Refrain from using summoned swords at all. Hollow Vergil is able to dispel Spiral Swords and worse, he may retaliate with Blistering Swords which is very hard for Vergil to evade/parry in comparison to Dante.
Hollow Vergil is considerably aggressive and most of his attacks must be evaded with precise timing. He often teleports while attacking and it’s best to stay out of his range when he does this. Your opportunity, however, comes when he teleports above you to come down with a Stomp. With precise timing evade the Stomp with L1 (ground Trick Down) and then proceed to attack him with a long string of combos. I found an exploit that if you launch him into the air and then hit him down with Drive + Stomp, you can follow up with an endless repetition of Flush all the way until he enters the next phase.
Hollow Vergil will retreat into the background and repeat two moves which you have no choice but to evade – Storm Swords and Lightning Strike (in the shape of a sword). Storm Swords must be evaded with precise timing (L1 or R1). Against Lightning Strike, run away from the blue glow on the ground and stay out of its range. Evade if need.
Hollow Vergil now spams between the moves Rapid Slash, High Time, Flush and Killer Bee. He often does that in order but not always. Either way, stay away from him to avoid his attacks as best you can. This time, your opportunity lies with Hollow Vergil’s Killer Bee (dive kick). The ease of avoiding this move depends on how far away you are from him as he dives in. The further you are, the easier. If you’re very near, you’ll need to evade (L1) with precise timing. If you’re far, do a vertical jump right after he dives. You’ll land right beside him back on the ground while he recovers and you can proceed to attack him. You can continue to exploit him the same way as described in phase 1.
Phase 4 is a tougher version of phase 2 with faster Storm Swords and more lightning strikes, but the methods of evasion are the same.
Phase 5 is the same as Phase 3. Watch out for Killer Bee and evade it with a vertical jump to grab your opportunity.
Last updated: 11 Mar 2013