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The Crossblade

The Crossblade is a multi-bladed ranged weapon which spins into enemies in a similar way to a throwing star. The weapon of choice is handed to the player characters Fury and War during their respective game titles. Fury is granted her Crossblade as a gift from the Archangel Usiel while she's on her quest to recapture the Seven Deadly Sins. She utilizes it with more combat efficiency than her brother, as the Crossblade in her possession can channel Hollow Magic, thereby endowing it with differing mystic effects so as to aid Fury on her journey.

In Darksiders, 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/trophy "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 its most useful when it holds an enemy in place (paralyzing him for a moment) while War attacks him with a main weapon or focuses on something else, though this is not always effective.



The Crossblade mostly serves as a puzzle-solver, rather than a main weapon, as it is too weak and takes too long with its repeated throws to kill anything other than Wicked and Duskwing. However, if you wish to use 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 that Vulgrim has to offer. The same cannot be said of Fury's Crossblade, as it channels her magical power which can have a myriad of debilitating effects on enemies while also acting as a riddle key. She can have Ulthane improve its striking ability, or personally augment its battle power through acquired runes which give it and its user new abilities.

Vorpal Blade

Vorpal Blade

A Crossblade named the Vorpal Blade is found and used by War as part of his arsenal in Genesis


War's Crossblade can be upgraded with enhancements from Vulgrim.

  • Ricochet Blade, 500 Souls - Causes the Crossblade to ricochet between enemies near the target when thrown.
  • Ricochet Haze, 1500 Souls - Boosts the number of ricochet attacks by the Crossblade. (Available after purchasing Ricochet Blade)
  • The Shredder, 5000 Souls - Charged attacks with the Crossblade reap Wrath Souls from enemies.

Fury's Crossblade, on the other hand, can be better augmented as an offensive munition.

  • Blaze Shot, Flame Hollow - Immolates Salvation with mystic fire, causes anything hit by it to burn on contact.
  • Heavy Strike, Force Hollow - Adds extra power and heft behind each throw. Used for smashing purple stones that are out of the hammer's reach.
  • Shock Cleave, Storm Hollow - Gifts an added electrical jump to the Crossblade's edge which strikes an enemy with lightning per every cut.
  • Still Blow, Stasis Hollow - Channeling the space/time aspects of the magic, Fury's ranged weapon can temporarily slow enemies and objects to a distilled crawl.


  • The weapon bears strong similarities in function to the "glaive" from Dark Sector.
  • Centuries before the Apocalypse, a corrupted angel wielding a Crossblade began a cult on earth. Death killed her, but it is possible that her followers survived and built the Twilight Cathedral while also keeping the Crossblade as a holy relic.
    • Crossblade necklaces were worn among the legions of Abaddon's garrison and the same went for Makhala's cult members, which were done so as a sign of faith by Angel & Acolyte alike to the light and of Heavenly allegiance to the creator who spawned them.
  • Every Garrison within Heaven's forces possesses their own iteration of the Crossblade. This is shown by how the version Usiel gave to Fury while searching for Lust was of a different design compared to Abaddon and Makhala's throwing blade.
  • Darksiders III indicates that there are five special holy Crossblades utilized by Heaven's various garrisons, with Fury's Salvation being one of them.