SAS: Zombie Assault 4 Weapon
- Poison Claw -

Poison Claw


-BLACK- Poison Claw

Poison Claw

Poison Claw RED

Manufacturer [?] Rancor
Ammo Cost [?] $$$ 60 for 200
$$$ 600 RED for 200
$$$ 720 Selection 004 for 200

$$$ 240 for 200
$$$ 2,400 RED for 200
$$$ 2,880 Selection 004 for 200 (Premium Ammo)

Damage/Pellet 60
120 RED
180 Selection 004
Total DoT/Pellet [?] 400
900 RED
1350 Selection 004 over 3 sec
Pierce 3
Rate of Fire 8 rps
Capacity 22
26 RED & Selection 004
Reload Time 2.2 sec
Firing Mode Semi-Auto
Weapon Class Pistol
Damage Type ChemicalicoChemical
Approx. Drop Level 7
56 RED & Selection 004
Single DPS [?] 3,680
8,160 RED
12,240 Selection 004
Pierce DPS [?] 11,040
24,480 RED
36,720 Selection 004
Augmented DPS [?] 7,360
16,320 RED
24,480 Selection 004
Ammo Used [?] MAR-3 Rounds
Crafting Cost [?] $$$ 200,800
$$$ 1,627,840 RED
$$$ 8,139,200 Selection 004

Alloy 401
Alloy 20,348 RED
Alloy 244,176 Selection 004

"On impact, Rancor's MAR-3 Molecular acid round activates and starts to react furiously and relentlessly to the area around it, causing horrific and irreversible damage to most substances."
―Official Description

The Poison Claw is a ChemicalicoChemical pistol made by Rancor. Similarly to the Trailblazer, it does not have free ammo (unlike physical damage pistols), and rather requires special ammo that must be bought.

Like the Stripper, Furie and Vitriol (the only other chemical weapons in the game) and some thermal weapons, the Poison Claw's major destruction comes from its damage over time. When shooting this gun at a near-dead zombie, you can pretty much back away from it, forget about it, and get back to shooting zombies elsewhere. It deals 400 damage over three seconds (with the RED version dealing a hefty 900 damage). Couple that with its weak, but still present, contact damage, and this gun will deal 460 damage (1020 RED, and 1470Selection 004) per shot, which is the second-most for a pistol.

The Poison Claw's 3 pierce is good for controlling small crowds of weaker zombies. The Poison Claw is particularly good against bosses as the damage over time stacks with each shot, thus edging out weaker guns in damaging bosses.

When the Poison Claw is compared to the HVM 001, the starting pistol, it actually has a smaller clip, and the HVM 001 beats the Poison Claw in damaging zombies on each shot's impact damage. However, when factoring in damage over time and ample running space, the Poison Claw's total damage output downright surpasses the 001's damage.

This is rather strong when you get level 5 pistol mastery, when you get your pistol turned full-auto. It can kill a Savage Wicker extremely quickly for a pistol, and is especially good when your primaries are only Thermal weapons.


  • This weapon is one of only three out of roughly 100 weapons in SAS4 that deal chemical damage, the other 2 being the Stripper and the CM X1 Furie.
  • The Poison Claw bears some resemblance to the Vita-Saw from Team Fortress 2.
  • The Poison Claw's DoT, under all circumstances, cannot gib zombies (even frozen zombies).
  • This Poison Claw is one of the only Selection 004 weapons with color other than white, black and grey.
  • As of the October 5th, the Selection 004 version had been released, along with 3 other pistols.
  • This the only Rancor weapon, perhaps the only weapon in the game, that has its logo move from the regular version to the RED and Selection 004 versions.
    • This is not the case in mobile version.
  • Its description in the alpha version was "molecular acid", just like the Stripper.
  • The Poison Claws Selection 004 version on mobile uses the same image as the PC version, as with almost all Selection 004 guns on mobile.
  • Poison Claw's reload sound is a bit different from most pistols.

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