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Monster Hunter Rise

How to Use the Dual Blades

By
Seren Morgan-Roberts

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.

When in Demon Mode, your hunter will glow red!

Demon Mode

Demon Mode is activated by pressing Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot 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.

Archdemon Mode

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.

(1 of 2) When you land successful attacks in Demon Mode, your demon gauge will fill

When you land successful attacks in Demon Mode, your demon gauge will fill (left), when completely full, it’ll turn red and you’ll trigger Archdemon mode. (right)

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.

Move Controls
Double Slash / Demon Fangs (Demon Mode) Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Lunging Strike / Demon Flurry Rush (Demon Mode) Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Activate/Cancel Demon Mode Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Blade Dance (Demon Mode) Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot

Dual Blades Combos

Using the controls above, you’ll be able to perform attack combos that can deal extra combo damage.

Combo Attack Controls
Basic Combo Double Slash → Double Slash Return Stroke → Circle Slash Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Demon Mode Combo Demon Fangs → Twofold Demon Slash → Sixfold Demon Slash → Blade Dance Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Archdemon Mode Combo Demon Flurry I → Demon Flurry II → Demon Flurry III Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot

(1 of 2) Pressing X three times is the basic attack combo

Pressing X three times is the basic attack combo (left), when you’re in archdemon mode you’ll be able to perform a Demon Flurry combo. (right)

Silkbind Controls

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.

Attack Controls Description
Piercing Bind Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot This attack pierces the monster and denotates. Whilst the silkbind is active, attack the monster to increase the damage of the detonation.
Shrouded Vault Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot Pulls you forward in the desired direction. If you hit the monster whilst in motion, you’ll trigger a spinning attack.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Capcom
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 March 2021
  • Last Updated
    26 May 2021
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This guide for Monster Hunter Rise includes:

  • A detailed How to play Section
  • Complete Companion coverage - everything you need to know about Palicos and Palamutes.
  • Full coverage on Kamura Village, Requests, Village, Rampage and Hub Quests.
  • In depth info on every Monster.
  • A detailed Weapons and Armor section.
  • Information on every Armor Skill.
  • Full breakdown on every location.
  • A detailed Items Database (Coming Soon)

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