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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
Icon Lacerate Lacerate
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Slash enemies in front of you, causing them to bleed for 9165 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 17046 Bleed Damage over 16 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done.

Increases the duration.
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Slash enemies in front of you, causing them to bleed for 9170 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
Icon Flurry Flurry
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Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal 437 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 438 Physical Damage. The final hit deals 300% more damage and heals you for 63% of the damage caused.

Heals you for a percentage of the damage caused by the final hit.
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Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal 452 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.
Icon Twin Slashes Twin Slashes
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Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing 763 Physical Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 3050 Bleed Damage over 10 seconds.
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Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing 764 Physical Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 3050 Bleed Damage over 10 seconds. You also heal for 3150 Health over the duration.

Also heals you while active.
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Slice an enemy with both weapons to cause deep lacerations, dealing 947 Physical Damage with each weapon and causing them to bleed for an additional 3050 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.
Icon Whirlwind Whirlwind
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Launch yourself into a lethal spin, dealing 2292 Physical Damage to nearby enemies.
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Launch yourself into a lethal spin, releasing a flurry of blades around you that deals 2293 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 2368 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.
Icon Blade Cloak Blade Cloak
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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 416 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 1 second the shrapnel will pulse, dealing 429 Physical Damage to all enemies within 5 meters.

Increases the frequency of the damage pulse.
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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 416 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.
Icon Hidden Blade Hidden Blade
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Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing 1833 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 1894 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 1894 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.
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Fire a secret dagger from your sleeve that bounces up to 3 times to nearby enemies, dealing 2368 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
Icon Slaughter Slaughter
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Increases damage with Dual Wield abilities by 20% against enemies with under 25% Health.
Icon Dual Wield Expert Dual Wield Expert
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Increases Weapon Damage by 6% of off-hand weapon's damage.
Icon Controlled Fury Controlled Fury
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Reduces the Stamina cost of Dual Wield abilities by 15%.
Icon Ruffian Ruffian
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Gives you a 15% damage bonus when attacking stunned, immobilized, disoriented, or silenced enemies.
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 and Critical Healing 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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