One Handed Mastery

One Handed is a fast melee style using a combat weapon held in one hand. Weapon Mastery, introduced in Game Update 36, allows player to perform cross-weapon combos.

One Handed can combo into select Dual Wield and Hand Blaster attacks.

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

  • Air Lunch
  • Spin Chop
  • Flip Slash
  • Focused Blast

One Handed can be accessed as a Cross-Weapon from the following weapons:

  • Rifle
    • Flurry Mastery
    • Air Launch Mastery
  • Staff
    • Cleave Mastery
    • Air Launch Mastery

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

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 (One Handed) 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
Stunning Swipe Mastery (Recommended) Dual Flurry Mastery (Recommended)
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Hand Blaster Mastery Combos
Pulse Beam Mastery (Optional) Solar Flame Mastery (Recommended)
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One Handed Statistics

bow Total Point x1 Point x3 Point x6 WM Point x3
Precision 98 5  18 75
Might 85  10 75
Health 195  45 150
Defense / Toughness
Dominance 33 12 21
Vitalization 39  15 24
Power 111 36 75
Restoration 138 3+3 42 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 One Handed points for Roles

Players must spend at least 20 skill points in One Handed 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 One Handed Combos:

  • One Handed Weapon Proficiency – 1 skill point
  • Air Launch – 1 skill point
  • Spin Chop – 1 skill point
  • Flurry – 1 skill point
  • Flip Slash – 1 skill point
  • Cleave (for Staff Mastery combo)

DPS Role

  • Critical Attack Damage (4% per point): 3 skill points
  • Precision (+3 per point): 6 skill points
  • Health (+15 per point): 3 skill points
  • Power (+6 per point): 3 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): 6 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 (+15 per point): 3 skill points
  • Restoration (+7 per point): 6 skill points
  • Dominance (+2 per point): 3 skill points
  • Restoration: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Tank Role

  • Health (+15 per point)3 skill points
  • Critical Healing Magnitude(4% per point): 3 skill points
  • Dominance (+2 per point): 6 skill points
  • Restoration (+7 per point): 3 skill points
  • Health / Dominance: Weapon Mastery Points x3

One Handed and Cross-Weapon Statistics

Total one handed dualwield handblaster
Precision 276 98  80 98
Might 275 85  115 75
Health 597 195 192 210
Defense / Toughness 30  30
Dominance 117 33 42 42
Vitalization 115 39 40 36
Power 333  111  111 111
Restoration 369 138 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%

13 thoughts on “One Handed Mastery

  1. HollowStrike

    One Handed can be accessed as a Cross-Weapon from the following weapons:

    Flurry Mastery
    Air Launch Mastery

    Cleave Mastery
    Air Launch Mastery

    This is worng right? its Dual Wield and Hand Blaster?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      One Handed can be accessed as Cross Weapon if you choose Rifle and Staff as your main weapon. If you choose One Handed as main weapon you can access Dual Wield and Hand Blaster as cross weapons

  2. IDontKnow

    Hey I dont know whats happening but after I hit level 30 the damage on one handed decreases a lot and I dont know why.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thats because entering T1 Instances will make your damage increase with your Combat rating. If your Combat rating is higher than yours enemies level it will deal greater damage but if your CR is lower your damage will be lower.

  3. Laat Dovahkiin

    Alright sweet. Thanks for all your help, your guides have really made playing this game much more enjoyable for someone who just started playing and is still learning what to do.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      You are very welcome Laat. We are glad to be helpful and we will continue providing the best info and responding comments to help DCUO Community 🙂

  4. Laat Dovahkiin

    So do you continue to get skill points after you hit level 30? Cause I’m level 28 and there is no way to fill up all 3 trees even if I re-spec.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Of course Laat, power points are only 15 but skill points are more than 220. Once you reach level 30, you must raise your combat rating. Then it is recommended that your Skill Points always be higher than your combat rating. Actual CR CAP is 126 with each episode this cap is raised

  5. Laat Dovahkiin

    I am a new player and I find your guides very helpful. However I can not figure out how to unlock Weapon Mastery. I have spent 20 Skill points in One Handed but One Handed Mastery is still unavailable. I currently have unlocked -One handed proficiency -Air launch -Spin chop -Spin Slash -Flurry -Flip slash -Health -Critical -Dominance and one point in Restoration.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Laat, thanks for your comment. To unlock Weapon Mastery combos from One Handed Tree you will need to also unlock cross-weapon mastery which means you need to also unlock Dual Wield Mastery and Hand Blaster Mastery. Once you unlock Dual Wield Mastery, you can check the One Handed tree and you will see Dual Wield Mastery Combos available and the same with Hand Blaster 🙂

      More info about weapon mastery can be found in this guide

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