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The Shotgun, also known as Coyote-A in later games, is a hunting firearm that fires buckshot across a wide area[1][2], making it very powerful at close range.[3][4] Like Ebony & Ivory, the Shotgun retains the same basic design throughout all of its appearances, despite being a different entity in each game.

DescriptionEdit

In all games, the shotgun is a double-barrel sawed-off break-open shotgun with wooden furnishings, with a prominent curve to the grip. Throughout the first three games the shotgun isn't noted to be anything more than a cut-down hunting shotgun, but Lady's shotgun in Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition has been stated to be modified.

Unlike the shotguns of previous games, the Coyote-A is not a normal manual breech-loader: rather, it has two small detachable magazines located just behind the break-open hinge, and a reciprocating bolt handle on top of the rear section resembling that of an older-model Thompson SMG. The Devil May Cry 4 concept art implies that this functions by a linked double bolt being forced back during firing and locking in the rearward position, the gun being broken open to eject the fired cartridges, and on closing, the bolt being released to chamber fresh shells in both barrels.

FileEdit

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's AwakeningEdit

Devil May Cry 4Edit

Library - Arms - Dante's Arms
COYOTE-A
A shotgun firing buckshot, it has been modified for combat use against demonic foes.
Library - Arms - Lady's Arms
SHOTGUN
A hunting gun that shoots pellets out over a wide area.

Devil May Cry 5Edit

Devil May Cry 5 promo site[5]
Coyote-A
A shotgun modified by Dante to wield in the fight against demons.
Its outstanding power in close quarters more than makes up for its lack of speed.
Nico's Weapon Report - Coyote-A

GameplayEdit

In Devil May Cry, the Shotgun can be found under a desk in the Castle library during Mission 2: Judge of Death. Dante needs to break the desk first to pick it up. It's possible to quicken the Shotgun's rate of fire a little using a technique often referred to as the "Shotgun Twitch," wherein you aim the gun with R1 and shoot, and then quickly strafe to one side, which cancels out the animation of Dante flicking the action open to eject the spent shells, and allowing you to immediately fire again. There's another move called "Shotgun Hike" which, in combination with the Air Hike ability, allows one to infinitely juggle an enemy.

In Devil May Cry 2, the Shotgun is found in the garage, after defeating Jokatgulm, during Mission 4 of Dante's scenario. The Shotgun is able to be used as a finisher for for a 1-, 2-, and 3-hit combo.

In Devil May Cry 3, the Shotgun is found in the Bullseye Bar during Mission 3: The Devil's Tower of Dante's scenario. Upgrading it raises its max bullet output.[6] It is possible to perform a ground-based jump, Air Hike, or Enemy Step right after shooting the shotgun to cancel the downtime between shots, which the player can exploit to immediately fire the weapon again, drastically increasing the rate of fire on the normally slow weapon. This makes it possible to devastate enemies with the repeated shots via Jump Cancels.

While using Gunslinger, Dante can charge the shotgun with demonic energy and can increase the guns rate of fire. He also has a technique called Fireworks where-in he spins the shotgun around like nun-chaku while firing shots around him, repeatedly pressing the Style button will increase the number of shots fired. While using Fireworks in the air, Dante gains a little bit of height. With Gun Stinger, Dante slides a short distance, ramming the Shotgun into an enemy while firing a Charge Shot. Point Blank fires even more Charge Shots if the Style is repeatedly pressed during Gun Stinger.

In Devil May Cry 4, Coyote-A is one of Dante's default weapons.

The Coyote-A's shot can hit targets at any distance, but is only truly effective at close range. The Coyote-A is extremely useful for destroying the protecting gas cape of the Mephisto & Faust, as well as the shield of the Assault. It is generally useful for crowd control, as its normal shot can cause stun and recoil at close range. Fireworks, especially, comes in handy when surrounded by many enemies. Also, the Gun Stinger attack is one of the few that can stun a Chimera Seed that is attached to a Scarecrow, and is also a one hit kill for a Chimera Seed. If you are up against a Basilisk they automatically knock it over for a fast combo.

It is possible to perform a ground-based jump, Air Hike, or Enemy Step right after shooting the Coyote-A to cancel the downtime between shots, which the player can exploit to immediately fire the weapon again, drastically increasing the rate of fire on the normally slow weapon. This makes it possible to devastate enemies with repeated shots via midair Jump Cancels.

In Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, the Shotgun is one of Lady's weapons. Its moves are similar to its Devil May Cry 3 appearance.[7]

MovesetsEdit

Action Command Description
Gun Attack B r1+B s/B r1+B x Fire your gun. Continue holdingB s orB x to charge your next shot with demon power.

Action Command Description
Twosome Time B r1+Any direction+B s Simultaneously shoot in different directions.

Action Command Description
Bullet Wheel B t,B r1+B s Flip sidewards, shooting opponents with the shotgun.
Fireworks B t,B t,B r1+B s Spin the shotgun around your body like a set of nunchucks, blasting nearby enemies.
Brandish B t,B t,B t,B r1+B s Follow the sword attack with a shotgun blast, knocking the opponent away.

Action Command Description
Normal Shot B s A blast that hits all foes ahead, blowing away anything within close range.

