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Beowulf is a set of flash gauntlets and greaves Devil Arm appearing in Devil May Cry 3 which originates from Beowulf. It is wielded by both Vergil and Dante during the course of the game. Dante can acquire the weapon in Mission 14, while Vergil starts the game with this Devil Arm in his mode of Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, and Devil May Cry 5 and Special Edition.

Appearance and Description[]

Vergil_Acquires_Beowulf

Vergil Acquires Beowulf

Vergil acquires Beowulf, after defeating him.

Beowulf is a set of black gauntlets and greaves with a somewhat animalistic look. The gauntlets vaguely resemble a wolf's head, with fangs and mane. The greaves look like clawed legs. They also have glowing veins that have white light flowing through them.

As they are "blessed with the sacred light,"[1] all of Beowulf emits light with each punch and kick. They are capable of concentrating light into a ball and throwing it or erupting it from the user's body. It can also cover the user in light.

File[]

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening[]

Dante - File - Devil Arms
BEOWULF
Flash gauntlets and greaves. The set boosts Dante's attack and speed making him a powerhouse.
Vergil - File - Devil Arms
BEOWULF
Flash gauntlets and greaves. The set boosts Vergil's attack and speed making him a powerhouse.

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition[]

Library - Arms - Vergil's Arms
BEOWULF
Gauntlets with the power of light that have overwhelmingly destructive force.

Devil May Cry 5 and Special Edition[]

DMC5SE Official website — Vergil

English version

Beowulf

Beowulf, a mighty demon, thought once to take his hatred of Sparda out on the dark knight's son. Vergil, however, defeated him so completely, that there was nothing left but these boots and gauntlets.

Imbued with the power of light, they shine in close-quarters combat where a single, fully-charged attack can unleash immeasurable power.[2]

Japanese version

ベオウルフ

かつてバージルに倒された悪魔“ベオウルフ”が魔具となったもの。
スパーダに強い憎悪を持ち、その血族であるダンテやバージルに襲い掛かったが、あえなく斬り伏せられてしまった。
光の力を持った篭手と具足で、近接戦で絶大な威力を発揮する。力を溜めて放つ一撃の破壊力は計り知れない。[3]

Nico's reports — Weapon reports — Vergil

English version

Beowulf

Fighting gauntlets and boots imbued with the power of light. They pack a hell of a wallop when fighting in close quarters.

So Vergil thrashed the mighty demon Beowulf so bad, hardly anything was left of him. Still managed to make these gauntlets and boots from the scraps!

I guess Beowulf had some kind of horrible grudge against the great swordsman Sparda and thought to take it out on his bloodline? Didn't go to well for him though! Dante claims to have fought this guy too. I asked about it but all he'd given me was "Stubborn bastard. Tougher than some, though."

Japanese version

ベオウルフ

光の力を持つ篭手と具足だ。
接近戦では絶大な破壊力を持つ。

悪魔ベオウルフがバージルに完全に倒され、魔具となったものだ。

伝説の魔剣士スパーダに強い憎悪を持ち、その血族にも襲い掛かっていたようで、ダンテも戦ったことがあるらしい。
「しつこい奴だ。強さはまあまあ」だそうだ。

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Vergil DLC Trailer

English version

Beowulf

Earth shattering gauntlets and greaves

Japanese version

ベオウルフ

光の破壊拳

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Gameplay[]

Devil May Cry 3[]

Dante []

Beowulf focuses on close-range, but powerful hits. Beowulf generally has a narrow area of effect making it a less than ideal for crowd control. It boosts the wielder's attack and speed for close combat[4][5], and is able to charge its attacks for harder hits, and in the case of Rising Dragon, more hits. When Beowulf's attack becomes fully charged, the attacking body part will start to shake and Dante's voice will change in a rough outcry when the attack is performed. Killer Bee is a dive-kick that can adjust its angle of descent to adjust for enemy position. Swordmaster technique Volcano will knock back all enemies around Dante. Real Impact, the strongest move of all the Devil Arms, will pull any enemies in Dante's immediate vicinity into the air with him, but has a long start-up and cannot be canceled out of, leaving Dante vulnerable.

Vergil[]

In the Special Edition, Vergil has access to Beowulf and it generally has the same properties it has when used by Dante but lacks the charge mechanic. His attacks hit harder than Dante's, removing the need for charging. Starfall is Vergil's dive-kick, and it works the same as Dante's except it does more damage. Lunar Phase is a multi-hit spin kick that can be Jump Canceled. Rising Sun is Vergil's launcher where he performs two upward roundhouse kicks. This technique cannot be canceled and aerial attacks can't be used until the attack is finished.

