Best Skills for Dual Blades | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Dual Blades Skill Recommendations 2
This is a guide about the best skills for Dual Blades. Read on to know which skills to look out for when making Dual Blades builds and why.

Offensive Skills

Recommendations
Affinity Skills Agitator Elemental Attack Skills
Partbreaker

Critical Eye, Critical Boost, Weakness Exploit, Critical Draw

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Dual Blades are great exploiters of a monster's weak spots, making these Affinity Skills a perfect compliment to its playstyle.

Critical Draw, in particular, increases the affinity of Draw Attacks by 100% at level three. This is useful for hunters who utilize the full Velkhana Divinity set bonus.

Agitator

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The introduction of the Clutch Claw made the Agitator Skill a community staple when making builds. When active, Agitator grants hunters +20 attack and affinity by 10% at level five. (Level six and seven are unlocked via the Agitator Secret Skill.)

The Clutch Claw, specifically its Flinch Shot Attack, gave hunters the ability to enrage the monster whenever the opportunity presents itself. This gave hunters a way to maintain their Agitator's up-time.

Elemental Attack Skills

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Dual Blades are excellent in abusing a monster's elemental weaknesses. Take their damage to the next level by investing in these Elemental Attack Skills!

Partbreaker

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Dual Blades can deal high damage to weak spots in an incredibly short amount of time.

Partbreaker increases Part Damage by 30% at level three and is definitely worth considering when making Dual Blades builds.

Defensive Skills

Recommendations
Evasion Skills Divine Blessing Health Boost

Evade Window, Evade Extender

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Dual Blades are considered to be the most elusive of all close-range weapons. Compliment its evasive playstyle by investing in these Evasive skills!

Evade Window massively increases invulnerability frames at level five while Evade Extender greatly extends the distance covered at level three when evading.

It is worth mentioning that these skills also enhance the evasive capabilities of the Dual Blade's slide attacks and dashes during Demon Mode.

Divine Blessing

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Hunters who are looking for an extra layer of protection may consider adding Divine Blessing to their builds.

Divine Blessing, when triggered, reduces damage taken by 50% at level three from the attack that triggered it. Levels four and five are unlocked via the Divine Blessing Secret Skill.

Health Boost

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It never hurts to pump up one's HP! Health Boost increases a hunter's Health by 50 at level three, making it a solid addition to any build - especially early on in the game.

Utility Skills

Recommendations
Constitution Marathon Runner Protective Polish
Speed Sharpening

Constitution

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Dual Blades heavily rely on stamina to deal damage and get out of harm's way.

Constitution reduces FIXED stamina depletion by 50% at level five. This means that moves such as evading, clutch claw attacks, and relocating while mounted will spend 50% less stamina when performed.

Marathon Runner

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Marathon Runner reduces CONTINUOUS stamina depletion by 50% at level three.

This covers moves such as sprinting, hanging on with a clutch claw, and bracing while mounted. The biggest beneficiary of this skill, however, is definitely the Dual Blades' Demon Mode ability.

Demon Mode is a special Dual Blades stance that enhances its attacks but continously reduces stamina as long as its active. Hunters who utilize Marathon Runner can stay in fights longer while in Demon Mode before having to back off to regenerate stamina.

Protective Polish

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The Dual Blades' incredible speed means it is prone to losing sharpness rapidly as well.

Protective Polish coats the weapon with a protective layer after sharpening, preventing sharpness loss for a certain amount of time.

Speed Sharpening

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Another solution to sharpness issues, Speed Sharpening removes three cycles of the sharpening animation at level three and is definitely worthy of consideration when making Dual Blades builds.

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