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Technical skill (scanlation)

Original name

技能[1] Ginō (pronounced gee-no)


Defensive, offensive, special


Technique originally derived from innate ability. Transferable to other warriors




Claymore warriors


In short, a technique where one arm goes berserk with full Yoma power, and the rest of the body strives with all its might to control it.[2]

First appearance

Scene 12, Anime Scene 5

  • Technique (learned) ↓
    • Yoma Power Technique link Yoma power technique
    • Agile Technique link Agile technique
    • Strength Technique link Strength technique
    • Mental Technique link Mental technique
    • Sensing Technique link Sensing technique


Unofficial translation. 技能 translates as "technique," from French, derived from Greek tekhnikos (of art).



  1. Yoma power technique
  2. Agile technique
  3. Strength technique
  4. Mental technique
  5. Sensing technique

Technique versus abilityEdit

Technique follows talent—talent shapes technique. Talent: innate ability. Technique: skill or learned ability.

Often confused with each other.

While innate ability usually cannot be transferred from one warrior to another (Ilena's arm being an exception),[3] technique can.

A technique, once established, can be learned by a different type of warrior, with different baselines and ability.


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.

  1. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 506
  2. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 118
  3. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 506

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