Elden Ring: Best Dual Wield Weapons [Top 12]

The Dual Wield option in Elden Ring opens doors to countless new combinations to try out. Here's our Best Dual Wield Elden Ring Weapon Guide!

Best Dual Wield Elden Ring

We bring the Best Dual Wield Elden Ring weapons, for all the players hooked up non-stop with this game. Dual-wielding may get us back to the good old Dark Soul days, where we could enhance our move sets with unique combinations and heavy damage outputs.

Key Takeaways

  • Dual-wielding weapons in Elden Ring allow you to use two different weapons in the same attack. It results in more lethal attacking capability.
  • Giantcrusher is a deadly weapon when dual-wielded, giving a staggering damage of 700+. Its high requirement of strength for dual-wielding is a drawback.
  • Dual-wielding the Starscourge Greatsword triggers an explosion of gravity. Somber Smithing Stones make this weapon more efficient.
  • Prelate’s Inferno Crozier requires 45 strength to wield and is helpful in strong melee attacks.
  • Antspur Rapier gives improved thrust attacks after dual-wielding. The combination of Rot and Poison makes it a deadly combo against tough enemies.
  • Rivers of Blood requires 20 Arcane to get wielded and gives an increased damage output.
  • Scavenger’s Curved Sword gives a stronger power stance when dual-wielded with Seppuku and Occult.
  • Reduvia Daggers are deadly in close-combat fights and increase dealt damage over time if dual-wielded.

Comparison table for Best Dual Wield Weapons;

No.WeaponsWeightFP CostPhy DamagePhy DefenseMag DefenseFire DefenseLigt DefenseHoly DefenseCriticalBoost
1Giant Crusher26.59155885252525210058
2Starscourge Greatsword20.020 (-20)129654734343410052
3Prelate’s Inferno Crozier23.57 (7)156824949494910055
4Antspur Rapier3.01498473131313110021
5Godskin Peeler8.030121473131313110031
6Rivers of Blood6.51776362652262610031
7Scavenger’s Curved Sword3.56 (-12)105403030303010025
8Spiked Club5.016114453030303010030
9Uchigatana5.510 (-15)115453030303010030
10Eleonora’s Poleblade6.011 (-6)72332347232310028
11Reduvia Dagger2.56 (-6)79382222222211016
12Golden Halberd13.540134654141415610052

So the main question before we start with our guide is, “Should you really dual wield in Elden Ring? Well, dual-wielding weapons in the game boost your damage and affect the speed of the attacks. Meaning your attacks hit faster with more deadly combinations. For instance, you can dual-wield the Uchigatana with the Rivers of Blood and unleash a blood bath.

Why use one weapon when you can use two, am I right? It allows your character to equip two weapons simultaneously. You can achieve this by simply picking out the weapons you want to dual wield in your left and right hand. However, there may be a few downsides to the Power Stance, including being open to some attacks. On the contrary, it serves as the best trade-off regarding increased damage and speed.

While we’re still on the same page, might I add that there are countless weapons you can dual wield in Elden Ring? From Greatswords to Katanas and Clubs to Spears, each weapon, when dual-wielded, can serve numerous effects on your character.

Some of which include high bleed damage. The funny and most broken thing about this Power Stance is that you can one-shot your enemies with some weapons. The Giant Crusher is one such example!

Giant Crusher

Best Dual Wield Elden Ring
When you dual-wield the Giant Crusher, you can make it even more effectively damaging by triggering the Royal Knight’s Resolve. It will help you reach damage over 800 or more!

Number one on our list of Best Dual Wield Weapons Elden Ring is the Giant Crusher. You will want to equip the weapon with the Heavy affinity to change its scaling with Strength. The weapon alone is terrifying; imagine what two of these could do! Mash both the Crushers with Royal Knight’s Resolve and unleash hell on your enemies.

Use jump attacks to deliver heavy blows that could obliterate them in a single hit. The hammer is massive in size and serves a decent hit. You could deal more than 700+ damage at +25 with the special attack while dual-wielding.

