claymore

Claymore

icon wp physicalAttack
138 physical defense shield icon 50
icon magicbonus
-
magic defense shield icon
35
icon firebonus
-
fire defense shield icon
30
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 30
icon darkbonus
-
dark defense shield icon
35
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 35
icon weight 9.0
icon durabilitiy
75
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
16 13 - -
D D - -
weapon type icon Greatsword damage type icon Standard/Thrust
skill icon Stance icon fp cost - (17/20)

Claymore is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



An unusually large and heavy greatsword normally wielded with two hands.

This highly versatile weapon can be swung broadly or thrusted.

Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attacks to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.



Notes and Tips:

  • Can be Infused and Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • All Greatswords have a motion value of 195 on backstab, 245 on riposte, and 60 + 220 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a Greatsword does not change with Hornet Ring.

 

  • The Claymore has a range of 33.5575xl on the 1h R1 and 36.4122xl on the 2h R1.
    • sp, or Shield Pokes, are a unit of measurable distance to determine the range of a weapon. Certain actions create different distances from a wall, allowing one to test the range of certain attacks. While this testing isn't 100% accurate, it is a very good indicator of the ranges of each attack.
  • The Claymore has Thrusting R2s when 2h.

 

  • Greatswords are a weapon class that utilizes Hyper Armor on the 2h R1, R2, Rolling R1, Rolling R2, Running R1, and Jumping Attack. Hyper Armor prevents you from being staggered during its active frames.
    • Note that this information is all measured in frames per second (FPS).
    • Less FPS means a faster action. If you play on console at 30 FPS, the displayed values will be halved.
    • It is also important to note that while this is not the frame data for attack speed and recovery, those values are fairly similar to the ones listed.
 Attack Type  Attack Startup  Poise Startup  Poise End Recovery
 First R1  32 22 64 2
 First R2 (Thrust) 44 24  77  0
Charged R2 30 8 60 6
 Rolling R1 (Thrust) 36 12 44 24
 Rolling R2  46 32  80 0
 Running R1 36  20 56 18
 Jumping Attack 60  30 70 38
 Weapon Skill R1 34  22  65  2
 Weapon Skill R2  52  0  82 38

 

  • Poise is a modifier to how effective Hyper Armor can be at preventing stagger.
    • Poise health is another component of Hyper Armor. Most standard attacks reset your poise health to 80%, most weapon arts reset it to 100%, and waiting around 30 seconds without getting hit will also reset to 100%. What this means is that there are two different poise breakpoints that you need to keep in mind; there is an "infinite trade" breakpoint and a "trade once with reset" breakpoint, both of which are displayed in the poise calculator. As I mentioned above, most weapon arts reset your poise health to full, but not all.
  • The poise required for Greatswords to avoid being staggered by certain attacks is as follows:

 

7.26: infinite trades vs small weapons 2h R1

13.89: infinite trades vs small weapons 2h WDR1

14.58: single trade vs Halberd 2h R1

31.67: infinite trades vs Halberd 2h R1

37.58: single trade vs GS 2h R1

39.72: infinite trades vs all small weapons WA

42.04: single trade vs GS 2h WDR1 (single trade vs small weapons 2h R1 with 2h running and rolling attacks)

47.65: single trade vs UGS 2h R1

50.07: infinite trades vs GS 2h R1

 

Location/Where to Find

  • Found on the plateau where the fire breathing Dragon rests (near the first Bonfire) in High Wall of Lothric. It's in the far left corner if you look from the stairs.
  • Dropped by Irithyllian Slave - Soldier, Claymore [IotBV] 1.50%




 

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Claymore Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
heavy icon
sharp icon
refined icon
raw icon
crystal icon
simple icon
fire icon
chaos icon
lightning icon
blessed icon
deep icon
dark icon
blood icon
poison icon
hollow infusion icon

