Claymore Attack & Guard
Claymore is a Greatsword in Elden Ring. Claymore has Standard Damage Type and come with the skill Lion’s Claw
Elden Ring Claymore Location
The Claymore can be found at Castle Morne: From the main entrance, hug the right wall and go past the burning corpses with Misbegotten surrounding them. This path leads to the entrance to the building in the north. The sword can be found in a chest to the left just as you enter this building.
Elden Ring Claymore Guide
Weapon Skill: Lion’s Claw
This weapon can be infused with Ashes of War. Claymore can be upgraded by using Smithing Stones.
Heavy attacks and 2handed rolling/crouching attacks from this weapon are thrusting pokes, unique to this weapon.
Claymore’s heavy attacks and rolling attack are thrusting attacks.
Elden Ring Claymore vs Bastard Sword
At first glance Claymore and Bastard Sword are almost the same. You can see it’s very clear in the description of these Greatsword.
Both Claymore and Bastard Sword are Greatswords and can be obtained very early in Elden Ring. Claymore generally requires more Dexterity compare to Bastard Sword, and both has the same scaling (Strength D & Dexterity D) Both come with the same base damage as well.
The biggest difference is the weapon skill and the moveset. Claymore has some Thrusting attacks, and Bastard Sword are more about traditional slashing greatsword.
In conclusion, to pick between Elden Ring Bastard Sword and Claymore is more about personal preference. Both greatswords can be used in many popular builds. This is mostly thanks to the low requirements and the easy to obtain of these weapons.
If you are looking for a classic Strength & Dexterity build with a unique moveset, then Claymore can be your option.