Cancer Claws

Cancer Claws.png


Claws Mini Icon.png Claws


Strong melee output
Hovering charged shots


Weak ranged attacks

The Cancer Claws (射爪キャンサー Shasō Kyansā, "Cancer Shooting Claws") are claws in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Physical Appearance

The Cancer Claws are a pair of large, silver weapons that fit the user's hands like boxing gloves. Shaped like a crab's pincers, these two-pronged claws possess ornate decal, blue accents, and a single red jewel on each claw.


Kid Icarus: Uprising

The Cancer Claws are weapons the player can use in-game, which can be unlocked by accessing the Cancer Zodiac Chamber in Chapter 8 and taking the weapon inside. Once unlocked, it can be obtained as loot or through fusion.


Air Battle

Range Damage Hits
Continuous fire 66m 11
Charged shot 58.3m 73.8 1
Melee combo Strike 1: 63
Strike 2: 33.6
Strike 3: 25.2
Strike 4: 29.4
Strike 5: 84
Note: data was taken from a weapon with a base value of 100.

Land Battle

Range Min Damage Max Damage1 Hits
Continuous fire 22m Standing: 2.8 Standing: 2.8 42
19.8m Forward-dash: 15.7 Forward-dash: 21.9 2
19.8m Side-dash: 7.6 Side-dash: 10.6 3
19.8m Backward-dash: 11.4 Backward-dash: 16 2
Charged shot 22m Standing: 20.6 Standing: 22.3 1
29m Forward-dash: 25.1 Forward-dash: 31.1 1
29m Side-dash: 21.4 Side-dash: 23.6 1
29m Backward-dash: 24.7 Backward-dash: 30.1 1
Melee combo Strike 1: 17.1
Strike 2: 9.1
Strike 3: 6.8
Strike 4: 8
Strike 5: 22.8
Melee dash: 61.1 1
Note: data was taken from a weapon with a base value of 100.
1: This weapon deals more damage at at a distance (continuous fire) and close range (charged shots).

Idol Description

Cancer Claws

The Zodiac weapon bearing the sign of Cancer. Their melee attack packs a mighty wallop, and their charged shots can temporarily hover near enemies. They also give users a speed boost during continuous-fire attacks.

Weapon Fusion


Weapons in Kid Icarus: Uprising
Arm Mini Icon.png
Crusher ArmCompact ArmElectroshock ArmVolcano ArmDrill ArmBomber ArmBowl ArmEnd-All ArmTaurus ArmUpperdash ArmKraken ArmPhoenix Arm
Blade Mini Icon.png
First BladeBurst BladeViper BladeCrusader BladeRoyal BladeOptical BladeSamurai BladeBullet BladeAquarius BladeAurum BladePalutena BladeGaol Blade
Bow Mini Icon.png
Fortune BowSilver BowMeteor BowDivine BowDarkness BowCrystal BowAngel BowHawkeye BowSagittarius BowAurum BowPalutena BowPhosphora Bow
Cannon Mini Icon.png
EZ CannonBall CannonPredator CannonPoseidon CannonFireworks CannonRail CannonDynamo CannonDoom CannonLeo CannonSonic CannonTwinbellows CannonCragalanche Cannon
Claws Mini Icon.png
Tiger ClawsWolf ClawsBear ClawsBrawler ClawsStealth ClawsHedgehog ClawsRaptor ClawsArtillery ClawsCancer ClawsBeam ClawsViridi ClawsPandora Claws
Club Mini Icon.png
Ore ClubBabel ClubSkyscraper ClubAtlas ClubEarthmaul ClubOgre ClubHalo ClubBlack ClubCapricorn ClubAurum ClubHewdraw ClubMagnus Club
Orbitars Mini Icon.png
Standard OrbitarsGuardian OrbitarsShock OrbitarsEyetrack OrbitarsFairy OrbitarsPaw Pad OrbitarsJetstream OrbitarsBoom OrbitarsGemini OrbitarsAurum OrbitarsCenturion OrbitarsArlon Orbitars
Palm Mini Icon.png
Violet PalmBurning PalmNeedle PalmMidnight PalmCursed PalmCutter PalmPudgy PalmNinja PalmVirgo PalmAurum PalmViridi PalmGreat Reaper Palm
Staff Mini Icon.png
Insight StaffOrb StaffRose StaffKnuckle StaffAncient StaffLancer StaffFlintlock StaffSomewhat StaffScorpio StaffLaser StaffDark Pit StaffThanatos Staff
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.