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular +10 276 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +10 255 - - - - A - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +10 255 - - - - E A - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +10 248 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Raw +10 374 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +10 121 166 - - - D D A - - - - 47.5 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +10 128 147 - - - C D A - - - - 47.5 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2
Fire +10 211 - 211 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 36.0 28.5 33.2
Chaos +10 128 - 166 - - C D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 33 28.5 28.5
Lightning +10 121 - - 166 - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 33 33.2
Blessed +10 166 - - - - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Deep +10 211 - - - 211 - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 42
Dark +10 128 - - - 166 C D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.5
Blood +10 213 - - - - C D - - - - 38 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +10 213 - - - - C D - - 38 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +10
luck ?   icon item discovery ?
262 - - - - C D - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ? souls, 12 titanite shards, 12 large titanite shards, 12 titanite chunks and 1 titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular 138 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +1 137 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +2 150 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +3 179* - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +4 193* - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +5 207 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +6 220 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +7 234 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +8 248 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +9 262 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +10 276 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35

 * Adjusted to 1.04

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Heavy 135 - - - - C - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +1 147 - - - - C - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +2 159 - - - - B - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +3 171 - - - - B - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +4 183 - - - - B - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +5 195 - - - - B - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +6 207 - - - - B - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +7 219 - - - - A - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +8 231 - - - - A - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +9 243 - - - - A - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Heavy +10 255 - - - - A - - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Sharp 131 - - - - E C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +1 143 - - - - E C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +2 155 - - - - E C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +3 168 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +4 180 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +5 193 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +6 205 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +7 218 - - - - E A - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +8 230 - - - - E A - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +9 242 - - - - E A - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Sharp +10 255 - - - - E A - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Refined 124 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +1 136 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +2 149 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +3 161 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +4 173 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +5 186 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +6 198 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +7 211 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +8 223 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +9 235 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Refined +10 248 - - - - C C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Raw 165 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +1

195

- - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +2 212 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +3 229 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +4 245 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +5 262 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +6 278 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +7 295 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +8 311 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +9 328 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +10 345 - - - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Crystal 96 96 - - - E E C - - - - 47.5 35 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +1 98 103 - - - D E C - - - - 47.5 35.3 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +2 101 110 - - - D D B - - - - 47.5 35.7 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +3 103 117 - - - D D B - - - - 47.5 36 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +4 106 124 - - - D D B - - - - 47.5 36.4 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +5 108 131 - - - D D B - - - - 47.5 36.8 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +6 111 138 - - - D D A - - - - 47.5 37.1 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +7 113 145 - - - D D A - - - - 47.5 37.5 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +8 116 152 - - - D D A - - - - 47.5 37.8 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +9 119 159 - - - D D A - 0 0 0 47.5 38.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +10 121 166 - - - D D A - 0 0 0 47.5 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Simple 96 96 - - - D D D - - - - 47.5 - 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +1 99 101 - - - D D D - - - - 47.5 - 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +2 102 106 - - - D D C - - - - 47.5 - 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +3 105 111 - - - D D C - - - - 47.5 - 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +4 108 116 - - - D D B - - - - 47.5 - 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +5 112 121 - - - D D B - - - - 47.5 36.7 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +6 115 126 - - - D D A - - - - 47.5 - 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +7 118 131 - - - D D A - - - - 47.5 - 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +8 121 136 - - - C D A - - - - 47.5 - 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +9 124 142 - - - C D A - - - - 47.5 - 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +10 128 147 - - - C D A - - - - 47.5 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Fire 107 - 107 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 33 28.5 33.2
Fire +1 112 - 112 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 33.3 28.5 33.2
Fire +2 120 - 120 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 33.6 28.5 33.2
Fire +3 129 - 129 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 33.9 28.5 33.2
Fire +4 153 - 153 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 34.2 28.5 33.2
Fire +5 163 - 163 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 34.5 28.5 33.2
Fire +6 172  -  172 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 34.8 28.5 33.2
Fire +7 182 - 182 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 35.1 28.5 33.2
Fire +8 192 - 192 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 35.4 28.5 33.2
Fire +9 201 - 201 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 35.7 28.5 33.2
Fire +10 211 - 211 - - - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 36 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Chaos 102 - 102 - - E E D D - - - 47.5 33.2

