Elden Ring is the latest addition to the Soulsborne lineup of games. It comes to us from the creative minds behind the Dark Souls series, collaborating with world-famous author George R. R. Martin. Elden Ring is a departure from the traditional souls game with a more heavy fantasy setting. This allows FromSoft to flex its creative muscles more than previous titles due to the sheer scale and scope of the game. That includes claws, a special type of weapon that is a variant of fist-type weapons. In this guide, we will discuss the Best Claws In Elden Ring.
Everyone has wanted to be Wolverine at some point, well now you can fulfill that dream in Elden Ring of all places. The game offers you options to outfit yourselves with claws the same as the Wolverine. They are knives strapped on top of a handgrip to hack and slash enemies.
For a more gameplay-focused look, the Hookclaws are a good early game weapon if you are looking for a bleed build start in the early game and decide to go a more Dexterity and Strength focused build.
The weapon skill on these claws is Quickstep, a great skill we usually recommend if you don’t have access to Bloodhound’s Step. This allows for easy positioning in fights and rewards fast reaction time with frame perfect dodges.
You can obtain the Hookclaws by going into Stormveil Castle using the back entrance and journeying to the wine cellar. There will be a body resting up against the wall. Simply walk up and collect the Hookclaws off the corpse.
Another set of 3 toed claws. These however have the bonus of being curved. The curved steel and expert craftsmanship give them a slight edge in combat where they make nullification to physical damage useless on the opponent’s end. These also can be used for bleed proc to inflict massive amounts of damage.
The weapon skill the Bloodhound Claws have is the Bloodhound’s Step. As mentioned previously, an excellent ability for any weapon that involves the user getting into melee range of your enemy. Again these are more centered around a Dexterity and Strength build but are one of the Best Elden Ring Claws due to the bleed damage and already equipped Bloodhound’s Step.
The easiest way to find the Bloodhound Claws and start using them is by going to a legacy dungeon known as Volcano Manor and defeating the bloodhound knight wandering in the general vicinity.
Looking like something straight out of an Indiana Jones movie. Venomous Fang is an interesting claw out of the rest. Simply because of that fact that they apply poison buildup. They look like the head of a snake with a singular fang jutting out, signifying their toxicity like any good predator.
The weapon skill it comes with is Quickstep. As mentioned before this is quite a useful skill to have on any melee weapon as it allows for enhanced mobility and that’s a must when fighting enemies in close quarters.
Although we do recommend putting on Bloodhound’s Step if possible as that is just an objectively better version of Quickstep. You could still call this weapon one of the Best Claws Elden Ring simply due to the fact that it has poison buildup and not many other weapons have this passive skill, making this one unique.
To obtain the Venomous Fang you must journey to the abandoned cave in Caelid. Enter the cave of rot and navigate your way to a Giant Poison Flower. pon inspecting it you will find the Venomous Fang behind it.
Two thin blades of steel mimic a bird of prey. The Raptor Talons are a special kind of claw with not much visual depth but more gameplay richness than any of the other claws mentioned in this guide. If you ask most players then they will say the Raptor Talons are the most fun to play with and some would go as far as to say that these are the Elden Ring Best Claws because of how complex they are to use.
The weapon skill is Quickstep and we have already discussed that in the other claws quite a bit. Let’s move to a more interesting aspect of this weapon, the charge attacks. When two handing the weapon if you fully charge your attack then you leap forward towards the enemy while the non-charged attack prompt makes you jump back, regardless of whether you are two handing the weapon.
The way to get your hands on these claws is an arduous process that requires you to traverse several fake walls in a small dungeon known as the Sage’s Cave in the Altus Plateau.
After looking at each and every claw in the game we can clearly say that not all claws are built equal but they are built for those who wish to use them.
If you are looking for interesting gameplay or trying to challenge yourself then go for Venomous Fang or Raptor Talons. If you are looking for straight-up damage and playing the game on easy mode then the Bloodhound’s Claws and Hookclaws are your flavors of choice.
In the end, we would recommend you play whatever you like the most, and do not be discouraged if you choose a weapon aesthetically as you can be good with anything if you put enough time and practice into it.
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