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 its 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 "glaive" from Dark Sector.
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 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 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.