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How To Dual Wield In Baldur’s Gate 3

Dual wield your melee weapons in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a combat-based RPG and how your characters show their fighting skills in the game has a great impact. Hence, it is important to know how to dual wield in the game. Baldur’s Gate 3 dual wield process is simple, yet confusing. The number of weapons and armors available in the game makes it more challenging. In this guide, we will discuss how to dual wield.


Baldur’s Gate 3: What Weapons can be Dual Wielded

The first thing that you need to know is that you can only dual wield melee weapons in the game, and that too not all of them. The melee weapons that are designated as “light” weapons can be dual-wielded in the game. Some of these light weapons include daggers, handaxes, light hammers, scimitars, and shortswords.

Being said that, there is a way to dual wield other weapons as well in Baldur’s Gate 3. But for that, you will have to use the Dual-Wielder feat in the game. At some point in the game, you will have to choose between Feats and Effects. If you choose Feats, you will get an option to use Dual-Wielder feat.

The Dual-Wielder feat grants a +1 bonus to Armour Class and allows you to dual-wield with any melee weapons even if they aren’t light. The only pre-requirement to unlock Dual-Wielder is that all your classes should be at or above level 4.

dual wield melee weapons in Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Dual Wield Weapons


Coming straight to the point, once you have two light melee weapons that can be dual-wielded, you will get a toggle option on the left side of the screen. All you need to do is drag the weapons in the toggle slots. Alternatively, you can also left-click on the weapons and choose to dual wield them. That’s all that is required to easily dual wield.

Now that you know how to dual wield in Baldur’s Gate 3, there’s something else that you need to know. How you build your character impacts a lot on how you perform in the game as each character has a different set of proficiencies. You can refer to our Baldur’s Gate 3 character creation guide for help. If you aren’t happy with only one best character, you can go out on a hunt of all the companions in Baldur’s Gate 3.