Best Claws in Elden Ring Ranked – Hookclaws, Bloodhound Claws & More

Here are the best Claws you can use in Elden Ring! Here’s how we would rank all of these close-range weapons.

There are plenty of different weapon types in Elden Ring and Claws are some of the most powerful. Also, they just look really cool!

While many players use one of the best Katanas in Elden Ring for bleed builds, Claws can be even more effective in the right hands. Plus, there are four different ones to choose from!

Even if they are all great weapons, here is how we would rank every set of Claws in Elden Ring from worst to best.

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Best Claws in Elden Ring

4. Raptor Talons

In last place is the Raptor Talons. They look very cool and can do some good damage but they aren’t quite as powerful as the other Claws in Elden Ring.

Although, they are still a solid option and many players who like faster weapons actually prefer them. Plus, of course, they still have the blood loss like every other Claw weapon in Elden Ring too.

Requirements: STR 6, DEX 14

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You can find the Raptor Talons in a chest behind a hidden wall in Sage’s Cave. You’ll need to know how to get to Altus Plateau first though!

3. Venomous Fang

Elden Ring Venomous Fang

Next up is the Venomous Fang. This is the odd one out as it is the only set of Claws in Elden Ring that doesn’t do bleed damage.

However, if you’re going for a poison build in Elden Ring, you can’t get better than the Venomous Fang. This is because it builds up a lot of poison with every hit, making it very easy to poison enemies.

We recommend using this in conjunction with the Poison Spraymist perfume and the Jellyfish Ashes Spirit Summon to increase your poison buildup speed even more.

Requirements: STR 9, DEX 9

You can get the Venomous Fang in the Abandoned Cave where you find the Gold Scarab Talisman in Caelid. It is behind a giant poison flower.

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2. Hookclaws

Elden Ring Hookclaws

In second place on our list of the best Claws in Elden Ring is the Hookclaws. Quick attacks, great blood loss buildup, and good damage make these a very solid weapon for aggressive players.

Your starting weapon ability is Quickstep, but you can take this weapon to the next level by equipping the Raptor of the Mists Ash of War to teleport away from attacks!

Plus, you can increase your damage with the bleed-boosting White Mask. This makes the Hookclaws and any blood loss weapon in Elden Ring way more powerful!

Requirements: STR 8, DEX 14

You can get the Hookclaws in Stormveil Castle. If you take the secret back entrance, you can get the Hookclaws in the wine cellar, on the left of the first indoor staircase.

1. Bloodhound Claws

Elden Ring Bloodhound Claws

Finally, the best Claws in Elden Ring are the Bloodhound Claws. While they are almost identical to the Hookclaws, they come with the insanely powerful Bloodhound’s Step Ash of War which gives them the edge.

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Plus, we think the Bloodhound Claws look a bit cooler so all of you ‘Elden Bling’ lovers will probably want to get these.

We recommend using these Claws alongside the best Vampire build in Elden Ring. If you’re getting so close to enemies, you’ll need to heal as much as you can.

Requirements: STR 10, DEX 15

To get the Bloodhound Claws, you first need to know how to get to Volcano Manor in Elden Ring.

Then, you will need to farm the Bloodhound Knight in the Volcano Manor basement until you get the weapon. If you’re struggling, be sure to get the Silver Scarab Talisman to boost your item discovery.

And those are all of the best Claws you can use in Elden Ring. Good luck slicing through your enemies with these savage weapons!

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