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Dual Strike

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Dual StrikeAttack, Melee
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (85% to 104%)
Attacks with both weapons, dealing the damage of both in one strike. Dual wield only. Does not work with wands.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (85-104)% of Base DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Dual Strike skill icon.pngDual Strike inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Dual Strike skill screenshot.jpg

Double Strike was not the only attack Fammal mastered during his years in the arenas. He also perfected the technique of the Dual Strike, and used it to decimate countless opponents. Those who follow in his footsteps seek to duplicate the art, and at high levels of skill, a few manage. Dual Strike lashes out at a single target with tremendous force, slicing or smashing it with both weapons simultaneously. When executed by a master swordsman, just one Dual Strike is often enough to end the battle.

Description on the official Path of Exile website [1]

Dual Strike is an attack skill. It attacks an enemy with both weapons, and thus works only while dual wielding.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Dual Wielding: Most other melee skills will alternate weapons or only use the main hand while making dual wielding attacks. Dual Strike and CleaveCleaveAttack, AoE, Melee
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (110% to 163%)
The character swings their weapon (or both weapons if dual wielding) in an arc towards the target. Also does damage to other nearby monsters. Only works with Axes and Swords.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (110-163.2)% of Base Damage
When Dual Wielding, Deals 60% Damage from each Weapon combined
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cleave skill icon.png
are the only current exceptions. If the player's weapons have different critical strike chance or accuracy values, it is possible to critical or miss with one weapon, but not the other.

On-hit Effects: Effects that typically occur when you hit an enemy will only apply for this skill once per use.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexteritystrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
110085%85%00
220086%86%7070
340087%87%308378
4714088%88%1,5541,932
51119089%89%6,6678,599
616261890%90%26,04734,646
720312291%91%49,72584,371
824372592%92%95,714180,085
928422993%93%169,595349,680
1032473394%94%283,759633,439
1136523695%95%453,9961,087,435
1240584096%96%703,1281,790,563
1344634497%97%1,061,2232,851,786
1448684898%98%2,065,8704,917,656
1552745199%99%2,507,1107,424,766
16567955100%100%5,798,93613,223,702
17608459101%101%15,083,91928,307,621
18649062102%102%27,792,73556,100,356
19679465103%103%43,869,73999,970,095
20709868104%104%242,081,556342,051,651
217210070105%105%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A106%106%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A107%107%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A108%108%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A109%109%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A110%110%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A111%111%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A112%112%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A113%113%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A114%114%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is not given as quest reward.

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Threshold Jewel

The following threshold jewels augment the skill gem:

ItemRadiusStats
Might and Influence
Might and Influence
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium (1200)
(10-15)% increased Physical Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Dual Strike deals Off-Hand Splash Damage
to surrounding targets
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Dual Strike has a 20% chance
to deal Double Damage with the Main-Hand Weapon
Emperor Chitus could offer you a gift with one hand,
and drive a blade into your back with the other.
His blend of brutality and charisma cultured a potent
mixture of fear and admiration among the masses.
Place into an allocated jewel socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Medium (1200)(10-15)% increased Physical Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Dual Strike deals Off-Hand Splash Damage
to surrounding targets
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Dual Strike has a 20% chance
to deal Double Damage with the Main-Hand Weapon

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Dual Strike:

Name For generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value. Effect(s)
EnchantmentDualStrikeAttackSpeed16610% increased Dual Strike Attack Speed
EnchantmentDualStrikeAttackSpeed27515% increased Dual Strike Attack Speed
EnchantmentDualStrikeCriticalStrikeChance16660% increased Dual Strike Critical Strike Chance
EnchantmentDualStrikeCriticalStrikeChance27590% increased Dual Strike Critical Strike Chance
EnchantmentDualStrikeDamage16625% increased Dual Strike Damage
EnchantmentDualStrikeDamage27540% increased Dual Strike Damage

Version history

Version Changes
2.1.0
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
2.0.0
  • Now grants 0.5% increased attack speed per 1% quality instead of increased critical strike chance.
1.3.0
  • Dual Strike's damage penalty has been increased from 10% to 15%.
1.0.2b
  • Fixed a bug introduced in 1.0.2 where the skill tooltip damage per second stats displayed incorrect values for Dual Strike, Double Strike and Cleave.
1.0.0
  • Increased the mana cost.
0.9.12qq
  • Damage modifiers factored into Damage Effectiveness rather than being listed as separate stats.
0.9.12f
  • Fixed a newly introduced bug where Dual Strike could not hit.
0.9.6
  • Fixed Dual Strike alternating weapon base durations when it should have been using an average.
0.9.3g
  • Increased the damage by reducing its damage penalty from -20% to -10%.
0.8.0
  • Added new skills: FrenzyFrenzyAttack, Melee, Bow
    Mana Cost: 10
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (110% to 137%)
    Requires Level 16Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Deals (110-136.6)% of Base Damage
    5% increased Physical Damage per Frenzy Charge
    5% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Frenzy skill icon.png
    , Blood RageBlood RageSpell, Duration
    Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.25 sec
    Requires Level 16Adds a buff that deals Physical Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and can grant a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
    0.25% increased Attack Speed
    (5-15)% increased Attack Speed
    1.2% of Attack Physical Damage Leeched as Life
    You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
    You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
    25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
    Base duration is (7-10.8) seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blood Rage skill icon.png
    , Flicker StrikeFlicker StrikeAttack, Melee, Movement
    Mana Cost: 10
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (130% to 160%)
    Requires Level 10Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks it with a melee weapon. If no specific monster is chosen, one is picked at random. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    Deals (130-160.4)% of Base Damage
    20% more Attack Speed
    10% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Flicker Strike skill icon.png
    , SweepSweepAttack, AoE, Melee
    Radius: 26
    Mana Cost: 8
    Cast Time: 1.15 sec
    Requires Level 12Swings a two handed melee weapon in a circle, knocking back some monsters around the character.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (100-138)% of Base Damage
    (30-39)% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
    10% less Attack Speed
    +(0-4) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Sweep skill icon.png
    , Dual Strike, Double StrikeDouble StrikeAttack, Melee
    Mana Cost: 5
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (70% to 97%)
    Performs two fast attacks on target enemy with your main hand melee weapon.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Deals (70-96.6)% of Base DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Double Strike skill icon.png

References

  1. "Dexterity skills". Official Path of Exile website.