Elden Ring: Fighting with Two Weapons

This page of the Elden Ring guide provides a walkthrough on Dual-Wielding, a mechanic that allows you to fight with two weapons simultaneously.

Here, you will find tips on how to use this technique, the weapon requirements you need to meet, and the advantages and disadvantages of this fighting style.

  • Dual-Wielding Requirements
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages

Dual-Wielding Requirements

In order to use Dual-Wielding, you must first meet the weapon requirements. Both the right-hand and left-hand weapons must be of the same class, such as two Katanas. You cannot use Dual-Wielding with different types of weapons.


  1. Unique attacks become available, allowing you to deal high damage in a short amount of time.
  2. Your attack power is increased.
  3. You can knock down your opponents more easily and quickly.


  1. You cannot use a shield while Dual-Wielding.
  2. You will have to switch between weapons frequently if you also want to use incantations or spells.
  3. Some types of weapons may gain power or speed, but lose range.


What is dual-wielding in Elden Ring?

In Elden Ring, dual-wielding refers to the ability to equip two weapons simultaneously in both hands. This allows players to perform unique attacks and combos, as well as switch between weapons on the fly. Dual-wielding can be a powerful tool in combat, but it also requires a certain level of skill and timing to be effective. Players can experiment with different weapon combinations and find their own playstyle that suits them best. Overall, dual-wielding adds an extra layer of depth and complexity to the already challenging gameplay of Elden Ring.

Can any weapon be dual-wielded in Elden Ring?

Not all weapons in Elden Ring can be dual-wielded. However, many of the game\’s weapons are designed to be paired with another weapon of the same type or a complementary type. For example, players can dual-wield two swords for increased damage output or use a sword and shield for a more defensive approach. Some weapons may also have unique dual-wielding animations and abilities that make them stand out from other weapons. It\’s important to note that dual-wielding may not be the best option for all players, and some may prefer to stick with a single weapon or weapon and shield combination. Ultimately, it\’s up to the player to experiment with different weapons and find what works best for their playstyle in Elden Ring.

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