Dual Pistol Mastery
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Dual Pistol a very fast ranged style utilizing a pair of projectile weapons. Weapon Mastery, introduced in Game Update 36, allows player to perform cross-weapon combos.

Dual Pistol can combo into select Dual Wield and Hand Blaster attacks.

To unlock Dual Pistol Mastery, players must spend 20 skill points in Dual Pistol tree. Depending on their needs, they should spend skill points on required Statistics for their Power role. Furthermore, they must unlock the next Dual Pistol Combos:

  • Loft Shot
  • Sweep Shot
  • Magnum Round
  • Jump Shot

Dual Pistol can be accessed as a Cross-Weapon from the following weapons:

  • Bow
    • Full Auto Mastery
    • Magnum Round Mastery
  • Martial Arts
    • Loft Shot Mastery
    • Sweep Shot Mastery
  • Rifle
    • Full Auto Mastery
    • Slip Shot Mastery
  • Shield
    • Lifting Strike Mastery
    • Magnum Round Mastery

Purchasing Dual Pistol Mastery causes required attacks combos to hit for increased damage. It will also increase critical strike damage and resistance to control effects while using Dual Pistol.

Weapon Mastery Tips

Unlocking as much weapon mastery as you can will grant you access to the Weapon Mastery Points which require you to spend 21 skill points in that weapon tree.

We suggest you to focus on your Main Weapon tree (Dual Pistol) and both Cross-Weapons’s tree (Dual Wield & Hand Blaster).

Cross-Weapon Combos

Using a super power at the moment Cross-Weapon Combos impact will increase the super power’s chance to crit by 360% and its critical damage significantly.

On healer, tank, and control role, using a super power at the moment Cross-Weapon Combos impact will decrease the super power’s Power cost.

Dual Wield Mastery Combos
Dual Flurry Mastery (Recommended) Ultra Flurry Mastery (Recommended)
dualpistol_wm_combo1 dualpistol_wm_combo2
Hand Blaster Mastery Combos
Solar Flame Mastery (Recommended) Meteor Blast Mastery (Optional)
 dualpistol_wm_combo3 dualpistol_wm_combo4

Dual Pistol Statistics

bow Total Point x1 Point x3 Point x6 WM Point x3
Precision 98 5  18 75
Might 85  10 75
Health 192  42 150
Defense / Toughness  30  30
Dominance 33 12 21
Vitalization 43  4  15 24
Power 111 36 75
Restoration 93 3 90
Critical Attack Chance
Critical Attack Damage  12%  12%
Power Heal Critical 1% On the third point of Vitalization
Critical Healing Chance
Critical Healing Magnitude  12% 12%

Unlocking Dual Pistol points for Roles

Players must spend at least 20 skill points in Dual Pistol tree to unlock the Weapon Mastery; so depending on their role, they can spend their skill points in this way.

First of all, unlock recommended Dual Pistol Combos:

  • Dual Pistol Weapon Proficiency – 1 skill point
  • Slip Shot – 1 skill point
  • Jump Shot – 1 skill point
  • Magnum Round – 1 skill point
  • Sweep Shot – 1 skill point
  • Lifting Strike – 1 skill point
  • Loft Shot – 1 skill point

DPS Role

  • Critical Attack Damage (4% per point): 3 skill points
  • Precision (+3 per point): 6 skill points
  • Health (+7 per point): 4 skill points
  • Might / Precision: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Control Role

  • Vitalization / Power Heal Crit (+5 per point / 1%): 3 skill points
  • Dominance (+2 per point): 6 skill points
  • Power (+6 per point): 4 skill points
  • Power / Vitalization: Weapon Mastery Points x3
  • Health / Dominance: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Healer Role

  • Critical Healing Magnitude (4% per point): 3 skill points
  • Health (+7 per point): 6 skill points
  • Power (+6 per point): 4 skill points
  • Restoration: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Tank Role

  • Defense / Toughness (+10 per point): 3 skill points
  • Dominance (+2 per point): 6 skill points
  • Health (+7 per point): 4 skill points
  • Health / Dominance: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Dual Pistol and Cross-Weapon Statistics

Total dualpistols dualwield handblaster
Precision 276 98  80 98
Might 275 85  115 75
Health 594 192 192 210
Defense / Toughness 60 30  30
Dominance 117 33 42 42
Vitalization 119 43 40 36
Power 333  111  111 111
Restoration 324 93 93 138
Critical Attack Chance 3% 3%
Critical Attack Damage 24% 12% 12%
Power Heal Critical 3%  1% 1% 1%
Critical Healing Chance 3% 3%
Critical Healing Magnitude 24%  12%  12%

8 comments on “Dual Pistol Mastery
  1. I feel the rate of fire of pistols is FAR superior to the rifle. But the rifle melee and burst effects are good..and I am in LOVE with the juggling effect of rifles on single targets. It would turn a damage or tank into a pseudo controller of sorts. There are hard light appearances for pistol AND rifle. Just a heads up 🙂

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks for sharing Skye 🙂

  2. What’s the best weapon for a DPS Rage, I’m currently using Bow. I’m looking to change it ifb need be before I get to far up in CR.

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello GT Rush, all weapons are great once you get to master them. However, i prefer to use one handed because it is a fast and balanced weapon 🙂

  3. I feel like for me Dual pistols do the most overall dmg, or is it just me? I always feel like the other weapons are so weak

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Aquaham, i think weapons damage is great when you get to master it. I personally use One Handed and i like it because it is fast and has easy combos to learn.

      In my opinion, all weapons are balanced to deal great damage but players need to get use to them to do that

  4. Dual pistol or rifle?
    Which one would you recommend more?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Adam, i will go with rifle because it has better weapon mastery combos than dual pistols 🙂

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