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|name=Wheel of Destiny
 
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|game = Devil May Cry
 
|num=15
 
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|image=[[File:DMC Mission 15.jpg|250px]]
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|objective= Use a shield and a pair of lances to conquer the coliseum.
 
|objective= Use a shield and a pair of lances to conquer the coliseum.
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|theme = Dante
 
|character= [[Dante]]
 
|character= [[Dante]]
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|secret= [[Devil May Cry walkthrough/SM08|Treasure of the Reaper]]
|demon1= [[Fetish]], [[Kyklops]], [[Sin Scythe]], [[Blade]]
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|demon1= [[Kyklops]]<br />[[Blade]]<br />[[Sin Scythe]]<br />[[Marionette]] (Easy Automatic)<br />[[Fetish]] (Normal and higher)<br />[[Shadow]] (Secret mission)
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|demon2= [[Shadow]]<br />[[Death Scythe]]
 
|boss= [[Griffon]]
 
|boss= [[Griffon]]
|item= [[Blue Orb Fragment]] x2, [[Holy Water]], [[Yellow Orb]] x2, [[Nightmare-β]]
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|item= [[Nightmare-β]]<br />[[Blue Orb Fragment]]×4 (1 secret)<br />[[Untouchable]]<br />[[Holy Water]]<br />[[Yellow Orb]]×2
|key= [[Luminite]], [[Pair of Lances]], [[Wheel of Destiny]]
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|key= [[Luminite]]<br />[[Pair of Lances]]<br />[[Wheel of Destiny]]
 
|tutorial=
 
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|prev= [[Devil May Cry walkthrough/M14|Mission 14: ''Deep Darkness and Towering Mountains'']]
 
|prev= [[Devil May Cry walkthrough/M14|Mission 14: ''Deep Darkness and Towering Mountains'']]
 
|next= [[Devil May Cry walkthrough/M16|Mission 16: ''Nightmare of Darkness'']]
 
|next= [[Devil May Cry walkthrough/M16|Mission 16: ''Nightmare of Darkness'']]
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}}'''Wheel of Destiny''' is the fifteenth mission in ''[[Devil May Cry]]''.
   
If you want to do Secret mission 8, you will need to traverse back to the spike traps where you got the emblem shield
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==Walkthrough (lower difficulties)==
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[[Dante]] starts in front of the small structure to one side of the main room from [[Devil May Cry walkthrough/M09|Mission 09: ''New Strength'']], which previously had a [[Holy Water]] on the roof. Before anything, the first thing to do is double back and return all the way to the underground chamber with the rotating spike-floor. Examine the skull engraving on the wall to start [[Devil May Cry walkthrough/SM08|Secret Mission 08: ''Treasure of the Reaper'']], a tough battle which tasks Dante with killing three [[Shadow]]s in this confined area. After claiming the '''[[Blue Orb|Blue Orb Fragment]]''', return all the way back to the room where the mission began.
   
Examine the skull on the wall to the right of the elevator
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This room will either contain a pack of [[Blade]]s or two [[Kyklops]]. Fighting them is optional. Regardless, proceed to the covered passageway with the three doors that Dante could not open when he first came to this area. The [[Emblem Shield]] now allows Dante to open the glowing doors with shield motifs on either side of the main doorway.
   
==Walkthrough Part 1==
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Dante's task here is to acquire an item called the [[Pair of Lances]], which will open the main door. Regardless of which path the player chooses, the first path they take will always have the item [[Luminite]] near a pile of [[Fetish]] parts at the start. This item lights up a small area around Dante when he is in the dark: before getting it, Dante cannot go through the door at the bottom of the stairs in this room.
You will start back at the courtyard where you fought [[Griffon]] after obtaining [[Ifrit]]. Kill the [[Kyklops]], and then follow the convenient lighted pathway to the hall on the other side. Here you will find a large door to enter the collesium locked, and on either side are hallways leading to glowing doors that you can now open with your [[Emblem Shield]]. The two pathways are very similar, and you will need to enter at least one door to complete the mission.
 
The first room beyond both doors are nearly identical, if mirrored. The room is dark, and you won't be able to see anything if you head down the stairs now. Across from the door is a glowing pile of blue orbs. Examine it to pick up the [[Luminite]]. This will act like a lantern for [[Dante]], and allow you to see what's around. Travel down the stairs and deal with the [[Fetish]]es. On the wall opposite the downstairs door is a breakable section. Smack it to open up a pathway and another breakable wall. Smack that again to get to a small circular room. On the blue shield path there's a [[Blue Orb Fragment]] here, just waiting to be picked up. If you break the barrels you'll find a [[Holy Water]] as well. On the red shield path, there will be a [[Yellow Orb]].
 
