Monster Hunter World Guide - The Best Dual Blades Build For Beginners

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Check out this great starting build for Dual Blades users on the PC version of Monster Hunter World.
Check out this great starting build for Dual Blades users on the PC version of Monster Hunter World. Capcom

We’re back with another Monster Hunter World beginner build guide, where we take your weapons of choice and turn them into absolute monster-killing machines at the beginning of endgame, where the best equipment and weapons lie. For this iteration, we’ll be giving you some builder tips on the fastest weapons in the New World – the Dual Blades, or those weapons you see being wielded with fast draws and absolutely deranged moves. The Dual Blades are great for soloing, but they do require a bit more finesse due to their shorter range and reliance on proper positioning and timing.

However, with a bit of practice, you’ll find that the Dual Blades can be a great option for killing monsters while styling on them in various ways. Building towards a proper endgame set is relatively easy, too, so long as you remember that the Dual Blades are heavily reliant on the proper usage of elemental damage – this means that against all monsters, take whatever element they’re weakest against. Thankfully, this starter guide leaves the door open for any element to shine – so long as you’ve got the proper weapon for it.

Best Beginner Dual Blades Build

  • Weapon – Fire and Ice (Recommended) or any of the following: Jyura Hatchets III (Water), Wrathful Predation (Dragon), Lava Cyclone III (Fire), Thunder Kadachi Claws III (Thunder), or Bazelhawk Rookslayer (Blast)
  • Helm – Rath Soul Helm beta
  • Mail – Rathalos Mail beta
  • Vambraces – Kaiser Vambraces beta
  • Coil – Odogaron Coil beta
  • Boots – Death Stench Heel beta
  • Charm – Handicraft Charm III

Since the Dual Blades benefit so much from elemental damage, it’s a no brainer to get two Rathalos pieces to proc Critical Element. You can also expect to output so many slashes from this weapon, and with those attacks you’ll see your sharpness drop rather rapidly; to combat this, it’s essential to have Handicraft +5. Weakness Exploit is amazing for the Dual Blades and just about all melee weapons, and if you want to fill in the other slots you can go about getting defensive jewels OR getting more Critical Jewels. Fire and Ice is the easiest weapon to acquire and gives you Ice and Blast from the get go, but feel free to build into any elemental weapon of your choosing.

If you want, you can also out these other guides from us detailing fantastic starter builds for the Bow, Charge Blade, Long Sword, Switch Axe, Lance, Sword and Shield and Gunlance.

Monster Hunter World is now available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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