Styles are specialized movesets which appear in Devil May Cry 3, Devil May Cry 4 and Devil May Cry 5. They change the way that Dante and Vergil fight by determining the moves and actions they can perform by using the or buttons. The movesets of most of the Styles can be used whenever the Style is equipped, but the Swordmaster and Gunslinger styles require that the correct weapon also be equipped to allow use of certain techniques.
Devil May Cry 3
In Devil May Cry 3, only one style can be used at a time, by selecting it from the CUSTOMIZE menu at the Mission Start screen or at a Divinity Statue. Dante begins the game with the Trickster, Swordmaster, Gunslinger, and Royalguard Styles, and gains the Quicksilver and Doppelganger Styles by absorbing the souls of two defeated bosses. His original four styles can be upgraded by using them during missions, unlocking new sets of style-related moves.
Vergil, on the other hand, only possesses the Dark Slayer Style. Upgrading it unlocks both new Style actions, but also allows him to purchase higher level techniques for his weapons.
Devil May Cry 4
In Devil May Cry 4, Dante may switch between his four original Styles at any time by pressing the Direction Pad. When he changes styles, he calls out the name of the Style and flashes its respective color, and if Dante is standing still, he will perform a special action related to the selected Style. After obtaining the Yamato, he can also switch to the Dark Slayer Style by selecting a Style already in use. His original four styles can be upgraded by purchasing levels at the Mission Start screen or at a Divinity Statue, unlocking new sets of style-related moves.
|Dark Slayer||/// (while in respective style)|