Ebony & Ivory are Dante's trademark pistols. While they lack strength, Dante's ability to pull the triggers with inhuman speed as well as his enhanced dexterity make them versatile weapons for any range and orientation.
Design[edit | edit source]
Both weapons have the same design, with Ebony as the black pistol, and Ivory as the white. The pistols resemble Desert Eagles, with stylized grips twisting into sharp points. Just like in the previous games, the weapons never need to be reloaded, and most likely can't, for they lack a magazine release or any sort of detachable magazines. Near the bore of each pistol are engravings of scrollwork, and each also sports a ring hammer.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Ebony & Ivory are versatile weapons that can be used from nearly any range. Their rate of fire allows for them to be used in juggling enemies in the air, and even slowing Dante's descent in the air. The pistols are efficient at breaking the guards of weaker, non-shielded enemies, but have no real effect on stronger foes. As in other games, the guns can be fired to cancel the animations of Dante's other techniques, allowing the technique to quickly flow into other combos. The Rainstorm abilities are also effective at crowd control around Dante.
While Ricoshot is useful for exploiting crowds to continue combos, it is also able to cause most enemies to stagger from a distance, and can be Just Charged to massively increase the damage dealt with each bounce. A charged Ricoshot can also be "stocked" using an exploit known as Charge Stocking.
Moveset[edit | edit source]
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Dante uses several skills with Ebony & Ivory in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, including both Rainstorm and its Inverted counterpart, and a "rushdown" technique similar to Dante's "Million Dollars" Super in the Marvel vs Capcom 3 variants.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Despite the portraits of women on the handles of the classic Ebony & Ivory, Dante refers to them as "guys" in the first game. However, despite lacking these portraits in DmC: Devil May Cry, Dante refers to his guns as "girls".
- Just Charging Ricoshot makes Dante imbue the bullets with angelic instead of demonic power.
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- DmC: Devil May Cry, Dante: "Ebony, Ivory. I missed you girls."