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Sky Star

Sky Star, one of the skills from the Trickster Style.

The Trickster Style is one of Dante's four basic styles. It emphasizes quick dodges of enemy attacks[1] to gain style points. In Devil May Cry 3, Trickster is set from the Mission Start menu or Divinity Statue. In Devil May Cry 4, Trickster can be selected at any time during gameplay by pressing up on the directional pad.

GameplayEdit

Trickster is a style that functions for exclusively "High Speed" maneuvers, giving Dante an edge in the battle for speed, much like the "Quicksilver Style" (not affecting time itself) and adding a handful of moves.

In Devil May Cry 3, the player has access to evasive moves that are very useful and has a level that affects the gauge for many reasons. The gauge could be leveled up, giving Dante additional frames and energy, including the most nefarious move "Sky Star" which throws Dante forward at much faster speed and traverse.

In Devil May Cry 4, Dante's Trickster Style returns but can now do more than he could do previously, he has more energy to produce in his "Sky Star" , and could extend his mobility (while also having moves such as "Mustang" give him an edge to move up at his moves directly).

MovesetsEdit

Devil May Cry 3Edit

Action Command Description
Level 1
Dash Any direction+B c A quick burst of speed propels the player forward. This technique helps get the player out of tight situations and contains invincibility frames.
Wall Hike B c (near wall) Run up walls to avoid enemy attacks.
Level 2
Double Dash Any direction+B c Press B c after Dashing to perform the Dash maneuver again in rapid succession. Does not contain invincibility frames.
Sky Star Any-direction+B c (mid-air) A quick aerial dash that propels you forward through the air. Contains invincibility frames.
Level 3
Triple Dash Any direction+B c Press B c after Double Dashing to perform yet another Dash maneuver. Does not contain invicibility frames.
Air Trick B r1+B u+B c Disappear in the blink of an eye, then reappear above the enemy ready to strike. Contains invincibility frames.

Devil May Cry 4Edit

Action Command Description
Dash Any Direction+B c/Any Direction+Bx b (ground) A quick dash that allows you to deftly evade enemy attacks.
Sky Star Any Direction+B c/Any Direction+Bx b (mid-air) Use magical energy to create a mid-air platform from which you can kick off and move horizontally. Contains invincibility frames.
Mustang B c/Bx b (collide with enemy, Dash) Close in on an enemy by dashing, then use their body as a platform to jump into the air.
Flipper B c/Bx b (knocked back) Flip back into a safe position after being knocked off your feet by enemy attacks.
Air Trick B r1+B u+B c/Bx rb+Bx up+Bx b Aim above an enemy's head and disappear in the blink of an eye with blindingly quick movements. Contains invincibility frames.

Other AppearancesEdit

Trish Sky Star (Animation) MvC3

Trish using Sky Star in MvC3

Marvel vs. Capcom 3Edit

Trish and Dante both summon magical glyphs when performing a Dash in the air, similarly to the Sky Star ability of the Trickster Style.

TriviaEdit

  • Dante's Air Trick has a strong resemblance with Trick Up - a skill of Vergil's Dark Slayer Style.
  • Certain aspects of the Trickster Style first showed up in Devil May Cry 2 with the dodge commands set to the same location as the styles later were.
  • In Devil May Cry 4, when Dante swaps to Trickster style, he will shout "Trickster!" when he is stationary or shout "Trick!" when he is on the move.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Style File — Trickster: "Style that allows the player to avoid enemy attacks using special evasive movements."


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