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Sky Star, one of the skills from the Trickster Style.

The Trickster Style is one of Dante's four basic styles. It emphasizes quick dodges of enemy attacks[1] to gain style points. In Devil May Cry 3, Trickster is set from the Mission Start menu or Divinity Statue. In Devil May Cry 4 and Devil May Cry 5, Trickster can be selected at any time during gameplay by pressing up on the directional pad.

Gameplay[]

Trickster is a style that functions for exclusively "High Speed" maneuvers, giving Dante an edge in the battle for speed, much like the "Quicksilver Style" (not affecting time itself) and adding a handful of moves.

In Devil May Cry 3, the player has access to evasive moves that are very useful and has a level that affects the gauge for many reasons. The gauge could be leveled up, giving Dante additional frames and energy, including the most nefarious move "Sky Star" which throws Dante forward at much faster speed and traverse.

In Devil May Cry 4, Dante's Trickster Style returns but can now do more than he could do previously, he has more energy to produce in his "Sky Star" , and could extend his mobility (while also having moves such as "Mustang" give him an edge to move up at his moves directly).

In Devil May Cry 5, this style remains the same as it was, with the addition of Ground Trick that allows Dante to stay on the ground while closing the gap between himself and the enemy.

Movesets[]

Action Command Description
Level 1
Dash Any direction+Button ps4 circle.png A quick burst of speed propels the player forward. This technique helps get the player out of tight situations and contains invincibility frames.
Wall Hike Button ps4 circle.png (near wall) Run up walls to avoid enemy attacks.
Level 2
Double Dash Any direction+Button ps4 circle.png Press Button ps4 circle.png after Dashing to perform the Dash maneuver again in rapid succession. Does not contain invincibility frames.
Sky Star Any-direction+Button ps4 circle.png (mid-air) A quick aerial dash that propels you forward through the air. Contains invincibility frames.
Level 3
Triple Dash Any direction+Button ps4 circle.png Press Button ps4 circle.png after Double Dashing to perform yet another Dash maneuver. Does not contain invicibility frames.
Air Trick Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button ps4 circle.png Disappear in the blink of an eye, then reappear above the enemy ready to strike. Contains invincibility frames.

Action Command Description
Dash Any Direction+Button ps4 circle.png/Any Direction+Button xbone b.png (ground) A quick dash that allows you to deftly evade enemy attacks.
Sky Star Any Direction+Button ps4 circle.png/Any Direction+Button xbone b.png (mid-air) Use magical energy to create a mid-air platform from which you can kick off and move horizontally. Contains invincibility frames.
Mustang Button ps4 circle.png/Button xbone b.png (collide with enemy, Dash) Close in on an enemy by dashing, then use their body as a platform to jump into the air.
Flipper Button ps4 circle.png/Button xbone b.png (knocked back) Flip back into a safe position after being knocked off your feet by enemy attacks.
Air Trick Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button ps4 circle.png/Button xbone rb.png+Button xbone ls-up.png+Button xbone b.png Aim above an enemy's head and disappear in the blink of an eye with blindingly quick movements. Contains invincibility frames.

Action Command Description
Level 1
Dash Any Direction+Button ps4 circle.png/Any Direction+Button xbone b.png/Any Direction+Pc mclick1.png (ground) Dash in any direction (tilt Button xbone ls push.png) and evade enemy attacks.
Sky Star Any Direction+Button ps4 circle.png/Any Direction+Button xbone b.png/Any Direction+Pc mclick1.png (mid-air) Focus your demonic energy into a temporary mid-air platform, then move horizontally in any direction (tilt Button xbone ls push.png).
Level 2
Flipper Press Button ps4 circle.png/Button xbone b.png/Pc mclick1.png while being sent flying by an enemy attack. Right yourself quickly after being sent flying by an attack.
Mustang After executing a Dash, run into an enemy while holding Button ps4 circle.png/Button xbone b.png/Pc mclick1.png Dash toward an enemy by dashing and kick off them to launch yourself upward.
Level 3
Mustang Air After executing a Sky Star, run into an enemy while holding Button ps4 circle.png/Button xbone b.png/Pc mclick1.png Dash towards an enemy with Sky Star and use their body to come back down. Make the enemy your personal staircase back down to the ground.
Air Trick Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png+Button ps4 circle.png/Button xbone rb.png+Button xbone ls-up.png+Button xbone b.png/Pc shift1.png+Pc up1.png+Pc mclick1.png Dash above an enemy's head and appear in mid-air.
Level 4
Ground Trick Button ps4 r1.png+Button ps4 ls-up.png, Button ps4 ls-down.png+Button ps4 circle.png/Button xbone rb.png+Button xbone ls-up.png, Button xbone ls-down.png+Button xbone b.png/Pc shift1.png+Pc up1.png, Pc down1.png+Pc mclick1.png Dash downward toward an enemy and appear on the ground.

Other Appearances[]

Trish using Sky Star in MvC3

Marvel vs. Capcom 3[]

Trish and Dante both summon magical glyphs when performing a Dash in the air, similarly to the Sky Star ability of the Trickster Style.

Trivia[]

  • In real-life terms, Trickster is described as a dishonest person who defrauds others by trickery. It can also describes as a character in a story which exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and defy conventional behavior.
  • Dante's Air Trick has a strong resemblance with Trick Up - a skill of Vergil's Dark Slayer Style.
  • Certain aspects of the Trickster Style first showed up in Devil May Cry 2 with the dodge commands set to the same location as the styles later were.
  • In Devil May Cry 4, when Dante swaps to Trickster style, he will shout "Trickster!" when he is stationary or shout "Trick!" when he is on the move.

References[]

  1. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Style File — Trickster: "Style that allows the player to avoid enemy attacks using special evasive movements."
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