You can find it in the Outer Wall Phantom Tree site of Grace. Although it carries insane damage benefits, the weapon has a high requirement of Strength to wield. So if you’re one of those players that dig Strength build weapons, the Giant Crusher is definitely your go-to weapon for dual-wielding!

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 155 88
Magical Damage 0 52
Fire Damage 0 52
Lightning Damage 0 52
Holy Damage 0 52
Critical Damage 100
Boost 58
Stat Box for Giant-Crusher
  Scaling Requires
Strength C 60

Starscourge Greatsword

Best Dual Wield Elden Ring
When equipped in both hands, the Starscourge Greatsword can do immense damage. One notable feature of the weapon includes being slammed on the ground with both blades causing an AOE damage!

 One of the Colossal swords in Elden Ring, this Greatsword is seen to be used by the Radahn boss. Although you can obtain it from Enia at the Roundtable Hold by trading the Remembrance of the Starscourge. You can get the item by defeating the boss. Now let’s talk about this Greatsword.

It is a curved weapon that scales primarily with Strength, Intelligence, and Dexterity. The Greatsword has a unique skill: Starcaller Cry, which pulls the enemies towards the user and deals incredible damage. Moreover, dual-wielding the weapons allows you to use both swords to trigger an explosion of gravity that causes huge AOE damage.

I recommend that you use the skill when there is a swarm of enemies hindering your movement. Having said that, the dual-wield effects on the Greatsword work differently than other weapons, which means that the boost in damage is not the same.

However, wielding them in your left and right hand can cause some heavy attacks that deal insane damage through a single hit. You can upgrade Starscourge Greatsword with Somber Smithing Stones to increase its efficiency. That way, you will be able to land huge blows and deal considerable damage to the enemies both in PvE and PvP.

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 129 65
Magical Damage 83 47
Fire Damage 0 34
Lightning Damage 0 34
Holy Damage 0 34
Critical Damage 100
Boost 52
Stat Box for Starscourge Greatsword
  Scaling Requires
Strength D 38
Dexterity D 12
Intelligence E 15

Prelate’s Inferno Crozier

Best Dual Wield Elden Ring
The weapon goes on par with the Giant Crusher with suitable Talismans and boosts. Its unique Prelate’s Charge skill can do devastating damage and can be charged with respective to your FP!

The Crozier can be dual-wielded with the Giant Crusher or with its same kind. It is also a colossal weapon that, however, does not go to the same length of damage output given off by the dual-wielded Giant Crushers.

When you equip it, you can configure it with the Heavy affinity so that it scales with Strength for increased damage. The Prelate’s Inferno Crozier comes with a fun and spammable attack that lets you charge in front of your enemies in an endless spree. Of course, it costs FP when you use it in PvP.

 Having said that, the Crozier is used for strong melee attacks and hence it requires 45 Strength to wield. You can obtain it from the Seethewater Terminus site of Grace.

Nonetheless, you want to equip the weapon in both hands to dual wield the Crozier. Once done you can smash your enemies away with the tremendous size and force of the weapon. Double is always fun! 

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 156 82
Magical Damage 0 49
Fire Damage 0 49
Lightning Damage 0 49
Holy Damage 0 49
Critical Damage 100
Boost 55
  Scaling Requires
Strength C 45
Dexterity E 48

Antspur Rapier

Best Dual Wield Elden Ring
You can use dual-wielded Antspur Rapier with scarlet rot and poison to easily defeat the hardest boss in Elden Ring!

 You can dual-wield the Antspur Rapier while equipping one with Rot and the other one with Poison. The scarlet rot effect on the Rapier can cause lingering damage to anyone caught up in its thrust attacks. The Antspur Rapier can have increased thrust attacks making it deadly when dual-wielded.

Adding the insane effects of Scarlet Rot and Poison, the enemies will die from their blood. Anyhow, the weapon scales primarily Dexterity and Strength with a lot of physical damage. It is almost the same as the one used by Godskin Noble as he is mostly a lancer.

