Vante battle 3
and Attack strategies:
– Shoots energy waves at you. To
avoid, run/jump away. As always,
it’s easiest to counter Vante when he
does this. Get near him while evading
the waves, then Stinger and continue spewing
– Vante throws his sword at you like
a boomerang, sometimes circling you for
a bit before returning to him. Keep shooting
Summoned Swords to deflect
Helm Breaker (+
Stinger) – He’ll
appear right above you and perform a Helm Breaker.
Jump away from Helm Breaker,
then perform Air Trick to
avoid the upcoming Stinger. Air
Trick will teleport and land you
behind Vante, then attack.
– Vergil charges forward quickly,
leaving a trail of slashes behind him.
Jump out of the way, it's safer than rolling.
Attack as he's recovering.
Parry + Upper
Slash/Rapid Slash – Vante
parries you every so often and may counter
with a 2-hit Yamato combo or Rapid
Slash. Once parried, perform
Air Trick/Trick Down to avoid
his counter attack, but be careful if
he does Rapid Slash. You may
need to jump away again right after to
avoid it. To avoid getting parried, don't
hit him after he grunts. However,
shooting will work just fine.
Cut – Vante does this move
only after you take away about 60% of
his life. He will DT and
disappear before orbs appear everywhere. Run/jump away from those, and
stay close to where you last saw
Vante. Once done, Vante
will reappear and be vulnerable for a
bit, so attack!
– Vante does this move by itself
only in the harder modes. When close to him, always be on the alert to jump in
case he randomly does it.
Although, if you do get hit, it takes time for Vante
to put his sword away and Dante usually
gets up faster than Vante can recover,
so hit him while you can.
Vante often starts the battle
with Judgement Cut so counter him.
Other times, he teleports behind you and
tries to slash you a couple times before
he teleports and performs Helm Breaker.
Avoid and counter by using strategy
After a while, Vante will
DT . At this time, DT Vante
will still perform the same moves as he
does in human form, so keep countering Vante to return him
back to human form quickly. Use all of the
strategies above with only once difference
- quickly jump away after hitting him once.
those who are inconfident in countering
DT Vante, remember to activate DT to reduce
After taking away about
50~60% of his life Vante will go
into super DT state (where he says "You're
going down!"). Vante is highly aggressive
in this state so don’t bother
countering/attacking him. Concentrate on
In this state, Vante will perform Helm
Breaker continuously for about 6~13
times depending on how many times you avoid
it. Jump/run away from all of them. The
more times you get hit, the less number
of times he does it, but you don't wanna
get hit now do you. =P In between some of his Helm
Breakers, he also does a 2
hit Yamato slash + Helm Breaker
+ Stinger, so use strategy #3 above.
Once super DT runs out, he will turn back into human and
be vulnerable for about 3 seconds, so attack!
After this, the pattern repeats itself.
mode - Full video demonstration (3.32
[Dante Must Die mode]
Vante now performs Spiral
Swords. Shoot as much
as you can to break the Spiral Swords
barrier fast to save time. He tends to perform
Judgement Cut right after he summons
Spiral Swords, so shoot as you dodge them. Such is a wonder of
Vergil's capabilities. =P
Vante also does Spiral
Swords when in super DT. This is probably
the toughest part of the entire battle.
Vergil tends to teleport right towards you
immediately after he summons the swords, and his attack range
becomes really wide with the sword barrier around him.
To avoid, you have to jump away at the right time. It's
a lot easier said than done, but the more
you play against him the more you'll get
used to it. In the worst scenario, activate DT to reduce damage.
Another way, which is tricky, is to cancel out all his swords with Sword Storm
before Vante disappears to perform Helm Breaker. To do this, the moment Vante
pauses to summon Spiral Swords, quickly summon your own Spiral Swords as well.
Do a Sword Storm a little before Vante's purple shield disappears. The objective here
is to have your Sword Storm break all Vante's Spiral Swords right
after his purple shield
disappears. If your swords hit the shield or if Vante disappears before your swords
actually hit his, this will fail. If you suceed, you won't have to deal with
Helm Breaker + Spiral Swords, which makes it SO MUCH EASIER.
- In any case, keep running and jumping away to avoid his
consecutive Helm Breakers. If you
see him pause for a bit after Helm Breaker,
it means he's going to do a Yamato 2 hit
slash next. To avoid getting hit, RUN away
from him as soon as you notice the pause.
Any slower and you won't be far enough to
avoid the wide ranged slash. Once dodged,
continue to use strategy #3 as written in
Using DTE wisely throughout
the battle will help you save a lot of time,
and may even help you knock him out of DT
if necessary. Like Dante, Beowulf is also
the best devil arm for this
battle. Spam Starfall rebounds for maximum damage in the shortest time.
First timer: ***
DMD mode: *****
Camera angle: ****