Death Scythe appears to be a plain, sleek black staff with a cross on the top. The blade arches away from ends of the left side of the cross in a curve. In one of its forms, the scythe can appear to be a normal staff with a cross, losing its long, arched blade.
As the most powerful Death Scythe at Death's disposal, it is a powerful weapon in its own right and held in very high regard by friend and foe alike, only possibly rivaled by that of Vajra's weapon form, though not as powerful as Excalibur.
One of its abilities is having a higher durability then the most normal Demon Weapons, in which it was seen to be able to block the attacks of The Demon Sword, a feat that even the Demon Scythe prior to its ascension to a Death Scythe was unable to do without being injured via its Screech Resonance. In addition, due to Spirit Albarn's expertise in reading another's wavelength, he is able to control their wavelength and draw out their best qualities and create strong wave blasts from a simply swing or shoot a powerful beam powerful enough to decimate Clowns in one hit.
In the anime, when used by Death, Azusa commented that Death is at his finest when wielding Death Scythe. In addition, their resonance can perform the Kishin-Hunt, a powerful technique that is implied to even negate the immortality of Asura and possibly kill him.
- It is likely that Spirit's theme of a cross is linked to the appearance of his weapon form when it does not have a blade.