Power claw

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Power claw

Power claw

A combat-oriented hand replacement consisting of a mechanical hand with a hooked claw on each finger. It cuts deep, and it is strong enough to crush a skull like a hand crushes an egg. The claws can be retracted, making it as useful as a natural hand for non-combat tasks, however its overall ungainlyness[sic] slows down movement slightly.

Medical ItemsBody Parts
Market Value
385 Silver.png
Dmg Type
Attack 1
22 dmg (scratch)
2 seconds cooldown
33% armor penetration
Melee Average DPS
Melee Average AP
Resources to make
Steel 40 + Component 8

Power claws are powerful bionic hand replacements. A power claw can only be installed on a natural arm. If a power claw is installed on an arm which then gets replaced with an artificial arm, the claw will be removed and boxed for reuse. A power claw deals 22 damage compared to 8 damage from a fist and slows movement by 8%.

In the basegame, power claws cannot be crafted and must be bought, given as a quest reward or found in item stashes. With the Royalty DLC you may craft it from 40 steel and 8 components after research. Unlocking this research requires the Specialized Limbs techprint.

The power claw makes a good hand replacement for a colonist using both melee and ranged combat, as the claws work as good melee weapons allowing colonists to hold off melee attackers effectively.

When social fighting, colonists will not use the power claw to attack their opponent.

Version history

  • 0.7.581 - Added
  • Before B19, the power claw had a body part efficiency of 92%.
  • A crafting recipe was added with the release of the Royalty DLC.
  • 1.1.2587 - DPS was buffed but it also slowed movement.