Claw Slash

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Claw Slash is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series. It is an enemy-only attack in various games where the monster rips and tears into a character with their razor-sharp claws or talons, dealing 125% damage compared to a normal attack.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

Claw Slash makes its first appearance and can be used by Great sabrecats, Hellions, Ice-breakers, Doom sluggers, and Mermen.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Claw Slash can be used by Jumping jackals, Tiger jackals, Grrrgoyle, and Mortamor's left hand during the final battle.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Claw Slash can be used by Anarchaeopteryxes, Preying mantises, Slaying mantises, Oligarchaeopteryxes, Monarchaeopteryxes, Compos mantises, Stripes, and Putric Stinkenheimer.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Claw Slash can be used by Great sabrecats, Jackal rippers, Jumping jackals, Mermen, Merkings, Geyzer, and Geyzer in Memoriam.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Claw Slash can be used by Manguinis, Drakularges, King crabs, Drakulards, Alphyns, Drakulords, Grand Lizzier, Greygnarl during the first battle against him, Barbarus, Nemean, and both Mortamor's left and right claws.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Claw Slash can be used by various monsters, including Platypunks, Drooling ghouls, Gryphons, and Jamirus. Instead of dealing a higher amount of damage to a single enemy, it delivers two swipes in quick succession.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Claw Slash can be used by Manticores and Franticores. The Slayer of the Sands and its crustacean cousins have a variant that launches six attacks randomly at the entire party, dealing 50% damage per hit.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Claw Slash is an enemy-only skill that can be used by certain monsters in high-level stages and boss battles. It costs 20 MP to use and inflicts 195% potency physical damage to a single enemy.

Claw Slash (ツメできりさく Tsume de kirisaku)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Claw Slash
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Attack Physical DQTact Non-elemental.png 20
Range Additional effects
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Deals physical damage (195% potency) to 1 enemy
Naturally learnt by
Bunicorn, Ethereal serpent, Hades' condor, Hybird, King crab, Mecha-mynah, Merman, Platypunk, Red dragon

Related skills[edit]