Cobra claw

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Cobra claw
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Japanese あくまのツメ
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
Effect Poisons target

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.

Localization history[edit]

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[edit]

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

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[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 dropped 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 that will activate on the dragon slash, double-edged slash, flame slash, frenzy, gust slash, hatchet man, kacrackle slash, lightning slash, mercurial thrust, metal slash, multifists (each hit), multislash, & undead undoer skills. 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 coins.

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 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.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Cobra claw
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Fire claw
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Devil's tail

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

 Cobra claws
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Attack +93
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[edit]

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

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A sinister set of cruel claws that can poison an enemy with a single scratch
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +47/49/51/54
Critical Hit chance +3%
8% poison chance
Price Location
6,660/3,330 gold coins Sold in Octagonia & Lonalulu, act 2
Forging difficulty
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  1. Nintendo DS and Cell phone Version