Twisted talons

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Twisted talons
Twisted talons xi icon.png
Japanese するどい爪
Romaji Surudoi tsume
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.

Twisted talons are a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. They are a set of wicked sharp claws taken from a dangerous monster that are used as a crafting ingredient.


Dragon Quest X[edit]

Twisted talons are used as a material for crafting weapons and armour or in Alchemy to increase resistance against becoming tied up. It can be purchased from a material shop for 110 gold or dropped by various monsters, including Candy cats, Beakons, Dancing devils, Tap devils, Apeckalypses, Frolickers, Weaken beakons, Claw breakers, Bilebonnets, Snotbonces, and Moosifers.

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

Don't catch yourself on one of these–it'll hurt like heck![1]

Twisted talons can be dropped by Grim gryphons, Pteranodons, War gryphons, Silver sabrecubs, Hyperpyrexions, Terrornodons, Snotbonces, and Bilebonnets, or purchased from the roving emporium in the Champs Sauvage for 950 gold. They can be sold for 237 gold. Twisted talons are used in the following recipes for the Fun-Size Forge:

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Twisted talons are used as a material for improving various accessories or sold for 32 gold. They can be dropped by Crack-billed platypunks, Gryphons, Jailcats, Splatypunks, and Walking corpses.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Twisted talons can be purchased from shops or collected from bone piles on the Cinderback Ridge as well as occasionally being received as a reward for sending a dispatch team to the Redscale Rise area of Cinderback Ridge. It is mainly used for crafting pellets at the Werks or for scouting monsters.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolGarras retorcidasSpanish for "twisted claws".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisSerres torduesFrench for "twisted talons".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschKrumme KlauenGerman for "crooked claws".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoArtigli malvagiItalian for "evil claws".

Related items[edit]


  • In the original Japanese, the twisted talons share a name with the recurring Sharp Claws skill.


  1. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.