Devil May Cry 5 (DMC 5) - Malphas Boss Guide

A boss guide for Malphas in Devil May Cry 5, including the boss' attacks and strategies on how to defeat it.

Table of Contents

Malphas

Malphas specializes in long-range attacks during his first phase. However, after its HP falls to 2/3, it switches to melee combat.

Wormhole Attack

DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
Malphas summons a wormhole in the air where his head or feet will come out to deal damage. To dodge it, perform a side roll.

Wormhole Attack 2

DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
A variation of its first attack, Malphas does the same move as before, only this time finishes they move by coming out from it. You can dodge this attack by executing a side roll or by jumping.

Wormhole Warp

DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
This attack does not deal damage, instead forcing you to play mindgames with Malphas. It enables Malphas to warp to another location.

Thorn Strike

DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
Sends a rose and unleashes spikes to prick Nero. Perform a side roll to dodge it.

Spiny Missiles

DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
Three purple balls appear on top of it before it sends homing missiles at Nero. Execute a side roll to dodge them.

Charge

DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
Upon regaining consciousness, Malphas charges recklessly at Nero in an attempt to crush him. Perform a side roll to dodge it safely.

Ground Headbutt

DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
Upon regaining consciousness, it will slam you with its huge head. A side roll is enough to avoid the impact.

Charge → Jump

DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
A follow-up of its charge attack, Malphas will go on a rampage and leap to the air multiple times. After doing a side roll to dodge its Charge, perform another to avoid it.

Regeneration

DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
When its HP falls to about 1/3, the boss will burrow into the ground and cause an earthquake.Malphas slowly regains its HP while burrowing. Knock it down while its weak spot is exposed to stop its recovery.

Strategy

Strike it from afar

Seek out a vantage point and strike it with a combination of Blue Rose and Punch Line moves.

Nail a Melee Combo Follow-Up

DMC 5 Malphas Boss Guide
When the boss is about to recover from being pinned down, deal a blow to the head and chain a melee attack.

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