Originally posted by Charlotte DeBel
Well, as for speed. First, movement speed:
Running on Max speed so the air starts burning around him due to friction. That's the natural speed of young Dante (though falling affects the result a bit, but simple free falls don't happen on reentry speed.
Alastor sword grants Dante the ability of "lightning speed", increasing his already impressive fighting speed even more- note that during combo shards look suspended in the air even though no time manipulation is used.
Supersonic flight capabilities (demonstrated by Nero Angelo here, but Dante in his Sparda form can pretty much duplicate the same stunt)
Now, to combat teleportation part
Speedblitzes and surprises the avatar of despair with it (note than in gameplay Despair Embodied is faster than even devil triggered Dante, yet finally Dante wins via sort of teleporting "speedblitz"
Sanctus' sword swing is too slow for Dante, so in time it takes him to move his sword, Dante teleports\instanteousluy moves to safety, and doesn't forget to strap Rebellion (he's standing on Rebellion blade while talking to Sanctus, as the closest to flight he can come in human form is double jumps (and recently also hovering on the metal wings of the Lucifer weapon).
Now, to those who still thinks Kratos has speed advantage- a bit of reaction speed feats.
Famous blocking bullets with his very own shots:
Deflects bullets with his sword (he and Vergil look like they're playing some weird kind of tennis with swords and bullets)
Riding the rocket from rocket launcher
Analysis on speed feats- and as for soul suck, he can resist it for 15 minutes when young, with age that resistance most probably strengthened as for what we know from DMC2 storyline\stats he becomes resistant to "instant death" spells\curses which includes soul wrecking things.
By sheep thingy you mean polymorph (spelling?), I think? Wast arsenal of spells is what gives Illidan the slight enge here, as Dante is warrior without proper spellcasting training.
And once again, the strain of DT is more of mental one than physical- it's mostly CIS on Dante's part given the circumstances of him losing his family- that's why demonic form is his last hope ability.
But recently after getting Lucifer weapon he shows (at least in cutscenes) the ability to hover in the air even in human form using its metal wings).
Floating missle battery of Pandora is also helpful thing, and there's also its power of releasing chaos in the world (completely obliterating whatever defencive barriers opponents have).