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Agni and Rudra

DA AgniRudra
Katakana アグニとルドラ
Romaji Aguni to rudora
Title Flame & Tornado Blades
Element Fire and Wind
Appearances Devil May Cry 3

The Agni & Rudra are a pair of talking and living Devil Arms with serrated edges appearing in Devil May Cry 3 which originate from Agni & Rudra. They can be combined, and are able to hurl forth fire and tornado-like gusts[1] using their technique "of gales and flames".[2] They are wielded by Dante during the course of the game.


The Agni & Rudra are a pair of uniquely shaped scimitars; the most noticeable difference between the two is that Agni is red-orange, while Rudra is blue. The blades are serrated with the segments appearing to interlock like a Celtic knot. The ends of both are slightly jagged but not pointed as a normal blade would be. The pommels form the talking "heads", and the guards of both are round and plain.

Agni & Rudra the FirestormEdit


Devil ArmEdit

Action Command Description
Agni & Rudra Combo I B t,B t,B t,B t,B t A basic 5-hit combo. The final 3 strikes are circular swings around the player, dealing damage to all nearby enemies.
Agni & Rudra Combo II B t,—,B t,B t A 3-hit combo; the fastest Agni & Rudra combo to finish fully. This combo deals extra damage against foes directly in front of the player.
Agni & Rudra Combo III B t,—,B t,—,B t A devastating combo that slashes enemies in a 180 degree arc in front of the player with blinding fast swings. Final strike is a kick that has extra range compared to Agni & Rudra's default range.
Aerial Cross B t (mid-air) Perform a quick cross-slash in mid air.
Jet-Stream B r1+B u+B t Slash through multiple enemies with increased speed. Level 2 is a powered-up version. Level 3 is the maxed-out version, which links several attacks into one ultimate combo that ends in an element-infused cross-slash.
Whirlwind B r1+B d+B t By spinning at supersonic speeds, your two swords slash through enemies with the power of fire and wind.
Million Slash Crazy Agni & Rudra Combo III Rapidly swing your twin swords around for a multi-hit attack on all enemies within a 180 degree arc in front of the player.
Air Hike B x (mid-air) By concentrating magical energy into the area under your feet, you are able to perform a double jump to reach higher, more strategic locations.

Swordmaster StyleEdit

Action Command Description
Level 1
Crossed Swords B c (ground) Perform an elemental cross-slash, dealing damage to nearby enemies within a 180-degree arc in front of the player.
Sky Dance B c (mid-air) Perform a 4-hit, mid-air combo. Combo finishes with a roll, dealing damage to enemies in front and behind the player from the moment the roll is initiated to when the player touches the ground.
Level 2
Crawler B r1+B u+B c Attack distant enemies by plunging your swords into the ground to roll out a line of flame in their direction.
Level 3
Twister B r1+B d+B c Quickly spin out dual sword slashes, creating a heat vortex burning everything around the player.
Tempest Crazy Twister Spin upward on an enemy while twirling your dual swords, generating a flame vortex burning everything in its path.


During "Crawler", Agni shouts "Die!" and Rudra shouts "Oh, yeah!"

During "Twister", Agni shouts "Ashes to ashes!". When you activate "Tempest", Rudra shouts "Dust to dust!" In Tempest, it is possible to keep the tornado going without the flames by rapidly pressing B t just as the Crazy Combo starts. This variation will inflict more than twice the total damage that a normal "Tempest" would. The lines "Ashes to ashes!" and "Dust to dust!" are also spoken by Nero in Devil May Cry 4 after the Ultimate Move "Showdown".

During "Million Slash", Agni and Rudra will start shouting and laughing. For the combo finisher, Dante shouts "Silence!"


Other AppearancesEdit

  • Dante also uses the Agni & Rudra in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. His attacks with them in-game are Twister, Tempest, Jet-Stream, and Sky Dance.
  • Despite not being seen, Agni & Rudra made a cameo in Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. Trucy Wright tells Apollo Justice that he and Phoenix Wright would made a good pair of demonic comedians and that they should name themselves "Agni and Rudra"
  • The weapons Durga from Bayonetta is similar to Agni & Rudra in terms of colors and the elemental abilities, although the Durga is lightning based while Rudra is wind elemental.


  1. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Devil Arms File — Agni & Rudra: "Blades with serrated edges that hurl forth fire and tornado-like gusts."
  2. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Combat Adjudicator — Agni & Rudra: "I am the combat adjudicator. Only a technique of gales and flames can move me."

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