-

28.5 33.2
Chaos +1 104 - 108 - - E E C C - - - 47.5 33.2 - 28.5 33.2
Chaos +2 107 - 115 - - D E C C - - - 47.5 33.2 - 28.5 33.2
Chaos +3 110 - 121 - - D D C C - - - 47.5 33.2 - 28.5 33.2
Chaos +4 112 - 128 - - D D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 - 28.5 33.2
Chaos +5 115 - 134 - - D D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 31.5 28.5 33.2
Chaos +6 117 - 140 - - D D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 - 28.5 33.2
Chaos +7 120 - 147 - - D D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 - 28.5 33.2
Chaos +8 122 - 153 - - D D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 - 28.5 33.2
Chaos +9 125 - 160 - - C D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 - 28.5 33.2
Chaos +10 128 - 166 - - C D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 33 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Lightning 96 - - 96 - E E - C - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 30.0 33.2
Lightning +1 98 - - 103 - D D - C - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 30.3 33.2
Lightning +2 101 - - 110 - D D - B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 30.6 33.2
Lightning +3 103 - - 117 - D D - B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 30.9 33.2
Lightning +4 106 - - 124 - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 31.2 33.2
Lightning +5 108 - - 131 - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 31.5 33.2
Lightning +6 111 - - 138 - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 31.8 33.2
Lightning +7 113 - - 145 - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 32.1 33.2
Lightning +8 116 - - 152 - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 32.4 33.2
Lightning +9 119 - - 159 - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 32.7 33.2
Lightning +10 121 - - 166 - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 33.0 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Blessed 102 - - - - D D - C - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +1 108 - - - - D D - B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +2 115 - - - - D D - B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +3 121 - - - - D D - B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +4 128 - - - - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +5 134 - - - - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +6 140 - - - - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +7 147 - - - - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +8 153 - - - - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +9 160 - - - - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +10 166 - - - - D D - A - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Deep 115 - - - 115 - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.5
Deep +1 124 - - - 124 - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.9
Deep +2 134 - - - 134 - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 39.2
Deep +3 144 - - - 144 - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 39.5
Deep +4 153 - - - 153 - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 39.9
Deep +5 163 - - - 163 - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 39.5
Deep +6 172 - - - 172 - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 40.6
Deep +7 182 - - - 182 - - - - - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 40.9
Deep +8 192 - - - 192 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +9 201 - - - 201 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +10 211 - - - 211 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Dark 102 - - - 102 E E D D - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 -
Dark +1 104 - - - 108 E E C C - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 -
Dark +2 107 - - - 115 D E C C - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 -
Dark +3 110 - - - 121 D D C C - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 -
Dark +4 112 - - - 128 D D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 -
Dark +5 115 - - - 134 D D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 36.7
Dark +6 117 - - - 140 D D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 -
Dark +7 120 - - - 147 D D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 37.5
Dark +8 122 - - - 153 D D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 -
Dark +9 125 - - - 160 C D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 -
Dark +10 128 - - - 166 C D B B - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Blood 124 - - - - D D - - - - 33 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +1 133 - - - - D D - - - - 33 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +2 142 - - - - D D - - - - 33 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +3 151 - - - - D D - - - - 35 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +4 160 - - - - D D - - - - 35 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +5 169 - - - - C D - - - - 36 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +6 178 - - - - C D - - - - 36 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +7 186 - - - - C D - - - - 36 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +8 195 - - - - C D - - - - 37 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +9 204 - - - - C D - - - - 37 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +10 213 - - - - C D - - - - 38 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Poison 124 - - - - D D - - 33 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +1 133 - - - - D D - - 33 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +2 142 - - - - D D - - 33 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +3 151 - - - - D D - - 35 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +4 160 - - - - D D - - 35 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +5 169 - - - - C D - - 36 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +6 178 - - - - C D - - 36 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +7 186 - - - - C D - - 36 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +8 195 - - - - C D - - 37 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +9 204 - - - - C D - - 37 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +10 213 - - - - C D - - 38 - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
luck icon item discovery
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Hollow 131 - - - - D D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +1 144 - - - - D D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +2 157 - - - - D D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +3 170 - - - - D D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +4 183 - - - - D D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +5 196 - - - - C D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +6 209 - - - - C D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +7 201 - - - - C D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +8 - - - - - C D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +9 - - - - - C D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +10 - - - - - C D - -     - - - 47.5 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2

