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Alias None
Gender Male
Symbol Unknown
Rank 3 (Former)
Type Offensive
Technique(s) Unknown
Status Dead (Awakened/Dead) (Killed by Priscilla)
Affiliation Riful (Partner)
The Organization (Former)
Family Unknown
Hometown Unknown
Manga Chapter 42
Anime Episode 15
Voice Actors
Japanese Kenji Hamada
English Chris Ayres

Dauf is Claymore No. 3 of Isley's generation.


"Dauf" is an interpretation of the Japanese "ダフ," transliterated as "dafu."


Dauf in his human form appears as a large, muscular man with short blond hair and a beer belly stomach.

As a Claymore Warrior, Dauf looks more athletic and wears the standard male uniform.

Image Gallery[]


Dauf seems to be misanthropic and disrespectful to others' lives, not objecting to helping his lover, Riful, torture Claymores into Awakening. He is also very protective of Riful, but is excessively dependent on her and is terrified of her leaving him. In battle, his lack of intelligence forces him to require assistance from Riful. Dauf isn't easy to get along with, as shown when as former male Claymore in his generation noted that Dauf was never on good terms with Isley or Rigardo and was killed after he made that comment.


In Dauf's Awakened form, he is a large humanoid with great strength and tough armor. He can fire and generate large rods from his hands/fingers, arms, back and mouth as projectiles.[1] Dauf can mold and manipulate the shape of these rods in order to form them into chains, spears and rods.[2]

Dauf can adjust the size of his Awakened form as needed: when testing the Awakened Katea Dauf is only slightly larger than an ordinary person[2], but when fighting Clare Dauf towers over her.[1]

In his Awakened Form, Dauf's hide possess incredibly tough armor like patches of skin that protects his body, with these patches having been shown to be durable enough to easily deflect normal attacks by the Claymore used by Warriors. However despite his armor, its been noted by Galatea that there are cracks in his armor and parts of his body that are not protected by his hard skin.[3] Further, especially powerful attacks such as Jean's Drill Sword[4] or the blades of Alicia's Awakened Form[5] are capable of penetrating Dauf's armor.

Dauf is not particularly fast for an Awakened Being: he is outrun by a weakened Renee[6] and seems to be slower than Clare and Galatea during their fight.[7]

For all his physical prowess, Dauf has limited intelligence. He relies on Riful for planning and decision-making. For example, Dauf is unable to figure out Galatea's ability to manipulate his Yoki until Riful gives him advice.[8] Riful regularly berates Dauf for his stupidity.[3]

Organization Rating[]

Duff Organization rating

Dauf's Organization Rating

From Claymore Databook 2, as Awakened Being.

  • Yoki: SSS+
  • Agility: S
  • Strength: SSS+
  • Invulnerability: SSS
  • Intelligence: C


First Encounter with Clare[]


Dauf as an Awakened Being

Dauf is first seen torturing Claymores, under Riful's supervision, to make them Awakened Beings. Jean's team is captured, but one Claymore escapes to Hanel, telling Clare what happened before dying.[9]

Meanwhile, Katea Awakens, but when Dauf tests Katea's power, he finds her too weak. Riful orders her destroyed.

Drill Sword (anime)

Dauf senses Clare's arrival. Riful orders Dauf to kill the intruder. Upstairs, a fight begins between Dauf and Clare. Clare is captured. Galatea arrives and through her Yoki control, makes Dauf release Clare. She catches Clare and tries to leave, but Dauf caves-in the entrance. Galatea orders Clare to retrieve Jean, while she holds off Dauf.[10]

The three Claymores eventually defeat him, Jean hitting Dauf with her "Drill Sword," which cuts a gaping hole in his chest. Riful rescues Dauf, but allows the Claymores to go free.[11]


In the western region of Lautrec, Riful and Dauf meet twelve Awakened Beings of Isley's army, and they proceed kill all of them. The pair go to the southern region of Mucha, but they arrive too late to support Luciela. Isley has already defeated Luciela, who is later killed by Rafaela. Riful and Dauf confront Isley and Priscilla, but when Riful senses Priscilla's Yoki, she realizes that Isley tricked her. Despite Dauf's protests, Riful retreats; however, she does manage to recover the merged body of Luciela and Rafaela.

Seven Years Later[]

Dauf Infect

Dauf Infected Awakened Form

New Project[]

Dauf helps Riful with her new project. Instead of Awakening Claymores, Riful is searching for one who can Awaken the merged Luciela-Rafaela being. She captures Renee, removing her legs and an arm to immobilize her, and when Renee is given permission to heal her legs in order to try and focus on manipulating the being's Yoki, Dauf threatens to kill her should she try to trick them and escape.[12][13]

Outside Riful's Second Hideout, Dauf meets Clare again, together with Cynthia and Yuma. He catches Yuma by her leg, but Clare cuts it off, and the Claymores escape. While Cynthia heals Yuma, Clare follows Dauf back inside the castle, starting a new fight.[14]

The fight upstairs distracts Riful, which allows Renee to take her Yoki-suppressant pill and escape. While Riful and Dauf are preoccupied, Clare reenters the castle and finds the merged Luciela-Rafaela. Clare enters the mind of the merged entity, and it Awakens.