   
After you've gotten all the party favors, head back to the metal door at the bottom of the stairs. Regardless of path, you'll be in a long, semi-circular booby-trapped hallway with spikes on one wall and a moving floor. Spikes will also thrust out of the wall at intervals to spike you, and if you stop moving, you'll be pushed into the stationary wall of spikes. The basic layout of these booby trap rooms are largely the same on both paths, but with a challenge to complete in order to claim the prize at the end. If that wasn't trouble enough, on the blue shield path you'll have some [[Sin Scythe]]s keeping you company as well.
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The Pair of Lances will always be at the end of the first path Dante goes down, after which he can proceed through the main locked door to take on the boss if the player so desires. However, the first possible place to acquire the game's last gun, '''[[Nightmare-β]]''', is found by going down the second. After going down one path and returning, a brief cutscene will show it is now night, and that a group of five [[Sin Scythe]]s have replaced the previous enemy spawns in the main room.
   
Both hallways have an opening with a large [[Red Orb]] inside, past the second set of retracting spike traps, that leads to a room with a white pedestal on the floor. That pedestal will refill your [[Devil Trigger]] gauge when you stand on it. Use this to your advantage. On the blue shield path, this is a great room to fend off the Sin Scythes.
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After it is dark, Dante can acquire an '''[[Untouchable]]''' by going into the barbican area where he acquired [[Ifrit]]: it is found by activating the moving platforms and climbing up to where the Devil Arm was.
   
On the blue shield path, after passing the rest of the rotating floor, your mission will be to cross a gap over a dangerous floor. The object of this obstacle course is to jump onto the little ledge from the edge of the pit, and then from there to the far side. If you fall down, the purple stuff at the bottom will sap your health, and you will have to jump back to the start. Use your Devil Trigger to your advantage if you need it. [[Air Hike]] is also useful here, if you bought it.
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===Blue path (left)===
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The first room is on two levels: right above the blocked doorway across from the entrance is a ledge which Dante can jump up to for a small [[Red Orb Cache]]. Directly ahead is an odd heap of material surrounded by Fetish parts, which contains the Luminite. Downstairs will be [[Marionette]]s on Easy Automatic, and Fetishes on all other difficulties: down here is also a [[Divinity Statue]] and a large door. Prior to going through, walk away from the door to find a cracked section of wall blocking an archway: smashing this allows Dante to enter a side-chamber with various junk that can be smashed for [[Red Orb]]s and a [[Green Orb]]: at the back of this room on the floor is a '''Blue Orb Fragment'''. In addition, a '''[[Holy Water]]''' can be found on the floor to the right of it behind some junk: one of the pieces of junk in front of it contains an enormous Red Orb which is worth 1,000 Red Orbs.
   
On the red shield path, the spinning floor room will have several blue devices on the wall as you progress forward. Every shield device you activate will drop a platform on the other side. Once they're all activated, go to the far end and find the pit in the center, just like before. Jump across the platforms you just dropped to get to Grabbing this will reset the platforms. Jump into the pit and kill all of the [[Blade]]s that spawn. Then, jump out and head back to the blue door. Kill the Fetishes if you like and go back to the courtyard.
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The next area is rather similar to the area with the rotating floor in [[Devil May Cry walkthrough/M14|Mission 14: ''Deep Darkness &amp; Towering Mountains'']] with a rotating floor and a spike wall, but in this case there are no spikes springing out of the floor. Instead, there are a series of points where the path pinches in, and at regular intervals spikes will shoot horizontally across the width of these. Touching the sides of the spikes will also damage Dante.
   
Whichever pathway you complete first will award the [[Pair of Lances]]. Whichever path you clear second will hold the [[Nightmare-β]].
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On this path, there are four sets of spikes, and Dante is accosted by a group of Sin Scythes as he makes his way through, so switch to the [[Shotgun]]. Halfway along there is a small tunnel in the left-hand wall, which leads into a small room with some Red Orbs and an odd device on the floor. Standing on this will restore Dante's [[Devil Trigger]] gauge at a fairly rapid rate, with no limit as to how much it can be used. Outside of [[Dante Must Die]] mode this can be used to heal for free if the player feels Dante's health is insufficient.
   
