Cat Claw

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Cat Claw
Cat Claw.png
Type: Automatic
Quality: A Quality Item.png
Magazine Size: 33
Max Ammo: 400
Reload Time: 1.25s
DPS: 65.5
Damage: 2 (Dart) +
10 (Explosion)
Fire Rate: 0.15
Shot Speed: 23
Range: 1000
Force: 2
Sell Creep Price: 41 Money.png
Unlock Method: Reward from hunting quests.
Ammonomicon Entry
Kneadle Your Foes!
Fires explosive homing darts.

Cat Claw is a gun that fires homing darts. The darts initially deal low damage, but explode a short time after sticking to their target, damaging the target and everything in a medium radius around it.


  • Synergy.png Cat Friends - If the player has Bait Launcher, the Bait Launcher's tigers attach several Cat Claw needles onto enemies when they maul them.
  • Synergy.png Clawntlet - If the player has Gunknight Gauntlet, the player releases a spiral of bullets whenever they take damage.
  • Synergy.png Spartan Loadout - If the player has Alien Sidearm, Cat Claw pierces enemies, attaching its explosive to every enemy hit. Alien Sidearm can be charged twice to fire a more powerful shot
  • All darts attached to an enemy will explode simultaneously once new darts stop being attached to the enemy.
    • As a result, this weapon can "overkill" its targets. For example, it may take 6 darts to kill an enemy, but up to 33 darts can be attached, causing 27 shots to be excess damage and therefore wasted ammo.
    • For small targets, consider sticking them with a few shots then briefly stop shooting to allow the darts to detonate.
    • The DPS cap for bosses will limit the amount of damage the explosives do.
    • Firing single shots at a rate of 2-3 per second will cause each dart fired to have a separate countdown. This tactic prevents much overkill and also interferes with the target's shooting due to the constant explosions, but it greatly reduces DPS.
  • Prior to the Supply Drop Update, the darts did not deal any contact damage and the explosions only dealt 5 damage.


  • This gun's projectiles, as well as the word "Kneadle" in the Pickup Quote, are references to the Needler weapon from the Halo franchise, supported/further referenced by the Synergy.png Spartan Loadout synergy.
    • The word "Kneadle", the name Cat Claw, and the flexing prongs on the muzzle are a reference to the way cats sometimes "knead" surfaces with their claws.
  • This gun's name is likely a reference to the dirk named "Cat Claw" that was wielded by the Gray Mouser, a Fritz Leiber character. The quest to unlock this gun is given by Frifle and the Grey Mauser, with the latter NPC being a parody of the Gray Mouser.
  • This gun resembles the Dragon Claw from Heretic.

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