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition[]

Beowulf in general is Vergil's most powerful weapon. It easily can be considered "overpowered". Vergil is able to charge all of its attacks up to two shines, three with full Concentration. The third charge automatically launches the attack. Just Frame release can enhance every charge for higher damage, and can be combined with Distortion for devastating amounts of damage,

In Devil Trigger, Vergil is able to spend some of his Devil Trigger gauge to power up his moves, much like Dante. Such being Lunar Phase (ground), ending with Rising Sun move and Lunar Phase (mid-air) making additional spins.

There is also an "infinite spin abuse" trick, which can render any enemy stun-locked, even Dante, who is able to quickly evade attacks. The formula of it is simple: {Teleport to an enemy + use Lunar Phase + teleport to an enemy again before attack finishes (this allows you to cancel it) + use Lunar Phase again....} and then repeat.

Devil May Cry 5 and Special Edition[]

Beowulf returns as Vergil's power-based weapon. It retains all of its moves from Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, along with the return of Rising Sun outside of Devil Trigger as a followup to Kick 13. In Sin Devil Trigger, Vergil gains a reverse roundhouse kick from Combo A, a shoulder ram from Combo B, a rising kick from Starfall, and a third uppercut for Dragon Breaker. Vergil also gains a new move called Hell on Earth, an attack similar to Sin Inferno where he raises his hand while charging up power before slamming it down in a wide explosion. Though it deals an incredible amount of damage at the center, it rapidly falls off the further away the enemy is from Vergil, making it ideal for boss fights or closed rooms.

Movesets[]

Devil May Cry 3 – Dante – Standard
Action Command Description
Beowulf Combo I Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png Basic 3-hit combo that ends with an upward kick, which can potentially launch enemies skyward. Any part of this combo can be charged by holding down Button ps4 triangle.png.
Beowulf Combo II (Called Beehive in MVC3) Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png,—,Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png After a two-punch combo, deliver a flurry of kicks then end the combo with a powerful axe kick which knocks enemies down. Any part of this combo can be charged by holding down Button ps4 triangle.png.
Killer Bee Button ps4 triangle.png (mid-air) A diving kick performed in mid-air that pierces an enemy with supersonic speed.
Straight Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button ps4 triangle.png Dash toward a target enemy to deliver a straight punch onto said target enemy, knocking them back. The Level 2 version deals more damage. Holding Button ps4 triangle.png increases the power of the attack.
Beast Uppercut Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button ps4 triangle.png Lunge forward and deliver an uppercut to an enemy, potentially launching them into the air. Holding Button ps4 triangle.png increases the power of the attack.
Rising Dragon Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png After launching a foe with a Beast Uppercut, follow the launched enemy skyward in a spiral to do additional damage.
Hyper Fist Crazy Beowulf Combo II Throw a barrage of blinding fast punches at enemies directly in front of the player.
Air Hike Button ps4 cross.png (mid-air) By concentrating magical energy into the area under your feet, you are able to perform a double jump to reach higher, more strategic locations. This second jump contains invincibility frames.

Devil May Cry 3 – Dante – Swordmaster
Action Command Description
Level 1
Zodiac Button ps4 circle.png (ground) Launch a ball of energized light to distant foes in front of the player. Holding Button ps4 circle.png increases the power of the attack; at maximum power, the projectile will launch an enemy with a trajectory.
The Hammer Button ps4 circle.png (mid-air) Focus your might into a double-fisted haymaker to deal damage to mid-air foes in front of the player.
Level 2
Volcano Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button ps4 circle.png (ground or mid-air) Slam the ground with your fist to create a small super-nova that tears through enemies unfortunate enough to get in its path. Holding Button ps4 circle.png increases the power of the attack. The midair variation cannot be charged.
Level 3
Real Impact Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button ps4 circle.png A highly-focused, one-hit power attack that inflicts incredible damage to whatever enemy it connects with.
Tornado Crazy Real Impact After launching an enemy with Real Impact, follow the attack with a flurry of spinning kicks, dealing damage to all foes caught within the radius of the attack.

