Cobra claw

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Cobra claw
Cobra claw modern art.png
Japanese あくまのツメ
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
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
Effect Poisons target

The cobra claw is a recurring 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.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

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 Psaro and appears in the remakes only. It can be found in the bonus dungeon.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

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 by either a Doom slugger or a Gloom slugger at a rate of 1/32.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

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 and sold for 5,000 gold. 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[edit]

 Cobra claws
Attack +93
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Found Sold in Stornway (post game)
Equipable by Martial artists, Thieves, omnivocational masters
Buy Price 29,000
Sell Price 14,500
Flavor text Large toxic talons, hooked like those of a hellish demon.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

 Cobra claws
(forge buffs)
(+49, +51, +54)
Critical hit rate +3%
Rarity ★★★★☆
Found Sold in Octagonia, Lonalulu
Equipable by Jade, Rab
Buy Price 6,660
Sell Price 3,330
Flavor text A sinister set of cruel claws that can poison an enemy with a single scratch
Notes 8% poison chance.


This claw's toxic talons may end up leaving its target poisoned.[1]



  1. Nintendo DS and Cell phone Version