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Apparently, with the new Evolution of Combat update, Runescape now includes the ability to dual wield weapons. However, I have not yet figured out how to accomplish this.

So, what weapons can I wield in the off-hand (shield) slot and how can I equip them that way? Is there any other way it is different from normal combat besides just having another weapon instead of a shield?

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The only way to fight with dual-wielded weapons is by equipping a normal one-hand weapon in the main weapon slot and an "offhand" weapon in the offhand/shield slot. These offhand weapons are separate items from the regular weapons, each corresponding to an existing one-hand weapon. Each offhand weapon can be obtained in the same way as its corresponding regular weapon.

Almost every one-hand weapon has a corresponding offhand weapon. A notable exception is the Abyssal Whip, which apparently had animation issues. One other oddity is that dragon claws, previously two-hand weapons, are now separately obtainable as claw and off-hand claw.

As far as I can tell, the only real difference that comes from the extra weapon is the extra DPS.

Almost all of this information comes from this reddit thread I posted.

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Currently it is not possibly to duel wield weapons, only tuna.

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I know this is not accurate, since I saw someone wielding a whip and a sword. –  murgatroid99 Nov 29 '12 at 15:19
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