A guide on how to use Dual Blades in Monster Hunter Rise (Switch). Includes changes in Dual Blades moves (Silkbind attacks), gameplay trailer & recommended combos in MH Rise!
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Dual Blades Controls
|+||▼Blade Dance (Demon Mode)|
The basic slashing move. A quick move to initiate your attack.
Moves forward and slash enemy in front of you. Use it to get closer to the enemy while attacking.
Blade Dance (Demon Mode)
A special move which can be triggered during Demon Mode. You won't be able to move during Blade Dance so make sure you trigger this move when the enemy has opening.
Demon Mode alters attacks, movement, and evasion. You'll also be immune to knockback as well. You can charge Demon Gauge by landing attacks on enemy. Your stamina gradually decrease while Demon Mode is active. Filling Demon Gauge completely will trigger Archdemon Mode.
|While In Demon Mode||Followup Action|
|+ → + → +||Blade Dance|
The Blade Dance attack changes during Demon Mode. You can attack up to 3 times and you can follow up with different moves during 1st and 2nd attack.
Recommended Combos Of Dual Blades
|→ → → → Repeat|
The basic combo of Dual Blade is to perform Double Slash 3 times and follow up with Lunging Strike. You can loop this combo but note that your character moves forward after attacking.
Combo To Charge Demon Gauge
An effective combo to charge Demon Gauge fast. Get close to the enemy with Lunging Strike and follow up with Double Slash to fill the gauge.
New Silkbind Attacks Of Dual Blades
Throws a kunai to the enemy that detonates after a certain period of time. You can increase the damage of the kunai's explosion by landing more attacks while the kunai is stuck on the enemy.
Hurls you forward in a designated direction. Getting hit while in motion triggers a counter attack. Since the reach of dual blades tends to be short, this move can compensate that weakness by leaping toward the enemy quickly.
Tips On How To Use Dual Blades
Characteristics Of The Dual Blades
|2||Increases Attack With Demon Mode|
|3||Quick Movement Speed|
|4||Requires Stamina Management|
|5||Requires Frequent sharpening|
|6||Can't Guard Enemy's Attacks|
The Dual Blades are one of the fastest weapons in Monster Hunter Rise. Weapons that deals elemental damage or status effect go well with this strength.
Increases Attack With Demon Mode
The motion and effectiveness of your attacks improve significantly during Demon Mode. Keep your eye on the stamina bar when using this.
Quick Movement Speed
Demon Mode increases the movement speed while the weapon is unsheathed, allowing you to move around freely while in combat.
Requires Stamina Management
While in Demon Mode, your stamina gradually decreases. You can't dodge or maintain Demon Mode when your stamina runs out so make sure you manage it well.
Requires Frequent sharpening
Due to its fast-hitting attacks, the sharpness of your weapon decreases rapidly. In previous Monster Hunter World, skills like Razor Sharp was a must to maintain the sharpness.
Can't Guard Enemy's Attacks
Since you are holding 2 blades on both hands, you can't guard enemy's attacks. You'll need to predict incoming attacks and dodge them to stay alive. In previous MHW, skill of Evade Window was used to increase the evading window to compensate this weakness.