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Read this guide to learn all about the controls and combos you can do in Devil May Cry 5 (DMC 5)! Included here are a controls breakdown & combo list per character for the PlayStation 4 (PS4).

Controls & Moveset per Character (PS4)
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Table of Contents

General Controls for DMC 5

Controls & Moveset per Character (PS4)

The following are the default controls for Devil May Cry 5 for the PlayStation 4. They are fully customizable from the settings menu and are used across all playable characters.

DMC5 Controls List

ButtonMove
L1Break Away
L2Exceed
R1Lock-On
TouchpadTaunt / Provocation
OptionsPause
Melee Attack
Gun Attack
Devil Breaker
XJump
L JoystickMove
L3Change Lock On
RCamera
R3Reset Camera

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Nero - Moves List
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Abilities

MoveCommand & Desc
Wall JumpDuring a jump, press X near a wall
Jump again by pushing off a wall
SpeedHold L Joystick in any direction
Keep holding L Joystick in the same direction to build up speed into a full sprint.
Table HopperWhile on the ground, just before an attack hits, press R1+L joystick horizontally + X
Evade an enemy attack with a slight movement of the body, allowing for easier counter-attacks
Table Hopper 2After executing Table Hopper, press R1+L joystick + X
Evade in any direction after a Table Hopper.
Table Hopper 3After executing Table Hopper 2, press R1+L joystick + X
An even more effective evasive maneuver that expands upon what you have learned before.
Wire Snatch 2Press R1+
An upgrade to Wire Snatch with a longer reach.
Wire Snatch 3Press R1+
The final Wire Snatch upgrade, extending the wire reach even farther.
Air HikeDuring a jump, press X
Concentrate demonic power into the area under your feet to perform a double jump that can reach higher locations.
Enemy StepIn mid-air, press X near an enemy
In mid-air, use an enemy as a stepping stone to execute a double jump.
EX ProvocationPress and hold L3 + Touchpad
A special taunt given only to those who paid a heavy price. Increases Stylish Rank more than a normal taunt.

Blue Rose

MoveCommand & Desc.
Normal ShotPress
Fire two bullets at once
Color UpPress and hold , then release when your left arm glows
Load up special bullets with more power than regular bullets. Hold to fill up the Bullet Gauge, letting you fire three shots once the gauge is full
Color Up 2Press and hold , then release when your left arm glows
Pack even more power into your Color Up shots. Hold to fill up the Bullet Gauge, letting you fire three shots once the gauge is full
Color Up 3Press and hold , then release when your left arm glows
The final upgrade to Color Up, cramming explosive power into your special bullets. Hold to fill up the Bullet Gauge, letting you fire three shots once the gauge is full
High ShotPress with stock in the Bullet Gauge
Fire special bullets more powerful than your regular ammo. Multiple hits will stun the enemy
Charge ShotPress and hold , then release when your left arm begins to glow.
Channel the power from your body into the Blue Rose to fire powerful shots that sends foes flying. Hold while attacking to build up charge.
Charge Shot 2Press and hold , then release when your left arm begins grows stronger.
A powered up version of Charge Shot, packing more pain into each bullet.
Charge Shot 3Press and hold , then release when your left arm has reached its peak
The strongest version of Charge Shot. These demonic bullets run wild inside an enemy's body, detonating after a certain period of time.

Red Queen

MoveCommand & Desc.
Red Queen Combo AWhile on the ground, press ---
A quick and dirty 4-hit sword combo
Red Queen Combo BWhile on the ground, press , then and tap repeatedly
A series of heavy blows deal massive damage to anything unlucky enough to get in the way
Red Queen Combo CWhile on the ground, press -, then ---
A flashy sword combo versatile enough to lay out unsuspecting foes over a wider area
Red Queen Combo DWhile on the ground, press --, then
A brutal series of strikes culminating in a powerful final blow
Roulette SpinIn mid-air, press -, then
Spin the Red Queen's blade in mid-air, cutting up enemies. This attack will allow you to gain a little altitude
Aerial ComboIn mid-air, press --
A series of mid-air sword slashes
ShuffleWhile on the ground, R1+L joystick back to forward +
After avoiding an attack by backstepping, rush forward and counter with a fast powerful blow
PaylineIn mid-air, press R1+L joystick forward +
A swift mid-air strike that exploits an enemy's weak point. Brushes off enemy attacks when activated
Hard WayWhile on the ground, hold and release
A swift strike that exploits an enemy's weak point. Brushes off enemy attacks when activated
High RollerWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick back+
Cleave into an enemy, launching them skyward. Continue holding to follow the enemy into the air
EX High RollerWhen the Ex-Gauge is powered: While on the ground, press R1+L joystick back+
High Roller powered-up by the Red Queen's Exceed system. Revolutions increase depending on the Ex-Gauge level
StreakWhile on the ground, R1+L joystick forward+
A magnificent rushing attack that sweeps up surrounding enemies
Streak 2While on the ground, R1+L joystick forward+
An improved Streak attack with greatly extended range
Ex StreakWhen the Ex-Gauge is powered: While on the ground, press R1+L joystick forward+
Streak powered-up by the Red Queen's Exceed system. Revolutions increase depending on the Ex-Gauge level
SplitIn the Mid Air, press R1+L joystick back+
A violent descending slash that slams through an enemy and splits them right down the middle
Double DownWhen the Ex-Gauge is powered: In mid-air, press R1+L joystick back+
The propellant ignited on the blade of the Red Queen by the Exceed system powers the weapon downwards, eviscerating the enemy. The attack area increases depending on the Ex-Gauge level
CaliburIn mid-air, press R1+L joystick forward+
Streak towards your foe in mid-air and strike with a heavy blow
Ex-CaliburWhen the Ex-Gauge is powered: In mid-air, press R1+L joystick forward+
A version of Calibur powered by the Red Queen's Exceed system, increasing its distance depending on the Ex-Gauge level

