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Claw skills (ツメスキル, Tail skill) in the Dragon Quest series.

Appearances[]

Dragon Quest VIII 3DS[]

Only appearing in the 3DS remake, the following skills are learned by Morrie.

SP Ability Description MP
4 Attack +5 Increase attack +5 when equipped with claws
9 Propeller Blade Deals extra damage equal to Morrie's level, though bonus damage is not woosh-element. 0
15 Attack +10 Increase attack +10 when equipped with claws
22 Can Opener Deals 150% damage to material and mechanical monsters. 0
30 Critical Hit Rate Up Increases chance of critical hit with no weapon equipped from 1/64 to 1/32.
40 Hardclaw Attack one enemy two times at half strength for 150% damage. 0
52 Attack +20 Attack increases by 20 when equipped with claws.
66 Rake 'n' Break Attacks one enemy and removes buffs and debuffs. 3
82 Attack +25 Attack increases by 25 when equipped with claws.
100 Hand of God 100%~150% damage to one enemy, ignores defence 10

Dragon Quest IX[]

The following are claw skills in Dragon Quest IX. Claw skills can be learned via the Martial Artist and Thief classes.

SP Ability Description MP
3 Propeller Blade 2 hit attack on an enemy 2
7 Attack +10 with Claw Attack increases when claw is equipped
13 Can Opener Deals extra damage to Machine monsters 0
22 Critical Hit Rate Up with Claw Increased critical hit rate when using claw
35 Flailing Nails 4 hit attack to one enemy (useful for metal slime farming) 0
42 Attack +20 with Claw Attack increases when claw is equipped
58 Hardclaw 2 hit attack on an enemy 0
76 Attack +30 with Claw Attack increases when claw is equipped
88 Rake 'n' Break An attack that removes beneficial status effects. 4
100 Omnivocational Clawmaster Equips claws on all vocations
Hand of God Unholy attack that flays foe's flesh from their bones. Skill can be used if the book, The Core of the Claw is in the character's items and a claw is equipped. 14

Dragon Quest X[]

The following are claw skills in Dragon Quest X. Claw skills can be learned via the Martial Artist, Thief, and Monster Master classes, as well as the Ranger vocation from 5.1 onwards.

SP Ability Description MP
3 Propeller Blade 3
7 Attack +7/Dodge Rate +2/Attack +20/Attack +70 Increases attack by 7 when equipping claws/Increases dodge rate for Rangers equipped with claws by 2/Increases attack 20 when wielding claws/Increases the attack for Martial Artists by 70 when equipping claws
13 Can Opener Deals extra damage to Machine monsters 1
22 Critical Hit Rate +2%/Critical Hit Rate +6%/Critical Hit Rate +3 Increases the chance to land a critical hit with claws equipped by 2 percent/Increases the chance to land a critical hit with claws equipped by 6 percent/Increases the chance for Martial Artists to land a critical hit when equipped with claws by 3 percent
35 Hawkeye Claw Deals 180%~220% damage to one enemy, cannot miss 2
42 Attack +5/Attack +30/3.0% no turn consumption Increases attack by 5 when equipping claws/Increases attack by 30 when equipping claws
58 Hardclaw Hits an enemy 3 times.* 5*/3*
76 Critical Hit Rate +2%/Action Interval Reduction/Critical Hit Rate +5% Increases the chance to land a critical hit with claws equipped by 2 percent/Reduces a Thief's action interval when starting a battle/Increases the chance for Martial Artists to land a critical hit with claws equipped by 5 percent
88 Attack +5/Critical Hit Rate +2%/Dodge Rate +2% Increases attack by 5 when equipped with claws/Increases the chance for Rangers to land a critical hit when equipping claws by 2 percent/Increases the chance for Thieves and Martial Artists to dodge an attack by 2 percent
100 Rake 'n' Break 12
110 Dodge Rate +2%/25% Oomph/5% Movement Speed Increases the chance to dodge attacks by 2 percent/Occasionally increases the user's attack by 1 level at the start of the battle/Increases movement speed for Martial Artists by 5% when equipping claws
120 Air Raiser/Summer Salt Claw Up to 415~455 wind damage plus (level * 1.5 +10) to one enemy/Inflicts 3.4 to 3.6 times the physical damage of a normal attack on one enemy 8/5
130 Critical Hit Rate +2%/Attack +40/Critical Hit Rate +10%/Dodge Rate +3% Increases the chance to land a critical hit with claws equipped by 2 percent/Increases Rangers' attack by 40 when equipping claws/Increases the chance for Thieves to land a critical hit by 10% when equipping claws/Increases the rate of Martial Artists dodging enemy attack by 3 when equipping claws
140 Wild Animaul Attacks one enemy for 450% damage.* 8
150 Skill Damage +50/Skill Damage +150 Increases the damage done by Thieves' skills by 50/Increases the damage done by Martial Artists' skills by 150
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200 Hand of God 10

Claw skills can also be learned by recruited Jailcats, Mecha-mynahs, Small fries, and Great sabrecats.

