Beast Claw


Imprints (Normal)


Imprints (Uncanny)


Imprints (Lost)

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The Beast Claw is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne it's associated with The Blood Beast Covenant.


Beast Claw Description

"Beastly weapon wielded by Irreverent Izzy.
Crafted by chiseling the long bones of an undead darkbeast and fastening them to the weapon. The bones are still alive, and when unleashed, grant its wielder a spurt of beastly power.
As flesh is flayed and blood is sprayed, the beast within awakens, and in time, the wielder of this weapon surges with both strength and feverish reverie."


Beast Claw Mode Information

  • The regular form is a simple claw weapon that is used like an extended fist.
  • The transformed mode morphs the Hunter's arms into a werewolf form.
  • If you have the Beast's Embrace rune equipped, this weapon will gain additional attacks and change how the Hunter fights.
    • For more information, check the Beast's Embrace rune page on the new effects it has on the Beast Claw.





  • Ailing Loran Chalice: Layer 2 treasure room. Room is on the right when exiting the elevator from first layer boss fight, before the second layers lantern.
  • Can be bought from messengers for 34000 echoes after acquisition.
  • Can be bought from messengers after co-operation with player who has them. This only occurs in Hunter's dream before fight with Gehrman or Moon Presence. It is not needed to complete any Chalice Dungeons. It is unknown if this is glitch or intentional. Was patched by 1.07 or 1.08.

Uncanny Beast Claw Mode

Lost Beast Claw Mode

  • Lower Loran Root Chalice (Cursed/Fetid/Rotten)
  • Glyph: xeqqu3t7 (Layer 1, At the end of first side area on the right from Chamber of the Seal) (There's also a Blood Rock on layer 2)



Player Notes

  • The regular form of this weapon acts like a simple claw weapon.
    • It's useful for quick attacks against an opponent when you aren't quite ready for the transformed claw's Beasthood mode.
      • However, keep in mind this weapon has a slightly faster attack speed when transformed.
      • Learn when to strike the opponent and unleash the full fury of the Beast Claw while utilizing the increased damage dealt from Beasthood.
    • Remember that you can also use a Firearm in this mode.
    • Your ability to Rally is slightly higher in regular form compared to the transformed mode.
  • When transformed, the true power of the Beast Claw is unleashed.
    • The attacks in this stance will create a perpetual Beast Blood Pellet effect.
      • If you use an actual Beast Blood Pellet, it will not change anything in regards to the Beasthood generated by this weapon.
      • In fact, it resets the Beasthood meter when the pill's effect wears off, which can potentially be harmful if you depended on the increased damage inflicted on opponents.
    • Transforming back into the regular form will not reset the Beasthood meter.
      • Switching to a different weapon will not reset the meter as well.
      • Due to this fact, you can use the transformed claws to build up the Beasthood meter, then switch to a different weapon and enjoy its effects while it lasts.
  • The fast attacks of this weapon make it ideal for poison blood gems.
  • It can be buffed with Fire Paper, Bolt Paper and the Empty Phantasm Shell.
    • You can also modify its damage type with blood gems.
    • However, because non-physical damage isn't affected by Beasthood, while still incurring the defense penalty, high arcane builds aren't very effective with this weapon.
  • When facing mobs of enemies, use your superior attack speed to effectively hit and run.
    • The Beast Claw does have some multi-attacks, but in general it's not a weapon suited for fighting mobs.
    • Keep in mind it can kill enemies very quickly if you have high Beasthood.