Exceed

MoveCommand & Desc.
ExceedPress and hold L2 several times until the Ex-Gauge is filled
Unleash powerful attacks by igniting propellant in the blade. Consume one stock of Ex-Gauge to use level 1 Exceed moves
Exceed 2Press and hold L2 several times until the Ex-Gauge is filled
An upgrade to the Exceed system. Consume two stoks of the Ex-Gauge to use level 2 Exceed moves
Exceed 3Press and hold L2 several times until the Ex-Gauge is filled
The final upgrade to the Exceed System. Consume three stocks of the Ex-Gauge to use level 3 Exceed moves
Ex-ActPress L2 after an attack
Activate Exceed after an attack to fill one stock of your Exceed gauge. If your timing is off, you only gain a small amount of charge
MAX-ActPress L2 immediately after an attack
Right after an attack, activate Exceed with perfect timing to max out your Exceed Gauge

Devil Bringer

MoveCommand & Desc.
ShowdownWhen Devil Trigger is active: While on the ground, press R1+L joystick forward + +
An incredibly powerful series of strikes with the Red Queen and your demonic arms
Maximum BetWhen Devil Trigger is active: While on the ground, press R1+L joystick back+ +
Demonic arms and the Red Queen combine to blow through enemies like a powerful wind. Holding then releasing + will increase its attack strength
Flap TopAfter jumping, hold X in mid-air
Twist your body into the air and unfurl your demonic arms for a second jump. Hold X to extend your air time

Devil Breaker

MoveCommand & Desc.
Break AgeWith a Devil Breaker equipped: Press and hold then release when your right arm sparks with more power
Unleash the power of your equipped Devil Breaker to perform a devastating attack. The sheer power of this technique will destroy any arm you currently have equipped, as will taking any damage while holding down
Break AwayWith a Devil Breaker equipped: Press and hold L1
Rip off your current Devil Breakers to create an explosion of energy held within. Use this to quickly escape from damage
ScapegoatPress , or get attack while holding with a devil breaker equipped
Attacks won't stagger you while using a Devil Breaker, or while activating Break Age. However, taking too much damage will destroy your current arm
BatteryWith Overture equipped: press
Fire an electric burst from the palm of Overture. The direction changes depending on the state of the enemy
ExploderWith Overture equipped: Press and hold , then release after your right arm sparks with more power
Overload the energy inside Overture to turn it into a bomb. Shove it into an enemy and it explodes after a set amount of time. Multiple units can be placed at once. Follow up with a bullet or other attacks to detonate it manually
JockyWith Gerbera equipped: Press or L Joystick +
Release a shockwave from the palm of the Gerbera. Press to attack in front of you. This attack can negate or reflect enemy projectiles. Press the + L Joystick to change the shockwave into thrust to move around
Stamen Ray / Petal RayWith Gerbera equipped: Press and hold , then release after your right arm sparks with more power
While on the ground, Stamen Ray unleashes a powerful blast. In mid-air, Petal Ray will gather shockwaves in your fingertips for a more penetrating laser. Ricochets off of walls and floors around you
Jet GadgetWith Punch Line equipped: Hold during aerial recover to ride it. Perform various maneuvers with , , , X
Launches the Punch Line like a rocket. Press after launch to call it back, then hold when it returns to ride it. Press , , or while riding it to do tricks, drop off with X, and blow it up with L1. You can ride it longer at higher Stylish Ranks
Boost KnuckleWith Punch Line equipped: Press and hold , then release after your right arm sparks with more power
Unleash the Punch Line's propulsion potential in a haymaker punch. Even larger enemies will be knocked back by a clean hit

