the Elder Scrolls Online can also sometimes increase your level in the Dual Wield skill-line.

The damage numbers of the skills that you see below are used for comparison. The numbers are based on a naked level 50 character without any skills, passives, attributes and champion points allocated. Your damage numbers will change depending on what gear, skills, attributes, champion points, enchantments or buffs your character has.


Name Effect
Ultimate Skills
Lacerate
Lacerate

Slash enemies in front of you, causing them to bleed for 6960 Bleed Damage over 8 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done.
Rend
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Rend

Slash enemies in front of you, causing them to bleed for 12942 Bleed Damage over 16 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done.
Thrive in Chaos
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Thrive in Chaos

Slash enemies in front of you, causing them to bleed for 6965 Bleed Damage over 8 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done. Each enemy hit increases your damage done by 6% for the duration. This effect can stack up to 6 times.
Active Skills
Flurry
Flurry

Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with four consecutive attacks that each deal 667 Physical Damage.
Rapid Strikes
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Rapid Strikes

Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with four consecutive attacks that each deal 689 Physical Damage. Each hit increases the damage of the subsequent hit by 5%.
Bloodthirst
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Bloodthirst

Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with four consecutive attacks that each deal 689 Bleed Damage and heal you for 33% of the damage caused.
Twin Slashes
Twin Slashes

Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing 580 Bleed Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 3470 Bleed Damage over 20 seconds.
Rending Slashes
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Rending Slashes

Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing 718 Bleed Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 3470 Bleed Damage over 20 seconds. Enemies hit by the initial hit are afflicted with the Hemorrhaging status effect. You also reduce their Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds.
Blood Craze
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Blood Craze

Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing 580 Bleed Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 3470 Bleed Damage over 20 seconds. You heal for 358 Health anytime this ability deals damage.
Whirlwind
Whirlwind

Launch yourself into a lethal spin, dealing 1742 Physical Damage to nearby enemies.
Whirling Blades
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Whirling Blades

Launch yourself into a lethal spin, dealing 1799 Physical Damage to nearby enemies. Deals up to 100% more damage to enemies with less than 50% Health.
Steel Tornado
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Steel Tornado

Launch yourself into a lethal spin, releasing a flurry of blades around you that deals 1742 Physical Damage to nearby enemies.
Blade Cloak
Blade Cloak

Envelop yourself in a protective cloak of razors, gaining Major Evasion for 20 seconds, reducing damage from area attacks by 20%. Every 2 seconds the shrapnel will pulse, dealing 421 Physical Damage to all enemies within 5 meters.
Quick Cloak
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Quick Cloak

Envelop yourself in a protective cloak of razors, gaining Major Evasion for 30 seconds, reducing damage from area attacks by 20%. Every 2 seconds the shrapnel will pulse, dealing 422 Physical Damage to all enemies within 5 meters. You also gain Major Expedition for 4 seconds, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%.
Deadly Cloak
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Deadly Cloak

Envelop yourself in a protective cloak of razors, gaining Major Evasion for 20 seconds, reducing damage from area attacks by 20%. Every 2 seconds the shrapnel will pulse, dealing 566 Physical Damage to all enemies within 5 meters.
Hidden Blade
Hidden Blade

Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing 1392 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.
Shrouded Daggers
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Shrouded Daggers

Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve that bounces up to 3 times to nearby enemies, dealing 1799 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.
Flying Blade
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Flying Blade

Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing 1438 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. Reactivating this ability on them allows you to jump to a marked enemy free of cost, dealing 2160 Physical Damage. Casting grants you Major Brutality and Sorcery, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 20% for 40 seconds.
Passive Skills
Slaughter
Slaughter

Increases damage with Dual Wield abilities by 20% against enemies with under 25% Health.
Dual Wield Expert
Dual Wield Expert

Increases Weapon and Spell Damage by 6% of off-hand weapon's damage.
Controlled Fury
Controlled Fury

Reduces the Stamina cost of Dual Wield abilities by 15%.
Ruffian
Ruffian

Gives you a 15% damage bonus when attacking stunned, immobilized, disoriented, or silenced enemies.
Twin Blade and Blunt
Twin Blade and Blunt

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.

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