Claws
claws

In-Game Description

A weapon that attaches to the hands.
The wearer attacks in a scratching motion
with these three-pronged claws.

Claws inflict deep wounds and
cause bleeding.

Availability

Dark Souls 2 & Scholar of the First Sin:

General Information

Image Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight Enchantable?
Items/Spells
claws-lg.png 77/0/0/0/0

(Slash)
0/80 120 10 9/10/0/0

E/B/-/-/-/-
30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10 5 30 1.0 No/Yes

Move Set

Notes

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Materials Cost Souls
Claws +0 77/0/0/0/0 0/80 E/B/-/-/-/- - -
Claws +1 84/0/0/0/0 0/84 E/B/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Shard 280
Claws +2 92/0/0/0/0 0/88 E/B/-/-/-/- 2x Titanite Shard 350
Claws +3 100/0/0/0/0 0/92 E/B/-/-/-/- 3x Titanite Shard 420
Claws +4 108/0/0/0/0 0/96 E/B/-/-/-/- 1x Large Titanite Shard 550
Claws +5 116/0/0/0/0 0/100 E/B/-/-/-/- 2x Large Titanite Shard 620
Claws +6 123/0/0/0/0 0/104 E/B/-/-/-/- 3x Large Titanite Shard 690
Claws +7 131/0/0/0/0 0/108 E/B/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 830
Claws +8 139/0/0/0/0 0/112 E/B/-/-/-/- 2x Titanite Chunk 900
Claws +9 147/0/0/0/0 0/116 E/B/-/-/-/- 3x Titanite Chunk 970
Claws +10 155/0/0/0/0 0/120 E/A/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Slab 1,100

Infusions

Magic

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base magic damage, INT stat bonus, magic damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Magic Claws +0 57/38/0/0/0 0/66 E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Magic Claws +1 63/42/0/0/0 0/? E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Magic Claws +2 69/46/0/0/0 0/? E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Magic Claws +3 75/50/0/0/0 0/? E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Magic Claws +4 81/54/0/0/0 0/? E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Magic Claws +5 87/58/0/0/0 0/? E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Magic Claws +6 92/61/0/0/0 0/? E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Magic Claws +7 98/65/0/0/0 0/? E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Magic Claws +8 104/69/0/0/0 0/? E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Magic Claws +9 110/73/0/0/0 0/? E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Magic Claws +10 116/77/0/0/0 0/? E/C/C/-/-/- 27.9/26.6/17.9/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9

Fire

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base fire damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, fire damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Fire Claws +0 57/0/38/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Fire Claws +1 63/0/42/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Fire Claws +2 69/0/46/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Fire Claws +3 75/0/50/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Fire Claws +4 81/0/54/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Fire Claws +5 87/0/58/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Fire Claws +6 92/0/61/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Fire Claws +7 98/0/65/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Fire Claws +8 104/0/69/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Fire Claws +9 110/0/73/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Fire Claws +10 116/0/77/0/0 0/? E/C/-/C/-/- 27.9/7.9/36.6/17.9/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9

Lightning

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base lightning damage, FTH stat bonus, lightning damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Lightning Claws +0 57/0/0/38/0 0/66 E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Lightning Claws +1 63/0/0/42/0 0/? E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Lightning Claws +2 69/0/0/46/0 0/? E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Lightning Claws +3 75/0/0/50/0 0/? E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Lightning Claws +4 81/0/0/54/0 0/? E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Lightning Claws +5 87/0/0/58/0 0/? E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Lightning Claws +6 92/0/0/61/0 0/? E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Lightning Claws +7 98/0/0/65/0 0/? E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Lightning Claws +8 104/0/0/69/0 0/? E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Lightning Claws +9 110/0/0/73/0 0/? E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Lightning Claws +10 116/0/0/77/0 0/? E/C/-/-/C/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/36.6/27.9 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9

Dark

Reduces: Physical base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base dark damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, dark damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Dark Claws +0 57/0/0/0/38 0/66 E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Dark Claws +1 63/0/0/0/42 0/? E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Dark Claws +2 69/0/0/0/46 0/? E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Dark Claws +3 75/0/0/0/50 0/? E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Dark Claws +4 81/0/0/0/54 0/? E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Dark Claws +5 87/0/0/0/58 0/? E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Dark Claws +6 92/0/0/0/61 0/? E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Dark Claws +7 98/0/0/0/65 0/? E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Dark Claws +8 104/0/0/0/69 0/? E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Dark Claws +9 110/0/0/0/73 0/? E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9
Dark Claws +10 116/0/0/0/77 0/? E/C/-/-/-/C 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/46.6 7.9/7.9/7.9/7.9

