Viscous Strike
Viscous Strike
Elena submits to death

VIZ Media name




Original name

堅守迎撃[1] Kenshu Geigeki Speaker (Viscous Strike)




Disability to strike.





Associated technique



I never thought I'd end up like this before you did.[3]

First appearance

Scene 4, Anime Scene 2


Unofficial translation. 堅守 derives ultimately from the Chinese for "cohesive and sticky," "viscous." 堅守迎撃 can also be translated as "adhesive strike," emphasizing her inability to move quickly as if being stuck in place.

Elena's datasheet names ability in Yoma War Record I.[4] The manga and anime describe only.


Typical Yagi paradox—less of an ability and more of a disability to attack. 堅守迎撃 suggests Elena's motion akin to moving through glue or other thick, sticky substance—or being stuck in place.

Low baseline in all categories—especially mental—results in no associated technique.[5]


Clare receives a black card from Elena, via Rubel.[6] Clare and Raki journey to Mount Shire, where Elena awaits. The two speak about their past. Elena was Clare's only friend during their school days together. Elena graduated after Clare, yet began awakening even before Clare.[7]

Despite Raki's protests, Clare euthanizes Elena.[8]

Claymore Clare versus Viscous Strike00:35

Claymore Clare versus Viscous Strike

Slow motion of Elena


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 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 515
  2. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 515
  3. Claymore 1, Scene 4, p. 177
  4. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 515
  5. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 515
  6. Claymore 1, Scene 4, p. 161; Claymore, Anime Scene 2
  7. Claymore 1, Scene 4, pp. 174–177; Claymore, Anime Scene 2
  8. Claymore 1, Scene 4, pp. 179–181; Claymore, Anime Scene 2

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