Clutch Claw – Recommendations, Tutorial – Monster Hunter Planet: Iceborne Wiki Guide


Final Edited: September five, 2019 at 11:09 PM

This web page covers every little thing you will need to know about Monster Hunter Planet: Iceborne’s Clutch Claw, such as how to wound with it, how to use the Flinch Shot, how it operates with distinct weapons, and additional. 

Verify out the video under for 13 Critical Clutch Claw Recommendations! 

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Standard Clutch Claw Technique for Monster Hunter Planet: Iceborne[edit]

When it comes down to it, you will want to Claw Shot (L2/LT + Circle) onto a monster’s face, use the Claw Attack (Circle/B) to transform its path, then use Flinch Shot (R2/RT, calls for slinger ammo) to send it flying into a wall, trap, or other obstacle so it requires enormous harm and falls down – and do this all ahead of operating out of Stamina.

You can not force a monster to move with the Claw Attack or Flinch Shot when a monster is enraged! Appear for the red eye on the mini-map.

You also want to maintain it wounded with weapon attacks (Triangle/Y) when grappled onto the monster so it requires additional harm and is significantly less most likely to deflect attacks.

This is the most simple way of explaining how to Clutch Claw, but maintain reading (or watch the video above) for additional certain ideas and a thorough clutch claw guide!

How to Use the Clutch Claw Shot[edit]

Most importantly, you will need to study how to use the Claw Shot to grapple onto a monster in Monster Hunter Planet: Iceborne. Do the Low Rank 1-Star Optional Quest – “Learning the Clutch” to study the most fundamentals of fundamentals, like this. But most weapons can use the Claw Shot like this:

With the weapon unsheathed, hold L2/LT and press Circle/B.

This will send out the Claw Shot, which is generally a grappling hook.

Some weapons, nonetheless, demand an further step. For instance, Bow customers will will need to click in on R-stick to bring up the Claw Shot. Verify your personal weapon’s controls below Hunter’s Notes if you happen to be possessing problems.

Some weapons have Unique Claw Attacks which permit them to grab onto a monster from close up right after carrying out a specific move, as well, so verify How to Use Just about every Weapon’s New Move for additional data on these.

By the way, the terms “wounding” and “softening a monster’s hide” are utilized interchangeably in-game!

Know Your Objective[edit]

When you are on a monster with the Claw Attack, you can do 3 distinct issues:

  1. Carry out a Weapon Attack (Triangle/Y)
  2. Use a Claw Attack (Circle/B)
  3. Use the Flinch Shot, which unleashes all of your Slinger Ammo. (R2/RT)

You will want to grapple onto distinct components based on your aim thinking of stamina is consumed to move, and becoming knocked off with no stamina leaves you really open to attacks.

Clutch Claw – Weapon Attacks[edit]

Your weapon attack, performed by pressing Triangle/Y when clutched onto a monster, will do distinct issues based on your weapon’s category.

Light / Technical Weapons will mainly bring about a monster to drop Slinger Ammo. Having said that, right after attacking the exact same component with a weapon attack sufficient, these weapons will commence to wound.

Heavy Weapons

will only wound that monster’s component.

Right here are how the weapons are categorized:

Wound normally! You will do additional harm and be significantly less most likely to deflect when attacking a softened component, so it is excellent to wound components you want to break normally, due to the fact the impact is short-term. Wounding is in particular vital now that the well-known Armor Ability Weakness Exploit only gets its complete have an effect on against wounded components, as well.

You can inform a component is wounded by its messed up look and these pointy marks that seem when attacking it.

These weapon attacks can also, of course, just be utilized to get some further harm in.

Clutch Claw – Claw Attacks[edit]

Claw Attacks, completed by pressing Circle/B when grappled onto a monster, are most beneficial on a monster’s head. On the head, a Claw Attack will bring about the monster to transform path – in the path you happen to be facing.

On any other component, it will just do harm. If completed sufficient time, the Claw Attack will soften a monster’s hide (wound) that component.

Fundamentally, Claw Attacks need to be utilized to transform a monster’s path in conjunction with the Flinch Shot!

Clutch Claw – Flinch Shot[edit]

The Flinch Shot, completed by pressing R2/RT, is a effective attack that, like the Claw Attack, is greatest completed when on a monster’s head. Undertaking so will bring about the monster to rush forward in the path it really is facing. If it hits a wall, tree, other monster, or cliff, it will take tons (up to 1,00+!) of harm and be knocked down.

Make confident you have Slinger Ammo ahead of attempting this.

Flash Pods, Dung Pods, and Throwing Knives will not carry out a Flinch Shot – they will function as they ordinarily would. So make confident to unequip these particular slinger ammo kinds ahead of Claw Shotting onto a monster. Attempt maintaining the Flash Pod on my radial menu so you can do this speedily.

Further Clutch Claw Recommendations[edit]

Right here are more issues to maintain in thoughts to get the most out of the Clutch Claw.

1. Watch Your Stamina
If you do run out of stamina when on the monster, you will fall off – exhausted and very open to attack.

Attempt not to grapple a monster with the Clutch Claw till your stamina bar is complete for this purpose. And if you are possessing problems, use Dash Juice to reduce Stamina Usage, or equip 1 of these stamina-primarily based Armor Expertise like Marathon Runner.

two. Preserve Slinger Ammo Stocked
Slinger Ammo is now utilized for the ever vital Flinch Shot, usual slinger shots, and the new Slinger Burst, which can be utilized to flinch monsters and interrupt their attacks! So maintain it stocked at all occasions with something you can come across, and make monsters drop ammo for your mates if you are making use of a “light” weapon. Know that at some point the monster will no longer drop Slinger Ammo if hit as well quite a few occasions, so attempt to save it when it really is required.

three. Stick to the Walls
Normally attempt to steer the monster toward a wall or cliff and Flinch Shot it into it – it does a ton of harm – so keep close to these as considerably as achievable. If you attempt to Flinch Shot it and it does not hit something, it really is nonetheless hugely achievable it will turn into enraged, forcing you to wait.

four. Be Mindful of a Monster’s State
Latching on at the incorrect moment – like when Nargacuga is enraged – will hurt you and send you flying. You also will not be capable handle its movements with the Claw Attack or Flinch Shot. You will know a monster is enraged if the eye on the mini-map is red. A very good rule of thumb is to use the clutch claw suitable right after expertly dodging an attack, or flinching it – it need to be nonetheless for at least a second.

five. Rocksteady and Temporal Mantles Enable
Even though you will nonetheless take harm when the Rocksteady Mantle is equipped, a monster will not be capable to knock you off with smaller sized attacks or a roar. The Temporal Mantle will permit you to dodge every little thing when you are grappled with no disrupting it, and will stop status effects as nicely.

six. You Can Use Clutch Claw Just after Mounting
You can switch into a Clutch Claw grapple when mounting for certain causes – like sending it into a wall or a trap as an alternative!

7. Clutch Claw Out of Attain Components
An clear use of the Clutch Claw is to attack otherwise out of attain monsters – like a flying Rathalos when making use of a Sword and Shield.

eight. Hitch a Ride
Lastly, Clutch Claw onto a monster as it leaves to use it as a taxi, or to get a handful of further attacks in.


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