Best Dual Blades Builds for Iceborne 2020-2021 | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Want to learn about the best Dual Blades Builds for Monster Hunter World (MHW) Iceborne? Look no further than our best endgame builds for Dual Blades! This build is made on Iceborne's last patch and is a build that is centered around Iceborne's Meta Endgame builds.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Dual Blades Recommended Skills

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Monster Hunter World Iceborne Dual Blades Endgame Meta Build

Fatalis Armor Set Build

Weapon Decorations
Fatalis Dual Skies Dragon Jewel+ 4 x2
Augment: Health Recovery
Armor Decorations
Head Dragonhead Beta + Throttle Jewel+ 4 x3
Armor Dragonhide Beta + Attack Jewel+ 4 x3
Vambraces Dragonclaws Beta + Critical/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Challenger Jewel+ 4 x1
Waist Dragonbarbs Alpha + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Shaver Jewel 3 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Legs Rimeguard Greaves Gamma + Dragon Jewel+ 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Charm Challenger Charm V None

Fatalis Set Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Agitator 7
Attack Boost 6 Latent Power 6
Dragon Attack 6 Stun Resist 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Peak Performance 3 Evade Window 2
Clutch Claw Boost
hunter guide A staple Dual Blades build utilizing stamina skills and defensive skills while relying on the Dual Blades' innate high DPS to dish out damage. Handicraft and Weakness Exploit further boosts the build's damage capabilities.

Dual Blades Meta Builds for Monster Hunter World Iceborne

Safi-Alatreon Build

Safi-Alatreon Build Blast Dual Blades Build Fire Dual Blades Build
Ice Kulve Taroth Dual Blades Build Thunder Dual Blades Safi Build Safi-Teostra Awaken Build
Sleep Dual Blades Awaken Build
Weapon Decorations
Fatalis Dual Skies Critical Jewel 2 x2
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Armor Escadora Might Beta + Dragon Jewel+ 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Sprinter/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Refresh Jewel 2 x1
Sprinter Jewel 2 x1
Waist Safi Crested Belt Beta + Brace/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Escadora Sheath Beta + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Charm Attack Charm V None

Safi-Alatreon Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Dragon Attack 6
Attack Boost 5 Defense Boost 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Evade Window 3 Health Boost 3
Marathon Runner 2 Stamina Surge 2
Blight Resistance 1 Resentment 1
Constitution 1 Flinch Free 1
Safi'jiiva Seal 3 Alatreon Divinity 2
hunter guide A tanky dps build featuring a mix of Safi and Alatreon armor set. Keep those weapons unsheathed and watch your HP refill itself when hitting enemy monsters!

Blast Dual Blades Build

Safi-Alatreon Build Blast Dual Blades Build Fire Dual Blades Build
Ice Kulve Taroth Dual Blades Build Thunder Dual Blades Safi Build Safi-Teostra Awaken Build
Sleep Dual Blades Awaken Build
Weapon Decorations
Lightbreak Twins Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Sprinter Jewel 2 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Brachydium Helm Beta + Sprinter/Expert Jewel 4 x2
Blast Jewel 1 x1
Armor Kaiser Mail Beta + Critical/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Brachydium Braces Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x2
Waist Kaiser Coil Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Kaiser Greaves Beta + Critical/Medicine Jewel 4 x1
Charm Challenger Charm V None

Blast Dual Blades Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Agitator 7
Blast Attack 4 Health Boost 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Latent Power 3 Marathon Runner 3
Stamina Surge 2 Recovery Up 1
Teostra Technique Brachydios Will
hunter guide If you're going for an ailment db build, Blast is definitely the way to go and the Lighbreak Twins won't disappoint you! It features one of the highest base damage and it's blast ailment is nothing to scoff at.