Lances in hand, you can head back to the ground level. Kill the Fetishes again, and run back up to the coliseum courtyard. Some [[Sin Scythe]]s will be waiting for you. Use your [[Shotgun]] or [[Grenadegun]] to make quick work of them. 
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After getting past all the spikes the corridor doubles back on itself, with a pool of strange purple fluid visible below a small platform jutting out of the wall. This liquid is not quite as dangerous as it looks, only being a "damage floor" that will slowly drain Dante's health if he touches it: if Dante falls, going back to the edge of the pool provides some steps to get out.
   
Once you're ready to proceed, use the [[Pair of Lances]] on the door inbetween the [[Emblem Shield]] doors in the middle point of the hallway. Step through the door and into the coliseum proper.
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Jumping to the small platform allows the player to see an equally small pedestal which has the item for this path on it. Jump to this (it is necessary to wall-jump off the wall to the left if Dante does not have [[Air Hike]]), pick up the item, and then double back to return to the main area.
   
Before you step onto the center glowing area, follow the wall to your left or your right and find a cubby hole with a platform surrounded by a glowing vortex, (both directions take you to the same place.) Standing on the platform will teleport you to the top level. Up here, run around the sides to find 2 green orbs and 1 [[Yellow Orb]]. Save the green orbs if you think you'll need them for the upcoming boss fight. On the top most level, only reachable by first climbing the stairs by either green orb, is a [[Blue Orb Fragment]]. Run all the way to the center of the overpass and it will fall to you.
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===Red path (right)===
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The first room is largely the same including the Red Orb Cache location, save that behind the cracked wall the only item found is a '''[[Yellow Orb]]'''. The second room is similar with another DT recharge platform halfway along, but this time there are no enemies in the area with the rotating floor and only two sets of spikes, and Dante is instead tasked with activating a pair of wheel devices to drop two platforms down in the area with the pedestal, in order to make a path to it. Due to the moving floor, the best way to do this is to repeatedly [[Stinger]] the devices. The player does not need to worry about Dante being forced onto spikes during the animation of the platform lowering, as the game does not move Dante while this cutscene is playing. Once activated, they remain so: they are not timed. On this path there is no damage floor.
   
When you're ready to proceed, step forward onto the blue circle to hear a voice in your head ask for a sacrifice.
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Do not jump to the pedestal with the item right away: picking it up will make the platforms lift back up, and they cannot be dropped down again as the wheel devices become inactive. Instead, go down into the pit below and defeat the Blades, then double-jump with wall jumps or Air Hike underneath the pedestal. It may take a few tries, but if Dante gets the right spot a '''Blue Orb Fragment''' will appear and drop down onto the pedestal above. This would be impossible to reach with the platforms raised back up.
   
==Boss: Griffon==
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Jump over and collect the Fragment and the item: with the platforms raised, Dante must now drop into the pit, but this is not a problem with the Blades already dead. Climb out of the pit and have Dante retrace his steps back to the main room.
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Oh, how convenient! [[Griffon]] isn't much different from your previous encounters, except all of his attacks are longer. His energy scissors will spawn multiple pairs of lines instead of just one or two, he will send waves of horizontal electric bars interspersed with lightning balls, and will be all in all quicker and more annoying. At least he doesn't have that boomerang wing attack this time.
 
   
At about two-thirds of his health, Griffon will fall and shear off one of his wings against the overpass. From here on he is ground bound.
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===Entering the Coliseum===
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Interact with the main door after getting the Pair of Lances to open it. This allows Dante entry to a massive, ominously empty ampitheater. Touching the glowing blue-green magic circle in the middle of the arena will start the boss battle, but do not do this just yet.
   
===Attacks===
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Instead, go into one of the alcoves on the left and right of the arena: these are teleporters that warp Dante to the level above. On both sides, jumping tone level higher allows Dante to acquire a [[Green Orb]], which can be saved for the first phase of the upcoming battle if the player desires. Midway along the walkway along the back wall of the arena is a '''[[Yellow Orb]]''', and if Dante stands at the exact midpoint of the top level of the bridge structure that bisects the arena, the mission's final '''Blue Orb Fragment''' will appear and drop down. These can be acquired in the first stage of the boss battle, though it is not a good idea to try this.
*'''Charge''' - Griffon will run at Dante and strike at him three times, instead of just once.
 
