Dragon Greatclaw

dragon greatclaw colossal weapon elden ring wiki guide 200px
attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 120
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 78
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 66
Mag 40
Fire 40
Ligt 52
Holy 40
Boost 47
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 30
Dex 14
Colossal Weapon Standard
Endure FP 9
Wgt. 16.0 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Dragon Greatclaw is a Colossal Weapon in Elden Ring. The Dragon Greatclaw scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity and is a good Weapon for going against dragon-like creatures and enemies. In addition to general Physical Damage, what makes this weapon great is that it does Lightning Damage which can be especially effective towards specific enemy types. 

 

Weapon said to have been whittled from the claw of a great, ancient dragon, wielded by grotesque Tree Sentinels who yet serve the Erdtree.

The claw is enwreathed with lightning, and tears through the dragons' feeble descendants with ease.

 

Where to Find Dragon Greatclaw in Elden Ring

The Dragon Greatclaw weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Dragon Greatclaw Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Endure
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • This weapon cannot be enchanted with Magic nor buffed by Consumables
  • Dragon Greatclaw can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • Deals +30% damage against dragon icon 40px Dragon type enemies
  • Deals +15% damage against ancient dragon icon 40px Ancient Dragon type enemies
  • At the minimum 30 str / 14 dex, this weapon has the lowest AR of all equippable colossal weapons, assuming Heavy affinity on weapons which can equip Ashes of War.
    • At 80 str, it still has the lowest AR, due to its poor Strength scaling.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 500

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Dragon Greatclaw

 

Dragon Greatclaw Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones

This upgrade cannot be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Dragon Greatclaw Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 120 - - 78 - 75 D D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 47 23
Standard +1 137 - - 89 - 82 D D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 47 23
Standard +2 154 - - 100 - 90 D D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 47 23
Standard +3 172 - - 111 - 97 D D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 48 23
Standard +4 189 - - 123 - 105 D D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 48 23
Standard +5 207 - - 134 - 112 C D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 49 23
Standard +6 224 - - 145 - 120 C D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 49 23
Standard +7 241 - - 157 - 127 C D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 50 23
Standard +8 259 - - 168 - 135 C D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 50 23
Standard +9 276 - - 179 - 142 C D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 51 23
Standard +10 294 - - 191 - 150 C D - - - - 66 40 40 52 40 51 23

 

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      It's not a BAD weapon, it just doesn't feel like a UNIQUE weapon. It needed just a little more. A unique Endure, like the Dragon Halberd's spin slash, would have been a perfect, low-budget addition. Keep the Endure animation, but add an instant, "SHAZAM!"-style lightning strike that deals damage in a small AOE around you and leaves you with the red lightning body buff.

      Make it a Roar, too, if you take yours with extra nuts.

      • Anonymous

        Dude, lvl 176, Str 50, Dex 50. Axe Talisman and Claw Talisman. This weapon Deals Damage 1H 869, 2H 912. Definitely Recommend for Quality builds.

        • Anonymous

          It's a good weapon. I put 80 points in strength and 80 in dexterity. With that, I duel wield Giant Crushers and duel wield the Dragon Greatclaws. The Dragon Greatclaws do more damage (even with Thunderbolt ash on Crushers) than the Crushers and use less stamina. The only reason when I switch between the two is when I deal with dragons (30% more dmg against dragon type enemies) or I'll want the crushers to smash enemies shields and break their stance (bosses and knights). It does have a crappy AoW but the red lightning does its own damage without needing anything. They are a good colossal weapon...you just need to keep up with Dexterity for it to benefit you.

          • Anonymous

            imagine
            A. at least B strength scaling
            B. if it had a unique ash of war where you run forward a short distance, dragging it on the ground behind you. then transition into a upwards swing with a red lightning effect. maybe the lightning even sticks around on the weapon as a buff for like 45 seconds or something, idk. this weapon could have been something, instead you are literally better off using a giant tree branch

            • Anonymous

              What the ****. It's literally another firelink coiled sword issue. The weapon art or ash **** is even worse. What the actual **** are you smoking fromsoftware. This game sucks

              • Anonymous

                Only gave it endure because of it thematically being similar to Havel's Dragon Tooth from DS1-DS3. There are a million other better attacks that the Tree Sentinels uses that they could have pasted onto this instead. Such a waste.