Poison

Reduces: STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base physical poison, and bleed damage, poison damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Poison Claws +0 69/0/0/0/0 96/79 E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1
Poison Claws +1 76/0/0/0/0 98/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1
Poison Claws +2 83/0/0/0/0 100/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1
Poison Claws +3 90/0/0/0/0 103/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1
Poison Claws +4 97/0/0/0/0 105/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1
Poison Claws +5 104/0/0/0/0 108/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1
Poison Claws +6 111/0/0/0/0 110/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1
Poison Claws +7 118/0/0/0/0 112/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1
Poison Claws +8 125/0/0/0/0 115/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1
Poison Claws +9 132/0/0/0/0 117/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1
Poison Claws +10 139/0/0/0/0 120/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 16.6/9.1/9.1/9.1

Bleed

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base bleed damage, bleed damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Bleed Claws +0 73/0/0/0/0 0/126 E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Claws +1 81/0/0/0/0 0/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Claws +2 88/0/0/0/0 0/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Claws +3 96/0/0/0/0 0/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Claws +4 103/0/0/0/0 0/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Claws +5 111/0/0/0/0 0/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Claws +6 118/0/0/0/0 0/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Claws +7 126/0/0/0/0 0/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Claws +8 133/0/0/0/0 0/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Claws +9 141/0/0/0/0 0/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Claws +10 148/0/0/0/0 0/? E/C/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1

Raw

Reduces: Stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Base damage.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Raw Claws +0 88/0/0/0/0 0/101 E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Raw Claws +1 97/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Raw Claws +2 106/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Raw Claws +3 115/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Raw Claws +4 124/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Raw Claws +5 133/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Raw Claws +6 142/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Raw Claws +7 151/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Raw Claws +8 160/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Raw Claws +9 169/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Raw Claws +10 178/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0

Enchanted

Reduces: Stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: INT stat bonus (excluding weapons that have base magic damage).
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Enchanted Claws +0 77/0/0/0/0 0/88 E/E/D/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Enchanted Claws +1 84/0/0/0/0 0/92 E/E/D/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Enchanted Claws +2 92/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Enchanted Claws +3 100/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Enchanted Claws +4 108/0/0/0/0 0/? E/E/D/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Enchanted Claws +5 116/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/D/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Enchanted Claws +6 123/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/D/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Enchanted Claws +7 131/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/D/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Enchanted Claws +8 139/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/D/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Enchanted Claws +9 147/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/D/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Enchanted Claws +10 155/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/C/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0

Mundane

Reduces: Base damage, stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Damage scaling from lowest stat.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Mundane Claws +0 38/0/0/0/0 0/44 E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Mundane Claws +1 42/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Mundane Claws +2 46/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Mundane Claws +3 50/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Mundane Claws +4 54/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Mundane Claws +5 58/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Mundane Claws +6 61/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Mundane Claws +7 65/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Mundane Claws +8 69/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Mundane Claws +9 73/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0
Mundane Claws +10 77/0/0/0/0 0/? E/D/-/-/-/- 30.0/10.0/20.0/20.0/30.0 10.0/10.0/10.0/10.0

Key

Damage:

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:

  • Striking
  • Slashing
  • Thrusting

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:

Counter Strength: Damage multiplier when hitting an enemy that is performing an action such as attacking. Value of 100 means no extra damage.
Poise Damage: The ability of the weapon to break the poise of an enemy.
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:

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.

Also keep in mind that your character gains a 100% bonus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing
the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 14 Strength can wield a Great Club (Requires 28 Strength)
properly if the weapon is held with both hands. (14 x 2 = 28)

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/E/F:

  • 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 Intelligence and Faith stat bonus that influences the Fire attack of the weapon.
  • E is the Faith stat bonus that influences the Lightning attack of the weapon.
  • F is the Intelligence or Faith stat bonus that influence the Dark attack of the weapon(The lower of the two stats is chosen as the bonus stat).
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
Aux Effect Reduction:

The Aux Effect Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much of the effect the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Aux Effect Reduction % stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

Stability: 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.
Durability: The durability of the weapon.
Weight: 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.
Enchantable? Items/Spells: Determines whether or not the weapon can receive a temporary damage buff by items and/or spells. Note that if you decided
to infuse the weapon it cannot be enchanted by items.
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