Dante's Inferno Walkthrough

3. Holy and Unholy Skill Trees

Holy and Unholy Skill Tree

The Holy and Unholy Paths are split into 9 levels; starting at Basic and followed by Level 0 through to Level 9. To progress through the levels, you need to acquire a certain amount of experience. To gain the exp requirements, you need to absolve/punish enemies and Shades. As an example to how much experience you can gain; from absolving/punishing a shade rewards you with 600 base exp. The Bestiary lists how much exp Dante can receive from absolving/punishing enemies. Both Holy and Unholy trees require the same amount of exp for progression, and it’s as follows:

Basic – Level 0 : 0 exp
Level 0 – Level 1: 500 exp
Level 1 – Level 2: 800 exp
Level 2 – Level 3: 1500 exp
Level 3 – Level 4: 2500 exp
Level 4 – Level 5: 4000 exp
Level 5 – Level 6: 6000 exp
Level 6 – Level 7: 9000 exp

The numbers in the tabulated skill tree below are linked to the Ability Name and description listed after the table. It’ll start with Unholy Upgrades, followed by Holy Upgrades.

game skill tree

Holy and Unholy Skill paths

Unholy Upgrades

Starting Abilities

You start off with these abilities at the beginning of the game.

UN1 – Name: Death’s Grasp.
Requirements: None.
Souls Cost: None.
Description: Press cn_RT to grab an enemy with the Death Scythe.

UN2 – Diabolic Ascension.
Requirements: None.
Souls Cost: None.
Description: Press and hold cn_Y to launch nearby enemies into the air.

UN3 – Vile Flurry
Requirements: None.
Souls Cost: None.
Description: Press cn_X four times to initiate a quick combo attack.

Unholy Level 0 Abilities

You start with Level 0 abilities being open for purchase when you have enough souls.

UN4 - Repayment
Requirements: None.
Souls Cost: 1500
Description: Press cn_LT just before an enemy attack to counter. This is the ability you must buy in order to complete the Repayment achievement.

UN5 - Impaler
Requirements: Diabolic Ascension ability.
Souls Cost: 1000
Description: Press cn_Y twice to initiate a Fierce attack that hits enemies multiple times.

UN6 – Diabolic Rupture
Requirements: Impaler
Souls Cost: 1500
Description: Press cn_Y twice while in the air to initiate a Fierce attack and finishing move.

UN7 – Vile Wind
Requirements: Vile Flurry
Souls Cost: 1000
Description: Hold cn_X to quickly dash backwards and then dash forwards with a sweeping attack.

Unholy Level 1 Abilities

In order to purchase Level 1 abilities, you need to have gained 500 Unholy Experience.

UN8 - Retribution
Requirements: Repayment
Souls Cost: 2000
Description: Press cn_X after countering a projection to return the projectile back to the enemy.

UN9 – Death’s Reach
Requirements: Death’s Grasp
Souls Cost: 2000
Description: Dante’s grab attack now reaches enemies at a greater distance.

UN10 – Death’s Pillar
Requirements: Impaler
Souls Cost: 1500
Description: Press the cn_Y button four times to initiate a Fierce combo that knocks enemies to the ground and breaks their blocks.

UN11 – Soul Stabber
Requirements: None
Souls Cost: 2000
Description: Press cn_LT+cn_A to execute a high-frequency focus attack combo.

UN12 – Vile Tornado
Requirements: None
Souls Cost: 2000
Description: Pressing cn_LT+cn_X will execute a sweeping focus attack.

Unholy Level 2 Abilities

In order to purchase Level 2 abilities, you need 800 Unholy Experience after reaching Unholy Level 1.

UN13 – Magic: Lust Storm Level 2
Requirements: Defeat Marc Antony to earn the Lust Storm magic skill.
Souls Cost: 2500
Description: Lust Storm does more damage to enemies,

UN14 – Wisdom of Horace
Requirements: None
Souls Cost: 2500
Description: The Mana bar increases in scale.

UN15 – Fortitude of Hector
Requirements: None
Souls Cost: 2500
Description: The Health bar increases in scale.

UN16 – Diabolic Hammer
Requirements: Death’s Pillar
Souls Cost: 2000
Description: Pressing cn_LT+cn_Y will initiate a deadly focus attack combo for massive damage.

UN17 – Soul Crusher
Requirements: Soul Stabber
Souls Cost: 2500
Description: Pressing cn_LT+cn_A while in the air will thrust the Scythe down on enemies with a critical attack.