Dante - All Moves List

Dante - Move List
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Abilities

MoveCommand & Desc
Kick JumpDuring a jump, press X near a wall
Jump again by pushing off of a wall
SpeedHold L Joystick in any direction
Keep holding L Joystick in the same direction to build up speed into a full sprint.
Air HikeDuring a jump, press X
Concentrate demonic power into the area under your feet to perform a double jump that can reach higher locations.
Devil TriggerPress L1
Unleash the demon within and transform into a fearsome devil form. Depletes the DT Gauge. Raises attack, defense and speed while activated and restores vitality over time
GliderWhile Devil Trigger is active: In mid-air, hold X
Spread your wings and glide. To change direction, tilt L Joystick while gliding
Enemy StepIn mid-air, press X near an enemy
In mid-air, use an enemy as a stepping stone to execute a double jump.
EX ProvocationPress and hold L3 + Touchpad
A special taunt given only to those who paid a heavy price. Increases Stylish Rank more than a normal taunt.

Rebellion

MoveCommand & Desc.
Rebellion Combo AWhile on the ground, press - -
Perform a rapid three-stage combo
Rebellion Combo BWhile on the ground, press , then -
A riff on Rebellion Combo A. Damage enemies behind while attacking those in front
Helm BreakerIn min-air, press
A devastating overhead attack with enough power to shatter even the sturdiest of skill bones
High TimeWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick back +
Lunge forward and send the enemy into the air. Hold to join the enemy in the air for quick follow-up slices
StingerWhile on the ground, R1+L joystick forward +
A high-speed lunge attack toward the enemy that skewers them through the middle. While Devil Trigger is active, the attack is more powerful but expends the DT gauge
Stinger 2While on the ground, R1+L joystick forward +
A powered up version of the classic piercing attack. Has longer range than the original
Million StabAfter executing a Stinger, release L joystick and hold
Rush in to stab the enemy with blinding speed. Repeatedly tap for more stabs.

Devil Sword Sparda

MoveCommand & Desc.
Sparda Combo AWhile on the ground, press - -
Perform a rapid three-stage combo
Sparda Combo BWhile on the ground, press , then -
A remix of Sparda Combo A. Damage enemies behind while attacking those in front
Helm BreakerIn min-air, press
A devastating overhead attack with enough power to shatter even the sturdiest of skill bones
High TimeWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick back +
Lunge forward and send the enemy into the air. Hold to join the enemy in the air for quick follow-up slices
StingerWhile on the ground, R1+L joystick forward +
The blade shifts into a spear shape, to run enemies through in the blink of an eye. While Devil Trigger is active, the attack is more powerful but expends the DT gauge
Stinger 2While on the ground, R1+L joystick forward +
A powered up version of the Stinger that strikes enemies at a longer range
Million StabAfter executing a Stinger, release L joystick and hold
Morph your blade into a spear, close the distance to the enemy and slash them to pieces. Repeatedly tap for more slashes

Devil Sword Dante

MoveCommand & Desc.
DSD Combo AWhile on the ground, press - -
Perform a rapid three-stage combo
DSD Combo BWhile on the ground, press , then -
A different take on DSD Combo A. Damage enemies behind while attacking those in front
DSD Combo CWhile on the ground, press - , then -
Perform a two-stage attack then launch the enemy upwards for follow-up strikes. Hold on the fourth stage to keep the party rocking
Aerial RaveIn mid-air, press - - -
Trap the enemy in a mid-air blitz of sword strikes
Helm BreakerIn min-air, press
A devastating overhead attack with enough power to shatter even the sturdiest of skill bones
High TimeWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick back +
Propel enemies upward with a mighty sword slash. Hold to leap up with them for follow up attacks
StingerWhile on the ground, R1+L joystick forward +
Race towards the enemy and skewer them on your sword-point before they can react. While Devil Trigger is active, the attack is more powerful but expends the DT gauge
Stinger 2While on the ground, R1+L joystick forward +
A powerful version of the Stinger that strikes enemies at a longer range
Million StabAfter executing a Stinger, release L joystick and hold
Rush into the enemy's face and give them a pincushion treatment. Repeatedly tap for more slashes
DriveWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick back to forward +
This blistering sword swing creates a shockwave that damages distant enemies. Hold to make it hit harder
Over DriveAfter executing a Drive, press immediately after the shockwave.
A follow up strike to Drive that lets fly two more shockwaves in rapid succession
Swords FormationHold and release once the blade glows brighter
Conjures four swords that automatically attack, evade. and block on your behalf. Swords disappear after a set time. Conjures 2 units of the DT gauge
Swords Formation 2Hold and release once the blade glows brighter
An upgrade to the Swords Formation. Extends time swords can be summoned for, and shortens cooldown until they can be summoned once more
Swords Formation 3Hold and release once the blade glows brighter
The ultimate evolution of Swords Formation. The swords can be summoned for a much longer time and have a much shorter cooldown until they can be summoned once more
ChaserChange to Swordmaster style while in Devil Trigger, or while Swords Formation is activated
Your conjured swords follow up your melee weapon strikes with automatic attacks
InterceptorChange to Gunslinger style while in Devil Trigger, or while Swords Formation is activated
Your conjured swords detect nearby threats and slash automatically to keep them at bay
ReactorChange to Trickster style while in Devil Trigger, or while Swords Formation is activated
Increases the number of times you can repeatedly jump, dash, and use Sky Star and Air Trick
EscortChange to Royalguard style while in Devil Trigger, or while Swords Formation is activated
Blocking attacks causes your conjured swords to stand guard around you, charging the Royal Gauge. The swords will block incoming attacks, lessening the damage

