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Thrown sword
Sling Sword.jpg
Thrown sword in sandstorm

VIZ Media name




Original name



Offensive: various abilities
Defensive: unknown abilities


Sword slung with wide swinging motion, with different effects




Clare, Yuma

Associated technique



However, since you're throwing away the only sword you have, I can't say that it's a very effective technique.[1]

First appearance

Scene 2 Anime Scene 2


Unofficial name. Unnamed by characters.


Strength baseline enables this technique: a sword slung with wide swinging motion, resulting in either a spearing or rotary action on target—Yuma uses both methods.

Does not depend on particularly high Strength baseline.


Sword leaves the warrior's hand, whirling like propeller toward the target, but piercing the target like a spear.


Sword spins like propeller, but results in a mincing action. Most destructive version. Compare to rotary version of Drill Sword.



In the town of Strah, Clare engages a Yoma pack. She uses the spear method, hurling the sword skyward to pierce the Winged Yoma.[2]

Thrown sword in action


The Ghosts visit the village of Lacroix, where they encounter a search party from the Organization, who are looking for Renée.[3]

Among the crowd of spectators, a woman shapeshifts into an awakened being.[4]

Cynthia and Clare whittle down the false body of awakened—the true core escapes as Winged Yoma-like entity. Yuma hurls a rotary sling to mince the wings.[5]


During Yoma invasion of Rabona, Winged Yoma attacks Galatea from behind—Yuma slings her sword to punch through the Yoma's head.[6]



During a engagement with a group of awakened, Anastasia goes down, wounded. Anastasia's hunt is completely surrounded.[7] But the Ghosts counterattack.


An awakened escapes battle. He heads toward Cynthia, Phina and Keira. Yuma detects approach of awakened. Cynthia, busy regenerating Phina, cannot leave to fight.

Yuma must fight alone. She slings her sword, which makes a rotary pattern. The awakened's legs pop apart.[8]

Additional details[]

  • In the Sutafu sequence, artistic license is used in depicting a sword thrust by an "invisible warrior" too fast to see[9]
  • This single sword thrust is often mistaken for Deneve using a thrown sword, despite Deneve holding[10] and using both swords[11]
  • The only known users of the thrown sword are the weaker warriors, such as Uma and the early Clare


Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Claymore 20, Scene 108, p. 22
  2. Claymore 1, Scene 2, pp. 98–103; Claymore, Anime Scene 2
  3. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 176
  4. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 180
  5. Claymore 15, Scene 83, pp. 187–192
  6. Claymore 20, Scene 108, pp. 21–22
  7. Claymore 20, Scene 111, p. 121
  8. Claymore 20, Scene 112, pp. 142–143
  9. Claymore 20, Scene 111, pp. 122
  10. Claymore 20, Scene 111, pp. 124–125
  11. Claymore 20, Scene 112, pp. 128–129