Dragon claws

From Old School RuneScape Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Diango's claws.
Dragon claws detail.png

Dragon claws are a pair of metallic claws made from dragon metal, obtained as a rare reward for completing a raid in the Chambers of Xeric. Equipping them requires level 60 Attack.

They are also temporarily obtainable from objects opened with bloodier keys during a game of Last Man Standing.

Dragon claws are notable for their special attack, which can deal a lot of damage in quick succession.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typeStyleExperience
CombatStyles Claw.pngChopSlashAccurateAttack and Hitpoints
SlashSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
LungeStabControlledShared and Hitpoints
BlockSlashDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performing the dragon claws' special attack, Slice and Dice.

These claws feature a special attack, Slice and Dice, which drains 50% of the special attack bar and hits an enemy four times in succession, which is commonly used by PKers as a finisher. The damage calculation rolls against the opponent's slash defence.[1]

There are multiple possible sequences for the special attack.

  • First, a normal attack, which usually deals a high amount of damage, then half of that first hit, rounded down, and then the third and fourth hits are half of the second hit, rounded down. For example, 35–17–8–9.
  • If the first hit misses and the second one hits, the 3rd and 4th hits will each deal half of the damage of the second hit. For example, 0–30–15–16.
  • If the first two attacks hit 0–0, the 3rd and 4th attacks will have a decreased maximum hit. For example, 0–0–22–23.
  • If the claws' first 3 hits are zeros, the last hit (if it is a non-zero) will have a damage boost capable of exceeding you max hit by 25%; e.g.: 0–0–0–46.
  • If all hits miss, there is a 50/50 chance of dealing 0–0–1–1 or 0–0–0–0.
  • Also, if at least 2 hits do not miss, 1 extra damage will be added to the 4th hit, so an expected hit such as 32–16–8–8 would actually be 32–16–8–9.[2]

If the player is on a Slayer task (and using a Slayer helmet or Black mask) wearing maximum strength gear, the highest possible hit sequence is 50–25–12–13, totalling up to 100. Against players, the highest sequence is 44–22–11–12, totalling up to 89. Although dragon dagger can hit higher (up to 104 and 96 respectively), its special attack rolls the two hits independently and it is less accurate, making high hits less consistent. Similarly, while crystal halberd can also hit very high in one special attack against a large monster, its slower attack speed and independent rolls make it perform worse on average.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 July 2019

The attack sound when performing the special attack has been changed from the dragon dagger sound to the unique sound used in RuneScape.

6 June 2019

The left-click option on dragon claws are now "Wield" rather than "Wear".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bitterkoekje. "Combat Formulas." 10 March 2015. Old School RuneScape Forums.
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 19 March 2017. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "According to a comment in the code, it sometimes adds 1 "for variety"."