Dual Blades are a melee weapon type that deals cut damage. They are favoured by players who prefer rapid and agile attacks over the slow and heavy larger weapons. The Dual Blades also have two extra modes that offer the player more attack speed and damage. They’re also a good choice for the player who likes to apply status effects with their weapons because of their attack speed.
Demon Mode is activated by pressing and it can also be cancelled using the same button. Whilst in Demon Mode, your moves are altered and you’ll have the opportunity to pull off different combos. You are also immune to knockbacks. However, whilst in Demon Mode, your stamina is steadily consumed so you’ll need to cancel Demon Mode to conserve and replenish your stamina bar.
With each successful attack in Demon Mode, you’ll fill up the Demon Gauge. Archdemon mode is activated once the demon gauge is completely filled and turns from white to red. As you use enhanced archdemon abilities your demon gauge will empty.
Basic Dual Blades Controls
Below you’ll find the basic controls for the Dual Blades. Once you’ve gotten to grasp with basic controls, you’ll be able to use them in different orders to pull off various combos.
|Double Slash / Demon Fangs (Demon Mode)|
|Lunging Strike / Demon Flurry Rush (Demon Mode)|
|Activate/Cancel Demon Mode|
|Blade Dance (Demon Mode)||+|
Dual Blades Combos
Using the controls above, you’ll be able to perform attack combos that can deal extra combo damage.
|Basic Combo||Double Slash → Double Slash Return Stroke → Circle Slash||→ →|
|Demon Mode Combo||Demon Fangs → Twofold Demon Slash → Sixfold Demon Slash → Blade Dance||→ → +|
|Archdemon Mode Combo||Demon Flurry I → Demon Flurry II → Demon Flurry III||+ → + → +|
Silkbind attacks use up a wirebug and then have a longer cooldown than wirebug moves, meaning you’ll want to make sure to time your silkbind attacks well so that you don’t waste the wirebug.
|Piercing Bind||+||This attack pierces the monster and denotates. Whilst the silkbind is active, attack the monster to increase the damage of the detonation.|
|Shrouded Vault||+||Pulls you forward in the desired direction. If you hit the monster whilst in motion, you’ll trigger a spinning attack.|