*'''Lightning Scissor''' - A ball of energy that will track Dante with two fingers of electricity, like a scissor
 
**'''Super Lightning Scissor''' - Just like before, this will spawn multiple lines of energy that home in on Dante.
 
**'''Continuous Scissor''' - Griffon will only use this when on the ground. Lightning will shoot from his mouth, just like a lightning scissor, but as soon as one pair of lines closes, another pair will spawn and track Dante. Dodge this by jumping the first one, staying on the ground for the second, jumping the third, and so forth, until Griffon lets up.
 
*'''Lightning Wall''' - Griffon will send vertical bars of lightning at you. Carefully position yourself between the gaps to avoid damage.
 
*'''Scream''' - Horizontal bars of lightning. These may also have round lightning balls in between dante that track his movements. Run and jump to avoid these.
 
*'''Power Dive''' - Griffon will jump high in the air, and dive down on Dante, attempting to crush him beneath his feet. Griffon's trajectory will be highlighted by red lightning. Dodge the lightning and get out of the way when he comes down.
 
*'''Electric Storm''' - At less than ten percent of his life, Griffon will go berserk and just shower the whole place with lightning pillars. His life will drain very slowly as he does this, so if you can keep your distance and dodge the line of attacks that randomly shoot out, he will eventually die.
 
   
==Walkthrough Part 2==
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When ready, touch the magic circle to initiate the final encounter with...
After Griffon's health is depleated, the large thing suspended over the coliseum will fall on him, pinning him to the ground. He will comment on Dante's powers, and then call on his master for aid. Mundus will appear, and kill Griffon for failing him. This cold-hearted act angers Dante, and he swears to Trish that he will kill Mundus. Trish then disappears in a bolt of yellow lightning.
 
