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The Crissaegrim (クリセグリム Kurisegurimu) is the name of the sword used by Alucard in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. He wields the blade as a playable character in the Revelations DLC.


BackgroundEdit

Using the tip of the Vampire Killer, left by his father in Carmilla's heart, and the remains of two other swords, Alucard forged Crissaegrim. An extremely lethal weapon molded in the likeness of its owner, retaining all of the power of the originals in its alloy. From the Vampire Killer, it retains the ability to punish its peers, paralyzing them in a state of infinite agony. From Glaciem and Igneas, the elemental swords for the underworld, it inherits the icy ability to absorb life and the burning intensity of flames capable of melting any armor. When the cold hands of its bearer so require, the broadsword unleashes all of the energy of these weapons, enabling it to give new meaning in the act of severing limbs.

HistoryEdit

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Alucard introduces the Crissaegrim while explaining his plan to his father.

After defeating his father Dracula with the help of his son Simon Belmont, Alucard returned to his old tomb. There Alucard found the broken off stake attachment of his father's old weapon, the Vampire Killer, broken off in the fight against Carmilla. Alucard escaped the Castle as it crumbled to ruin and began plotting to create a weapon to match the rest of the stake.

Alucard would later forge his powerful sword, the Crissaegrim, from the stake attachment and the remains of two other powerful swords: a cursed rapier called Glaciem that simultaneously freezes it's enemies and heals the wielders, and the demonic flame blade Igneas, a blade that turns those cut with it into ashes.

Five hundred years later, Alucard confronted his father armed with the Crissaegrim. Although the weapon wasn't powerful enough to kill Dracula, it is able to seal him away in a death like state. The sword was used to stab Dracula through the chest and seal him away following the failure of the assault on Bernhard Castle by the Brotherhood of Light and its Paladin, as part of a plot envisioned by Alucard and agreed upon by Dracula to defeat Zobek and Satan once and for all.

Five hundred years later, in modern times, Alucard reclaimed the weapon to reawaken his father, and then used it to go to war with the castle's avatar to reclaim the Chaos Claws and Void Sword and place them in reach of their master. After the death of Zobek's Lieutenant, Alucard appeared to fore-go his use of the weapon in favor of the Masamune to complete his disguise as the lieutenant, though he likely still has it.

Powers and PropertiesEdit

Since it was forged from three different and very powerful weapons, the Crissaegrim stands out as one of the most powerful weapons in the Lords of Shadow continuity. The stake of the Vampire Killer used in its forging allows Alucard to seal his father and presumably other beings of his caliber into deep sleeps that can last centuries until the sword is removed and leaves them without complete memory and their power fractured, though it lacks the ability to truly strike down Dracula as it was only made from a piece of the true Vampire Killer.

The Glaciem fragments forged into the blade give it icy properties to the blade and Alucard's own attacks, allowing him to not only temporarily freeze his enemies but drain their lifeforce much like his father's Void Power, though it sacrifices striking power for enhanced speed.

The Igneas fragments used in the blade's forging embody it with powerful flames that enhance the sword's striking power, allowing it to shatter or overheat armor, while imbuing flames into Alucard's attack, though these bonuses are weighed down by the fact the blade becomes much heavier and slower.

Alucard can summon and dispel the blade at will, storing it away so it won't impede his travels and call it at a moment's notice when needed for battle.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Crissaegrim
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Basic Stab Skills
Combined Stab - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
Series of quick, direct stabbing attacks executed with the [Void Sword / sword] against a single target. Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
First Obtained: Start with when weapon available
Sequence: [Direct Attack] x5
Rising Stab - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
Direct rising cut that can lift up smaller enemies in front of you, allowing additional attacks to be added whilst airborne. Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
First Obtained: Start with when weapon available
Sequence: [Jump] [Direct Attack]
Aerial Stab - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
Series of direct cutting attacks executd in the air. Linking hits with this combo keeps you suspended in the air to combine them with other moves. Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
First Obtained: Start with when weapon available
Sequence: In the air: [Direct Attack] x 3
Advanced Stab Skills
Vengeful Stab - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
Press and hold the [Direct Attack] button to start a sequence of heavy direct attacks. Repeated [Direct Attack] button presses will add further hits to the combo resulting in a Block Breaker. Upgrade: The number of attacks available in the combo is increased with this upgrade. Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
Buy: ??? (requires Combined Stab Sequence: Hold [Direct Attack] [Direct Attack] x 3 (x 4 after upgrade)]]
Smashing Stab - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
Press and hold the [Direct Attack] button while airborne to use this direct cut as a finisher in any aerial attack sequence. Your sword will smash down on any enemies in front of you as you land. Good for dissipating enemies on the ground and to drag down airborne foes! Upgrade: Hold the [Direct Attack] button longer to perform [an expansive Freezing Blow (Void Sword) / a powerful blow (Crissaegrim)] after landing the Smashing Stab. Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
Buy: ??? (requires Aerial Stab Sequence: In the air: Hold [Direct Attack]
Drop and Perforation - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
Void Sword: Dive with the Void Sword to generate an explosion capable of elevating enemies from the ground. Useful to buy some time when surrounded.

