Infestants are ectoplasmic demon parasites searching for a suitable host, usually a vehicle. They themselves are lesser demons in Devil May Cry 2, but when attached to tanks or a helicopter are considered Bosses. They first appear in Mission 4 of Dante's scenario and Mission 4 of Lucia's scenario.
In their normal form they appear as large insects that lunge at their enemies. Infestants are able to take over a number of different hosts and when they find a suitable one, such as the case with the Infested Tank and Infested Helicopter, a large bulging eye grows in the area where the Infestant remains.
Since the Infestants mainly fuse with machines, they most likely cannot infest living beings or powerful beings, as the Infestants cannot infest the players, merely damage them. This implies that it is easier for them to take over something with no life, or the Infestants have a certain level of knowledge regarding the weapons and machines from the Human World. This is not at all impossible since the lower ranking demons are the ones who inhabit the Human World the most within the series. Their use of machines may also be the work of Arius, since these military vehicles are already owned by his company to secure their facilities and projects, and even defend his city on Dumary Island.
Infestants only appear on the player's way towards the Uroboros building, Skyscraper Sanctum. Defeat them like normal enemies.
Encountered by both Dante and Lucia, the Infested Tank is powerful but incredibly vulnerable due to its size. It can only rotate its cannon, which will never hit the player at close range, and a direct shot is practically impossible for it to make. Its high HP makes it best used for stylish grade developing and orb collection, although some of them have minor demons like Puias or Flambats around them that could cause issues.
The boss of Mission 5 of Dante's scenario. The Infested Chopper is indeed harder as it never remains still, has attacks such as a gattling gun and rocket launcher, and, as it is flying most of the time, the player has no other option than use their firearms rather than their blades/devil arms. Even with such advantages the Infested Chopper does not have a high amount of HP for a boss, therefore a Devil Trigger-Firearm combo with the Electric Heart should make the battle much easier.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Devil May Cry 2, Enemy File — Infestant: "Parasitic creature that has the ability to merge into demons and inanimate beings like machines."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 2, Enemy File — Infested Tank: "A tank possessed by an Infestant. The body coated by the demon armor is invulnerable to any attack."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 2, Enemy File — Infested Chopper: "A helicopter possessed by an Infestant. Destroying the Infestant is the only way to destroy this entity."
|Arius - Dante - Lucia - Matier - Trish|
|Argosax - Bolverk - Furiataurus - Infested Chopper - Infested Tank - Jokatgulm - Nefasturris - Noctpteran - Orangguerra - Phantom - Tartarussian & Plutonian - Tateobesu - Trismagia|
|Blade - Demonochorus - Erupt Gel - Finis Demon - Flambat - Infestant - Goat Clan - Mancer Demon - Msira - Puia - Sargasso - Savage Golem - Secretary - Spicere|
|Dante's weapons: Merciless - Rebellion - Vendetta - Ebony & Ivory - Missile Launcher - Shotgun - Submachine Guns|
Lucia's weapons: Cutlaseer - Klyamoor - Zambak - Bow Gun - Cranky Bomb - Darts - Throwing Daggers
Trish's weapons: Sparda - Luce & Ombra - Nightmare-γ
|Locations & Miscellaneous|
|Demon World - Dumary Island - Human World|