The Crossblade is a four bladed ranged weapon which spins into enemies in a similar way to a throwing star. It is the first ranged weapon War obtains, being acquired in the basement of the Twilight Cathedral, and then used to defeat The Jailer and Tiamat, as well as traverse the dungeon. The achievement/tophy "Elemental Thief" is gained when War obtains the Crossblade.
The Crossblade is also useful in solving puzzles and can be used to activate certain switches, as well as transfer elements such as fire to an inactive bomb - causing it to explode. The Crossblade is perhaps at it's most useful when it holds an enemy in place (paralyzed for a moment) while War attacks him with a main weapon or focuses on something else, though this is not always effective. The weapon bears strong similarities in function to the boomerang from the Legend of Zelda series.
The Crossblade mostly serves as a puzzle-solver, rather than a main weapon, as it is too weak and takes too long and repeated throws to kill anything other than ghouls and Duskwing. However, if you wish to us the Crossblade as a weapon, seek out the Legendary Enhancement, Strife's Offering. It increases ranged attack damage as well as reduces War's received ranged damage. Also, make sure you purchase all the upgrades for the Crossblade in Vulgrim's shop.
The Crossblade can be upgraded with advancements from Vulgrim.
- Ricochet Blade (500)
- Causes the Crossblade to ricochet between enemies near the target when thrown.
- Ricochet Haze (1500)
- Boosts the number of ricochet attacks by the Crossblade. (Available after purchasing Ricochet Blade)
- The Shredder (5000)
- Charged attacks with the Crossblade reap wrath souls from enemies.