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DA Cerberus
Katakana ケルベロス
Romaji Keruberosu
Title Three-Rod Ice Weapon
Element Ice
Appearances Devil May Cry 3

The Cerberus is a tripartite nunchaku Devil Arm appearing in Devil May Cry 3 which originates from Cerberus. It can stretch to incredible lengths, and is infused with the power of ice[1], making its technique "icy-cool to the core".[2] It is wielded by Dante during the course of the game.

Cerberus the Ice GuardianEdit


Devil May Cry 3Edit

Devil ArmEdit

Action Command Description
Cerberus Combo I B t,B t,B t,B t,B t A lightning quick combo that rapidly deals damage to nearby foes.
Cerberus Combo II B t,B t,—,B t,B t A complex, multi-hit combo that knocks back nearby enemies then hits foes directly in front of you with a focused attack.
Swing B t (mid-air) Whirl in mid-air slicing any nearby enemies with split-second speed.
Revolver B r1+B u+B t Spin violently in mid-air before crashing into the enemy, doing large impact damage. Level 2 is an enhanced version with increased spiral velocity.
Windmill B r1+B d+B t Spin the nunchucks around in a propeller-like motion to rapidly slice into the enemy.
Satellite Crazy Cerberus Combo II Spin your nunchucks around your body, devastating all enemies around you.

Swordmaster StyleEdit

Action Command Description
Level 1
Flicker B c (ground or mid-air) Whirl your nunchucks around to hit multiple enemies directly forwards and backwards of the player.
Level 2
Crystal B r1+B u+B c Thrust your nunchucks into the ground's surface to sprout huge ice pillars in a line directly in front of the player.
Million Carats Crazy Crystal Slam your nunchucks into the ground to sprout ice pillars completely around the player.
Level 3
Ice Age B r1+B d+B c Creates a large ice mass that encases the player; the ice mass does continual damage on all enemies that touch it, but most importantly makes the player invulnerable to all attacks.

Other AppearancesEdit

Gallery Edit


  • During the Satellite Crazy Combo, Dante will scream in high pitch as a nod towards Bruce Lee.
  • Dante's Windmill resembles Vergil flickering his sword around while deflecting Dante's bullets.
  • Dante's Crystal is also used by Frosts in Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4, and a demonic spike variant by Arius in Devil May Cry 2.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Devil Arms File — Cerberus: "A weapon of 3 interlocking rods, infused with the elemental power of ice."
  2. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Combat Adjudicator — Cerberus: "I am the combat adjudicator. Only a technique icy-cool to the core can move me."

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