Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate’s Dual Blades And Demon Mode

By Ishaan . February 13, 2013 . 8:30am

Capcom have shared weapon details for the Dual Blades weapon in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, along with screenshots of the game.


As a class derived from the Sword and Shield, the Dual Blades have a rather short reach; and since you give up the shield in exchange for another sword, you can’t block incoming attacks. However, on all other fronts, the Dual Blades prove to be a very impressive weapon – especially when they are put in the right hands.


Aside from its main set of attack strings and fast combos, one of the Dual Blades’ most unique and useful features is the Demon Mode. When activated, this devastating mode drastically increases the power and effectiveness of your attacks; it also fills up the Demon gauge whenever you hit a monster. When the Demon gauge is completely full, it activates the Archdemon Mode, which enhances your attacks even more! This also stays active even after you deactivate the Demon Mode, but not for too long.


The only thing to keep in mind here is that Dual Blades rely heavily on stamina. Once you activate Demon Mode, you will start consuming stamina pretty fast – and using the Demon Dodge will drain your stamina even faster. So, make sure you either have a good supply of meat, mega dash juices or even an armor set that helps counter stamina loss.


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released on March 19th in North America and March 22nd in Europe. A demo will be made available for the 3DS and Wii U on February 21st.


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  • XypherCode

    Looks good! :)
    I better play some more Tri to sharpen up before the demo. xD

  • Cameron Ward

    hmmm I think i rather them talk about the Lance

  • What is with Japan’s demon obsession….

    • drkztan

      Do you see an angel weilding dual blades and going berserk with bloodthirst with them? Didn’t think so.

  • I´m part of the Switch Axe nation.

    • Agreed but when going against fast monsters that you want to deal hits on this is the way to go. Even so Switch Axe is my favorite weapon nuff said haterz

  • Well more reason to get the game XD Though I was getting it since it was announced

  • Christopher Nunes

    Yes! It’s about time there was an article about the Dual Blades! ^_^
    It’s my favorite and main class in the Monster Hunter series!

    I’m liking the new abilities to it and I cannot wait to master them and combo my monster enemies! Hit and run tactics and being the decoy are my specialties… though I need to work on setting traps better to help lure the devils in and weaken them.

    Also Longsword is my second main weapon class.

  • manowaffles

    I’m excited for the Dual Swords. I love using status effects and the SnS was my preferred method in Tri. DS are just going to put monsters to sleep twice as fast.

    • Guest

      Actually, the DS are pretty terrible for status effects compared to SnS. SnS focuses more on status effects and being a support weapon and the DS focus more on

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