The Aquila is an Angelic weapon in DmC: Devil May Cry. They are a set of shuriken-like blades that emit energy waves during attacks, and greatly increases Dante's attack speed. Dante acquires them after defeating Bob Barbas.


Description[edit | edit source]

Aquila resembles a pair of large, three-pointed cyclone blades with curved edges, held in each hand. As an angel weapon, they have a light blue tint. This is one of the few weapons that holds little resemblance to the Rebellion.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The Aquila weapons are spun in the hands, and thrown around while releasing blue waves of energy when used, attacking enemies from a safe distance. Like the Osiris, they are great for dealing with multiple opponents, the weapon is also great for pulling in enemies.

Acquiring the Aquila rewards the player with the No talking! award.

Movesets[edit | edit source]

As an Angel-class weapon, use of the Aquila is done through holding Button ps4 l2.png/Button xbone lt.png in tandem with the other face buttons. It is equipped with Left on the Directional Pad. On the PC, Aquila is equipped through scrolling up with the mouse.

Action Command (PS3) Command (Xbox 360) Command (PC) Description
Killer Button ps4 l2.png + Button ps4 triangle.pngButton ps4 triangle.pngButton ps4 triangle.pngButton ps4 triangle.png Button xbone lt.png + Button xbone y.pngButton xbone y.pngButton xbone y.pngButton xbone y.png Pc q1.png + Pc lclick1.png Pc lclick1.png Pc lclick1.png Pc lclick1.png A storm of thrown blades that slices, and hurts enemies surrounding Dante



Level 2: Increased combo range

Buy In Button ps4 l2.png + Button ps4 triangle.png Button ps4 triangle.pngButton ps4 triangle.png Button xbone lt.png + Button xbone y.png Button xbone y.pngButton xbone y.png Pc q1.png + Pc lclick1.png Pc lclick1.pngPc lclick1.png Yank surrounding enemies towards Dante, positioning them for follow-up attacks



Level 2: More enemies can be pulled in

Deft-Swap Button ps4 l2.png + Button ps4 triangle.pngButton ps4 triangle.png — (Change Weapon)Button ps4 triangle.png Button xbone lt.png + Button xbone y.pngButton xbone y.png — (Change Weapon)Button xbone y.png Pc q1.png + Pc lclick1.png Pc lclick1.png — (Change Weapon)Pc lclick1.png Two deft hits followed by a alternative delay combo
Big Slick Button ps4 l2.png + Forward*, Forward Button ps4 triangle.png Button xbone lt.png + Forward, Forward Button xbone y.png Pc q1.png + Forward, Forward Pc lclick1.png Focus an aerial target, and leap up towards them. Grounded targets in front of Dante are also dragged up.



Level 2: Increased range

Round Trip Button ps4 l2.png + Button ps4 circle.png (Hold and Release) Button xbone lt.png + Button xbone b.png (Hold and Release) Pc q1.png + Pc f1.png (Hold and Release) Send forth a spinning blade that traps enemies caught within it. (Hold Button ps4 circle.png/Button xbone b.png/Pc f1.png to charge the attack for a bigger blade, and increased lifetime). Can be Just charged



Level 2: Increased blade lifetime

Tornado Button ps4 l2.png+Button ps4 triangle.png (Hold and Release) Button xbone lt.png+Button xbone y.png (Hold and Release) Pc q1.png + Pc lclick1.png Slice through enemies as Dante whips forward in a spinning tornado



Level 2: Can be maintained for longer when holding Button ps4 triangle.png/Button xbone y.png/Pc lclick1.png

Skirmish Button ps4 l2.png + Button ps4 triangle.png Button ps4 triangle.png (Midair) Button xbone lt.png + Button xbone y.png Button xbone y.png (Midair) Pc q1.png + Pc lclick1.png Pc lclick1.png (Midair) Effortlessly juggle groups of airborne enemies



Level 2: Increased combo range

Aerial Buy In Button ps4 l2.png + Button ps4 triangle.png Button ps4 triangle.pngButton ps4 triangle.png (Midair) Button xbone lt.png + Button xbone y.png Button xbone y.pngButton xbone y.png (Midair) Pc q1.png + Pc lclick1.png Pc lclick1.pngPc lclick1.png (Midair) Snatch surrounding enemies, and yank them into the air towards Dante



Level 2: More enemies can be pulled in

Caliber Button ps4 l2.png + Button ps4 circle.png (Midair) Button xbone lt.png + Button xbone b.png (Midair) Pc q1.png + Pc f1.png (Midair) A swift aerial dash towards a focused target



Level 2: Increased dash range

Background[edit | edit source]

Aquila was a Christian missionary, along with his wife Priscilla, written in the New Testament. The couple followed the Apostle Paul, becoming some of his closest friends and coworkers. Aquila and Priscilla are often cited as being responsible for strengthening the Christian faith early on in its development.

Aquila is also a constellation in the northern sky, and is Latin for "eagle," the constellation itself representing one that would carry Zeus his Lightning Bolts in mythology.

Interestingly, the weapon is referred to as "Yashichi" in the games files; much like Aquila, the Yashichi somewhat resembles a shuriken, and is a recurring motif in several Capcom games, often appearing as an emblem, power-up or weapon. Thusly, it is reasonable to assume that such a reference was planned for DmC before the name was changed.

The achievement associated with acquiring Aquila titled "No talking!" is a reference to the line from Devil May Cry 3, when Dante acquires the dual blades Agni and Rudra. Finding the weapon irritating due to the pair's incessant comments, he makes a deal to use them in combat only as long as they don't speak.

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