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Dual Strike

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Dual StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 70% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125%-170%)
Attacks with both weapons, dealing the damage of both in one strike. Dual wield only. Does not work with wands.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Critical Strike Chance
+0.5% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Deals (125-170)% of Base Damage
(50-107)% increased Critical Strike Chance
100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Full Life
30% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies that are on Full Life
+(0-2) to Melee range
Place 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
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemDualStrike

Dual Strike skill screenshot.jpg

Dual Strike is an attack skill. It attacks an enemy with both weapons with increased critical strike chance, and can only be used while dual wielding. It has more damage and critical strike chance against enemies at full life.

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, Physical, Melee
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 80% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125%-170%)
The character swings their weapon (or both weapons if dual wielding) in an arc, damaging monsters in an area in front of them. Only works with Axes and Swords.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (125-170)% of Base Damage
When Dual Wielding, Deals 60% Damage from each Weapon combined
(2-75) to (3-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
+(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
Critical Strike ChanceRangeExp.Total Exp.
1100125%125%50%N/A00
2200127%127.4%53%N/A7070
3400130%129.7%56%N/A308378
47140132%132.1%59%N/A1,5541,932
511190134%134.5%62%N/A6,6678,599
6162618137%136.8%65%N/A26,04734,646
7203122139%139.2%68%149,72584,371
8243725142%141.6%71%195,714180,085
9284229144%143.9%74%1169,595349,680
10324733146%146.3%77%1283,759633,439
11365236149%148.7%80%1453,9961,087,435
12405840151%151.1%83%1703,1281,790,563
13446344153%153.4%86%11,061,2232,851,786
14486848156%155.8%89%22,065,8704,917,656
15527451158%158.2%92%22,507,1107,424,766
16567955161%160.5%95%25,798,93613,223,702
17608459163%162.9%98%215,083,91928,307,621
18649062165%165.3%101%227,792,73556,100,356
19679465168%167.6%104%243,869,73999,970,095
20709868170%170%107%2242,081,556342,051,651
217210070172%172.4%110%3N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A175%174.7%113%3N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A177%177.1%116%3N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A179%179.5%119%3N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A182%181.8%122%3N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A184%184.2%125%3N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A187%186.6%128%3N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A189%188.9%131%4N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A191%191.3%134%4N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A194%193.7%137%4N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A195%194.9%140%4N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A196%196.1%143%4N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A197%197.2%146%4N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A198%198.4%149%4N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A200%199.6%152%5N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A201%200.8%155%5N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A202%202%158%5N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A203%203.2%161%5N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A204%204.3%164%5N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A206%205.5%167%5N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Dual Strike:

ItemLimitRadiusStats
Might and InfluenceMight and Influence
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium (1200)
(10-15)% increased Global 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.
1Medium (1200)(10-15)% increased Global 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.

NameFor 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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Dual Strike Attack Speed 16610% increased Dual Strike Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dual Strike Attack Speed 27515% increased Dual Strike Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dual Strike Critical Strike Chance 16660% increased Dual Strike Critical Strike Chancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dual Strike Critical Strike Chance 27590% increased Dual Strike Critical Strike Chancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dual Strike Damage 16625% increased Dual Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dual Strike Damage 27540% increased Dual Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 125% at gem level 1 (from 58%), up to 170% at gem level 20 (from 104%).
  • Now has 50% increased critical strike chance at gem level 1, up to 107% at gem level 20.
  • Now has 100% more critical strike chance against enemies that are on full life.
  • Now deals 30% more damage with hits and ailments against enemies that are on full life.
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 70%.
  • Now gains +0.5% to critical strike multiplier and 1% increased critical strike chance per 1% quality (previously 0.5% increased attack speed per 1% quality).
3.4.0
  • Now gain additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21)
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, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Bow
    Mana Cost: 10
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (115%-135%)
    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 (115-135)% of Base Damage
    5% more Attack Damage per Frenzy Charge
    5% more Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
    +(0-2) to Melee range
    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, Physical
    Mana Cost: (7-16)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 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, Strike, Movement, Duration
    Mana Cost: 10
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Attack Speed: 120% of Base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (142%-168%)
    Requires Level 10Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks with a melee weapon. If no specific monster is targeted, one is picked at random. Grants a buff that increases movement speed for a duration. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
    0.25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
    Deals (142.2-168)% of Base Damage
    10% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
    15% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
    Buff grants 20% increased Movement Speed
    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, Physical, Melee
    Radius: 26
    Mana Cost: 8
    Cast Time: 1.15 sec
    Attack Speed: 70% of Base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (170%-225%)
    Requires Level 12Swings a two handed melee weapon in a circle, knocking back monsters around the character.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (170-225)% of Base Damage
    (5-75) to (8-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
    Knocks Enemies Back on Hit
    +(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, Strike, Physical
    Mana Cost: 5
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Attack Speed: 80% of Base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (91%-112%)
    Performs two fast strikes with a melee weapon.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Deals (91.3-112)% of Base Damage
    Adds (3-113) to (5-169) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies
    25% chance to cause Bleeding
    +(0-2) to Melee range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Double Strike skill icon.png