You can even break the enemy’s guard through its piercing attacks and create a window of opportunity for another attack. Might I add that it works amazingly with Scarlet Rot and Bleed along with the Talismans?

Yes, you can add a little more fun by equipping these Rapiers with Bloodhound’s Step and Bloody Slash. The Antspur Rapier can successfully turn out to be the Best Dual Wield Elden Ring weapon. 

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 98 47
Magical Damage 0 31
Fire Damage 0 31
Lightning Damage 0 31
Holy Damage 0 31
Critical Damage 100
Boost 21
Stat Box for Antspur Rapier
  Scaling Requires
Strength D 10
Dexterity D 20

Godskin Peeler

Godskin Peeler
There is an efficient way to boost the damage of your weapons. Dual-wielding the Godskin Peeler with the Occult Ash of War can cause insane blood loss buildup on enemies!

 First off, the Godskin Peeler is an incredible blood loss buildup weapon that can be deadly. Secondly, you can dual-wield it to deal more damage. You can boost the blood loss buildup and the damage by equipping the weapon with Ash of War Seppuku of Occult.

By doing that, you will also be able to proc more blood loss and it works wonders in PvP and PvE fights. The range on the weapon is perfect for melee battles and the pointy ends look deadly!

The reason why I recommended the Occult Ash of war is because it will coat the blades with blood and increase your damage and blood loss on the enemies, allowing you to deal devastating damage.

Consequently, the blood loss alone does a lot of damage and if you dual-wield the weapon, it can be quite as strong as the Rivers of Blood Katana minus the range!

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 121 47
Magical Damage 0 31
Fire Damage 0 31
Lightning Damage 0 31
Holy Damage 0 31
Critical Damage 100
Boost 31
Stat Box for Godskin Peeler
  Scaling Requires
Strength E 17
Dexterity C 22

Rivers of Blood

Rivers of Blood
You can Dual-wield the Rivers of Blood katana with the Blood Uchigatana for an efficient Blood Build! Try using it and notice the overall change in damage per hits.

It is one of the best weapons to dual wield Elden Ring, mainly because of its incredible move set and increased damage with each hit. The attacks range mostly from slash and pierce attacks and scaling goes well with Arcane.

Moreover, the bleed effect on the Rivers of Blood Katana is amazing! More so, you can get a tremendous boost in your damage output when you equip with either the Uchigatana or itself in both hands. The requirements on the weapon are actually pretty low and you need to 20 Arcane to wield it.

On the contrary, the move sets can be quite annoying when you’re the one facing against an invader with this weapon. If in any case the Rivers of Blood is nerfed, it might turn out like Frayed Blade from Dark Souls 3. You can obtain the Rivers of Blood Katana when you kill Bloody Finger Okina.

The insane blood loss Buildup can be further increased when you dual-wield the katana. One of the weapon skills is Corpse Piler, which deals both fire and physical damage to the enemies. Dual-wielding the weapon in both PvE and PvP is broken and insane! Pour your hearts out with two of these weapons and slash your enemies into the next dimension.

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 76 36
Magical Damage 0 26
Fire Damage 76 52
Lightning Damage 0 26
Holy Damage 0 26
Critical Damage 100
Boost 31
Stat Box for Rivers of Blood
  Scaling Requires
Strength E 12
Dexterity D 18
Arcane D 20

Scavenger’s Curved Sword

Scavenger's Curved Sword
When you wield the sword in both your hands, you will be overpowered as the damage it does along with the variety of moves will be tremendous!

Similar to the Reduvia Dagger, this Curved Sword also lacks the range and can only be effective in close-range fights. The unique sword scales primarily with Dexterity and Strength and works wonders for those melee fighters. Unlike the dual katana’s, this bad boy outranks them when it comes to the highest bleed proc.

If you want to dual-wield the Scavenger’s Curved Sword effectively, I suggest you equip each of them with Seppuku and Occult. The reason why it is considered badass is that the damage it does in a single jump attack is insane. It hits the enemy four times when paired with successive jump attacks.