   
When control is given back to you, collect the red orbs dropped by Griffon and jump on top of the central pillar thing that impaled him. An elevator will take you down. Here, grab the [[Wheel of Destiny]] hanging on the wall to end the mission.
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===Boss: Griffon===
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[[Griffon]] starts the battle with a similar set of moves to the first encounter rather than the pared-down set he had in the second. Griffon tends to spend most of this phase of the battle in the air, and will create the same platform-stacks the appeared during the first battle. His abilities are as follows:
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*Gust: Griffon can now perform a variant of this attack while flying, targeting a broad area of ground in front of him. If Dante is in this area (defined by an area of kicked-up dust) he will be knocked down and take minor damage.
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*Touch damage: Standing on top of Griffon at any time will slowly drain Dante's health: this is only likely to occur if he is knocked on the ground.
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*Double Check: Griffon releases an orb which descends to the ground if he is in the air, or creates one in his mouth on the ground. This unleashes two beams of electricity that snap together like scissors: jumping on the spot will just mean Dante gets hit when he lands, so either jump to one side or use the invincible frames of Dante's side-roll to evade it. Griffon can now perform up to eight sequential Double Checks on the ground, and the attack will track Dante both horizontally and vertically, aiming the point where the two lines of electricity close at his location when the attack starts. All versions of Double Check are faster to initiate and close more quickly than in previous battles. He can also perform his old dual Double Check, now typically using it if Dante moves too close to him while he is performing one of his other attacks.
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*Horizontal Blockade: Griffon will always fire off one of these horizontal energy bolts before starting Double Check, and also has a much more dangerous new version. This starts by firing off one horizontal Blockade line and a Double Check at the same time, then alternates high and low Blockade lines with small energy balls fired at a height between the two.
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*Blockade: Griffon fires walls of six vertical lightning columns with gaps between them. He will only use this attack during this stage of the fight if he is flying and Dante is on the bridge across the arena. It is best not to try to fight Griffon from this position.
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*Chain lightning: Only occurs in Hard or Dante Must Die modes. After an aerial Double Check, the orb remains in place and traces out a faint pattern of straight lines across the arena. Lightning then arcs along these lines, dealing damage if Dante is touching them. This move now draws more lines than previous iterations.
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*Rush: Griffon lunges at Dante and attempts to peck him, performing a swinging beak-slash aimed right at Dante followed by a downward beak stab aimed at a point behind him, aiming to catch him if he jumps backwards. In this phase of the battle Griffon does not run along the ground, instead using the drooped-wing posture of his old bombing run move to zip towards Dante in a similar manner to [[Stinger]]. He can also perform the rush and transition to a gust rather than using his beak.
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Griffon's first phase is his most dangerous as there are several camera locations in the arena that do not properly track him or allow his position to be obstructed by the bridge, meaning it is hard to tell precisely what he is doing. In particular, stay away from the walls in front of the arena's seating, as these tend to have fixed cameras that point directly at them. His first phase can be skipped entirely on most difficulties and almost skipped on Dante Must Die by throwing Ifrit's Level 2 Meteor at him at the start of the fight just as he lands: if timed correctly, this will hit twice and knock off a huge chunk of Griffon's health.
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After losing around 25% of his total health, a brief cutscene will show Griffon falling out of the sky, smashing through the walkway and tearing off one of his wings. The teleporters at the sides of the arena will stop functioning after this, and Griffon is no longer able to fly: the only air move he retains is his dive attack. He will also stop creating the stacks of platforms. This marks phase 2 of the fight, and Griffon's attacks will change. As phase 2 starts there will be some Red Orbs right next to Griffon, but it is generally not a good idea to try to rush in and pick them up: it is better to wait until Griffon moves.
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In phase 2, his abilities are as follows:
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*Evade: Griffon flaps his remaining wing and jumps to another part of the arena to reposition himself.
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*Gust: Griffon sweeps his wings forward, kicking up dust to conceal the startup of his next attack and pushing Dante back if he is close by and not in Devil Trigger mode. He can also perform a 360-degree version of this move if Dante is behind him, usually following up by evading.
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*Touch damage: The same as phase 1.
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*Double Check: The same as phase 1, minus the aerial version.
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*Horizontal Blockade: The same as phase 1.
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*Blockade: Griffon's most common attack in this phase of the fight. He performs a gust startup and then fires walls of six vertical lightning columns with gaps between them. He will fire eight of these in a row, but will cut the attack short if he hits Dante. The wall is much too wide to evade it entirely, and it is best to line Dante up with the gaps and use the invincible frames at the start of Dante's dodge-roll animation (or even his jump, if the player is skilled with timing it) to increase the chance of the attack failing to connect.
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*Thunderstorm: An upgraded version of the thunderstorm attack from the previous battle. Griffon stops moving and the arena darkens, the demon drawing in energy before causing lightning to strike all around him in a similar manner to his death attack from previous encounters. He then fires off chains of vertical lightning bolts, but now he fires them in pairs and they have significant homing capabilities, making it necessary to wait until they are very close before side-rolling to dodge them. It is important to pay close attention to this attack, as it is very easy to confuse the lightning strikes that head towards Dante with the ones striking the ground around Griffon.
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*Dive: Griffon jumps high into the air, then crashes back to the ground diagonally with lightning extending from his talons. Griffon's dive has improved tracking which means a backward jump will not evade it: it is necessary to dodge to the sides. It will also briefly stun Dante if he is touching the ground when Griffon lands, similar to Griffon landing in the previous battle. Griffon will also no longer stop and screech after landing, and can instead perform an evade and immediately start another attack.
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*Rush: Griffon returns to running along the ground, but the move is otherwise the same as in phase 1. Griffon can also perform the run part of this attack but cancel the attack itself and use another move instead.
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Now that Griffon is on the ground, the camera is more cooperative and should not be an issue. Griffon tries to keep his distance most of the time: it is a good idea to use the [[Grenadegun]] along with roll-cancelling to build up DT and deal damage while avoiding Griffon's attacks. Ifrit has some excellent moves for this fight: Inferno is as powerful against Griffon as ever, and Meteor is also extremely good at long range. While it is not as predictable as at the start of the fight, Meteors in this phase will still sometimes double-hit Griffon for enormously increased damage.
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It should be noted that Griffon's health bar either does not directly represent his HP, or he gains some kind of defense boost in phase 2, as his health depletes noticeably more slowly than in the first phase of the battle.
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===After Griffon===
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Jump on top of the fallen stone pillar: the top is an elevator platform, and takes Dante down into a chamber below. The easiest way to get onto the pillar is to stand at the edge of the magical seal on the ground, jump straight up, then Air Hike towards it to land squarely on the elevator. After the elevator descends, walk towards the camera and interact with the glowing item held by the statue to get the [[Wheel of Destiny]] and complete the mission.
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==Higher difficulties==
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The Sin Scythes in the last chamber on the blue path are replaced with a [[Death Scythe]], while the two Blades in the pit on the red path are replaced with two Shadows. After night falls, the five Sin Scythes in the main room are also replaced with two Death Scythes, though they only spawn one at a time. As usual, Griffon can only perform his chain lighting attack on higher difficulties.

