Spectral claw was an arcane magic spell used by sorcerers to create a claw of force that could immobilize and harm an opponent.[2]


This spell brought forth a claw made of pure force, similar to the various Bigby's hand spells, and could be described as a combination of Bigby's grasping hand and Bigby's crushing hand. Spectral claw could grab a creature and hold it immobile, doing damage to its target on a successful grab. Sorcerers who tapped into the Elemental Chaos for their power had a chance to push their target similar to Bigby's forceful hand.[2]

This spell required a few minutes rest in between castings.[2]


  1. Rob Heinsoo, Mike Mearls, Robert Schwalb (2009-01-26). “The Sorcerer, Levels 1-3”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #371 (Wizards of the Coast).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jeremy Crawford, Mike Mearls, James Wyatt (March 2009). Player's Handbook 2. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 141. ISBN 0-7869-5016-4.