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Man's Best Friend in Devil May Cry HD Collection

Man's Best Friend7 (5)

DMC3:Defeat Cerberus

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PistolMcAwesome
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Achievement won on 02 Apr 12
TA Score for this game: 2,492
Posted on 02 April 12 at 00:38, Edited on 04 April 12 at 02:23
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Oddly enough, for a first boss, Cerberus is one of the harder ones in the game.

Cerberus starts off pretty tame. He has a few attacks; he'll either lunge forward at you, he'll shoot a giant ice ball at you, he'll make some icicles drop from the ceiling or he'll send a chain of ice spikes in your direction.

Using the Trickster Style is highly recommended for this fight as you'll be doing a lot of dodging. Whenever he uses the giant ice ball attack (a small blue aura appears from the head), you can simply jump over it. If he makes icicles drop from the ceiling (a small yellow aura appears from the head), press the B button to use the Tricksters ability to dodge the icicle. If he sends a chain of ice spikes at you (he raises his paw up then slams it into the ground), you can either jump to the side or you can just dash to the side with Trickster. He will also from time to time shoot an ice beam across the ground (a light blue aura will appear for a second around his head). You can just jump in the air to avoid this.

In order to damage Cerberus, you're going to have to break the ice on the heads and the two paws that it uses. Using the Ebony & Ivory is best for this. Once Cerberus lunges forward (he'll start shaking a little bit before lunging forward) dash to the side and start hitting the paw you're closest to with your sword. After hitting it long enough, the heads will collapse to the ground, allowing you to hit the heads without being at risk of being swiped at by the paws.

After taking out around half its health, it'll slam its paws into the ground and a bunch of spikes will appear before it and his body will turn red. His attacks will come out a lot faster now. If he shoots his ice ball, you can still jump over it but if he makes icicles fall from the ceiling, multiple icicles will fall from the ceiling. You'll be able to see where they'll land by looking at the white spots on the ground. Spam the Trickster ability to dodge to the best of your ability. Thankfully the icicles are the least damaging of all of the Cerberus's attacks.

Just wait for the Cerberus to lunge and dodge and attack its paw until it falls. After doing a set amount of damage the heads will be destroyed one by one until you take off its health completely. Be warned though that when he lunges, you have a smaller window in order to attack him as he'll go back to his original position much faster.
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