Summoned Swords are magically generated blades resembling the Force Edge, appearing in, , and . They are wielded by Vergil during Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, Devil May Cry 3, and they reappear during the final battle with his Nelo Angelo form during Devil May Cry. In Devil May Cry 4, Nero gains the ability to use Summoned Swords after obtaining the Yamato. Instead of resembling the Force Edge as in other appearances, they appear to be two-pointed Shuriken.
Devil May Cry 4 (Nero)
|Summoned Swords||/ (Devil Trigger)||Hurl magically generated swords at the enemy.|
Devil May Cry 3
Vergil's Summoned Swords are his equivalent for guns. However, unlike guns, they do not recoil and therefore cannot cause him to hover in mid-air. When using Spiral Swords, the Devil Trigger gauge is reduced by two full runes. Furthermore, because summoning the swords does not interrupt the current action, they can be used at any time, even during recovery animations and combos.
As a boss, Vergil only uses Summoned Swords in "Dante Must Die" mode. Alternatively, during fights, Vergil will use the Spiral Swords if the player hasn't received any damage from him. He will create a shield around him, which pushes the player away and will create the Spiral Swords while saying "Don't get so cocky.". The player can then use Nevan's Jam Session to destroy all of Vergil's swords as he's summoning them.
Devil May Cry 4
Nero's Summoned Swords function in much the same way as Vergil's, however; they can only be used while Nero is in Devil Trigger. Unlike Vergil, Nero will fire his Blue Rose in addition to the Summoned Swords, and using them affects his Devil Trigger Gauge; the gauge will deplete faster when Nero uses this skill. Because using Summoned Swords does not interrupt actions, Nero can use them while performing a Buster for additional damage.