MHW: ICEBORNE
MHW: Iceborne - Walkthrough & Guide
Dual Blades - Best Loadout Build & Skill Guide
Dual Blades - Best Loadout Build & Skill Guide - MHW: ICEBORNE

MHW: ICEBORNE
Dual Blades - Best Loadout Build & Skill Guide

Last Updated:
Related Featured Articles

Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Dual Blades guide on the best loadout & armor build for this weapon. Includes recommended equipment, decorations, & skills!

Iceborne: Recommended Builds

Top Recommended Builds

Recommended Elemental Builds

Recommended Skills

Related Article On Dual Blades

how to use Dual Blades iconHow To UseBest Dual Blades build iconBest Builds
Best Dual Blades skill iconBest Skills Endgame Switch Axe Tier ListEndgame Tier List
Check Out All Weapon Types Here!

Recommended Iceborne Starter Dual Blades Builds

Chrome Cross Build
Click to Enlarge
WeaponDecorations
Chrome Cross 1Grinder Jewel 1
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Jagras Helm α +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Bone Mail α +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Barroth Vambraces β + Critical Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Beo Coil α +Critical Jewel 2
Beo Greaves β +Earplug Jewel 3
Handicraft Charm 3-
Skills
Earplugs Lvl 5Attack Boost Lvl 4
Health Boost Lvl 3Speed Sharpening Lvl 2
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Handicraft Lvl 3
Speed Eating Lvl 2Critical Boost Lvl 2
Marathon Runner Lvl 1-

Points of Recommendations

  • Easily accessible when starting Iceborne
  • Has good firepower
  • Switch out Critical Boost for Evade Window for survivability

Early Damage & Survival Build

Early Master Rank Damage Build
Click to Enlarge
WeaponDecorations
Chrome Cross 1Attack Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Jagras Helm β +Handicraft Jewel 3
Expert Jewel 1
Bone Mail α +Evasion Jewel 2
Barioth Vambraces α + Evasion Jewel 2
Beo Coil β +Handicraft Jewel 3
Expert Jewel 1
Viper Kadachi Greaves α +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Exploiter Charm 2-
Skills
Attack Boost Lvl 5Health Boost Lvl 3
Evade Window Lvl 3Constitution Lvl 3
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Critical Eye Lvl 2
Recovery Up Lvl 2Handicraft Lvl 2
Speed Eating Lvl 1Earplugs Lvl 1

Points of Recommendations

  • Can be crafted early in Iceborne
  • Has good attack power & affinity rate
  • Survivability is good with Health Boost
  • Constitution conserves stamina for Demon Mode
  • Weakness Exploit deco can be exchanged for Protective Polish
Check Out All Iceborne Starter Build Guide Here!

Iceborne Middle Phase Recommended Dual Blades Builds

WeaponDecoration
Wyvern LoversVitality Jewel 1
ArmorsDecorations
Rath Heart Helm β +Expert Jewel 4
Expert Jewel 1
Rathalos Mail α +Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Brachydios Braces β +Jumping Jewel 2
Odogaron Coil β +Challenger Jewel 2
Challenger Jewel 2
Death Garon Greaves β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Agitator Lvl 4
Evade Extender Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 3Health Boost Lvl 3
Tool Specialist Lvl 2Fire Attack Lvl 1
Blast Resistance Lvl 1

100% Affinity When Attacking Wounded Part

Weapon's Affinity 10% + Critical Eye Lvl 7 Affinity 40% = 50% affinity all the time. On top of that, Weakness Exploit raises 50% when attacking wounded part of monster which sums up to 100% affinity.

More Room To Grow With 4Slot Decoration

This build does not use Lvl 4 Jewel other than Expert Jewel 4. You could raise the level of Critical Boost or Evade Extender if you have the right jewel.

Iceborne Late Phase (MR70~) Recommended Dual Blades Builds

WeaponDecoration
Any Dual Blades With
Element Power
Vitality Jewel 1
ArmorsDecorations
Rimeguard Helm β +Expert Jewel 4
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Rimeguard Mail β +Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Kaiser Vambraces β +Vitality Jewel 1
Critical Jewel 2
Rimeguard Coil β +Jumping Jewel 2
Garuga Greaves β +Expert Jewel 1
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Any Elemental Charm V-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Weakness Exploit Lvl 4
Evade Extender Lvl 3Divine Blessing Lv 2
Health Boost Lvl 2Quick Sheath Lvl 2
Critical Boost Lvl 1Heat Guard Lvl 1
Critical Element
(Set Bonus)"}]
Any Element Boost Lvl 5

Applicable To All Elements

By switching the charm's element, you may have any type of Elemental Boost depending on your weapon. You can boost your elemental attack with Critical Element as well.

