Powers & Abilities


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VDT Yamato

Like his brother Dante, Vergil possesses the blood of Sparda in his veins. This gives him uniquely inhuman abilities and endows him with an extraordinary physical prowess far beyond that of any human. He can also use the transformation called Devil Trigger, which he mastered long before Dante due to embracing his demonic heritage as opposed to Dante who previously rejected it. He is more adept at advanced teleportation than Dante due to his greater concern for knowledge and experience with his powers. As he does not consider firearms as true weapons, he manifests Summoned Swords as long-range weapons instead. Like his brother and father, Vergil is phenomenally strong, able to overpower demons much larger than himself with ease. Although, unlike his brother he relies more so on his tremendous speed and precision rather than brute force. After being corrupted by Mundus, Vergil, then known as Nelo Angelo, receives new enhancements to his powers including an increase in his strength, though his techniques seemingly lost their variety. When he jumps during his Yamato DT, wings sprout out, however he cannot glide or fly with them.

Vergil has a very interesting battle style, which is always fighting with one hand and holding the scabbard with the other. But in Devil Trigger, the scabbard becomes a part of his left hand and is now locked there. This is why in Devil May Cry 4:Special Edition he performs the Yamato Combo A (Extended), holding the sword with both hands which makes his attack much more powerful and creates a devastating slash, lasting in space for about a second.
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Notice at how Vergil has both of his hands on the Yamato, while scabbard is loose.

As for melee, Vergil usually uses his signature katana Yamato in battle. He utilizes a real-life sword style known as Iaijutsu, which involves immediate counter attack and then sheathing the weapon. He also uses other weapons at times, like the Beowulf and Force Edge.

Vergil is shown to be an extremely accomplished swordsman, striking so fast that the opponent does not realize they have been slain until he sheathes his weapon. His swordsmanship greatly rivals, if not surpasses, that of Dante's, as evidenced by the fact that he and Dante in their first battle in dmc3 are moving their swords so fast that all the raindrops didn't even get the chance to drop on them during their combat and he managed to defeat Dante in their first fight and stalemate him then evenly matches him in their second duel, but finally losing in their final duel, thus exhibiting impressive feats of swordmanship. Therefore, he could be considered among the most skilled swordsmasters in the entire series, most likely only surpassed by his father Sparda and now Dante, if at all. Dante once battled two of Sparda's apprentices and mocked Sparda's swordsmanship during the battle, although it should be noted that Sparda's apperantices cannot be compared to Sparda in skill and how Vergil or Dante would fare against Sparda remains unknown.

Nelo AngeloEdit

Nelo Angelo using his gauntlets and greaves

Nelo Angelo using his gauntlets and greaves

After being corrupted by Mundus, Vergil receives new enhancements to his original powers, though his techniques have less diversity than before. In addition to his vast supernatural strength, he can now fire concentrated demonic energies from his fists (though he can still use Summoned Swords), and he wields a strange black zweihänder with ease. Nelo Angelo is capable of using his own, much stronger, versions of some of Dante's attacks, making him a force to be reckoned with in Devil May Cry. However, he cannot use his Summoned Swords until his final battle with Dante, though he can use them in different formations and in much greater numbers. Nelo Angelo is also capable of imbuing his gauntlets and greaves with his demonic power, manifesting as blue flames and electricity. This can be seen in the cutscene after his first fight with Dante. He also remains a highly capable swordsman, able to disarm and almost defeat Dante in battle once and pose a difficult challenge to him repeatedly.