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If I have just a weapon equipped (1H or 2H) in the right hand, right clicking will perform a block maneuver.

However, I like to have a melee weapon in one hand (usually right hand) and a spell (flame, lightning or heal) in the other. Is it also possible to block with the hand that has a 1H weapon equipped?

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In the settings is no "Block" button or something similar. So i guess you simply cant. (I havent see a NPC/Enemy block while dual wielding.) –  Lerkes Nov 15 '11 at 8:16

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If you dual wield at all - including using two weapons or weapon/spell - then you lose the ability to block.

To block you'll either need to unload the spell (empty left hand) or swap it for a shield.

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You cannot block when dual-wielding, you need to either equip a shield or leave the left hand empty.

You can block with a 1-handed weapon if your left hand is empty, or you can block with a shield in your left hand.

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