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Lightning Attack and Dual Wielding

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Hey everyone, first thread here so I hope everything is in order.

 

I'm GMing a Deathwatch campaign right now and my buddy is playing a Space Wolf Assault Marine with dual Power Swords. If he takes the Lightning or Swift Attack talents, how does that play into dual wielding?

 

Does he get 2 (or 3 for Lightning Attack) attacks with one weapon and 1 with the other, totaling 3 (or 4)? 

Or can he use the talents with both weapons, totaling 4 (or 6 for Lightning Attack) attacks per round?

Or since Swift and Lightning Attack are both Full actions, does using one eat up his entire turn for that round, allowing him only 2 (or 3) attacks per round and only with one weapon?

 

Thanks for the help. 

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Using Swift or Lightning Attack ends in the combat action "Multiple Attacks". Two weapon fighting adds another attack to multiple attack, so you get a total of 3 / 4 attacks. See core rulebook page 241 and page 246.

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These are correct.

 

Swift(2)/Lightning(3) Attacks allows a character to use the Multiple Attacks (MA) attack. When using MA the character makes 2 or 3 attacks instead of one according to the talent. When using Two Weapon Fighting (TWF) rules the character may make a single additional attack with an off-hand weapon according to the TWF rules.

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