How to Get Dual Wield in "Oblivion"

By Timothy Baron

Updated September 22, 2017

"The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion" features dozens of weapons, though by default, the player can only equip one at a time. If the player wants to wield two swords at once, he must first install Evantal's "Duel Wielding," a free mod available via The Elder Scrolls Nexus. The mod adds additional one-handed weapons, which the player can equip in the shield slot. Although this gives the player the appearance of using two weapons, in reality, the second sword is purely defensive.

Download Evantal's "Dual Wielding" mod from The Elder Scrolls Nexus. To access the download link, first click on the "Files (1)" tab immediately above the mod description.

Install an unzipping program if you don't already have one. Free options include "7-Zip," "jZip" and "WinRar."

Unzip the mod directly into your "Oblivion\Data" folder. By default, the game installs to "Program Files\Bethesda Software\Oblivion."

Start "Oblivion," but before pressing "Play," press "Data Files." Check the box next to Evantal's "Dual Wielding."

Load a saved game or start a new game. Travel to the Imperial City, located in the center of Cryodill.

Visit "A Fighting Chance." It's located in the marketplace, across from the warehouse. Speak with the shopkeeper to purchase the dual-wielding swords.