Action Command Description
Level 1
Fireworks B c Spin your shotgun around your body like a set of nunchucks, randomly blasting nearby enemies.
Charge Shot B s (hold and release) Focus energy for a brief time then fire off a super-charged magically imbued burst. Levels 2 and 3 increase the number of bullets fired.
Rapid Shot Crazy Normal Shot Quickly click off shots, resulting in a large number of bullets being fired in a short amount of time. Levels 2 and 3 lower the number of button presses required to execute the move.
Level 3
Gun Stinger B r1+B u+B c Ferociously ram your shotgun into an enemy and pull the trigger to hit them with a concentrated burst of buckshot.
Point Blank Crazy Gun Stinger Fire off a shotgun round while standing right next to an enemy, doing maximum damage.

Action Command Description
Normal Shot PS3:B s
XBOX:Bx x
PC: PC J key
Powerful buckshot with a devastating spread. A close range hit will deliver incredible damage.
Charge Shot PS3:B s (hold and release)
XBOX:Bx x (hold and release)
PC: PC J key (hold and release)
By infusing bullets with accumulated magical energy, they are capable of delivering even more damage. Levels 2 and 3 increase the number of magically charged bullets.

Action Command Description
Fireworks PS3:B c (ground)
XBOX:Bx b (ground)
PC: PC L key (ground)
Spin your shotgun around your body like a set of nunchucks, rapidly blasting nearby foes.
Fireworks Air PS3:B c (mid-air)
XBOX:Bx b (mid-air)
PC: PC L key (mid-air)
An aerial display of Fireworks.
Backslide PS3:B r1+B d+B c
XBOX:Bx rb+Bx down+Bx b
PC: PC sbar+B d+PC L key
While Lock-On is engaged, quickly fire behind you to catch enemies off guard.
Gun Stinger PS3:B r1+B u+B c
XBOX:Bx rb+Bx up+Bx b
PC: PC sbar+B u+PC L key
Ram your shotgun into an enemy and pull the trigger to hit them a blast of pure, concentrated buckshot.

Action Command Description
Buckshot B s/Bx x Powerful buckshot with a devastating spread. A close range hit will deliver incredible damage.
000 Buckshot HoldB s/Bx xrelease when the shotgun begins to glow Deal some serious damage with these large buckshots.
Flechette Shot HoldB s/Bx xrelease when the shotgun glows more brightly Dish out devastating damage with these piercing shots.
Shredder Shot HoldB s/Bx xrelease when the shotgun glows its brightest Shred any unfortunate souls foolish enough to be within range of this shot.
Rush Hour B r1+B u+B c/Bx rb+Bx up+Bx b Thrust forward and ram the shotgun into an enemy, then follow-up with a point-blank blast of buckshot.
Ground Zero During Rush Hour, tapB c/Bx b After Rush Hour, put some distance between you and the enemy with this blast that sends you flying back.
Double Barrels B r1+B d+ tapB c/Bx rb+Bx down+ tapBx b Spin your shotgun around your body like a set of nunchucks rapidly blasting nearby foes.

Action Command Description
Shot Shell PressB s Fire a shotgun blast that peppers enemies in a wide area, or can devastate a single enemy at close range.
Charge Shell Press and holdB s, then release when your right arm glows brighter Channel your demonic power into a solid slug shot. Levels 2 and 3 speed up the infusion of power into the shot.

Action Command Description
Fireworks PS4:B c (ground)
XBOX:Bx b (ground)
PC: PC L key (ground)
Spin your shotgun around your body like a set of nunchucks, rapidly blasting nearby foes.
Fireworks Air PS4:B c (mid-air)
XBOX:Bx b (mid-air)
PC: PC L key (mid-air)
An aerial display of Fireworks.
Backslide PS4:B r1+B d+B c
XBOX:Bx rb+Bx down+Bx b
PC: PC sbar+B d+PC L key
While Lock-On is engaged, quickly fire behind you to catch enemies off guard.
Gun Stinger PS4:B r1+B u+B c
XBOX:Bx rb+Bx up+Bx b
PC: PC sbar+B u+PC L key
Ram your shotgun into an enemy and pull the trigger to hit them a blast of pure, concentrated buckshot.

MovesetsEdit

Other AppearancesEdit

The Shotgun is also used in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Fireworks is its only move, which acts as a followup to Reverb Shock, Revolver and Jet-Stream. In Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the Shotgun also acts as a Jumping High Kick Air Combo finisher.

BackgroundEdit

Coyote is a trickster figure in several Native American mythologies. He is generally male and anthropomorphic. Although he is not trustworthy and is sometimes considered evil, he is responsible for bringing fire to humanity and many of the other features of how the world works. Despite not being a typical god, he has various supernatural powers.

TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Devil May Cry, Guns — Shotgun: "A wide range gun. Very destructive at close range."
  2. Devil May Cry 2, Weapon File — Shotgun: "A gun scattering bullets in a wide area."
  3. Devil May Cry 2, Equip Guns — Shotgun: "A gun with great power at close range."
  4. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Guns File — Shotgun: "A hunting shotgun that is very powerful at close range."
  5. CAPCOM: Devil May Cry 5 Official Site, Character - Dante
  6. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Customize Guns — Shotgun: "Raises max bullet output."
  7. Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, Arms File — Shotgun: "A hunting gun thet shoots pellets over a wide area."