The generic minions are the souls of the damned that have become 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 aggresive than standard minions.
Anger Minions will slowly march towards the player until igniting, at which point it will explode when the player gets close.
Gluttony Minions have a two-handed lunge attack, and have a green pallor.
Greed Minions are extremely swift and evasive, and appear to shimmer like gold. They will jump back and forth before attempting a leap attack.
Minions are amongst the easiest of foes to dispatch, as they have neither armor nor the ability to defend. They are the first enemy that Dante comes across in his journey through Hell. They can be killed quickly using the grab move with the Scythe, and then Punishing or Absolving them for quick Unholy/Holy experience.