 

 


Table Key

 

Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison

 Weight

icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      Two types of claymore mains:
      -I play hyper passive, and switch to murky/arbalest when I'm losing
      -I'm scarily aggressive and I'll make you think you're fighting ChasetheBro

      • Anonymous

        i like that this is in such a similar spot as in DS1. as soon as I saw the dragon I knew where to find my claymore

        • Anonymous

          Huh... I completely slept on this weapon. I got it but I think I heard somewhere it wasn't very good and now I'm reading these comments and it seems I definitely need use it the next time I make a new character.

          • Anonymous

            Weapon art R2 followed by a normal R2 makes a combo of two deadly thrust attacks. The first one can tank through a two handed R1 dragonslayer great axe (just tested it in the arena). That's a knife.

            • Anonymous

              Something is off, i am doing a 99 faith build, infused claymore with raw gem and now it has 374 + 149
              Does it have any innate faith scaling?

              • Anonymous

                A sword that will truly carry you through the game with any build. Just infuse it accordingly to your stats and you will absolutely ****.

                • Anonymous

                  Top tier weapon, but I've just fought 7 different guys in a row wearing millwood armor, lapp helmet and claymore with dark damage in duel arena - thats how unoriginal this is. Its an rpg god damnit - role play. Make your own build and fashion instead of another copy of a copy.

                  • Anonymous

                    The only problem with this weapon is you have to lvl up DEX atleast once if you are a knight class… I hope he does not find out..

                    • Anonymous

                      Yes, yes, it's ok, but nowhere as good as the best weapon in the souls series the PKCS. This is...... for....... scrubs.... I...I.... I can't do this anymore. Help.

                      • Anonymous

                        Ended up 4 shotting Pontiff with a riposte and 3 charged heavy attack with a Crystal claymore. Had 30 in INT and 22 in Strength. 100% the easiest Pontiff fight I've ever had.

                        • Anonymous

                          Raw claymore is a perfect substite weapon when you need some damage before you get your build's main weapon

                          • Anonymous

                            ****ing disgusting. Cannot believe people still use this
                            Anyone with half a brain should quickly switch to the best damn weapon in this game, The glorious Flamberge!

                            What? Did you expect me to promote the shitty PKCS?

                            • Anonymous

                              ****ing disgusting. Cannot believe people still use this
                              Anyone with half a brain should quickly switch to the best damn weapon in this game, The glorious Flamberge!

                              What? Did you expect me to promote the shitty PKCS?

                              • Anonymous

                                Pretty mediocre late game, as there are better options for Heavy Weapons for most builds (Greatsword is better for Strength, Astora is better for Quality or Dex, Bastard Sword is easier for casters to pick up) but it's a fun early-game weapon. Lets you bully the Lothric Knights by easily breaking their poise. and one-shot almost everything else on the High Wall of Lothric.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Glaymore + a small shield and heavy armor. See it so often and it reminds me of just about every Dark Souls Streamer ever

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This is…a beautiful weapon, there is something so simple, yet so complexly beautiful about it.

                                    It is able to be encompassed on ANY build possible, STR? Go ahead, QUALITY? Perfect choice, INT or FAITH? This is your bae hell, even LCK.

                                    Weather you buff it with Resins or infuse with precious Gems, this weapon will never let you down. The move set and Weapon Art is excellent for its class and it has just enough poise to keep you alive in Lothric.

                                    Alongside The Moonlight Greatsword and the Broadsword, this is a staple in the Dark Souls series.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      i still can't be asked to pick this up from lothric high wall i am a stupid casul its now time i go and get the holy weapon and kill those stupid PKCS users

                                      • Anonymous

                                        >be me
                                        >use black knight sword
                                        >use perseverance to trade into this thing with 44 poise
                                        >somehow get staggered out of R1 by claymore R1
                                        >F***ing why?
                                        i can trade into UGS heavies but claymore R1? shame on me for even trying.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          With the claymore, you play more. With the claymore, you slay more.

