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Claymore is a character in Dragon Quest Swords and the Hero's father.


As a very laid-back person, Claymore dresses quite simply. He always has a sword by his side in spite of not being able to use it to full effect. Having lost his right arm, he has replaced it with a metal, armour-like prosthetic akin to something like cybernetics.


Claymore is something of a classic swashbuckling adventurer. When not adventuring, he can be found indulging his weaknesses for drink, womanizing, and puns about his severed hand. Whereas the other support character shout words of encouragement to the Hero during battle, Claymore yells instructions and mild admonishment.



Side Games[]

Dragon Quest Swords[]

Claymore has a son, the unnamed protagonist of Dragon Quest Swords. The mother is never shown, but it is implied that she and Claymore are married and that she disapproves of Claymore's philandering; during Fleurette's visit to their house, Claymore remarks to his son, "You've a keen eye for the ladies, eh, lad? Just like your dad. Oh heck! No need to tell your mam I said that when she gets back, eh!? She'll only be ticked off."

Many years prior to the beginning of the game, Claymore was known as an exceptional swordsman, and was among those who originally took down Xiphos the Deathbringer; however, in the intervening time he lost his right arm in battle, and though he replaced it with a sort of semi-robotic prosthetic, he lost the dexterity to correctly wield a sword. Rather than become depressed about it, he put his energies towards learning magic instead.

When Prince Anlace approaches him looking for an escort to go and check up on the state of his insane mother in her hideaway, Claymore refuses, but, seeing that he'll go whether he has a bodyguard or not, advises the Hero to go with him instead. Later, when rumours of monster attacks at Secace Seacove come to light, he makes the decision to go investigate for himself, bringing the Hero along with him. After this, Claymore realises that something very grave is going on in the world, and joins the party. He travels faithfully with them, even when they come into confrontation with Xiphos the Deathbringer.


Dragon Quest Swords  
Spell Level Learnt
Kabuff start
Zap start
Oomph 15
Kacrackle 20
Midheal 26
Kaboom 36



  • In keeping with the Dragon Quest Swords quirk of all characters being named after a type of sword, a claymore refers to either a two-handed cross-hilt used by the Highlanders of Scotland, or to a basket-hilted broadsword adopted in the 16th Century.

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