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Be quite familiar with the game, its mechanics and the mission layouts. Do not start after only one playthrough which is the most difficult in DMC5. Unless you are playing Vergil since his runs does not require you to learn complex skips like Nero and Dante. However, much like DMC4 the more you keep playing DMC5, the more you will stick around for a long journey

This run starts out as a long run for beginners and excessive resets is one big hurdle from big progress unless the currency route is not within your favour. This is common in Human difficulty where the route is much tighter and harder. It's advised to refer into different perspectives over what to do and whatnot. Do not focus too on one runner. Make your own theory-crafting strategies and get familiar with the Terminologies and safe methods that are used during the runs.

In the following sections, you will find important concepts and information that you may find useful for starting out with DMC5 Speedrunning.


Resources to Speedrun Devil May Cry 5

  • A Keyboard or Controller. Most DMC speedrunners prefer controller, commonly Xbox or PlayStation controllers. Although, it is up to the player in the end.
  • Timer / Split Program. The most common used is LiveSplit.
  • For PC runners, autosplitter and LRT is integrated into LiveSplit.
  • Follow this page on how to set up a layout for your runs.

Choosing a Category & Route

  • You can refer to the main categories here and make your choice.
  • The choice of the character is up to personal preference. There are no right answer for which is better for the beginners. Each characters reaches the same diffculity at certain barrier.
  • Starting with the fastest route is not always good idea, as these routes often require a high execution level and tend to be very punishing. Look around the category pages and pick carefully. However, in the end, it is all about overall improvement, which you can achieve via any route.

Tips & Tricks

  • It's very easy to get distracted with early game perfection. Do not focus on that, espically when it comes to No Damage Requirements.
  • Instead of practicing just one single mission or one single skip, divide your time between all the things you'd want to practice and do that all together.
  • If you struggle with a skip during a run, finish the run, then practice that particular skip. It might be good idea to come up with your own setups that you can consistently pull.
  • Check the Frequently Asked Questions for general information regarding the speedrun.