Weapon favored by intelligencers of an eastern land. The lacerations it inflicts do not mend easily.

When two-handed, claws are equipped to each hand.

Skill: Leaping Slash
Perform a forward leaping slash at the opponent's head. When successful, functions as a head shot, inflicting heavy damage.





A Claw with Refined infusion becomes a "Skilled Claw"


Standard upgrade path.

Level Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Cost Souls
+0 86/0/0/0/0 0/33/0 E/C/-/- - -
+1 94/0/0/0/0 0/33/0 E/C/-/- 2 Titanite Shard 140
+2 103/0/0/0/0 0/33/0 E/C/-/- 4 Titanite Shard 168
+3 111/0/0/0/0 0/33/0 E/C/-/- 6 Titanite Shard 196
+4 120/0/0/0/0 0/33/0 E/C/-/- 2 Large Titanite Shard 224
+5 129/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 E/C/-/- 4 Large Titanite Shard 252
+6 137/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 E/C/-/- 6 Large Titanite Shard 280
+7 146/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 E/C/-/- 2 Titanite Chunk 308
+8 154/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 4 Titanite Chunk 336
+9 163/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 6 Titanite Chunk 364
+10 172/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 1 Titanite Slab 420


The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Strike
  • Slash
  • Thrust

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See Weakness for physical reduction, Resistance for elemental reduction.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B / C:


Damage multiplier when performing a backstab or riposte. Value of 100 means no extra damage.

Spell Buff:

Damage multiplier applied to the base value of a spell. This value scales depending on the primary stat of the weapon, i.e. a catalyst with Intelligence scaling will have it's Spell Buff rise as the player's Intelligence rises.

By default the value reflected in the infobox and the upgrades uses 60 Intelligence and/or Faith.

Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively. The stats required for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

  • A is the Strength required
  • B is the Dexterity required
  • C is the Intelligence required
  • D is the Faith required

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon, while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.

Stat Bonuses:

The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat. This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill). See Scaling for more information.

The Bonus Stats for a weapon are A/B/C/D:

  • A is the Strength stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • B is the Dexterity stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • C is the Intelligence stat bonus that influences the Magical attack of the weapon.
  • D is the Faith stat bonus that influences the Lightning attack of the weapon.

Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking. The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage


Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.


The durability of the weapon.


The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going
over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.


Claw Image
General Aux Effects
Physical Damage Type Slash/Thrust Bleed Effect 33
Sell Price / Soul Value 100 Poison Damage 0
Can this equipment be buffed? Yes Frost Effect 0
Skill Leaping Slash Stability 0
Skill FP Cost 10(-/-) Durability 55
Spell Buff N/A Weight 1.5
Range N/A Critical Damage 110
Damage Damage Reduction
Physical Damage 86 Physical Reduction 0
Magic Damage 0 Magic Reduction 0
Fire Damage 0 Fire Reduction 0
Lightning Damage 0 Lightning Reduction 0
Dark Damage 0 Dark Reduction 0
Requirements Bonuses
Strength Requirement 6 Strength Bonus E
Dexterity Requirement 14 Dexterity Bonus C
Intelligence Requirement 0 Intelligence Bonus -
Faith Requirement 0 Faith Bonus -
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