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Sparda Aerial Rave DMC4

Trish performing Aerial Rave with the Sparda in Devil May Cry 4 Special Edtion.

Aerial Rave is a recurring mid-air attack combo that can be used by various melee weapons in the Devil May Cry series. Any hit before the last one in the combo can be Jump Canceled as the final hit causes the enemy to be flung away from the player.

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening[]


Aerial Rave is a Swordmaster Style aerial move that consists of four quick broad slashes, the final hit knocking the enemy back.

Yamato (Special Edition)[]

Aerial Rave is Yamato's only midair attack. Its first stike is a quick double slash before Vergil knocks the enemy back with a powerful swing from Yamato.

Devil May Cry 4[]


Under Rebellion's Swordmaster moveset, Aerial Rave makes a comeback with a slightly newer animation that adds a spin after Dante's last swing. It is a four hit combo that knocks the enemy back on the final hit.



While using Dark Slayer Style, Dante can use Aerial Rave V with Yamato. It is identical to Vergil's in the previous game and carries the same properties. The second hit knocks the enemy back.

Vergil (Special Edition)[]

Aerial Rave A is the basic midair combo Vergil can use. It is a three hit combo that, like most Aerial Raves, will knock back the enemy on the last strike.

Aerial Rave B is a midair pause combo that is very similar to Nero's Red Queen attack Roulette Spin, however it is based on the Orbit move from the reboot. The third hit creates a whirlwind of slashes and sheath strikes that propels Vergil upwards and gains more height. Unlike most Aerial Raves, the final hit of Aerial Rave B throws the enemy downward into the ground.

Sparda (Special Edition)[]

Trish can use the Sparda to perform an Aerial Rave identical to Dante's with Rebellion. It is a four hit combo that knocks enemies back.

DmC: Devil May Cry[]

Rebellion (DmC)[]

Aerial Rave is a quick four-attack chain move, slashing an enemy three times, before sending it away with an upward hit. The final hit will knock the enemy up a little bit on the way back.

Yamato (DmC) (Vergil's Downfall)[]

Aerial Rave is the midair combo Vergil can use with Yamato. It is a three hit combo that will knock back the enemy on the last strike. The final strike also knocks the enemy a little bit higher into the air as it flies back.

Devil May Cry 5[]


Aerial Rave returns as a midair swordmaster action for the Rebellion, and is identical to its Devil May Cry 4 incarnation. Like in the previous games, it is a four hit combo that knocks enemies back.

Devil Sword Sparda[]

As a result of the Sparda sharing a moveset with the Rebellion, Aerial Rave serves as a midair swordmaster action which is identical to the attack with the weapon in the previous game, and with Rebellion in this game and the last game.

Devil Sword Dante[]

While the Aerial Rave attack is identical to the Rebellion/Sparda, the execution is different. As a result of the Devil Sword Dante integrating attacks from the Rebellion/Sparda's swordmaster moveset into the primary one, Aerial Rave is now the standard midair melee action for Dante's new sword.

Yamato (Special Edition/DLC)[]

Aerial Rave A returns as one of Vergil's attacks with the Yamato from Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, it is identical in execution and appearance serving as a basic midair three hit combo that will knock back the enemy on the last strike.

Aerial Rave B also makes its return from the previous game's Special Edition, with it also being identical in execution and appearance, serving as a midair pause combo that propels both Vergil and the enemy higher into the air, in a similar manner to Nero's Roulette Spin, before sending the enemy hurtling toward the ground with a final downward slash.

Additionally, upon reaching Stylish Rank S or higher, Vergil while wielding either Yamato or Mirage Edge(as Vergil uses Yamato in tandem with a few attacks) can perform an Aerial Rave-like attack with Yamato by pressing the taunt button. This attack is reminiscent of the Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition incarnation/Aerial Rave V's first strike that deals minimal damage but will keep both the enemy and Vergil in place cancelling their momentum.