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Yamato

Yamato (DmC)
Katakana 閻魔刀
Romaji Yamato[1]
Appearances DmC: Devil May Cry

Yamato is the signature blade of Vergil and appears in DmC: Devil May Cry. It was handed down to him by his father, Sparda.[2] Vergil is able to alter the abilities of the sword by imbuing it with either Angel or Demon energy from his Nephilim soul.[3][4] Despite its demonic nature, the sword can be seen outside of Limbo.

DescriptionEdit

Yamato is a silver katana with a long and slightly curved blade, although it is slightly shorter than the classic Yamato. Both the grip and scabbard are predominantly black, but unlike the original Yamato, the scabbard does not have a sageo attached. When in Angel Mode or Demon Mode, both the sword and scabbard become wreathed in the respective aura. Vergil wields the Yamato with a style similar to the Iaido technique, but when not in battle, Vergil keeps the Yamato in its scabbard and uses it as a walking cane.

Like its classic counterpart, the Yamato has the ability to act as a key to Hell Gates.[citation needed]

GameplayEdit

Yamato (gameplay) DmC

The Yamato techniques are more deliberate than the flashy moves used by Dante's weapons, and embody Vergil's discipline and style.

Yamato is Vergil's only melee weapon, and its style varies depending on Vergil's mode. In default mode, the Yamato unleashes speedy combos, while in Angel Mode, it can attack multiple demons at once, and in Demon Mode, it becomes slower but more powerful. Yamato can be switched to Angel Mode by pressing B l2/Bx lt/PC Q key, and to Demon Mode by pressing B r2/Bx rt/PC E key. Many of Vergil's techniques can be upgraded to an "Embed" version that leaves a phantom copy of the Yamato within the enemy. Furthermore, although each of his three chargeable attacks can be Just Charged, a specific technique must be purchased to enable this for each of them. The aforementioned attacks also provide invincibility frames for the instant when the weapon is Just Charged.

