The Mythril Claw is a weapon for Tifa in Final Fantasy VII. It can first be purchased at Kalm. Mythril Claw is a basic weapon for Tifa, which provides three Materia slots and basic stats. As with all of Tifa's gloves, it cannot be thrown, and like most, provides Tifa an improved critical hit rate.

Obtained[edit | edit source]

Mythril Claw can first be purchased from Kalm for 750 gil. It can later be purchased at Junon for the same price (before the player has the Highwind).

Though Mythril Claw is the first weapon for Tifa after leaving Midgar, the superior Grand Glove can be acquired shortly afterward by stealing.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Attack 24
Attack% 106
Magic 3
Materia slots Materia Slot Linked.png x1
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Bonuses Element: Punch

Critical% +2

As the Mythril Claw has a base Attack stat bonus of 24, the base damage for physical attacks when the Mythril Claw is equipped is in the following formula:

where "Level" is Tifa's current level and "Strength" is her Strength stat. The Mythril Claw also has an Attack% (Accuracy) of 106%, grants a +3 bonus to Tifa's Magic stat, and provides Tifa an improved critical hit rate of +2%.

Use[edit | edit source]

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Mythril Claw can be acquired after the party leaves Midgar, and is an upgrade over Metal Knuckle, providing greater stats and an additional Materia slot. However, shortly after the Mythril Claw is available, the Grand Glove can be stolen from the Madouge in the Mythril Mine, meaning that the player can forego the Mythril Claw entirely.

Mythril Claw has two linked Materia slots and an unlinked slot. As Tifa is built more towards physical damage due to her multi-hit Limit and her Strength stat, the player may prioritize giving her Independent Materia such as Counter Attack, or Command Materia that does not depend on her Magic stat. However, it is nonetheless useful to equip her with one Magic Materia in the case of some stronger enemies. Pairing Magic or Summon Materia with Elemental is also a great choice for Tifa to take advantage of her physical damage and still exploit an enemies' weakness to an element.

If the player steals the Grand Glove in the Mythril Mine, they can forego the Mythril Claw entirely. Otherwise, Mythril Claw remains Tifa's most useful weapon until reaching Junon, when the Grand Glove can be purchased.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word "mythril" or "mithril" is a metal found in many fantasy worlds. It was originally introduced by the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, being present in his Middle-earth. It resembles silver but is stronger than steel, and much lighter in weight than either. The author first wrote of it in The Lord of the Rings, and it is retrospectively mentioned in the third, revised edition of The Hobbit in 1966. In the first 1937 edition, the mail shirt given to Bilbo is described as being made of "silvered steel". The name mithril comes from two words in Sindarin—mith, meaning "grey" or "mist", and ril meaning "glitter".

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