The clutch claw allows hunters to use the slinger to attach themselves to the side of a monster sort of like the Switch Axe’s special move.
Using the Clutch Claw
Redirecting monsters: You can force monsters to go a certain way or direction as they try to shake you off. This opens up additional strategic options like, say, guiding a Diablos toward a special wall to get its horns stuck or any large monster toward a trap to hold it in place.
Flinch shot: Lets you unload all your slinger ammo in one go while you’re attached to a monster’s head to make it flinch, topple or slam into a wall.
Clutch Claw Mechanics in Monster Hunter World
Creating Weak Spots
- The primary function of the Clutch Claw is to create weak spots on monsters. By grappling onto a monster's face and delivering a powerful attack (triggered by hitting triangle), hunters can mark a specific area as a weak spot. This mechanic is fundamental for maximizing damage output, as attacks on these weak spots deal bonus damage for a limited duration.
- The Clutch Claw's versatility extends to launching monsters into walls, presenting a tactical advantage during hunts. To execute this maneuver, ensure the monster is not enraged, grapple onto its face, press circle to redirect, and then hit the right trigger to launch it into a nearby wall. This not only inflicts substantial damage but also opens a window for hunters to unleash a barrage of attacks while the monster recovers.
Additional Clutch Claw Techniques
- Furthermore, hunters can experiment with additional Clutch Claw techniques, such as the Switch Axe discharge, adding layers of complexity to combat and allowing for creative approaches to different encounters.
Monster Hunter World Clutch Claw Notes & Tips
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