More Power With Level 4 Jewel

By utilizing the level 4 slot, you can raise the level of Health Boost or Fire Attack. If you have Expert Jewel 2, you can open one level 1 slot and activate Attack Boost or Handicraft.

Elementless Damage Build For Dual Blades

Elementless Damage Build For Dual Blades
WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
ZireaelHealth Increase
Elementless Jewel 2
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αCritical Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αElementless Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αElementless Jewel 2
Elementless Jewel 2
Drachen Coil αTenderizer Jewel 2
Nergigante Greaves γTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 1
Attack Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Attack Boost Lvl 7
Critical Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Peak Performance Lvl 3Non-elemental Boost
Power Prolonger Lvl 1Airborne
Elemental AirborneMaster's Touch

Build Focusing On Elementless Damage

This build emphasizes the weapon's Elementless skill and supplementing it with critical boosts & less sharpness loss with Master's Touch. In order to keep your Demon gauge up, Health Boost is needed as a weapon augment.

Lunastra Weapon Build For Dual Blades

WeaponDecorations
Empress Daggers "Styx"Earplug Jewel 3
Evasion Jewel 2
ArmorDecorations
Guild Cross Circlet βMedicine Jewel 1
Medicine Jewel 1
Medicine Jewel 1
Nergigante Mail βRefresh Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Zorah Claws γEvasion Jewel 2
Protection Jewel 1
Empress Coil γEvasion Jewel 2
Empress Greaves γPhysique Jewel 2
Physique Jewel 2
Fitness Charm III-
Skills
Earplugs Lvl 5Constitution Lvl 5
Evade Window Lvl 4Health Boost Lvl 3
Recovery Up Lvl 3Divine Blessing Lvl 3
Stamina Surge Lvl 3Agitator Lvl 1
Stamina Cap Up-

Focuses On Health & Survivability

This Dual Blades build focuses more on the Hunter's survivability with skills such as Health Boost, Evade Window, and Earplugs. Divine Blessing & Recovery Up not only help lessen damage but also increase health recovery.

Evasion-Focused Build For Dual Blades

Evasion-Focused Build For Dual Blades
WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
ZireaelSlot Increase
Handicraft Jewel 3
Attack Jewel
ArmorDecorations
Empress Crown βHandicraft Jewel 3
Elementless Jewel 2
Drachen Mail αCritical Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Coil αTenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Greaves αJumping Jewel 2
Evasion Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Evade Extender Lvl 3Evade Window Lvl 3
Critical Eye Lvl 6Attack Boost Lvl 4
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Critical Boost Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 2Power Prolonger Lvl 1
Non-elemental Boost-

Enhances Evasion Invincibility & Skills

This build for the Dual Blades focuses on enhancing evasion skills. It prolongs invincibility & extends evades to keep you safe from harm. This is also great for creating more chances to attack the monster.

Kjarr Daggers "Rage" Attack Build

WeaponAugmentation
Kjarr Daggers "Rage"Affinity Increase
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αTenderizer Jewel 2
Blaze Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αCritical Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Coil αExpert Jewel 1
Nergigante Greaves γBlaze Jewel 1
Mind's Eye Jewel 2
Attack Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Attack Boost Lvl 7Critical Eye Lvl 7
Critical Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Fire Attack Lvl 3Power Prolonger Lvl 1
Handicraft Lvl 2Power Prolonger Lvl 1
AirborneCritical Element
Mind's Eye/Ballistics-

Maximizes Fire Attack Damage

Using the Kjarr Daggers "Rage"'s high fire attack damage stat, this build focuses on amping up your elemental attack even more. With Critical Element, you'll deal more fire damage when you land critical hits.

Weapon Build Doesn't Need Handicraft

Since the weapon already has white sharpness, you don't need to equip the Handicraft skills. With the Master's Touch skill, you'll also lessen sharpness loss when you land more critical hits.

Kjarr Daggers "Water" Attack Build

WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Kjarr Daggers "Water"Affinity Increase
Attack Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αTenderizer Jewel 2
Stream Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αExpert Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αStream Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Handicraft Lvl 5Water Attack Lvl 2
Critical Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Eye Lvl 7Attack Boost Lvl 4
AirborneCritical Element

Maximizes Water Attack Damage

Using the Kjarr Daggers "Water"'s high water attack damage stat, this build focuses on amping up your elemental attack even more. With Critical Element, you'll deal more water damage when you land critical hits.

