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This article is about the sword in the classic series. You may be looking for the sword in the reboot.


Rebellion (Dormant) DMC3

Rebellion as it appears in 'Devil May Cry 3 (Sleeping) & Devil May Cry 4 (Awakened)
Object Name
Name Rebellion
Katakana リベリオン
Rōmaji Riberion
Object Data
Type Devil Arm
Creator(s) Sparda
User(s) Dante
Element(s) Magic[1]
Real World Data
Appearance(s) Devil May Cry 2
Devil May Cry 3
Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
Devil May Cry 4

Rebellion is Dante's trademark sword appearing throughout the series. Though it has the form of a standard claymore[2], it is a magical blade given to him as a keepsake from his father, the Dark Knight Sparda. It serves as both a physical manifestation of his power[3], and through its name, meaning "resistance", a symbol of his spirit.[4] The blade's power originally laid dormant[5], but through contact with Dante's blood, it was awakened.[6]


Rebellion is a massive broadsword with a heavy double-edged blade, notched on both sides near the tip. In its dormant form, the pommel is a single spike, but after awakening it splits open into several. The grip is plain, but the guard is skeletal, with a skull-design on each side leading to the rib cage from which the blade emerges; on one side of the blade, the skull is that of a human, while the other uses a horned demon's skull. Initially, the crosstree is folded in against the ribs, but it extends and the skull transform to a Screaming Skull (Wailing Skull) once the sword is awakened by Dante's blood.


Rebellion once belonged to Dante's father, the Dark Knight Sparda, and was given to Dante as a keepsake. He uses it as his primary weapon while exploring the Temen-ni-gru, but after his first battle with his brother Vergil, Dante is impaled with the blade, with his blood inadvertently awakening the blade along with his demonic powers, and granting him access to Devil Trigger. Devil May Cry 3 Dante continues to use the sword until he recovers his father's personal blade, the Force Edge. He goes back to using the Rebellion after giving the Force Edge to Trish . Devil May Cry When on a mission, Dante just carries the sword on his back, but while among humans, he carries it in a guitar case so as not to attract unwanted attention. Devil May Cry: The Animated Series


In Devil May Cry 3, the Rebellion Devil Trigger allows Dante to glide. Rebellion also has the "Sword Pierce" technique, which allows Dante to fling the Rebellion and impale it into an enemy. This allows Dante to perform a thrust kick on the ground and Killer Bee while in the air. While Rebellion is away, Dante can freely use his other Devil Arms while this technique is active. Dante can retrieve the sword by performing the Sword Pierce command again.


