- "Mega Man: The Slash Claw cuts things apart, doesn't it?"
Dr. Light: "Yes, but it has limited range."
- ―Mega Man and Dr. Light, Mega Man 7
Slash Claw (スラッシュクロー Surasshu Kurō) is Slash Man's Special Weapon in the Mega Man series. It allows the user to swing his arm to generate a crescent-shaped beam of energy straight forward. It is a short range weapon, but the powerful slashes are very effective against smaller enemies.
Slash Claw is obtained by Mega Man after Slash Man's defeat. This is Spring Man's weakness; hitting him with this weapon causes him to fall to pieces and prevents him from using his Wild Coil. It is also the weakness of Guts Man G and HannyaNED², and does 2 points of damage to Junk Man.
After Slash Man's defeat in the "Rescue Roll!" course, Slash Claw can be obtained by taking the Special Weapon Item dropped by Slash Man. With two players, the weapon will be obtained by the first player to take the item. It is Cut Man's weakness, as the Slash Claw is stronger than his Rolling Cutter.
Super Smash Bros. series
The Slash Claw is used by Mega Man in the fighting games, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as his back aerial attack. Mega Man turns around and quickly slashes opponents behind him with it, hitting them three times and inflicting 5% in the first hit, 4% in the second and 3% in the third, for a total of 11% if all hits land on the opponent. The last hit sends opponents back. One of Mega Man's alternate color swaps also resembles his color when equipped with the Slash Claw in Mega Man 7.
Damage Data Chart
Known damage values in units for Mega Man 7.
|Guts Man G||2*|
|Bass and Treble||1|
|Wily Machine No. 7||0|
- For Guts Man G, reflecting a rock using Slash Claw does 4 units of damage (as opposed to 2 if used directly).
Slash Claw appeared in the Rockman 7 manga.
- "Watch out for the scissors on his head and you'll win easily. There must be a harder weapon than the Rolling Cutter." - Dr. Light, Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters
|Mega Man Classic series||Blade Launcher • Flame Sword • Gyro Attack • Metal Blade • Quick Boomerang • Ring Boomerang • Rolling Cutter • Screw Crusher • Shadow Blade • Silver Tomahawk • Slash Claw • Tengu Blade • Triple Blade • Wheel Cutter • Shark Boomerang|
|Mega Man X series||Boomerang Cutter • Crescent Shot • Magma Blade • Ray Claw • Shadow Runner • Sonic Slicer • Spinning Blade • Spin Wheel • Twin Slasher • Wind Cutter|
|Mega Man: The Power Battle|
|Mega Man • Proto Man • Bass|
|- Mega Man 1~2 -|
Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Crash Man • Heat Man • Wood Man
- Mega Man 3~6 -
Magnet Man • Gemini Man • Dust Man • Gyro Man • Napalm Man • Plant Man
- Mega Man 7 -
Freeze Man • Junk Man • Cloud Man • Slash Man • Shade Man • Turbo Man
- Dr. Wily -
|Rolling Cutter • Super Arm • Ice Slasher • Crash Bomber • Atomic Fire • Leaf Shield|
Magnet Missile • Gemini Laser • Dust Crusher • Gyro Attack • Napalm Bomb • Plant Barrier
Freeze Cracker • Junk Shield • Thunder Strike • Slash Claw • Noise Crush • Scorch Wheel
|Damage Data Chart • Script|
|Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters|
|List of Playable Characters|
|Mega Man • Proto Man • Bass • Duo|
|List of Bosses|
|- Search for Wily! -|
Shadow Man • Plant Man • Gyro Man • Centaur Man • Bubble Man • Heat Man
- Rescue Roll! -
Cut Man • Stone Man • Shade Man • Elec Man • Dive Man • Slash Man
- Recover the new parts! -
Guts Man • Pharaoh Man • Air Man • Quick Man • Gemini Man • Napalm Man
- Dr. Wily -
|List of Special Weapons|
|Shadow Blade • Plant Barrier • Gyro Attack • Centaur Arrow • Bubble Lead • Atomic Fire|
Rolling Cutter • Power Stone • Noise Crush • Thunder Beam • Dive Missile • Slash Claw
Super Arm • Pharaoh Wave • Air Shooter • Quick Boomerang • Gemini Laser • Napalm Bomb
|Rush • Beat • Treble|