The generic minions are the souls of the Damned that became corrupted by Lucifer's influence. They now serve him and are commanded by the higher-ranked demons of Hell. Dante first encounters them in The Church graveyard after finding Beatrice dead. Armed with nothing, but short swords, they are the true cannon-fodder in the depths of Hell. What they lack in strength however, they somewhat make up for by assaulting in large numbers.
Hell Minions act and look the same, but are more aggressive than standard minions.
Anger Minions slowly march towards the player until igniting at which point, rhey explode when the player gets close.
Gluttony Minions have a two-handed lunge attack and a green pallor.
Greed Minions are extremely swift and evasive and appeared to shimmer like gold. They jump back and forth before attempting a leap attack.
Minions are among the easiest of foes to dispatch as they had neither armor or the ability to defend. They can be killed quickly using the grab move with the Scythe and Punishing or Absolving them for quick Unholy/Holy experience.