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Overview

Dual Blades is one of the powersets added in Issue 11. It is a Scrapper primary power set and a Tanker secondary set in City of Heroes, and a Stalker and Brute primary powerset in City of Villains. The devs (Back Alley Brawler in particular) designed the set to be insanely quick.

A video of this set in action is available from the Official movie page.

Powers

The Dual Blades powerset is available to Scrappers, Stalkers, and Brutes as a primary powerset and to Tankers as a secondary powerset. The following tables lists the powers available, sorted by level. They also indicate which combination uses which power.

The layout of these tables may change, please discuss. Talk:Dual Blades

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Scrapper

Power Level Effect Weaken
Foe -ToHit -Def
Empower
Self +Damage +ToHit
Attack Vitals
Cone +DoT
Sweep
PBAoE +Knockdown
Nimble Slash 1 Melee, Minor Damage (Lethal). Begin Begin    
Power Slice 1 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal).       Continue
Ablating Strike 2 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense. Continue Continue Begin  
Typhoon's Edge 6 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal). Finish     Finish
Blinding Feint 8 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal) Self +Damage +To-Hit.   Finish    
Confront 12 Ranged, Foe Taunt        
Vengeful Slice 18 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe Knockdown.     Continue  
Sweeping Strike 26 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage (Lethal).     Finish  
One Thousand Cuts 32 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage (Lethal).       Begin

Tanker

Power Level Effect Weaken
Foe -ToHit -Def
Empower
Self +Damage +ToHit
Attack Vitals
Cone +DoT
Sweep
PBAoE +Knockdown
Nimble Slash 1 Melee, Minor Damage (Lethal). Begin Begin    
Power Slice 2 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal).       Continue
Ablating Strike 4 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense. Continue Continue Begin  
Taunt 10 Ranged(Targeted AoE), Foe Taunt        
Typhoon's Edge 16 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal). Finish     Finish
Blinding Feint 20 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal) Self +Damage +To-Hit.   Finish    
Vengeful Slice 28 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe Knockdown.     Continue  
Sweeping Strike 35 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage (Lethal).     Finish  
One Thousand Cuts 38 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage (Lethal).       Begin

Brute

Power Level Effect Weaken
Foe -ToHit -Def
Empower
Self +Damage +ToHit
Attack Vitals
Cone +DoT
Sweep
PBAoE +Knockdown
Nimble Slash 1 Melee, Minor Damage (Lethal). Begin Begin    
Power Slice 1 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal).       Continue
Ablating Strike 2 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense. Continue Continue Begin  
Typhoon's Edge 6 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal). Finish     Finish
Blinding Feint 8 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal) Self +Damage +To-Hit.   Finish    
Taunt 12 Ranged (AoE), Foe Taunt        
Vengeful Slice 18 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe Knockdown.     Finish  
Sweeping Strike 26 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage (Lethal).     Continue  
One Thousand Cuts 32 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage (Lethal).       Begin

Stalker

Power Level Effect Weaken
Foe -ToHit -Def
Empower
Self +Damage +ToHit
Attack Vitals
Cone +DoT
Sweep
PBAoE +Knockdown
Nimble Slash 1 Melee, Minor Damage (Lethal).     Continue  
Power Slice 1 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal). Continue      
Ablating Strike 2 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense.     Begin Finish
Assassin's Blades 6 Melee, Moderate Damage +Special.   Continue   Continue
Build Up 8 Self +Damage +To-Hit.   Begin   Begin
Placate 12 Ranged, Foe Placate.   Finish    
Vengeful Slice 18 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe Knockdown.     Finish  
Sweeping Strike 26 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage (Lethal). Begin      
One Thousand Cuts 32 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage (Lethal). Finish      

Combination Attacks

The highlight of the dual blades power set is its implementation of a "combo system." Most attacks lack a secondary effect (like Katana's -Def or Dark's -Acc) but the set makes up for this by adding the ability to chain attacks together to create an additional effect at the end.

The layout of these tables may change, please discuss. Talk:Dual Blades

Combo Name Effect Attacks
Empower +Damage, +To-Hit Nimble Slash Build Up
Ablating Strike Assassin's Blades
Blinding Feint Placate
Weaken Foe -ToHit, -Def Nimble Slash Sweeping Strike
Ablating Strike Power Slice
Typhoon's Edge One Thousand Cuts
Attack Vitals Cone Minor Damage over Time(Lethal) Ablating Strike Power Slice
Vengeful Slice Nimble Slice
Sweeping Strike Vengeful Slice
Sweep PBAoE Damage(Lethal), Knockdown One Thousand Cuts Build Up
Power Slice Assassin's Blades
Typhoon's Edge Ablating Strike

Powers

The following are powers in the Dual Blades powerset.

Image:DualBlades_ModerateBridge.png Ablating Strike

You slash at your foes with your blades, dealing a good amount of lethal damage. This attack can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit. This power is needed for the Empower and Weaken combination attacks, and is the beginning of the Attack Vitals combination attack.

