How To Dual Wield Weapons In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Here's everything you need to know about dual wielding weapons and shields in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

The Vikings were extraordinary warriors and players get to step into the shoes of one great fighter as well. The go-to weapons of Vikings were of the melee kind and they used to dual wield as well. If you want to know how to dual wield in AC Valhalla and how to attack with them, this quick guide will answer your questions. Plus, find out if you can dual wield shields in this game!

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dual Wield Weapon Guide

Dual Wielding in AC Valhalla will give you the option to swing two weapons at the same time. Make sure that you have assigned a melee weapon to your main and secondary hand (off hand) in the Inventory Menu first.

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Once that is done and weapons are equipped, you can attack with your secondary weapon by pressing Q on PC (Left Hand Action). That’s LB on Xbox One and LT on PS4. You can also perform special attacks if you Hold Q while dual wielding. Remember that it will deplete your stamina – here’s how to increase stamina if it gets too low.

It will be best if you try various combinations of melee weapons to see what fits your playstyle the best. The attack style will also differ as per your choice of weapon. Also note that if Shields are equipped in your main hand, then they will be used for damage mainly and not for defense.

Can you Dual Wield Shields in AC Valhalla?


Interestingly, you can even dual wield shields if you like. This will surely add a breath of fresh air to combat scenarios. Seeing Eivor use Light and Heavy Shields as a primary way of attacking is amazing and the outcome changes on your type of shield as well.

Due to the intense nature of fighting during the Viking era, it only makes sense for Ubisoft to add the option to dual wield any weapon. You can use a bearded ax with a sword, two swords or two axes – it is totally up to you.

How to Dual Wield Heavy Weapons

If you go further ahead in the red Bear skill tree, you can unlock the ability to wield heavy weapons. You need at least 23 skill points to reach this. With these two-handed weapons, your speed reduces but your attack capability gets a massive boost. More power!


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There’s more – you can do a weapon dual swap if you unlock the ability as well.


That’s everything on dual wielding weapons and shields in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. While you are here, check out the Ledecestrescire Hoard Treasure Map Location right away so that you don’t miss out on some awesome unlocks.