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Claymore

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Requirements & Bonus
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Weapon Type Large Sword
Buffable Yes
Damage Type Normal

Claymore is Large Sword Weapon  in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake. Large Swords are usually held with both hands and are capable of inflicting a huge amount of damage towards hostile characters but are slow, making the player vulnerable to fast enemy attacks.

 

This very large sword, similar to a straight sword, is a versatile weapon, but its weight means it usually requeres the use of both hands.

The smashing overhead attack greatly depletes a target's stamina, and easily breaks their guard.

 

Claymore Location: Where to Find Claymore

 

 

Claymore Notes and Tips

  • +3 - Quality, Crushing, Dragon
  • +6 - Moon, Blessed
  • +8 - Morion Blade



Claymore Moveset

Attack Type Effect
One-handed R1 Horizontal cuts
One-handed R2 Vertical chop
Two-handed R1 Horizontal cuts
Two-handed R2 Vertical chop
Running/Backstep attack Charging chop
Rolling attack Low sweeping attack
Push Quick push
One-handed L1 Block
One-handed L2 Horizontal cut

 

 

 

Claymore Upgrade Table

Comparison

Standard

Quality

Crushing

Dragon

Moon

Blessed

Demon Soul

This table shows a comparison of maximum upgrade paths. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Total Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Claymore +10 210 0 0 C D - - 74 40 18 1 Sharpstone / Hardstone 
Quality-Claymore +5 184 0 0 C C - - 34 - 12 1 Claymore +3 and-Clearstone
Crushing Claymore +5 158 0 0 S - - - 34 - 12 1 Claymore +3 and Greystone
Dragon Claymore +5 198 0 198 - - - - 34 - 12 1 Claymore +3 and Dragonstone
Moon Claymore +5 158 176 0 E E C - 34 - 12 1 Claymore +6 and Moonstone
Blessed Claymore +5 156 149 0 E E - A 34 - 12 1 Claymore +6 and-Faintstone
Morion Blade 210 0 0 - - - - - - - - Claymore +8
Storm Demon's Soul

Standard Upgrades

Upgraded using Sharpstone / Hardstone it increases the weapons default scaling.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Intelligence Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Claymore +0 105 0 0 D E - - - - - - -
Claymore +1 116 0 0 D E - - 4 - - - -
Claymore +2 126 0 0 D E - - 6 - - - -
Claymore +3 137 0 0 D E - - 8 - - - -
Claymore +4 147 0 0 D E - - 8 2 - - -
Claymore +5 158 0 0 D E - - 8 4 - - -
Claymore +6 168 0 0 D E - - 8 6 - - -
Claymore +7 179 0 0 C D - - 8 6 2 - -
Claymore +8 189 0 0 C D - - 8 6 4 - -
Claymore +9 200 0 0 C D - - 8 6 6 - -
Claymore +10 210 0 0 C D - - 8 6 6 1 -

Quality Upgrades

Moderate damage bonus from Strength and Dexterity. Requires Claymore +3 and Clearstone.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Quality Claymore +1 121 0 0 D D - - 4 - - - -
Quality Claymore +2 137 0 0 D D - - 6 - - - -
Quality Claymore +3 152 0 0 C C - - 8 - 2 - -
Quality Claymore +4 168 0 0 C C - - 8 - 4 - -
Quality-Claymore +5 184 0 0 C C - - 8 - 6 1 -

Crushing Upgrades

Damage bonus is heavily modified by Strength. Dexterity modifiers removed. Requires-Claymore +3 and Greystone.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Crushing Claymore +1 116 0 0 C - - - 4 - - - -
Crushing Claymore +2 126 0 0 C - - - 6 - - - -
Crushing Claymore +3 137 0 0 B - - - 8 - 2 - -
Crushing Claymore +4 147 0 0 B - - - 8 - 4 - -
Crushing Claymore +5 158 0 0 S - - - 8 - 6 1 -

Sharp Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Sharp Claymore +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp Claymore +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp Claymore +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp Claymore +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp Claymore +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Dragon Upgrades

Fire damage added. All Stat Bonuses removed. Requires Claymore +3 and Dragonstone.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Dragon Claymore +1 119 0 119 - - - - 4 - - - -
Dragon Claymore +2 138 0 138 - - - - 6 - - - -
Dragon Claymore +3 157 0 157 - - - - 8 - 2 - -
Dragon Claymore +4 175 0 175 - - - - 8 - 4 - -
Dragon Claymore +5 198 0 198 - - - - 8 - 6 1 -

Tearing Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Tearing Claymore +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tearing Claymore +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tearing Claymore +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tearing Claymore +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tearing Claymore +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Mercury Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Mercury Claymore +1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mercury Claymore +2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mercury Claymore +3 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mercury Claymore +4 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mercury Claymore +5 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fatal Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Fatal Claymore +1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fatal Claymore +2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fatal Claymore +3 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fatal Claymore +4 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fatal Claymore +5 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Moon Upgrades

Magic damage added; primarily modified by Magic stat. Requires Claymore +6 and Moonstone.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Moon Claymore +1 82 122 0 E E C - 4 - - - -
Moon Claymore +2 101 133 0 E E C - 6 - - - -
Moon Claymore +3 120 147 0 E E C - 8 - 2 - -
Moon Claymore +4 139 161 0 E E C - 8 - 4 - -
Moon Claymore +5 158 176 0 E E C - 8 - 6 1 -

Crescent Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Crescent Claymore +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crescent Claymore +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crescent Claymore +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crescent Claymore +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crescent Claymore +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Blessed Upgrades

Magic damage added; primarily modified by Faith stat. Minor HP regen. Requires Claymore +6 and Faintstone.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Blessed Claymore +1 87 106 0 E E - B 4 - - - -
Blessed Claymore +2 104 117 0 E E - B 6 - - - -
Blessed Claymore +3 121 127 0 E E - B 8 - 2 - -
Blessed Claymore +4 137 138 0 E E - B 8 - 4 - -
Blessed Claymore +5 156 149 0 E E - A 8 - 6 1 -

Sticky Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Sticky Claymore +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sticky Claymore +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sticky Claymore +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sticky Claymore +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sticky Claymore +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Dark Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Dark Claymore +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dark Claymore +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dark Claymore +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dark Claymore +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dark Claymore +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Demon Souls

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Morion Blade 210 0 0 - - - - - - - - Claymore +8
Storm Demon's Soul

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      From reading up on the upgrade paths, I would assume it would be a lot less frustrating to just upgrade to +10 instead of going for crushing or quality?

      • Anonymous

        I prefer the movest of this claymore over the other claymores in the other games, it's relatively fast, more elegant and realistic and I enjoy the swings a lot more, makes it look like the character is using an actual sword and doesn't just smash the sword against the ground

        • Anonymous

          What is the drop rate of the claymore from the blue eye knight in the tunnel on the floor level of the Boletaria starting area? I’ve been farming for hours and can’t get any drops other than some Full Moon Grass. I don’t want to spend the 6K when I can get it as a drop, but damn... Item Discovery on my character is 67

          • Anonymous

            Here's some Trivia:
            The Claymore, the Winged Spear and the Knight's Sword all have the Boletarian Sun emblazed on them, meaning all three are Boletarian Knight weapons.
            The Claymore has the furthest reach of all the Greatswords. (Citation Needed, use the three crossbowmen just before the Tower Knight Stone for confirmation)

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