                                          I expect this bad boy to show up in Elden Ring.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            update: everytime you use the perserverence weapon art, claymore users just run away until the buff wears off :( i guess the only way to fight a claymore is with another claymore

                                            • Anonymous

                                              people be abusing this thing’s phantom range in pvp, and it’s pretty annoying tbh. yeah, spacing is a legit skill but i see a lot of people soley relying on exploiting phantom range. ez tip: switch to a mace or any perserverance WA, it’ll maks fighting a good claymore player a lot less frustrating.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Only dumb fat Casuls would use such a trash weapon!
                                                PKCS is so much better!
                                                Real Pros and skilled players only ever use PKCS, the best weapon gaming history!

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Used the claymore in ds1 and ds3
                                                  Absolutely wrecked mobs and bosses with minimal reinforcements
                                                  10/10 will use again in elden ring

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    The Claymore more like the LAMEmore LOL! Imagine using this garbage when you can use the PKCS instead. This weapon is so laughably slow. You can't even reaction roll catch with it LOL! If you think this can compete with the PKCS then fight me with it. I'll easily out space and whiff punish all your super slow attacks then point you down after EASILY killing you for thinking there is any other weapon in the game worth using when the PKCS exists.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Instead of the firelink greatsword, it should be the claymore lodged in the bonfire since it's such a staple and amazing sword

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        My lawd haters just gotta hate it seems! I've read through comments on A LOT of weapons here on this site and every one has "great for casuals", "try hard", "meta", "noob weapon", etc. Seems like every weapon comes with a little sprinkling of salt! Claymore is as basic, no thrills, if you're decent at the game you will make it weapon in the game. No special tricks required just timing and don't get greedy. Now weapons like the PKCS or straight swords deserve some salt because it's just a matter of endurance and taking potassium so that your R1 finger doesn't cramp out to win.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Something tells me hitting a counter hit on someone with this things R2 or WA R2 with leo ring on will really hurt... red tearstone and morion aswell to add spice... think I just got myself a build idea here.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            very good sword I killed 5 twinks with it all of them around SL 20-30 , all of my niggas had around 1100 HP as an invader and did like 200 dmg with some shitty axe so ye it felt kinda good killing some twinks

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              To the people who say this weapon is op, I say get good. A noob doesn't know how to use this weapon, the true beauty in it is the spacing. But yes, a lkss or pkcs is better, but the claymore isn't op, it's fun.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Can never go wrong the Claymore, no matter the game. Better damage, stagger, and hyperarmor than a regular sword, but not so agonizingly slow and stamina hungry as an ultra greatsword. Ahh, old reliable, you never let me down.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The most balanced weapon in the saga, far from being the best, far from being the worst, the moveset is versatile and works well with a lot of builds c:

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    pros:

                                                                    1. good moveset with sweeping r1s and thurst r2s

                                                                    2. good damage output, heavy infusion 66/13 is 554 AR, refined 40/40 is 524 AR, sharp 16/60 is 513 AR, best physical infusion for stats expended is heavy

                                                                    3. can be buffed and infused and works well with all elemental infusions, stat requirments and also average to low for a GS

                                                                    4. long weapon so easier to do spacing and roll catch

                                                                    cons:

                                                                    none

                                                                    Other: A versatile weapon with good moveset and good damage. I cant find a flaw for this weapon except the general flaws of it s class. Good for area pve, due to moveset and poise damage, decent option for bosses as well. One of the Best GS for pvp being versatile, having low stat requirments and average stam consumtion per swing. There is not much to say about this GS, it is a jack of all trades and a damn good one. It does not have the highest damage of GS, but it s very close, not the best moveset of GS, but it s very close and so on....It feels just too normal, powerfull but nothing unique.

                                                                    Still a very good choice due to it s efficiency and a strong contender for the best GS in the game!