Balrog

MoveCommand & Desc.
Mode Change Press R1 + L joystick back +
Switches between the rapid punches of Blow Mode and the punishing kicks of Kick Mode. The moves at your disposal differ depending on the mode
Light BlowIn Blow Mode: While on the ground, press
Perform an agile punch combo
Feather ComboIn Blow Mode: In mid-air, press -
Perform a rapid three-hit aerial combo
Switch Kick In Blow Mode: Press R1+L joystick back +
Cut loose with a kick as you switch from Blow Mode to Kick Mode
Heavy JoltIn Blow Mode: While on the ground, press R1 + L joystick forward +
Quickly dash inside the enemy's defenses and leave them reeling with a massive strike
Welter MoveIn Blow Mode: Hold after an attack
Ride your own momentum after an attack to keep yourself clear of enemy counters. Tilt L joystick left or right to dodge in that direction
Bantam RevengeIn Blow Mode: When moving left or right during Welter Move, press
Execute a counter in the direction you dodged with Welter Move. Slip through enemy attacks and lay on the pain
Balrog Combo AIn Kick Mode: While on the ground, press - -
Whip yourself into a spin to deliver a whirlwind of three hard kicks
Balrog Combo BIn Kick Mode: While on the ground, press - , then - - - -
A stylish Balrog Combo A spin-off. Your high speed spin kicks will pull in nearby enemies for more punishment
FrictionIn Kick Mode: In mid-air, press
Slam downward with a powerful kick from mid-air
Switch Blowpress R1+L joystick back +
Let rip with a punch attack as you switch from Kick Mode to Blow Mode
Fly DragonIn Blow Mode: After executing a Heavy Jolt, press R1+L joystick forward +
After charging forward with Heavy Jolt, send out your left fist to pound enemies into the air
UpdraftIn Kick Mode: While on the ground, press R1+L joystick forward +
A high-flying flip kick that launches enemies upward. Great for intercepting airborne foes
Heat UpIn Kick Mode: Hold after an attack
Dazzle the dance floor and trigger Ignition. You take additional damage while Heat Up is active
Rolling BlazePress X
Jumping discharges a blast wave that damages nearby enemies

Cavaliere

MoveCommand & Desc.
Gear WheelActivated on attack impact
Land this attack to drag the enemy into the spinning wheel, dealing combo damage
Low GearPress any button during Gear Wheel
While Gear Wheel is active, press another button for this follow-up attack
Top GearPress any button while your weapon glows during Gear Wheel
While Gear Wheel is active, wait for the weapon to glow before pressing another button for a quick follow-up attack
Overtop GearPress any button just as an attack finishes during Gear Wheel
While Gear Wheel is active, press another button just as the attack finishes to trigger a much quicker and more powerful follow-up attack
Cavaliere Combo A While on the ground, press - -
Ride your momentum into a three-stage combo attack. Gear Wheel is active during the first and second stages. Chains into Cavaliere Combo B in Swordmaster style. While Devil Trigger is active, the attack is more powerful but expends the DT Gauge
Air Cavaliere Combo AIn mid-air press -
A two-stage combo attack whirling your twin Cavaliere in mid-air. Activates Gear Wheel. If using Swordmaster style, you can change into Air Cavaliere Combo B during the combo
Cross LineWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick forward +
Cross over your twin Cavaliere for a devastating slam attack. Activates Gear Wheel
SlipstreamWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick back to forward +
Ride your momentum forward and cross over your twin Cavaliere for a devastating slam attack. Activates Gear Wheel. Can chain into Cavaliere Combo A or Cavaliere Combo B's second step
Slipstream 2While on the ground, press R1+L joystick back to forward +
An upgrade to the Slipstream pincer attack. Lengthens your movement distance before the strike
HighsideIn mid-air, press R1+L joystick back +
This high velocity attack ramps you skyward after the enemy you hit. Activates Gear Wheel
BrakingIn mid-air, press R1+L joystick forward +
Drag airborne enemies into the spinning wheels and dive into a backbreaking ground impact. Activates Gear Wheel
IdlingWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick back + --
Send enemies flying with blows from your twin Cavaliere

