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Claws of the Gestalt

Twin-rigged

Damage Damage

100

Impact Impact

Medium

Attack Speed Attack Speed

High

Single Rigged Proficiency Scaling

Very High

Energy Gain Energy Gain

+20%

Elemental Damage

60

Crush Damage

0

Slash Damage

40

Thrust Damage

37

Claws of the Gestalt is a Weapon in The Surge.

 

Claws of the Gestalt Information

“A nanite swarm surrounds this paired blade and claw, aggregating and dispersing in a pattern only it can truly know. Fortunately, it now seems to have lost the capacity to exert a conscious will. Faint echoes issue from the Claws of the Gestalt, imprints of the countless minds that jolted it into existence through an instantaneous shared moment of unimaginable pain, fear, and death. ”

Claws of the Gestalt Details

  • By far the best weapon in the game from a damage per second standpoint.
  • Probably the best weapon in the game overall.
  • Also has a pretty high impact for its speed.
  • Although classified as a twin-rigged weapon, the Claws of the Gestalt use a unique moveset more reminescent of one-handed weapons, though with some twin-rigged attacks (most notably, the vertical combo and the horizontal-vertical-vertical/vertical-vertical-horizontal kickflip)

Claws of the Gestalt Location

  • You can obtain Claws Of The Gestalt by defeating the boss Rogue Process by cutting off his sword-weapon-holding right arm in phase 2.
  • Failing to target (and subsequently dismember) his right arm for the entirety of phase 2 will get you his "easy" drop of the Mimetic Edge.  Considering that all you have to do is enable sticky limb targeting in the options and only attack his right arm, it's not any harder to get the Claws of the Gestalt.

Claws of the Gestalt Notes & Tips

  • Claws of the Gestalt are obtained as Mk. V
  • If you fail to cut off his right arm, do not reset your game. It will already be saved and you will appear in new game plus when starting up again. This will cause you to not be awarded the achievement / trophy for finishing the game.
  • Back up your save file instead if you are keen on getting this weapon.

Claws of the Gestalt Upgrade Table

Level

Upgrade Cost


Base
Damage


Prof 10 Damage


Prof 20 Damage


Prof 30 Damage


Prof 40 Damage

Mk. V

n/a 

n/a

 

 

 

   
Mk. VI 14,833 9          
Mk. VII 27,342 9          
Mk. VIII 41,628 9          
Mk. IX 57,149 9          
Mk. X 26,850 3     245 302  
Mk. XV              
Mk. XX              

 




    • Claws of the Gestalt [The surge Wiki]27 Jun 2017 06:19  

      I followed the process listed on the wiki page (kill both front "legs", and then one of the back ones), then focused all of my attacks on the arm listed as "right arm" in the limb selections, and I got the weapon with no problem.

      • Anonymous

        23 Jun 2017 19:53  

        Damaged front legs, back legs, and cut off right arm (focusing on it the whole time) - no claws of gestalt. Super disappointing. This game is broken &(

        • Anonymous

          28 May 2017 18:20  

          The main benefit of this weapon is its versatility.

          Instead of horizontal attacks and vertical attacks, this one has a sword attack on the left click and claw attacks on the right click (though it should be noted that all finishers are sword-style).

          And this is what makes it so good; you have much more control over you attack speed than with other weapons.

          However, what makes the weapon an absolute beast is that the claw attack has the same stagger as the sword attack, meaning it stunlocks enemies like crazy and basically stunlocks armored hits as much as normal claws stun on unarmored hits

          • Anonymous

            26 May 2017 01:19  

            I've seen quite a bit a confusion regarding this weapon, but I think I see how to properly get it after some research. I don't believe which arm you cut effects it as I've seen it drop from both the right and left. I believe in phase one you have to kill all four of Rouge Process' arms, then in the second phase just make sure all your damage is either going to right or left arm (only one, not both) to ensure you successfully cut the arm when the finisher is ready. Hope this helps anyone trying to get the weapon.

            • Anonymous

              22 May 2017 07:46  

              moveset is much closer to onehanded weapon then twin rig.

              think of it as a sword sprinkled with some twinrig within the sword combos.

              • Anonymous

                22 May 2017 07:09  

                I find myself mildly disappointed that these things aren't actually claws - they're a paired sword and armblade, not proper two or three-bladed claws.

                Come to think of it, I haven't found those claws that showed up in the combat trailer either. All of the twin-rigged weapons I've seen thus far have been either armblades like the Butterfly and Metamorphing Talons, or blunt weapons like the Inducer.

                • Anonymous

                  21 May 2017 14:18  

                  They can also be obtained by opening the security door in R&D(where the proteus enemies are) there will be chrysalis enemies in there with this weapon.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 May 2017 13:20  

                    Unlike other Twin-Rig weapons, this one has a sword and a rig weapon. It is slower despite having a high attack speed.
                    **Like some other weapons, if you hold down the vertices or horizontal attacks you'll do a charge up hit with the sword part**

                    • Anonymous

                      19 May 2017 12:26  

                      Could be one of the strongest weapons in the game.

                      I am using these maxed out in NG+ and I have 245 damage with them at MKX and level 20 Weapon Proficiency. My other wep is a MG Judge v2.0 at MKX and 23 Weapon Proficiency with 345 damage and the claws kill enemies so much faster, like way faster. They just melt everything I come across. The 3 legged robot dogs die in 1 combo, the Cerberus security heavies with the hammers die in 1 combo and get stunned the whole time. They are also incredibly effective against bosses and with an energy gain implant you will constantly have max energy to heal or do whatever.

                      I cannot stress this enough. THEY ARE BEASTS.

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