Can Swap Augment To Attack Increase

If you feel like your attack power is lacking in this build, you can swap out the Affinity Increase augment with an Attack Increase. This will amp up your sword's raw power, allowing you do do more damage.

Kjarr Daggers "Ice" Attack Build

WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Kjarr Daggers "Ice"Attack Increase
Attack Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αTenderizer Jewel 2
Frost Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αExpert Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αFrost Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Handicraft Lvl 5Ice Attack Lvl 2
Critical Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Eye Lvl 7Attack Boost Lvl 4
AirborneCritical Element

Maximizes Ice Attack Damage

Using the Kjarr Daggers "Water"'s high ice attack damage stat, this build focuses on amping up your elemental attack even more. With Critical Element, you'll deal more ice damage when you land critical hits.

Kjarr Daggers "Spark" Attack Build

Kjarr Daggers Spark Attack Build
WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Kjarr Daggers "Spark"Attack Increase
Attack Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αTenderizer Jewel 2
Bolt Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αExpert Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αBolt Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Handicraft Lvl 5Thunder Attack Lvl 2
Critical Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Eye Lvl 7Attack Boost Lvl 4
AirborneCritical Element

Maximizes Lightning Attack Damage

Using the Kjarr Daggers "Water"'s high thunder attack damage stat, this build focuses on amping up your elemental attack even more. With Critical Element, you'll deal more lightning damage when you land critical hits.

Kjarr Daggers "Dragon" Attack Build

Kjarr Daggers Dragon Attack Build
WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Kjarr Daggers "Dragon"Attack Increase
Attack Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αTenderizer Jewel 2
Dragon Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αExpert Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αDragon Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Handicraft Lvl 5Dragon Attack Lvl 2
Critical Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Eye Lvl 7Attack Boost Lvl 4
AirborneCritical Element

Maximizes Dragon Attack Damage

Using the Kjarr Daggers "Dragon"'s high dragon attack damage stat, this build focuses on amping up your elemental attack even more. With Critical Element, you'll deal more dragon-based damage when you land critical hits.

Best Skills For Dual Blades

Recommended Skills For Attacking

Skill Recommendation / Overview
(Element) Attack
★★★

Increases attack damage with specific element
Critical Element
★★★

Increases elemental damage when dealing critical hits
Weakness Exploit
★★★

Hitting monster weak spots can do critical hits & increased damage
Critical Eye
★★★

Increases you affinity rate
Attack Boost
★★★

Increases attack power plus affinity rate at higher levels
Critical Boost
★★★

Strengthens damage of critical hits
Peak Performance
★★・

Attack increases when HP is full
Latent Power
★★・

Increases affinity & reduces stamina consumption when certain conditions are met
Agitator
★★・

When monsters are enraged, attack & affinity rate are increased

Recommended Supporting Skills

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Master's Touch
★★★

Prevents sharpness loss when dealing critical hits
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot
★★★

Halves sharpness loss of melee weapons
Handicraft
★★★

Elongates weapon's sharpness gauge but not beyond its maximum
Protective Polish
★★★

Negates sharpness loss a few moments after sharpening a weapon
Constitution
★★・

Reduces stamina depletion when using stamina-consuming moves
Evade Window
★★・

Elongates invincibility when dodging
Marathon Runner
★★・

Reduces stamina depletion when dashing, etc.
Speed Sharpening
★・・

Lessens time to sharpen weapon

©CAPCOM CO., LTD. 2018, 2019 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Its licensors have not otherwise endorsed and are not responsible for the operation of or content on this site.
▶MONSTER HUNTER WORLD: ICEBORNE Official Website

Have some feedbacks? Click here

Your feedbacks will be checked by our staffs and will be attended to accordingly. Please be advised that we may not reply to every individual feedbacks.


Reader Comments
Max. 300 Characters

By clicking Submit you are agreeing to the Terms of Use.
*Offensive, insulting or inappropriate use of forum may lead to ban/restriction.
To avoid griefing, you will not be able to post or report for the first %d hours upon visiting this forum for the first time.

Close

Looks like nobody posted here yet...

Article Menu
Iceborne Latest News
Master Rank Quests
Optional Quests
vs. Iceborne Monster Guide
Weapon Tips & Builds
Recommended Build & Loadout
Play Tips Per Weapon
Beginner Guide
Advanced Tips & Farming
Useful Information
Monster Data & Information
vs. Arch-Tempered Guide
Maps & Locations