Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I tried using a weapon in both hands: a dagger in one and a sword in the other. But I soon realized that I could not parry, since each mouse button is used to swing a weapon. Is there another way to parry when both hands are occupied?

share|improve this question
    
M'aiq the Liar has the dialogue possibility "Don't try blocking if you have two weapons. You will only get confused. Much better to hit twice anyway." -- a reference to the inability to block when dual-wielding –  Thaumajig Dec 9 '11 at 9:00

3 Answers 3

up vote 14 down vote accepted

No there is not.

The only way to block/parry attacks, is to have either only one weapon, or a weapon and a shield, and then press (and hold) right mouse button.

share|improve this answer

Dual wield in game-land is always a tradeoff: you are doubling your offense in exchange for defense. So it could be seen as a balancing choice on Bethesda's part. Equally, it could have been forced on us by the people who play the game on consoles and their lack of buttons.

IRL, dual-wielding is done for the opposite reasons. You gain off-hand defense, but you'd not normally want to attack with it.

share|improve this answer

There is a mod that allows parrying (effectively blocking) while dual wielding. There are several options available on how it will handle using 2 keys to do 3 things.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.