Iron claw

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Iron claw
Iron claws IX artwork.png
Japanese てつのつめ
Romaji Tetsu no tsume
Old localizations Same
Found in Dragon Quest III onwards
Effect None

The iron claw is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise, being one of the most commonly appearing set of talons. It is a low-to-mid-grade weapon and is often one of the first weapons that martial artists can use exclusively, upgrading them from fighting barehanded or relying on simple clubs.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The iron claw has an attack bonus of +25 and can only be equipped by Martial Artists. It can be purchased at Khoryv for 870 gold.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The iron claw has an attack bonus of +38 and can only be wielded by Alena and Psaro. It can be bought for 1,500 gold in Endor and sold for 1,125 gold.

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

The iron claw has an attack bonus of +30. It can only be wielded by Debora, Saber, and the Jailcat. It can be purchased for 550 gold.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The iron claw can be bought for 700 gold in Amor, Port Haven, Wellshire, Somnia, and Scrimsley and sold for 525 gold. it has an attack bonus of +21 and a style bonus of +15. Carver, Amos, and Goowain can equip it. Silencing rams, Lesser demons, Jumping jackals and Grrrgoyles can drop them.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The iron claw has an attack bonus of +21 and a style bonus of +15. It can only be equipped by Ruff. It can be bought for 920 gold at Pilgrim's Perdition and sold for 460 gold. One can be found in the Automaton Stronghold in the present. Iron claws can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino near Pilgrim's Rest.

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

The iron claw has an attack bonus of +55. It can only be equipped by Morrie and he joins the party with it equipped. It only appears in the 3DS version of the game. The iron claw can be upgraded into the fire claw in the Alchemy Pot by combining it with a flametang boomerang.

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

 Iron claws
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack +17
Equipable by Martial artists, Thieves, Omnivocational masters
Found Sold in Stornway, Coffinwell
Buy Price 620
Sell Price 310
Flavor text Metal menaces worn by many warriors.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

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Razor-tipped iron talons that can tear into enemies twice per turn as a result of being worn in pairs
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +15/17/19/21
Critical Hit chance +2%
Dropped by Mermaniacs & Hades condors at 1128
Price Location
N/A - 700 Jade's starting gear
Forging difficulty
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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Iron claws can be bought for 1,150 gold on Domus Isle and Celeste Isle and can be sold for 575 gold. They have an attack bonus of +19. Its in game description is "Tough Iron claws."

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]