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Dante to Nelo Angelo, Devil May Cry

Mission 04: Black Knight
DMC Mission 04
Display one's strength to the Lion, and open the path. Acquire the "Melancholy Soul".
Characters Dante
Secret Missions Phantom Babies
Phantom Babies II
Three Beasts,
Lesser Demons (1) Sin Scissors
Bosses Phantom, Shadow, Nelo Angelo
Items Blue Orb Fragment
Key Items Death Sentence, Melancholy Soul
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"Mission 03: Destroyer of Ardor" "Mission 05: Guiding of the Soul"

This is the fourth mission from Devil May Cry.

Walkthrough part 1Edit

You are back in that long hallway. Turn around and re-enter the cathedral for Secret Mission 2. After that, run towards the fountain room halfway through the hall. Phantom, the boss you just fought, chases you down the hallway, so head into the room (unless you want to fight him). You can kill Phantom for a lot of Red Orbs, or run into the study. I suggest you run into the fountain room. Once you leave the room through any door, Phantom will not be waiting in the Long Hallway. You can run all the way to the end hallway and enter the narrow room with the Divinity Statue (across from the airplane hangar) for Secret Mission 3.

Inside the fountain room, use the Pride of Lion on that force field. A mini-boss fight will occur after you hit the gatekeeper with your sword, but it isn't as tough as the Phantom.

Mini-Boss: ShadowEdit

The Alastor and Shotgun will be your best friend again. Start by shooting it while at close range. Remember to dodge. The shotgun takes a huge toll on it and it will be weakened soon.

The Shadow eventually turns into some liquid orb. Attack before it transforms back into Tiger mode. It helps to be in Devil Trigger mode, as you will bring him down to red status in one go. Melee attacks are ineffective while Shadow is in Tiger Mode and firearms are ineffective while in Liquid Mode.

After it turns red, just dodge the Shadow at all costs. He will eventually explode. If it does catch you, he will explode with you in his mouth doing over half a lifebar (or more) worth of damage. The Shadow attacks somewhat intensely, so return to the God of Time in the study to recharge yourself if you want.

Walkthrough part 2Edit

Once Shadow is dead, the door above its statue opens. If you want to get the next Secret Mission, leave the fountain room and return to the airplane hangar. When you are ready, head through the door above the lion statue and jump all the way down to the lowest level. At the bottom, slash that circular switch similar to the one you saw in Mission 1 to activate an elevator like pillar.

See the glowing circle on the ground? Step on it and it rises to the top, near a shining object. Jump towards the shining object. It is the Death Sentence.

From the ledge where you get the Death Sentence, hop off the edge and land on the ledge below that. There are double doors nearby for you to go through. Before you do much, make sure you are not hurt (buy a Vital Star if you need it and have one more in your inventory just in case).

Yes there is another Boss fight. In this bedroom, insert the Death Sentence into the statue next to the mirror. Grab the Melancholy Soul item that drops. Nelo Angelo will then pop out of the mirror and will head through the doors leading outside. Follow him outside.

Boss: Nelo AngeloEdit

Nelo Angelo appears three times, and the last time is harder than the first two, so use this to warm up for the future! His name is a misspelling of "Nero Angelo", which is Italian for "Black Angel" (now they can't say you didn't learn anything from this game).


He has a few attacks, learn them to avoid them.

  • Slash/Slash/Double Slash combo - Similar to your own, with the timing done right. Just run from this one, as even dodging all four slashes at close range can be really tough.
  • Stinger-like move - He'll put his sword in a stabbing stance, like the Gotetsu from Kenshin. Then he will charge an insane distance and skewer you if he can. Roll out of the way, and hack away at him. He often usually teleports before using this.
  • Teleport - He will frequently teleport so as to catch you unawares. Each time he teleports, be ready to dodge, as he will come out of it with an attack.
  • Fireballs - These take a second to charge, and if you can hit him in that second, good for you, you'll disrupt him. If you can't dodge it, it isn't that hard.
  • Upper slash, then the dive slash - This will hit you even in the air, so beware.


To kill him, you have to strike at the right times. Right after he attacks is good. You can't just blindly run in, as he will block you. If you can get into devil trigger mode, then he can't block your last two hits, so hack away at him. But beware, he has a move where he holds his sword horizontally that basically nothing can deter him from. Jump if you see him doing this.

Don't ever try to hit him after a teleport. He is quite full of himself, and taunts you often. Feel free to fix his face at this moment. He will also prepare for some moves by holding his sword straight up. Hit him while he's doing this, and he'll reel backwards. If you hit him again, he'll be stunned and you can hack at him a bit. Generally just hit and run, don't use the guns too often as they do little damage, and he will block them, or even better shoot his fireballs at you.

When you damage him enough, he teleports to another spot to continue the fight. If you think you have the patience, you can "chip" Nelo Angelo to death using the pistols by placing Dante so close to the wall that Nelo Angelo's attacks shoot over Dante's head, but Dante's guns can still hit Nelo Angelo. As long as Dante is on a lower plane than Nelo Angelo, you can do this trick. Note that Dante builds Devil Trigger as long as his attacks hit the boss, so you can technically restore all of Dante's life (except in DMD) by using this "chip" trick.

Don't forget you can simply taunt him. This can be done whenever he relocates, regardless of whether or not you can do chip damage.  Then activate Devil Trigger and restore your health.  It makes for a very easy boss fight.  Also, aside from dodging him, he isn't that good in close combat fighting.  As long as you are close, a decently fast blade swinger and a good dodger, you will win rather easily.  Basically close in and attack at the right time, he will often block it, however don't lose hope, because every 3rd or so swing attempt, he'll block you and then start "panting", thus leaving him open for a world of hurt.  If you back away and he will usually start charging up for a distance/fireball attack. If you have Stinger, make good use of that and close in while he's charging up.  You can get a few good hits in again. If you are a beginner, this fight will be the easiest of the boss battles. That's how hard this game is is! Stay away when he attacks or when he teleports. After he finishes his combo, Stinger close to him and get a few hits off of him (Like 3-4) And run away before he counterattacks or goes into defense mode. Rinse and repeat, and try to vary your attacks to get more points at the end of the mission.

When Nelo Angelo is defeated, the mission ends.

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