Fire Dual Blades Build

Safi-Alatreon Build Blast Dual Blades Build Fire Dual Blades Build
Ice Kulve Taroth Dual Blades Build Thunder Dual Blades Safi Build Safi-Teostra Awaken Build
Sleep Dual Blades Awaken Build
Weapon Decorations
Smoldering Kingdoms ---
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Armor Decorations
Head Silver Solhelm Beta + Handicraft/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Armor Silver Solmail Beta + Handicraft Jewel+ 4 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Silver Solcoil Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Legs Garuga Greaves Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Charm Blaze Charm V None

Fire Elemental Dual Blades Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Health Boost 3
Critical Boost 3 Handicraft 3
Slinger Capacity 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Windproof 3 Fire Attack Boost 6
Silver Rathalos Essence 4
hunter guide A sample of a fire elemental build featuring the silver sol set for the true critical element damage. This is the best build to use for elemental damage if you want to use craftable elemental weapons or the Safi weapons.

Ice Kulve Taroth Dual Blades Build

Safi-Alatreon Build Blast Dual Blades Build Fire Dual Blades Build
Ice Kulve Taroth Dual Blades Build Thunder Dual Blades Safi Build Safi-Teostra Awaken Build
Sleep Dual Blades Awaken Build
Weapon Decorations
Kjarr Daggers "Ice" Defense Jewel 1 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Kaiser Crown Beta + Sprinter/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Armor Escadora Might Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Kaiser Coil Beta + Brace/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
lvl 1 elemental jewel of your weapon x1
Legs Escadora Sheath Beta + Tenderizer/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Critical/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Charm Frost Charm V None

Ice Kulve Taroth Dual Blades Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Ice Attack 6
Defense Boost 4 Health Boost 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Evade Window 3 Blast Attack 2
Stamina Surge 2 Heat Guard 1
Latent Power 1 Resentment 1
Marathon Runner 1 Flinch Free 1
Teostra Technique Alatreon Divinity 2
hunter guide A Teostra build for the Critical Element Kjarr weapons. These weapons comes with an innate critical element which allows you to forego the silver sol set.

Thunder Dual Blades Safi Build

Safi-Alatreon Build Blast Dual Blades Build Fire Dual Blades Build
Ice Kulve Taroth Dual Blades Build Thunder Dual Blades Safi Build Safi-Teostra Awaken Build
Sleep Dual Blades Awaken Build
Weapon Decorations
Kjarr Daggers "Spark" Vitality Jewel 1 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Bolt Jewel 1 x2
Armor Safi Crested Chest Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Sharp Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Refresh Jewel 2 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Safi Crested Belt Beta + Bolt Jewel+ 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Bolt Jewel+ 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Charm Marathon Charm III None

Thunder Dual Blades Safi Build Skill List

Skills
Thunder Attack 6 Health Boost 3
Critical Eye 3 Stamina Surge 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Evade Window 3 Blight Resistance 3
Protective Polish 1 Safi'jiiva Seal 3
Safi'jiiva Seal 5
hunter guide A full Safi armor set for huge amount of affinity and life drains. Just make sure to keep attacking to regain those health back!

Safi-Teostra Awaken Build

Safi-Alatreon Build Blast Dual Blades Build Fire Dual Blades Build
Ice Kulve Taroth Dual Blades Build Thunder Dual Blades Safi Build Safi-Teostra Awaken Build
Sleep Dual Blades Awaken Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Drakclaws Sprinter/Attack Jewel 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Sprinter/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Armor Kaiser Mail Beta + Sprinter/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Refresh/Attack Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Waist Kaiser Coil Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Dragon Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Charm Wyrmsbane Charm V None
Awakened Ability
Teostra Essence Sharpness Increase VI Element Increase V x3

Safi-Teostra Awaken Build Skill List

Skills
Dragon Attack 6 Attack Boost 4
Critical Eye 4 Health Boost 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Marathon Runner 3 Stamina Surge 3
Blast Attack 2 Blight Resistance 1
Latent Power 1 Evade Window 1
Safi'jiiva Seal 3 Teostra Technique
hunter guide A Dual 3 piece set for the Safi armor set and the Teostra set. This is a powerful unstoppable build with humongous amount of life drain AND affinity. The Teostra set negates the sharpness loss so dodge those attacks and keep hacking away!

