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Cat's Claws in Final Fantasy IX.

These knuckles sport short, but sharp, claws.

The Cat Claws (猫の爪? or ネコのつめ, Neko no Tsume?), also known as Cat Claw, Cat's Claws and CatCraw, are a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It is a weapon for Ninjas and Monks, and is usually a knuckle or claw, though it has also been a dagger. It has been a powerful and a weak weapon depending on the game, but is generally a highly accurate weapon despite its power.


Final Fantasy[]

A weapon with razor-sharp blades.


The Cat Claws can be used by the Black Wizard, Red Wizard, Ninja, and Knight classes. It is bought in Gaia for 65,000 gil, and has 22 Attack and 35 Accuracy.

Final Fantasy II[]

A three-bladed weapon fashioned into a glove.


The Cat Claws is the strongest knife, with the highest Accuracy as well. It provides 86 Attack, 80% Accuracy, and 2% Evasion, and can be found in a chest after defeating the Blue Dragon in the Jade Passage.

Final Fantasy III[]

The Cat Claws is a low-powered claw for Onion Knights, Ninjas, and Monks. It is found in the Amur sewers and increases Agility by 3 and 42 Attack.

Final Fantasy IV[]

Claw that sometimes puts the enemy to sleep.


The Cat Claws is a claw for Yang and Edge that provides 49 Accuracy, the highest Accuracy of all claws, as well as the ability to inflict Sleep and granting +3 Strength and Agility. It can be found in the Tower of Babil, and dropped from Cait Sith, Coeurl, and Coeurl Regina enemies. In the non-DS versions, one more can be found in the Sylph Cave.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[]

Cat Claws are the strongest clawaccuracy of 49 with a 30% chance of inflicting Sleep upon hit. The claws can be equipped by Yang, Monk A, Monk B, and Edge. It can only be dropped by Cait Sith found in the Upper Section of the Tower of Babil while playing as Edge.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

The Cat Claws is a high ranked weapon for Yang, Edge, and Ursula. It provides 40% Accuracy, +5 Strength and +5 Speed, as well as the ability to put enemies to Sleep when attacking with it. It can be found in Yang's Challenge Dungeon or dropped from Cait Sith and Coeurl.

Final Fantasy IX[]

The Cat's Claws is a knuckle for Amarant, and is his initial equip and weakest weapon. It teaches the Flair Chakra and the support ability Counter, and has 23 Attack. It can also be bought for 4,000 gil at Alexandria, Treno, and Ipsen's Castle.

Final Fantasy XI[]

Cat's Claws is a hand-to-and weapon that provides +10 damage and +66 Delay. It deals +2.2 damage per second and accumulates +4 TP per hit. It can be equipped by level 75 Monk and Puppetmaster. It is upgraded from Pugilists through the Hand-to-Hand Trials (Trial 82).

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

Small knuckles with sharp, raking claws.


The Cat Claw is a knuckle that teaches Chakra to White Monks and Golden Battery to Gadgeteers. It provides 35 Attack, 2 Speed, and 1 Evasion, and is a random reward for completing missions.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

The Cat Claws is a knuckle that teaches Chakra to White Monks, Smite of Rage to Berserkers, and Gold Battery Tinkers. It provides +37 Attack and +2 Speed and Evasion, and can be bought for 1,100 gil from the Bazaar after using a Mythril, Sweet Sap, and Quality Hide.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[]

The Cat Claw is Benjamin's first claw, originally used by Phoebe until given to him in the Wintry Cave. It can inflict Poison and Paralyze, having an Attack power of 9.

The Final Fantasy Legend[]

CatCraw can be bought in Southwest Town, Ameyoko, and Akiba for 23,200 GP. It has 50 uses and an attack power of 11, the damage formula for CatCraw is base on Agility.

Final Fantasy Legend II[]

CatClaw has a dagger icon before its name. It can be bought for 26000 GP in Edo and Final Town, but can also be found in Nasty Dungeon. It has 50 uses, it also increases a Robot's HP by 99 and increases their Agl by 22. The damage formula for CatClaw is the user's Agl x13. The CatClaw is classified as a dagger but uses the rapier weapon image when attacking during battle.

Final Fantasy Legend III[]

CatClaw has a claw icon before its name. It has an attack power of 45 and can be bought for 2400 G at Viper in the Future.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy[]

The Cat Claws are a level 50 claw that adds 45 Attack, 60 Bravery, and +30% Chase Sequence Brave damage.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

The Cat Claws are a level 60 grappling weapon that provides -522 HP, +69 Bravery, +48 Attack, and +5% Chase Bravery Damage. It can be obtained by trading 130,760 gil, Tigerfangs, Behemoth Leather, and Horror's Dream x5.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[]

Meowing maniacally while fighting increases the damage these claws inflict. Try it!


Cat Claws grants +2 to Attack. It can be equipped by Monk, Tifa, Red XIII, Snow, and Chocobo.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

Cat Claws (III)
Rarity 1
Additional stats: Accuracy +83
Cat's Claws (IX)
Rarity 5
Additional stats: Accuracy +95

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

Once there lived a thief known as "The Cat" who fashioned his daggers to look like claws. The name of his weapon may sound adorable, but it held great power. The Cat was incredibly sly and elusive, until one day his spontaneous visits suddenly stopped. Legend has it that a dagger similar to the ones in his Cat Claws was found next to the carcass of a large mountain cat shortly afterwards.


Cat Claws is a Fist weapon obtained by buying it for 3,000 gil at Lost Village of Marlo and by crafting it using 600 gil, x3 Otherworldly Bones, and x8 Silver Ores. It provides 36 ATK.


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Etymology and origin[]

The Cat's Claw is a reference to a series of stories featuring characters known as Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. The Gray Mouser fought with a sword named "Scalpel" and a dagger named "Cat's Claw" but they often lost the weapons they were using throughout the stories and found/bought new replacements, so the name "Cat's Claw" doe not refer to one specific dagger; it is simply what he would name whatever dagger he had at the time. This is also why the Cat's Claw is normally a store-bought weapon as opposed to a unique piece of equipment, being yet another reference to the original source material. Cat Claws refers to the claws of a cat.

The early games in the series correctly portrayed the weapon as a dagger or rapier. Later games began to portray the weapon as a knuckle or claw type weapon designed to look like a cat's paw, presumably because they did not know what the weapon was originally supposed to be a reference to (understandable considering how obscure a reference it is).