Claidheamh Mòr

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This article is about the Claidheamh Mòr itself. For other uses of the name, see Claymore (disambiguation).
Right about now you must be wondering how in God's name you're supposed to pronounce Claidheamohmor(sic). The answer: you don't! If you're remotely near one you'll be dead long before you're done injuring your vocal chords anyway!
Claidheamh Mòr publicity blurb

The Claidheamh Mòr (/'kʰlɪʝɛv moːɾ/ cly-uv more), or (/'kʰlɪʝɛu moːɾ/ cly-eau more) is a community-created melee weapon for the Demoman. It is a Zweihänder augmented with a crossguard with side rings and a green and team-colored tartan wrapped around the grip. The blade is splattered with blood.

Similar to the Eyelander, this weapon has a large melee range and cannot roll for random critical hits. However, the Claidheamh Mòr only decreases its wielder's health by 15. It also will not collect heads from decapitated victims, and as such, killing enemies with the Claidheamh Mòr will not increase health or speed. When equipped with the Chargin' Targe or Splendid Screen, the sword will allow the Demoman to charge for an additional 0.5 seconds, effectively increasing the length and duration of the charge. This does not change the length of time needed to charge to gain mini-crits and full crits during a charge; the extra half second simply extends the guaranteed critical hit window of opportunity.

Taunting with the Claidheamh Mòr equipped will perform the Decapitation kill taunt.

The weapon was originally created for the Fancy vs. Nasty Update as a replacement for the Eyelander, and has since been officially added to the game.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Bottle
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 65
Point blank 55-75
Critical 195
Mini-crit 75-101
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Chargin' Targe Homewrecker Claidheamh Mòr
Item icon Chargin' Targe.png + Item icon Homewrecker.png = Item icon Claidheamh Mòr.png
Class Token - Demoman Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Demoman.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Eyelander.png Item icon Scotsman's Skullcutter.png Item icon Ullapool Caber.png Item icon Claidheamh Mòr.png
Item icon Pain Train.png Item icon Half-Zatoichi.png Item icon Persian Persuader.png Item icon Nessie's Nine Iron.png
Item icon Scottish Handshake.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png
Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

Related achievements

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

Brainspotting
Brainspotting
Decapitate 50 enemy players.


Left 4 Heads
Left 4 Heads
Decapitate 4 players with only 10 seconds between each kill.


Shorn Connery
Shorn Connery
Decapitate a cloaked Spy.


Beat Me Up, Scotty
Beat Me Up, Scotty
Use a critical swing with the Eyelander to kill 5 enemy players.
Slammy Slayvis Woundya
Slammy Slayvis Woundya
Decapitate an enemy Soldier who is brandishing the Equalizer.


The Scottish Play
The Scottish Play
Get a melee kill while sticky jumping.


There Can Be Only One
There Can Be Only One
Decapitate your nemesis.


Scotch Tap
Scotch Tap
Glory in the slaughter of your enemies using the Eyelander.

Update history

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)
  • The Claidheamh Mòr was added to the game.

December 21, 2010 Patch

  • Changed the name from Claidheamohmor to the proper Gaelic spelling Claidheamh Mòr "to the joy of our Celtic players".
  • The Claidheamh Mòr was added to the Mann Co. Store, made craftable, and included in random drops.

January 7, 2011 Patch

  • The Claidheamh Mòr was given a unique kill icon.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed melee attacks not destroying remote detonation pipes (Stickybombs).

April 14, 2011 Patch (Hatless Update)

  • Replaced the no-crit attribute with -25% damage.

April 15, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Replaced the -25% damage attribute with no-crit.

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added community contributed response rules to this weapon.
  • [Undocumented] The Claidheamh Mòr was assigned the Decapitation taunt.

December 21, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed missing forces for Demoman swords.

November 12, 2013 Patch

Trivia

  • Claidheamh Mòr is the Scottish Gaelic form of Claymore, meaning "great/big sword" (literally translated to "sword big").
  • Although it is named after the Scottish Claymore sword, it appears to be more closely modeled after a Swiss or German Zweihänder with parrierhaken guards above the ricasso.

Gallery

See also