Latest revision as of 08:29, June 15, 2019

Wheel of Destiny is the fifteenth mission in Devil May Cry.

Walkthrough (lower difficulties)Edit

Dante starts in front of the small structure to one side of the main room from Mission 09: New Strength, which previously had a Holy Water on the roof. Before anything, the first thing to do is double back and return all the way to the underground chamber with the rotating spike-floor. Examine the skull engraving on the wall to start Secret Mission 08: Treasure of the Reaper, a tough battle which tasks Dante with killing three Shadows in this confined area. After claiming the Blue Orb Fragment, return all the way back to the room where the mission began.

This room will either contain a pack of Blades or two Kyklops. Fighting them is optional. Regardless, proceed to the covered passageway with the three doors that Dante could not open when he first came to this area. The Emblem Shield now allows Dante to open the glowing doors with shield motifs on either side of the main doorway.

Dante's task here is to acquire an item called the Pair of Lances, which will open the main door. Regardless of which path the player chooses, the first path they take will always have the item Luminite near a pile of Fetish parts at the start. This item lights up a small area around Dante when he is in the dark: before getting it, Dante cannot go through the door at the bottom of the stairs in this room.

The Pair of Lances will always be at the end of the first path Dante goes down, after which he can proceed through the main locked door to take on the boss if the player so desires. However, the first possible place to acquire the game's last gun, Nightmare-β, is found by going down the second. After going down one path and returning, a brief cutscene will show it is now night, and that a group of five Sin Scythes have replaced the previous enemy spawns in the main room.

After it is dark, Dante can acquire an Untouchable by going into the barbican area where he acquired Ifrit: it is found by activating the moving platforms and climbing up to where the Devil Arm was.

Blue path (left)Edit

The first room is on two levels: right above the blocked doorway across from the entrance is a ledge which Dante can jump up to for a small Red Orb Cache. Directly ahead is an odd heap of material surrounded by Fetish parts, which contains the Luminite. Downstairs will be Marionettes on Easy Automatic, and Fetishes on all other difficulties: down here is also a Divinity Statue and a large door. Prior to going through, walk away from the door to find a cracked section of wall blocking an archway: smashing this allows Dante to enter a side-chamber with various junk that can be smashed for Red Orbs and a Green Orb: at the back of this room on the floor is a Blue Orb Fragment. In addition, a Holy Water can be found on the floor to the right of it behind some junk: one of the pieces of junk in front of it contains an enormous Red Orb which is worth 1,000 Red Orbs.

The next area is rather similar to the area with the rotating floor in Mission 14: Deep Darkness & Towering Mountains with a rotating floor and a spike wall, but in this case there are no spikes springing out of the floor. Instead, there are a series of points where the path pinches in, and at regular intervals spikes will shoot horizontally across the width of these. Touching the sides of the spikes will also damage Dante.

On this path, there are four sets of spikes, and Dante is accosted by a group of Sin Scythes as he makes his way through, so switch to the Shotgun. Halfway along there is a small tunnel in the left-hand wall, which leads into a small room with some Red Orbs and an odd device on the floor. Standing on this will restore Dante's Devil Trigger gauge at a fairly rapid rate, with no limit as to how much it can be used. Outside of Dante Must Die mode this can be used to heal for free if the player feels Dante's health is insufficient.

After getting past all the spikes the corridor doubles back on itself, with a pool of strange purple fluid visible below a small platform jutting out of the wall. This liquid is not quite as dangerous as it looks, only being a "damage floor" that will slowly drain Dante's health if he touches it: if Dante falls, going back to the edge of the pool provides some steps to get out.

Jumping to the small platform allows the player to see an equally small pedestal which has the item for this path on it. Jump to this (it is necessary to wall-jump off the wall to the left if Dante does not have Air Hike), pick up the item, and then double back to return to the main area.