The Destroyer[]

A few kilometers away, Riful and Dauf watch The Destroyer burst from the castle and rise sky-high. Dauf advises Riful not to fight the entity, but the pair are confronted by the Abyss Feeders, then Alicia and Beth.[15][16] During the three-way battle, the Destroyer fires its Parasitic Rods, hitting all three parties.

In the confusion Riful retreats, dragging along Dauf, but the Abyss Feeders resume their attack on Riful. Meanwhile, Alicia and Beth are fighting Priscilla. After Priscilla kills both Alicia and Beth, she attacks Riful and Dauf. Riful is eaten and Dauf is gutted, but Dauf manages to survive and gives in to infection of Parasitic Rods, allowing him to regenerate at the cost of his consciousness.

Dauf pursues Priscilla as she pursues Deneve, Helen, and Clare. He catches up with Priscilla and begins to pummel her while clutching Riful's corpse, lost in rage but no longer aware even why he is angry. Priscilla destroys his right arm followed by his left, which both regenerate due to the Parasitic Rods. However, when Priscilla regains her memory halfway through the fight, she promptly and handily kills Dauf.[17]




Riful and Dauf

Consort of Riful of the West, Dauf appears infatuated with Riful. Riful does admit that she is not proud of Dauf to Galatea and Clare. Riful dominates Dauf. He appears afraid Riful will leave him. However, Riful says that Dauf is the only one who can "accept her without breaking."

However despite the dynamics of their relationship, its shown that Dauf and Riful do truly care for each other and have shown that they would die for each other in critical situations and showed active concern for each other's well being when they were injured fighting off the Abyss Feeder, Alicia, Beth and The Destroyer.


Isley, Dauf and Rigardo as Claymores.

Isley and Rigardo[]

During the first generation of Claymores, Dauf, Rigardo and Isley competed with each other. While Rigardo remained by Isley's side, Dauf joined Riful.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Claymore manga chapter 43
  2. 2.0 2.1 Claymore manga chapter 42
  3. 3.0 3.1 Claymore manga chapter 44
  4. Claymore manga chapter 48
  5. Claymore manga chapter 94
  6. Claymore manga chapter 91
  7. Claymore manga chapter 46
  8. Claymore manga chapter 45
  9. Claymore Manga: Chapter 41
  10. Claymore Manga: Chapter 44
  11. Claymore Manga: Chapter 49
  12. Claymore Manga: Chapter 81
  13. Claymore Manga: Chapter 82
  14. Claymore Manga: Chapter 91
  15. Claymore Manga: Chapter 93
  16. Claymore Manga: Chapter 94
  17. Claymore Manga: Chapter 102
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List of Claymores
Clarice's Time Alicia (No. 1) • Beth (No. 2) • Audrey (No. 3) • Miata (No. 4) • Rachel (No. 5) • Renee (No. 6) • Anastasia (No. 7) • Dietrich (No. 8) • Nina (No. 9) • Raftela (No. 10) • Violet (No. 11) • Abigail (No. 12) • Letitia (No. 13) • Lina (No. 14) • Nike (No. 15) Tesla (No. 16) • Clarissa (No. 17) • Dominique (No. 19) • Noma (No. 22) • Minerva (No. 24) • unknown (No. 28) • Unknown (No. 35) • Unknown (No. 42) • Clarice (No. 47) • Phina (No. 31 or 38) • Keira (No. 31 or 38)
Clare's Time Alicia (No. 1) • Beth (No. 2) • Galatea (No. 3) • Ophelia (No. 4) • Rafaela (No. 5) • Miria (No. 6) • Eva (No. 7) • Flora (No. 8) • Jean (No. 9) • Undine (No. 11) • Veronica (No. 13) • Cynthia (No. 14) • Deneve (No. 15) • Eliza (No. 17) • Lily (No. 18) • Queenie (No. 20) • Helen (No. 22) • Zelda (No. 24) • Emelia (No. 27) • Wendy (No. 30) • Tabitha (No. 31) • Katea (No. 32) • Pamela (No. 35) • Claudia (No. 36) • Natalie (No. 37) • Karla (No. 39) • Yuma (No. 40) • Matilda (No. 41) • Juliana (No. 43) • Diana (No. 44) • Elena (No. 46) • Clare (No. 47) • Unnamed (No. ???) • Raquel (No. ???) • Kate (No. ???) • Lucia (No. ???) • Undine's Friend (No. ???)
Teresa's Time Teresa (No. 1) • Rosemary (No. 2) • Priscilla (No. 2) • Irene (No. 3) • Sophia (No. 4) • Noel (No. 5) • Elda (No. 6)
Rosemary's Time Rosemary (No. 1) • Teresa (No. 2)
Hysteria's Time Hysteria (No. 1) • Europa (No. 3) • Rosemary (No. 4) • Teresa (No. ???)
Luciela's Time Luciela (No. 1) • Rafaela (No. 2)
Roxannes's Time Roxanne (No. 1)
Cassandra's Time Cassandra (No. 1) • Roxanne (No. 3) • Elizabeth (No. 5) • Neideen (No. 9) • Uranus (No. 31) • Cassandra's Friend (No. 35)
Riful's Time Riful (No. 1)
Male Generation Isley (No. 1) • Rigardo (No. 2) • Dauf (No. 3) • Chronos (No. 4) • Lars (No. 6)
Unknown Generation Licht (No. 1) • Chloe (No. 1) • Sistina (No. 1) • Lutecia (No. 1) • Octavia (No. 2) • Agatha (No. 2) • Former Single-digit