Action Command Description
High Time B r1+B d+B t Slash an enemy up into the air.
Stinger B r1+B u+B t Powerful thrust unleashed after stepping forward.
3-hit Combo Direction+B t,B t,B t Dante slashes twice, follow by a sweeping slash that hits all enemies around him.
4-hit Combo B t,B t,B t,B t Dante slashes forward four times.
5-hit Combo B t,B t,B t,Direction+B t,B t Dante slashes forward three times, follow by a helm-breaker style slash and an upward slash, sending enemies flying.
6-hit Combo B t,B t,Direction+B t,B t,B t,B t Dante slashes forward five times, follow by a sweeping slash that hits all enemies around him. Also moves Dante forward significantly.
Helm Breaker B t (mid-air) Overhead slash down on top of an enemy below.
Aerial Combo B r1+B u+B t (mid-air) Kicks twice mid-air, followed by a helm-breaker.
DT Million Stab B t,B t,Direction+B t (Devil Trigger) Quickly stabs the enemy with blinding speed. The longer the last attack button is held, the longer it last. Drains DT gauge faster, but deals incredible damage.
Air Raid B r1 (mid-air, Devil Trigger) Become airborne and be capable of performing aerial attacks.
DT Aerial Round Trip B t (Air Raid) Spins the sword like a boomerang around Dante, damaging all enemies near Dante at his altitude.
Action Command Description
Rebellion Combo I B t,B t,B t A quick 3-hit combo.
Rebellion Combo II B t,—,B t,B t 5 hit combo which ends in a devastating sword swing.
Helm Breaker B t (mid-air) A devastating overhead attack with enough power to shatter even the sturdiest of manmade armored helms of demonic skull bones.
Stinger B r1+B u+B t A high speed lunge attack towards the enemy that skewers them through the center. Level 2 does more damage and has even greater range.
High Time B r1+B d+B t Slice the blade upwards, flinging the enemy upward into the sky (Hold to chase).
Million Stab Crazy Rebellion Combo II[7] Quickly stab the enemy with blinding speed creating enough momentum to blast them backward.
Drive B t (hold and release) An attack with a slow start that sends a powerful shockwave towards enemies.
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.
Glide B r1+B x (mid-air, Devil Trigger, hold) After transforming into Demon form, you can spread out demon wings to glide to the ground.
Action Command Description
Prop Shredder B c (ground) Spin your sword at high speeds to slice and dice the enemy to bits - the initial attack will fling the enemy upward while the second keeps them airborne.
Aerial Rave B c (mid-air) Perform a 4 hit sword strike combo in mid-air, ending in a powerful slash that sends enemies flying.
Sword Pierce B r1+B u+B c Hurl your sword at the enemy, resulting in the sword spinning around inside the enemy, applying constant damage, though it leaves Dante with only a kick for melee. Press the style button again to call your sword back.
Thrust Kick B t (Sword Pierce, ground) Kick while Rebellion is skewered in a foe.
Dance Macabre B r1+B d+B c,B c (rapid) Fire off a massive number of sword slashes at breakneck speeds to obliterate the enemy. The initial dash does not contain any invincibility frames.
Crazy Dance Crazy Dance Macabre Plant your sword into the ground and spin around it, kicking all enemies in the immediate vicinity, ending in a devastating slash which sends enemies flying.
Killer Bee B t (Sword Pierce, mid-air) Perform a diving kick at the enemy.
Action Command Description
Rebellion Combo A PS3: B t,B t,B t
XBOX: Bx y,Bx y,Bx y
A quick succession of three slashes.
Rebellion Combo B PS3: B t,—,B t,B t
XBOX: Bx y,—,Bx y,Bx y
A combo with an initial 4 hits ends with a Million Slash.
Helm Breaker PS3: B t (mid-air)
XBOX: Bx y (mid-air)
A devastating overhead attack powerful enough to shatter the sturdiest of armored helms or demonic skulls.
High Time PS3: B r1+B d+B t
XBOX: Bx rb+Bx down+Bx y
A powerful attack that launches an enemy skyward. By holding down B t/Bx y, you will follow the enemy up into the air.
Stinger PS3: B r1+B u+B t
XBOX: Bx rb+Bx up+Bx y
Skewer an enemy at high speed with an attack sure to send them flying. Level 2 has an increased damage output and even greater range.
Million Stab Hold Y while performing Stinger/Rebellion Combo B[7] A blinding whirlwind of stabs with enough momentum to blast an enemy away.
Round Trip PS3: B t (hold and release)
XBOX: Bx y (hold and release)
Hurl Rebellion at an enemy. The impaled blade will shred the enemy until called back by pressing B t.
Action Command Description
Prop PS3: B c
XBOX: Bx b
Spin Rebellion at propeller-like speeds. Initial attack will send the enemy skyward.
Shredder PS3: B c (Prop)
XBOX: Bx b (Prop)
After launching an enemy with Prop, slice and dice your foe with the rapidly spinning blade. Hold B c/Bx b to extend the duration of the attack.
Aerial Rave PS3: B c,B c,B c,B c (mid-air)
XBOX: Bx b,Bx b,Bx b,Bx b (mid-air)
A multiple sword strike combo that ends with an attack that sends enemies flying.
Drive PS3: B r1+B d+B c
XBOX: Bx rb+Bx down+Bx b
When initiating the attack, you will be vulnerable, though the attack itself is a very powerful shockwave strike that will hit faraway enemies as well. By pressing the style button straight after performing the first strike, you can follow it up with 2 more.
Quick Drive PS3: B c+B t
XBOX: Bx b+Bx y
A Drive attack born from a slash. While the speed at which it is unleashed is admirable, it does have a limiting effect on power.
Over Drive PS3: B c (Drive)
XBOX: Bx b (Drive)
Adds an additional two shockwaves to the Drive attack.
Dance Macabre PS3: B r1+B u+B c (rapid)
XBOX: Bx rb+Bx up+Bx b (rapid)
Unleash a streaming barrage of sword slashes that dance around their doomed targets with breakneck speed, finishing with a home run swing that deals a massive amount of damage.

Other Media AppearancesEdit

Shin Megami Tensei: NocturneEdit

Dante wields Rebellion.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two WorldsEdit

Dante wields his Rebellion and can perform many of his signature techniques, including High Time, Helm Breaker, Prop Shredder, Stinger, Million Stab, Aerial Rave, Drive, Air Hike, Dance Macabre and Crazy Dance. Dante can also perform a new Level 3 Hyper Combo, "Devil Must Die", in which he zips back and forth with Stingers and stabs the opponent with a final Stinger that propels the enemy backward into a magical trap of some sort that resembles those set by Trish.

Monster Hunter Frontier GEdit

Rebellion appears as an available weapon in Monster Hunter Frontier G.


  1. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Combat Adjudicator — Rebellion: "I am the combat adjudicator. Only a technique imbued with magic essence can move me."
  2. Devil May Cry 2, Weapon File — Rebellion: "A standard sword for Dante."
  3. Devil May Cry 4, Dante's Arms File — Rebellion: "A memento given to Dante by his father, this large magical blade is the physical manifestation of Dante’s power."
  4. Devil May Cry 3, Code: 1 — Dante, Dante's Weapons — Rebellion: "A keepsake sword from his father. Its name means "resistance."
  5. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Devil Arms File — Rebellion: "A keepsake sword from Dante's father. This magic blade's true power hasn't fully awakened."
  6. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Devil Arms File — Rebellion: "A keepsake sword from Dante's father. Dante's blood has awakened the blade's true power."
  7. 7.0 7.1 This attack can also be initiated using Stinger, by releasing the Left Analog Stick and pressing B t.

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