Dante has four styles of combat at his disposal: Trickster, Sword Master, Gunslinger, and Royal Guard. After choosing a style, he can access the style’s various action changes with the ○ button. Styles can be changed at any time. Royal Guard can be equipped by pressing right on the Direction Pad.
Royal Guard Style
Dante’s Royal Guard style focuses on defending against enemy attacks. You can block damage that you would take from enemies by using Royal Guard’s ○ button. However, you have to properly time your blocks or you will still get hit.
Royal Guard Style Action List