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Animation Cancel

Animation Cancel

Animation cancels are actions/tricks that allow the player to interrupt Dante's recovery animation while he performs a specific attack. This virtually removes the lag between 2 consecutive attack strings and allows you to chain high DPS combos to kill enemies quickly.


  • Slash Cancelling - for killing waves of Marionettes in M1 and loop the first Nelo encounter (More uses exist, though these are the most common).
  • Grenadegun Cancels - Primary method of DPS.
  • Shotgun Twitching - Usually used in DMD to kill Plasmas fast in M6 and break Mundus Spheres.
  • Menu Cancels - Nightmare fights are very good example of this. Recovering Dante's animation from any attack allows you to instantly access the menu.

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