Elden Ring Claymore [Location, Stats & Build]

Claymore is one of the best weapons to start your quality build in Elden Ring as it is found soon after the tutorial.

Elden Ring’s Claymore has always been one of the best Quality Weapons and Greatswords. Not only is it easy to obtain it as soon as you start your playthrough, but infusing the weapon with Ashes Of War makes the Claymore even deadlier in both PVP and PVE.

Key Takeaways
  • Claymore is located in Castle Morne which is present in the Weeping Peninsula region of the game.
  • Claymore’s best build involves utilizing the weapon with a Quality infusion.
    1. Claymore becomes a deadly weapon with the quality infusion once the player put enough points in both dexterity and strength additionally.
    2. Use the Claw Talisman, Starscoruge Heirloom, Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman, and Prosthesis Wearer Heirloom.
    3. Flame, Grant Me Strength is a great incantation for greatsword builds.
    4. Mix the Green Burst and Spiked Cracked Crystal Tears in Wondrous Physick.

Here’s a build summary that revolves around the Claymore in Elden Ring:

Weapon InfusionTalismansWondrous Physick MixSpell
Quality Claymore- Claw Talisman
- Starscourge Heirloom
- Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman
- Prosthesis Wearer Heirloom
- Green Burst Crystal Tear
- Spiked Cracked Crystal Tear
Flame, Grant Me Strength

Location Of Claymore

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Castle Morne Location In Elden Ring (Image Captured by Us)

These are the following steps I took to reach the Claymore location in Elden Ring:

  • Claymore can be obtained as soon as you enter Limgrave. 
  • Make your way to Weeping Peninsula which is located on the South side of Limgrave.
  • Next, go to Castle Morne which is located at the bottom part of the map.
  • Take the elevator at the location shown in the image above and you should arrive at the entrance of Castle Morne.
  • When you enter the castle do not engage in any combat with the enemies around.
  • Circle around the enemies and look for a ladder.
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The Ladder In Castle Morne (Image Captured by eXputer)

When you circle around the enemies, you will come across a ladder shown in the image above. If you get confused about the location of the ladder, then consult the map shown above. Additionally, you can crouch your way here from the entrance avoiding all combat encounters in your way.

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Jumping Down From The Tent (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)

When you climb up the ladder, you will come across a tent right in front of you. Here, you are supposed to jump down in order to reach Claymore.

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Location Of The Chest Containing Claymore (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

After jumping down from the tent, enter the room right in front of you. Immediately after entering, turn to your left and you will come across a chest. Open up the chest and the game will reward you with a Claymore!

  • Obviously, there are multiple ways of approaching this chest containing Claymore, however, my method is the safest approach that avoids any or all combat.

Best Build For Claymore

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Claymore Best Build In Elden Ring (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
Base Stats Attack Guard
Physical 138 65
Magic 0 35
Fire 0 35
Light 0 35
Holy 0 35
Critical/Boost 100 42

Moving on, here’s a quick look at the Scaling and Requirements for the Claymore

Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 16
Dexterity D 13
  • Weapon Infusion: Quality Claymore
  • Talismans: Claw Talisman, Starscourge Heirloom, Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman, and Prosthesis Wearer Heirloom
  • Wondrous Physick Mix: Green Burst Crystal Tear and Spiked Cracked Crystal Tear
  • Spells: Flame, Grant Me Strength

Weapon Infusion

  • Claymore excels with a quality infusion, especially with the Iron Whetblade.
  • Choose the Ash Of War of your preference after obtaining the Iron Whetblade.
  • Quality infusion initially reduces base damage, potentially impacting early-game effectiveness.
  • However, it proves beneficial in the mid and late game for enhanced performance.
  • Once you have enough points in both dexterity and strength, the Claymore will become an absolute menace in both PVP and PVE.

Talismans

  • Claw Talisman enhances jump attacks.
  • Greatsword (Claymore) deals increased physical damage and poise to enemies.
  • Starscourge Heirloom increases strength stat by 5 points, beneficial for quality builds.
  • Prothesis Wearer Heirloom boosts dexterity stat by 5 levels.
  • Lastly, the Dragoncrest Greastshield Talisman greatly increases the physical defense which is extremely useful to beat some powerful endgame bosses like Malenia using a greatsword.

Spells

  • It really depends on the player if they want to use a spell or an incantation for their Claymore build, however, it is not necessary to put points in either intelligence or faith.
  • However, Flame, Grant Me Strength is a really useful incantation for greatsword builds or any build in general, as it boosts the physical damage greatly.

Wondrous Physick Mix

  • Claymore, a greatsword, depletes stamina rapidly with a few attacks.
  • To counter stamina loss, utilize the Green Burst Crystal Tear for enhanced stamina recovery.
  • Boost the power of Claymore charged attacks with the Spiked Cracked Crystal Tear in the Wondrous Physick mix.

Stats To Level Up

  • Priority in leveling up for a quality build with Claymore:
    1. Dexterity and Strength stats first.
    2. Vitality and stamina are secondary priorities.
    3. Level up faith or intelligence only if using spells or incantations.

Summary

Elden Ring is the best RPG that one can experience and it comes with Fromsoftware’s best boss fights, art direction, weapon variety, and music. You can create various builds in the game including becoming a Sorcerer or a straight-up Samurai that uses his bleed weapons to destroy enemies. You can even use spirit summons to help you out in boss encounters and co-op is still present in the game like other Fromsosftware titles.

This concludes our guide on Elden Ring’s Claymore weapon. We have entailed the exact location of the weapon and the method of reaching it with stealth from the entrance of Castle Morne. The best build for Claymore has also been mentioned. We hope that the guide was helpful in learning everything that you need to know about the weapon. Let us know what you think about Elden Ring in the comments below!


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Huzaifa is eXputer's Review Editor, who’s all about RPG games. He’s got several years of experience critically judging games and writing his unbiased thoughts on them. You can also find his content published on sites like Twinfinite & GearNuke. Huzaifa has been gaming for 23+ years, during which he managed to amass 400+ hours on Elden Ring! You can follow his gaming activity on his Xbox and Steam Profiles.

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