The power stance on these weapons is stronger and unique as compared to the other dual-wielded weapons. The move set becomes even stronger and more viable, you could destroy bosses like Margot with two successive jump attacks and one slash attack!

However, the downside of dual-wielding the sword is, that you only get one of these per playthrough and you will need someone else to drop you their Scavenger’s Curved Sword. Good luck finding a good lad to get you these bad boys!

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 105 40
Magical Damage 0 30
Fire Damage 0 30
Lightning Damage 0 30
Holy Damage 0 30
Critical Damage 100
Boost 25
Stat Box for Scavenger’s Curved Sword
  Scaling Requires
Strength D 9
Dexterity D 14

Spiked Club

Best Dual Wield Elden Ring
Dual-wielding these “Ancient” weapons in PvP fights can be both fun and thrilling! The damage can be increased with successive jump attacks and can be spammed multipletimes.

The Spiked Clubs date back to 16 B.C, just kidding! These spiky fella’s deal quite the damage when dual-wielded. They scale primarily with Strength and Dexterity and the heavy attacks can be devastating.

On another note, you can upgrade the Spiked Club with Smithing Stones and max it out for the ultimate weapon. The requirements to wield the weapon are considerably low, as you only need a Strength of 12 to wield it. Apart from that, the weapon also has the ability to deal with blood loss Buildup, which is quite helpful for extra damage!

The Barbaric Roar on the weapon allows you to deal extra damage and shift all your heavy attacks into combinations along with an increased speed rate. Dual wield the weapon in your left and right hand and boost yourself up with different talismans and spells before engaging the enemies in battle.

After that, spam the jump attacks and bonk your enemies on the head for massive damage! Obtain the weapon from a demi-human at the Coastal Caves. Once you equip the Spiked Club, use the affinity Keen, which will shift the Scaling to B for Strength and increase the damage of the weapon. 

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 114 45
Magical Damage 0 30
Fire Damage 0 30
Lightning Damage 0 30
Holy Damage 0 30
Critical Damage 100
Boost 30
Stat Box for Spiked Club
  Scaling Requires
Strength D 12
Dexterity D 7


Best Dual Wield Elden Ring
The weapon can be dual-wielded with the Rivers of Blood katana and can be equipped with bleed effects. There are some weapons that you can obtain through NG or friends and not from playing the game throughout your journey. You can only get it once.

The Uchigatana is perfect for all the Samurai fans out there. Dual-wielding the weapon in the Samurai class makes you look badass! Anyways the Uchigatana, as the name suggests, is a Katana in Elden Ring which scales primarily with Dexterity and Strength. When we talk about the range of the weapon, it serves its purpose in mid-range fights.

Here’s a little fun fact for you guys, the Uchigatana is your starting weapon when choosing the Samurai class and you can level it up along your journey in Elden Ring. On another note, you need to find another Uchigatana to dual-wield them. 

You can get another drop of these katanas from an NG or a friend who would be kind enough to drop it for you! Having the ability to infuse it with ashes of war enables the Uchigatana to a room full of unique builds.

For instance, you could go for a quality build that scales your sword with Strength and Dexterity. If you want to use it for a bleed build, I highly suggest you equip Seppuku because it inversely increases the bleed effect.

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 115 45
Magical Damage 0 30
Fire Damage 0 30
Lightning Damage 0 30
Holy Damage 0 30
Critical Damage 100
Boost 30
Stat Box for Uchigatana
  Scaling Requires
Strength D 11
Dexterity D 15

Eleonora’s Poleblade

Best Dual Wield Elden Ring
The Poleblade works best if dual-wielded with the Twin Blade! Suitable Talismans and boosters can help you achieve high damage.

 The Poleblade scales with Arcane and is also one of the Best Dual Wield Elden Ring weapons. There is a lot of range on this weapon which allows the user to swing it around in circles.

