Doom Eternal: How to Get the Crucible Energy Sword

Doom Eternal: How to Get the Crucible Energy Sword

It's been revealed that the Doom Slayer now has a glowing laser sword. We'll show you how to get it.

Doom Eternal has a multitude of weapons to choose from, but one of the newest and most powerful is the Crucible, a powerful melee weapon that kills nearly any enemy in one hit. We'll show you how to get and use the Crucible sword here.

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When and Where Do You Get the Crucible Sword in Doom Eternal?

The Crucible is actually the whole focus of the game's ninth mission, "Taras Nabad," in which the Slayer returns to the lost Sentinel city to reclaim - and then reforge - the sword he left behind when trying to defend the city the first time around.

How to Get the Crucible Sword

When you start the mission the Crucible is currently lodged in the heart of a dead Titan demon, and after taking it, the Slayer must then rebuild it by installing a new seal and bathing it in Argent energy. Don't worry about missing any of this out - rebuilding the sword is the whole point of the mission and the game will use the standard waypoints to lead you to everything you need. If at any point you aren't sure where to go, press down on the D-pad to get an indicator of the right path.

The Crucible bisects demons in one swing. | Joel Franey/USgamer, id Software/Bethesda Softworks

How to Use the Crucible Sword

The Crucible is similar to the BFG 9000 or Chainsaw, a weapon that can basically end a fight on the first strike. By pressing right on the D-pad, you can sheathe and unsheathe the sword, then press the Right Trigger/R2 to hit enemies with it. The Crucible kills most enemies in a single shot, even Barons of Hell, though we found it didn't work on bosses like the Doom Hunter's first phase or the Marauder, annoyingly.


The downside to this superweapon is that it only has ammo for three uses, though unlike the Chainsaw fuel (which scales to the power of an opponent), it takes the same amount of energy to kill the mightiest Tyrant as the lowliest Zombie. Crucible energy also doesn't recharge, you have to find it in missions, marked as glowing red crosses you pick up when you touch. Save your Crucible for the most dangerous enemies or the most worrying situations, as it can get you out of trouble in an instant.

Each red cross is one use of the sword. | Joel Franey/USgamer, id Software/Bethesda Softworks

If you're bloodthirsty for more Doom content, then USG has you covered. Check out Mike's review of Doom Eternal here, or check out Hirun's story on how two very different communities came together.

Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

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