Claidheamh Mòr

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This article is about the Claidheamh Mòr itself. For other uses, 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 (Icon external link wav.png/'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 50% increased melee range and 75% slower deploy/holster speeds, and cannot roll for random critical hits. However, the Claidheamh Mòr does not collect heads from decapitated victims and makes the user 15% more vulnerable to all damage sources when active. Killing an enemy with this weapon instantly refills 25% of their charge meter. Additionally, this weapon increases the charge duration by half a second, but has to be the active weapon when charging to receive the duration bonus; switching to the Claidheamh Mòr during a charge does not grant the duration bonus. This increased duration does not change the distance required to activate the shield's mini-crit and critical damage bonus, it simply extends the window of opportunity to use the bonus.

Taunting with the Claidheamh Mòr equipped results in the Barbarian Swing 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
Base damage 100% 65
Critical 195
Mini-crit 88
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


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

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

Decapitate 50 enemy players.

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

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

Shorn Connery
Shorn Connery
Decapitate a cloaked Spy.
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.

Update history

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)
  • 'The Claidheamohmor'(sic) 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)

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

April 15, 2011 Patch

  • Changed attribute:
    • [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 Barbarian Swing taunt.

December 21, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed missing forces for Demoman swords.

November 12, 2013 Patch

December 22, 2014 Patch (Smissmas 2014)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Added +25% Demo Charge meter on charge kill.

March 12, 2015 Patch

July 2, 2015 Patch #1 (Gun Mettle Update)

  • Updated description to better detail the weapon's features.
  • Changed attribute:
    • Changed 25 charge on charge kill to 25 charge on melee kill.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Increased deploy and holster time penalty.
    • Removed charge duration bonus.
    • Now restores 25 health on kill.
    • Removed health penalty.
    • Now increases damage taken while active by 15%.

October 20, 2017 Patch #1 (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Removed +25 health on kill attribute.
    • Readded 0.5 second increase in charge duration.

December 21, 2017 Patch (Smissmas 2017)


  • Getting a taunt kill with the Claidheamh Mòr does not refill the charge meter.


  • 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.


  • Default first-person view
  • Festivized first-person view
  • Other

See also