The Elder Scrolls Online: Weapon Skills – Dual Wield

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Dual Wield Abilities
Ultimate AbilitiesActive AbilitiesPassive Abilities

Dual Wield is one of the six weapon skills available in Elder Scrolls Online. You can advance through this skill line by equipping two One-Handed weapons. Dual Wield has an associated skill line that is revealed through use of a One-Handed weapon in each hand. Known abilities are listed below.


Ultimate Abilities
These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost of Ultimate.

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Lascerate Ultimate Dual Wield
Rank 50
150 Ultimate Instant 7x8m radius
(Area)
Lascerate

  • Slash all enemies in front of you, dealing 5823 Physical Damage over 8 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done.
Skill Morph Rend (Lascerate Rank IV) 150 Ultimate Instant 7x8m radius
(Area)
Rend (Morph)

  • Slash all enemies in front of you, dealing 10783 Physical Damage over 16 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done.
  • Increases the duration.
Skill Morph Thrive in Chaos (Lascerate Rank IV) 150 Ultimate Instant 7x8m radius
(Area)
Thrive in Chaos (Morph)

  • Slash all enemies in front of you, dealing 5990 Physical Damage over 8 seconds and healing you for 50% of the damage done. Each enemy hit increases your damage done by 5% for the duration, up to a maximum of 30% damage done.
  • Each enemy hit increases your damage done.


Active Abilities
These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost.

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Flurry Active Dual Wield
Rank 4
2700 Stamina 0.6s Channel 7m range
(Enemy)
Flurry

  • Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal 242 Physical Damage. The final hit deals 300% more damage.
Skill Morph Rapid Strikes (Flurry Rank IV) 2700 Stamina 0.6s Channel 7m range
(Enemy)
Rapid Strikes (Morph)

  • Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal 249 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.
Skill Morph Bloodthirst (Flurry Rank IV) 2700 Stamina 0.6s Channel 7m range
(Enemy)
Bloodthirst (Morph)

  • Flood an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal 249 Physical Damage. The final hit deals 300% more damage and heals you for 60% of the damage caused.
  • Heals you for a percentage of the damage caused by the final hit.
Twin Slashes Active Dual Wield
Rank 2
1350 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Twin Slashes

  • Slice enemy with both weapons to cause Deep Lacerations, dealing 488 Physical Damage with each weapon and causing them to Bleed for an additional 2356 Physical Damage over 9 seconds.
Skill Morph Rending Slashes (Twin Slashes Rank IV) 1350 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Rending Slashes (Morph)

  • Slice enemy with both weapons to cause Deep Lacerations, dealing 568 Physical Damage and causing them to Bleed for an additional 2356 Physical Damage over 9 seconds. You also reduce their Movement Speed by 50% for the duration.
  • Increases the initial damage and reduces the enemy’s Movement Speed.
Skill Morph Blood Craze (Twin Slashes Rank IV) 1350 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Blood Craze (Morph)

  • Slice enemy with both weapons to cause Deep Lacerations, dealing 505 Physical Damage and causing them to Bleed for an additional 2356 Physical Damage over 9 seconds. You also heal for 293 Health every 2 seconds for the duration.
  • Also heals you while active.
Whirlwind Active Dual Wield
Rank 14
3780 Stamina Instant 5m radius
(Enemy)
Whirlwind

  • Launch yourself into a Lethal Spin, dealing 970 Physical Damage to nearby enemies. Deals up to 100% more damage to enemies based on each percentage of their missing Health.
Skill Morph Whirling Blades (Whirlwind Rank IV) 2971 Stamina Instant 5m radius
(Enemy)
Whirling Blades (Morph)

  • Launch yourself into a Lethal Spin, dealing 970 Physical Damage to nearby enemies. Deals up to 100% more damage to enemies based on each percentage of their missing Health. Also grants Major Endurance, increasing Stamina Recovery by 20% for 10 seconds.
  • Reduces the cost and grants Major Endurance, increasing your Stamina Recovery.
Skill Morph Steel Tornado (Whirlwind Rank IV) 3780 Stamina Instant 9m radius
(Enemy)
Steel Tornado (Morph)

  • Launch yourself into a Lethal Spin, dealing 999 Physical Damage to nearby enemies. Deals up to 100% more damage to enemies based on each percentage of their missing Health.
  • Increases the radius.
Blade Cloak Active Dual Wield
Rank 20
3780 Stamina Instant
(15s)

