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Hardclaw is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series. It strikes an enemy several times with claws.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS[edit]

In the Nintendo 3DS version, Hardclaw can be learned by Morrie by investing 40 skill points into his Claw skill and costs no MP to use. It attacks an enemy three times at half strength for a total of 150% damage.

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

This ability is learned with 58 skill points allocated into Claw skill. Each swipe dealing 75% of a normal blow's power. The skill is claw equivalent to Falcon Slash.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Hardclaw can be learned by Martial Artists, Thieves, Monster Mashers, and Rangers by allocating 58 points into the Claw skill, and deals 130% damage three times to a single enemy for 3 MP. The Master Orb to improve this skill is dropped by Great sabrecats, Bullions, and Ursa minors.

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

Rab and Jade learn the skill for 14 and 18 points respectively, and allows the user to slash a monster for 130%, 120%, and 110% for a total of 360% damage. It costs 10 MP and is also used by Vince Vanquish.

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Hardclaw appeared at the beginning of the game as a skill card exclusive for Martial Artist leaders. It cost 2 MP and inflicts 1 damage to one unit three times.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Hardclaw can be learned by Debora at level 34 and costs 43 MP to use. It inflicts 96% potency physical damage to a single enemy three times. Upgrading the ability increases its damage and reduces the amount of MP it costs to use.

Hardclaw (タイガークロー Taigā kurō)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Attack Physical DQTact Non-elemental.png 43
Range Additional effects
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Deals physical damage (96% potency) to 1 enemy 3 times
Naturally learnt by


Battle Visuals[edit]