                • Anonymous

                  For anyone wondering why the AR is so low compared to other colossals, that's because this is actually a quality/DEX weapon despite what the scaling tells you. Just get to 30 STR and pump the rest into DEX to maximize damage. The reason for this phenomenon is that lightning damage in this game scales with DEX.

                  • Anonymous

                    Pros: Light for a Colossal weapon, relatively low stat requirements, +30% dmg bonus on normal Dragon-type enemies and +15% on Ancient Dragons, hits with Lightning as well as Physical damage.

                    Cons: Literally. Everything. Else.

                    If you never upgrade any weapons AND never up your stats beyond the minimum to wield this thing, the damage boost against dragons might be nice. But other than that, it's hopelessly nerfed; the base damage and scaling are so piss-poor that upgrading weapons or yourself will cause it to get quickly outclassed by almost anything else, even against dragons.

                    Unless FromSoftware un-nerfs it in a future patch, don't waste your time, runes, or Somber Stones.

                    • Anonymous

                      For the life of me i cannot understand why this weapon is the way it is. The gate to the middle of the game is draconic tree sentinel, and when he uses this, it is a red lightning spewing, spine smashing machine. Yet for some reason when it drops to it becomes a wet noodle with endure locked in. Bad scaling, bad ability. Save your stones tarnished.

                      • It looked so much cooler when the malformed sentinel one-shotted me with it at the top of the steps. Best save your stones fellow tarnished, and put those foolish ambitions to rest.

                        • Anonymous

                          I have no clue how this one slipped through the cracks. One of the worst weapons for PVP or PVE. It's light for a colossal weapon, but that's where the list of pros ends. Cons include needing a full on quality build to even get respectable damage, abysmal split damage, the poor colossal weapon moveset, and possibly the worst ash of war on any unalterable weapon. I'm hoping there's a patch that puts a more suitable unique ash of war on this thing that mimics the lift and slam of the draconic tree sentinel who uses it and also buffs it with lightning for a respectable period of time like 60 seconds. The long buff wouldn't be too much to ask considering the base damage is so low.

                          Only reason I can think to use this is if you're cosplaying the son of a draconic tree sentinel in the capital who wants to fight alongside his dad.

                          • Anonymous

                            I love the fact that you cannot even enchant this thing with red lightning or something. And it's supposed to be an endgame weapon. Looks like a big f*ck you to me.

                            • Anonymous

                              This needs a unique Ash of War, one that should imbue the weapon with red lightning & slam the weapon repeatedly similar to how the Sentinels themselves attack, while then leaving the red lightning effect for 45 seconds which adds say, 75-100 bonus lightning damage ontop of the base damage.

                              • Anonymous

                                This could have been such a cool quality weapon concept, with phys being influenced mostly by strength and lightning influenced with dex like the veteran's prosthesis, unfortunately it has very little going for it, even at 60/60 it's fairly weak compared to the other large quality weapons like the wheel and bloodhound fang. Doesn't even shine against dragons since they're innately pretty tough against lightning and its horseback moveset is sluggish as with all colossals

                                • Anonymous

                                  It was so cool when the Tree Sentinel used it, hurling thunderstorms everwhere...

                                  Now when it's mine, the ash of war is 'Endure'. What the hell. The Sentinel doesn't even use that. This makes no sense of gameplay wise and lore wise.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The ash is ok but the damage is what makes this unusable. It will literally lose trades to straight swords all while getting cut down for being slow. PVE is even worse since bosses don’t flinch and bonus dmg to dragons is still less dmg than other options. Also, it does standard damage not strike like I assumed. The most efficient way to use this is raw because I can tell you 54 str was wasted stats when I tried it. Most efficient way to use this is on spell caster, primarily for fashion, but the ash can be used to poise cast spells while also intimidating people and using r1s to roll catch/hyper armor. Dragon cult spells obviously, since they hit really hard and consistently even with only 40 fth. Honed bolt still chains casts with thunder strike in 1.05

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Most disappointing AOW ever. Even a red lightning version of the Lightning Slash would be better than that unchangeable vanilla ass AOW

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Was going to use it because I thought it was like the Dragonslayer Greataxe from DS3 biggest disappointment ever man :(

