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Joys are fast and powerful attackers with an incredibly wide range of attacks and abilities (and even much faster in climax mode). Joys are notable for their ability to multiply at will, splitting into two, with the new Joy having full health and the first keeping it's current health. They have no "spawning" animation when they appear, and as such can immediately launch an attack before they're even fully formed to catch Bayonetta off guard.Sword Configuration: Joys can form their weapons into huge sword formations, when using a sword they have a tendency to dash forward to close distance in a way that mimics Bayonetta's Stiletto technique when wielding Shuraba, except their version is much faster, having little to no start up time and covering distance much more quickly. Once in melee range they tend to use a combo that is similar to Shuraba's basic  combo, exploiting their sword's length with quick and wide horizontal attacks. They can also perform Shuraba's Bullet Climax, causing them to spin several times with the blade outstretched, however unlike Shuraba's version this attack launches Bayonetta away instead of hitting multiple times, usually being used by Joys to knock Bayonetta away when their health lowers to critical levels.Whip Configuration: Forming their weapon into a wide curled ribbon of metal, Joys use their whips in a manner that mimics Kulshedra's basic combo. When using this form they readily exploit the range advantage it gives them, standing and attacking from behind other angels where it's safer. They can also perform Kulshedra's Bullet Climax to attack Bayonetta when she's in the air nearby, or to simply knock her away.Ranged Attacks: Joys can also form their weapon into a set of pistols and when doing so will mimic Jeanne's method of firing a long slow arc of bullets in a sweeping motion across the battlefield in front of them. If these bullets are countered with the Moon of Mahaa-Kalaa they will be sent back at the Joy and interrupt her attack. In addition to this gun-like formation Joys will also summon large formations of need-like feathers that mostly mimic the ones Bayonetta can generate in Crow Within form. When summoned the feathers will appear in one of two formations. The first is where they appear around Bayonetta for a moment before launching towards her in quick succession, and the second is where they will appear spinning around the Joy in a whirlwind before launching at Bayonetta. When in Witch Time these feathers can be attacked and shattered before they can become a real threat. See: Bayonetta

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