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Overview Edit

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 Edit

Scrapper Edit

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


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Hero claws

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Villain claws

Powers Edit

The following are powers in the Claws powerset.

Claws AssassinClaw Assassin's Claw Edit

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 6 (Stalker)
Effects Melee
Special Damage (Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage Melee Damage

Claws BuildUp Build Up Edit

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 8 (Stalker)
Effects Self +Damage, +Accuracy
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs Enhance ToHit Buff

Claws Taunt Confront Edit

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 12 (Scrapper)
Effects Ranged
Foe Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range Enhance Range

Claws Evicerate Eviscerate Edit

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

Claws Focus Focus Edit

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

Claws Feint Follow Up Edit

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

Claws Placate Placate Edit

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 12 (Stalker)
Effects Ranged
Foe Placate
Self Stealth/Hide
Enhancements TO Training Range Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate

Claws Wave Shockwave Edit

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

Claws Slash Slash Edit

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

Claws SpinningClawsAttack Spin Edit

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

Claws ClawsStrike Strike Edit

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 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker 1 (Stalker)
V archetypeicon brute 1 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Moderate Damage (Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Damage Melee Damage

Claws ClawsSwipe Swipe Edit

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 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker 1 (Stalker)
V archetypeicon brute 1 (Brute)
Effects Melee
MinorDamage (Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Damage Melee Damage

Claws Taunt Taunt Edit

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 12 (Brute)
Effects Ranged(Targeted Area of Effect)
Foe Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Taunt Taunt

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