Basilisks were created by Agnus by magically cross-breeding a gun and a dog. Their insides are made of flame, and are visible through their skeleton-like body. They can fight with teeth and claws, but their most dangerous attack is to fire their skulls from their bodies like a cannon. They posess the ability to generate a new head, so they can use this attack repeatedly.
Basilisks are swift and agile opponents often able to attack you while in the middle of a combo. Their skulls are easily dodged, but the opposite can be said when they pounce at you. It is recommended to use firearms at them while continuing to dodge their attacks and focus your hits on one Basilisk while still paying attention to the others' attacks.
As Nero, you can charge up the Blue Rose to knock them down and then Buster them while being careful to dodge their attacks. As Dante, use the Coyote-A or Ebony & Ivory, and evade their flame skulls with the Royalguard or Trickster Styles. Pandora is not the best choice since it is slow, but PF594: Argument can be effective, as its missiles are homing.
In Dante Must Die mode, using Nero's Buster or even Air Buster (to keep a safe distance) on Basilisks is not recommended, as they attack much faster and are even more unpredictable.
The Basilisk is a mythical creature in Greek and European legends. Its physical appearance is unmistakably reptilian, with the occasion of having a chicken's head, and is often depicted with multiple legs, with sometimes even as much as eight or ten. It's unfathomably poisonous to the point where it leaves a snail-like poison trail when traveling, and also demonstrates the power to paralyze, petrify, or at worst, kill with a single glance. It was also said to smell like a weasel, and is often depicted in art and heraldry.
- Basilisk is one of the two lesser demons which Nero can use as a weapon during Buster. The other one is the Gladius.
- Even though in actual myth the Basilisk is a reptilian creature, the Basilisks of Devil May Cry 4 are more like hellhounds than reptilian monsters.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Devil May Cry 4, Lesser Demons File — Basilisk: "A horrid demon-hunting dog abomination with gun-like attributes crafted by the hand of Agnus. Its fiery skull can be shot out from its body like a bullet. Possesses the ability to regenerate a new skull out of flame."
|Agnus - Credo - Dante - Gloria - Kyrie - Lady - Nero - Sanctus - Trish|
|Bael & Dagon - Berial - Containment Room - Echidna - The Savior|
|Alto & Bianco Angelo - Assault - Basilisk - Blitz - Chimera Seed & Chimera - Cutlass - Fault - Frost - Gladius - Mephisto & Faust - Scarecrow|
|Nero: Blue Rose - Devil Bringer - Red Queen - Yamato|
|Buster - Dark Slayer Style - Gunslinger Style - Royalguard Style - Swordmaster Style - Trickster Style|
|Fortuna - Fortuna Castle - Mitis Forest - Lost Woods - Foris Falls|