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Movesets & Videos

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Regular Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo physical_atk.jpg1.00x
Beast Embrace: 1.00x, 1.00x, 1.00x, 1.10x
15 Low stamina per attack means this combo can be strung together for a long time. Also, while R1 combos generally have the player move forward while attacking, the rapid strikes of this weapon allow for faster and further travel, meaning the combo naturally pursues opponents. The combo alternates between attacks from right to left and left to right. The first is right to left in a downward diagonal, then mirrored from left to right, then right to left mostly horizontal around waist level, and then mirrored from left to right again, another right to left near mid level but with a more noticeable upward drift, followed by a downward diagonal from left to right. The combo then repeats starting with the first waist high horizontal slash from right to left. Be warned that the low weight of the weapon makes it difficult to stagger enemies.
Quickstep R1 physical_atk.jpg0.98x 25 All four directions result in a fast punch forward with the claw. The front step is the only attack which doesn't hop forward, and the punch is delivered faster compared to the other directions.
Backstep R1 physical_atk.jpg0.98x
Beast Embrace: .95x
25 A nearly perfect horizontal slash across the body from right to left following a quick hop forward.
Rolling R1 physical_atk.jpg0.94x 25 After the roll completes, the weapon is thrust forward in a punching motion.
Dash R1 physical_atk.jpg1.00x 20 (+run) The dash is completed with a swipe from right to left at mid level. The attack drifts upward slightly.
R2 Attack physical_atk.jpg1.28x
Beast Embrace: 1.20x
35 A deliberate windup behind the hunter's back is then turned into a strong swipe from right to left across the body.
Charged physical_atk.jpg1.83x
Beast Embrace: 1.40x
50 The charge extends the windup from the R2 and then delivers an uppercut.
Backstep R2 physical_atk.jpg1.23X
Beast Embrace: 1.25x
35 A quick hop forward and the weapon is brought slightly overhead and then across the body from right shoulder to the side of the left foot in a haymaker.
Dash R2 physical_atk.jpg1.28x 40 (+run) The claw is thrust forward in a punching motion at the end of the dash.
Leap physical_atk.jpg1.53x
Beast Embrace: 1.30x
50 The claw is raised while the hunter is in the air. As the character lands, the claw is punched into the ground.
Transform Attack N/A N/A No transformation attack in this mode.
Transformed Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo physical_atk.jpg0.98x
Beast Embrace: 1.00x, 1.00x, 1.00x, 1.05x, 1.10x
14 ~ 20 Please see the combo information from the regular moveset. The combo is the same here, with the exception of all attacks that move from left to right are done with the left hand claw, instead of the right hand alternating.
Quickstep R1 physical_atk.jpg1.08x 25  
Backstep R1 physical_atk.jpg0.93x
Beast Embrace: .95x+60
25 After a hop forward, the left hand claw is swept from left to right in a mostly horizontal swing.
Rolling R1 physical_atk.jpg0.88x 25 The hunter rises from the roll and delivers an uppercut with the right hand claw.
Dash physical_atk.jpg0.93x
Beast Embrace: 1.05x+60
20 (+run) The hunter swings the right claw from right to left at chest height while exiting the dash.
R2 Attack physical_atk.jpg1.38x
Beast Embrace: 1.20x, 1.30x, 1.40x
50 The left hand claw is brought back, raised overhead and brought down and across the body.
Charged physical_atk.jpg1.93x 70 The left hand claw is brought further back before being raised. As the charge is about to complete, the hand stretches its fingers. The attack is slammed into the ground.
Backstep R2 physical_atk.jpg1.18x
Beast Embrace: 1.20x
50 Both claws are brought outside the body and swept across to the front with a scissoring attack.
Dash R2 physical_atk.jpg1.13x
Beast Embrace: 1.25x+60
40 (+run) The right claw is swung upward in an uppercut much like the rolling R1.
L2 physical_atk.jpg1.23x 40 Like the backstep R2, both claws are brought out and then swept in. This animation is slightly different, making more of an "X" in front of the hunter. A second press of L2 will raise both claws overhead and then down and out behind the player. A third attack is possible where the claws are once again raised up and overhead (with a larger gap between the two hands than the previous attack). The claws are slammed into the ground rather than out and then behind the hunter.
Leap physical_atk.jpg1.43x
Beast Embrace: 1.40x+60
50 As the player lands, the claws start overhead then sweep down and out like the second L2 attack.
Transform Attack physical_atk.jpg1.28x
Beast Embrace: 1.25x
25 (+x) There is one attack animation. After completing the prior action, the claws are raised overhead similar to the second L2 attack. As the claws are brought down and out, the left hand claw dissipates and is accompanied by a small shriek as it does.




  • When this weapon is equipped, your gloves will be replaced by two bone gauntlets. This can allow for the lost art of rapid glove changing if you switch your weapons really fast.
  • You can charge the beasthood meter on the first windows (Gilbert) of Central Yharnam
  • In the past, there was a rare glitch that allowed a player to obtain this weapon without finding it in the Chalice Dungeons.
    • It has since been patched, although it isn't quite known when it was successfully patched.
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  1. Tested in PvP with naked characters at BL 120 with maxed weapon
  2. Tested in PvP with naked characters at BL 120 with maxed weapon

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    • Anonymous

      18 May 2021 16:10  

      Convert it to fire, pump arc to 30 min and enjoy the Beast Blood Pellet effect. Easy for the melting of beast bosses!