                                        • Anonymous

                                          It’s not viable as a main weapon in pvp. 14 dex 54 str two handed, maxed out and doing 310 damage on an r1 bad. You will literally lose trades even with Endure on. It’s moveset is pretty bad too so even if it got the literal double damage buff it needed, it would be viable but still bad. Against tanky players it did 300-400 dmg on r1s and 500-600 dmg to mages or if it was raining. Rain noticeably increased damage. R2s were in the 450-800 dmg range, prolly due to over coming resistances. Literally needs to do double damage to be viable in pvp.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Absolutely needs a buff. Even if the damage and scaling aren’t improved, have the decency to slap a cool unique ash of war on it. Maybe like a version of Determination/RKR that adds 60-80% of your AR as lightning damage to your next attack and a shockwave. You know, like the goddamn boss that uses it has.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Possibly the most dissapointing Elden Ring weapon. Would be cooler if you could switch out the Ash of War or buff w/ red lightning

                                              • Anonymous

                                                If they gave it the same weapon art as dragon slayer greataxe from dark souls 3 it would be so much better.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  What an absolute let down.

                                                  Boss has cool attacks. We get his stuff. Aaaaand it's just boring old generic WA's.

                                                  The WA for this weapon should have been a red lightning slam that buffed the weapon with red lightning with a follow up attack that's the bosses beeg slam that throws out a wave of red lightning.

                                                  With the shield getting either the red lightning bolt or red lightning storm attack the boss uses.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Imagine if fromsoft could just copy/paste the weapon art that the dragonslayer's greataxe had and then made the lightning red. Would literally be perfect, even the draconic sentinels themselves have the same red lightning slam attack.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      At least let me use Vyke's Lighting on it or SOMETHING, FromSoft. Garbage scaling, garbage AoW, garbage split damage numbers and you can't even give us the saving grace of the ability to buff it? Who pissed in the dev's cornflakes the morning this weapon was made?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        man i could even accept a generic skill on this as long as it wasn’t endure? such a bad skill thst takes like 2 seconds to use and only lasts for 1, meaning you’re better off just blocking at that point.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          man i could even accept a generic skill on this as long as it wasn’t endure? such a bad skill thst takes like 2 seconds to use and only lasts for 1, meaning you’re better off just blocking at that point.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Remember: Lighting is a Dex thingy now (with the exception of Lighting Incantions), don't be afraid to try this on a Quality Build.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Guys, a pattern I've noticed is most dragon type weapons are strong against other dragons. Is this considered one of those where it does an extra 20% against dragons? I notice the wiki doesn't details this even though other Dragon Themed weapons do so. Maybe its this weapons special perk for colossal types?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Feels like a such a missed opportunity:( with some cool red lightning ash and better stats would have been my main weapon.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The shield is actually good. The weapon is not really helpful and even for lightning damage I would rather use dragon halberd with it's weapon skill.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Imagine being engaged so bad at souls games that you don't understand what dual weilding the bad boys does

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Imagine being engaged so bad at souls games that you don't understand what dual weilding the bad boys does

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        despite it saying it does standard damage in game it does strike damage on the r1s atleast, it does 7 times the damage that a lightning infused duelist greataxe does against crystallians despite having 100 less ar. it has both less physical and lightning damage.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          people seriously underestimate Endure, because most people haven't even tried it in PVP. If you are in a duel with someone, use endure when the opponent is about to hit you, you gaine hyperarmor and +50% damage absorbtion, you win every single trade with endure in a 1v1 scenario.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            This is my favorite weapon in the game. So underrated. Endure is perfect for this you just have to learn use it. People have to understand that dmg is not most important

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              the fact that both draconic tree sentinel weapons have no unique ashes of war is pathetic, at least normal tree sentinel shield is unique but this guys **** is just plain in need of reworks

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Desperately needs some buffs, at the very least a non-garbage weapon skill. Why can't we get the same lightning buff as the Draconic Tree Sentinel?

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  No faith scaling yet has lightning split damage as well as being locked into a really basic and boring weapon art despite the boss having a wide variety of cool looking ancient dragon lighting attacks. Big contender for most disappointing weapon in the game

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    C Scaling in Strength at +10. No custom Skill even though we see a million different attacks that boss it drops from does that they could have pasted onto this. This weapon needs a rework.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Ooof, one the weirdest weapons: despite of its scaling its a pure quality weapon that does 913 while two handed split damage on 60/60 quality build, mind you there is no stat in the game that raises lighting defense and that thing will take advantage of that, but the skill it has is mainly defensive while it is as short as a great club...
                                                                                      I have a mixed feeling on this....

