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Summoned Swords

Appearances Devil May Cry 3
Devil May Cry 4

Summoned Swords are magically generated blades resembling the Force Edge, appearing in Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 3, and Devil May Cry 4.[1] They are wielded by Vergil during Devil May Cry 3, and they reappear during the final battle with his Nelo Angelo form during Devil May Cry.[2][3] In Devil May Cry 4, Nero gains the ability to use Summoned Swords after obtaining the Yamato.[4] Instead of resembling the Force Edge as in other appearances, they appear to be two-pointed Shuriken.

MovesetsEdit

Devil May Cry 3 (Vergil)Edit

Action Command Description
Summoned Swords B s Hurl magically generated swords at the enemy.
Spiral Swords B s (hold) Create a barrier of countless swords which surround and protect you.
Sword Storm B r1 + B u + B s (Spiral Swords) Fire out swords at the enemy after executing a Spiral Swords maneuver. The swords surround an enemy then fire all at once.
Blistering Swords B r1 + B d + B s (Spiral Swords) Fire out swords in rapid succession at an enemy after executing a Spiral Swords maneuver.

Devil May Cry 4 (Nero)Edit

Action Command Description
Summoned Swords B s / Bx x (Devil Trigger) Hurl magically generated swords at the enemy.

GameplayEdit

Devil May Cry 3Edit

Vergil's Summoned Swords are his equivalent for guns. However, unlike guns, they do not recoil and therefore cannot cause him to hover in mid-air. When using Spiral Swords, the Devil Trigger gauge is reduced by two full runes. Furthermore, because summoning the swords does not interrupt the current action, they can be used at any time, even during recovery animations and combos.

As a boss, Vergil only uses Summoned Swords in "Dante Must Die" mode. Alternatively, during fights, Vergil will use the Spiral Swords if the player hasn't received any damage from him. He will create a shield around him, which pushes the player away and will create the Spiral Swords while saying "Don't get so cocky.". The player can then use Nevan's Jam Session to destroy all of Vergil's swords as he's summoning them.

Devil May Cry 4Edit

Nero's Summoned Swords function in much the same way as Vergil's, however; they can only be used while Nero is in Devil Trigger. Unlike Vergil, Nero will fire his Blue Rose in addition to the Summoned Swords, and using them affects his Devil Trigger Gauge; the gauge will deplete faster when Nero uses this skill. Because using Summoned Swords does not interrupt actions, Nero can use them while performing a Buster for additional damage.

If he fires a Charged Shot, multiple Summoned Swords will appear simultaneously before skewering the enemy in quick succession, reminiscent of Vergil's Blistering Swords technique. The number of Summoned Swords in a Charged shot increase by 2 per level, with the Level 3 Charged shot giving a total of 6 Summoned Swords. Furthermore, Nero is allowed to "charge" his Summoned Swords during a Buster giving additional simultaneous swords during the sequence.

In several attacks, like the Maximum Bet and Showdown, Nero can utilize the Summoned Swords even without using the Blue Rose.

Other appearancesEdit

The Summoned Swords appear in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, as one of Vergil's Hyper Combo moves.

The Summoned Swords appear in DmC: Devil May Cry as the Sword Illusions.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Guns File — Summoned Swords: "Summon magically generated swords."
  2. Devil May Cry, Enemy File — Nelo Angelo: "By determining which way the phantom blades target, they can be easily dodged."
  3. Devil May Cry, Enemy File — Nelo Angelo: "The phantom blades protect the knight by circling around him. Destroy the phantom blades and create an opening to attack."
  4. Devil May Cry 4, Yamato — Summoned Swords: "Summon a magical blade and fling it towards a foe, piercing the enemy through sheer force of will. While in Devil Trigger mode, press B s ."


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