|This is about dual wield and dual weapon to hopefully reduce confusion on how
these skills work, the weight requirements, etc.
Dual wield and dual_weapon work in tandem with each other. There has often
been a lot of confusion of how they work, and what is needed to dual
wield weapons of various weights. Hopefully this explanation below will help
For calculating chance-to-hit, the higher % of dual_wield and the applicable
dual_weapon skill is used.
Off-hand weapon weight is checked twice throughout the dual wield process.
First, to see if you're strong enough to even wield the weapon in your
off-hand at all, and second to see if you're able to wield it with your
current main-hand weapon.
The maximum weight of your off-hand weapon is
weight(main-hand weapon) * max(dwd,dwn) / (150-dwn)
where dwd=dual_wield skill and dwn=dual_weapon skill.
For dual_wield alone this means at most 2/3 of the main weapon weight.
For dual_weapon alone this means you can wield equal-weight weapons at a
skill percentage of 75 or more.