Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate weapons: Dual Blades

An offensive weapon developed for speed and mobility.

February 11, 2013 / 03:13 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Capcom Unity has detailed Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate‘s latest weapon—the Dual Blades—made for swift attacks and high mobility. It’s detailed below.

Dual Blades

If a weapon with swift strikes, high mobility and focus on offense sounds good to you, then you’re gonna like the Dual Blades.

As a class derived from the Sword and Shield, the Dual Blades have a rather short reach; and since you give up the shield in exchange for another sword, you can’t block incoming attacks. However, on all other fronts, the Dual Blades prove to be a very impressive weapon – especially when they are put in the right hands.

Aside from its main set of attack strings and fast combos, one of the Dual Blades’ most unique and useful features is the Demon Mode. When activated, this devastating mode drastically increases the power and effectiveness of your attacks; it also fills up the Demon gauge whenever you hit a monster. When the Demon gauge is completely full, it activates the Archdemon Mode, which enhances your attacks even more! This also stays active even after you deactivate the Demon Mode, but not for too long.

The only thing to keep in mind here is that Dual Blades rely heavily on stamina. Once you activate Demon Mode, you will start consuming stamina pretty fast – and using the Demon Dodge will drain your stamina even faster. So, make sure you either have a good supply of meat, mega dash juices or even an armor set that helps counter stamina loss.

View screenshots of the Dual Blades at the gallery.

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  • http://twitter.com/Joe_Kata_T Joe T

    DBs are pretty good to use for farming, high element, mega juice, 4 people spamming demon mode dance, monster is as good as dead.

  • shogunknight

    Its very good if you have mega juice, and it makes you very agile but, in my case
    My Melee weapons: Katana, Sword & Shield, Switchaxe
    My Range weapon: Bowgun
    The last one i played was portable 3rd, facing the black tigrex was awesome

  • XypherCode

    My type of weapons. :) I always preferred dual weaps with speedy attacks xD

    • Budgiecat

      DW Wang Yi user?

  • MrRobbyM

    Anything to speed up MH combat. I’m definitely gonna try dual blades out.