|Romaji||Akuma no tsume|
|Old localizations||Devil claw|
|Found in||Dragon Quest IV|
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
The Cobra claw is a recurring Claw weapon in the Dragon Quest series.
It is a mid-to-end game weapon can lethally Poison its target, with the success of the infliction varying between titles. Monsters will succumb to the Poison at the fixed rate, ignoring any resistances save for immunity.
The weapon's Japanese name does not allude to venomous serpents in any way, instead describing the claws as being infernally-themed with the original Enix of America localization matching its original counterpart. This is conveyed in several in-game descriptions which akin the talons to those of a powerful demon. It is unknown why Square Enix of America chose it ignore the nature of the weapon's name in lieu of the cobra moniker, but it was possibly done to underline the poisoning aspect.
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
|This claw's toxic talons may end up leaving its target poisoned.|
The Cobra claw has an Attack bonus of +80 and a Poisoning rate of 1/6th. It can only be wielded by Alena, Maya, and the 9th Chosen One and appears in the remakes only. It can be found in the bonus dungeon, the Fungeon.
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
The Cobra claw has an Attack bonus of +90 and a much higher Poisoning rate of 1/4th, making it an ideal weapon even when alternatives with more attack power are available. It can only be wielded by Debora and several monster companions. It is found in Crocodilopolis and dropped by either a Doom slugger or a Gloom slugger at a rate of 1/32.
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
The Cobra claw has an Attack bonus of +90, Style bonus of +29, and a Poison rate of 1/6th. It can be wielded by Amos, Goober, Healie, Spot, Kingsley, Curie, Shelley and Mercury. They can be found sometimes after fighting Aggrosculptures at a rate of 1/128 and Merkings at 1/4096, and sold for 26,250 gold coins.
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
The Cobra claw has the exact same stats and bonus abilities as in VI, but may only be equipped by Ruff. It can be purchased at the Sea Dragon for 35,000 gold coins.
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
The Cobra claw has an Attack bonus of +75 and inflicts 1.3 times damage against monsters of the Demon family. It only appears in the 3DS version of the game and can be equipped by Morrie. It can be purchased in Tryan Gully for 10,000 gold coins and sold for 5,000 gold coins. The Cobra claw can also be created in the Alchemy Pot and can be upgraded into the King cobra claw by combining it with a Hades' helm. Unfortunately it has no Poisonous properties in this iteration.
Recipe: Fire claw + Devil's tail
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
|Equipable by||Martial Artists, Thieves, omnivocational masters|
|Found||Sold in Stornway (post game)|
|Buy Price||29,000 gold coins|
|Sell Price||14,500 gold coins|
|Flavor text||Large toxic talons, hooked like those of a hellish demon.|
Dragon Quest X
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
|A sinister set of cruel claws that can poison an enemy with a single scratch|
|Stats with forge buffs|
Critical Hit chance +3%
|8% poison chance|
|6,660/3,330 gold coins||Sold in Octagonia & Lonalulu, act 2|
Illustration from the IX guidebook.
- ↑ Nintendo DS and Cell phone Version