Best Dual Blades | Recommended Dual Blades | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

This is a guide to Game8's recommended Dual Blades in Monster Hunter World (MHW) and MHW Iceborne! Read on to find out which Dual Blades we think are the best and our explanations as to why!

Best Dual Blades: Monster Hunter World

Kulve Taroth Dual Blades

Dual Blades are definitely a situational weapon because they rely so heavily on elements. That being said, the Kulve Taroth Dual Blades are the kings of almost every element and ailment in the game before the arrival of the Iceborne Expansion.

Kjarr Dual Blades, in particular, have inherent weapon skills such as Critical Element or Critical Status. These skills significantly bolster their elemental or ailment ratings, giving them an edge amongst the competition.

Shown below are Kjarr and Taroth Dual Daggers that are considered to be the best of the best if built around properly:

Best Kulve Taroth Daggers
Kjarr Daggers "Dragon"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
8 252 20 Dragon 210
Def. Elderseal Slots
- Average ①ーー
Skill Critical Element
Sharpness  Kjarr Daggers "Dragon" sharpness
Kjarr Daggers "Spark"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
8 252 15 Thunder 180
Def. Elderseal Slots
- - ①ーー
Skill Critical Element
Sharpness  Kjarr Daggers "Spark" sharpness
Kjarr Daggers "Water"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
8 252 10 Water 210
Def. Elderseal Slots
- - ①ーー
Skill Critical Element
Sharpness  Kjarr Daggers "Water" sharpness
Kjarr Daggers "Ice"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
8 252 15 Ice 210
Def. Elderseal Slots
- - ①ーー
Skill Critical Element
Sharpness  Kjarr Daggers "Ice" sharpness
Kjarr Daggers "Lurk"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
8 224 10 Paralysis 90
Def. Elderseal Slots
- - ①ーー
Skill Critical Status
Sharpness  Kjarr Daggers "Lurk" sharpness
Taroth Daggers "Fire"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
8 252 0 Fire 180
Def. Elderseal Slots
20 - ③ーー
Hidden Element This weapon's element is Hidden and will require the Free Elem/Ammo Up skill to unlock.
Sharpness  Taroth Daggers "Fire" sharpness

Click the link below for general information regarding Kulve Taroth Weapons:
Kulve Taroth Weapons

Empress Daggers Styx

Empress Daggers "Styx"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
8 252 10 Blast 120
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- - 1 time ③③ー
Weapon Skill Razor Sharp/Spare Shot
Sharpness
 Sharpness

Very few Dual Blades can outmatch Kulve Taroth Daggers in a specific element or ailment. The Empress Daggers Styx, however, is one such weapon.

Boasting 252 base attack, 10% affinity, two level three slots, and a naturally white sharpness rating, The Empress Daggers Styx outperforms the Kjarr Daggers Magma. It's inherent weapon skill, Razor Sharp/Spare Shot, enables the Empress Daggers Styx to retain its sharpness for longer than most Dual Daggers as well.

These factors let the The Empress Daggers Styx earn its place on top alongside the Kulve Taroth Dual Blades.

Best Dual Blades: MHW Iceborne

Kulve Taroth Dual Blades

As stated previously, Dual Blades are situational weapons due to their reliance on elemental weaknesses. If built around correctly, the Kulve Taroth Dual Blades reign supreme as the best set of Dual Blades in almost every element in the game currently.

Best Kulve Taroth Daggers
Kjarr Daggers "Water"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 406 10 Water 390
Def. Elderseal Slots
20 - ①ーー
Skill Critical Element
Sharpness  Kjarr Daggers "Water" sharpness
Kjarr Daggers "Spark"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 406 15 Thunder 380
Def. Elderseal Slots
20 - ①ーー
Skill Critical Element
Sharpness  Kjarr Daggers "Spark" sharpness
Kjarr Daggers "Dragon"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 406 20 Dragon 390
Def. Elderseal Slots
20 Average ①ーー
Skill Critical Element
Sharpness  Kjarr Daggers "Dragon" sharpness
Kjarr Daggers "Ice"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 406 15 Ice 390
Def. Elderseal Slots
20 - ①ーー
Skill Critical Element
Sharpness  Kjarr Daggers "Ice" sharpness
Taroth Daggers "Fire"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 406 0 Fire 360
Def. Elderseal Slots
40 - ③ーー
Hidden Element This weapon's element is Hidden and will require the Free Elem/Ammo Up skill to unlock.
Skill Kulve Taroth Essence
Sharpness  Taroth Daggers "Fire" sharpness

Click the link below to find out how to upgrade existing Kulve Taroth weapons:
Upgrading Kulve Taroth Weapons

Fatalis Dual Skies

Fatalis Dual Skies
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 518 -30 Dragon 120
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- High - ④④ー
Sharpness
 Sharpness

Coming in with the Final Free Update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, The Fatalis Dual Skies soared atop the ranks of Dual Blades and earned its place amongst the very best.

It's insanely high base attack of 518 more than makes up for its low Dragon rating. Hunters who are able to build around the weapon and offset its -30% affinity penalty with skills such as Weakness Exploit, Critical Eye, and Agitator witness raw damage numbers rarely seen on a pair of Dual Blades.

While it cannot compete with the Kulve Taroth Dual Blades' elemental superiority, The Fatalis Dual Blades made it to the top of the mountain by attack power alone - making it a true raw-damage weapon.

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