King Cerberus

MoveCommand & Desc.
Cerberus Combo AWhile on the ground, press - - - -
Let yourself off the the leash and hit enemies with this ferocious combo
Cerberus Combo BWhile on the ground, press - , then -
Another breed of Cerberus Combo A. Sweeps the area around you while pounding enemies out front
SwingIn mid-air, press
Whirl in mid-air, slicing any nearby enemies with split second speed
CrystalWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick back +
Slam a chain into the ground, thrusting a massive glacial blade upward into enemies
RevolverPress R1+L joystick forward +
Spin violently in mid-air before crashing into the enemy, dealing major impact damage. While Devil Trigger is active, the attack is more powerful, but expends the DT gauge
Revolver 2Press R1+L joystick forward +
An improved version of the Revolver combo. Longer distance and a more violent spin
Long BarrelHold until electrified. On the ground, release
Your weapon crackles with lightning as it stretches to full length, slamming into a distant enemy
Long Barrel AirHold until electrified. Release in mid-air
Your weapon crackles with lightning as it stretches to full length, sniping a distant enemy from mid-air
Ice AgeWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick back to forward +
Conjure a skin of rock-hard ice, protecting you from enemy attacks
Long RevolverHold until electrified. Press R1+L joystick forward, then release
Your weapon crackles with lightning as it stretches to full length, turning mid-air spins into violent attacks
Thunder ClapHold until electrified. While on the ground, press R1+L joystick back, then release
Launches four lightning orbs that slowly chase down their targets

Ebony and Ivory

MoveCommand & Desc.
Normal ShotPress
Fire standard shots to do little damage but can be rapid-fired
Charge ShotPress and hold , then release when your both arms glow brighter.
Infuse a shot with demonic power to deal greater damage. Charges automatically in Gunslinger style
Charge Shot 2Press and hold , then release when your both arms glow brighter.
An upgrade to Charge Shot. Longer duration.
Charge Shot 3Press and hold , then release when your both arms glow brighter.
The ultimate evolution of Charge Shot. Even longer duration

Coyote-A

MoveCommand & Desc.
Shot ShellPress
Fire a shotgun blast that peppers enemies in a wide area, or can devastate a single enemy at close range
Charge ShellPress and hold , then release when your right arm glows brighter
Channel your demonic power into a solid slug shot
Charge Shell 2Press and hold , then release when your right arm glows brighter
An upgrade to Charge Shell. Faster infusion of power into the shot
Charge Shell 3Press and hold , then release when your both arms glow brighter.
The ultimate evolution of the Charge Shell. Fastest infusion of power into the shot

Kalina Ann

MoveCommand & Desc.
Howitzer ShotWith Kalina Ann equipped: Press
Launch a missile with an explosive payload
High ExplosiveWhile on the ground, hold then release when sparks fly from Kalina Ann
Launch a powered up missile packed with high explosive

Dr. Faust

MoveCommand & Desc.
Red ShotPress and hold
Spit a high velocity stream of Red Orbs at the enemy. Expends the Red Orbs you've collected
Set HatPress R1+L joystick forward +
Toss the hat, making any enemy it hits drop Red Orbs when struck with a weapon other than Dr. Faust. Taking any hits from enemies targeted by Set Hat will make you yourself lose Red Orbs
Main In The RedPress R1+L joystick back + then R1+L joystick back + again to finish
Carpet the area around you with countless Red Orbs that will damage enemies on contact. Expends the Red Orbs you've collected
Hat TrickAfter executing a Set Hat or Mad Hatter, press right when you catch the hat
Inflict damage on all enemies hit by Set Hat while absorbing Red Orbs

