For the Super Castlevania IV enemy called "The Claw", see Hand.

Claws are short range weapons which can be used to swipe at opponents, in some cases they pertain to a weapon class. There are many variations of claws throughout the series, either by being natural claws grown out from fingers, or wrist worn weapons which provide large metal claws to a character. They usually deal Slash damage.

Game specific information

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Freddies were notorious in Simon's Quest for rushing at Simon while swiping their claws. Originally named "Claw" in Japan, in the Western release his name was changed to "Freddie", due to his similarity with the horror movie character, Freddy Krueger, which was notorious for wearing a metal glove with large claws to murder his victims.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Malachi attacked by performing a powerful punch-like swipe with his claws in Symphony of the Night, a feature which remained in later games in which he also appeared.

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Claws are the short-range weapon that Cornell uses in Legacy of Darkness. His normal attack actually projects a blade-like energy swipe which travels through the air, allowing him to perform medium range attacks.

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Forging the Claws is a "trap" combination devised to waste the extremely rare Miracle Egg material and creating it should be avoided unless looking on acquiring a complete item set.

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Shanoa utilizes claw swipes as her main attack when she takes the form of a black panther using the Arma Felix glyph, which recovers +1 HP after each hit.

Castlevania Judgment

Similarly to his incarnation in Legacy of Darkness, many of Cornell's attacks in Judgment utilize his claws as well.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Dracula utilizes the Chaos Claws in order to gain punching and clawing attacks that are augmented with the power of fire. They also enable him to break through enemy armor through heat and smashing damage.

Item Data

Item Data: Claw
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Lod-cornclaw-1- Claw - Legacy of Darkness [edit]
' Weapon (Short-Range)
ATK = 4
Mars + Manticore (Poison Claws) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Attack with poison claws. DSS Effect
Attrib: Poison
Consume: 8 MP/USE 
STR - 11%
Create: Mars + Manticore
Effect: Strikes twice, but slightly lacking in terms of range.
Red Soul Skull Millione - Poison Claw - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Weakens its enemies with its poisoned claws. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Poison, Sword
Consume: 25 MP 
180 AP
Rarity: 10
Drop: Skull Millione
Claws Claws - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Massive claws that almost totally obscure the wearer's hands. Can shred metal and flesh. Knuckle
ATK +13
Create: Pata + Ada + Miracle Egg
Shadow Claws Icon Shadow Claws - Mirror of Fate [edit]
When the infected blood of the Reaver spreads through Alucard's veins, claws grew out of the tips of his fingers. With them, he can descend slowly down chasms and climb certain walls. Alucard  Find: Terrace
Chaos Claws - Lords of Shadow 2 [edit]
Filled with contained fury, waiting for their master to unleash their power once again.(...) Weapon
Find: Castle Siege (lost)
Sequence: [Void Power Enable / Disable] (L1 on PS3)


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