UN18 - Vile Cyclone
Requirements: Vile Tornado
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: Pressing cn_LT+cn_X while in the air will slice enemies in the air with a focus attack.

Unholy Level 3 Abilities

In order to purchase Unholy Level 3 abilities, you need to earn 1500 Unholy Experience after reaching Unholy Level 2.

UN19 - Magic: Lust Storm Level 3
Requirements: Magic: Lust Storm Level 2
Soul Cost: 5000
Description: Lust Storm has an increased range and blocks ranged attacks from enemies.

UN20 - Redemption Cell
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: A cell is added to Dante's Redemption meter, which extends its duration.

UN21 - Abominable Slam
Requirements: Diabolic Slash
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: Holding cn_Y while in the air will break enemy defences from above with a critical attack.

UN22 - Diabolic Slash
Requirements: Diabolic Hammer
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: Pressing cn_LT+cn_Y while in the air will scar the ground with a fierce attack.

UN23 - Soul Shatter
Requirements: Soul Crusher
Soul Cost: 3000
Description: Pressing cn_LT+cn_A during Soul Stabber will launch enemies into the air with a forceful finishing move.

UN24 - Vile Hurricane
Requirements: Vile Cyclone
Soul Cost: 3000
Description: Pressing cn_LT+cn_X during Vile Tornado will send enemies flying with a critical attack.

Unholy Level 4 Abilities

In order to purchase Unholy Level 4 abilities, you need to earn 2500 Unholy Experience after reaching Unholy Level 3.

UN25 - Magic: Sins of the Father Level 2
Requirements: Defeat Alighiero to earn Sins of the Father
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: Sins of the Father travels an increased distance.

UN26 - Relic Slot
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 3000
Description: An additional relic slot in unlocked

UN27 - Diabolic Guillotine
Requirements: Diabolic Slash
Soul Cost: 3000
Description: Mashing cn_LT+cn_Y during Diabolic Hammer will unleash a fury of critical attacks with a damaging finish.

Unholy Level 5 Abilities

To purchase Unholy Level 5 abilities, you need to earn 4000 Unholy Experience after reaching Unholy Level 4.

UN28 - Magic: Sins of the Father Level 3
Requirements: Magic: Sins of the Father Level 2
Soul Cost: 5000
Description: Sins of the Father projects three blades at once instead of one.

UN29 - Wisdom of Lucan
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 4000
Description: The Mana bar increases in scale.

UN30 - Fortitude of Latinus
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 4000
Description: The Health bar increases in scale.

Unholy Level 6 Abilities

To purchase Unholy Level 6 abilities, you need to earn 6000 Unholy Experience after reaching Unholy Level 5.

UN31 - Magic: Suicide Fruit Level 2
Requirements: Obtain Suicide Fruit in Violence
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: Suicide Fruit has an increased range of destruction.

UN32 - Mental Sap
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 4000
Description: Enemies release Mana when destroyed by Dante's scythe.

Unholy Level 7 Abilities

To purchase Unholy Level 7 abilities, you need to earn 9000 Unholy Experience after reaching Unholy Level 6.

UN33: Magic: Suicide Fruit Level 3
Requirements: Magic: Suicide Fruit Level 2
Soul Cost: 5000
Description: Suicide Fruit has an increased range of destruction.

UN34 - Mental Sap Level 2
Requirements: Mental Sap
Soul Cost: 6000
Description: Enemies release an increased amount of Mana when destroyed by Dante's scythe.

Holy Upgrades

Starting Abilities

You start off with these abilities at the beginning of the game.

H1 - Holy Blast
Requirements: None
Soul cost: None
Description: Press cn_B twice to unleash two waves of Divine energy.

Holy Level 0 Abilities

You start with Level 0 abilities being open for purchase when you have enough souls.

H2 - Divine Force
Requirements: None
Soul cost: 1000
Description: Hold cn_B to release a concentrated, short-range burst of Holy energy, breaking enemy defences.

H3 - Divine Force Level 2
Requirements: Divine Force
Soul cost: 1500
Description: Holding cn_B longer will increase the damage from Divine Force when released.

H4 - Vindication
Requirements: None
Soul cost: 1500
Description: Press cn_B after countering to initiate a critical attack that sends enemies flying.

Holy Level 1 Abilities

In order to purchase Holy Level 1 abilities, you need to have gains 500 Holy Experience.

