Successor of the Claw

Location City of Falling Flame
Health 41,400
Reward/s Blazing Claw
84.560 Haze
Elemental Resistance Fire 70%
Blood 0%
Ice -10%
Lightning 0%
Physical Resistance Phase 1
Crush 0%
Slash 10%
Pierce 10%

Phase 2
Crush 5%
Slash 20%
Pierce 20%
Resists Stun, Slow
Immune None

Successor of the Claw is a Boss in Code Vein. Bosses are special Enemies that feature their own arena, a large and prominent health bar, and a variety of unique moves and abilities. You will need to choose the appropriate Blood Code, Gifts, Weapons, Blood Veil, and Companion in order to defeat these formidable foes.


Successor of the Claw Location

  • City of Falling Flame
  • This boss is not optional.


Successor of the Claw Rewards


Successor of the Claw Notes & Tips

  • Physical Resistance increases slightly for Phase 2. Elemental Resistance stays the same.
  • Susceptible to Venom, Stun, Inhibit, and Slow. Stun and Slow build up were the slowest.
  • Deals mostly Fire Damage. Fire Resistance is advised.
  • Has extra dialogs after restoring her memory if your current companion is Yakumo






Successor of the Claw Strategies 

Strategy Writeup

Two-Handed Sword

For this fight I like to use a Two-Handed Sword (ideally the Zweihander with Fortification), and the Atlas Blood Code. You can follow the Immortal Blade Build for more details.

The strategy is to block her attacks, and then counter attack when you get an opening. She usually hits in two hit combos, and most of her attacks are very well telegraphed making them easy to read. Just block until you feel comfortable you can attack, and then hit once or twice and repeat.

In phase two, it's really the same strategy only you cannot block her teleport backstab ability, so you will need to roll at the last second to avoid it. Some of her attacks will have changed as well, but again they are not difficult to read, and are generally two hit combos.

Full Tank Strategy

Disclaimer: This method is recommended for those who don't want to bother fighting the boss properly. Use as you see fit, but mind that it can ruin the enjoyement of the fight.

This method will allow you to completely tank the damage the boss dishes out, and win in a battle of atrition. All of it's attacks count as fire damage and as such, stacking fire resistance will work wonders. Gifts, Blood Veils and Items like Flame ProtectionFireproof Tonic and a Scathach (Fire) Transformed Blood Veil (like the Night Claw) works best.

If done correctly, the boss will barely do any damage to you (in some cases it will do no damage at all). Then you just need to rebuff when necessary and spam your attacks until it dies. This won't make you immune to being staggered however, so having a normal mobility is recommended if you don't feel like getting trashed around. 

For other Gifts and pasives, you can go for anything that increases your DPS. IF you feel like spamming Ice-based gifts, having more drain rating (E.g: Hunting Feast) is a good option. Be also mindful that this boss can be poisoned, so if you enter on focus state pretty often, you may want to slot Venom Buff and/or Venom Mark in there. If you're dodging a lot, Savvy Evasion can help entering said focus state (so you can regain stamina). Or if you don't feel like bothering, stacking Royal Heart +  Dogged Fighter along Resilient Focus will make you able to attack the boss non-stop.

In Phase 2, make sure your buffs are up, since the follow-up attacks of the Fire Leap deal significant amount of damage. You can also abuse of the flaming trail she leaves behind to rapidly build up Focus.

If you manage defeat the boss, you will see the writing "Greater Lost Dispersed" upon the screen, and a cutscene will play.

Video Strategy



Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Tail Strike: She will perform a spinning attack with her tail Try to block the attack and stay near to avoid the fire damage.
Leap Attack: She will jump forward attacking the player Dodge either side and attack her back.
Two Hit Strike: She will hit you with her claws one time from each side Block or dodge forward the attacks and strike her back.
Ember Reversal: Launches forward three fire projectiles that
try to converge to the middle of the player
Dodge forward when theprojectiles are near striking you
Phase 2
Fire Leap: She will raise her hand and then make a small explosion near her.
It will then follow up with either Sword Slam or Fire Dash
When you see her gathering power, keep your distance. Then be prepared to dodge.
Sword Slam: She will teleport behind you and slam her sword down. This attack cannot be blocked, so you must dodge forward
if you see she teleports behind you.
Blade double strike: She will draw her sword and strike you one time from each side The attacks are not that fast, so they can be easily blocked.
Leap Backwards: She will leap backwards throwing explosive stars at the players location Run away from the explosives to avoid the damage.
Fire Dash: A fast dash that leaves behind a flaming trail while striking with her sword. Dodge to the sides when the attack comes half the way to you.
Try to avoid stepping on the flame trail, as it deals constant fire damage.


Successor of the Claw Lore

Lore notes, information on folklore, etc go here

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    • Anonymous

      Went in there thinking, "Breath was tough so I'ma get some good fire-resistance going so I can stand a chance."

      I transformed my veil to fire, got the fire protection gift, fire protection item, stuck some ice on my fortified zweihander, and went at it.

      Yeah... I took hardly any damage from her attacks and she went down in less than 2 minutes. I think I over-prepared a little.

      • Anonymous

        this boss was not designed well. Its almost pure fire damage. That sounds good, until you try to fight it with fire resistance build and realize that you can tank anything it throws and its blows usually deal less than 10% of your total hp. Just click her to death. I discovered by accident. I got fire transformed armor, which had like 90, 40 plus 50, fire defense. The aim was to reduce the many fire traps and burning floor. Also used the fire resistance buff skill, each burn tic was like 60 dmg only from flaming floor. It also worked for this boss. She dealt almost no dmg, I didnt need to heal.

        • Anonymous

          have a Fire Prayer Shaw for maximum fire Resistance + the fire resistance gift from the recent Dark Knight Blood Code gained by the boss before. No damage. Quite Funny.

          • Anonymous

            Not sure if this was a glitch, also did not cheat anyway i joined in on a random players game, helped them get through the area and got to the boss. I was using the gun called bloody snow and used the charged shot on the boss as soon as i could walk in and he pretty much died i was like wtf felt bad since the dude didnt even get to see the fight.

            • Anonymous

              Fun fact, you go back with Yakumo after the fight and you get a little cutscene and unique dialogue. Same with Mia and Nicola (Successor of the Breath)

              • Anonymous

                She is very vulnerable to staggering and ice damage, if you can stagger her once you can chain stagger her to death surprisingly easily. With good stamina management you can essentially skip her second phase if you can stagger her as she transitions into it and have the means to burst her down.

                • Anonymous

                  Anyone getting some nekomata vibes from the design (fire themed cat, looks like it has two tails)...I mean, this game was made by the Japanese so...

                  • Anonymous

                    Played all soulsborne titles and had lots of fun with them, but code vein boss fights really turn*****ty at some point. To avoid her claw strike i have to dodge BEFORE any sign of the attack shows up... And even then the camera *****s me up half the time. If i roll hard left i end up on the right side of the boss. What the *****?

                    • Anonymous

                      Game can crash in this boss fight :| After that it may be impossible to restore her memory. It happen on ps4 and pc with 1.10 update , well*****.

                      • Anonymous

                        After restore him pick Yakumu in your Group and visit her again talk to her two times that triggers another Clip

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