Red path (right)Edit

The first room is largely the same including the Red Orb Cache location, save that behind the cracked wall the only item found is a Yellow Orb. The second room is similar with another DT recharge platform halfway along, but this time there are no enemies in the area with the rotating floor and only two sets of spikes, and Dante is instead tasked with activating a pair of wheel devices to drop two platforms down in the area with the pedestal, in order to make a path to it. Due to the moving floor, the best way to do this is to repeatedly Stinger the devices. The player does not need to worry about Dante being forced onto spikes during the animation of the platform lowering, as the game does not move Dante while this cutscene is playing. Once activated, they remain so: they are not timed. On this path there is no damage floor.

Do not jump to the pedestal with the item right away: picking it up will make the platforms lift back up, and they cannot be dropped down again as the wheel devices become inactive. Instead, go down into the pit below and defeat the Blades, then double-jump with wall jumps or Air Hike underneath the pedestal. It may take a few tries, but if Dante gets the right spot a Blue Orb Fragment will appear and drop down onto the pedestal above. This would be impossible to reach with the platforms raised back up.

Jump over and collect the Fragment and the item: with the platforms raised, Dante must now drop into the pit, but this is not a problem with the Blades already dead. Climb out of the pit and have Dante retrace his steps back to the main room.

Entering the ColiseumEdit

Interact with the main door after getting the Pair of Lances to open it. This allows Dante entry to a massive, ominously empty ampitheater. Touching the glowing blue-green magic circle in the middle of the arena will start the boss battle, but do not do this just yet.

Instead, go into one of the alcoves on the left and right of the arena: these are teleporters that warp Dante to the level above. On both sides, jumping tone level higher allows Dante to acquire a Green Orb, which can be saved for the first phase of the upcoming battle if the player desires. Midway along the walkway along the back wall of the arena is a Yellow Orb, and if Dante stands at the exact midpoint of the top level of the bridge structure that bisects the arena, the mission's final Blue Orb Fragment will appear and drop down. These can be acquired in the first stage of the boss battle, though it is not a good idea to try this.

When ready, touch the magic circle to initiate the final encounter with...

Boss: GriffonEdit

Griffon starts the battle with a similar set of moves to the first encounter rather than the pared-down set he had in the second. Griffon tends to spend most of this phase of the battle in the air, and will create the same platform-stacks the appeared during the first battle. His abilities are as follows:

  • Gust: Griffon can now perform a variant of this attack while flying, targeting a broad area of ground in front of him. If Dante is in this area (defined by an area of kicked-up dust) he will be knocked down and take minor damage.
  • Touch damage: Standing on top of Griffon at any time will slowly drain Dante's health: this is only likely to occur if he is knocked on the ground.
  • Double Check: Griffon releases an orb which descends to the ground if he is in the air, or creates one in his mouth on the ground. This unleashes two beams of electricity that snap together like scissors: jumping on the spot will just mean Dante gets hit when he lands, so either jump to one side or use the invincible frames of Dante's side-roll to evade it. Griffon can now perform up to eight sequential Double Checks on the ground, and the attack will track Dante both horizontally and vertically, aiming the point where the two lines of electricity close at his location when the attack starts. All versions of Double Check are faster to initiate and close more quickly than in previous battles. He can also perform his old dual Double Check, now typically using it if Dante moves too close to him while he is performing one of his other attacks.
  • Horizontal Blockade: Griffon will always fire off one of these horizontal energy bolts before starting Double Check, and also has a much more dangerous new version. This starts by firing off one horizontal Blockade line and a Double Check at the same time, then alternates high and low Blockade lines with small energy balls fired at a height between the two.
  • Blockade: Griffon fires walls of six vertical lightning columns with gaps between them. He will only use this attack during this stage of the fight if he is flying and Dante is on the bridge across the arena. It is best not to try to fight Griffon from this position.
  • Chain lightning: Only occurs in Hard or Dante Must Die modes. After an aerial Double Check, the orb remains in place and traces out a faint pattern of straight lines across the arena. Lightning then arcs along these lines, dealing damage if Dante is touching them. This move now draws more lines than previous iterations.
  • Rush: Griffon lunges at Dante and attempts to peck him, performing a swinging beak-slash aimed right at Dante followed by a downward beak stab aimed at a point behind him, aiming to catch him if he jumps backwards. In this phase of the battle Griffon does not run along the ground, instead using the drooped-wing posture of his old bombing run move to zip towards Dante in a similar manner to Stinger. He can also perform the rush and transition to a gust rather than using his beak.