H5 - Holy Barrage
Requirements: Holy Blast
Soul Cost: 2000
Description: Press cn_B three times to unleash a three-part attack of divine energy.

H6 - Sacred Judgment
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 2000
Description: Pressing cn_LT+cn_B will initiate a two-part attack focus attack that violently pulls enemies toward Dante with divine might.

H7 - Wisdom of Camilla
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: The Mana bar increases in scale.

H8 - Fortitude of Seneca
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: The Health bar increases in scale.

H9 - Magic: Righteous Path Level 2
Requirements: Righteous Path
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: Righteous Path deals more damage to enemies.


Holy Level 2 Abilities

To purchase Holy Level 2 abilities, you need to earn 800 Holy Experience after reaching Holy Level 1.

H10 - Divine Tempest
Requirements: Divine Force
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: Holding and releasing cn_B while in the air will launch enemies into the air with divine might.

H11 - Sacred Quake
Requirements: Sacred Judgment
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: Pressing cn_LT+cn_B while in the air will crash Dante down in a focus attack that stuns nearby enemies.

H12 - Sacred Quake Level 2
Requirements: Sacred Quake
Soul Cost: 2000
Description: Sacred Quake will do more damage and have a longer stun.

H13 - Holy Protection Level 1
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 3000
Description: Dante will take 5% less damage from enemies.

Holy Level 3 Abilities

To purchase Holy Level 3 abilities, you need to earn 1500 Holy Experience after reaching Holy Level 2.

H14 - Holy Devastation
Requirements: Holy Barrage
Soul Cost: 3000
Description: Pressing cn_B four times will unleash a devastating wave of holy energy.

H15 - Magic: Divine Armour
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: Instantly blinds surrounding enemies and provides protection to Dante for a short time.

H16 - Sacred Justice
Requirements: Sacred Quake
Soul Cost: 3000
Description: Pressing cn_LT+cn_B, cn_B during Sacred Judgment will launch and stun enemies in the air.

H17 - Redemption Cell
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: A cell is added to Dante's Redemption meter, which extends its duration.

H18 - Holy Protection Level 2
Requirements: Holy Protection Level 1
Soul Cost: 4000
Description: Dante will take 10% less damage from enemies.

H19 - Magic: Righteous Path Level 3
Requirements: Magic Righteous Path Level 2
Soul Cost: 5000
Description: Righteous Path deals more damage to enemies.

Holy Level 4 Abilities

To purchase Holy Level 4 abilities, you need to earn 2500 Holy Experience after reaching Holy Level 3.

H20 - Magic: Divine Armour Level 2
Requirements: Magic: Divine Armour
Soul Cost: 4000
Description: Divine Armour will regenerate Dante's health while active.

H21 - Magic: Martyrdom
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 2500
Description: Dante sacrifices Health and Mana to deal a heavy amount of damage to any surrounding enemies.

Holy Level 5 Abilities

To purchase Holy Level 5 abilities, you need to earn 4000 Holy Experience after reaching Holy Level 4.

H22 - Magic: Divine Armour Level 3
Requirements: Magic: Divine Armour Level 2
Soul Cost: 6000
Description: Divine Armour will regenerate more of Dante's Health while active and make him resistant to enemy attacks.

H23 - Magic: Martyrdom Level 2
Requirements: Magic: Martyrdom
Soul Cost: 4000
Description: Martyrdom inflicts more damage to surrounding enemies.

H24 - Wisdom of Galen
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 4000
Description: Increases the Mana bar in scale.

H25 - Fortitude of Brutus
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 4000
Description: Increases the Health bar in scale.

H26 - Relic Slot
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 3000
Description: An additional relic slot is unlocked.

Holy Level 6 Abilities

To purchase Unholy Level 6 abilities, you need to earn 6000 Holy Experience after reaching Holy Level 5.

H27 – Magic: Martyrdom Level 3
Requirements: Magic: Martyrdom Level 2
Soul Cost: 6000
Description: Martyrdom inflicts more damage to surrounding enemies and has an increased range of destruction.

H28 - Blessed Spirit Tap
Requirements: None
Soul Cost: 4000
Description: Enemies release Health when destroyed by Dante's cross.

Holy Level 7 Abilities

To purchase Holy Level 7 abilities, you need to earn 9000 Holy Experience after reaching Holy Level 6.

H29 - Blessed Spirit Tap Level 2
Requirements: Blessed Spirit Tap
Soul Cost: 6000
Description: Enemies release an increased amount of Health when destroyed by Dante's cross.

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