Trickster Style

MoveCommand & Desc.
DashWhile on the ground, press L joystick +
Dash in any direction (tilt L joystick) and evade enemy attacks
Sky StarIn mid-air, press L joystick +
Focus your demonic power into a temporary mid-air platform then move horizontally in any direction (tilt L joystick)
FlipperPress while being sent flying by an enemy attack
Right yourself quickly after being sent flying by an enemy attack
MustangAfter executing a Dash, run into an enemy while holding
Dash toward an enemy and kick off them to launch yourself upward
Mustang AirAfter executing a Sky Star, run into an enemy while holding
Dash towards an enemy with Sky Star and use their body to come back down. Make the enemy your personal staircase back down to the ground
Air TrickPress R1+L joystick forward +
Dash above an enemy's head and appear in mid-air
Ground Trick Press R1+L joystick back to forward +
Dashdownward toward an enemy and appear on the ground

Swordmaster Style

MoveCommand & Desc.
PropWith Rebellion equipped: While on the ground, press
Whip Rebellion around in a high-rev spin, launching the enemy upward
Aerial RaveWith Rebellion equipped: In mid-air, press - - -
Trap the enemy in a mid-air blitz of sword strikes
ShredderWith Rebellion equipped: While on the ground, press after executing a Prop
Follow up a prop by thrusting your spinning a blade forward to slice the enemy. Hold to extend duration
PropWith Sparda Equipped: While on the ground, press
With the blade warped into an infernal scythe, throttle it up into a high-rev spin that'll launch the enemy upward
Aerial RaveWith Sparda equipped: In mid-air, press - - -
Trap the enemy in a mid-air blitz of sword strikes
ShredderWith Sparda equipped: While on the ground, press after executing a Prop
Follow up a prop by thrusting your scythe-shaped blade forward to slice the enemy. Hold to extend duration
Four HandedWith Dante equipped: Press
A multi-hit attack using conjured swords
Four HandedWith Dante equipped: Press
A multi-hit attack using conjured swords
High TimeWith Dante equipped: Press R1+L joystick back +
Use conjured swords to send the enemy soaring skyward
StingersWith Dante equipped: Press R1+L joystick forward +
Launch conjured swords at high speeds to pierce the enemy
Middle BreakWith Balrog equipped in Blow Mode: While on the ground, press
Spin up a high velocity punch attack that slams into the enemy with powerful cyclone winds
Cruiser DiveWith Balrog equipped in Blow Mode: In mid-air, press
Deliver a brutal falling punch to a grounded enemy, coupled with an earthshaking shockwave that'll leave nearby enemies reeling
Minimum DragonWith Balrog equipped in Blow Mode: While on the ground, R1+L joystick forward +
Penetrate the enemy's defenses with a defiant uppercut that'll launch them skyward
Rising DragonWith Balrog equipped in Blow Mode: After executing Minimum Dragon, tap repeatedly
Focus your power into your fist, then release an uppercut so strong, it'll launch you like a missile
Break SpiralWith Balrog equipped in Kick Mode: While on the ground, press
Spin around lightning fast to deliver attacks over a wide area. Extend your spin by tapping repeatedly, and move around during the spin with L joystick
FirestormWith Balrog equipped in Kick Mode: In mid-air, press
Go from a spin into a speedy one-two kick combo that launches enemies into the air
Flint WheelWith Balrog equipped in Kick Mode: While on the ground, press R1+L joystick back +
Make the battlefield your playground, back flipping to get around enemies
Cavaliere Combo BWith Cavaliere equipped: While on the ground, press - -
Race your transformed motorcycle through the tight turns of a rapid combo. Gear Wheel is active during the first and second stages. You can chain into Cavaliere Combo A during the combo
Air Cavaliere Combo BWith Cavaliere equipped: In mid-air, press - -
Spin your bike mid-air and slam into enemies in an incredible stunt. Gear Wheel is active during the first and second stages. You can chain into Air Cavaliere Combo A during the combo
Full ThrottleWith Cavaliere equipped: While on the ground, press R1+L joystick forward +
Straddle your motorcycle and twist the throttle, running down enemies with the spikes extending from the front. While Devil Trigger is active, the attack is more powerful, but expends the DT gauge

