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For talents in Dragon Age: Origins, see Dual Weapon talents (Origins).
For a list of weapons requiring this talent tree, see Dual Weapon weapons.

Dual Weapon talents are talents available to the rogue class in Dragon Age II.

Ability Tree[]

BackstabPerforateMurderExplosive StrikeMerciless StrikeTwin FangsReversed GripLacerateMaimUnforgiving Chain
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Backstab Backstab
Activation: 20
Cooldown: 15s
Requires: Level 2
The lightning-quick rogue vanishes in a smoke screen and reappears behind the enemy with a fierce strike to the back.

Physical damage: 2.3x
Physical force: 2x
Perforate Perforate
Requires: Level 6
Backstab now cools down more quickly, allowing the rogue to use it more frequently.

Cooldown: -5s (total: 10s)
Murder Murder
Requires: Level 8
Requires: 3 points in Dual Weapon
The rogue now exploits weakness in an opponent's defenses when using Backstab to inflict extra damage.

Critical Chance: 100%
Unforgiving Chain Unforgiving Chain
Requires: Level 3
For a short time, every basic melee attack the rogue executes in rapid succession increases the chance to score a critical hit. Activating any other talent cancels the effect, but Explosive Strike can exploit the chain for extra damage.

Critical chance: Stacking +2% per hit (max +20%)
Explosive Strike Explosive Strike
Range: Personal
Activation: 15
Cooldown: 25s
Requires: Level 4
Requires: Unforgiving Chain
The rogue completes the combo built up by Unforgiving Chain. Every basic melee attack that the rogue completed immediately prior to using Explosive Strike increases the damage inflicted by breaking the chain.

Physical damage: 0.9x + 0.5x per hit (max 5.9x)
Physical force: 2x
Merciless Strike Merciless Strike
Requires: Level 8
Requires: 3 points in Dual Weapon
Explosive Strike now guarantees a critical hit and inflicts significantly more damage against enemies who have been knocked off balance by a warrior.

Physical damage: 300% vs. STAGGEREDStaggered.png targets
Critical chance: 100%
Lacerate Lacerate
Upkeep: 10%
Cooldown: 10s
Requires: Level 5
Requires: Backstab
Requires: 2 points in Dual Weapon
While this mode is active, the rogue's deadly blades have a chance to inflict bleeding wounds that continue to cause damage for a short time.

Physical damage: 0.9x
Chance of bleeding: 10%
Maim Maim
Requires: Level 9
Requires: 4 points in Dual Weapon
Lacerate now cuts deeper, inflicting serious damage.

Physical damage: +0.45x (total: 1.35x)
Chance of bleeding: 100% vs. STAGGEREDStaggered.png targets
Twin Fangs Twin Fangs
Activation: 30
Cooldown: 30s
Requires: Level 6
Requires: Explosive Strike
Requires: Backstab
Requires: 4 points in Dual Weapon
The rogue slashes at a target with both weapons, dealing an automatic critical hit with each blade.

Physical damage: 5.5x (x2 hits)
Physical force: 2x (x2 hits)
Critical chance: 100%
Reversed Grip Reversed Grip
Requires: Level 10
Twin Fangs can now be used more frequently, allowing the rogue to rapidly tear down any opponent.

Cooldown: -10s (total: 20s)