Despite having two blades on both ends, you can dual-wield Eleonora’s Poleblade with a Talisman that successfully increases the attacks by 30% and also jump attacks by a significant number.

The weapon has a unique skill set called the Blood Blade Dance, which allows the user to enter into a series of attacks and a fully automated dodge animation at the end.

The weapon can be found once completing Yura’s Questline. The fact that it scales well with Arcane makes it perfect for an Arcane Build. By dual-wielding this bad boy, you can get four successive hits while airborne, which alone can destroy enemies within seconds.

With the suitable Talismans and items, you could get around 10-20k damage with all the swings you pull up with the two-headed blades. On another note, if you prefer dual-wielding it with another weapon, the Godskin Peeler perfectly fits the list!

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 72 33
Magical Damage 0 23
Fire Damage 72 47
Lightning Damage 0 23
Holy Damage 0 23
Critical Damage 100
Boost 28
Stat Box for Eleonora’s Poleblade
  Scaling Requires
Strength E 12
Dexterity D 21
Arcane D 19

Reduvia Dagger

Reduvia Dagger
The Daggers can do so well when dual-wielded, that they can do immense blood loss buildup on your enemies. You can use them for your poison or arcane build!

Here’s another weapon you can dual wield in Elden Ring! The Reduvia Daggers almost resemble the Chains of Chaos in the series of God of War. With an immense bleed effect, dual-wielding the daggers can result in massive chunks of damage over time.

However, the notable range on the weapon can cause slight problems when using it in PvP fights, counting that as the only downside of this weapon. You will need 13 Dexterity and 13 Arcane to equip the Reduvia Dagger.

Due to the low range of the daggers, you need to expose yourself to the enemy by engaging them in close-range fights. However, with the suitable Talismans and items, you could double the damage and consider it a good trade-off.

The Reduvia Dagger can also be obtained from Yura’s Questline. The Reduvia Daggers are your go-to weapons in our Elden Ring Best Dual Wield Weapons list.

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 79 38
Magical Damage 0 22
Fire Damage 0 22
Lightning Damage 0 22
Holy Damage 0 22
Critical Damage 110
Boost 16
Stat Box for Reduvia Dagger
  Scaling Requires
Strength E 5
Dexterity D 13
Arcane D 13

Golden Halberd

Best Dual Wield Elden Ring
The weapon pairs well with other Halberds and can also be Dual-wielded on both hands.

 With the Halberd dual-wielded, you can successfully use five-hit combos that end with a bang! To effectively deal more damage when dual-wielded any weapon in Elden Ring, you need to be able to use more jump attacks and swing attacks. With that said, the Golden Halberd can be used for the best dual wield build Elden Ring.

 The problem with heavy weapons similar to the Golden Halberd and Giant Crusher is that they take away speed and provide you with the ability to do tremendous damage.

The trade between speed and damage can be overwhelming and satisfying sometimes however, it can cause you to lose the majority of the fights against speed users.

On the contrary, dual-wielding is an amazing feature that allows you to do more damage than single-handing weapons. You can use Golden Vow on the main hand of the Halberd which will boost the overall damage output as well as your defenses. If you want to use a different weapon with the Golden Halberd then I suggest you use the Commander’s Standard or the Dragon Halberd.

It does not matter what build you go for or what weapon you dual-wield. In the end, what matters is how you piece all of the Elden Ring materials together to form the best builds and weapon combinations.

Despite having said that, let me give you one more piece of advice if you’re looking for the Best Dual wield Build Elden Ring, you should check out the Giant Crusher Build that I have discussed in my previous guide. I hope you have fun with these combinations of dual-wielding weapons, and once again your feedback would be highly appreciated!

  Attack Guard
Physical Damage 134 65
Magical Damage 0 41
Fire Damage 0 41
Lightning Damage 0 41
Holy Damage 87 56
Critical Damage 100
Boost 52
Stat Box for Golden Halberd
  Scaling Requires
Strength D 30
Dexterity E 14
Faith D 12
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