Gunslinger Style

MoveCommand & Desc.
Ebony ShotWith Ebony & Ivory equipped: While on the ground, press
Fire a high-powered shot that's likely to stagger enemies
Auto Charge (E)With Ebony & Ivory equipped: While on the ground, press once Dante's left arm glows brighter
Auto-charges your demonic power, adding explosive power to your bullets
Auto Charge 2 (E)With Ebony & Ivory equipped: While on the ground, press once Dante's left arm glows brighter
A powered up version of Auto Charge (E). Takes less time to reach full charge
Ivory ShotWith Ebony & Ivory equipped: While on the ground, press
Fires a three-round burst of low damage shots that place firing speed above stopping power
Auto Charge (I)With Ebony & Ivory equipped: While on the ground, press once Dante's right arm glows brighter
Auto-charges your demonic power, adding piercing capabilities to your bullets
Auto Charge 2 (I)With Ebony & Ivory equipped: While on the ground, press once Dante's right arm glows brighter
A powered up version of Auto Charge (I). Takes less time to reach full charge
RainstormWith Ebony & Ivory equipped: In mid-air, press
Revolve in mid-air and shower the ground below in a storm of bullets. Hold to shoot straight down
FireworksWith Coyote-A equipped: While on the ground, tap repeatedly
Twirl your shotgun like a nunchaku, shooting as you go
Fireworks AirWith Coyote-A equipped: In mid-air, press
Trigger the spinning shotgun technique Fireworks in mid-air
BackslideWith Coyote-A equipped: While on the ground, press R1 + L joystick back +
While locked into an enemy, quickly fire a shot at the enemy behind you
MultipleWith Kalina Ann equipped: While on the ground, press
Automatically lock on to multiple enemies and launch a storm of homing missiles
BlasterWith Kalina Ann equipped: In mid-air, press
Fire a cannon blast straight downward
Mad HatterWith Dr. Faust equipped: Press
Send your Orb-bladed hat spinning around you, striking multiple enemies as it flies. Enemies hit by this attack will discharge Red Orbs on subsequent strikes from weapons other than Dr. Faust
Magic HatWith Dr. Faust equipped: Press R1 + L joystick back + then after activation
The hat floats around Dante, unleashing its Red Shot attack like a turret. Expends Red Orbs. Execute the same command after the activation to call the hat attack

Royal Guard Style

MoveCommand & Desc.
BlockWhile on the ground, press
Blocks enemy attacks and neutralizes damage while filling the Royal Gauge. This technique expends the DT gauge each time it is activated. While blocking, you can move around with L joystick
Air BlockIn mid-air, press
Activates a mid-air version of Block, neutralizing damage and filling the Royal Gauge. This technique expends the DT gauge each time it is activated.
Royal GuardJust as an enemy attacks, press
Blocks an enemy attack as close as possible to defend without expending the DT Gauge. Fills the Royal Gauge more than a standard Block
ReleaseWhile on the ground, press R1+L joystick forward +
Release the energy built up in your Royal Gauge, dealing massive damage to enemies
Air ReleaseIn mid-air, press R1+L joystick forward +
Release the energy built up in your Royal Gauge in mid-air, dealing massive damage to enemies
Royal Release Just as an enemy attacks, press R1+ L joystick forward +
Draw in an enemy attack before releasing the energy built up in your Royal Gauge to deliver a tremendous blast of damage

Sin Devil Trigger

MoveCommand & Desc.
AccumulateIn human or devil form, hold L1
Expend the DT gauge and charge the SDT Gauge
SDT ComboPress - -
Perform a crushing three-stage combo attack that unleashes the full power of the devil sword Dante
The OmbraPress
Energy blasts from your palms slam into the enemy with terrific force
Air RaidDuring a jump, press X while falling
Spread your wings and hover in the air. Tilt L joystick to move while hovering, or press X to fold your wings and fall to earth
AdventPress
Move at hyper speed, reaching the enemy in the blink of an eye
Sin StingerPress R1+L joystick forward +
Charge into the enemy surround by the whirlwind of Swords Formation. Tears through any enemy, leaving tattered shreds in your wake. Hold to keep the attack going
JudgementPress +
Unleash all of your power at once, bathing nearby enemies in lethal damage. Expends all of your SDT Gauge
Sin InfernoPress R1+L joystick back +
Slam a thunderous punch into the ground, making the fires of hell erupt around you and launch any nearby enemies into the air
DemolitionPress and holdL2
Grab an enemy and trigger a blast from within, shattering the enemy with raw explosive power
The LucePress and hold R2
Focus energy into your outstretched wings and raze the earth with a laser barrage. Hold R2 to keep the attack going
Quadruple SWhile transformed into Sin Devil Trigger form with Stylish Rank SSS, press and hold L1 when the SDT Gauge glows
When transformed into Sin Devil Trigger with Stylish Rank SSS, press L1 while the SDT Gauge is glowing to disengage your transformation. This allows you to unleash your Sin Devil Trigger power for a moment and attack

V - All Moves List

V - Move List
Check Out The V Gameplay Guide!

