Sensing ability
Sensing Ability
Teresa deflecting Noel


Defensive, offensive


Ability enabled by sensing baseline



Associated baseline


First appearance

Scene 12, Anime Scene 7

  • Sensing ability ↓
    • Alignment link Alignment
    • Fast Development link Fast Development
    • Preemptive Sensing link Preemptive Sensing
    • Versatility link Versatility
    • Wide Area Sensing link Wide Area Sensing
    • Yoma Energy Control link Yoma Power Control


Unnamed by characters.



Sensing baseline enables ability.

Often confused with "perception" in translations.

Sensing is detection of "raw" data by sensory receptors—visual, hearing, touch, smell and taste.

Perception is understanding sensory data, a mental process. See Sensation versus Perception.

Versus other abilitiesEdit

Sensation versus perceptionEdit

Priscilla's sensing baseline is A+, her mental is C.

Most Claymore warriors, even if they detect (sense) Teresa's flesh in Clare, they only perceive Clare.

In anime, Priscilla senses Teresa in Clare, but then perceives Teresa, due to Priscilla's low Mental baseline.


First allusion by village chief (Scene 2).

Names of abilities appear only in Yoma War Record.


Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

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