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      If this thing didn't have a rolling poke, it would be my all time favorite. Bastard sword was my fav for early game, then I realized I missed this.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        ok weapon but I ****ing despise it , how is this 40 cm piece of **** able to outpoise my ****ing 2M LONG GIGANTIC HALBERD and do a 100 more dmg?????????????????????????? as the member of the halberd gang I'd like to say **** this weapon

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          You guys just choose to live in denial and it shows. I mean what other way should it be expressed than PKCS IS THE BEST WEAPON IN THE GAME. This weapon is so overused and abused that I would hate to be the weapon itself.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The perfect transition weapon when going from a one-handed playstyle to two-handed. It retains a lot of the quirks that basic weapons like the Longsword has (wide swing, a stabbing R2, a decent speed) while beginning to access the quirks of Greatsword class weapons (staggers enemies, poise starts to matter), making the switch elegant and simple.

                                                                            Just watch the stamina usage. You need at least 20 endurance to be able to swing a few times and still have enough to dodge, and that's if you're using none of your stamina for anything else. If you're a newcomer still relying on a shield for blocking in PvE, this means you have to limit your swings to still be able to shrug off a boss' blow until you either learn to dodge or gather more stamina to play with.

                                                                            It's only downside may be that it's somewhat unremarkable. It can roll catch, but perhaps only if you're close enough. Its hair slower speed makes weapon buffs a touch less strong. Its weapon art is one of the generic ones, and though comes with juicy poise, can be somewhat easy to see coming. It also lacks a way to chase runners, as it doesn't have the reach of Halberds or the quick swipe that Rapiers have on their respective dash attacks. Still, for 95% of content, it's hard to find anything better - no wonder it's used in all three DS games.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Probably the most versatile and consistent greatsword in the series. No matter what your stats are there's probably a Claymore infusion that can work for you.

                                                                              Definitely the Chad's weapon of choice.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Classic. Versatile. Good in any DarkSouls that you play.

                                                                                Never understood the hate that this weapon got. It is popular and for good reason too, might I add.

                                                                                If you're a pro or a noob, you can never go wrong with the Claymore.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Having played all of the souls games, I can easily say this one is my favorite. It has stood the test of time, and a loyal friend on each and every playthrough.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I recently got this weapon, what do you think I should slap on this thing? I'm trying out a quality build but I'm planning on using pyromancies too, so Refined or Chaos?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      to people who say claymore is trash and only noobs use it: i am in ng+3 and my heavy +10 claymore has stayed viable and consistently powerful the entire game, not a single weapon has out damaged it and it only grows more powerful as i git more gud. stop acting like a child and let people use what weapons they want, its a damn video game

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Half of the comments: NOoOoOo YoU CaN't uSe GrEaTswOrDs CaSuLL!
                                                                                        Other half: Hee hee hee big sword go clank

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I've played dark souls 1 and 2 and claymore is my favourite weapon. recently, i bought dark souls 3 and i saw that the weapon infusion in this game is quite different where it has heavy, sharp and what not... so, i just wanna ask, if i want to make a quality build, should i infuse it with refined gem or leave it as +10? thank you in advance...

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            i would recommend you throwing this thing on the trash and switching into a Flamberge, because i mean, Flamberge is THE greatsword that is better at everything (damage, scaling, weapon art, range, etc) compared to ***more, so i don't get why people use this sh*t other than using it until they get to undead settlement and farm the Flamberge... i will guess they had bad luck farming it from the Hollow Slave Midgets and just gave up and stayed with the ***more, but here's my tip: use the gold serpent ring and some rusted coins that you can buy from the old b*tch at firelink shrine, and gg ez, you'll get it in half an hour or less of farming. and don't you forget to throw the weak ***more in the trash can, you're welcome haha

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              guys i would recommend you throwing this sword on the trash and switching to a Flamberge, i mean, Flamberge is THE greatsword which is better at everything compared to ***more, so i don't get why people still use this, maybe they just had bad luck when trying to get the Flamberge from the hollow slave? well, then i recommend you using Gold Serpent Ring and some Rusted Coins that you can buy from the old b*tch at the shrine haha! and don't you forget, again, to throw your claymore on the trash can, goodbye

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Second worst sword in the entire series next to bastard sword. The good thing is, many noobs can access this***** early and make it their main... :] Noobs owning time.

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