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Overview[]

Claws is a Melee Primary power set, though it does contain one Ranged attack. Scrappers, in City of Heroes, and Stalkers and Brutes in City of Villains, have access to Claws.

Claws are bones or blades that extend from your hands and cause Lethal damage. The lightweight, natural feel of claws gives this power set a reduced Endurance cost and faster attack rate than other similar melee sets. Like all Stalker primary attack powers, Claw attacks can land a Critical Hit for double damage, if you are properly Hidden or if your target is Slept or Held. Like all scrapper powers, all Claw attacks can sometimes land a critical hit for double damage. For Brutes, the extra base damage generated by Fury can make this a formidable primary power as the quick recharge helps generate fury faster.

Power Tables[]

Scrapper[]

The Claws powerset is available as a primary set for Scrappers, Stalkers and Brutes. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
Claws ClawsSwipe.png Swipe 1 Melee, Minor Damage (Lethal)
Claws ClawsStrike.png Strike 1 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal)
Claws Slash.png Slash 2 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe: -Defence
Claws SpinningClawsAttack.png Spin 6 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal)
Claws AssassinClaw.png Assassin's Claw 6 (Stalker Only) Melee, Special Damage (Lethal)
Claws BuildUp.png Build Up 8 (Stalker Only) Self: +Damage, +Accuracy
Claws Feint.png Follow Up 8 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal), Self: +Damage
Claws Placate.png Placate 12 (Stalker Only) Ranged, Foe Placate, Self Stealth/Hide
Claws Taunt.png Confront 12 (Scrapper Only) Ranged, Foe: Taunt
Claws Taunt.png Taunt 12 (Brute Only) Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe: Taunt
Claws Focus.png Focus 18 Ranged, High Damage (Lethal), Foe: Knockback
Claws Evicerate.png Eviscerate 26 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage (Lethal), +Special
Claws Wave.png Shockwave 32 Melee (Cone), Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe: Knockback


Hero claws

Villain claws

Powers[]

The following are powers in the Claws powerset.

Claws AssassinClaw.png Assassin's Claw[]

A signature Stalker attack. This attack does moderate damage on its own as a frontal attack. However, if it is executed while you are hidden, this attack will do tremendous lethal damage, as you impale your unsuspecting foe. This attack may be interrupted if you move or are attacked while executing this power.

This power is unavailable to Scrappers and Brutes.

Damage Special
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon stalker.png 6 (Stalker)
Effects Melee
Special Damage (Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage

Claws BuildUp.png Build Up[]

Greatly increases the amount of damage you deal for a few seconds, as well as slightly increasing your Accuracy.

This power is unavailable to Scrappers and Brutes.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon stalker.png 8 (Stalker)
Effects Self +Damage, +Accuracy
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff

Claws Taunt.png Confront[]

Challenges a foe to attack you. Useful to pull a villain off an ally who finds himself in over his head. An Accuracy check is required to Taunt enemy players in PvP, but is not needed against critter targets.

This power is unavailable to Stalkers and Brutes.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 12 (Scrapper)
Effects Ranged
Foe Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range

Claws Evicerate.png Eviscerate[]

You spin and slash violently, Eviscerating all foes in a wide arc in front of you. For Scrappers this attack has an exceptionally good critical hit capability, better than other Claw attacks, that can sometimes deal double damage.

For Stalkers, if this attack is executed while hidden, all affected targets have a chance to be hit with a critical hit for extra lethal damage. However, there is also a very small chance you may land a critical hit with Eviscerate even if you are not hidden.

Damage Superior
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 26 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 26 (Stalker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 26 (Brute)
Effects Melee (Cone)
Superior Damage (Lethal)
+Special
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage

Claws Focus.png Focus[]

Projects a burst of Focused power over a short distance. Focus deals high lethal damage and can possibly knock down your foe.

Damage High
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 18 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 18 (Stalker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 18 (Brute)
Effects Ranged
High Damage (Lethal)
Foe Knockback
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Damage.png Ranged Damage

Claws Feint.png Follow Up[]

You perform a feint attack that deals moderate damage. After this attack hits, it gives you a large bonus to Accuracy and Damage for a brief time.

This power is unavailable to Stalkers.

Damage Moderate
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 8 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 8 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Moderate Damage (Lethal)
Self +Damage
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage

Claws Placate.png Placate[]

Allows you to trick a foe to no longer attack you. A successful Placate will also Hide you. This Hide is very brief, and offers no Defense bonus, but it will allow you to deliver a critical hit or an Assassin's Claw. However, if you attack a Placated Foe, he or she will be able to attack you back.

This power is unavailable to Scrappers and Brutes.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon stalker.png 12 (Stalker)
Effects Ranged
Foe Placate
Self Stealth/Hide
Enhancements TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate

Claws Wave.png Shockwave[]

Projects a Shockwave of focused power that can travel a short distance. Shockwave travels in a wide arc in front of you dealing moderate lethal damage and possibly knocking back foes.

For Stalkers, if this power is executed while hidden, all affected targets have a chance to be hit with a critical hit for extra damage.

Damage Moderate
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 32 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 32 (Stalker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 32 (Brute)
Effects Melee (Cone)
Moderate Damage (Lethal)
Foe Knockback
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage

Claws Slash.png Slash[]

You perform a Slash with your claws, dealing a good amount of lethal damage, but with a longer recharge rate than Swipe or Strike. This attack can reduce a target's Defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage Moderate
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 2 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 2 (Stalker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 2 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Moderate Damage (Lethal)
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage

Claws SpinningClawsAttack.png Spin[]

You spin around in a circle, attacking everyone within melee range with a Strike attack.

This power is unavailable to Stalkers.

Damage Moderate
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 6 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 6 (Brute)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect Melee
Moderate Damage (Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage

Claws ClawsStrike.png Strike[]

You perform a Strike with your claws. This is a basic attack that deals a moderate amount of lethal damage.

Damage Moderate
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 1 (Stalker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Moderate Damage (Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage

Claws ClawsSwipe.png Swipe[]

Two quick Swipes with your claws. Does minor lethal damage, but has a quick recharge rate.

Damage Minor
Recharge Very Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 1 (Stalker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Effects Melee
MinorDamage (Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage

Claws Taunt.png Taunt[]

Challenges a foe to attack you. Useful to pull an enemy off an ally who finds himself in over his head.

This power is unavailable to Scrappers and Stalkers.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 12 (Brute)
Effects Ranged(Targeted Area of Effect)
Foe Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Taunt.png Taunt

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