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Bronze claws.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze clawsIron claws.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron clawsSteel claws.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel clawsBlack claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black clawWhite claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of White clawMithril claws.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril clawsAdamant claws.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant clawsRune claws.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune clawsDragon claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon clawSuperior dragon claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior dragon clawChaotic claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic clawRipper claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ripper claw
Slot Main hand (has off-hand variants)
Style Slash
Fastest (2.4s)

Claws are free-to-play melee weapons. Their stats are identical to scimitars of similar level. Most types of claws can be created using the Smithing skill (apart from the black claw, the white claw, the ripper claw and the dragon claw). Claws up to adamant can be bought from Martin Thwait in the Rogues' Den by players with 50 Thieving. Players can receive black claws as a uncommon drop from giant rock crabs. Dragon and ripper claws are dropped exclusively by tormented and ripper demons respectively.

Claws have an Attack requirement to wield them, commensurate with their tier. In addition to Attack, white claws also require level 10 Prayer and completion of the Wanted! quest, and chaotic claws require level 80 Dungeoneering.

Types of claws[edit | edit source]

Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
Bronze claws.pngBronze claws1Slash48150---------1,898
Bronze off hand claws.pngBronze off hand claws1---Slash24150------534
Iron claws.pngIron claws10Slash96202---------3,548
Iron off hand claws.pngIron off hand claws10---Slash48202------1,087
Steel claws.pngSteel claws20Slash192316---------3,989
Steel off hand claws.pngSteel off hand claws20---Slash96316------3,736
Black claw.pngBlack claw25Slash240381---------4,644
Off-hand black claw.pngOff-hand black claw25---Slash120381------2,413
White claw.pngWhite claw25Slash240381---------3,608
Off-hand white claw.pngOff-hand white claw25---Slash120381------3,182
Mithril claws.pngMithril claws30Slash288454---------8,455
Mithril off hand claws.pngMithril off hand claws30---Slash144454------6,226
Adamant claws.pngAdamant claws40Slash384628---------15,657
Adamant off hand claws.pngAdamant off hand claws40---Slash192628------8,841
Rune claws.pngRune claws50Slash480850---------16,861
Rune off hand claws.pngRune off hand claws50---Slash240850------20,556
Dragon claw.pngDragon claw60Slash5761132---------124,694
Off-hand dragon claw.pngOff-hand dragon claw60---Slash2881132------133,256
Superior dragon claw.pngSuperior dragon claw70Slash6721486---------Dragon claw + Wilderness hilt
Superior off-hand dragon claw.pngSuperior off-hand dragon claw70---Slash3361486------Off-hand dragon claw + Wilderness hilt
Chaotic claw.pngChaotic claw80Slash7681924---------Dragon claw + 5 chaotic spikes
Off-hand chaotic claw.pngOff-hand chaotic claw80---Slash3841924------Off-hand dragon claw + 5 chaotic spikes
Ripper claw.pngRipper claw85Slash8162178---------785,281
Off-hand ripper claw.pngOff-hand ripper claw85---Slash4082178------776,026

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 9 August 2011 (Update):
    • Metal claw defend anims no longer bend a player's hands backwards.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When attempting to wield claws while also wielding a crab claw in your glove slot, you will get a message saying "You need to remove your claw first." You can still wield claws while wielding a pirate's hook or the crabclaw hook.
  • Unlike other weapons, claws used to have the option to "wear" instead of "wield". This was unique, as only equippable non-weapon items have this option.
  • Claws used to exist in pairs, as a single item. They were separated into individual main hand and off-hand claws with the Evolution of Combat update. Before this, they were among the fastest two-handed weapons in the game.
  • Death Plateau was once a requirement to smith claws. This was removed with Troll Warzone update on 31 January 2012.
  • Claws were originally members-only weapons. This was changed with the update on 21 August 2017.
  • After an unknown update, having a set of claws in the inventory allows both claws to be equipped simultaneously when one is equipped.
Predecessor Title Successor
Dragon two-handed sword Fastest two handed weapon in RuneScape (together with Saradomin Sword and Zamorakian Spear) Incumbent