      • Anonymous

        05 Mar 2021 01:10  

        Easily my favorite weapon in the game, but it's a shame it takes so long to get. Doesn't help that the Beast's Embrace rune, which definitely enhances the look and feel of the Beast Claws, is really difficult to get before endgame (unless you feel like facing Lawrence with midgame stats and a +6 weapon). More of a NG+ weapon, which can be a bit of a letdown. Usually I keep a backup save available with online storage so I can start fresh with this guy on NG+ any time I want. Still, for anyone who hasn't tried the Beast Claws yet, you're missing out. I can't overstate how fun this thing is to use.

        • Anonymous

          31 Jan 2021 20:06  

          Certainly not the best or most op weapon out there, but with the Beast's Embrace it's hella fun and fighting some bosses, like Ludwig and OoK, feels so satisfying - just two beasts tearing into each other. And last but not least, have as much stamina as possible.

          • Anonymous

            06 Dec 2020 15:23  

            So how good of an idea is it to make a quality build with max beasthood meter , where i can build up beasthood with this while doing good damage, then swap to a LHB to get massive damage output that can last minutes

            • Anonymous

              24 Aug 2020 01:02  

              I just can't chose the build for these claws. Someone says that this weapon perform better with a quality build, other says pure STR build. Any suggestions?

              • Anonymous

                06 Jul 2020 11:09  

                Too bad I’m required to go through those stupid Chalice Dungeons just to grab this! Y’know, if From wasn’t such a douche at times, they could make this weapon easily accessible AFTER fighting Laurence; after all, this weapon IS associated with the Blood Beast Covenant! This game can go full retard at times; I love it, don’t get me wrong, but THIS is where I often draw the line.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Jun 2020 04:53  

                  attacking the window at the central yharnam with these fills the beast bar, so you can max it out and go on a rampage throughout all of yharnam while maintaining it at full ;)

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Jun 2020 10:47  

                    I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but beast's embrace jump or leap attack can give you a backstab/back visceral if you land a hit with it from behind

                    • Anonymous

                      23 Apr 2020 14:26  

                      Welcome to the infinate + 70% damage weapon, Destroyer of slow bosses, no joke this weapon is basically summed up as: do damage to do more damge and make sure you never get hit once lest you die (Just run it with low vit with high end, str and skill)

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Apr 2020 16:27  

                        Unlock the root chalice from the watcher's boss in pthumeru chalice, the one you get from blood starved. Then search for chalice glyph: fearrfan There is an uncanny beast claw in a coffin in the first bonus area you find, take note this dungeon is depth 5 difficulty. It WILL be a suicide run. Might take you a couple tries. You can get a lot of weapons like this early on. Google "Save edited chalice dungeons".

                        • Anonymous

                          29 Mar 2020 00:51  

                          >When this weapon is equipped, your gloves will be replaced by two bone gauntlets. This can allow for the lost art of rapid glove changing if you switch your weapons really fast. ngl i snorted

                          • Anonymous

                            23 Mar 2020 14:53  

                            Best Pve weapon, expecially strong against bosses with multiple hitboxes (like the one reborn). Decent in Pvp...

                            • Anonymous

                              03 Mar 2020 08:40  

                              The most under-rated weapon in the whole game. A good player will annihilate anything with these. Plus, they're buffable.

                              • Anonymous

                                18 Jan 2020 09:51  

                                With beasts embrace rune, the unique jump attack actually staggers an enemy as If a charged strong attack was used, letting a visceral attack be used. Since theres no normal charged strong attack with the transformed weapon with the rune equipped this is pretty useful

                                • Anonymous

                                  10 Dec 2019 08:34  

                                  So little help for people wanting to do a build with this weapon. Do a quality build and rock the Ludwigs until you get the actual Beast Claws, and start on the Military Veteran origin, at 40 vit/30 end/ and 50 str/skill, it doesnt put you at 150 if your doing a coop build, so you can also have 23 arcane so you can use the phantasm shell cause lets face it, you dont wanna parry, you just wanna rip stuff apart.+ its pretty much an infinite buff so why not.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    27 May 2019 03:00  

                                    When did they change it to only being attainable from a chalice dungeon? I just started replaying this and I'm positive that on my first playthrough...granted it was like the year or year after it came out....I got it as a drop from a hunter npc enemy wielding this weapon in the Yahar'gul unseen village.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      22 May 2019 07:34  

                                      Gotta try and tear apart laurence with this. That boss use to one shot players, so dont ever mind about beasthood s drawback. Just eat him alive.

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