Sleep Dual Blades Awaken Build

Safi-Alatreon Build Blast Dual Blades Build Fire Dual Blades Build
Ice Kulve Taroth Dual Blades Build Thunder Dual Blades Safi Build Safi-Teostra Awaken Build
Sleep Dual Blades Awaken Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Dreamclaws Physique Jewel+ 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Armor Kaiser Mail Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Waist Safi Crested Belt Beta + Sleep Jewel+ 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Sleep Jewel+ 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Charm Attack Charm V None
Awakened Ability
Teostra Essence Status Effect Up V x3 Status Effect Up VI

Sleep Dual Blades Awaken Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Attack Boost 5
Sleep Attack 4 Health Boost 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Constitution 3 Evade Window 3
Heat Guard 1 Latent Power 1
Teostra Technique Safi'jiiva Seal 3
hunter guide Unlikely to be used in multiplayer due to the higher threshold for applying ailments.This is another 3 safi and 3 teostra build but this time, using a sleep weapon.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Dual Blades Progression Build

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Starter Iceborne Build

Weapon Decorations
Defender Chainsaws V ---
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Armor Decorations
Head Guild Cross Circlet Beta Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
Armor Nergigante Mail Beta Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Alpha Protection Jewel 1 x1
Waist Diablos Coil Beta Sprinter Jewel 2 x1
Legs Death Stench Heels Beta Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Charm Handicraft Charm III none

Starter Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Health Boost 3 Divine Blessing 3
Stun Resist 3 Handicraft 5
Weakness Exploit 3 Marathon Runner 3
Stamina Surge 2
hunter guide A staple Dual Blades build utilizing stamina skills and defensive skills while relying on the Dual Blades' innate high DPS to dish out damage. Handicraft and Weakness Exploit further boosts the build's damage capabilities.

Early Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Anja Twinrippers I ---
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Armor Decorations
Head Anja Helm Alpha Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Armor Kulu Mail Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Alloy Vambraces Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Lumu Coil Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Legs Alloy Greaves Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Charm Handicraft Charm III none

Early Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Fire Attack 2 Fire Resistance 1
Stamina Surge 1 Critical Eye 2
Defense Boost 2 Speed Sharpening 3
Divine Blessing 2 Windproof 3
hunter guide Another standard build but is more geared towards taking down the new monsters from the icy Hoarfrost. This is a build more centered on a defensive build while being able to dish out damage against enemies weak against fire.

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Boundless Farsight Expert Jewel 1 x2
Armor Decorations
Head Rath Soul Helm Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Armor Kushala Cista Beta + Elementless Jewel 2 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Damascus Vambraces Alpha + Critical Jewel 2 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Waist Fulgur Coil Beta + Handicraft Jewel 3 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Tentacle Greaves Beta + Sprinter Jewel 2 x2
Charm Exploiter Charm II None

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build Skill List

Skills
Handicraft 5 Weakness Exploit 3
Non-Elemental Boost 1 Critical Eye 3
Health Boost 3 Stamina Surge 2
Sprinter 2 Speed Sharpening 1
Item Prolonger 1
hunter guide A general raw build for the Dual Blades. It makes use of staple skills like Health Boost, Stamina Runner, and Stamina Surge for easier maintenance of Demon Mode. This can be further exploited with the Item Prolonger skill to extend the effects of Dash Juice when hunting difficult monsters.

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Melee Weapons
Long Sword Icon.jpegLong Swords Great Sword Icon.jpegGreat Swords Sword & Shield Icon.jpegSword and Shield Dual Blades Icon.jpegDual Blades
Hammer Icon.jpegHammer Hunting Horn Icon.jpegHunting Horn Lance Icon.jpegLance Gunlance Icon.jpegGunlance
Switch Axe Icon.jpegSwitch Axe Charge Blade Icon.jpegCharge Blade Insect Glaive Icon.jpegInsect Glaive
Ranged Weapons
Bow Icon.jpegBow light bowgun icon.pngLight Bowgun
Heavy bowgun icon.pngHeavy Bowgun

Best Counter Builds

Monster Counterbuilds
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