Monster Hunter World might very well be the best and most accessible entry yet in Capcom’s esteemed action game franchise, and Iceborne is set to be the first major expansion for the game. Here’s how to get the Clutch Claw in Monster Hunter World Iceborne.
How to Get the Clutch Claw in Monster Hunter World Iceborne
Time needed: 10 minutes.
- Talk to the Smithy
This will unlock a new Arena quest.
- Go to the Quest Board and check the Optional Missions for ‘Learning the Clutch’
- Beat the Great Jagras Several Times Using Clutch Claw Techniques
Before you go running off to the new zone and tackling all the brand new monsters, make sure you actually unlock the brand new Clutch Claw tool first.
This can be done by talking to the Smithy, which will unlock a new Arena quest for you to attempt. As always, head over to the quest board, check your Optional missions, then pick the new Arena quest titled “Learning the Clutch.”
In this mission, you’ll be tasked with taking down a Great Jagras several times, using the Clutch Claw techniques you’ve learned so far.
After successfully completing the mission, you’ll have it unlocked, and you can use it in combat.
How to Use It in Monster Hunter World Iceborne
In combat, press and hold the L2 button (C key on PC) to aim the Clutch Claw, then press circle (or B if you’re on Xbox One; Right-click on PC) to grapple onto a monster and cling onto it.
Once you’ve grappled a monster, you can do a few things. You can hold down the Circle/ B button to change the monster’s direction, or you can hit the Triangle/ Y button to attack it and soften its hide to make that part more susceptible to damage.
This is also an incredibly useful move for grounding flying enemies, so keep that in mind.
When grappled, you can hit the R2 button to expend all your slingshot ammo to stun the monster and cause it to flinch, allowing you to get some extra hits in.
If you’re playing on PC, here’s a picture of the Clutch Claw controls:
Overall, the Clutch Claw is a great addition in Monster Hunter World Iceborne that’s bound to make your hunts way more interesting and enjoyable, so experiment with it.
That’s all you need to know about how to get and use the Clutch Claw in Monster Hunter World Iceborne. Be sure to search for Twinfinite or check our Monster Hunter World guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.