Damage Moderate (Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level 2 (Brute)
2 (Scrapper)
2 (Stalker)
4 (Tanker)
Effects Melee, Foe -DEF
Foe Defense Debuff
Enhancements Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Enhance Defense Debuff
Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Taunt Effectiveness (Brute/Tanker only)
Set Categories Melee Damage
Defense Debuff
Taunt (Brute/Tanker only)

Image:DualBlades_AssassinBlades.png Assassin's Blades

A signature Stalker attack. This attack does moderate damage on its own as a frontal attack. However, if it is executed while you are Hidden, this attack will do tremendous lethal damage as you waylay your unsuspecting foe. This attack may be interrupted if you move or are attacked while executing this power, or if your target breaks your line of sight. This power is needed by Stalkers for the Empower and Sweep combination attacks. This power is unavailable to Tankers, Scrappers, and Brutes.

Damage Special (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 6 (Stalker)
Effects Melee
Enhancements Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories Melee Damage

Image:DualBlades_FollowUp.png Build Up

Greatly increases the amount of damage you deal for a few seconds, as well as slightly increasing your chance to hit. This power is the opening to both the Empower and Sweep combination attacks for Stalkers. This power is unavailable to Tankers, Scrappers, and Brutes.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level 8 (Stalker)
Effects Self +Damage, +To-Hit
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance ToHit Buff
Set Categories To Hit Buffs

Image:DualBlades_LightOpening.png Nimble Slash

You perform a quick with your blades. Does minor lethal damage, but has a quick recharge rate. This attack begins both the Empower and Weaken combination attacks.

Damage Minor(Lethal)
Recharge Very Fast
Minimum Level 1 (Brute)
1 (Scrapper)
1 (Stalker)
1 (Tanker)
Effects Melee
Enhancements Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Taunt Effectiveness (Brute/Tanker only)
Set Categories Melee Damage
Taunt (Brute/Tanker only)

Image:DualBlades_HighLow.png One Thousand Cuts

Unleashes a flurry of attacks on all foes in a cone in front of you, dealing moderate lethal damage to each foe hit. This power is the opening move for the Sweep combination attack.

Damage Superior(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 32 (Brute)
32 (Scrapper)
32 (Stalker)
38 (Tanker)
Effects Melee
Enhancements Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Reduce Endurance Cost
Enhance Knockback Distance
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Taunt Effectiveness (Brute/Tanker only)
Set Categories PBAoE Damage
Knockback
Taunt (Brute/Tanker only)

Image:DualBlades_Placate.png Placate

Allows you to trick a foe into no longer attacking you. A successful Placate will also Hide you. This Hide is very brief, and offers no defense bonus, but it will allow you to deliver a critical hit or an Assassin's Strike. However, if you attack a Placated foe, he will be able to attack you back. This power is the finishing move in the Empower combination attack for Stalkers. This power is unavailable to Tankers, Scrappers, and Brutes.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level 12 (Stalker)
Effects Ranged
Foe Placate
Self Stealth/Hide
Enhancements Enhance Range
Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories -

Image:DualBlades_ModerateOpening.png Power Slice

You perform a powerful deadly strike with your blade. This is a basic attack that deals moderate damage. This power is needed for the Weaken combination attack.

Damage Moderate(Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level 1 (Brute)
1 (Scrapper)
1 (Stalker)
2 (Tanker)
Effects Melee
Enhancements Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Taunt Effectiveness (Brute/Tanker only)
Set Categories Melee Damage
Taunt (Brute/Tanker only)

Image:DualBlades_Special2.png Sweeping Strike

You make a sweeping strike with your blades, hitting all foes in a cone in front of you and dealing moderate lethal damage to each. This power is the opening move for the Weaken combination attack.

Damage Superior(Lethal)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level 26 (Brute)
26 (Scrapper)
26 (Stalker)
35 (Tanker)
Effects Melee
Enhancements Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Taunt Effectiveness (Brute/Tanker only)
Set Categories PBAoE Damage
Taunt (Brute/Tanker only)

Image:DualBlades_Taunt.png Taunt

Taunts a foe and all foes around him to attack you.

Tanker: Useful for pulling villains off an ally who finds himself in over his head. Taunted foes tend to ignore other enemies and focus on you for quite a while, so use this power cautiously. An Accuracy check is not required to Taunt your foes.

Brute: Useful to pull enemies off allies and keep them attacking you to raise your Fury.

This power is unavailable to Stalkers or Scrappers.

Recharge Fast (Brute)
Slow (Tanker)
Minimum Level 10 (Brute)
10 (Tanker)
Effects Ranged(Targeted Area of Effect)
Foe Taunt
Enhancements Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Range
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Taunt Effectiveness (Brute/Tanker only)
Set Categories Taunt

Image:DualBlades_AoEBridge.png Typhoon's Edge

You spin around in a circle, attacking everyone within melee range with a striking attack. This attack is the finishing move in both the Weaken and Sweep combination attacks for Brutes, Scrappers and Tanks. This power is unavailable to Stalkers.

Damage Moderate(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 6 (Brute)
6 (Scrapper)
16 (Tanker)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect
Enhancements Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Taunt Effectiveness (Brute/Tanker only)
Set Categories PBAoE Damage
Taunt (Brute/Tanker only)

Image:DualBlades_Special1.png Vengeful Slice

Unleashes a series of strong attacks on your foe, dealing high lethal damage and knocking them down. This power is needed for the Attack Vitals combination attack.

Damage High(Lethal)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level 18 (Brute)
18 (Scrapper)
18 (Stalker)
28 (Tanker)
Effects Melee
Knockdown
Enhancements Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Reduce Endurance Cost
Enhance Knockback Distance
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Taunt Effectiveness (Brute/Tanker only)
Set Categories Melee Damage
Knockback
Taunt (Brute/Tanker only)

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