Abilities

MoveCommand & Desc
QuickplayContinue holding L Joystick in the same direction
Utilize Shadow's celerity for high-speed movement. Cannot be activated in battle or while Shadow is stalemated
PromotionWhile Nightmare is active: Press L1+, or X in the air near Nightmare to mount. Press L1 + X or X in the air to dismount
Ride atop the demonic beast Nightmare
Enemy StepIn mid-air, press X near an enemy
In mid-air, use an enemy as a stepping stone to execute a double jump.
EX ProvocationPress and hold L3 + Touchpad
A special taunt given only to those who paid a heavy price. Increases Stylish Rank more than a normal taunt.

Cane

MoveCommand & Desc
CheckmatePress
Finish off dying enemies
GambitPress R1 +
A teleportation technique. Throw your cane at a target to appear next to them. Using this move to a dying enemy will kill them instantly
Touch And MovePress the moment you finish off an enemy with Checkmate
Teleport to the next target the moment you finish off the enemy in front of you
PromotionWhile Nightmare is active: Press R1+ rotate L joystick once +
Rain down demonic canes from on high finishing off all dying enemies in the area at once. Expends the DT gauge

Griffon

MoveCommand & Desc
BulletPress
Shoot balls of lightning from Griffon's maw
BlockadeHold and release
Use Griffon's power to launch a pillar of lightning at foes
Blockade 2Hold longer, then release
Power up Blockade to summon three pillars of lightning at once
Blockade 3Hold as long as possible, then release
The strongest version of Blockade, calling five pillars of lightning into the battlefield
Round RobinPress R1 + L joystick back +
Move Griffon near V and unleash electric strikes across the area
Round Robin 2Press R1 + L joystick back + hold and release
This Round Robin upgrade rains even more electric strikes on foes in the area
Round Robin 3Press R1 + L joystick back + hold longer, then release
The strongest version of Round Robin, pouring even more electric strikes
Flank AttackPress R1 + L joystick forward +
Griffon charges at enemies, launching them into the air
Double CheckPress R1 + L joystick back to forward +
Use Griffon's power to fire an electric shock that slams into enemies

Shadow

MoveCommand & Desc
Shadow Combo AWhile on the ground, press - -
Follow up Shadow's claw attack with a series of piercing tentacle strikes. Automatically becomes an air attack for airborne targets
Shadow Combo BWhile on the ground, press , then -
An extra combo for Shadow, knocking away enemies with a swing of his tail and rending them with enormous fangs
Shadow Combo CWhile on the ground, press - , then tap repeatedly
A combo to follow up Shadow's claw attack, changing his neck into a whip to flay nearby foes
BreakthroughPress R1 + L joystick forward +
Shadow dives into the ground and dashes ahead, attacking with tentacles as it moves
HedgehogWhile on the ground, hold and release
Shadow transforms into spikes that jut out in all directions to attack
Hedgehog 2While on the ground, press and hold
The upgrade to Hedgehog adds needles that erupt from the ground behind Shadow
ArbiterWhile on the ground, press R1 + L joystick back +
Shadow's tail transforms into an axe to launch foes. Hold to have him follow enemies into the air
BayonetIn mid-air, press
Shadow changes his whole body into a spinning blade, striking enemies with a spin attack
GuillotineIn mid-air, press R1 + L joystick forward or back +
A spinning charge attack that transforms Shadow's body. Press press R1 + L joystick forward for diving or R1 + L joystick back for a drop attack
SkewerWhile on the ground, press R1 + L joystick back to forward +
Shadow transforms his head into a needle to stab at enemies. V can even stand on the needle during this attack

Nightmare

MoveCommand & Desc
Nightmare Combo ADuring Promotion: While on the ground, Press - -
Nightmare unleashes a brutal flurry of punches at the enemy
Nightmare Combo BDuring Promotion: While on the ground, Press - Press , then tap Press repeatedly
A new combo for Nightmare, spreading his powerful blows across a wider area
StrongpointDuring Promotion: While on the ground, press R1 + L joystick forward +
Nightmare's sweeping laser strike that burns enemies over a wide area
Critical PositionAfter Strongpoint is activated, press and hold
Nightmare's sweeps a laser attack from ground to sky
DesperadoDuring Promotion: In mid-air, press
Nightmare swings down both fists for a heart ground slam
Illegal MoveDuring Promotion: While on the ground, press R1 + L joystick back to forward (or forward twice)
Nightmare moves instantly towards the target
DominationHold during Illegal Move
Nightmare fires a thick laser straight ahead. Use L joystick to adjust the angle slightly

How to Unlock Moves

Moves are Bought from Nico's Shop

Moves are Bought from Nico

Moves can be purchased from Nico's Portable Shop for red orbs. From her van, you can buy moves and customize the moves list for Dante, Nero, and V.

Check Out Nico's Shop Item List Here

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