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Oh the wise guy Dante. We were spawned from Vergil's abominable thoughts... but you knew that already. Well, we're merely the discarded thoughts when he was Nelo Angelo. No longer bound in his consciousness. We're here now to kill with our own free will. Liberating! And kill you we shall, Dante. Us, not Vergil.
—Griffon confesses the truth of their existence, Devil May Cry 5

Griffon is one of V's familiars based after the original Griffon.


Griffon is an avian demon roughly the size of a hawk with a dark blue plumage. His eyes have three golden pupils each, and his beak is unique in that it is several beaks in a mandible configuration. He specializes in ranged attacks, though he is also capable of close-range moves. V can use Griffon to double jump, or glide with him, though the gliding only last for a few seconds before V starts falling again.


Griffon is an extremely talkative, foul-mouthed, and wisecracking bird who constantly insults other characters or makes digs at their expense. While not above playfully teasing V and playing pranks on him, Griffon constantly worries about V's health throughout the game and usually tries to talk him out of fighting when he doesn't have to.

Though loyal to both V and Vergil, all three familiars recognize their continued existence will only bring him pain, so once they have outlived their usefulness, they intercepted and attacked Dante, forcing him to kill them.


Devil May Cry 5 – Visions of V –Edit

Devil May Cry 5: Before the NightmareEdit

Devil May Cry 5Edit


Devil May Cry 5 promo site[2]
The Familiars
Shadow & Griffon
V's combat potential is practically nonexistent, so he relies on these demons to lay waste to his foes—Shadow for close combat, and Griffon for ranged attacks. Once these two lay on enough pain, it's up to V to put his enemies to rest with his trusty cane.
The avian monstrosity can always be found somewhere around V, usually flapping its beak with some inappropriate jab. Griffon brings the thunder with electrified long-range attacks, or can give V a lift if close by.
Nico's Character Report - Griffon
One of the demons V has at his beck and call.
Apparently this chatty bird-thing specializes in shock and awe— it hits everything with lightning strikes.
Now, my demonology texts show some references to a demon just like this one, but it was defeated by Dante years ago.
Just a coincidence, I guess... I sure as heck can't find out anything more about this pecker.


Action Command Description Preview
Bullet Press Bx x Shoot balls of lighting from Griffon's maw
Griffon Bolt
Blockade Hold and release Bx x Use Griffon's power to launch a pillar of lightning at foes.
Blockade 2 HoldBx x longer, then release Power up Blockade to summon three pillars of lightning at once.
Griffon Waves
Blockade 3 HoldBx x as long as possible, then release The strongest version of Blockade, calling five pillars of lightning onto the battlefield.
Flank Attack Press Bx rb + LS forward+Bx x Griffon charges at enemies, launching them into the air.
Griffon Flank Attack
Double Check Press Bx rb + LS back to forward + Bx x Use Griffon's power to fire an electric shock that slams into enemies.
Double Check 2 Press Bx rb + LS back to forward + Hold and release Bx x IPower up Double Check to shoot two electric shocks in a row.
Griffon Double Check
Double Check 3 Press Bx rb + LS back to forward + Hold Bx x longer, then release Bx x The strongest version of Double Check, firing three electric shocks in a row.
Round Robin Press Bx rb + LS back + Bx x Move Griffon near V and unleash electric shocks across the area.
Griffon Carousel
Round Robin 2 Press Bx rb + LS back+ Hold and release Bx x This Round Robin upgrade rains even more electric strikes on foes in the area.
Round Robin 3 Press Bx rb + back+ HoldBx x longer, then release The strongest version of Round Robin, pouring on even more electric strikes.
Griffon VigorPassive ability Increase Griffon's defense, allowing him to take more hits before getting stalemated.
Griffon Vigor 2Passive ability Increase Griffon's defense even further.
Griffon VimPassive ability Reduce the time needed for Griffon to recover after getting stalemated.


Main article: Mission 18: Awakening

Other appearancesEdit

Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2Edit

Griffon is one of V's Passive skills, when a member of V's party deals damage with a Regular Attack, Griffon will inflict Almighty (Mag) damage 4 times on random enemies. Griffon's animations are taken from Devil May Cry 5, and when he attacks, he always says his voice line "All right it's my turn now!".


  • If you hold the Shoot button outside of a fight and while Griffon is not yet summoned, he will perch on V's arm until the button is released. He even has a couple of idle animations in this state, preening himself or ruffling his wings.
  • Griffon's theme (Grilled Tandoori Smoke) when Dante fights him in Mission 18 is a remix of Griffon's theme (FLOCK OFF!) in Devil May Cry.

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