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition – Vergil
Action Command Description
Beowulf Combo Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png A vicious right-left punch combo followed by a whirlwind kick.
Starfall Button ps4 triangle.png (mid-air) A diving kick similar to Killer Bee. Level 2 is a powered-up and quicker version.
Lunar Phase Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button ps4 triangle.png A powerful, downward revolving kick. Level 2 is a quicker version.
Rising Sun Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button ps4 triangle.png A multi-hit attack that launches Vergil upward. This attack can be followed with Starfall.

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition – Vergil
Action Command Description
Beowulf Combo A

PS: Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png

Xbox: Button xbone y.png,Button xbone y.png,Button xbone y.png

A powerful combo that ends with a double-roundhouse kick. Hold Button ps4 triangle.png/Button xbone y.png during any Beowulf combo to charge power.
Beowulf Combo B

PS: Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png,—,Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png

Xbox: Button xbone y.png,Button xbone y.png,—,Button xbone y.png,Button xbone y.png

Lightning fast kicks rock an opponent with speed and fury. Any part can be charged by holding Button ps4 triangle.png/Button xbone y.png.
Starfall

PS: Button ps4 triangle.png (mid-air)

Xbox: Button xbone y.png (mid-air)

Focus upon an opponent from mid-air and dive down feet first to send them on your full boat down the River Styx. Level 2 can launch an enemy.
Beast Uppercut

PS: Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button ps4 triangle.png

Xbox: Button xbone rb.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button xbone y.png

Lunge towards an enemy and launch them into the air with a heavyweight uppercut.
Rising Dragon

PS: Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button ps4 triangle.png (hold till first glow)

Xbox: Button xbone rb.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button xbone y.png (hold till first glow)

An uppercut infused with demonic power that rises to the heavens in an ascent that spells certain doom.
Dragon Breaker

PS: Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button ps4 triangle.png (hold till second glow)

Xbox: Button xbone rb.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button xbone y.png (hold till second glow)

A devastating rising double uppercut, infused to the max with demonic power.
Lunar Phase

PS: Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button ps4 triangle.png

Xbox: Button xbone rb.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button xbone y.png

Move in on your enemies with this aggressive spin attack, finishing with a forceful heel kick. Level 2 is stronger with faster spins. If performed in D.T., it is followed up with the Rising Sun move from DMC3.
Kick 13

PS: Button ps4 circle.png+Button ps4 triangle.png

Xbox: Button xbone b.png+Button xbone y.png

A dramatic display of power as you face down an enemy and unleash a flurry of powerful kicks.
Flush

PS: Button ps4 cross.png

Xbox: Button xbone a.png

Transform simple jumps into damage dealing attacks.

