This is a guide on how to Dual Wield Heavy Weapons in Assassin's Creed Valhalla (AC Valhalla). If you want to know how you can dish more damage against enemies, read on!
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In Assassin's Creed Valhalla, you aren't limited to using just one weapon to fight your battles. From when the game first submerges you into combat, Dual Wielding weapons will be available to you as soon as you get access to another axe.
Dual Wielding is a good way of dealing quick damage against enemies, and doesn't take away from being able to parry your enemy's blows.
Here's a list of weapons that can be used to Dual Wield without the Heavy Dual Wield skill.
|Hammers||Light Shields||Heavy Shields|
In the early portions of the game, you'll begin to find weapons that require two hands to wield them. This removes the ability to dual wield, even if you pair that Heavy Weapon up with a lighter, one-handed one.
However, there is a skill in the game that allows you to pair both Heavy Weapons together, or one Heavy Weapon and one lighter one.
In favor of having more damage per hit, dual wielding heavy weapons tends to slow your strikes against enemies, so timing is key when using this skill.
To see the full Skill Tree, check out our guide here!
Skill Tree and List of All Skills
Instead of just Dual Wielding either Heavy Weapons or lighter ones, you can go ahead and dual wield both if you have the Heavy Dual Wield skill.
Wielding a Heavy or Light weapon can be done in either hand; having a Heavy Weapon on your left hand and a Light weapon on your right and vice versa can be done for so long as you have the Heavy Dual Wield skill.
|Main Hand Light Attack|
|Main Hand Heavy Attack|
|Secondary Hand Parry|
|Secondary Hand Special Attack||Hold|
Dual-Wielding at any given time changes the control scheme slightly compared to when you use one weapon or a shield. Although you can't block while dual-wielding, players do retain the parry ability.
The Secondary Hand Special Attack differs from weapon to weapon. For example, a Spear gives a lunge attack that lets you pierce an enemy then shove them away, while a Dane Axe creates sweeping movements that deal heavy damage to anyone hit.
There are also varying interactions depending on what you have in your Main Hand, so be sure to try out different combinations!
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