Griffon's first phase is his most dangerous as there are several camera locations in the arena that do not properly track him or allow his position to be obstructed by the bridge, meaning it is hard to tell precisely what he is doing. In particular, stay away from the walls in front of the arena's seating, as these tend to have fixed cameras that point directly at them. His first phase can be skipped entirely on most difficulties and almost skipped on Dante Must Die by throwing Ifrit's Level 2 Meteor at him at the start of the fight just as he lands: if timed correctly, this will hit twice and knock off a huge chunk of Griffon's health.

After losing around 25% of his total health, a brief cutscene will show Griffon falling out of the sky, smashing through the walkway and tearing off one of his wings. The teleporters at the sides of the arena will stop functioning after this, and Griffon is no longer able to fly: the only air move he retains is his dive attack. He will also stop creating the stacks of platforms. This marks phase 2 of the fight, and Griffon's attacks will change. As phase 2 starts there will be some Red Orbs right next to Griffon, but it is generally not a good idea to try to rush in and pick them up: it is better to wait until Griffon moves.

In phase 2, his abilities are as follows:

  • Evade: Griffon flaps his remaining wing and jumps to another part of the arena to reposition himself.
  • Gust: Griffon sweeps his wings forward, kicking up dust to conceal the startup of his next attack and pushing Dante back if he is close by and not in Devil Trigger mode. He can also perform a 360-degree version of this move if Dante is behind him, usually following up by evading.
  • Touch damage: The same as phase 1.
  • Double Check: The same as phase 1, minus the aerial version.
  • Horizontal Blockade: The same as phase 1.
  • Blockade: Griffon's most common attack in this phase of the fight. He performs a gust startup and then fires walls of six vertical lightning columns with gaps between them. He will fire eight of these in a row, but will cut the attack short if he hits Dante. The wall is much too wide to evade it entirely, and it is best to line Dante up with the gaps and use the invincible frames at the start of Dante's dodge-roll animation (or even his jump, if the player is skilled with timing it) to increase the chance of the attack failing to connect.
  • Thunderstorm: An upgraded version of the thunderstorm attack from the previous battle. Griffon stops moving and the arena darkens, the demon drawing in energy before causing lightning to strike all around him in a similar manner to his death attack from previous encounters. He then fires off chains of vertical lightning bolts, but now he fires them in pairs and they have significant homing capabilities, making it necessary to wait until they are very close before side-rolling to dodge them. It is important to pay close attention to this attack, as it is very easy to confuse the lightning strikes that head towards Dante with the ones striking the ground around Griffon.
  • Dive: Griffon jumps high into the air, then crashes back to the ground diagonally with lightning extending from his talons. Griffon's dive has improved tracking which means a backward jump will not evade it: it is necessary to dodge to the sides. It will also briefly stun Dante if he is touching the ground when Griffon lands, similar to Griffon landing in the previous battle. Griffon will also no longer stop and screech after landing, and can instead perform an evade and immediately start another attack.
  • Rush: Griffon returns to running along the ground, but the move is otherwise the same as in phase 1. Griffon can also perform the run part of this attack but cancel the attack itself and use another move instead.

Now that Griffon is on the ground, the camera is more cooperative and should not be an issue. Griffon tries to keep his distance most of the time: it is a good idea to use the Grenadegun along with roll-cancelling to build up DT and deal damage while avoiding Griffon's attacks. Ifrit has some excellent moves for this fight: Inferno is as powerful against Griffon as ever, and Meteor is also extremely good at long range. While it is not as predictable as at the start of the fight, Meteors in this phase will still sometimes double-hit Griffon for enormously increased damage.

It should be noted that Griffon's health bar either does not directly represent his HP, or he gains some kind of defense boost in phase 2, as his health depletes noticeably more slowly than in the first phase of the battle.

After GriffonEdit

Jump on top of the fallen stone pillar: the top is an elevator platform, and takes Dante down into a chamber below. The easiest way to get onto the pillar is to stand at the edge of the magical seal on the ground, jump straight up, then Air Hike towards it to land squarely on the elevator. After the elevator descends, walk towards the camera and interact with the glowing item held by the statue to get the Wheel of Destiny and complete the mission.

Higher difficultiesEdit

The Sin Scythes in the last chamber on the blue path are replaced with a Death Scythe, while the two Blades in the pit on the red path are replaced with two Shadows. After night falls, the five Sin Scythes in the main room are also replaced with two Death Scythes, though they only spawn one at a time. As usual, Griffon can only perform his chain lighting attack on higher difficulties.

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