The Merciless is a weak sword which appears in Devil May Cry 2. It is designed with snakes engraved into it.[1]


The Merciless has a long range due to its length. However, its thinness[2] means it provides the least raw damage of Dante's swords.

The Merciless is found in a shrine in the Underground Tomb during Mission 11 of Dante's scenario.

If you don't pick it up here, you may get it in Mission 14, it will be lying near the second power orb.


Devil May Cry 2Edit

Action Command Description
3-hit Combo Direction +B t,B t,B t Dante slashes twice, follow by a sweeping slash that hits all enemies around him.
4-hit Combo B t,B t,B t,B t Dante slashes forward four times.
5-hit Combo B t,B t,B t, Direction +B t,B t Dante slashes forward three times, follow by a helm-breaker style slash and an upward slash, sending enemies flying.
6-hit Combo B t,B t, Direction +B t,B t,B t,B t Dante slashes forward five times, follow by a sweeping slash that hits all enemies around him. Also moves Dante forward significantly.
Helm Breaker B t (mid-air)

Overhead slash down on top of an enemy below.

Aerial Combo B r1+B u+B t (mid-air) Kicks twice mid-air, followed by a helm-breaker.
Stinger B r1+B u+B t Powerful thrust unleashed after stepping forward. Unlike in other games, Dante does not slide forward, making stinger much shorter ranged.
High Time B r1+B d+B t A powerful attack that launches an enemy skyward.
DT Million Stab B t,B t, Direction +B t (Devil Trigger) Quickly stabs the enemy with blinding speed. The longer the last attack button is held, the longer it last. Drains DT gauge faster, but deals incredible damage.
Air Raid B r1 (mid-air, Devil Trigger) Become airborne and be capable of performing aerial attacks.
DT Aerial Round Trip B t (Air Raid) Spins the sword like a boomerang around Dante, damaging all enemies near Dante at his altitude.



The Merciless is named after the characteristic of being pitiless and showing no mercy.


  1. Devil May Cry 2, Weapon File — Merciless: "A sword with snakes engraved. It’s not powerful, but it has wide-ranged attack."
  2. Devil May Cry 2, Equip Swords — Merciless: "A thin long sword with a long range."