(Self)
Blade Cloak

  • Create a Ring of Floating Razors around you, dealing 342 Physical Damage to all nearby enemies every 3 seconds for 15 seconds. The Razors also Shield you from Shrapnel, reducing the damage you take from area of effect attacks by 20%.
Skill Morph Quick Cloak (Blade Cloak Rank IV) 3780 Stamina Instant
(15s)

(Self)
Quick Cloak (Morph)

  • Create a Ring of Floating Razors around you, dealing 355 Physical Damage to all nearby enemies every 3 seconds for 15 seconds. The Razors also Shield you from Shrapnel, reducing the damage you take from area of effect attacks by 20%. For a brief period after activation you gain Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 5 seconds.
  • For a brief period after activation you gain Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed.
Skill Morph Deadly Cloak (Blade Cloak Rank IV) 3780 Stamina Instant
(15s)

(Self)
Deadly Cloak (Morph)

  • Create a Ring of Floating Razors around you, dealing 604 Physical Damage to all nearby enemies every 3 seconds for 15 seconds. The Razors also Shield you from Shrapnel, reducing the damage you take from area of effect attacks by 20%.
  • Increases the damage.
Hidden Blade Active Dual Wield
Rank 38
2970 Stamina Instant 20m range
(Enemy)
Hidden Blade

  • Fire a Secret Dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing 1556 Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 50% for 6 seconds. Also grants Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
Skill Morph Shrouded Daggers (Hidden Blade Rank IV) 4005 Stamina Instant 8m range
(Enemy)
Shrouded Daggers (Morph)

  • Fire a Secret Dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing 1603 Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 50% for 6 seconds. The Dagger bounces up to 2 times to other nearby enemies, dealing 1917 Physical Damage on the first bounce and 2297 Physical Damage on the second bounce. Also grants Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
  • The dagger bounces up to 2 times, dealing increased damage with each bounce.
Skill Morph Flying Blade (Hidden Blade Rank IV) 2970 Stamina Instant 28m range
(Enemy)
Flying Blade (Morph)

  • Fire Secret Dagger from your sleeve at an enemy, dealing 1704 Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 50% for 6 seconds. Also grants Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
  • Increases the damage and range.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are Active all the time.

Skill Skill Type Rank Description Unlock
Slaughter
Slaughter
Passive Rank
I
While Dual Wielding:

  • Increases damage with Dual Wield abilities by 10% against enemies under 25% Health.
Dual Wield
Rank 5
Rank
II
While Dual Wielding:

  • Increases damage with Dual Wield abilities by 20% against enemies under 25% Health.
Dual Wield
Rank 34
Dual Wield Expert
Dual Wield Expert
Passive Rank
I
While Dual Wielding:

  • Increases Weapon Damage by 3% of Off-Hand Weapon’s Damage.
Dual Wield
Rank 10
Rank
II
While Dual Wielding:

  • Increases Weapon Damage by 6% of Off-Hand Weapon’s Damage.
Dual Wield
Rank 25
Controlled Fury
Controlled Fury
Passive Rank
I
While Dual Wielding:

  • Reduces the cost of Dual Wield abilities by 7%.
Dual Wield
Rank 17
Rank
II
While Dual Wielding:

  • Reduces the cost of Dual Wield abilities by 15%.
Dual Wield
Rank 28
Ruffian
Ruffian
Passive Rank
I
While using Dual Wield attacks:

  • Gives you a 8% damage bonus when attacking Stunned, Immobilized, Disoriented, or Silenced enemies.
Dual Wield
Rank 30
Rank
II
While using Dual Wield attacks:

  • Gives you a 15% damage bonus when attacking Stunned, Immobilized, Disoriented, or Silenced enemies.
Dual Wield
Rank 46
Twin Blade and Blunt
Twin Blade and Blunt
Passive Rank
I
While Dual Wielding:

  • Grants a bonus based on type of weapon equipped:
  • Each Axe gives your Melee Attacks a 4% chance to Bleed enemies for 2308 Physical Damage over 6 seconds. Each Mace causes your attacks to ignore 5% of an enemy’s Physical Resistance. Each Sword increases your damage done by 1.5%. Each Dagger increases your Weapon Critical rating. (by 2%)
Dual Wield
Rank 41
Rank
II
While Dual Wielding:

  • Grants a bonus based on type of weapon equipped:
  • Each Axe gives your Melee Attacks a 8% chance to Bleed enemies for 2308 Physical Damage over 6 seconds. Each Mace causes your attacks to ignore 10% of an enemy’s Physical Resistance. Each Sword increases your damage done by 2.5%. Each Dagger increases your Weapon Critical rating. (by 5%)
Dual Wield
Rank 50
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