The Shotgun, also known as Coyote-A in later games, is a hunting firearm that fires buckshot across a wide area, making it very powerful at close range. Like Ebony & Ivory, the Shotgun retains the same basic design throughout all of its appearances, despite being a different entity in each game.
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.
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's AwakeningEdit
Devil May Cry 4Edit
- Library - Arms - Dante's Arms
- A shotgun firing buckshot, it has been modified for combat use against demonic foes.
- Library - Arms - Lady's Arms
- A hunting gun that shoots pellets out over a wide area.
Devil May Cry 5Edit
- Devil May Cry 5 promo site
- 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
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. 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.
|Gun Attack||+/+||Fire your gun. Continue holding or to charge your next shot with demon power.|
|Twosome Time||+Any direction+||Simultaneously shoot in different directions.|
|Normal Shot||A blast that hits all foes ahead, blowing away anything within close range.|
|Fireworks||Spin your shotgun around your body like a set of nunchucks, randomly blasting nearby enemies.|
|Charge Shot||(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.|
|Gun Stinger||++||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.|
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.
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.
- According to Devil May Cry 4: Deadly Fortune, the "A" in Coyote-A stands for "Ace."
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Devil May Cry, Guns — Shotgun: "A wide range gun. Very destructive at close range."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 2, Weapon File — Shotgun: "A gun scattering bullets in a wide area."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 2, Equip Guns — Shotgun: "A gun with great power at close range."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Guns File — Shotgun: "A hunting shotgun that is very powerful at close range."
- ↑ CAPCOM: Devil May Cry 5 Official Site, Character - Dante
- ↑ Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Customize Guns — Shotgun: "Raises max bullet output."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, Arms File — Shotgun: "A hunting gun thet shoots pellets over a wide area."
|Devil May Cry|
|Characters||Dante - The Dark Knight Sparda - Eva - Trish|
|Bosses||Griffon - Mundus - Nelo Angelo - Nightmare - Phantom|
|Lesser Demons||Beelzebub - Blade - Fetish - Frost - Kyklops - Marionette - Nobody - Plasma - Sargasso - Shadow - Sin Scissors & Scythe|
|Devil Arms||Alastor - Force Edge & Sparda - Ifrit - Yamato|
|Guns||Ebony & Ivory - Grenadegun - Luce & Ombra - Needlegun - Nightmare-β - Shotgun|
|Locations||Broken Bridge - Dante's Office - Mallet Island - Mirror World|
|Music||Seeds of Love|
|Devil May Cry 2|
|Characters||Playable||Dante - Lucia - Trish|
|Non-playable||Arius - Matier|
|Bosses||Argosax - Bolverk - Furiataurus - Infested Chopper - Infested Tank - Jokatgulm - Nefasturris - Noctpteran - Orangguerra - Phantom - Tartarussian & Plutonian - Tateobesu - Trismagia|
|Lesser Demons||Blade - Demonochorus - Erupt Gel - Finis Demon - Flambat - Infestant - Goat Clan - Mancer Demon - Msira - Puia - Sargasso - Savage Golem - Secretary - Spicere|
|Weapons||Dante||Merciless - Rebellion - Vendetta - Ebony & Ivory - Missile Launcher - Shotgun - Submachine Guns|
|Lucia||Cutlaseer - Klyamoor - Zambak - Bow Gun - Cranky Bomb - Darts - Throwing Daggers|
|Trish||Sparda - Luce & Ombra - Nightmare-γ|
|Locations||Dante's Office - Demon World - Dumary Island - Human World|
|Miscellaneous||Amulet - Arcana - Guidepost - Sin Devil Trigger|
|Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening|
|Characters||Playable||Dante - Vergil|
|Non-playable||Arkham - Lady - Mundus|
|Bosses||Agni & Rudra - Beowulf - Cerberus - Doppelganger - Geryon - Gigapede - Leviathan - Nevan|
|Lesser Demons||Abyss - Arachne - Blood-goyle - Damned Chessmen - Dullahan - Enigma - The Fallen - Hell Envy - Hell Pride - Hell Sloth - Hell Vanguard - Hell Wrath - Seven Hells of the Demon Army - Soul Eater|
|Weapons||Dante||Agni & Rudra - Beowulf - Cerberus - Nevan - Rebellion - Artemis - Ebony & Ivory - Kalina Ann - Shotgun - Spiral|
|Vergil||Beowulf - Force Edge - Yamato - Summoned Swords|
|Styles||Dante||Doppelganger - Gunslinger - Quicksilver - Royalguard - Swordmaster - Trickster|
|Locations||13th Avenue - 66 Slum Avenue - Bullseye Bar - Dante's Office - Demon World - Human World - Love Planet - Residential Area - Temen-ni-gru|
|Music||Devils Never Cry - Divine Hate - Suffer - Taste The Blood|
|Devil May Cry 4|
|Characters||Playable||Dante - Lady - Nero - Trish - Vergil|
|Non-playable||Agnus - Credo - Gloria - Kyrie - Sanctus|
|Bosses||Bael & Dagon - Berial - Containment Room - Echidna - The Savior|
|Lesser Demons||Alto Angelo - Assault - Basilisk - Bianco Angelo - Blitz - Chimera Seed & Chimera - Cutlass - Fault - Frost - Gladius - Mephisto & Faust - Scarecrow|
|Weapons||Nero||Devil Bringer - Red Queen - Yamato - Blue Rose - Summoned Swords|
|Dante||Gilgamesh - Lucifer - Rebellion - Yamato - Coyote-A - Ebony & Ivory - Pandora|
|Vergil||Beowulf - Force Edge - Yamato - Summoned Swords|
|Lady||Handguns - Kalina Ann - Shotgun|
|Trish||Bare Knuckle - Sword of Sparda - Luce & Ombra - Pandora|
|Techniques||Buster - Dark Slayer Style - Gunslinger Style - Royalguard Style - Swordmaster Style - Trickster Style|
|Locations||Dante's Office - Fortuna - Fortuna Castle - Mitis Forest|
|Music||Lock and Load - Out of Darkness - Shall Never Surrender - Sworn Through Swords|