Read this Devil May Cry 5 (DMC5) guide about Dante - including info on Dante's voice actor, gameplay, weapon, ability, Devil Arm, and Devil Trigger tips and techniques, combo moves, character controls, and more!
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Dante - Character Overview
|English VA||Reuben Langdon|
|Character Debut||Devil May Cry (2001)|
Dante first appeared in 2001's Devil May Cry - the first of the series. Dante is half-man & half-demon, born from powerful demon Sparda & human woman Eva. Dante is known to wield many Devil Arms & using style changes in his fight against demons.
Recommended Abilities For Dante
|Ability||Criteria For Usage|
|Speed|| · Unlocks faster movement|
· Allows you to search for items and collectibles more efficiently
|Air Hike|| · Allows you to double jump|
· Air combos become easier
|Trigger Heart||· Devil Trigger form is prolonged|
Extended Time of Devil Trigger With Trigger Heart
If you acquire the Trigger Heart skill, you can extend the time of Dante's Devil Trigger form. Health recovery also occurs during Devil Trigger, so health recovery efficiency is improved as well with Trigger Heart.
Learn All Style Skills
You can upgrade the abilities of each of Dante's styles. If there's enough Red Orbs to upgrade Style Skills, prioritize getting these.
|Stinger||【Weapons】Rebellion · Devil Sword Sparda · Devil Sword Dante|
· A rushing attack that pierces enemies through the middle
· During Devil Trigger, DT Gauge is spent when using this attack
|Million Stab||【Weapons】Rebellion · Devil Sword Sparda · Devil Sword Dante|
· A follow up to Stinger
· Can be used to finish combos
· Strong against enemies in the air
· Use twin Cavaliere to cause higher damage
· Activates Gear Wheel
· Can chain into Cavaliere Combo A or 2nd step of Cavaliere Combo B
· Has an enhanced version that extends movement distance
· Spins for a mid-air attack
· Hits multiple times
|Ice Age||【Weapon】King Cerberus|
· Protect yourself with a skin of rock-hard ice
· Defends against enemy attacks
|Hat Trick||【Weapon】Dr. Faust|
· Inflict damage on enemies hit by Set Hat while absorbing red orbs.
|Sin Stinger||【Mode】Sin Devil Trigger|
· Charge into the enemy with a whirlwind of swords.
· Enhanced version of the regular Stinger
|The Luce||【Mode】Sin Devil Trigger|
· Powerful long range attack
· Range is wide and easy to use
Stinger Is Highly Recommended
Stinger is easy to use even for beginners. It's combo follow up Million Stab is very versatile and is used to finish combos.Check Out Controls & Character Move Sets!
Dante Exclusive Techniques
Dante's Exclusive Combat Style & Moves
Dante is known to exclusively change his combat style in the midst of battle. He also has various unique techniques that set him apart from Nero or V. Be sure to understand his different actions to use them in fights effectively.
Dante's Unique Battle Techniques
|Style Change|| - Changes weapon actions |
- Use directional keypad to change styles
|Devil Arm||- Devil weapons used to make special attacks|
|Devil Trigger|| - Recovers Vitality bar |
- Boosts attack power & other stats
Master Dante's Style Change
Dante is most known for his capacity to "style change" while in combat. This changes the way he wields his weapons, allowing him to make longer combos and increase the Stylish points he earns.Check Out Dante's Styles Here!
Change Styles During Combo For More Stylish Points
Though a bit difficult to pull off due to the need of good timing, changing Dante's style in the middle of a combat will earn him more Stylish points. Do this when you want to collect more red orbs to unlock moves & abilities.Check Out How To Farm Red Orbs!
Avoid Style Change If It's Too Difficult
If you're not used to doing style changes in the midst of battle, then it's better to avoid using it altogether. You can still use a variety of Dante's Devil Arms and other weapons to rack up Stylish points in battle.
Deal Bigger Damage With Devil Arms
Dante has an arsenal of Devil Arms that he uses in battle. This includes the Cavaliere, Balrog, even the Devil Sword Sparda - powerful weapons that make it easier to defeat enemies.Check Out All Weapon List Here!
Power Up By Activating Devil Trigger
Dante can change into a demon form when he uses his Devil Trigger. This recharges his Vitality bar and boosts his attack powers. Activate this form when in a boss fight or in a dangerous situation with low health.
Taunt Enemies To Maintain Stylish Points
You can taunt your enemies to maintain your Stylish points in the middle of the battle. When your foes are in the distance, make Dante Taunt them to make them move towards you.
Dante's Recommended Combo Flow
Best Combo Procedure For Dante
Avoid enemy by using "Trickster" style
Attack using Rebellion
Attack using Ebony & Ivory
Finish combo with Rebellion
Avoid Enemy Attacks With "Trickster" Style
Dante's "Trickster" style is popularly used to start his combos. It makes it easy for you to avoid enemy attacks before you initiate battle with Rebellion.
Attack Using Rebellion
Use Rebellion to initiate Dante's combo. If possible, change to the "Gunslinger" style right when you attack to increase your Stylish points and make your combos easy to connect.
Continue Combo With Ebony & Ivory
After changing to "Gunslinger" style, use Ebony & Ivory to shoot at your enemies. You can use this weapon to attack enemies in the air. Launch enemies into the air with Rebellion, then use Ebony & Ivory - jump and switch back to Rebellion to do a slash attack after.
Finish Combo With Rebellion
It's best to go back to Rebellion to finish Dante's combo. If you can do it, use your style changes and alternate with Ebony & Ivory to earn more Stylish points.
Dante's Combos Really Need Practice
It's best to keep practicing Dante's moves and combos. He is a very flexible character with different styles and timing his moves can be difficult. However, if you're able to pull them off, you'll earn a lot of Stylish points plus learn how to play better!Check Out Dante's Move Sets Here!