Golden claws

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Golden claws
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Japanese おうごんのつめ
Romaji Ōgonnotsume
Old localizations Same
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Frequent battles

The Golden claws are a pair of cursed claws that draw monsters to the wearer en mass.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The weapon has an Attack bonus of +55. It can be found in the basement chamber of the Pyramid, and sold for 11,250 gold coins in the weapon/armour shops. Being a treasure of a long forgotten Pharaoh, the claws are cursed: the party will encounter a battle at every step as soon as they possess it until they sell or discard the gauntlet. In the remakes of III, the claws will only force battles while within the pyramid and its Attack bonus is +50.

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

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Cursed claws that make monsters much more likely to attack
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +60/63/60/72
Critical Hit chance +4%/6%/8%/10%
Draws monsters to the party (3D mode)
Increases encounter rate (2D mode)
Price Location
N/A Baramos' Lair
Forging difficulty
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The Golden claws are given to the party by the Portogus Rex of Portoga as a reward for defeating Baramos after his resurrection. Though the Pharaoh's curse persists, the King likely means well as the claws are the strongest weapons a martial artist can have in his world. When fully idealized in the forge, the claws boast the highest critical hit chance of all weapons and can help Jade attain a 25% chance when paired with the Assassin accessory, the Minerva equipment exclusive to her, and the passive traits she acquires through her character builder. As with all items found from other worlds accessed through the Echo Chamber, the claws are only available in the Definitive Edition version of the game.