If this is the cloud from Regular FF7, Then'll he lose. If he's the one from Advent Children, He'll win. Then Again, It also matters if this is DMC Regular Dante or the Experienced DMC 4 Dante.... If Regular, He'll win against Regular Cloud, and be pwned by Advent Cloud If DMC4, He'll absolutsly pwn Regular Cloud, and they'll be even if it's Advent Cloud, Determined by who strikes the last blow. Either way, It'd be an awesome battle.
Don't forget Dante's styles lmao! Quicksilver for one example, Would leave ether cloud helpless an a newborn. + That's Alastor... Every hit would shock the fuck out of cloud. And topping it off Dante's Devil trigger... He really would be halfway to invincible. Not just almost impervious to damage, But control over lightning?!? DEAD CLOUD.
Cloud is fucking awesome though! High skill but still only human.
Another point, Cloud don't heal deep slashes in seconds. Dante has been run through an impaled before... An in Dmc 1 an in 3 it took about 30 seconds... Until Dante lifted an blew all restraint out the damn window! Even dashing headlong at Vergil without a sword! Catching his blade between his fingers, Dislocating an regripping around his blade.
Then that's all before Devil trigger! Just the fact of Advant Cloud.... Being stopped for a min- By a narrow blade through the shoulder. Dante had a dozen reapers impale him everywhere... But he laughs an walks over to turn on music! Even ignoring his weapons at first!
Clouds good but in the end only superhuman, Dante is a half blood Devil. [link]