Crissagrim: Dive with the sword that generates a great explosion capable of elevating nearby enemies. Useful to buy time against a group of adversaries

Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
Buy: ??? (requires Whirlwind Sequence: In the air: [Block] + [Direct Attack]
Counterstrike Stab - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
Immediately after a Synchronized Block, you can unleash a devastating direct counter attack. Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
Buy: ??? (requires Combined Stab Sequence: After a Synchronized Block: [Direct Attack] x 3 (on ground or in air)
Somersault - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
While blocking with [Block] use the jump button to leap over and land behind your enemy. Skill (Shadow Whip, Void Sword, Dark Gauntlet)
Dracula, Alucard 
Buy: 150 XP  Sequence: [Block] + [Jump]
Somersault Stab - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
After leaping over enemies using a Somersault, immediately press [Direct Attack] repeatedly to attack them from behind before they can react. Especially useful against enemies blocking your blows. Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
Buy: ??? (requires Counterstrike Stab and Somersault Sequence: After a Somersault: [Direct Attack] x 3
Unique Stab Skills
Basic Cut Skills
Combined Cut - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
Void Sword: A linked series of cutting area attacks less powerful than the Combined Stab attacks but useful to restore your health quickly against numerous enemies.
Crissaegrim: A combined series of area cutting attacks, less powerful than the Combined Stab, but very useful against a large group of enemies.
Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
First Obtained: Start with when weapon available
Sequence: [Area Attack] x 4
Rising Cut - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
Area rising cut that can lift up all smaller enemies around you, allowing additional attacks to be added whilst airborne. Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
First Obtained: Start with when weapon available
Sequence: [Jump] [Area Attack]
Aerial Cut - Lords of Shadow 2 [ edit ]
Series of cutting attacks executed in the air. Linking hits with this combo keeps you suspended in the air allowing you to combine them with other moves. Skill (Void Sword, Crissaegrim)
Dracula, Alucard 
First Obtained: Start with when weapon available
Sequence: In the air: [Area Attack] x 3
Advanced Cut Skills
Unique Cut Skills


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TriviaEdit

  • In Symphony of the Night, the Crissaegrim is the most powerful sword that Alucard can equip. While it does slightly less damage than the Alucard Sword, it swings extremely fast, allowing to get multiple hits on an enemy. Furthermore, it allows the player to move while attacking.
  • It is unknown what Alucard did with the crissaegrim after donning his disguise, as he is using a different sword, Masamune, in modern times in his disguise as the Lieutenant.
    • It's possible that he still has the sword but isn't using it to avoid giving himself away to Zobek.
  • One of Alucard's moves with the crissaegrim resembles his classic counterpart's pose from Symphony of the Night. It is also an incredibly powerful move in its own right, only being second to the ultimate Light and Shadow magics.
  • This incarnation of the crissaegrim also looks incredibly similar to the Igneas Blade, one of the swords used to forge Crissaegrim.
  • At maximum mastery, the attack effects of the Crissaegrim bear a resemblance to the effects of its classic counterpart and could be a reference.
  • The Crissaegrim appears to be based on the scimitar, a sword of Middle Eastern origin.
    • The scimitar is designed to be more effective at slashing attacks. A downside to the weapon is that stabbing attacks are less effective due to the upward curve of the blade.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Crissaegrim (Lords of Shadow)

  • Weapon skills/moves

    2 messages
    • Does anyone else besides me think that we should add a movelist for each weapon in the trilogy (The Vampire Killer, the Shadow Whip, the V...
    • I wouldn't see a problem with that.
  • Alucard's weapons

    10 messages
    • One thing I'm just wondering is about what happened to Alucard's front belts and Crissaegrim's holster. The screenshots that have been released...
    • not sure, hopefully it will be explained in the DLC.

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