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Check out this Devil May Cry 5 (DMC5) guide on Dante's style change! Learn to use the Trickster, Gunslinger, Royal Guard, Swordmaster, Devil Trigger styles, combo tips, & gameplay tricks.

Dante Style Change Guide: How To Style Change & Combo Tips
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Table of Contents

Dante's Style Change List

Dante's Weapons - Overview

Dante Can Use Swords & Guns

Devil May Cry 5 Dante Weapon Arsenal - Rebellion

Dante has in his arsenal the sword Rebellion, twin guns Ebony & Ivory, and the powerful modified shotgun Coyote-A. These are the basic weapons that he uses in his fight against demons.

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Devil Arms Used For Powerful Attacks

Devil May Cry 5 Dante Weapon Arsenal - Cavaliere

Dante can also use Devil Arms such as the Balrog and Cavaliere to deal more powerful damage to foes. Using these Devil Arms increases the Stylish points you earn.

Dante's Style Change - Overview

Style Change Makes Weapon Moves Dynamic

Style Change Makes Weapon Moves Dynamic

With his ability to change styles in battle, Dante is capable of changing the way his weapons move and attack in the game. This makes it easier for him to rack up Stylish points and create longer combos for higher damage.

Change Styles With Directional Buttons

Change Styles With Directional Buttons

You can shift between Dante's styles by pressing any of the 4 directional buttons on your controller. The change happens in real-time, when you press the button, so it's best to learn timing properly in order not to break your combos.

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Style Change During Combo For Stylish Points

You'll earn more Stylish points and execute more powerful moves if you style change in between your combos. This can be done with the correct timing and mastery of Dante's different styles.

Beginners Can Use 1 Style While Learning

For those still getting used to Dante's styles, you can simply use just one style in combat! Style changes in between combos are not necessary to progress through the game's story.

Dante's Style Change List

Dante's Style Changes In DMC5

Style Description
Trickster - Made for evasion and quick movement
- Can make moves very versatile
Swordmaster - Best for close range combat
- Activate when starting a combo
Gunslinger - Effective for long range targets
- Specialized for Dante's guns
Royal Guard - Use to defend & counter enemy attacks
- Very powerful if used properly
Devil Trigger - Turns Dante into his ultimate demon form
- Recovers vitality bar
- Boosts attack power

Trickster (T) Style

Dante's Trickster style is very versatile and reliable, made for evasion and quick movement. It can be used as the base style when looking to start a combo as you can easily change to other styles from Trickster.

Trickster Style Skill Upgrade List

LevelSkills
Level 2-Flipper
-Mustang
Level 3-Mustang Air
-Air Trick
Level 4-Ground Trick

Swordmaster (S) Style

DMC5 Swordmaster Style

One of Dante's easier to use styles, the Swordmaster is the standard style used when wielding his Rebellion. This style is often used to start and finish a combo of attacks.

Use Balrog In Close Quarter Combat

Balrog can be used in combination with the Swordmaster style. They complement each other and can be used in a series of speedy punches or powerful kicks.

Balrog - Punches Based On Speed

DMC5 Balrog - Punches Based On Speed

Using the Balrog's quick punches allow beginners to create combos easily while dodging enemy attacks. Though the attack power is not as strong, it is a flexible, beginner-friendly method to fight.

Balrog - Kick Style With Power

DMC5 Balrog - Kick Style With Power

For more advanced players, the Balrog's powerful kicks have high attack stats but low move count. It's recommended to use this combo when enemies are low in health and should be finished in just a couple of hits.

Swordmaster Style Skill Upgrade List

LevelSkills
Level 2【Rebellion · Devil Sword Sparda】
-Shredder
【Devil Sword Dante】
- Stingers
- High Times
【Balrog】
- Rising Dragon
- Flint Wheel
【King Cerberus】
- Rock Back
- King Slayer
【Cavaliere】
- Full Throttle
Level 3【Rebellion · Devil Sword Sparda】
- Round Trip
【Devil Sword Dante】
- Round Trips
【Balrog】
- Divine Dragon
【King Cerberus】
- Hot Stuff
- Percussion
【Cavaliere】
- Wheelie Jump

Gunslinger (G) Style

DMC5 Gunslinger

The Gunslinger style is best used with Dante's Ebony & Ivory and Coyote-A. It's good to alternate between Swordmaster and Gunslinger as these style can be used in combat while in mid-air! They're also effective in medium range combat.

Gunslinger Style Skill Upgrade List

LevelSkills
Level 2【Ebony & Ivory】
- Rainstorm
【Coyote-A】
- Backslide
【Kalina Ann】
- Blaster
【Dr. Faust】
- Magic Hat
Level 3【Ebony & Ivory】
- Twosome Time
【Coyote-A】
- Gun Stinger
【Kalina Ann】
- Hysteric
【Dr. Faust】
- Set Hat 2

Royal Guard (R) Style

The Royal Guard style is best used to guard against enemy attacks. If timed properly, Dante won't suffer any damage and will fill up the Royal Guard gauge, allowing him to counter his enemy's moves.

Royal Guard Style Skill Upgrade List

LevelSkills
Level 2- Air Block
Level 3- Air Release
- Increase Royal Gauge (+3)
Level 4- Royal Revenge
- Increase Royal Gauge (+3)

Devil Trigger

Devil Trigger Form

DMC5 Devil Trigger
Unlock ConditionCan be used as soon as
you play as Dante

Dante will fill up his Devil Trigger gauge gradually in battle. When it is full, he can activate his Devil Trigger and change into his demon form. His entire vitality bar will refill and will receive an attack boost, making it possible to turn the tides of the battle to his favor.

Sin Devil Trigger Form

Sin Devil Trigger Form
Unlock ConditionMission 12 Boss Fight

Can only be used if you've charged the SDT gauge by transferring accumulated DT gauge. Instead of recovering health, this form significantly increases Dante's power and is recommended if you want to quickly take out enemies and bosses.

Check Out Mission 12 Walkthrough Here!

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