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SKILL LINE

DUAL WIELD

DUAL WIELD

Category: Weapon
Other skill lines in Weapon : Bow, Destruction Staff, One Hand and Shield, Restoration Staff and Two Handed

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.
Ultimate abilities
Lacerate icon Lacerate Lacerate
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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.
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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.

Increases the duration.
arrow Thrive in Chaos icon Thrive in Chaos Thrive in Chaos
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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.

Converts into a conal attack. Each enemy hit increases your damage done.
Active abilities
Flurry icon Flurry Flurry
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Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal 332 Physical Damage. The final hit deals 300% more damage.
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Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal 333 Bleed Damage and heals you for 33% of the damage caused. The final hit deals 300% more damage.

Converts into Bleed Damage and heals you for a percentage of the damage caused.
arrow Rapid Strikes icon Rapid Strikes Rapid Strikes
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Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal 343 Physical Damage. Each hit increases the damage of the subsequent hit by 3%. The final hit deals 300% more damage.

Each hit increases the damage of the subsequent hit.
Twin Slashes icon Twin Slashes Twin Slashes
Twin Slashes icon
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 2310 Bleed Damage over 10 seconds.
arrow Blood Craze icon Blood Craze Blood Craze
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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 2315 Bleed Damage over 10 seconds, and heals you for 478 Health each tick.

Whenever an enemy takes damage from the bleed you are healed.
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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 2315 Bleed Damage over 10 seconds. You also reduce their Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds.

Increases the initial damage and reduces the enemy's Movement Speed.
Whirlwind icon Whirlwind Whirlwind
Whirlwind icon
Launch yourself into a lethal spin, dealing 1742 Physical Damage to nearby enemies.
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Launch yourself into a lethal spin, releasing a flurry of blades around you that deals 1742 Physical Damage to nearby enemies.

Increases the radius. Reduces cost as ability ranks up.
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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.

Ability deals more damage the less Health enemies have.
Blade Cloak icon Blade Cloak Blade Cloak
Blade Cloak icon
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 395 Physical Damage to all enemies within 5 meters.
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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 817 Physical Damage to all enemies within 5 meters.

Doubles the damage.
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Envelop yourself in a protective cloak of razors, gaining Major Evasion for 14 seconds, reducing damage from area attacks by 20%. Every 2 seconds the shrapnel will pulse, dealing 395 Physical Damage to all enemies within 5 meters. You also gain Major Expedition for 4 seconds, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%.

Increases duration and grants Major Expedition for a short duration after casting.
Hidden Blade icon Hidden Blade Hidden Blade
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Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing 1392 Physical Damage and granting you Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon 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.
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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. While an enemy is marked, reactivating this ability on them allows you to jump to them, dealing 1438 Physical Damage and grants you Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20% for 40 seconds.

Reactivate a second time to jump to the enemy, damaging them and granting you Major Brutality.
arrow Shrouded Daggers icon Shrouded Daggers Shrouded Daggers
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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, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.

Increases the damage, and the dagger now bounces up to a total of three times.
Passive abilities
Slaughter icon Slaughter Slaughter
Slaughter icon
Increases damage with Dual Wield abilities by 20% against enemies with under 25% Health.
Dual Wield Expert icon Dual Wield Expert Dual Wield Expert
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Increases Weapon and Spell Damage by 6% of off-hand weapon's damage.
Controlled Fury icon Controlled Fury Controlled Fury
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Reduces the Stamina cost of Dual Wield abilities by 15%.
Ruffian icon Ruffian Ruffian
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Gives you a 15% damage bonus when attacking stunned, immobilized, disoriented, or silenced enemies.
Twin Blade and Blunt icon Twin Blade and Blunt Twin Blade and Blunt
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Grants a bonus based on the type of weapon equipped: Each axe increases your Critical Damage done by 4%. 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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