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Nero[edit]

Nero has three main weapons, the sword Red Queen that can be revved up like a engine, the gun Blue Rose that fires two bullets at once and his demonic Devil Bringer arm.

Red Queen[edit]

The Red Queen is Neros only melee weapon, and can be used to defeat pretty much any enemy. Its combos are:

  • Combo A: Triangle button × 4 This combo is given at the start of the game and is a simple way of starting bigger combos.
  • Combo B: Triangle button × 3, then, Triangle button (hold). This is a slightly more powerful variant of the basic combo, also received from the start.
  • Combo C: Triangle button × 2, then Triangle button × 3. This combo is 300 proud souls to start with at the shop. It is great for escaping tight situations due to its spinning nature.
  • Combo D: Triangle button × 1, then Triangle button × infinite. A combo designed to quickly dispatch single foes, but not much good against multiple or quick enemies.
  • High roller: R1 button, pull Neutral lstick back and Triangle button. This move is taught in the opening level. It sweeps enemies into the sky allowing for aerial combos. Hold down the last button the ensure you follow them otherwise you are left standing on the floor.
  • Exceed (2/3): L2 button. Revs up the Red Queen, filling up the gauge at the top of the screen. This grants more powerful versions of many of Neros combos, and adds additional damage to all of them. Exceed 2 and 3 allow and extra slot on the gauge so more power can be stored.
  • Shuffle: R1 button, push Neutral lstick forward, pull Neutral lstick back then Triangle button. This makes you dodge an incoming attack and then strike back with a powerful blow, but is a very tricky combo to master and there are better options available. Its starting price is 300 proud souls.

Blue Rose[edit]

Neros firearm fires two rounds slightly delayed, so if one hits a breakable object the other continues. The Blue Rose is best for taking out Mephistos and Fausts, whilst its charge shots are effective against Blitzs and bosses.

Square button fires the gun, plain and simple. The Blue Queen has only three combos:

  • Charge Shot: Hold down Square button. A more powerful shot that knocks back enemies.
  • Charge Shot 2: Hold down Square button. Charges bullets with magic so they deal fire damage.
  • Charge Shot 3: Hold down Square button. The greatest charge shot, this hits the foe with the original shot, then a few seconds later and explosive charge detonates. This can kill scarecrows in one shot on lower difficulties.

If you fire the Blue Rose with the Devil Trigger active, it fires phantom swords. A charge shot unleashes more. The beauty of this is that the gun can be fire during the Buster combo, allowing more damage. This makes it priceless against bosses and enemies that have long animations, such as blitzs, frosts and assaults.

Devil Bringer[edit]

Nero's trade mark and source of his natural magical power, a versatile tool that makes combo stringing easy when mastered.

  • Buster: press Circle button, an uppercut that grips enemies, is followed by a throw or hold.
  • Hold: press and hold Circle button after a grab, allows one to use and enemy as a shield, difficult to find appropriate areas of use, but good for immobilizing some enemies. Gained after obtaining the item Aegis Shield on mission 8.
  • Throw: press Circle button after a grab, allows one to deliver a powerful finish to an enemy, throws are different for enemies great combo finisher.
  • Snatch(2/3): R1 button and Circle button, a versatile trick, launch a ghost arm at an targeted enemy and yank them towards you, can be performed in air, good for starting combos. Higher levels give more distance and are 400 and 1100 proud souls the begin with.

Devil Trigger[edit]

Press L1 button. Nero's ghost arm animates into a ethereal samurai, adds double slashing capability, and extends Bringer throws.

  • Maximum Bet: R1 button, pull Neutral lstick back, Triangle button and Circle button simultaneously. An attack that surrounds you and attacks enemies, good for extending your combos into SS ranks after a good combo.
  • Ultimate Showdown: R1 button, push Neutral lstick forward, Triangle button and Circle button simultaneously, a attack that performs a set combo of extreme lethality, great for catapulting a combo even further on medium sized enemies or ground based bosses.

Dante[edit]

Styles[edit]

Dante has five Styles available that give him a variety of attacks which are used with Circle button.

Trickster[edit]

Press Up dpad to equip.

  • Dash: Press Neutral lstick + Circle button when on the ground for a quick dash. This can be used to evade enemy attacks.

Gun Slinger[edit]

Press Left dpad to equip. This gives Dante some extra ranged attacks. The effects are different depending on which ranged weapon you have equipped.

Sword Master[edit]

Press Right dpad to equip. This gives Dante some extra melee attacks. The effects are different depending on which melee weapon you have equipped.

Royal Guard[edit]

Press Down dpad to equip.

  • Block: Press Circle button while on the ground. This reduces damage from enemy attacks, and uses the energy from the blocked attack to charge the Royal Gauge.
  • Royal Block: Press Circle button just as an enemy attacks. This acts like a regular Block, but it grants more energy for the Royal Gauge.
  • Release: Press R1 button, Neutral lstick forward, and Circle button. Releases the energy stored in the Royal Gauge for an explosive attack.
  • Royal Release: Press R1 button, Neutral lstick forward, and Circle button just as an enemy attacks. Releases the energy stored in the Royal Gauge for a more powerful explosive attack.

Dark Slayer[edit]

Enabled when Dante obtains Yamato. Equip by pressing the directional button for whichever Style is currently equipped. This simply enables use of Yamato.

Rebellion[edit]

Dante's default sword.

  • Rebellion Combo A: Triangle button × 3.
  • Rebellion Combo B: Triangle button, then Triangle button × 2.
  • Helm Breaker: Triangle button in midair. This is similar to Nero's Split.
  • High Time: R1 button, pull Neutral lstick back and Triangle button. This is similar to Nero's High Roller.
  • Stinger: R1 button, Neutral lstick forward and Triangle button. This is similar to Nero's Streak.
  • Million Stab: Hold Triangle button after performing Stinger.
  • Round Trip: Hold Triangle button, then release it while on the ground. Dante throws Rebellion and sends it spinning around the area. Press Triangle button again to summon it back.

These next moves are available when the Sword Master Style equipped.

  • Prop: Press Circle button when on the ground.
  • Shredder: Press and hold Circle button after performing Prop.
  • Aerial Rave: Press Circle button × 4 when in the air. A midair combo similar to Nero's.
  • Drive: Press R1 button, Neutral lstick back, and Circle button when on the ground.
  • Quick Drive: Press Circle button + Triangle button when on the ground.
  • Over Drive: Press Circle button after performing Drive.
  • Dance Macabre: Press R1 button, Neutral lstick forward, and Circle button when on the ground.

Gilgamesh[edit]

Lucifer[edit]

Yamato[edit]

Yamato isn't equipped like Dante's other melee weapons, but is instead used through the special Dark Slayer Style.

  • Slash Dimension F: Press R1 button, Neutral lstick forward, and Circle button when on the ground.
  • Slash Dimension C: Press R1 button, Neutral lstick back, and Circle button when on the ground.
  • Yamato Combo S: Press Circle button × 3 when on the ground. A quick three-slash combo.
  • Arial Rave V: Press Circle button × 2 when in the air. A quick two-slash combo.

Ebony and Ivory[edit]

Coyote-A[edit]

Pandora[edit]