For the Dark Souls variant, see Claymore.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Claymore (Dark Souls II).

The Claymore is a greatsword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

An unusually large and heavy greatsword normally wielded with two hands.
This highly versatile weapon can be swung broadly or thrusted.
Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attacks to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.



Like in the previous games, the Claymore is a reliable and versatile weapon with great damage output. It's balanced scaling between Strength and Dexterity makes it a great candidate for Refined infusion, and it can be buffed with spells and items. This, coupled with its adaptable moveset and early accessibility, makes the Claymore a promising weapon for any melee build.

The Claymore is also one of the longest Greatswords in the game, giving it a better reach than most swords of its class. This allows certain character builds to perform multiple attacks and roll away with near-impunity, particularly during boss fights. Its Weapon Arts is particularly effective against enemies with weapons no longer than a Spear as it makes full use of the sword's length. As with its previous incarnations, the Claymore remains exceptional at stun-locking enemies with low poise.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Horizontal slashes.
Strong Attack
A solid thrust. Further input yields an extended left-to-right slash.
Weak Attack
Alternating vertical slashes.
Strong Attack
A two-handed thrust. Further input yields a rising sweep.
Jump Attack A vertical chop.
Jump Attack
Same as above, but two-handed.
Running Attack Spins around, performing a circular sweep with the sword.
Running Attack
Same as above, but two-handed.
Rolling Attack Slams sword downward.
Rolling Attack
Two-handed forward stab.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Blocks with sword.
Strong Attack
Swings from left to right.



Reinforced with Titanite.


Weapon Arts Showcase Claymore00:38

Weapon Arts Showcase Claymore

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