Dual Wielders are an aggressive melee enemy that prioritize killing troops over burning houses. They initiate by launching themselves into the air, performing an attack similar to Plunge. This attack does very well against large quantities of troops without protection. A small group (3-4 units) of Dual Wielders can heavily damage any squad other than level 3 Infantry squad. Their special Jump attack recharge after about 3 seconds.
Dual Wielders can come in group of 2, up to even 12.
Basic counter: Archers .
This enemy was added in Jotunn Edition, replacing the Berserkers.
- Perform fairly well against hordes of unit for a melee enemy.
- Once they've set foot on land, only level 3 Infantry squad can somewhat hold them back.
- Jump attack has an AOE knockback that also deals high damage.
- Jump attack can be used to bypass downhill chokepoints, making Pikes nearly useless against them.
- Jump attack can be deadly if many Dual Wielders uses it at the same time.
- Only Elite Archers can one-shot via range.
- Vulnerable to ranged attacks, especially when they're on their ship
The best way to deal with them is to have an Archer squad shooting at them while they are still approaching. If they manage to get off the ship, using Infantry with a supportive Archer squad is never bad. Infantry seems to do quite well holding their feet Because of how the jump attack works, a horde of 10 or more Dual Wielders with Jump attack available will clear out even a full health level 3 Infantry in 6 seconds or less.
Since pikes are extremely weak in close-quarters combat, it is recommended to not engage dual wielders with pikes. However, you can bait them to use their jump attack, run away, and then use lure them into pikes, effectively killing them.