MovesetsEdit

Action Command Description
Slasher PS3: B t,B t,B t (ground)
XBOX: Bx y,Bx y,Bx y (ground)
PC: PC lclick,PC lclick,PC lclick (ground)
A succession of two slashes and a powerful final strike. Level 2 is more damaging. Slasher Embed leaves a sword embedded in the enemy.
Crosscut PS3: B t,B t,—,B t,B t,B t (ground)
XBOX: Bx y,Bx y,—,Bx y,Bx y,Bx y (ground)
PC: PC lclick,PC lclick,—,PC lclick,PC lclick,PC lclick (ground)
A set of multiple striking attacks with a powerful finishing strike. Level 2 is more damaging.
Upperslash PS3: B c (ground)
XBOX: Bx b (ground)
PC: PC F key (ground)
A powerful upward strike that launches enemies skyward. Hold B c/Bx b/PC F key to follow the enemy into the air.
Judgment Cut PS3: B t (hold)
XBOX: Bx y (hold)
PC: PC lclick (hold)
Vergil strikes an enemy into a slash vortex. Judgment Cut Charge makes the vortex larger. Perfect Slice makes the vortex massive and inflicts great damage; to execute, release B t/Bx y/PC lclick at the exact moment Vergil's sword is charged.
Aerial Rave PS3: B t,B t,B t (midair)
XBOX: Bx y,Bx y,Bx y (midair)
PC: PC lclick,PC lclick,PC lclick (midair)
A multistrike combo that juggles airborne enemies. Level 2 is more damaging. Aerial Rave Embed leaves a sword embedded in the enemy.
Helm Breaker PS3: B c (midair)
XBOX: Bx b (midair)
PC: PC F key (midair)
A devastating overhead strike that slams an enemy into the ground.
Action Command Description
Rapid Slash PS3: B l2+B t (ground)
XBOX: Bx lt+Bx y (ground)
PC: PC Q key+PC lclick (ground)
A dashing move that allows Vergil to pass through enemies leaving a trail of strike behind. Level 2 is more damaging.
Flare PS3: B l2+B c (ground)
XBOX: Bx lt+Bx b (ground)
PC: PC Q key+PC F key (ground)
A spiraling attack that strikes all enemies surrounding Vergil. Level 2 is more damaging.
Rising Star PS3: B l2+B c (hold, ground)
XBOX: Bx lt+Bx b (hold, ground)
PC: PC Q key+PC F key (hold, ground)
A charge move that launches Vergil and surrounding small enemies into the air. Level 2 is more damaging. Solar Flare makes the damage devastating and launches all enemy types; to execute, release B c/Bx b/PC F key at the exact moment Vergil's sword is charged.
Orbit PS3: B l2+B t (midair)
XBOX: Bx lt+Bx y (midair)
PC: PC Q key+PC lclick (midair)
Vergil juggles enemies in the air before striking them into the ground below. Level 2 is more damaging. Orbit Embed leaves a sword embedded in the enemy.
Aerial Flush PS3: B l2+B c (midair)
XBOX: Bx lt+Bx b (midair)
PC: PC Q key+PC F key (midair)
Vergil launches a heavy sword at nearby enemies. Level 2 is more damaging. Aerial Flush Embed leaves a sword embedded in the enemy.
Action Command Description
Divorce PS3: B r2+B t,B t,B t (ground)
XBOX: Bx rt+Bx y,Bx y,Bx y (ground)
PC: PC E key+PC lclick,PC lclick,PC lclick (ground)
A heavy succession of slashes. Level 2 is devastating.
Volcano PS3: B r2+B c (ground)
XBOX: Bx rt+Bx b (ground)
PC: PC E key+PC F key (ground)
Vergil strikes the ground pushing enemies away. Volcano Charge makes the ground erupt small enemies into the air; to execute, hold and release B c/Bx b/PC F key. Atomic makes the ground launch all enemies into the air; to execute, release B c/Bx b/PC F key at the exact moment Vergil's sword is charged.
Killer Bee PS3: B r2+B t (midair)
XBOX: Bx rt+Bx y (midair)
PC: PC E key+PC lclick (midair)
With Demon energy Vergil launches down towards enemies. Level 2 causes greater damage.
Drive PS3: B r2+B c (midair)
XBOX: Bx rt+Bx b (midair)
PC: PC E key+PC F key (midair)
Vergil slashes down sending an enemy slamming into the ground. Drive Embed causes greater damage.
Stomp PS3: B r2+B c (Drive, midair)
XBOX: Bx rt+Bx b (Drive, midair)
PC: PC E key+PC F key (Drive, midair)
Following a Drive attack, Vergil charges his sword and crashes down on top of the fallen enemy. This move is more powerful from greater heights. Level 2 is even more powerful.

BackgroundEdit

Yamato (大和?) is a Japanese term referring to the people and traditional nationalistic spirit of Japan, and in the past to the nation itself. Thus, it is appropriate as the name of the weapon symbolizing Vergil's aesthetic and commitment to tradition and power, as opposed to Dante's personality of resistance symbolized by the Rebellion.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. The "Enma" within Enma Katana (閻魔刀 Enmatou?) reference "Enma-O", the Japanese name for the Hindu judge of the afterlife, "Yama", so that the Devil Arm's name is idiomatically read in the same manner as Yamato (大和?), a Japanese term referring to the people and traditional nationalistic spirit of Japan.
  2. DmC: Devil May Cry, Upgrade — Yamato: "Vergil's sword handed down to him by his father, Sparda."
  3. DmC: Devil May Cry, Upgrade — Yamato (Angel Mode): Vergil's Nephilim soul imbues the Yamato to perform unique attacks.
  4. DmC: Devil May Cry, Upgrade — Yamato (Demon Mode): Vergil's Nephilim soul imbues the Yamato to perform unique attacks.


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