SP Ability Description MP
3 Attack +10 Increases the monster's attack by 10 when equipping claws
7 Can Opener 1
12 Attack +15 Increases the monster's attack by 15 when equipping claws
18 Hawkeye Claw Deals 180%~220% damage to one enemy, cannot miss 2
25 Critical Hit Rate +5% Increases the monster's chance to land a critical hit when equipping claws by 5 percent
32 Attack +25 Increases the monster's attack by 25 when equipping claws
40 Hardclaw 5
43 Can Opener +100% Increases Can Opener's power by 100
48 Hawkeye Claw +25% Increases Hawkeye Claw's power by 25
50 Hardclaw +10% Increases Hardclaw's power by 10

Dragon Quest XI[]

Rab[]

SP Ability Description MP
3 Attack Power When Wielding +5 Increases Rab's attack power by 5 when wielding claws
4 Propeller Blade Wind damage based on attack value that ignores enemy's defence, second attack is dependent on Rab's level 2
6 Critical Hit Chance When Wielding +2% Increases Rab's chances of landing a critical hit by 2% when wielding claws
6 Dodge Chance When Wielding +2% Increases Rab's chances of dodging enemy attacks by 2% when wielding claws
8 Attack Power When Wielding +10 Increases Rab's attack by 10 when equipped with claws
8 Can Opener Deals double damage to Machine monsters 4
10 Critical Hit Chance When Wielding +2% Increases Rab's chances of landing a critical hit by 2% when wielding claws
10 Dodge Chance When Wielding +4% Increases Rab's chances of dodging enemy attacks by 4% when wielding claws
10 MP Absorption When Wielding +2% Increases the amount of MP Rab absorbs while wielding claws by 2%
12 Hawkeye Claw Deals 180%~220% damage to normal monsters, 1~2 damage to metal slimes, cannot miss 5
13 Critical Hit Chance When Wielding +2% Increases Rab's chances of landing a critical hit by 2% when wielding claws
13 Dodge Chance When Wielding +4% Increases Rab's chances of dodging enemy attacks by 4% when wielding claws
14 Air Raiser Deals up to 415~455 wind damage plus (level * 1.5 +10) 12
14 Attack Power When Wielding +15 Increases Rab's attack by 15 when wielding claws
14 Hardclaw Strikes one enemy for 130%, 120%, 110%, 360% damage total 10
14 MP Absorption When Wielding +4% Increases the amount of MP Rab absorbs while wielding claws by 4%
16 Rake 'n' Break Deals 260% damage and removes one enemy's buffs 12
24 Wild Animaul Attacks one enemy for 150%, 100%, 100%, 50%, 50% damage, 450% damage total 12
20 Hand of God Deals up to 380~460 light damage to one enemy 24

Jade[]

SP Ability Description MP
3 Attack Power When Wielding +5 Increases Jade's attack by 5 when wielding claws
4 Propeller Blade Deals regular damage, then wind damage based on Jade's level 2
6 HP Absorption When Wielding +10% Increases the amount of HP Jade deals as damage to one enemy while wielding claws by 10%
7 Critical Hit Chance When Wielding +6% Increases Jade's chance of landing a critical hit by 6% when wielding claws
9 Can Opener Deals double damage to Machine monsters 4
13 Hawkeye Claw Deals 180%~220% damage to all monsters and 1-2 damage to Metal slimes, cannot miss 5
14 Attack Power When Wielding +35 Increases Jade's attack by 35 when wielding claws
16 Attack Power When Wielding +15 Increases Jade's attack by 15 when wielding claws
16 Crone’s Claw Deals damage while recovering 5% of Jade's MP 6
18 Hardclaw Strikes one enemy for 130%, 120%, 110%, 360% damage total 10
18 HP Absorption When Wielding +20% Increases the HP Jade deals as damage when wielding claws by 20%
20 Air Raiser Deals up to 415~455 wind damage plus (level * 1.5 +10) 12
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