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Ezio Auditore dual-wielding a sword and the Hidden Gun

Dual-wielding is an advanced form of combat, wherein one uses a pair of weapons in conjunction with one another. This is often to allow an easy shift between long and short-ranged attacks.

History

Classical antiquity

During the Peloponnesian War, the misthios Kassandra often dual-wield her Spear of Leonidas alongside a short blade or a sword.[1]

Aya, one of the founding members of the Hidden Ones, dual-wielded twin blades which she used in her quest for vengeance against the Order of the Ancients.[2]

Middle Ages

Most Assassins of the High Middle Ages would only dual-wield throwing knives alongside a short blade.[3]

During the Renaissance, Ezio Auditore da Firenze and his Assassin recruits were able to dual-wield multiple combinations of weapons. Other than the throwing knives and short blade pair, Ezio could wield the Hidden Gun with any primary, medium-ranged weapon – such as swords and blunt weapons – and poison darts with the Poison Blade. His recruits wielded their Hidden Gun with almost any other weapon.[4] During his time in Constantinople, Ezio could also dual-wield a variety of bombs with his primary weapon.[5]

Early modern period

During the early 18th century, Edward Kenway dual-wielded Hidden Blades, two swords, Rope darts, and multiple pistols.[6]

During the Seven Years' War, Assassin-turned-Templar Shay Cormac dual wielded a sword and a dagger.[7]

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Connor using a tomahawk and a Hidden Blade

During the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War, both Haytham Kenway and Connor would always dual-wield their weapons in combat, with Haytham proficient in the use of a sword, a flintlock pistol and his Hidden Blades.

Meanwhile, Connor possessed a combination of swords, a tomahawk and various other weaponry. Accompanying this, he often used his Hidden Blade with almost any other weapon, utilizing its pivot attachment for it to function as a dagger. He also carried two flintlock pistols, some of which possessed the capacity to fire multiple times.[8]

During the Louisiana Rebellion, Aveline de Grandpré dual-wielded her weapons in combat. The weapons she dual-wielded include: a whip, firearms, swords, knives, a blowpipe, a sugar-cane machete and Hidden Blades.[9]

Only a few enemies, such as Papal Guards, Cesare Borgia,[4] and the Janissaries,[5] were able to dual-wield, typically using a pistol alongside a longsword in combat. Officers and Jägers would also dual-wield weapons in a similar manner.[8]

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References

  1. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  2. Assassin's Creed: Origins
  3. Assassin's Creed
  4. 4.0 4.1 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  5. 5.0 5.1 Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  6. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  7. Assassin's Creed: Rogue
  8. 8.0 8.1 Assassin's Creed III
  9. Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

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