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        this might be the worst weapon in the game. what were they thinking, just give us the version of the draconic sentinels

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          this might be the worst weapon in the game. what were they thinking, just give us the version of the draconic sentinels

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            They couldn't even put a unique weapon art on this thing? It does nothing cool like the enemies who use it. wasted_potential.jpeg

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Unique Colossal Weapon with
                                                                                              LIGHTNING DAMAGE
                                                                                              Effective Against:
                                                                                              Heavily Armored Enemies, Draconic/Serpentine Creatures

                                                                                              Ineffective Against:

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                One of those "what were they thinking" weapons. Why would lightning based weapons scale with dexterity of all stats. Why would anyone going for a dex build choose a SLOW AS HELL heavy weapon. Why would a dex build invest in strength to use this thing. To top it off, it doesn't even have a unique skill. Looks cool and that's about it, there's no real use for this thing unfortunately.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Lower overall base AR out of all colossals, absolutely massive poise damage, guard drain and stagger to compensate.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    This weapon is just terrible lmao, one of the worst in the game

                                                                                                    Pretty intense stat requirements for a weapon that has the lowest AR out of all colossal weapons. (assuming you're a STR build) If they had added actual faith scaling on to this thing it might work, but a C scaling at +10 simply isn't worth it on this thing.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I have this weapon and it's seem there is little scaling in my lighting damage although the weapon has no scaling with faith. Anyone know why?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        I know you're all disappointed with this weapon. I'm really disappointed too as a str/fth build but hear me out.

                                                                                                        You can use this if you have minimal dex and faith with strength let's say around 40 only.

                                                                                                        The reason is that buffing with electrify armament in this case will give very low electric buff (even lower than the electric base of the weapon) and may not be easy to keep buffing or have no faith stat at all so you're better off with this weapon.

                                                                                                        Other than that I don't see why someone would use it.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Baffles me why they didn’t put at least an electric ash of water on this. Instead it’s basic and unchangable.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Has anyone tried killing a bunch of smaller dragons with this thing? Maybe it'll grow into something better? The flavor does say it's supposed to be good for that.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              'oh nice a cool looking colossal weapon with lightning'
                                                                                                              'thank you'
                                                                                                              'does it have faith scaling?'
                                                                                                              'nope'
                                                                                                              '...does it have base dex requirement?'
                                                                                                              'also no sorry'
                                                                                                              '...'
                                                                                                              'we have this cool looking colossal hammer from a space insect'
                                                                                                              'nice, what type?'
                                                                                                              'magic damage with int scaling'
                                                                                                              '...'
                                                                                                              'but we lowered the dex on it'

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Fromsoft after making the heaviest ****ing weapons with 30+ str requirement only have c scaling in str and almost the same in dex

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  why are all the lategame weapons C str scaling lol
                                                                                                                  if they gave this faith scaling or at least gave it A str to compensate for mixed damage that'd be nice

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    This and the accompanying shield are the biggest disappointments of the game so far to me. Why didn't they either give them a cool unique Ash of War (like the lightning the boss uses!) or let us put one on them. Bleh.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      I get that the weapon art kind sucks but bro...I jump R2'd Malenia straight through phase 1 just now and she didn't get a hit off. Just...stagger city.

                                                                                                                      She wrecked my slow and sloppy ass in phase 2 but it STUNS.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        The only hammer in any size category to inherently do lightning damage and the scaling is this low? The golden halberd does more damage.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Pros:
                                                                                                                          split damage

                                                                                                                          Cons:
                                                                                                                          somber stones
                                                                                                                          can't change skill
                                                                                                                          split damage
                                                                                                                          default skill is terrible
                                                                                                                          uses somber stones
                                                                                                                          terrible scaling

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Endure is only good on small armaments in this game. And having a weapon like this have no Ash of War option is retarded. This weapon has been hyped up since Novemeber 2021, and this is the endresult. Garbage.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Garbage weapon, big dissapoinment... this and the greatshield should have the red lightning AoW but From decided to give them the most generic abilities... disgusting

                                                                                                                              • kinda sucks this thing doesnt have a unique skill on it, something like what we see him use, even the fact that you cant change it and cant even buff it with teh spell we pretty much see teh enemy use just kinda ruins it for me

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Suuuuuuch a massive bummer that this weapon can't have the art of war changed on it. The default art of war is trash. Otherwise this thing would be awesome.

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