After the combat with Basilisk (in Barren Region) Connor lost his pike, and had to use his fists again, until he found a new weapon.
Behind the scenesEdit
Using the first to defeat the Spriggan by jumping off the Mausoleum will result in a special animation of Connor snapping the enemies neck. This is one of the alternate 'non-combat' (i.e. avoiding normal combat) puzzle solutions for obtaining the Crossbow.
Third person regular attack are random left and right punches.
The third person special attack with this weapon is a jump kick (shift + attack).
In first person, Shift + Attack causes a left hook. Regular attack is a right punch.