Devil May Cry 5 – Vergil
Action Command Description
Beowulf Combo A On ground,
PS: Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png
Xbox: Button xbone y.png,Button xbone y.png,Button xbone y.png
PC: Pc lclick1.png,Pc lclick1.png,Pc lclick1.png,
A powerful combo that ends with a double roundhouse kick.
In SDT, press Button ps4 triangle.png/Button xbone y.png/Pc lclick1.png to follow up with a devastating finisher.
Beowulf Combo B On ground,
PS: Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png,—,Button ps4 triangle.png,Button ps4 triangle.png
Xbox: Button xbone y.png,Button xbone y.png,—,Button xbone y.png,Button xbone y.png
PC: Pc lclick1.png,Pc lclick1.png,—,Pc lclick1.png
DMC5 Red Orb.png7500
Lightning fast kicks rock an opponent with speed and fury.
In SDT, press Button ps4 triangle.png/Button xbone y.png/Pc lclick1.png to follow up with a devastating finisher.
Starfall In mid-air,
PS: Button ps4 triangle.png
Xbox: Button xbone y.png
PC: Pc lclick1.png
Focus upon an opponent from mid-air and dive down feet first to send them hurtling away.
In SDT, hold Button ps4 triangle.png/Button xbone y.png/Pc lclick1.png to follow up with a flying kick.
Starfall 2 (DMC5 Red Orb.png6000): An improved version that hits for greater damage.
Lunar Phase PS: Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button ps4 triangle.png
Xbox: Button xbone rb.png+Button xbone ls-up.png+Button xbone y.png
PC: Pc shift1.png+Pc up1.png+Pc lclick1.png
Close in on your enemies with a vicious spin attack, finishing with a forceful heel kick that sends them to the ground.
In SDT, the spin's speed is dramatically increased, further increasing the devastation.
Lunar Phase 2 (DMC5 Red Orb.png12000): A stronger version with faster spinning leading to more pain.
Beast Uppercut On ground,
PS: Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button ps4 triangle.png
Xbox: Button xbone rb.png+Button xbone ls-down.png+Button xbone y.png
PC: Pc shift1.png+Pc down1.png+Pc lclick1.png
DMC5 Red Orb.png4500
Lunge toward an enemy and launch them into the air with a heavy uppercut.
Rising Dragon On ground,
PS: Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+ hold Button ps4 triangle.png
Xbox: Button xbone rb.png+Button xbone ls-down.png+ hold Button xbone y.png
PC: Pc shift1.png+Pc down1.png+Pc lclick1.png
until the fist glows
DMC5 Red Orb.png9000
Charge up power to unleash a rising uppercut upon your enemy.
Dragon Breaker On ground,
PS: Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png+ hold Button ps4 triangle.png
Xbox: Button xbone rb.png+Button xbone ls-down.png+ hold Button xbone y.png
PC: Pc shift1.png+Pc down1.png+Pc lclick1.png
until the fist glows twice
DMC5 Red Orb.png35000
Charge up all of your demonic strength to unleash a devastating rising double uppercut to obliterate foes.
In SDT, the blow is strengthened further and a third blow is added.
Flush On ground,
PS: Button ps4 cross.png
Xbox: Button xbone a.png
PC: Pc space1.png
DMC5 Red Orb.png15000
Transform simple jumps into damage dealing attacks.
Kick 13 On ground,
PS: Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-down.png to Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button ps4 triangle.png
Xbox: Button xbone rb.png+Button xbone ls-down.png to Button xbone ls-up.png+Button xbone y.png
PC: Pc shift1.png+Pc down1.png to Pc up1.png+Pc lclick1.png
DMC5 Red Orb.png22500
Face down an enemy and unleash a flurry of powerful kicks. Hold Button ps4 triangle.png/Button xbone y.png/Pc lclick1.png to ascend along with your foe.
In SDT, the kicks are further empowered and even greater in number.
Hell on Earth In SDT or while SDT Gauge is MAX,
with Concentration at level 2,
PS: Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button ps4 triangle.png+Button ps4 circle.png
Xbox: Button xbone rb.png+Button xbone ls-up.png+Button xbone y.png+Button xbone b.png
PC: Pc shift1.png+Pc up1.png+Pc lclick1.png+Pc mclick1.png
DMC5 Red Orb.png35000
Project the essence of your being into a single blow, directly into the ground. The shockwave is powerful enough to launch the heaviest of foes.
Consumes SDT Gauge when performed.

Gallery[]

Other Appearances[]

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds[]

Dante uses the Beowulf in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. The skills packed with it are Killer Bee, The Hammer, and Volcano, along with a new ability called Beehive (which is actually a named version of his Beowulf Combo II from the original DMC3), where Dante kicks rapidly with his greaves then heel smashes the ground and thus acts as a followup to Volcano.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3[]

The updated re-release of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 features the addition of Vergil to the roster of playable characters. He comes equipped with Beowulf, like Dante, and can use several of its attacks: Starfall, Lunar Phase, and Rising Sun.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite[]

Dante retains the use of Beowulf in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite with many of the same moves as before, though the gauntlets now exude a purple glow when used.

Trivia[]

  • In the Devil May Cry 3 Trial Ver. game files, this weapon is called Zodiac (ゾディアック, Zodiakku?), it's unknown if this was supposed to be the demon's name. "Zodiac" is a name of one of the Swordmaster attacks with Beowulf in final version of Devil May Cry 3.
  • In Devil May Cry 3, Vergil possesses an AI move where he slams the Beowulf into the ground creating a very small supernova-like attack. Like his Super Judgement Cut, this is seen near the end of the battle but only once. Vergil only starts using Yamato moves after this attack.
    • This attack bears a strong resemblance to Dante's weapon switch animation in Devil May Cry, fitting Vergil's transition to Yamato.
    • Vergil's line "Rest in peace" is brought back for Hell on Earth in Devil May Cry 5, which coincidentally bears a resemblance to the Volcano-like attack.

Notes and references[]

  1. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Combat Adjudicator — Beowulf: "I am the combat adjudicator. Only a technique blessed with the sacred light can move me."
  2. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition | CAPCOM
  3. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition | CAPCOM
  4. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Devil Arms File — Beowulf: "Flash gauntlets and greaves. This set boosts Dante's attack and speed making him a powerhouse."
  5. Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Devil Arms File — Beowulf: "Flash gauntlets and greaves. This set boosts Vergil's attack and speed making him a powerhouse."


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